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Different Kinds Of Off Road Cycle Races

Oct 03, 2013 @ 12:00 am by admin

Are you active in sports such as sprint races and cycling activities? If you are, aerodynamics is an important factor that can greatly contribute to your performance in these sports. According to studies, there is a symbiotic relationship between aerodynamics and cycling, which may benefit the individual greatly and can set the bar of competition in a completely new level.

First off, what is aerodynamics? You can observe aerodynamics in almost anything you see around you. It is the study of more…

Ultra Racing Marathons What Are They

May 25, 2013 @ 12:00 am by admin

Participating in a marathon is an excellent way to test your aerobic endurance. However, an ultra-marathon demands an extremely high physical fitness level. Ultra-marathons are typically longer in length compared to a traditional marathon. They range from around 30 miles to upwards of 50 miles in total distance.

There are normally two types of ultra-marathon events. The first type is a race against the clock. A specific duration of time is set before the race begins. When the time more…

Professional Cycling What Does It Entail

Mar 22, 2013 @ 12:00 am by admin

So, you think you might be interested in becoming a professional cyclist? If you are interested in cycling and are really good at it, you might wish to start a career in it. There are a lot of great opportunities out there for those who are professional cyclists, and you can even make a lot of money if you make it big. You can also see a lot of things, meet a lot of great people more…

Weird Cyclist Traits

Apr 22, 2012 @ 12:00 am by admin

Maybe you’re a weekend road warrior or maybe you’ve just watched your fair share of races on your website – either way you’re likely to have a favorite racer and aspirations of being great one day. But we bet you didn’t know all the best cyclists have some common characteristics you may be surprised to learn
Abnormal Lungs – Many cyclists (most notably Lance Armstrong) have bigger than average lungs. This means they can hold more air and therefore process more oxygen at once than other people giving them a distinct advantage.
Fast Heartbeats – Unlike in some other cardio-heavy sports, cycling means you’ve likely got a faster heart rate than you had before. It translates to faster reflexes and yup, more oxygen in the blood.
Better Vision – For some reason naturally gifted cyclists seem to have better vision than regular people. It may have something to do with focusing at fast speeds or it may just be a coincidence but if you’re not 20/20 you may be in a bad position to ever be a great. There’s always LASIK!

What Type Of Bike Is Right For You

Oct 04, 2011 @ 12:00 am by admin

A bicycle should be a personal extension of your natural movement for the fulfillment of your transportation needs. Judging a bike on price alone is no way to determine what is right for you. Instead, examine what your bike’s main purpose will be and what kind of terrain you will most often expect to face.

Three basic styles of bicycle include road bike, mountain bikes and hybrids. All three categories have subcategories that can vary in configuration or purpose, but more…

Cycling For Fun What It Does For Your Health

Oct 01, 2011 @ 12:00 am by admin

Not all cycling is done with the intention of winning a race or achieving some other goal. Some of the best cycling happens when you’re out riding just for fun; and even if fitness isn’t your goal, it will definitely be a well-deserved perk. Cycling – even fun, leisurely cycling – raises your heart rate and gives you an incredible cardiovascular workout. If you can maintain your cycling heart rate for 30 minutes or more, you’ll be building up the endurance of your lungs and heart. Endurance is one of those things that is immeasurably beneficial if you have it; so more…

The Correct Tire For Your Race

Sep 27, 2011 @ 12:00 am by admin

There are a huge number of tire options on the market for all types of bicycles. The most expensive tire on the market may not be the best suited tire for you and your race. Here are some factors to consider when selecting that perfect racing tire.

What is the course going to be like? When selecting a racing tire, you need to consider what the course conditions are going to be. A perfect tire for one set of more…

Fitness Training For Long Distance Races

Sep 24, 2011 @ 12:00 am by admin

Improving your fitness level for the purposes of long distance racing can be a tedious task to undertake, but the rewards of meeting your goals and personal satisfaction are well worth the effort. Initially, many people have difficulty assessing where they should begin to train. By outlining several of the key components to improving your fitness, you should feel a sense of comfort in knowing exactly what is necessary to begin to reach your goals.

Proper preparation is integral to fitness training. more…