Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tactical and Technical Development

This message is brought to you by Denis and Black Fly Racing’s Bike Fitting and Racing Tactics Development Squad.

Do you suffer from lower back or knee pain while on the bike?

Does your neck or shoulders, arms and hands get sore even after an easy ride?

Do you wish your legs could produce power more efficiently?

Would you like to learn how pace lines and echelons are formed, and how easy it is to maintain high speeds without wasting valuable wattage or power?

If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of the questions above, then the Bike Fitting and Racing Tactics Development Squad can help. Our intensive bike fitting sessions can identify probable causes for soreness, pain and insufficient pedaling power; and various racing tactics can be taught to prepare any rider for personal success on their next race.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Two choices at the Rouge: winding fire road or billy-goat up the side


Spring time is their time.

An upcoming bike season always makes me think about how brutal and lung-busting the first few hills of the season always are.
Gasping, burning, seizing, and barfing are all likely.

Everyone's got their own hill. The hill that gets in your head days before you're even at the bottom. Who's already thinking about the Paris-Ancaster finish? Albion's Wall? Durham's Sneaky Valley?
Brimley for the roadie in you?

One of my favourites and most hated is the winding fire road at the Rouge (above). It never fails to kick my ass and with spring around the corner...bring on the gasping, burning, seizing, and barfing!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Much needed

Today was a gorgeous day. 4 degrees and sunny in the middle of winter. A long winter. A very long winter. Let's see, since mid November it's been consistently cold with lots of snow in Ontario, preventing us from exercising outside and getting in some much needed km's. Today, Stitt and I headed out to Toronto's Leslie Spit for a ride along the car-free roads and we enjoyed every minute of it - even though it was still only 4 degrees. Thanks for the ride, Ryan.