Special Combo Deal

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Beach Gear, Blog |

    Special of the day!   Get our Combo Deal with a Beach Tent and a Beach Trolley as well as FREE shipping Australia wide for $129 till stock lasts.   Spoil yourself!  Load all  your gear, towels, esky, kids toys and Beach Tent into the Beach Trolley, pull or push it to your favourite “spot”, off-load and sit down in your beach trolley sitter or chair with your head under cover. The UV50+ Pop-up Tent is large enough for a family and gives great air flow and UV protection. Tent size open: 195 x 110 x 93cm; Trolley size open: 96 x 60 x 62cm Loading capacity: 100kg  Both fold-up small for car boot. FREE Postage in Australia Internationals please email for delivery quote. Of course we accept Paypal. Contact us for dir dep details...

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The Different Body Types of Cyclists

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized |

THE DIFFERENT BODY TYPES OF CYCLISTS     Author: Matt Russ Source: The Sport Factory From: The Winners Sports Nutrition http://winnersbars.com.au   Your body type was primarily determined before you were born. When it comes to racing, lamenting your body type is futile and counter-productive. Cyclists can be particularly hard on themselves. Small bodied climbers wish they were faster in the flats, and the larger more powerful cyclists hate being dropped in the hills. It is the natural order of cycling. When it comes to training and racing, your body type is an important consideration, and the smart athlete will identify their strengths to exploit and weaknesses to develop. Power to weight ratio is the “golden” ratio of cycling. Ignoring tactics, the raw number of watts per kilogram that an athlete can generate for the duration of a race will be a key determinant of the outcome. It is, however, important to note that a small climber and a large sprinter can have an equal power to weight ratio. So why is the smaller cyclist faster in the hills, whereas the larger cyclist can motor in the flats? Well, the answers to this question are varied and complex. One theory is that smaller riders tend to have higher VO2 values, which will serve them well in the hills. A cyclist with more muscle cross section gives them the power needed to push through the increased air resistance associated with high speeds. Muscle fiber predominance (fast twitch vs. slow twitch) is another determining factor of ability and strength, as is limb length and muscle origin / insertion points. Of course there are numerous exceptions to these generalizations that should be noted, but it is well known that body type affects cycling performance. You have in all likelihood observed this phenomenon on your own. The best all-around cyclists tend to fall in the middle of the spectrum (Lance) and are of a more medium build. Climbers tend to be small and light, whereas sprinters are larger and thick muscled. Training and racing with your body type mostly means a more analytical approach to both. Here are a few ways you tip the genetic scale:   Train Your Weakness Athletes often make the mistake of training their strengths and not their weaknesses. If you are a good climber, you will likely spend your time training in the hills where you receive the most satisfaction. But if your weakness is maintaining sustained speeds on flat terrain, this is the area you should be devoting training time to. Remember, the strongest all-around cyclists are usually the best on a varied course.   Choose the Right Course If you have the option of choosing your races, you can strategically gravitate towards courses that play to your body type and strengths. This may seem elementary, but I often hear from athletes who are frustrated by their...

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World champs for two local young cyclists

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized |

  Congratulations to Ryan Cavanagh (left back) and Daniel Fitter (right back) from the Sunshine Coast who has been invited to compete in the World Champs in Italy in Sep 2013. These boys joined junior development at Sunshine Coast Cycling Club in their early primary school years. Merv McDonald, their coach and well loved cycling guru on the Coast, remembers how they first pitched with bmx bikes. These two boys have been out there working hard every day, pedalling before dawn and after school. Rivalry and friendship still keeping them together. With Merv’s son as their current coach, Warren McDonald, Ryan and Daniel has high hopes of becoming Aussie icons. In the Sunshine Coast Junior Cycling Club Dan and Ryan are an inspiration to the younger riders as seen by the fans in the picture. The photo was taken a week ago when Dan and Ryan did a radio interview at 106five fm radio station which is located at Nambour Christian College, Woombye. Their fan club reckons the boys are Tour De France material. We surely hope so!   To help these boys raise the funds to travel oversees, raffle tickets can be bought to win a SCOTT bicycle valued at $1000. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets. The winner will be drawn on the 1st of Sep at Girraween, Noosa during the Sunshine Coast Junior Tour. The winner will be contacted by phone and published on the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club’s website. Tickets can be purchased from Revolution Cycles, Nicklin Way, WARANA or Noosa Bike Shop, Mary Street, NOOSAVILLE. Cash donations can be left at either bike shop noted above or by direct deposit to the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club Bendigo Bank account BSB 633000 Account number 147635965 Please use reference “BOYS2WORLDS”   Best wishes to Ryan and Daniel! The Hennings  ...

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