It is a 85 mile race consisting of single-track, dirt, and gravel roads.
Winning times are usually around 6 hours and 30 minutes with good conditions; although conditions this weekend will be cold and rainy.
Precision Bikes are wishing both you guys a great race and safe travels!
FROM VELOPRESS: Three out of four endurance athletes are concerned about their body weight, but fad diets can be dangerous for athletes. Now runners, cyclists, and triathletes can kick off their 2011 season with a rapid weight-loss training program from best-selling author and coach Matt Fitzgerald. Racing Weight Quick Start Guide: A 4-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Endurance Athletes is the first fast-paced weight-loss training plan designed for endurance athletes. The Quick Start Guide is now available in bookstores, endurance sports shops, and online. Download a preview at www.velopress.com (Editor’s note: or get it on Amazon for $12.08. MSRP is $18.99)
Racing Weight Quick Start Guide applies all the principles of the best-selling book Racing Weight in a detailed set of weight-loss training plans that are designed to help athletes shed weight quickly. Athletes will devote 4 to 8 weeks to starting a weight loss of 5, 10, or 20+ pounds.
Readers will drop pounds quickly as they follow a schedule of high-intensity workouts and strength training as well as a menu of calorie-restricted, high-protein meals and snacks. Low-volume and high-volume plans make it possible for cyclists, runners, and triathletes with a wide range of experience to maintain their training levels. These athletes will replace fat with muscle while keeping their appetites in check
Once they have hit their quick start weight-loss goals, readers can continue to lose unwanted weight using the proven strategies of the Racing Weight program. Athletes will zero in on their racing weight through improved diet quality, balanced macronutrient levels, proper timing of meals and snacks, appetite management, and training for lean body composition.
The Racing Weight Quick Start Guide will accelerate every endurance athlete’s season for leaner and faster racing.
Racing Weight Quick Start Guide: A 4-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Endurance Athletes by Matt Fitzgerald
Paperback with charts and illustrations throughout
6? x 9?, 288 pp., $18.95, 978-1-934030-72-1
Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. His most recent books are RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel, Racing Weight, Brain Training for Runners, and The Runner’s Diary. He has been a contributor to Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Outside, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Running Times, Women’s Running, and other sports and fitness publications. Fitzgerald is a featured coach on TrainingPeaks.com and Active.com. He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He lives and trains in San Diego, California.
I know Christmas has come and gone, but you still have time to buy a new race kit for yourself so you can squeeze one more gift in for 2011! That’s right, we are ready to place another order with Hincapie Sportswear for our race uniforms, which will utilize the same design from 2010.
We are going to order the Velocity line from Hincapie Sportswear, which is their Pro Level gear (same kit Team BMC uses). Despite a few minor issues last year, the Hincapie gear has been well received with great reviews from our riders, both new and experienced.
I experienced a steep learning curve last year by not charging tax and trying to make up the difference by selling extra gear to Precision Bikes customers. Bad move on my part. Our initial order was over $13,000, which went on my credit card, and I ended up $900 short somehow. So this year, I will require that all orders add 8% tax to the order total.
We must meet at least a minimum of 10 orders per item, so it is recommended that we stay with the below pieces. If there is something else you would like to purchase, email me, and I will see if there are others interested in the same option. Here are the available items and their cost….
Jersey – $89.00 ($87.00 for ladies)
Bibs – $97.00 (Bibs aren’t available for women, but shorts are $88.00)
Speed Suit – $150.00
Skin Suit (Short Sleeve) – $117.00
Wind Vest – $86.00
Gloves – $25.00
Arm Warmers – $28.00
Leg Warmers – $34.00
To place your order, please email me your items at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include PBR-”your first initial and last name” in the subject line.
This will help me catalog all of your orders. After you send me an email, please total the cost of the above items you would like to purchase, multiply that amount times 8% for taxes and mail be a check to the below address…
105 Caroline Street
Scott, LA 70583
I plan on submitting the final order to Hincapie on January 14th, 2011, which is 10 days from now. If I don’t have your check by then, you will have to wait until the next order for gear.
Please email with any questions you may have, and I hope to see you on the road soon!
As the photo suggests, it’s carbon fiber and wing shaped.
The wing is fixed in position, presumably by clamping the hub with the (carbon fiber!) quick release once you have the wing where you want it…
The design comes from aerodynamics go-to guy John Cobb.
The design is available in both 18 and 20 spoke configurations and ready to be built up with your favorite spokes and rims.
They come with Red Iridium polarized lens and Vented Fire Iridium lens.
They retail for $260.
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong won’t compete in a Blue Lakes multisports festival sprint triathlon next month because of a sore left knee.
In a phone interview with the AP, Armstrong says he has temporarily quit running because his left knee has cartilage damage and eventually will require surgery.
Thankfully the injury won’t prevent all of us fans from seeing him fight the Peloton one last time; Armstrong still plans to compete in the Tour Down Under cycling race in Australia on Jan. 16-23. The triathlon, in New Zealand, is on January 29, but we’ll have to wait to see him return to his first sport a little while longer. Let the battle among race promoters to bring him to their event for his “1st time back” begin.