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Make Sure That You & Your Bike Are Ready To Roll..Training tips from a cycling coach | Edmonton Journal

Make Sure That You & Your Bike Are Ready To Roll..Training tips from a cycling coach | Edmonton Journal | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it
Training tips from Lara Penno, cycling coach and My First Fondo Clinic ...
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You are on your bike and ready to roll, but wait — safety and bike etiquette come first. Is your bike in good working order?
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Here's an excellent checklist to follow to make sure that you are ready to ride safely on June 29th and decrease your chances of experiencing mechanical breakdowns.

 

With two weeks to go, you still have a little time to follow-up on anything that you may have overlooked. 

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Kristin Butcher’s guide to introducing people to bike riding (without ruining their day) | People for Bikes

Kristin Butcher’s guide to introducing people to bike riding (without ruining their day) | People for Bikes | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

If you’re reading this, chances are you already love biking. You have fond memories of weaving through trees, finding serenity in the blur of asphalt passing beneath your wheels, and enjoying a soundtrack made up entirely of your own heartbeat and the hum of rotating tires. And there’s probably someone out there who you wish felt just like you do about riding bikes.

 

Go ahead and make a convert out of them. But before you do, read this quick and dirty list of do’s and don’ts for sharing the cycling love...

Parca's insight:

Good advice on how to introduce your friends, collegues and family members to the joys of bike riding...without the stress, pressure or frustration that so often accompanies this endeavor. You have a much better chance of convincing a novice or lapsed rider to get on a bike a second time this way...

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Early season cycling tips | Efficient Coaching Inc.

Early season cycling tips |  Efficient Coaching Inc. | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it
New post: Early season cycling tips http://t.co/t9HGtF7DO6
Parca's insight:

Good practical tips for easing back into your training routine for those long distance events coming up in the late spring and summer....Top of the list? The Giro di Pacifica on Saturday, June 29th, of course! 

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Caltrans Group Offering Ticket to Be Among First to Drive Through the Devil’s Slide Tunnels | Half Moon Bay Patch

Caltrans Group Offering Ticket to Be Among First to Drive Through the Devil’s Slide Tunnels | Half Moon Bay Patch | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

You can be one of the first through the Devil's Slide Tunnel...bit it'll cost you...Fees for driving through the tunnel first range from $100 to $3,000, the Review reports.

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Parca's "Ride At Devil's Slide": Giro di Pacifica Cycling Fundraiser coming Saturday, July 28 | Pacifica Riptide

Parca's "Ride At Devil's Slide": Giro di Pacifica Cycling Fundraiser coming Saturday, July 28 | Pacifica Riptide | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

 

Thanks to the Pacifica Riptide for their recent article and beautiful picture of our Giro di Pacifica sign at Rockaway Beach. Hope that all of you in the area have seen the wildly creative, eye-catching and colorful sign that local artist Todd Bray designed and created for Parca. Love the peloton, but this isn't quite the "Tour de France"...yet...

 

Pacifica Riptide: "Parca sponsors the 2012 Giro di Pacifica, a one-day cycling Parca benefit event, on Saturday, July 28, for every level of rider, from principianti (beginners) to esperti (experts). Parca was started 60 years ago by parents who refused to institutionalize their children born with developmental disabilities. Parca continues this advocacy: first inclusive after-school childcare, the only respite home in the area, and adult services.

 

Volunteers needed to help at the spaghetti feed (carbo-loading for cyclists) and driving cyclists to starting points. Join for a few hours or the whole day. Email Sue Digre and Makayla at photographfanatic@gmail.com

Donate
http://www.razoo.com/story/Giro-Di-Pacifica-3
Contact
Email: giro@parca.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirodiPacifica
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/girodipacifica"

 

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Fueling For Cycling: What to Eat, When & How Much? | Women's Cycling.ca

Fueling For Cycling: What to Eat, When & How Much? | Women's Cycling.ca | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

Informative article on when, what and how much to eat for optimal fueling.

 

Women's Cycling.ca: "Cycling burns a whopping number of calories. When you’re properly fueled you have more energy and you’ll pedal with more power."

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Love your board as much as your bike? Kahuna Kupuna surf contest returns to Pacifica | Pacifica Tribune

Love your board as much as your bike? Kahuna Kupuna surf contest returns to Pacifica | Pacifica Tribune | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

For those of you who love your boards as much as your bikes, the Kahuna Kupuna surf contest for the benefit Pacifica's Environmental Family (PEF) returns to Pacifica for 13th year...

 

Pacifica Tribune: Developed with the idea of putting a spotlight on the ever growing numbers of local avid surfers moving into their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond while also raising some much needed funds for Pacifica's Environmental Family, the Kahuna Kupuna is the only amateur surf contest in the world that offers surfers 50 years of age and over competitive divisions that are set up in 5-year increments as well as offering a "Junior Kupuna" division for surfers 40 — 49 years of age. Kahuna, in Hawaiian, means "Big Chief" and Kupuna means "Grandparent" or, more accurately, "older member of the community who others turn to for advice and counsel."

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Nominate the Best Place to Bike in Pacifica | Patch.com

Nominate the Best Place to Bike in Pacifica | Patch.com | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

The Patch wants to know the "best place to bike" in Pacifica. Can we nominate ourselves or would that be terribly tacky?

 

PATCH: "Nominate the Best Place to Bike in PacificaPatch.com. Let us know the best place to bike in Pacifica so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers' Choice 2012 winner."

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PARCA announces 'Giro de Pacifica,' a one-of-a kind-bike ride - San Jose Mercury News

PARCA announces 'Giro de Pacifica,' a one-of-a kind-bike ride - San Jose Mercury News | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

Here's the recent article on Giro di Pacifica published in the Pacifca Tribune. 

 

Pacifica Tribune: "The ride options offer both challenges and fun for all. The 100-mile, 63-mile and 33-mile routes for experienced and advanced riders, and 16-mile route for intermediate-level cyclists, feature panoramic views along beautiful coastal routes, rolling hills, and tree-lined roads; and full support, with crewed rest stops and roving SAG (Support & Gear) vehicles patrolling the routes, from start to finish."

 

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Devil's slide tunnel 1st bicycle ride (unofficial)...take a sneak peek!

If you want to see what the inside of the new Devil's Slide tunnel looks like from a cyclist's POV, here you go...

 

Looks like someone got a little antsy and took an unauthorized (just a wild guess here) bike ride through there a couple of months ago headed in the southbound direction.

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Giro di Pacifica Training Tips: Descending on a Road Bike | Women's Cycling.ca

Giro di Pacifica Training Tips: Descending on a Road Bike  | Women's Cycling.ca | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

Since you'll be doing plenty of descending on the Century, Metric Cento (100-km) and Cinquanta (50-km) routes, you'll want to make sure that you know how to maintain control of your speed and your bike! Here's a good article with several tips on bike handling skills you'll need to develop in order to get downhill safely. 

 

Women's Cycling.ca: After struggling up a steep, quad-busting hill, flying down the other side is a welcome reward. Descents are payback for all the effort you’ve made getting to the top. Cycling downhill may appear to be effortless, doing it safely takes a lot of different bike handling skills.

 

The pros hit speeds of 90 km/hr (55 mph) on descents. You probably won’t be going that fast but it’s still important to be able to anticipate what’s on the road ahead, and to learn how to keep control of your bike as you descend a steep hill

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Easy, Tasty, No-Bake 30-Minute Energy Bar Recipe: Cycling Bites| Sweet and Salty SF

Easy, Tasty, No-Bake 30-Minute Energy Bar Recipe: Cycling Bites| Sweet and Salty SF | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

If you don't have a lot of time or little patience in the kitchen, here's a fast, easy, no bake energy bar recipe you can prepare at home; originally published in Bicycling.com...

 

Sweet and Salty: "Since the recipe did not involve any baking, I took a risk and decided to try it out... I found the bars kept their shape while remaining soft and gooey on the inside. The peanut butter added a good amount of savory flavor while the trail mix gave variety to each bite. After only the first mouthful, I knew that these home-made granola bars were podium worthy."

 

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Looking for a Gentle Pre-Giro Warm-up? Bike Ride Pacifica- 2 wheels,3 beaches & 100's of wildflowers | Weekend Sherpa

Looking for a Gentle Pre-Giro Warm-up? Bike Ride Pacifica- 2 wheels,3 beaches & 100's of wildflowers | Weekend Sherpa | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

If you're just starting or getting back into cycling and looking for some good weekend rides to start getting ready for the Giro, here's a nice one in Pacifica; including an optional detour to a new wine bar on Rockaway Beach.

 

Weekend Sherpa: "Two wheels, three beaches and hundreds of wildflowers.That’s what you have on this easy 8-mile (round-trip) bike ride in Pacifica. Ready to pedal through petals? Starting from Sharp Park Beach, the first three-quarters of a mile is a coastal cruise on a wide dirt trail known as the Sea Wall. Due south is Mori Point, a recent addition to Golden Gate National Park and a canvas of spring wildflowers."

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Is You Bike Fitted Properly? Physical therapist offers tips for painless biking | TahoeDailyTribune

Is You Bike Fitted Properly? Physical therapist offers tips for painless biking | TahoeDailyTribune | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

Climbing, descending, pedaling, braking, cornering and steering are all among the skills bicyclists can develop to more efficiently bicycle, whether it be in the mountains or on the road, Kozlowski said.

The physical therapist, who has been fitting bikes for two years, said a properly adjusted bike can be the difference between a painless ride and numb extremities.

“Believe it or not, your butt shouldn’t hurt,” Kozlowski said.

Parca's insight:

Some good tips on how to avoid some of the pain and soreness that you thought was an unavoidable part of cycling. It ain't necessarily so, says South Lake Tahoe physical therapist, Chris Koslowski. If it hurts, you are doing something wrong, she says, “believe it or not, your butt shouldn’t hurt!"

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Age Is No Barrier: 69-year Old Cyclist Trains to Ride 180-miles in 12 hours | Women's Cycling.ca

Age Is No Barrier: 69-year Old Cyclist Trains to Ride 180-miles in 12 hours | Women's Cycling.ca | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it
My good friend and client Elizabeth Wicks is 69 and has been an endurance cyclist for 20 years. In 2003 she completed the 1,200 km Paris-Brest-Paris.
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If you need inspiration to train, here's a great story for you...

 

We look forward to seeing all of you at Giro di Pacifica on June 29 and hearing your inspirational stories! (And our longest ride is only 100-miles, so it's an easy one compared to this.)

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'Devil's Slide Ride' Hauls in $10K for Peninsula Charity | Patch.com

'Devil's Slide Ride' Hauls in $10K for Peninsula Charity  | Patch.com | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

We are looking forward to a bigger and better ride next year and hope that you are, too. We already working on it and hope to have an announcement for you on the date shortly.... 

 

Pacifica Patch: "Devil's Slide Ride' Hauls in $10K for Peninsula CharityPatch.comAn inaugural charity bike ride in Pacifica last month raised funding for Peninsula residents with developmental disabilities along with expectations of the event's future growth.."

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'Ride at Devil's Slide' to Benefit Peninsula Charity | Pacifica Patch

'Ride at Devil's Slide' to Benefit Peninsula Charity | Pacifica Patch | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

Thanks to Gideon Rubin at the Pacifica Patch for the really nice article on the ride. He covers it well.

 

Pacifica Patch: "Giro di Pacifica" benefits Burlingame-based Parca, a group that aids San Mateo County residents living with developmental disabilities. Keynote Systems, a San Mateo tech firm, is co-sponsoring the event."

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Keynote is Event Sponsor of PARCA’s Inaugural “Giro Di Pacifica” Bike Ride to Help People With Developmental Disabilities Live Independently| Bloomberg

Keynote is Event Sponsor of PARCA’s Inaugural “Giro Di Pacifica” Bike Ride to Help People With Developmental Disabilities Live Independently| Bloomberg | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it
Keynote is ‘Title Event’ Sponsor of PARCA’s Inaugural “Giro Di Pacifica” Bike Ride to Help People With Developmental Disabilities Live Independently Focus is on Making “The Ride At Devil’s Slide” an Important One-of-a-Kind ...
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Giro di Pacifica recommended in "How to Get Fit This Summer" article | Silicon Valley Patch

Giro di Pacifica  recommended in "How to Get Fit This Summer" article | Silicon Valley Patch | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

Many good suggestions in article on how to get in shape this summer, chief among them in our humble opinion, "Giro di Pacifica in Pacifica – 16, 33, 67 and 100-mile bike (July 28)."

 

Silicon Valley Patch: "It’s summer time and you know what that means—it’s bikini time. Not too excited to shed those layers and reveal what’s underneath? No need to worry because we’re here to give you some tips to getting fit to show off your bikini body."

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Street Smarts: Sharing mountain roads with bicyclists | San Jose Mercury News

Street Smarts: Sharing mountain roads with bicyclists | San Jose Mercury News | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

Do you have a right to "take the lane" on a downhill, curvy road? 

 

Dear Street Smarts,
Q: Last week, I was driving slowly down Old San Jose-Soquel Road in my very full 4-ton diesel Isuzu NPR commercial flatbed, which is 12 feet wide including the side mirrors.

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Forget calorie and carbon reduction: here’s the real reason people ride bikes | Bay Bikers: The Bay Area's bicycle blog | an SFGate.com blog

Forget calorie and carbon reduction: here’s the real reason people ride bikes | Bay Bikers: The Bay Area's bicycle blog | an SFGate.com blog | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

So the real reason people ride bikes is because it feels good. And if you want to feel DOUBLY good, sign up to ride in the Giro di Pacifica.

 

Not only will you feel good for all the reasons mentioned in the article, but you'll feel good because you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping people with developmental disabilities live independently long after the ride is over. 

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How to Fix a Flat Tire on a Road Bike | Over 40 Cyclist

The Giro di Pacifica is a fully supported ride, but if you plan to cover any distance on your bike, you should always know some bike maintenance and repair basics. If you have a hard time changing the tire on your road bike, here's a practical  step-by-step tutorial on how to do it fairly easily, along with some good advice for reducing the risk of getting another flat on the way home.

 

Over 40 Cyclist: "When you're road riding you will inevitably get a flat tyre. A puncture on a road bike is a hassle, and holds up the whole cycling bunch. So how do you fix a flat tire on a road bike as fast as possible, to ensure you minimise the risk that the puncture will re-occur on the same ride? How to fix a flat tyre on a road bike."

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California coast; one of country's best travel destinations, best if seen by bike! Watch LiveCam | NewNowNext

California coast; one of country's best travel destinations, best if seen by bike! Watch LiveCam | NewNowNext | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it
The California coast and countryside is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the country, and one of the best ways to see it [...]...
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How To Fix a Flat Tire Explained with Video) | The Over 40 Cyclist

How To Fix a Flat Tire Explained with Video) | The Over 40 Cyclist | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

If you are relatively new to cycling, and haven't had much experience fixing flats, this is definitely a video to watch. Practice at home BEFORE it happens to you on the road...sign up for a long ride. (Btw, the Giro is a supported ride, but knowing how to make basic repairs and adjustments to your bike is something all cyclists should know...)

 

The Over 40 Cyclist: "Fixing a puncture is a crucial skill to learn. Once you've taken up road cycling there is one problem that I guarantee will afflict you sooner or later. Flat tires. Everyone gets a flat tire from time to time.There’s a few things worth learning about fixing a flat tyre on a road bike. It’s not all that difficult, but it’s not entirely easy, so I’ve done a short video giving you a few ideas for fixing a puncture on the road.

There is one tip in the video which of its own is worth the 5 minutes watching. Do this one thing and you will greatly reduce your chances of a second flat on the ride."

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Riding with the Pros: Kathryn Bertine offer tips for new cyclists | ESPN-W

Riding with the Pros: Kathryn Bertine offer tips for new cyclists | ESPN-W | "Devil's Slide Ride"―Challenging, breath-taking rides centered on the coastal areas of San Mateo County for the benefit of Parca | Scoop.it

Helpful, informative article with lots of tips and practical advice for newbies on which riding equipment is absolutely essential and what you should consider and look for when purchasing it. While geared towards women, there is plenty in this thorough piece that makes it a must-read for male cyclists who are just starting out, too. 

 

ESPN-W: "Wearing a helmet is essential at all times. As we know, protecting the brain is important, so it may be worth it to invest time and a little money to pick up the right helmet. Not to mention finding one that is comfortable...Make sure the helmet fits tight enough that it cannot rotate once it is in place. Also, make sure it is sitting straight, not too much on the back or front of the head; it ensures you get the best protection possible."

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