Coaches corner – Edmonton Cycling
By: Zdenko Kahlina
Tune up and start slowly after a long winter off the roads
It’s been a long winter, the sun is out, and your thoughts turn to cycling with your buddies (you don’t want to be embarrassed about your performance), maybe a summer cycling adventure you have been planning, or maybe that century ride “personal best”.
By: Jason Sumner
Pro Tips: Tom Zirbel on Training Indoors
Training indoors… Sadly for most cyclists it’s a necessary evil this time of year. But indoor trainer time doesn’t have to be a mind-numbing, soul-crushing experience. Indeed, riding the trainer can actually be a great way to get some serious on-bike work done in a relatively short amount of time. And hey, you can catch up on your favorite reality TV shows. Keeping Up With The Kardashians, anyone?
Source: Cyclingnews.com, by James Huang
This article originally appeared on BikeRadar.
Most companies have a ‘halo’ bike, but only a handful can afford them. We’ve all seen or read about them at this point, and some have even been lucky enough to ride (or better yet, own) one: those ultra-premium ‘halo’ bikes that are cycling’s equivalent of that old Lamborghini Countach poster on your childhood wall.
Source: The Wheeler; words: Bill Frew
Gippsland cyclist and author Bill Frew recalls his sometimes embarrassing but typical induction into club racing.
When I survey my wonderful bike, leaning against the shed wall, I am always impressed by how potent it looks. I know it was made in a Taiwanese factory and is not the latest model, but you can see that it’s all about speed. My legs are well-trained, but I have never pushed this machine to the limit.
By Simon Hayes
Tips for Staying in the Bunch
I guess we all know the feeling. That critical moment when the wheel in front of you hits the point where you know you’re not going to get it back. It can be a hideous feeling. Your lungs are burning, your legs are burning and quite possibly, your mind is burning as well.
Source: PEZ Cycling News, By: Richard Pestes
SRAM RED 2012: Pez’s First Ride!
The big news in group sets right now is SRAM’s all new 2012 RED gruppo – every piece has been redesigned, it’s even lighter than before, and works better than ever. I rode it at the Tour of Flanders cyclosportif in late March and after 6 hours 36 minutes, here’s what I can tell you…
Story and photos by: James Huang
This article was originally published on BikeRadar
A look at the WorldTour support network.
Inside the team buses at pro race Paris-Roubaix in 2012. Paris-Roubaix is fought over by the riders on the road but there’s also a tremendous support network in place to keep the massive machine that is WorldTour-level bicycle racing rolling along. From team buses and trucks to mechanics, soigneurs and fans, check out our image gallery for a look at what goes on behind the scenes at the world’s greatest one-day road race.
By Bicycling Magazine
Bicycling’s 50 Golden Rules
Cyclists are innovators, constantly hunting for an edge. Over the last half-century, we’ve tried thousands of methods to become stronger, faster, and smarter on a bike—many of which have been discarded through the years. These have endured.
By: Team Sky on Facebook
Future Proof: How the Common Bike is Poised for a High-Tech Reinvention
Three remarkable innovations are transforming the mechanics of the common bicycle. In fact, these new technologies may be the most significant developments in bike engineering since the original “safety” bicycle was invented at the end of the 19th century. Is your current two-wheeler even worth keeping? The following report should make you wonder.
That Have Nothing to Do With a Sexy Bod
By: John Wesley
The greatest challenge in developing a permanent exercise habit is finding motivation that lasts. It’s easy to get to the gym when you’re preparing for that big beach vacation or want to look great for your high school reunion. But what about the rest of the time?
By: Zdenko Kahlina
Bikes used at this year’s Giro d’Italia
I thought it would be interesting to show you bikes used at this year Giro d’Italia. I put together a gallery of the bikes currently in use at the Giro d’Italia. We’ll keep adding bikes throughout the race, so check back often to see more pictures of these awesome machines.
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