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03-10-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By michaeldmanthey

Have a good Race story from 2009

I have not raced yet this year but if you have, and have a race story then please post it.
03-08-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By michaeldmanthey

My injury is almost completely gone and I got a...

My injury is almost completely gone and I got a great 2 hour mountain bike ride in today. I feel so much better and am very happy that I was able let me myself heal in order to return to my training...
03-05-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Slow Economy=Fast Cyclists in 2009

There is an interesting article in the beginning of the Bicycle magazine that talks about how many of us are not working very much or have lost our jobs and that is giving us more time to ride our...
03-02-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By michaeldmanthey

My hamstring injury is now pain free. I am going...

My hamstring injury is now pain free. I am going to continue to take it easy for the next couple of days. I feel very lucky that my injury was not worse or that I did not make it worse.
03-01-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By michaeldmanthey

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03-01-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Challenge your overall fitness

I am deleting this post
02-28-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Wait.......Do not ride until your left leg feels...

Wait.......Do not ride until your left leg feels the same as your right leg. Utitlize, RICE, Massage, advil, stretching after the muscle is warm. I am healing from a hamstring injury right now. It...
02-28-09, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By michaeldmanthey

2009 Race season Goals

What are your 2009 Race season Goals?


What are you doing to reach your goals? Same thing as last year or something new?
02-28-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Cycling Addiction makes it hard to rest

This time of year many of us are getting towards the end of our base/winter/off-season training programs. I am seeing lots of posts about feeling tired and injuries. For some of us, this is a great...
02-28-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,179
Posted By michaeldmanthey

What bike are you going to ride for the race? ...

What bike are you going to ride for the race? Sounds like it would be a good race for a cyclo-cross bike.
02-28-09, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By michaeldmanthey

There is a pop up off the website link in my...

There is a pop up off the website link in my signature will give you a free hill climbing training program.
02-24-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Increase your pain threshold

I find that one way I can perform better in a race is too increase my pain threshold during my training routines. Two of my favorite exercises to increase my pain threshold are static Plank position...
02-24-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,402
Posted By michaeldmanthey

I was feeling sluggish recently as well for about...

I was feeling sluggish recently as well for about 1.5 weeks. I slept for 10 hours last night and now feel like my normal self again. Sleep is essential.
02-22-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By michaeldmanthey

In order to stay in the drops or hold a TT...

In order to stay in the drops or hold a TT position you must great Core strength. Here is a link to a free 5 min core video.

www.cyclo-club.com/index.cfm?affid=30269
02-22-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By michaeldmanthey

The best way I know to lose the winter weight is...

The best way I know to lose the winter weight is with "the Drip" pro cycling eating plan. YOu can google it or check it out here: www.cyclo-club.com/public/926.cfm?affid=30269
02-19-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Making time to stretch

From my understanding it is best to stretch after workouts and to do a warm-up (like 10 minutes of easy pedaling) to warm up the muscles and joints up before exercise. Here is a link to 5 minute...
02-17-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Here is another Key to speed. Your postion on...

Here is another Key to speed. Your postion on the bike is crucial. You must be able to stay out of the wind. The best way to get and stay low is with Core strength and flexibilty. Here is an...
02-14-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By michaeldmanthey

By telling them it is a placebo you are going to...

By telling them it is a placebo you are going to ruin the placebo effect!
02-14-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By michaeldmanthey

What improvements?

Improvement - yes

Racing - if I did any :(



What improvements did you see? Where you able to ride stronger in a group ride? How about hills?
02-13-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Glass of Odwalla super food in the morning ...

Glass of Odwalla super food in the morning
Carnation instant Breakfast for recovery or a snack
cytomax for rides over 2 hours
1-3 cups of coffee a day
1-2 oat sodas a night
02-13-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Power Cranks and Race Results

I have tried power cranks once and they seemed like a great training tool.

Is anyone using them consistently and seen an improvement in there racing?
02-11-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By michaeldmanthey

I use cytomax in the same manner as Nikephoros. ...

I use cytomax in the same manner as Nikephoros. I was buying gatorade by the bottle but I think that cytomax by the container is cheaper.
02-10-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By michaeldmanthey

The new lefty is improved over Prior years. I...

The new lefty is improved over Prior years. I broke three leftys before I gave up on Cannondale. Beware of mud puddles or riding in the rain. The water can pool in your shock boot and ruin your...
02-10-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,676
Posted By michaeldmanthey

I think you are in the majority. Most people do...

I think you are in the majority. Most people do look at miles versus hours. I used to measure calories so I would know how much beer I could drink and not gain weight. :thumb:
02-10-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By michaeldmanthey

I have to admit that the coverage of the Ironman...

I have to admit that the coverage of the Ironman makes me tear up every year.
02-10-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Awesome Photo!!! Check it out!

Cyclingnews.com photo of cross race in Belguim

http://www.cyclingnews.com/cross.php?id=/photos/2009/feb09/SPhoogstraten09/WCR_7698B
02-10-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Post your ideas to get people out of a "Rut?"

From 2003-2007 I was stuck in a rut. By the end of 2003 I had gotten all that I could from Riding my bike 10 hours a week 9 months out of the year. I thought the only way that I could progress was...
02-09-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By michaeldmanthey

The Keys to Speed

One of the guys that I ride with in cyclo-cross and mountain bike races that consistenly wins in the Masters and when he was younger was a National champion in Cyclo-cross in the United States is...
02-07-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,721
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Here is a quote from Circlip from another forum...

Here is a quote from Circlip from another forum about Base miles. I am not sure if his explanation is correct but it sounds good to me.

"That shouldn't be taken to say that a very effective...
02-07-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Post a Crash Story

I crashed hard last night. :eek: I really, really, really do not like crashing. It isn't actually the crash itself but the recovery time. I did a nice endo on some big rocks that stair step down a...
02-06-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Is your saddle level? I would put it slightly...

Is your saddle level? I would put it slightly nose down and see if the problem goes away.
02-06-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Spin Away! As long as your pedal stroke is...

Spin Away! As long as your pedal stroke is taking advantage of the entire circle then I think you are good to go.
02-06-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Perfecting your pedal stroke

Most of us are spending a good amount of time on our Indoor trainers these days which is a great time to think about your pedal stroke efficiency.

My Favorite drill is called the box drill. It...
02-05-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By michaeldmanthey

How long have you been using this plan? I think...

How long have you been using this plan? I think the article that I put in the thread is describing exactly how you eat. Was is difficult to start? Are you going to keep it up now that you are...
02-04-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By michaeldmanthey

A pro XC skiier told me that Cramping has more to...

A pro XC skiier told me that Cramping has more to do with over stressing your muscles then it has to do with what or how much you eat or drink. I am not sure about the science behind it but I do...
02-04-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Lots of structured cycling plans have : Build,...

Lots of structured cycling plans have : Build, peak, race, and recover weeks. So I would look at structuring you training more like 2-3 weeks of 4 hard days and then do a week with 3 days of easy...
02-04-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Awesome weight loss!! Great job! I know that is...

Awesome weight loss!! Great job! I know that is not easy to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,033
Posted By michaeldmanthey

I use it on bikes that I ride for long periods of...

I use it on bikes that I ride for long periods of time and on my trainer. I do not currently have problems in the section of my body and am hoping this saddle will keep it that way.
02-04-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By michaeldmanthey

How many times a day do you eat?

Here is a link to an eating plan called "the Drip". I was started by Tom Danielson's former coach. I found it on the site where I get my training program. It looks good to me but I am not sure of...
02-04-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Here is a link to an eating plan that you might...

Here is a link to an eating plan that you might want to check out to shed the rest of the pounds. It is called "The Drip" I also saw a diet plan in the January Bicycle magazine that might work for...
02-04-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By michaeldmanthey

I do almost exactly as you do! It has been...

I do almost exactly as you do! It has been working amazing for me. I do lots of squats, lunges etc.. as well but not as often as you. I use an advanced off season training program that is at the...
02-03-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Lance Photos- Also posted in Road forum

Here is a link to some photos of Lance training. He doesn't look like the same old Lance this year.

http://www.elizabethkreutz.com/main.php
02-03-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Sorry man! I didn't mean to get on your nerves.

Sorry man! I didn't mean to get on your nerves.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,301
Posted By michaeldmanthey

New Photos of Lance Armstrong

Here is a link to some awesome photos of Lance Armstrong. In the preseason section photos 21-29 you will see some amazing photos of Lance doing some off the bike strength building exercises. Lance...
02-02-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Rides under 2 hours and water is all you need. ...

Rides under 2 hours and water is all you need. Over 2 hours and you need some electrolytes and calories.
02-02-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Your body needs rest as much as it needs to build...

Your body needs rest as much as it needs to build muscle. Let you body take a break and recover so you can make it stronger next time. Step ups and lunges are great workouts to build leg power. ...
02-02-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Quantity vs. Quality

HTFU is great for long races. If you are training for the 7-21 day stage race, Iron man triathalon or marathon. Then volume is King. But if you are training for a 2 1/2 hour mountain bike race, a...
02-02-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,689
Posted By michaeldmanthey

Black Bear on gravel road of Tiger Mountain in...

Black Bear on gravel road of Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, WA. I never want to find a dead person on a ride.
02-01-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By michaeldmanthey

You can tell me

I promise that I will not tell another soul:innocent:
02-01-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By michaeldmanthey

What bike are you racing in 2009

Hello Everyone,

Last year I raced a Giant Anthem (aluminum) with full XTR. This year I am going to give the Gary Fisher Procaliber a shot. I choose that bike because of the more slack Head...
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