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Race Report: Baystate Cyclocross & Stanley Portland Cup

by Maureen Bruno Roy

Hi everyone!  It’s hard to believe the Cyclocross Season is almost over!  This Sunday I will be lining up against the best in the nation to compete in the US Cyclocross National Championships in Bend, OR.  There will be live coverage provided by our friends at Cyclingdirt.  You can watch

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Race Report: 20th Annual Cycle-Smart International 11.10.10

by Maureen Bruno Roy

This weekend we got to stay home and race “locally” in Northampton, Ma. The Cycle-Smart International was celebrating its 20th year in the running with some slight changes to its classically fast, flat and challenging race. I was looking forward to racing and hoping my legs were feeling good after

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There are many styles for shouldering your bike, find the one that works best for you before race-day.

Training Tips: Shouldering the Bike and Traction

by Maureen Bruno Roy

Shouldering the bike: I promise that your pedals will jab you in the sacrum at some point in time, but it’s good to practice lifting the bike from the down tube onto your shoulder, placing your right arm around the front of the head tube and your hand gripping the

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Steel Cut Oats make a great breakfast 24 hours before a race.
Practicing barriers will make race-day easier.

Training Tips: Barriers and Dismounts

by Maureen Bruno Roy

Some ways to improve skills and fitness include talking with other local riders to see if there is an organized weekly skills practice or practice race.  Coaching is also a great way to get more one on one experience. Ask around for a coaching referral to find someone qualified that

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Finding a Good Practice Spot

by Maureen Bruno Roy

I personally had a coach 5 years ago for one season and although I was not ready to continue with a structured coaching plan in the years that followed, I took the knowledge and experience from that time and was able to guide myself for the next several seasons.  I

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