LEG LENGTH DIFFERENCE ON THE BIKE
by Matt Powell, West Fourth Physiotherapy Clinic
Often our bike fitting work in the clinic gets a curve ball in the form of uneven leg length. This means the reach to the pedals appears different for each leg, throwing the pelvis into asymmetry. Given that my first goal in fitting is a steady, controlled pelvis to provide a solid foundation for the legs, the issue needs to addressed in the appropriate way.
CANADA DONS PINK ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE GIRO d’ITALIA
Canadian Svein Tuft earned a pink birthday present Friday when he pulled on the Giro d’Italia’s leader’s jersey in Belfast, Northern Ireland, after his Orica-GreenEdge team set the day’s fastest time in the stage 1 team time trial. READ MORE
BIKE DEALS AT DIFFERENT BIKES
Different Bikes has some killer deals to get you all set up for the riding season!
2014 Pinarello Paris 54cm Dura-Ace - White/Red - $5299 (reg $6600)
2014 Pinarello Paris 56cm Dura-Ace - White/Red - $5299 (reg $6600)
2013 Giant TCR Adv 0 M/L (electronic Ultegra) - $3400 (reg $4400)
2014 Giant TCR Adv SL 1 ISP Small (Mech Dura Ace) - $4699 (reg $6499)
2014 Giant TCR Advanced 1 M Comp/Silver - Ultegra 11spd - $2800 (reg $3299)
2014 Giant TCR Advanced 1 L Comp/Silver - Ultegra 11spd - $2800 (reg $3299)
If you are interested in checking out any of these deals contact Dan McRorie at Different Bikes for more details.
2014 CYPRESS CHALLENGE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Every August, hundreds of cyclists challenge themselves in the Glotman•Simpson Cypress Challenge, a 12km hill climb, for pancreatic cancer research. 2013 saw an unprecedented number of participants in the Cypress Challenge raising over $400,000 for pancreatic cancer research. We can't wait to continue building on this success in 2014. But we can’t do this alone – we need help from people like you.
We’re looking for volunteers for the 7th Annual Cypress Challenge, occurring on August 16, 2014 on Cypress Mountain. We’d love volunteers to help us with the following:
- Cypress Challenge Committee – Requires a time commitment with weekly meeting starting late April 2014 – August 2014.
- Event day – Volunteer on Event Day - August 16th, 2014
- Poster / Postcard distribution to Cycling Clubs and bike shops in the lower mainland.
- Passionate about something? Have a cool skill? Are you really good at something? Unsure if you’ll be a help to us? Don’t hesitate, let us know!
Riding in the event? No problem, we have tons of options available so you can ride, fundraise and volunteer! Don’t have the time or can’t commit? We understand but please forward this call for volunteers to two people who may be interested in volunteering for a great local event and a fantastic cause. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Ratha Song at firstname.lastname@example.org
KIT PICK-UP? CLUB INQUIRIES? JUST NEED A HIGH-FIVE?
The GS Office will be open every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6 PM through the Spring and Summer months for anything you need. See our office location. We are expecting the next order from Champion Systems in the next little while. This order will include jerseys for those that registered membership after end of February to end of April. We will notify everyone when the order is in and ready for pick-up.
OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE PROSPERA VALLEY GRANFONDO
We are proud to once again be a Fondo Partner for the 2014 Prospera Valley GranFondo! What does this mean for you? Stay tuned... www.valleygranfondo.com/fondo-partners
MY FIRST FONDO TRAINING CLINIC
RBC GranFondo and Cycling BC are offering a 15-week training series running from May 26th until the week of September 1st. A weekly evening clinic will give you the necessary tools to complete the 2014 RBC GranFondo Whistler 122km. READ MORE