Straighten Up and Fly Right - Tips on How to Improve Your Descending Skills
For many cyclists, the hardest part of their ride can be a long, leg burning ascent up a beautiful climb such as Lookout Mountain. However, the most challenging part is often the long, twisty descent that accompanies that climb. Becoming more confident in your descending skills can make the ride less hair-raising, more enjoyable and safer. Here are some tips on how to become a better cyclist when the road slopes...[ read full article ]
In the current state of endurance training and technology, data is a major factor to assist with performance improvements. For future analysis of performance gains, a coach should consider getting a starting point or baseline of the client. The information gathered can set the tone for where to focus the bulk of heart rate and/or power training. Having an understanding of the physiology of the body assists the coach in prescribing quality work over quantity. It also provides a platform to discuss human physiology, which forms a foundation of education between coach and client. This gives the athlete a thoughtful direction when following a prescribed workout...[ read full article ]
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Did you know that members of the Optimize Endurance Services / BikeSource team are required to fulfill at least 10 hours of community service each year?
Recently, our team members spent the day working at the Mount Saint Vincent Home, an organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected kids. Our members worked hard tuning up their kid's bikes to help them get back on the road and back on the path to healing.
Have a volunteer opportunity for us or interested in what we have coming up? Contact us
OES Coach-Led Training Rides
Summer '12 ride calendar for training rides. Alternating Saturdays at 8am/Sundays at 1pm, 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.
In addition to the usual team rides, feel free to join OES on any of our event practice rides. These rides are led by an OES coach and will include short discussions about preparing for each event. Bring your questions!
-May 12th (Saturday) Road-Elephant Rock Training Ride
-May 26th (Saturday) Road-Denver Century Ride Practice
-June 17th (Sunday) Road-Triple Bypass Practice Ride #1
-June 24th (Sunday) Road-Triple Bypass Practice Ride #2 Please contact us for more information.
-July 1st (Sunday) Road-Triple Bypass Practice Ride #3