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CCR Saturday 2.5 Rides

CCR Saturday 2.5 Rides

We have been on a lot of club and shop rides and we thought there was a different way. Most rides have a single set distance and riders find their own riding level – or a route with different distance cut offs. Sometimes the folks you ride with are going shorter or longer than you want and you end up riding farther or riding alone. Often you find yourself waiting on riders to regroup or worse you are being waited on by the group. Our...

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Product Review from GFNY

Product Review from GFNY

As part of the ride swag I got an ELINE water bottle so I bought a matching bottle and decided to use them on the ride. I really don’t like mismatched bottles… Since ELINE is Italian, the size is in mL (750 mL) which is equivalent to a 24 oz bottle. At first look these bottles seemed clunky, not what you expect from Italian design but they functioned well. They have a wide mouth for easy nutrition add, easy to clean, have a good...

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Gran Fondo New York Recap

Gran Fondo New York Recap

When I heard about a Gran Fondo starting in NYC I immediately offered my wife a weekend in NYC wrapped around a day of cycling for me. How could she say no to that? I signed up in February (early bird fee of $225) and the spring goal event was set. Summary: This was a great event, well run, you could tell that they were going for first class in every aspect of the event. The Bike Expo was really nice and the rider package that included a...

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What are you paying for?

What are you paying for?

After my last field test and doing some calculations on the % improvement and extrapolating that to what it means to road performance it struck me that training has to give you the biggest bang for the buck. In the video “S__t Cyclist Say” it is all about the weight of the bike and psychologically for most riders the weight of the bike is the most available feed back you get. I remember when I was only doing Heart Rate field tests...

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The Hay is in the Barn

I think the idiom “The hay is in the barn” is the perfect midwestern way of saying that your training is done, you are as ready as you can be and it is time to taper to your goal event. Zack De Leon used this with the Fairfield in Training group 2 weeks before the Columbus Marathon a couple of years ago and my son repeated it to me last year before my Columbus Half Marathon. It is equally important for runners and cyclists to stop...

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Your Legs are Your Second Heart

“Your legs are your second heart” was the theme of the American Heart Assn Heart Chase station sponsored by us (Crook’s Cycle Right – CCR) and Lancaster Bicycle. We demonstrated this to the participants by showing them how your their rate jumps when you stop pedaling suddenly. This is opposite of the expected result of having your hear rate stay the same or decline when you stop pedaling. How your body can use your legs to...

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2012 CCR Jersey Design

2012 CCR Jersey Design

We have finished the design and selection of the Crooks’ Cycle Right 2012 cycling jersey. The goal was to create a simple clean design and message that riders would be proud to ride in and combine that with a high quality jersey that riders would pull out of the drawer first. And the finishing touch would be to offer the jersey and accessories at a price that riders would jump at. One additional consideration on suppliers was a Made...

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