Franklin Joyce

  • Cyclists have a special relationship with their sport. They eat, breathe, and sleep bicycles. But there are times when they have to tear themselves away from their wheels… to go to work, say, or attend a dress-up function. With bicycle jewelry, they can have a tangible connection to the sport with them all the time.Jay Roach, the director is…[Read more]

  • This simple workout improves both your hill climbing and core strength. You need to be outdoors for this one as the indoor trainer is stable so you don’t get the core activation of riding hills outside. The workout is very simple, just ride each hill you hit out of the saddle from bottom to top. You can do repeats on a given hill or just get out…[Read more]

  • 15. Oprah Winfrey (@oprah). Oprah? Yes, Oprah. Even though she continues her public battles with weight and fitness, if you catch her at the top of her roller coaster weight loss ride she will be in amazing shape.Suthep Tour de France Mountain is large as is the road winding up it. I had planned to rent a mountain bike and ride up to it early in…[Read more]

  • Race organizers can categorize mountains in their races as they wish. But Tour de France organizers follow strict guidelines via the length of a climb and its average gradient or grade.Eighteen voters re-named Cushing their Rookie of the Year, and, by dint of sheer numbers (and a complete confusion about The Title Of The Award…geez), a confirmed…[Read more]

  • Chavanel had the lead for one day after Stage 3, then gave it back to Fabian Cancellara a day later. However, the 2010 maillot tour de france Stage 7 results put him back on top, at least for the moment. As for Cancellara, he dropped completely off the charts and fell to 58’th place overall, 13 minutes and 11 second behind.I read magazines and…[Read more]

  • In some instances a player (usually under the influence of an outside agent or bookmaker) may only throw away a boundary or bowl a no-ball at a certain time during the game. Some people say “so what? Surely a few runs or a no-ball will not affect the outcome of a game.” No, it may not, but that is not the point. What these people are doing is…[Read more]

  • Eighteen professional sports writers who should have known better didn’t even consider the other candidates…you know, the ones who DIDN’T get caught using the illegal drugs…probably because they WEREN’T using the illegal drugs…Nope, eighteen adults that make a LOT more than I ever will allowed a thief to steal a site de velo hallowed…[Read more]

  • 4 X 4 Intervals are hard efforts of 4 minutes with 4 minutes of recovery between efforts. The effort level is 120% of your Functional Threshold Power or as hard as you can do. The first two minutes you get up to maximum cardiac output and the last two minutes you hold it there. The twist with these is that you aim for a cadence of 75-80 rpms…[Read more]

  • As the Cycling Examiner, I view a lot of mainstream publication articles on cycling and I examine (if you’ll excuse the pun) quite a few cycling-specific web sites.If you aren’t a bicyclist, that’s ok. While you can’t walk or run the course (safety first!) there’s still loads to do. There are Free Bike Safety Activities for kids ages 4-9, starting…[Read more]

  • The debate now is between clincher versus tubular tires, each has its benefits and advantages. However the differences are explained here for you to choose on your own. Clinchers have both a tire and a tube and they adhere to the rim using a catch system. Many racers train with clinchers but will race with tubular. Recent advances in technology.…[Read more]

  • Conversely, those who seem to relish in his downfall, while easily dismissed as bitter haters by those within the tribe defending their hero. They may just be expressing a sense of justice. From outside the tribe cheating is cheating, and there is no parsing.This simple workout improves both your hill climbing and core strength. You need to be…[Read more]

  • The land of a man being innocent until proven guilty disappeared a long time ago. It may say more about us than the person we are accusing, but it does not change much. The cloud of suspicion will hang over the athlete forever unless he or she is forced to come out into the open. That is, assuming that they have something they have to come into…[Read more]

  • With a little push from you, New York can outsprint all the other states and dominate the monthly rankings of new PeopleForBikes members — helping us reach our national target of one million united bicyclists.I applied this idea to my own rides. It’s nearly impossible to make much improvement going downhill-gravity already does most of the work.…[Read more]

  • Socially, it’s a good opportunity to spend time with family and friends, this in itself can help alleviate any stress built up in our daily lives. Cycling benefits people of all ages, from the very young to the very old and everyone in between. A lot of families, these days, are looking for enjoyable ways to stay in shape together, cycling may be…[Read more]

  • Additionally, the cyclist admitted that he had falsely accused people of lying when they suggested that he had been doping, and that he had been taking the exact substances the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency accused of him using. Armstrong was stripped of all his Tour de France titles, was banned from the sport for life, and has lost millions in…[Read more]

  • Franklin Joyce posted an update 2 months ago

    I also think that the casual Sunday bike rider can get some benefits from this magazine as well. Just learning some basic riding skills like how to do turns properly can make any bike ride more enjoyable. Also, learning how to do some basic maintenance and repairs could benefit any cyclist.The 2011 tour de france will honor tradition with three…[Read more]

  • Franklin Joyce posted an update 2 months ago

    As a teacher, most good instructors could work well with motivated, curious kids. I always admired my colleagues who figured out how to reach the resistant, disinterested students.Through all those years of achievements and success, even Lance Armstrong himself will admit that without the help of everyone and everything around him, he could not…[Read more]

  • Franklin Joyce posted an update 2 months ago

    They don’t take cash bills over $20. Each place differs. Some may take a debit card and some won’t. The same is true with checks. this speeds up the process and also helps to avoid embarrassment over returned checks or cards that won’t work.Game Plan. Okay, now you have done the research and realize you would benefit from goal setting. This is…[Read more]

  • Franklin Joyce posted an update 2 months ago

    In a workout, easy activities don’t increase strength or fitness very much. The biggest gains come when you’re tired and keep going while everyone else gives up.After an individual time trial today at the tour de france, Armstrong is back in 3rd place overall. His teammate Tour de France Alberto Contador still holds the yellow jersey for 1st place…[Read more]

  • Franklin Joyce posted an update 2 months ago

    Cavendish finished second overall to Thor Hushovd in 2009 and again last year to Alessandro Petacchi. This year he has already shown he will not be taking any chances in his preparation, by withdrawing from the Giro d’Italia after winning two stages, and taking his career total to seven.The exception is someone like Lance Armstrong. As you know,…[Read more]

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