Psychological skills, coaching, and performance of cyclo-cross athletes
Psychological skills, coaching, and performance of cyclo-cross athletes
/ October 17, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Article and photo by Grant Harrison, M.S. Exercise and Sport Science Cyclo-cross is one of the most unique cycling disciplines there are. It could be muddy, snowy, sandy, hilly, rocky, and potentially all within the same race. Also common is the need to traverse parts of the course on foot, bike in hand. The overall look,…

“Rising from Ashes” at the Milwaukee Film Festival
“Rising from Ashes” at the Milwaukee Film Festival
/ October 3, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The Wisconsin Cycling Association and the Colavita cycling team are co-sponsoring a film titled “Rising from the Ashes” at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Screening dates are Tuesday October 1, Friday October 4, and Wednesday October 9. From the MFF website: This incredibly inspiring tale of perseverance and hope follows the wildly improbable Rwandan national cycling…

Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder Injuries
/ August 28, 2013 0 COMMENTS

By Aaron Goldberg, MD, FAAEM Shoulder injuries are among the most common race ending injuries.  They often involve surgical intervention and time off the road, wrecking a season.  Peraud and Renshaw were two of the victims this year.  Even a minor grade I acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury can force the cyclist off the road for…

The Role of the Team Mechanic, part 1
/ July 10, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Author: Chris Kreidl The first step in becoming a race mechanic is attending the annual Bill Woodul1 clinic at USA Cycling. It’s a multi-day event consisting of classroom and “field” work culminating in a pass/fail exam, and only upon completing the clinic and passing that exam can one receive their USA Cycling Mechanics License. Going into…

What is Your Power User Category?
/ June 27, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Author: Jason Boynton Racing categories for competitive cyclists are a big thing. This system of ranking gives the athlete something to strive for, as well as a type of metaphorical badge to wear that indicates their cycling prowess. Racing categories are something the competitive cyclist just gets.  On the other hand, understanding power isn’t always…

Pre-Competition Meals
/ June 26, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Author: Lisa Krayer The race season is in full gear.  If you haven’t thought much about what to eat before your race or simply aren’t sure what the guidelines are, here’s some food for thought (pun intended). The goals of pre-competition meals are to: Maintain normal blood sugar levels to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)…

Kenosha Velodrome begins 87th year of racing
Kenosha Velodrome begins 87th year of racing
/ May 20, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Track racing at the Washington Park Velodrome begins this week in Kenosha Wisconsin!! In addition to the weekly Tuesday race series, there are 8 events named the Friday Night Sprints. This program  has been developed to offer an additional racing experience in sprint specific disciplines, mainly Match Sprints. The Sprint Omnium will feature a Category…

Series guidelines updated for 2013
/ May 8, 2013 0 COMMENTS

By Bob Schallhorn, WCA President As we continue to improve series communication through the new WCA website, we have updated the WCA Wisconsin Cup Road Series Guidelines for 2013. The document outlines how Wisconsin Cup points are calculated, what categories are eligible for winning State Championship jerseys and much more. Please give them a read…

Cat 5 Race/Clinic a Huge Success
Cat 5 Race/Clinic a Huge Success
/ May 7, 2013 0 COMMENTS

When the topic came up at the last WCA Annual Board Meeting regarding how to grow our sport by adding a Cat 5 race, Team Wisconsin President Dave Eckel saw an opportunity not only to grow our sport but to increase participation at TW events.  Eckel said he was immediately on board, and when discussion…

Busting the “Big Lung” Myth
/ April 18, 2013 1 COMMENTS

By Jason Boynton, MS – Exercise Physiology & Cycling Science You know that guy. The guy that comes out to the weeknight group ride and just rides people off of his wheel. Your legs are on fire, you’re seeing through tunnel vision, as you’re doing everything you can to cling for dear life to the wheel…