February 2021 WheelPeople

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Articles
 
Club Insurance
Amy Wilson

As a club member, we have liability and medical insurance available to you if you have an unfortunate accident while on a CRW sponsored bike ride.  

 
 
Amazon Smile
Amy Wilson

Amazon has a little known program where they donate a percentage of your purchases to your favorite charity, all at no cost to you. Their match is 0.5% (that’s ½ of 1%) of your eligible purchases. CRW is an eligible organization.  

 
 
Can I Bicycle in the Winter?

Coach John Hughes

Take it from a Coloradoan. Yes you can ride outside and with proper gear you can enjoy it. Also provided is advice on nutrition and clothing.  

 
 
The Athlete's Kitchen - The ABC's of Sports Nutrition

Nancy Clark

Eating a good sports diet can be simple. Yet too many athletes have created a complex and confusing eating program with good and bad foods, lots of rules, and plenty of guilt. Let’s get back to the basics and enjoy performance-enhancing fueling with these simple ABC’s for winning nutrition.  

 
 
Hangin' In List
Jack Donohue

The "Hangin' In" list includes members who have reported their yearly mileage for at least five years,  

 
 
January Ride Leader (and Wanna Be) Zoom Call
Mary Kernan

A video of the ride leader Zoom event is offered  

 
 
Winter Ride Challenge has Launched!
Steve Carlson

CRW's first ever Winter Ride Challenge was launched on January 1 and continues until March 31. 220 members have signed up for the challenge and all are now fully engaged.  

 
 
Bike Fitting
Eli Post

Cycling comfort depends on a bike that fits right and efficiently delivers power to the pedals. Many of you have likely had a bike fit at some point, and hopefully learned that your bike must fit well if you are to ride comfortably. An improper bike fit can cause serious discomfort.  

 
 
Plan Your Training

Andre Wolff and Michael Cooney

Thoughts on ways to plan your riding year for training purposes.  

 
 
Mask Inserts
Eugene Ho

A novel way to deal with mask problems while riding.  

 
 
February Film Festival
Alex Post

This is a time of isolation and self-quarantine, and if you are home, you may need a distraction. These YouTube video links all relate to biking, and you can enjoy the sport vicariously.  

 
 
HOLIDAY CHALLENGE Update
Rami Haddad

This is an update of the holiday challenge that ran in December 2020.  

 
 
Strava Segments
Rami Haddad

Think about these segments and plan in 2021 to enter or challenge your own time as you ride these segments in 2021  

 
 
Planning Routes
Eli Post

Ride With GPS has provided a video with many helpful hints for route planning.  

 
 
CyclingSavvy
John Allen

There is an online course with basic information on checking out the bicycle, adjusting saddle height, and starting and stopping gracefully. It also provides advice that makes bicycling more efficient and safer for anyone: avoiding fall hazards, path etiquette, and especially, avoiding conflicts with cars – controlling space when necessary, releasing when that is safe; preventing intersection collisions.

 

 
 
February Updates
WheelPeople Editors

There are updates for several of our past articles.  

 
 
Pesticides

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Many people who want to follow a high-plant diet are concerned about pesticides.  

 
 
Nutrition Webinars
Rami Haddad

View a series of nutrition webinars on carbohydrates, proteins, and fueling for a century.  

 
 
Dog on a Ride
Eli Post

A dog joins the ride.  

 
 
February Looking Back
Brandon Milardo

Reflections on WheelPeople past  

 
 
Dressing for Winter
Phillip Stern

Hints on winter riding from a CRW member.  

 
 
February Pictures of the Month
Eli Post

It will warm up eventually unless you were lucky and were able to travel south to ride.