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Friday, July 26, 2013

Links to Help in your Leadville Training Preparation

I had a great interview this morning with a member of the Media looking to ride Leadville and we talked about how important it is for 'normal' people to focus on being healthy (sleep,social, food) before trying to cram training into every free moment of the day.  Specificity was also a huge component of our talk. Riding in groups on the road won't get you the really key fitness you need to ride up loose gravel double track or pedal constantly for 1-2hrs at a time.

I often go looking for links when talking to clients about Leadville, here are some of the most common and helpful.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Canadian Cycling News and Schedule for Hardwood Nationals 2013



Thursday – July 18

4:00 pm : XCE Canadian Championships Eliminator Qualifying

6:00 pm : XCE Canadian Championships Eliminator Heats and Finals

Friday – July 19

3:00 pm: Canadian Mountain Bike Team Information Session

4:00 pm: Coaching Information Seminar – Gold Medal Profile

5:00 pm: Race Manager's Meeting

6:00 pm: Parent Information Seminar: Best Practices in Athlete Development

Saturday – July 20 "SUPER SATURDAY"

9:00 am : Junior Men, Cadet Men, Junior Women, Cadet Women

10:30 am : Elite Women, Espoir Women

12:30 pm : Elite Men, Espoir Men

Sunday – July 21

11:30 am : Team Relay

1:30 pm : Masters Men (30-39)(40-44)(45-49)(50-59), Masters Women (30-39) (40-49)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Canadian Cycling Sessions at Nationals for Athletes, coaches and parents 2013



Community gets face-to-face meetings and have the opportunity to ask questions
(Barrie, ON – July 16, 2013) On Friday, July 19, Cycling Canada will be hosting three Information Sessions for athletes, coaches and parents alike as part of the 2013 Canadian Mountain Bike Cross Country Championships, held in Barrie, Ontario.
The three information sessions are hosted better inform athletes, coaches and parents on the mountain bike developmental system.
3:00 pm: Canadian Mountain Bike Team Information Session
4:00 pm: Coaching Information Seminar - Gold Medal Profile
5:00-5:30 pm: Race Manager's Meeting
6:00 pm: Parent Information Seminar: Best Practices in Athlete Development
The sessions will be held at the Main Lodge of the Hardwood Ski and Bike resort (402 Old Barrie Road, Oro, ON, L0L 2E0), where the Canadian Championships are taking place.
Follow Cycling Canada on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cyclingcanada and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/canadiancycling.
The 2013 Canadian Cross-Country Mountain Bike Championships is Canada's top domestic cross-country mountain bike event. The event annually attracts some of the country's best mountain bikers challenging for the Red and White Jersey awarded to the Canadian Champions. Organized by the Pulse Racing Club at the Hardwood Ski and Bike Resort near Barrie, ON, the event is governed by the Cycling Canada, a member of the International Cycling Union (UCI).
The 2013 Canadian Cross-Country Mountain Bike Championships is made possible thanks to the close collaboration between the Cycling Canada, the Ontario Cycling Association, and the Pulse Racing club. The event will be held from July 17th to 21th and showcases racing in junior and elite categories.
Trois sessions destinées aux athlètes, parents et entraîneurs auront lieu ce vendredi
(Barrie, ON — 16 juillet 2013) Le vendredi  19 juillet, Cyclisme Canada organisera trois sessions d'informations pour les athlètes, parents, et entraîneurs lors des Championnats canadiens de vélo de montagne cross-country, qui ont lieu à Barrie, Ontario.
Ces sessions d'information sont organisées afin de mieux informer les athlètes, entraîneurs et parents sur le modèle de développement de l'athlète.
15h00: Session d'information du programme de l'équipe canadienne de vélo de montagne
16h00: Séminaire pour entraîneur – Profile du médaillé d'or
17h00-17h30: Réunion de la course des Championnats canadiens
18h00: Session d'information pour parents: Meilleures pratiques du développement de l'athlète
Les sessions auront lieu au chalet principal de la station Hardwood Ski and Bike (402 Old Barrie Road, Oro, ON, L0L 2E0), où les Championnats canadiens ont lieu.
Suivez Cyclisme Canada sur les plateformes de médias sociaux Twitter au www.twitter.com/cyclingcanada et Facebook au www.facebook.com/cyclingcanada
Les Championnats canadiens de vélo de montagne cross-country 2013 sont le plus gros événement domestique de vélo de montagne au Canada. L'événement attire annuellement les meilleurs vététistes du Canada, se disputant le fameux maillot Rouge et Blanc remis aux Champions canadiens.
Organisé par le Club Pulse Racing au Hardwood Ski and Bike près de Barrie, en Ontario, l'événement est gouverné par Cyclisme Canada, membre en règle de l'Union cycliste internationale (UCI). L'événement est rendu possible grâce à l'étroite collaboration entre Cyclisme Canada, l'Association cycliste de l'Ontario et le Pulse Racing Club. Disputés du 17 au 21 juillet, les Championnats canadiens de vélo de montagne descente 2013 mettent en valeur des épreuves dans les catégories d'âge juniors et élites.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mega Mountain Bike Week Barrie Ontario July 14-21 2013 Including Canadian Nationals

In this post I will update schedules and info for the Nationals Week 2013 in Barrie Ontario . Please pass the information to all levels of cyclists and soon-to-be cyclists in your life.

Pulse Racing Schedule

Brief Schedule in my own words
 Sun 14th = Sudbury Canada Cup and Ontario Cup LINK
 Tues 16th = Family rides in Downtown Barrie (everyone welcome) LINK
 Wed 17th = Evening Rides/Autographs with Trek Athletes & Hardwood Weekly races
 Thurs 18th = 4-8pm Eliminator Races (super spectator event) @ Hardwood Ski&Bike
 Sat 20th = Elite Races (Great Spectator Course) SCHEDULE
 Sun 212 = Ocup Races and Nationals Team Relay @ Hardwood Ski&Bike

Other press/links

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Check out the new bikes skills project episode on bike fit for balance and safety


If you are having issues with your fit, bike-skills or mobility please feel free to email to see if a consult might help.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Newsletter = Smart Athlete - Do You Talk To Yourself ?

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

help Karlee win some money to fund racing

Hey everyone,help my team mate and Smart Athlete Karlee Gendron win this contest please. There is just a button to push , no sign ups or personal info required 

From Karlee. 

I made it as a finalist in a Greens+ contest for  $10,000, and hope you guys can vote for me. The voting goes on for a while, but you can vote once a day. 

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