Riding it Out #2: Are We There Yet?
It is day 20? 57? 145? (who are we kidding, we’ve lost count) of social distancing. Things are still weird, and we’re still here riding this out together. In this week’s edition of Riding it Out, we’ve got more cycling related tips, tricks and workouts to help keep you sane.
Our partners at CTS have a great series of TOTALLY FREE workouts in their Quarantine Project.
This strength/stretching workout isn’t tough. It’s more a series of exercises designed to stimulate upper-body muscle activation and improve shoulder mobility.
- How You Can Support Bike Shops, Event Organizers, and Cycling Non-Profits – Bike shops in some cities are still open, here are some great tips from Bicycling Magazine on how to support them.
- Stages Engineer Jim Stemper used to be a professional bike racer, and this work from home time has him reconnecting with training and blogging. Read about how it’s going:
Jim’s Basement #1
“Let’s just say the Stages Dash cycling computers make their owners stronger, unless you’re the guy in charge of making it, in which cause you trade FTP for LBS and laughs when trying to put on some old racing jerseys”
Cycling on Screen
Is anyone else missing sports? Here’s what we are re-watching.
A Sunday in Hell – This film captures the drama and behind-the-scenes action of the 1976 edition of Paris-Roubaix. Watch Eddy Merckx, Roger de Vlaeminck, Freddy Maertins and Francisco Moser duke it out and learn why this is called the Queen of the Classics.
Race Across the Sky – The story of the 2009 Leadville Trail100 Mountain Bike Race will inspire you to dig deep.
- RGT Cycling is a virtual reality cycling simulator that is available for PC, Mac and Apple TV made all Premium features available for free to all indoor cyclists, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- LA Sweat Indoor Cycling Playlist – LA Sweat is a Stages sponsored Criterium-Focused female race team, and they’ve got some tunes queued up for your next indoor ride.
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