Redlands Classic RWBTC Booth Volunteers
The RWBTC Club will have a booth to help promote our cycling club. The booth is located on the parking lot over looking the Start/Finish line-a perfect vantage point for the Crit races and Pro road race finish - on Saturday and Sunday.
Please click here: Redlands Classic Volunteers 2014 to see what slots are available for you to volunteer at the RWBTC booth on Saturday and Sunday. Thank you and hope to see you there!
Special Offsite RWBTC Club Meeting - Monday 4/7/14
The April General Meeting will be held at Shimano North America Headquarters in Irvine, Ca.
This is a Members only event. We have been invited for food, beverages and a tour of their facility. There will be a social ride available at 4 PM for those that are able make it. (Showers will be available. ) Dinner will be at 7 PM with the tour to follow.
This is a RWBTC exclusive so be sure to mark it on your calendar. RSVP by clicking the link below:
More Photos from our RWBTC Facebook Albums
Yucaipa Bike Center is now a TREK Project One Dealer
Yucaipa Bike Center would like to let everyone know that they are now a TREK PROJECT ONE DEALER- please check out the link below for more information on how to build your own bike! We hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving holiday and we here at Yucaipa Bike Center look forward to helping you with all your holiday and Christmas shopping needs.
Good Bye Glenn
The following is from the Facebook page of Yucaipa Bike Center:
It is with deep sadness to report that our beloved friend and employee, Glenn Ousley, has passed away after his battle with cancer. They are rejoicing in heaven as we have heavy hearts. Glenn has been our dear friend over 13 years and has been a huge part of our bike shop for almost as long. There is nothing he wouldn’t have done for us and others. He knew almost all returning customers by name and made everyone feel like the most important customer in the world as soon as he greeted them, flashing his big smile combined with a handshake or hug. He was a special kind of human being that we can all take many lessons from. On behalf of his family, We would like to thank everyone who has prayed for him and his family and supported Glenn throughout his battle, including the incredible turnout at the benefit ride for him last Summer. There is none like him and he will be dearly missed at the shop by his co-workers, friends, customers and of course to Eric and I as our personal, awesome friend that we know we will see again, one day.
Thank you to you all for supporting Glenn through his battle.
June and Eric
Yucaipa Bike Center
Glenn was a wonderful human being, he will be missed.
Good bye, Glenn
Information on our previous meetings and Meeting Presenters is now available in the Forums under General.
Today's Weather in Redlands, CA.
Check out the Riding and Training Info Link. Some of the news articles such as "The Lost Art of the Group Ride" by Peter Wilburn will be found there.
Lost Art of the Group Ride
How You Use Your Leg Muscles
Interesting article on what muscles you actually use when you are pedaling. there is room for a little skepticism as this is coming from a mtb/bmx site. It would be great to get more info on such things from the science perspective. Here is the start of the article( continued HERE):
One of the most persistent myths in the mountain biking world surrounds
the pedal stroke and goes something like this: " Without being attached
to the pedals you can not use your hamstrings properly, which forces you
to rely too much on the quads to power the pedal stroke. By not being
able to curl the knee joint during the upstroke of the pedal stroke you
create muscular imbalances and tire out the quads faster." That is what
most of us have been told. However, this understanding of which muscles
are used and how they are used during a pedal stroke is completely
wrong and potentially dangerous over the long run.
When I ask why
someone thinks that the muscles are used that way during the pedal
stroke, I am invariably led to some variation of this picture/ chart:
YOUR 2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Looking for something to listen to while making that long drive to a ride. Well here is something to get you psyched, Bicycle Radio. Download lots of programs and listen to them on your ipod or iphone. Click on picture for more info.