Cycling Skills and Drills


Thing to think about

RELAXATION

 

You must be able to relax while you are riding your bike!!

DON’T hold your handlebars like you are trying to squeeze a wet rag to get it dry.

Holding your bars too tight will cause:

·       Your upper body to get tight

·       Cause your chest to close

·       A loss of oxygen into your lungs

·       Stiff neck

·       Sore shoulders

·       Most importantly: A loss of mobility in your upper body

Hold your bars like you are holding a new baby – softly!!

Start riding with your fingers open and this will make your arms relax as well as open your chest.

PACE LINE AND GROUP RIDES

Some Questions to Ask…

1. Should I use my Aero bars in a pace line or group ride?

2. What do I do when I am at the front of the group?

3. How do I pull on the front?

4. How long do I pull for?

5. How do I pull off from the front?

6. How do I get back on?

7. How do I pull on a climb?

8. How do I pull on the down hills?

9. Where do I shift?

A. on climbs?

B. on flats?

C. down hills?

10. How do I pull out of the line if I can’t keep up?

11. What do I do when I have mechanical problems in the pace line?

12. How close do I ride behind the rider in front of me?

13. How do I ride on windy days?

14. What do I do when there are hazards on the road?

15. Where do I ride on the road?

16. How can I avoid dangerous situations?

17. Why do I need to ride in Group? 

Remember - It takes time to learn!

 

Michael Nelson Cat 4

2011 Highlights

  • 9th State Road Race Championships        4th Nocatee Stage Race Circuit
  • 7th State Road Race Championships        3rd Pinellas Park Circuit Race
  • 5th Tour de Tow Criterium                       4th Gearlink Cup Criterium
  • 1st Ocala Stage Race Time Trial                3rd Nacotee Stage Race Road
  • 2nd Labor Day Cup Criterium

2012 Highlights

  • 3rd Spring Fling Circuit Race                7th ORC Race Weekend Circuit
  • 6th ORC Race Weekend Criterium       2nd Winter Garden Bike Fest
  • 1st Winter Garden Cycling Festival      3rd Gearlink Cup Criterium
  • 1st Woodlands Classic Criterium          2nd Markham Park Circuit Race
  • 12th State Criterium Championships


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