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I have raced the Houston Grand Criterium and Coldspring Road Race every year since I started cycling back in 2007. I started these races in the Junior ranks, then progressed to the Category 4s, the Cat 3s, and now the P1/2s. As I’ve improved as a bike racer, these races close to my hometown of [...]
This past Tuesday marked the return of our Super Squadra skills clinics!!! (Exclamation marks display our genuine excitement.) Cornering was the subject covered in this edition. It was an opportunity for us to provide developing riders a touch of feedback in regards to physics. Though I am far removed from the Newtownian ways of our green planet, I do know that if one turns handlebars left, one can expect to go left. Silly digressions aside, we desired to not specifically ‘teach’ riders how to corner, but rather to run them through drills addressing the onerous bits of cornering. The task of cornering is strictly limited to two elementary actions, left and right. What is important, is to develop a trust with your equipment, to feel for the apex, to keep your eyes looking through the corner, and ultimately to take the fastest/safest line. Riders all ages and skills turned out, and marked improvements were flaunted by all. We hope riders will take what they learned at our clinic, and apply it to their daily riding. See you all May 8th for breaking away!
This weekend, our squad of four headed to defend our honor at The Matrix Challenge. This race is not in a cryptic computer world populated with well-dressed agents, but rather the financial hub of the south, Dallas. With Wheeler on baby duty and Baby Haga tied with collegiate obligations, it was up to Wenger, Dille, Phil, and myself to discover [...]