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Racing the bike in a criterium

The first year I bought a real racing bike ten years ago, I raced in a series of criteriums from June through September. The lessons learned were many. How to ride in a hurtling pack. How to turn without braking. … Continue reading

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Making good on a promise to keep a cleaner bike

My Felt 4C road bike was valued at $2300 new when it was named Bike of the Year by Bicycling Magazine back in 2006. I purchased the Felt from a local bike shop that let me try a few different … Continue reading

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Is riding or running at a “respectable pace” your worst enemy?

The first year I got my road bike was the best year of training and racing ever. And that’s not a good thing. Because in the 8 years since I bought a Felt 4C carbon fiber road bike, I’ve developed … Continue reading

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Overtraining is a tarsnake that can really bring an athlete down

By Christopher Cudworth The tarsnake of overtraining For most athletes struggling to find time to fit quality workouts into their busy lives, the concept of “overtraining” seems foreign and unlikely. But most elite athletes will tell you, it is actually … Continue reading

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We all need our own criterium

For cyclists, criterium racing is a frenetic test of bike handling skills and fitness. While there is no such thing as a truly “typical” criterium course, there are some general standards that apply to how criteriums work. What is a … Continue reading

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Read all about it: The best way to prepare for competition

The great thing about racing is the excitement it brings. The chance to test your fitness against others is the reason many of us run and ride. Competition can bring out the best and the worst in us. A simple … Continue reading

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