Ladies Night at Peak Cycles – Monday October 28th

October 17, 2013
Ladies Night at Peak Cycles

Ladies Night at Peak Cycles

Ladies!  Are you looking for riding buddies?  Do you have questions on bike parts? Bikes? Or even what is the best cycling apparel to wear for winter riding?

Guess what? You’re in luck!  Join us for Ladies Night at Peak Cycles Monday, October 28th at 7PM.  We’ll be answering all of those questions and more.  All levels and ages are welcome – including our guy friends!  We’ve listened to what you have to say and know that when you have riding buddies to ride with, 42% of our lady cyclist say that having people to ride with would encourage them to ride more.

We also know that comfort on the bike is important. And, having confidence in changing a flat or having a little bike mechanical knowledge can go a long way towards getting on the bike for rides a little easier. That’s why we’re hosting Ladies Night at Peak Cycles.  We want our lady cyclist to have a great community of friends to ride with – confidently!   We’ll answer questions on how to ride smart, what the rules of the road are, what the differences are in mens and ladies bike geometry, what to wear when, and even share some of our favorite rides.

The best part?  We’ll have free food and drink, clinics, raffle prizes from Shimano, Specialized, Endura and POC!

Mark your calendars now!  Stop by that night of get ahead of the pack and RSVP on Facebook.  Either way, Join us for Ladies Night at Peak Cycles in Golden, Monday October 28th at 7PM.

Learn which bike is best for you. Discover the best bike parts and clothing accessories needed for fall and winter riding.  Bond with other female cyclist to share your favorite road routes, mountain bike trails, and even plan to ride together.  See you soon!

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4 Ways to Pedal the Winter Blues Away

January 10, 2013

For those who think they don’t have time to get into shape and start moving, now is the time to take action.  The 2013 ride and race season planning in Colorado is well underway.  Sure, the motivation to train in the winter months can be taxing.  Staleness or burnout from the previous season may linger, or maybe just the colder temps and shorter days weaken our resolve to get on the bike.  Yet, there are ways to combat the winter blues.  Here’s how!

1. Support Structure
Create a supportive environment that supports your goals.  Is there a time of day that works best for you?  Then, schedule your training time.  Do you train better with a partner?  Then, enlist the help of your family and friends.  Is your bike riding properly?  Check out your bike components, determine which bike parts you need, and get your bike in proper riding condition.  Your primary objective in creating a support structure is to foster an environment in which you are supported and held accountable.

2. Atmosphere
Does it matter where you ride?  Winter months create weather and lighting challenges.  Yet, there are definite options.  Inside riding on a trainer or rollers  can offer consistent pedal time and the ability to focus on heart rate and power easier than riding outside.  If you enjoy listening to music, don’t just play the hard stuff.  Consider modulating your listening to slower and medium tempo tunes that simulate heart rate goals and tempo riding.  Also, visual cues offer stimulation. A well lit room can create inviting energy and a unique atmosphere to train in.

3. Visual Effects
Sometimes seeing is believing!  Pop in a DVD training video or select a few YouTube clips to get your mind in the game.  Posters, a vision board, books, maps , or pictures of upcoming races can trigger your motivation to not only get on the bike, but maybe even dig a little deeper than you would have otherwise.

4. Competition Sparks Motivation
One way to stay motivated during longs stretches of training with little competition is to set small training goals. Working to achieve small training goals will make every training session meaningful. It will also provide small successes offering a sense of accomplishment while training for future competitions.  In fact, have you scheduled your 2013 races yet?  Here are a few worth checking out:

An essential element to being a successful athlete is staying motivated throughout the year.  Remember, cycling is supposed to be fun.  Set small goals, create a supportive structure and atmosphere for your training environment, and you’ll be amazed at what you can do in 2013!