The Pisgah Stage race is a 5 day timed stage race in the Pisgah National Forest. Pisgah has some of the most extreme, steep, technical, gnarly demanding singletrack in the country, oh, and it's in a rainforest. It's no joke, the climbing is brutally steep and you get zero rest on the descents that are equally as hard. You can't lose focus for a second, or you may end up like one of the teams that raced, walking your mountain bike out of the forest in two pieces!
Life is a river, a beginning, an end, and a million different ways in-between. I was fortunate enough to add another bend in my river this winter with an internship at TotalCyclist for part two of the 2019 Winter Series. As a student at UNC Charlotte within the Exercise Science department, my final semester before my Exercise Physiology licensure requires a 340-hour internship of my choosing. With my passion of cycling mixed with a love of physiology, TotalCyclist was a perfect fit.
Cycling in India is being loved by commuters and racers alike. A lot of the population enjoys this way of fitness.
The road racing community is growing and a lot of riders look for various opportunities to make a living out of racing in India, only to fizzle out in the larger scheme of things as the sport is at a very growing stage in the country.
DUDES and DIVAS
Coming This Fall….
We (@TotalCyclist) have been asked over the years on why we just have cycling camps for “Women”. Truth be told, we’ve never had a women’s only policy, it was just that we felt that there was, and still is, a tremendous niche in the growing population that is female cycling.
Men, and women, have attended DivaCamps in the past. Now we feel it’s time for a unique concept. WE will call it Dude Camp. Here’s the rub. All of camps are NON exclusive. Yes, we realize that women do enjoy the company of other female cyclists when riding. We also realize that men enjoy the company of other men. when riding. Half wheel the hell out of each other. (Men and women).
Coming in the next few months is a new property, in the high mountains, that TotalCyclist will be using for some really challenging climbing camps. This will be for women, men, couples and a mix.
For continuity sake we will offer several different kinds of Camps.
DudeCamp: Kind of a Beer, bourbon, bikes, for the gentlemen.
DivaCamp: This continues the concept of www.divacyclingcamp.com
Dudes and Divas: This will be .a huge mix of camps that would appeal to both! Running, cycling, triathlon and more. These will be half, one, and several day camps.
So, if you and your friends. (Dudes of Divas) want to have an epic experience with the best coaching team for any kind of Camp…reach out to us. We value suggestions on types of camps as well.
My road to recovery. I am learning The Why? for everything! Why am I craving chocolate? Why am I craving pizza? Is it because I am tired? Dehydrated? Need salt? Hungry? There is an answer to everything, it just has to be figured out. When I am tired I crave everything. I have learned that if I eat my healthy salad with pink salt and olive oil at lunch, my cravings will decrease or go away. So I need salt! when I am tired. If I am craving chocolate, I'm stressed.
I was recently talking with a friend about the power of the mind, how attitudes are self fulfilling prophecies. How a mindset going into and during an interval or a hard moment can set one up for success or failure.
You can defeat the pesky voices that say it’s too hard. You have the power to achieve the mental toughness that is revered in endurance sports. It all begins with staying positive.
The past few weeks have had some highs and lows. My exercise and progress were going well when I moved wrong and had increased back pain! PANIC!! My wonderful TC coach talked me off the ledge! I backed off on my activity a lot for a few days and things got better. I felt like I had taken a few steps BACKWARDS after making such good progress. I talked with my coach about the other ways I’ve made tons of progress, my waist is smaller,