Cycling in a Toque

Cycling in a Toque: October 2013

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Finding Optimal Nutrition

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Since November 2010, I've been on a health and nutrition journey to heal my asthma that has plagued my athletic potential since the age of 4. After many changes, many mistakes and many lessons learned, I came across a high carb, high fruit, vegan lifestyle this past spring; however I didn't do that right either! But since mid July, when I finally sat down and read the book, I learned exactly what I needed to do to make this lifestyle work. Since then I've experienced incredible changes in my performance and general health. Yes it is too short a time for me to act as a representative of this lifestyle, but if you are interested you should learn more yourself. Watch Dr. Graham's short video now.

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Monday, 14 October 2013

Be a Boss! Like Tuft! (Feature Friday Night race details)

Be a boss! Like Tuft. Get up here and race!
Only five days until BVC's first feature race of the 2013-2014 winter track calendar. Here are all the details you need to know before you head out on Friday afternoon.

What races will be run? How much will it cost? How good is the beer gonna be?

See you out there!

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Turkey Day

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Creating art through blindness

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What makes one great? Is it a verb-based living? A thought-induced existence? A moral-boosting fairytale? Perhaps it is in doing want you love, becoming a master of it and then sharing it with the world.

Hal Lasko reminds us of how important it is to master one area before moving onto the next. Only in the long run will a whole picture then come into focus.

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

USA Crit Series 2013 Review

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It's been in the US criterium scene that I have enjoyed most of my cycling success and if it weren't for guys like Gene Dixon who continue to dream big and push the sport to new heights, a lot of the opportunities that I've enjoyed wouldn't have been there to begin with.

There are changes to the USA Crits series next year which will see an exclusion of Pro Continental Teams and a greater focus on Continental and Amateur squads to liven up the racing and I'm sure it will do just that. These races are always well-attended by racers and fans alike. Don't trust me? Take a look at the 2013 annual review and get amped for the next event near you.

2014 will be here before you know it. Read the 2013 guide for free here.


Thursday, 3 October 2013

BIKES 2014 Objectives Announced

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Pro Cyclist Ben Chaddock announces 2014 objectives for B.I.K.E.S. Youth Project, call for guest speakers and interested schools
October 4th, 2013
Ben Chaddock

Whistler, BC - Grassroots health and recreation initiative B.I.K.E.S. has announced its new objectives for the 2013-2014 school year and is now in search of interested schools and guest speakers.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

When Dreams Collide by Ian Ruhter

Living in a bubble of comfort is not living. It is surviving.

At BIKES, we aim to inspire a pursuit of one's dream goals but that doesn't mean it is always going to be flowers and champagne.  It will a long uphill battle that, at times, seems to have no end. But if you are living in that moment, does it matter how big the hill is?

 When Dreams Collide from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist on Vimeo.

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