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Monday, March 18, 2013

Good afternoon Indiana Cure Chasers, The anticipation of spring is building and it will be here before you know it. Hopefully your bike is tuned up and ready for the road. If not, now is a good time to get it ready. Performance south is offering all Indiana Cure Chasers signed up for a JDRF destination ride in 2013 an extra discount including bike repairs and tuneups. So make sure to talk to Mary (the store manager) and identify yourself as JDRF rider at the time of purchase in order to get the discount.

Your opportunities this week:

Blue Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:00 PM - indoor training at Performance South
Thursday, 6:00 - 7:00 PM - blazing saddles - indoor training at Performance South
Saturday 10:00 - 11:30 AM - endurance indoor training at Performance South

They have some trainers available, but it is nearing the end of the season, so if you have one bring it with you to insure your spot

Just a quick reminder of our 2013 new rider benefit program sponsored by Cohen and Malad, LLP. This benefit is a $1,000 jump start on fundraising for any new rider added to our team this year. We have lots of folks that have expressed an interest in this program however we still have a few spots open. We will not be able to commit the funding to individuals unless they sign up and register for a destination ride.

Did you know:
Did you know that climbing out of the saddle (standing) is considered less efficient? Climbing in the saddle (seated) requires less energy, less oxygen, and the heart rate is generally lower. It is instinct to stand up when you your leg muscles fatigue and you feel like you can not push the pedal over any more. The next time you feel the urge to stand up try one of these tricks instead of standing:

  • If you are taller - shift forward in your seat a bit or if you are shorter - shift back in your seat a bit. Keep your hands, arms, and shoulders relaxed. (do not hold the handlebars in a death grip)
  • control your breathing (slow it down - this helps you stay relaxed too)
  • Pace yourself and slow your cadence (in other words, do not pedal as hard as you can before you need to)
  • Change the position of your hands on the handlebars

As of now, there are no plans for a ride outside this weekend. I will be heading out of town this weekend after indoor training on Saturday at Performance south however Michael will send an e-mail out if he is able to ride. I know he is not available to ride on Saturday so it would be on Sunday if at all however Sunday's weather is not looking promising at this point

Have a great week!

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