• trainin and tactics

    Cross Check

    by  • August 15, 2009 • advert, norcal scene, trainin and tactics • 0 Comments

    REMINDER: USE #CALCUP OR #HELLYER TAG FOR POSTING NORCAL RESULTS Even though I promote the track i actually like to race cross.  I dunno why – the season is short, the races are closer, the weather is sunny and temperate – with a dash of mud, each race series (and race) has a different...

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    Summer Camp for Cycle Geeks

    by  • June 1, 2009 • trainin and tactics • 1 Comment

    (Mike handed me a set of keys for the NorCal car, so I’m gonna try to back it out the driveway without knocking over the trash cans…spot me, OK???) Been hearing too many reports about crashes and squirrelly moves on the race course lately, so thought the following that came across courtesy of Bicycle...

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    by  • December 29, 2008 • trainin and tactics • 6 Comments

    longtime sufferers of the hernando-blather will call me out on this one ~- – -Mind’ervals The lunch workout can be such a bitch, especially when fatigue is setting in, or maybe breakfast wasn’t anything but caffeinated chocolate ~ or maybe the nite before saw one or three too many margaritas.or worst of all, perhaps...

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    content on the cheap ~

    by  • March 28, 2008 • trainin and tactics • 14 Comments

    - – - TIPS FOR HOLDING POSITION IN THE PACK No doubt about it – holding position in a pack is definitely one of the more advanced skills we can learn in bike racing. It’s difficult and takes quite a lot of concentration and … sometimes … effort. But, the more you practice and...

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    yeah … thanks for that, coach

    by  • March 26, 2008 • trainin and tactics • 5 Comments

    Conversation ~ 20′something rider: “are you doing intervals?” vanderpoop: “yes, i hate myself” - – - Scene ~ the campus hill, exposed … but softly. warm breezes accompanying trees doing their windy waves and ocean vistas twinkling ‘hi’ at all the hikers passing above and below. bottom of the little hill, turning to start...

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    props to the new upgrade system

    by  • February 22, 2008 • trainin and tactics • 10 Comments

    no idea if the math will work out … but, i’m psyched to see an attempt by USAC to allow races with smaller field sizes count in upgrade negotiations. sound reasoning is always the goal, at least according to my handbook. - – - ToC TIME TRIAL championships of the bubble-verse … i can’t...

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    Very interesting …

    by  • January 29, 2008 • trainin and tactics • 6 Comments

    Zinn writes up about a bit of research presented by some egghead biker riders. pretty cool stuff and i pulled out a couple scans ~ - – - “The upshot of his research skewered two rather sacred beliefs of cycling fitters. One of his conclusions is that floating pedals do not reduce the rotational...

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