Gettin’ Good at Going Up and Going Down: Climbing and Descending Clinic

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On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Ann Trombley spearheaded the clinic that taught eight participants the finer points of gearing, braking, cadence, and body position to improve upon their ability to climb and descend on the bike. The talk included practical tips such as rotating the handlebars for hand and wrist comfort and riding in the . . . read more

How to Hurt Less Where Bike Meets Body: Saddles, Shoes, and Pedals Clinic

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On Monday, July 26th, 2021, twelve Venus members attended a clinic by Jen Sharp at Full Cycle about hands, bottoms, and feet –– or more specifically, how the right saddle, shoes, and pedals can determine whether we’re comfortable or miserable on a ride. Participants learned about advances in saddle and shoe technology and tried out . . . read more

Venus Members Ate Up the Nutrition Clinic

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On June 21st, eleven Venus sisters attended a virtual clinic presented by sports nutritionist Lauren Capone, M.S. from Flatirons Integrative Health & Nutrition on how female cyclists of all ages can better fuel their bodies, before, during, and after rides, as well as for health and longevity as we age. Much of the discussion centered . . . read more

Strength Training for Cyclists

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Or… May the (Heavy) Weights Be with You If you want to improve your climbing and/or your speed, lift heavy effing weights! Physical therapists Kristin Carpenter and Chelsey Vasquez of Mend Colorado presented the case for female cyclists to lift heavy weights to 29 clinic participants on Monday, May 3, 2021. They referenced recent studies . . . read more