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2017 will have twice the off-road fun and challenge via the XTERRA South PH to be held in Danao, Cebu and the XTERRA North PH to be held in La Union! Registration for XTERRA North PH (La Union) will open on Saturday, December 10, 8AM Philippine time!
for details visit http://www.xterraphil.com/
Over the years, I have heard my share of bicycle fitting myths. It’s hard not to be succumbed to them with the internet hosting blogs and videos on ‘how to fit your bike’ by any person out there. By understanding these misconceptions about bike fitting, you can learn how to avoid things that could be hampering your progress as a cyclist. You’ll also understand the process and science behind bicycle fitting and its value to you, regardless of your riding ability.
MYTH 1: I ONLY NEED A BIKE FIT IF MY POSITION IS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE OR IF I HAVE JUST PURCHASED A NEW BIKE
Bike fitting is an ongoing process. Your body is always changing from its fitness, flexibility, weight, and strength. It’s recommended to get a fit at least once a year. If you have just purchased a new bike, or have recovered from an injury or surgery, a bike fit is very important in optimizing your performance on the bike.
MYTH 2: IT DOESN’T WORK. I HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED A FIT BEFORE (FROM MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE) AND IT DIDN’T HELP
It’s important to understand that the term ‘bike fit’ is used in many different contexts, as there are several different philosophies of fit and levels of fitting expertise. Some bike shops may advertise a ‘bike fit’, but are only offering a few minor adjustments, or the person performing the fit was never professionally trained. The FASTER Fit Lab represents the best fitting methodology in the world with our 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional camera systems and fitting expertise. By improving your biomechanics, we work to make you more efficient, more comfortable, and faster on your bike. The FASTER fit is a very in-depth service that takes 2 to 3 hours and involves: an interview on your medical history, flexibility testing, range of motion, and then spinning on the bike as we analyze your biomechanics and make adjustments to the bike and your position. After 30 days, we bring you back into the FASTER Fit Lab for a follow up fit (at no additional charge), to make any additional changes to your bike based upon how you have adjusted to the fit in your riding.
MYTH 3: I HAVE A BIG TRIATHLON EVENT COMING UP AND I DON’T WANT TO GET A FIT NOW BECAUSE THOSE CHANGES MIGHT BE DRAMATIC AND COULD AFFECT MY PERFORMANCE
When you have an event coming up, we work with you to ensure that the proper adjustments are made to make you more efficient on your bike without making major changes. The FASTER Fit includes a 30-day follow-up, which we would schedule with you for before your event, and use that time to make any major adjustments that may be necessary. That way, you will be more efficient for your event, and still get in the necessary fit adjustments to make an overall long term impact on your riding.
MYTH 4: I HAVE TRIED MANY DIFFERENT CUSTOM INSOLES FOR MY FEET, BUT KEEP GETTING NUMBNESS/TINGLING, HOT FEET, AND DISCOMFORT. MAYBE I HAVEN’T FOUND THE PERFECT INSOLES…
We’ve heard this many times from people and have always addressed this issue in the FASTER Fit lab. Issues with your feet usually result from improper cleat placement, saddle placement, and other adjustments on the bike. During the FASTER Fit, we spend a great deal of time working with your feet to make sure your feet are not only comfortable but to improve your overall efficiency on the bike.
MYTH 5: IF I LOWER MY STEM AND GET AS LOW AS POSSIBLE, IT WILL MAKE ME MORE AERO
Being hunched over in what people typically think of as an ‘aero’ position could be hindering your performance. There is a scientific formula for what angle your hips can be in before you lose power on the bike. Think about crimping a hose and the water not coming out. This is what you can do to your power on the bike by putting yourself in this position. During a recent experiment in the FASTER Wind Tunnel, Melissa experimented with lowering her stem on a Cervelo P3 time trial bike. After the test, we found her to not only be less aero, but she was extremely uncomfortable in this position.
MYTH 6: MY LOWER BACK IS BOTHERING ME, SO I PROBABLY NEED TO RAISE MY HANDLEBARS
We have often seen people make adjustments to their bike based on ‘symptoms’ and have not only aggravated those symptoms, but created new issues. Raising the handlebars does seem logical, but in some circumstances, can actually create more pressure in your lower back. If you are currently experiencing these symptoms, be sure to contact us directly and get proper advice.
MYTH 7: MY HANDS KEEP GOING NUMB. MAYBE IT’S EITHER MY GLOVES OR I’M GETTING OLD
Your hands are full of many nerves and unfortunately, cycling puts a lot of pressure on these nerves. Sometimes using padded gloves can help alleviate pressure on these nerves and reduce the numbness in your hands, but many times, this is caused by a fitting issue. A proper fit reduces the amount of pressure that is put on your arms. During a fit, we may adjust the distance and height your handlebars are from your body. We may also pick a new handlebar to improve your fit, as they come in many sizes and shapes (round or more flat).
MYTH 8: I NEED TO BUY A BIKE FIRST, AND THEN GET FIT TO THE BIKE
You can do it in this order, however at FASTER, we recommend getting a fit first, and taking your fit measurements to find your perfect new bike. Bikes have many different geometries between brands, and even models within a brand. Depending on your riding style, flexibility, goals, and fit measurements, we can help narrow down which options would work best for you and your budget.
MYTH 9: BIKE FITTING IS EXPENSIVE
We’ll admit, cycling isn’t a cheap sport. However, when you consider the costs of a new bike, wheels, or clothing, a bike fit is a minimal investment. At FASTER, we offer two levels of fitting: a 2D/3D fit for $299.99 and a Medical fit for $499.99. We also offer a 3D Speed Lab Fitting for $749.99 which involves a 2D/3D fit and an hour in our wind tunnel. This is for athletes who want to be completely optimized, where power output and respiration rate will be evaluated while aerodynamic drag is also measured. Investing in a fit can also prevent future costs of getting injured or not riding your bike because it was too uncomfortable.
MYTH 10: I ONLY GET DISCOMFORT WHEN I GO LONGER DISTANCES ON MY BIKE… SHOULD I JUST RIDE SHORTER DISTANCES FROM NOW ON?
Riding longer distances should be enjoyable yet challenging. A proper bike fit will ensure that no matter the distance you are riding, you are optimized in comfort and performance. You never have to resort to shorter distances on your bike rides, unless you absolutely want to.
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Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 returns to Phuket on November 27, 2016
To all Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand & IRONKIDS Thailand Participants
We are pleased to advise that we will be proceeding with our inaugural Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand and Foremost IRONKIDS after due consideration of the recent events in Thailand and the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. We at Sunrise Events and IRONMAN are very mindful and respectful of the mourning period and the Thai culture.
The direction of the Phuket Government is for all sporting events to continue yet duly mindful of the yearlong mourning period. This is aligned with the National Government’s position to continue sports and tourism activities with certain restrictions.
As such we will have to realize certain aspects of our events may be considerably subdued during this period, particularly with respect to celebration. Participants may also be asked to wear black armbands as a matter of respect.
Though there will be some adjustments in light of the circumstances, we believe this event will still very much be a world-class event.
We look forward to seeing you in Phuket in just over a month.
About Phuket, Thailand
Phuket, one of the world’s premier holiday destinations, is famous for its crystal clear waters, pristine white beaches and stunning natural scenery – as well as its variety of attractions and entertainment. Friendly smiles and compassionate nature of its people, combined with the majestic beauty of its island and surroundings, with the added bonus of luxury hotels and resorts, will make Phuket, Thailand the next IRONMAN target destination.
With a new and exciting course we would like to invite local and international participants to 2016 Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand. The race venue remains the same at Bangtao Phuket, the same grounds of the first triathlon in Asia more then 20 years ago. Start, finish and awards party will all be in one place at Bangtao beach.
Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand will also offer a team relay, a great opportunity for first timers to get a taste for an IRONMAN race.
2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Official Qualifier SealIRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifying Race
Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand will offer a $15,000 USD professional prize purse and 30 qualifying age group slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Full Distance: 1500m Swim + 40km Mt. Bike + 10km Trail Run
Lite Distance: 750m Swim + 20km Mt. Bike + 5km Trail Run
Duathlon Distance: 3km Trail Run + 20km Mt. Bike + 5km Trail Run
Full distance individual competitors must clearly indicate upon registration which category they will compete in: Asian Elite, Filipino Elite or Age Group.
Relay Entries: Teams must consist of three individuals, and please indicate clearly what each team member will do (swim, bike, or run). Mixed teams can be two (2) males and one (1) female; or two (2) females and one (1) male.
Ages of reckoning will be at 31 December 2017. All participants must be at least 16 years old on race day.
If you have to withdraw from the Xterra Philippines competition please read carefully our Withdrawal Policy and remember that Withdrawals will only be accepted in writing. Sunrise Events will only accept withdrawal until February 28, 2017. Should a competitor withdrew on or before February 28, 2017 he or she will be entitled to the following refund: Regular Rate: 50% of registration fee may be refunded by February 28, 2017. No more refunds after February 28, 2017. For hotel bookings, the withdrawing competitor will get a Forty Percent (40%) refund of the actual cost.
Note: No refund for hotel reservations after February 28, 2017.
Registration is non-upgradable/downgradable.
Please inform Sunrise Events Inc of your intention to withdraw in writing either by post or e-mail. Postal address is 6/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas Street, 1203 Makati City, Philippines. E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone and verbal messages will not be accepted.
For questions, please e-mail email@example.com.
DANAO City will be hosting next year’s Xterra Off-road Triathlon, Sunrise Events Inc. (SEI), the race’s organizer, announced today.
Princess Galura, general manager of SEI, met with Cebu’s Fifth District Representative Ramon “Red” Durano VI earlier today along with Cebu Provincial Administrator Mark Tolentino and Cebu Provincial Sports Commission vice chairman Miguel Magpale where they discussed the city’s hosting of the race.
The race is returning to Cebu for the fist time since Liloan hosted the event in 2014.
Liloan had actually hosted the event for four years.
Albay hosted the event in 2015 and 2016. The province actually signed a three-year contract with SEI but decided to discontinue hosting the race for the third straight time.
The race is scheduled on April 14 next year. Registration will start on October 26.
Durano VI and Tolentino are excited about the city’s hosting. SDanao has urged the SEI to discover other towns and cities in Cebu that can be a potential venue for a triathlon race, according to Galura.
The race features a 1.5-kilometer swim, 35k off-road bike course and 10k trail run.
Danao is also bidding to host an international mountain bike competition and the Palarong Pambansa next year.
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