| 'Cross Training: Preparing for Cyclocross Season
With temperatures continuing to hover in the 90s, it's hard to imagine that the Colorado road racing season is nearing its end. For some, this means a transition away from the rigors of structured training and racing and some well needed rest. But, for an ever increasing group of die-hards, the slow creep towards fall and winter means only one thing, cyclo-cross. 'Cross offers a welcomed change of pace from countless hours spent staring at asphalt and allows those competitive juices to keep flowing for a few more months. So with 'cross season rapidly approaching, here are a few pointers to get you headed in the right direction...[ read full article ]
| Nutrition Basics
As a coach, the questions I'm asked most (other than "How do I get faster at X") revolve around nutrition. Some questions revolve around weight loss but most often folks just want to know what to eat in order to be stronger on the bike and avoid the dreaded "bonk". Often the answers boil down to what, when and how much you should be eating both on and off the bike.
The Basics - Let's start with a little bit of physiology. At very low exercise intensities the human body is a fat burning machine. We can exercise at these easy levels for very long periods of time because of an almost endless supply of energy from fat. Even in very lean individuals there can be over 50,000 calories available of stored fat in the body...[ read full article ]
| 2012 OES/BikeSource MTB Team Information
September is membership drive and renewal month for OES/BS. 2012 will be the team's 5th year.
Check out the 2012 Flyer for all the details.
Deadline to join is October 5th 2011. Plan to attend a informational meeting being held at the SW BikeSource store (Wadsworth/Belleview) 6-8pm on the 5th of October (final night to join). Sizing for the team kit will be available as well as a presentation on how the team works. Below are some of the larger points of membership.
- No race minimums
- Team rides
- Communication hub
- Results tracking via OES website and Facebook
Please RSVP if your interested in attending and joining.
Join OES for training rides
Fall/Winter '11 ride calendar for OES/BS team rides has been set in motion. Plan to come out and join us as we get back into training together on the weekends. Alternating Sun/Sat at 10am, most rides will be in the 2-4 hour range and a mix of MTB/Road/CX depending on weather. Rides are set up to be 'No Drop' meaning that the group is brought back together at major course changes.
- September 18th (Sunday) MTB Buffalo Creek from Pine Valley
-September 24th (Saturday) TBD Please check back
-October 2nd (Sunday) TBD Please check back
-October 8th (Saturday) MTB Kenosha Pass
Please contact us for more information.