It’s that time of year again…Cyclocross season is right around the corner. It’s time to get on your cyclocross bike and practice. Practice your dismounts and remounts…practice your barriers…practice your run-ups…and practice shouldering your bike. For me, the hardest part of cyclocross is my remounts after the barriers and run-ups. So, most of my training/practice consists of dismounts and remounts. Yes, I have many failed attempts while practicing. But when it all goes the way it should, you know it and it feels good.
Here is a short video that I found that shows you the basics. You will hear the instructor say, “you need commitment to do this”. And he is right, hesitate and you will fumble…we’ve all been there.
We need your help to make our state a safer place to bike!
While New York State currently has a safe passing law, it leaves a lot to be desired. It’s ambiguous and isn’t easy to enforce. Each person can interpret what “a safe distance” means in their own way.
In order to resolve this issue and make our roads safer, New York State needs to adopt a law that requires a minimum safe passing distance of at least 3 feet. This means that every person who is driving a motor-vehicle must pass people who are biking by giving them at least 3 feet of space.
There’s no reason this shouldn’t be part of the existing law and we need your help to make it a reality. Please take a moment to email your legislators.Tell them that you support the implementing a 3 foot safe passing law because it means safer roads and streets for our friends, families, and communities.
I love Bicycling Magazine online. I read their website so much more than the printed magazine (and I subscribe to it). It’s a much bigger data base of resources for training. I admit that I don’t do everything that I should in my training, but some of the Bicycling online articles for training, have definitely improved my racing.
So I wanted to share some of the great information that you can find on Bicycling.com. It’s much easier to get fast than you might think, and do what works for you.