These are the 2012 model and won’t be around very long with a already low price and 10% off!
Stop on by today!
Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
~Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip.
In case you missed it in this past weeks Illinois Times,, a interesting article about possible adoption of a bicycle and pedestrian plan by the Springfield City Council
The Springfield City Council is due to take up a resolution endorsing the bike plan at its next meeting on tonight (May 21).
Rain has been taken out of the forecast for the early part of the evening, so we will still be having our Monday night group ride. The ride leaves “the shop” at 5:30 and heads to Chatham and back.
It will be windy on the way out one, so here are some tips on cycling through a headwind:
1. Get your head down low by getting into the drop position: be mindful that you can still see where you are going but your aim is to be as ‘aerodynamic’ as you can. Remain seated as much as you can, even up steep hills – standing up is only going to set you up as a ‘sail’..!
2. Change up to a bigger gear and keep pushing through it. The natural tendency is to change down to a lower gear, but this will only cause you to lose more speed.
3. Keep mentally strong by focusing on the moment you’re in! Try not to react to the situation by getting negative, just know that to keep moving forward at a goodly pace you need to ‘keep going’ – so keep positive!
4. Shelter behind other riders if you can. In cycling this is called “drafting”, although in windy conditions it can also be called “sheltering”.
5. If practical, ride as close as you can to hedges along the roadside. For example, if the wind is a cross-wind buffering you from the right, then ride up close to obstacles along your right side as you ride. You can save much ‘buffering’ by riding like this as the obstacles give you a partial shelter.
The Vilano FORZA is one of the lowest priced road bikes equipped with integrated brake lever shifters. This is an excellent choice for an anyone getting into road cycling-On sale now and only 3 left in stock! Call the shop for more details 523-0188.
10% off on the men’s small Giant Sedona bikes, these are 2012 models and won’t be around very long with 10% off! Stop on by today