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…

An Introduction To Exercise Metabolism And How It Relates to Cycling
/ April 9, 2013 0 COMMENTS

By Jason Boynton, MS – Exercise Physiology & Cycling Science In this article we will be looking at exercise metabolism.  This consists of the pathways and energy systems utilized by cyclists to convert the food we eat into energy that can be used during exercise. Our current knowledge of how food is converted to energy provides…

Introducing: the WCA Expert Panel
/ March 28, 2013 1 COMMENTS

We are proud to be bringing back the WCA Expert Panel! It is our hope that it will be a successful, useful, educational, and ongoing segment of the Wisconsin Cycling Association. The main purpose of the WCA Expert Panel is to bring useful and factual information to local racers as well as provide a platform for…