| Pre-Event Warm-Up Strategies for Cyclists
With the season of events for cyclists in Colorado underway, I thought it would be good to present some strategies for preparation. Nutrition, equipment, trip planning, knowledge of the course and warm-up are a few of the items on the top of the list. Each one of the listed items is an important discussion and to focus on one will also involve points about the others. In this article I will discuss the warm-up strategies I have found to work well. From these general suggestions a more individual approach can and should be designed.
Everyone has heard the term 'warm-up' and although it has broad meaning, it can be very specific for the type of event. Finding the warm-up that is correct for a specific event can increase one's ability...[read full article]
| Denver Century Ride and Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival
Coach Adam Fivehouse has teamed up with the DCR and RMBF to assist with coaching plans, practice rides (one more on the 4th!) and free clinics on the 11th and 12th of June. Come out and take in this great match up of events and join Adam in some continuing education, always a great things to learn.
Optimize Endurance Services presents:
11am - Bike Fit w/ Full Cycle
1pm - Coaching for the Recreational Rider
2pm - Physiology of Training
4pm - Using Technology & the Internet for Training
| Denver Triathlon
Coach Kim Boere has teamed up with this new event. Check out the unique venue and plans.
The Denver Triathlon is Denver's first urban triathlon. Test your talents against the Mile High City. The swim will take place at Sloan's Lake. The bike will carry athletes down historic Colfax Ave before ending at transition two, staged outside of Invesco Field at Mile high Stadium where the run heads north up the South Platte River Trail before returning to Mile High Stadium for an amazing finish line and post race celebration!
Make the best of it with a training plan built for the event. The 2011 Inaugural Denver Triathlon training plans for purchase are designed to guide anyone from a relatively new triathlete to the experienced in completing the sprint or Olympic distances.
| Mountain R.A.T.S. MTB Camp
It's the ultimate Mountain Bike skills adventure. Four days of jaw dropping views, lung burning ascents, aspen dotted hillsides and carefree ridge riding. You will be coached for four days on the many skills that make up mountain biking while your gear is safely transported each day and your meals are provided for you. Because its lead by seasoned USA Cycling Coach, Rob Lockey, you'll come away with new skills to apply to recreational riding as well as racing. It's like a skills clinic summer camp for adults. Riders can check in Thursday morning and arrive home by Sunday night in time for work on Monday morning.
July 28-31, 2011 Keystone, CO Get More Information
| Triple Bypass Practice rides
The point of these rides will be to get you familiar with the course, log some hours in the saddle (preparation for July 9th & 10th), meet some other riders, and enjoy the views while you practice, practice, practice.
Be prepared for any kind of weather and bring plenty of everything including tubes, tools, patches, water and food. I will provide a First Aid kit (a few more can't hurt). These rides will be under our own support
View a flyer with maps/links for all the practice routes
Join OES for training rides
-June 4th (Saturday)
Denver Century Ride #3
-June 4th (Saturday)
Triple Bypass Westbound #1
-June 5th (Sunday)
Triple Bypass Eastbound #1
-June 18th (Saturday)
Triple Bypass Westbound #2
-June 19th (Sunday)
Triple Bypass Eastbound #2
-June 25th (Saturday)
Triple Bypass Westbound #3
-June 26th (Sunday)
Triple Bypass Eastbound #3
View a flyer
with maps/links for all the Triple Bypass rides
Please join us and bring your friends. Alternate ride will be posted if weather interferes so be sure to check the website prior to joining us.
Please contact us for more information.
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