The best cycling tips in the world...ever!

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by Vo2, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. mcdonne

    mcdonne New Member

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    Wouldn't this defeat the purpose of the sweat wicking properties of the jersey? You don't want to keep the moisture of sweat to remain close to your body, but to be wicked away by the polyproplene properties of the jersey.
     


  2. 2LAP

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    Always wear a purpose designed wicking undervest, to increase the transfer of sweat to the jersey and reduce injury following a fall.
     
  3. crazyhorse

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    I had a nutritionist speak to a soccer team I was coaching and she stated that the water you drank in the 3-4 days leading up to the game was more important than the water the day of. It takes alot more time than we think to properly hydrate.
     
  4. rkohler

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    Keep riding into the wind. It will make you stronger. Don't ask questions, JFR (Just F*#@*&$ Ride!). :D


     
  5. Mampara

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    Don't push too big gears when you're just starting. You're gonna stuff up the muscles around your knees.
     
  6. jrod

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    Always drench your shirt before you leave for a ride in hot weather. The evaporation of the water will cool you down and keep you from sweating profusely and dehydrating yourself right from the start.
     
  7. Rodney

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    Do not wear a cotton shirt because it will get soaked and defeats the purpose of the jersey.
     
  8. tomdavis80

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    I'm not entirely sure that it's bad to have cold water. I'm in Arizona and having cold water would be a premium in the summers considering that the water is used to keep the body cool and it lowers the body temperature. Perhaps in 80 degree heat, it'd be fine, but in 100 degree heat, not having cold water and in fact having it hot is much much worse because the body has to work that much harder to cool it down and it sweats out water at a faster rate due to thermodynamic laws.

    Thomas Davis
     
  9. caymandiver

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    It's intersting to see the diffrence on how people like to take their water. In Japan where I grew up, our tradition is to drink water without ice.
     
  10. Nicko71

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    In the last lap of a crit dont ever ever ever ever lose the wheel in front - unless you're passing it of course, the guy in front is hurting too, and you can always hang on if you try hard enough!!

    :D
     
  11. Glasgow United

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    Wear clothes that are practical to your event but which also make you look good. Little things like thinking you look the part can improve your mentality and performance. Don't become a poser though.
     
  12. Real LITE guy

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    Ice rolled in a bandana, then tied around your neck on a hot day may not look cool, but it REALLY IS !
     
  13. heater

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    don't ride when your body temp is 27oC because you're probably dead.
     
  14. tomdavis80

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    Hilarious, actually, I looked up the numbers and this is true because you'd be having hypothermia at this point, the body tends to run at 37oC and stays there...so of course at 27oC, you're either gonna be shaking like hell froze over or you're frozen dead.
     
  15. TTer

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    Yes, the latter, you would be dead. Body temperature varies very very little. A couple of degrees up / down and you're in trouble! 27C and you would be dead.
     
  16. tbick

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    Interval Training 101.

    Ride hard until you can't ride hard anymore - then ride easy until you can ride hard again!
     
  17. James Godley

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    Don't buy a new saddle the day before a very long race.........

    And are you one of those bafoons who go on family rides with the wife and children. But only seem to manage to stick crash helmets on the kids?!?!? THEN YOU ARE A FOOL!! What good is a parent with broken head!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. babyyippy

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    Careful. Think about this one. Physical exertion causes the body to generate excess heat beyond baseline. It then expends additional energy to shed heat and regulate back down to 37C. So, a cold drink absorbs that heat and reduces energy consumption. That is why you want a cold drink on a hot day.
     
  19. retrogeek

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    Use a video camera (almost everybody seems to have a minicam or some other variation at home, or a friend that has one), use it to check riding position and pedaling motion.

    I would recommend videotaping yourself first on a set of rollers from all angles and then watch it to see if any problems can be spotted. Put the camera on a tripod and film yourself for 5 minutes or so from each direction. You can also take the tape to a coach or experienced riding buddy to get a second opinion.

    To videotape on the road have a friend tape you while training or racing.
     
  20. FatRoadie

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    Dont eat a large plate of red beans and rice and hot andouille before going out to do hill training......
     
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