• Does a Quality Warm-Up Make you Faster on The Bike?

    by  • July 8, 2015

    Should you warm up on the bike?

    Light spin, race-pace sprints, or cold turkey straight to the line?  Everyone has a different take on the best pre-race warm-up.  Our goal is to better understand the performance implications and physiological mechanisms of a quality warm-up.  We’ll start with performance.

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    Van Houweling sets Hour Record of 46,088m

    by  • July 5, 2015

    Molly Van Houweling (Metromint Cycling) set a new American Hour record of 46,088m at the Velodromo Bicentenaro in Aguascalientes, Mexico on Friday evening. Her record also qualifies as a Master’s 40-44 UCI World Best Performance. It is now the somewhat confusing case that Van Houweling’s record exceeds the current world record of 46,065m (known...

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    Nevada City Classic – supporting Women’s Racing! REG NOW!!

    by  • June 5, 2015

    Hello NorCal Friends! The promoter of the Nevada City Classic, Duane Strawser, has put together a great package to support and encourage women to race this year’s Nevada City Classic.  And what a classic it is!  If you haven’t ever raced this beautiful event – do it this year! From the Promoter: * INCREASED...

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    Hellyer Velodrome JAKROO National Championship Training Program

    by  • June 2, 2015

    Hello NorCal racers! Time to think about track! We have a super introduction to track racing through our Team Pursuit training and racing. Who knows, you might get into it and want to do some pack racing too! BENEFITS of Track Training/Racing: 1. Increase Acceleration 2. Increase top-end speed 3. Increase bike handling skills...

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    Manali-Khardungla Part 1:Race to the Top of the World

    by  • May 31, 2015


    Authors Note:  Flandria and her husband have moved from Nepal to Ladakh, India.  They are both training for the Manali-Khardungla Cycling Championship that will take place in Ladakh, India starting July 25 through August 4.  Flandria is also covering the 8-days adventure mountain bike stage race.  Now residing in Leh for two months, she will...

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    Full Day for the Mariposa Women’s Stage Race

    by  • May 16, 2015


    16 May 2015 Groveland Hillclimb – Music to the Ears Another spectacular day greeted competitors for this morning’s second stage of the 18th Mariposa Women’s Stage Race. The Groveland Hillclimb wends its way up from the graffiti-encrusted Wards Ferry Bridge. The climb is 640m (2,100′) over 11.1km (6.9 miles) along Wards Ferry and Deer...

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    Mariposa Women Underway at Basso Bridge

    by  • May 15, 2015


    15 May 2015 With the Women’s Tour of California complete, it is time for another unique competition and the 18th Mariposa Women’s Stage Race. Forty staunch and committed women started today’s first stage: the Basso Bridge Time Trial. The forecasted threat of thunder with a slight chance of rain never materialized; the day saw...

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