Biking/Cycling & Training Resources (02)
Preventing Hamstring Fatigue While Biking
It's inevitable that body parts will get tired with the rigorous movements cycling brings. This article is a great offering of information about how to prevent hamstring fatigue during cycling. The author recommends downstroking, since most of a cyclists power is released during the downstroke. Backstroking is also effective, as each pedal stroke reaches a crisis moment when one pedal is at 12 o'clock and the other is at 6 o'clock. Since neither leg is engaged in a downstroke, creating a little bit of power in this "dead spot" carries momentum through to the next downstroke. The backstroke lets the hamstring muscles relax a little. Upstrokes are also vital. The movements of the upstroke are hip-flexion (lifting the knee) and knee-flexion (lifting the foot). Since the hip-flexors are active only in this range of the pedal stroke, they should be the primary muscle contracting. Efficient riders relax the hamstrings during the upstroke phase.
BikeAcrossUSA.com is the official website of Shular Scudamore for his biking journey across America. His aim is to raise funds for His Wheels International, a non-profit cycling organization. The site also contains bicycle tips such as how to choose the right bike and gears, cycling tour shoes, and how to maintain a bicycle chain. A separate page has a list of bicycle routes maps including the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). Another page has bicycle training tips and resources. Mr. Scudamore has also been updating his blog, where he chronicles his biking journey since April 2012.
Everything You Need to Know About BMX Bikes
What’s in a BMX bike? This article will give you an extensive discussion of the BMX bike, an off-road bicycle used for stunt riding and racing. While it is originally used by bicycle motocross (hence the name BMX) racers for dirt courses, the BMX bike has come evolve as a bike for different disciplines of bicycle motocross such as BMX freestyle, and for parks, streets, flatlands, and vert riding as well. The article also features the history of the BMX bike, compares and contrasts BMX bike types and sizes, breaks down the anatomy of the BMX bike and describes its various functions, explains how the gearing works, and lists down five popular BMX bike brands.
Latest Mountain Bike Reviews
There are mountain bikes, and there are mountain bikes; but which mountain bike is the best? If you are a mountain bike enthusiast, you will surely enjoy this collection of articles from Bicycling.com. Have your fill of reviews of different mountain bike types and models, news and features about mountain biking trails, and loads of information about mountain biking. Articles include titles like The Best Mountain Bikes of 2018, Rocky Mountain National Park Will Open Two Miles of Trail to Mountain Bikes, Illegal Mountain-Bike Trail Raises Questions of Access vs. Conservation, Couple Bikes 10,000 Miles to Watch Olympian Son Compete, and Rinse Your Bike Anywhere With This Genius Hack.
If you are looking for the best cycling advice, look no further than BikeRadar. Owned and published by Immediate Media Company Ltd., BikeRadar brings forth cycling news and cycling product reviews from experts in different parts of the world. Aside from these, the online magazine also features guides and how-to’s, bike repair and maintenance tips, cycling techniques, healthy and delicious recipes, training advice, information on shows and races, bike and cycling gear deals, and a forum where cyclists can gather and share their thoughts and ask questions from other cycling enthusiasts. The site also has a section to help beginner cyclists.
Tour Biking/Road Cycling in Colorado
Colorado is a famous tourist destination, but because of its breathtaking scenery and its various attractions. But not a lot know that Colorado is also a place for cycling aficionados. Its grand altitude combined with the spectacular views makes Colorado a perfect cycling destination. Steamboat Springs features the Yampa River Core Trail, where tourists can ride cruiser bikes. There are various routes for road bike and mountain bike races, as well as shorter routes for casual cyclists. Riders would also enjoy the Alamosa, the Buena Vista and the Grand Junction biking trails. Cyclists can also ride through the vineyards in Palisade and on the road to Mount Evans.