Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Take care of your body! As a "flexion-addicted" computer worker, I couldn't function on the bike without the help of my massage therapist.
Erik Dalton - Bad Bodies = Bad Bikes
It's amazing how much money and time many elite and amateur cyclists spend buying and retrofitting racing bikes to conform to their bodies rather than first restoring function to the most critical piece of racing equipment…the rider's body! When muscle imbalances, faulty movement patterns and joint fixations distort the body's framework, the cyclist is led on a never-ending journey in search of that perfect bike fit.
Read the full article for more info on how bike fitting can be ineffective if the body is misaligned!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
|Temps < 0, protect all skin. Ski goggles rock.|
This Tuesday, come to Joyride Bicycles for a FREE instructional class of the do's and don'ts of winter bike riding, sponsored by Sheclismo Women's Cycling Club.
Meet women from the club (perhaps even join), try some of our favorite foods and consider bringing some of yours. Learn some basic bike care as well as tactics for riding in inclement weather.
Several of us will be sporting our favorite winter riding gear and ready to answer questions about winter riding. Consider bringing your bike for the hands on bike care skills session.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Photos and results images from Roger Harrison, Lanterne Rouge
|Trying to leave the spiral with speed. Pic: Roger Harrison|
|Sara Nispel comes to the end of the spiral. Pic: Roger Harrison|
|The Spiral. Thx to Roger Harrison for photo.|
Monday, November 1, 2010
|Photo stolen from Shane Harders's FB album. (Thx Shane for all the pix you take)|
Thursday, October 28, 2010
|Pic from http://babieseyes.tumblr.com/|
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Haunted Hustle
Friday, October 29th
Meet up at Robbers Cave at 7:30
Race at 8pm
Join us for Sheclismo’s kick-off event -- taking you to the scariest places in Lincoln on a bike ride you’ll never forget!
With help from partner organizations: Girl Bike Night, the No Coast Derby Girls, and the YWCA.
With bangin’ prizes from:
Pepe’s Vegetarian Bistro
Porridge Papers and Artist Kimberly Brown
Yoga Body and Balance
And raffle prizes including a brand-new Specialized Globe Daily 1 commuter bike!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Noodles & Company Benefit Night
for YWCA Lincoln’s Take a Break Program
Monday, October 18, 2010
The Haunted Hustle will feature a raffle for this fine commuter bike.
Check it out!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
|You never know what you'll find in KS|
- Friday, Des Moines, IA -
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
zerø traction: kansas city cross film from Gizmo Pictures on Vimeo.
If you're doing CX, give this a watch. Lots of local faces. Yours truly was 2nd in the womens 35-39 after Sue Butler, who is currently ranked 2nd for the National Cross Calendar. If you make the Kansas race this weekend you may get to see some of the champs like Tilford and Walberg in action.
There are several shots of local rider, Troy Krause.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
|SRAM sponsor page: Katie Compton|
The Gazette article below gives some good background, so even if it's from 2008, give it a read. Also, check out the most recent news for an excellent recount of a recent race.
Her wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_Compton
SRAM Sponsor page: http://www.sram.com/sram/road/racing/katie-compton
“I call that move ‘wrasselin’ with the bear,’” Compton said as she pedaled. “When you see that, you know that girl’s pretty much done.”
Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/compton-32076-cyclocross-race.html#ixzz12B6erbHB
Sunday, October 10, 2010
A few of us involved in Sheclismo are highly interested and/or experienced in bicycle touring.
I took my first tour in 2006 as a way to "research" for my paintings (featured). My friends Andrew and Elliot invited me to tag along on their tour from Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco, California (basically, I wouldn't stop nagging them and asking how their tour plans were going so they really had no choice but to include me). It sounded like a blast, but most of my experience was through commuting, so I wasn't sure if I was capable of riding my bike 45-70 miles a day for 5 weeks. Luckily, I have always had this huge fear of waking up one day, only to feel like I'm not doing enough with my life (Carpe Diem!), so at 23 years old I decided I better get started.
It was a magical experience that changed my life in a really amazing way and lead me to fall head over heels (sometimes literally) in love with cycling and everything that comes with it, including the fun and liberating parts as well as the painful and exhausting.
It also lead me to two other awesome guys (Damon and Jonn) that I toured with from Lincoln to Denver to Santa Fe in 2008. As an artist, both tours and cycling in general have provided me with endless fodder for my work. As a person, they gave me experiences that taught me a lot about myself and what my body and my brain could handle after anywhere from 5 to 10 hours in the saddle a day. They made me realize that I'm a lot stronger and patient than I ever thought I was, especially when trying to power through mind-numbing headwinds and never ending climbs.
Bicycle touring is really close to my heart and for me it's really difficult to articulate how ridiculously blissful and bewitching it can be. I would encourage anyone interested in long rides and camping to try a tour whether it's a short 4 day jaunt or 4 week journey. I started by rigging my bike up with racks, a cheap but durable set of panniers I found online and some shnazzy clipless pedals (which in the beginning, I used mostly for falling down at stop lights). Toss in a sleeping bag and you're ready to go.
I've been feeling really antsy lately and hope that I can get another tour in really soon. Maybe this time with a couple bitchin' Sheclismo girls.
Paintings by Kimberly Brown
Top: "Eat Our Dust" oil paint on canvas, 2006
Bottom: "Keep Up" oil paint on canvas, 2009
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
What could be more enjoyable than a long early evening bike ride in autumn? The angle of light as the sun slowly sets, the yellows and reds of the changing foliage, the cool crisp air – and the sound of actors reciting GRE words.
It was with great alacrity that I set out on Mopac Trail Monday. Overcoming my antipathy for standardized tests, I’d elected to amalgamate my studies with physical activity – a singular task; the confluence of concomitant obligations.
So to the tune of the Princeton Review’s Wordsmart tapes circa 1990, the largesse of a current graduate student, I rolled to and from Eagle with an occasional verbal outburst of “avuncular!” or “laconic!” to keep myself from protracted mental wandering.
I’ll avoid a circumlocutory conclusion to this entry. Instead, with brevity I’ll state that outdoor activity has turned a perfunctory act into an activity I hope to make an inveterate tradition.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
|Elisabeth rockin' the cat 4. Photo: Michael Dixon|
|Me and my Crux. Photo: Michael Dixon|
Elisabeth Reinkordt was second.
Sydney Brown spent Saturday at an adventure race, running, cycling, and canoeing as part of the "Silly Roadies," who got 3rd in the mixed teams competition 7 hours and 50 minutes after the start.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
|From Italian Cycling Journal|
Nice article about her on the Italian Cycling Journal, some of which also appears on Wikipedia.
<< In the early 1900's there were a few European women who were bicyclists, but their skill was seen as more like a circus act, and people believed that they were possessed by the devil, or considered to be amoral and certainly were not normal wholesome women. >>
Saturday, September 25, 2010
|"How not to cross a ditch"|
Happy muddy Saturday!
from the article....
"The first advantage of cyclocross is to teach the adherents of this sport to handle their bike, to not have trouble with it, in any case. I know remarkable cycling racers who have become famous either on the track or on the road, for whom the bike becomes a discomfort and a burden, as soon as they must dismount to cross a level crossing or a railroad freight car which blocks their passage. They are not familiarised with their machine; they do not know how to carry it, to put it down, to use it as a lever; they look clumsy and always seem to fear damaging their mount or fouling up. If they had ridden cyclocross, the bike would be a practical object for them."
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
|Photo: Lyne Lamoureux, Podium Insight|
Continuing on what was last year’s story, Nash’s win was evident once she took a solo flyer with three laps to go. From the start of the race, the women of Luna Pro Team were in total control of the race. Nash, Georgia Gould and Amy Dombroski went immediately to the front along with former US National cross country champion, Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Seven Cycles) and Sue Butler (Hudz-Subaru). With one lap into the race, the five were off. McConneloug put in a few attacks and that was enough for Nash and she just went. Butler was dropped as the pace went up, leaving McConneloug to battle for second place against teammates Gould and Dombroski.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Team USA – Elite Women
Shelley Olds (Los Gatos, Calif./Peanut Butter & CO TWENTY 12) – road race
Evelyn Stevens (New York, N.Y./Columbia-HTC) – road race and time trial
Amber Neben (Irvine, Calif./unattached) – road race and time trial
Amanda Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./Team TIBCO) – road race
Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Cedar Springs, Mich./Colavita-Baci p/b Cooking Light) – road race
Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Colavita-Baci p/b Cooking Light) – road race
Katheryn Mattis (Mountain View, Calif./Webcor) – road race
Monday, September 20, 2010
"It was very awesome to have all women, I hope they make this something they do every year because it really does give you a chance, if you want to do future triathlons, to learn how to transition, to go from the swim, to the bike, to the run, learn how it feels so you can do something bigger or longer," Krupicka said.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This is a great, great video. So powerful. While finding veteran female cyclists would have been easy, finding those new to it makes encouraging others who haven't taken the plunge far more likely!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
|Meeting up at D Street. Photo by Cornbread|
Some of the guys drill it on the edge of town, but have no fear, just keep pedaling. There are several stop points for regrouping.
Today, I peeled off early shy of Valprasio with Shawn and Aaron. Was glad I did, too, because once we had the tailwind it was quite a job to keep up on the single-speed. Twas a great workout though. Legs are getting stronger.
I had my Garmin 705 and you'll find the route below. The route to the north is the gravel we road today. The loop to the south was what I did yesterday afternoon on the road bike. The south route is a perfectly suitable weekday loop and will take a little over an hour or so, the north, best allow at least 2.5 hrs. If I was going alone, I'd allot three.
Perhaps the women of Sheclismo should join the D Street crew for our group ride next week?
Friday, September 17, 2010
|Pic courtesy of Elisabeth R.|
Want to join us? Show up at Van Dorn Park on Wednesdays for Bike Pedaler's weekly training races. We're also doing Technique Tuesdays at 6 pm. Contact us if you want more info about that.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Grindcore did a nice little write-up of our first official group ride:
"There is an exciting little development in my cycling life. It involves the beginnings of an all-women's cycling team. We're called Sheclismo. It's an Italian bike pun. Yeah, I had a hand in that."