A heartfelt Thank You to those who have gone before us, serving this great country! Also thanks to all whom are currently serving to preserve our freedom.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Mark Miller's Precision Bikes will be closed on Monday, May 31st 2010.
We look forward seeing you back in the shop on Tuesday, June 1st 2010!
Please remember, the 2Man Team Trial has been pushed to June 8th 2010, due to the Holiday Weekend. Hope to see you then on SawMill Road ;)
Wishing all a great Memorial Day Weekend!
Friday, May 28, 2010
0 g fat
33 g sugars
Sugar Equivalent: 2 Good Humor Chocolate Éclair Bars
While “Worst Water” may sound like an oxymoron, the devious minds in the bottled beverage industry have even found a way to besmirch the sterling reputation of the world’s most essential compound. Sure, you may get a few extra vitamins, but ultimately, you’re paying a premium price for gussied-up sugar water. Next time you buy a bottle of water, check the recipe: You want two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen, and very little else.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
CHANGE OF DATE!!!
(Due to Memorial Day)
Tuesday June 8th- 2010
Saw Mill Road
(to view map, click here)
It will be a 10 mile (5 out and 5 back) live race.
No entry fee.
Monday, May 24, 2010
From Rapha comes "THE GIRO" CD (only available on CD): "Inspired by the history, passion and glory of the Giro d’Italia, this soundtrack travels through an eclectic mix of music and sound to celebrate what is for many the greatest bike race in the world. The Giro is synonymous with Italian cycling and names like Binda, Coppi, Moser and Pantani, champions and legends that have all worn the Maglia Rosa.
For the road-racing connoisseur, the corsa rosa is a romantic and colourful carnival marking the start of summer road racing. This album combines 21 tracks of opera, jazz, traditional folk and classic italo-disco and house to reflect the varied culture and heritage of Italy's Grand Tour. Each track has been chosen to capture the atmosphere and essence of the Giro d'Italia. Accompanying the music are the authentic sounds of the tifosi and the Giro caravan. There is also commentary from the voice behind the 1974 film The Greatest Show on Earth. The CD artwork features the photography of Daniel Sharp."
1.Religion / LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT
2.La Traviata: Di Provenza il Mar (Vocal) – Verdi
3.THE CARAVAN OF THE GIRO D'ITALIA
4.Bartali – Paolo Conte
5.WHAT IS THE GIRO?
6.Welcome – Gino Latino
8.Numb – Mescalito
9.Omertá – El Domingo
10.Io Che Non Sono L'Imperatore – Edoardo Bennato
11.Lamette– Donatella Rettore
12.TARANTO TO FOGGIA
13.The End – Change
14.It's a War – Kano
16.Stop Bajon (Club Mix) – Tullio Di Piscopo
17.Testa – Testa
18.Ice Metropolis / THE TIME TRIAL
19.Walk a Mile (Henrik Schwarz edit) – Coldcut
21.Acqua Azzurra, Acqua Chiara – Lucio Battisti
22.Lonesome Gun / THE DOLOMITES
23.4 MILES TO GO
24.Come Down Easy – Howard Eliott Payne
26.Milan – Wish
27.HEARTS OF THE TIFOSI
28.Un Bel di Vedremo – Puccini
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Precision Bikes and David LeBlanc CSCS,NSCA
will be offering a FREE body fat analysis to anyone interested.
David will be administering the test at Precision Bikes this Saturday May 22nd from 10am-11am.
The "Jackson-Pollack 3 site skinfold method" will be administered to determine your results.
Each test will take less than one minute and reveal your lean body mass vs. body fat percentage.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
To read the WSJ article, please click here
It is what it is....
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
On May 19, 2010, at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.
The distance will be between 8-12 miles. This ride will be open to anyone that has access to a bike, and a helmet. Amateur, professional, biker, runner, triathlete, duathlete, skater, road bikes and mountain bikes are welcomed and encouraged. This ride is free. There is no registration, no sponsors, no prizes, no fees, and no talking (hand signals will used). This ride is a safe, responsible, professional, and mature response to the carnage on the roads we ride on. This ride is NOT an excuse for cyclists to act otherwise. This ride is NOT intended, advertised, or promoted as a race of any kind. Those who do not feel they can comply with the tenets of the ride, are asked NOT to attend. LIGHTS ARE MANDATORY.
This ride is in memory of Robert Himel and Michael Saucier both of which were killed in 2009 while riding bikes in Lafayette.
Lafayette's ride of Silence will begain promptly @ 7:00 pm in Parc San Souci downtown Lafayette. All those who are interested in being "shepards for this event are asked to meet at 6:30 to go over route.
Saxo Bank’s J.J. Haedo challenged him in the final few meters, but Mark Cavendish closed the deal for HTC-Columbia on the first stage of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California.
After a massive show of power by HTC-Columbia, which rode the front almost from the day’s start, Cav’ jumped from behind his trusty leadout man Mark Renshaw and immediately opened a huge gap over everyone but Haedo, who clung to his wheel. In the last 50 meters, Haedo began moving up around Cav, but the line was coming up quicker.
Cavendish wasn’t fazed.....
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Local athletes fare well in Pineville..
Cole Leblanc 1:28:07 2nd Place Men 20-24
Tim Thomas 1:27:16 Overall Male Grand Masters Winner
Lolly Brasseaux 1:31:44 Overall Male Masters Winner
Jim Winters 1:33:31 1st Place Men 50-54
Jeni Morrow 1:35:47 2nd Place Women 30-34
Claudia Thomas 1:41:09 Overall Women Grand Masters Winner
Kelly Rhodes 1:35:34 1st Place Women 30-34
Kristie Benoit 1:42:14
Anne Sagrera 1:36:21 1st Place Women 35-39
Congratulations to all finishers!!!
A couple of guys drove down to Florida last week, Disney to be exact. To compete in the Rohto Ironman 70.3. Dave Suter and Ryan McNeil met up with Dave’s brother Jon in Orlando and gave it their best shot at another 70.3. The temp. hit 90 plus but the guys turned in good times. Dave came in with a 5:32, followed by Ryan with a time of 5:40 and Jon Suter with a time of 5:58. Congrats and have a safe trip back to Lafayette.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Michael Barry writes candidly about his life as a pro, from childhood in Canada to the cobbles of Belgium. Accompanied by stunning photography from Camille J McMillan, this book creates a fascinating portrait of the seasons of a professional road racer.
The book aims to capture a potrait of the cycling super-domestique Michael Barry, and give an interesting insight into the life of the professional cyclist. It’s 200 pages feature full-bleed double-page-spreads, behind-the-scenes photography and training charts, all presented distinctively in season-by-season chapters by designer Justin Greenleaf.
“In the middle of the peloton, there is a surge in speed. With it the riders move into a long single line and each one of us jumps out of the saddle to accelerate. The increase in pain is uniform throughout the bunch. Each rider feels a burn in his legs. Our expressions twist into grimaces as our bodies tense with the stress of the effort. To attain the level of fitness to achieve abnormal physical heights, each rider has committed his life to the races. The spectators and the television audience who watch us from a distance cannot see the professional cyclist’s suffering and sacrifice.”
– Michael Barry
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Henry Guidry Memorial Park
103 Park Drive, Henderson, LA 70517
• 30 Mile Organized Bicycle Ride
• Scenic Road Course
• Registration: 7:00 am
• Start Time: 8:00 am
• $30 Entry Fee
• Contact Ashley Stelly 337.351.2496
All proceeds benefiting the Michael Fitzgerald Benefit Fund.
REGISTRATION FORM – Please Print
Full Name: Phone:
Emergency Contact Name: Emergency Phone No.
Rider Signature: Date:
Parent/Guardian (under 18):
Mike Fitzgerald, a longtime Schilling Distributing Co. employee and resident of Cecilia, was tragically struck while on a bicycle ride workout near Saw Mill Road, in January of 2010.
Mike is suffering from multiple brain and bodily injuries along with visual deficits.
Friends and family have organized a benefit to help defray mounting medical costs,
as Mike continues down his lengthy road to recovery.
Required Waiver: I fully realize the dangers of participation in a bicycle ride, and fully assume the risks associated with such participation including, by way of example and not
limitation, the following: the danger of collision with pedestrians, vehicles, other riders and fixed or moving objects; the danger arising from surface hazards, equipment failure,
inadequate safety equipments, and weather conditions; and the possibility of serious physical and/or mental trauma or injury associated with athletic cycling competition. I hereby
waive, release and discharge for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, signer and successors in interest (hereinafter referred to as “successors) any and all rights and claims which I have or which may hereafter accrue to me against the sponsors of this event, the organizers and any promoting organizations, property owner, law
enforcement agencies, all public entitles and special districts, through or by which the event will be held for any and all damages which may be sustained by me directly or indirectly in
connection with the event, or travel to or return from the event. I agree it is my sole responsibility to be familiar with the ride course and special regulations for the event, and I further agree not to sue sponsoring organizations for this event. I understand and agree that situations may arise during the ride which may be beyond the immediate control of the ride
officials or organizers and I must continually ride so as to neither endanger myself nor others. I accept responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my equipment. I will wear a
helmet. I have no physical or mental condition, which, to my knowledge, would endanger myself or others if I participate in this event, or would interfere with my ability to participate in
To pre‐register, please mail in form
and payment no later than May 4th to:
Michael Fitzgerald Benefit Fund
1002 Clay Courville Rd.
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Henry Guidry Memorial Park
103 Park Dr. Henderson, LA 70517
May 15th, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Cycling Performance Study
(At Pennington Biomedical Research Center)
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a nutritional supplement on exercise performance and fat utilization during prolonged exercise.
One: To determine whether a new dietary ingredient will increase the use of body fat during exercise.
Two: To examine whether those using the supplement will increase 20 km time trial (TT) performance after a period of strenuous exercise.
Who is eligible?
• Men between 18 and 39 years of age
• Capable of attaining a V02 max: 50 ml/kg/min. This would be equivalent to a good Category IV or Category III+ rider.
• Must be willing to commit to a testing protocol that will last -40-days.
Upon completion of the study you will receive:
• A full report detailing your V02max, lactate threshold, heart rates, and power outputs associated with your test.
• A report detailing your time to complete each time trial along with your average heart rate and average power output during each test.
To participate please contact:
At PBRC Exercise Testing Core