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Riding And Training In The Heat

It’s summertime and the hot weather has arrived. Are you prepared for riding and training in the heat? Before you go charging off into the blazing hot for a marathon […]

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Stretching vs. Movement Preparation

Is there a difference between stretching and movement preparation? Yes, there is… and a significant one. Stretching is the sustained elongation of a muscle or group of muscles. Movement preparation […]

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2015 SoCal Colavita 10th Anniversary Team Kits Are Now Available — Order Yours Today!

2015 SoCal Colavita 10th Anniversary Team Kits Are Now Available — Order Yours Today! Place your order today for your 2015 SoCal Colavita team kit made exclusively by Castelli. All […]

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What We Really Need

I had an epiphany. And this was not just any epiphany.  It was an epiphany about bicycling. It seems that as I get older, I have epiphanies all the time. […]

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What’s In Your Training Ride?

Today’s athletes are bombarded with advice on how to maximize their performance.   The would-be coach, the athletic trainer, the former-pro-athlete-turned-performance-guru, the bona fide exercise physiologist, the enthusiast blogger (ahem, excluding […]

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Stupid Stuff

We all do stupid things. We all make mistakes. It’s human nature. How about opening that well-shaken two-liter bottle of root beer while standing in the middle of your carpeted living […]

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The Skinny On Weight Loss For Cyclists

You can never be too rich, too tan, or too thin, right?  Um, wrong.  Being too rich creates all kinds of problems.  Skeptical?  Just ask Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, or […]

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The Cyclist’s Guide To Tan Lines

Boxers have black eyes. Surfers have knee knots. Hockey players have missing teeth. Cyclists have tan lines. Most (normal) people consider these things to be sport-related deformities of injuries. But, […]

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Better-Biking.com, Colavita, and U.S. Veterans Initiative Announce Special Partnership To Benefit Homeless Veterans

The Southern California Colavita Regional Team is ten years old this year!  To commemorate a decade of riding and racing together, promoting the Colavita brand, and bringing hundreds of new […]

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Become A Better Athlete — Develop Your Intuition!

For the vast majority of athletes, training focuses solely on the physical.  Every training plan uses the same basic principles to prepare an athlete’s body for competition: stress-rest, progressive resistance, specificity, […]

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