Preventing and Dealing with Cramping

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By Andrew Mockler updated 1/09/20
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  • CANCELLED "Anything is Possible"- Training to Reach Your Goals, from a World Class Triathlete
    Tuesday, February 25
    THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED, SPEAKER UNAVAILABLE and attendance was bleak
    In the middle of winter it can be hard to get motivated to do much of anything to get ready for your cycling season. But if you come hear Anim Swart you will leave pumped and ready to get ready for the upcoming season. Anim will discuss her views on training, motivation and perseverance and how she was able to prepare herself both mentally and physically to do the ultramarathons and how you too can achieve your goals on the bike and perhaps elsewhere too! As Anim says, "Don't wish for it, work for it." Come learn how she has been able to complete not just Ironman distance triathlons, but then was able to place first in her age group in Racing The Planet's 4 Deserts Race in 2019; a self supported stage Ultramarathon race of 250km (155 miles) over 7 days.

    Our members at Lifetime have said how much her classes and motivation helped improve their cycling! This event will be at a new spot for our dinner events- Casaletto Ristorante comes highly recommended by a number of our members and has a great private room for this event!
    Cash bar and social hour begins at 6:00, buffet dinner at 7:00 followed by our speaker.The cost is $30 but is free to members who joined in 2019 who have not been to prior Club events. 

    A native of South Africa, Anim has lived in Israel and more recently Canada, where she not only worked as a triathlon coach, personal trainer and ran a variety of businesses, but was awarded Triathlete of the Year in 2000. She has represented both Canada and South Africa in the Triathlon World Championships. Anim came to Westchester in 2017, where she currently works as Triathlon and Endurance coach at Lifetime Fitness in Harrison.

    Be sure to join your cycling buddies for great food and better advice!

  • WORKSHOP: Cable Repair and Maintenance
    Wednesday, February 26
    This workshop is a two-hour hands-on course focused exclusively on how to maintain and repair all the various cables on your bike. It will include what tools and parts you'll need to carry with you (or keep at home) and what obstacles you may run into and how to address them. Bring your own bike if you want or let Stef demonstrate on bikes he has. If you want hands-on experience (as opposed to simply watching) please bring your own bike.  IF, and only if, we have time, we'll also cover basic safety equipment to carry and use.  
    PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE!

  • WORKSHOP: Rear Derailleurs - The Great Mystery Thereof
    Tuesday, March 3
    This workshop is a two-hour hands-on course focused exclusively on how to adjust, troubleshoot and otherwise deal with the devil of rear derailleurs. It will include what tools and parts you'll need to carry with you (or keep at home) and what obstacles you may run into and how to address them. Bring your own bike if want or let Stef demonstrate on bikes he has in the store. If you want hands-on experience (as opposed to simply watching) please bring your own bike.
    PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE!

  • WORKSHOP: Front Derailluers - Second in Mystery Only to Rear Derailleurs
    Tuesday, March 10
    This workshop is a two-hour hands-on course focused exclusively on how repair and maintain front derailleurs. It will include what tools and parts you'll need to carry with you (or keep at home) and what obstacles you may run into and how to address them. Bring your own bike if you want or let Stef demonstrate on bikes he has in the store. If you want hands-on experience (as opposed to simply watching) please bring your own bike.  As time allows, we'll also work to understand how front and rear derailleurs work together.
    PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE!

  • WORKSHOP: Cassette and Chain Ring Repair and Maintenance
    Tuesday, March 17
    This workshop is a two-hour hands-on course focused exclusively on how to maintain and change out a cassette (eg what to look for, what tools you'd need, how to slow down degrading the cassette) and, time allowing, a chain ring. It will include what tools and parts you'll need to carry with you (or keep at home) and what obstacles you may run into and how to address them. Bring your own bike if want or let Stef demonstrate on bikes he has in the store. If you want hands-on experience (as opposed to simply watching) please bring your own bike.
    PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE!

  • WORKSHOP: Wheel Repair and Maintenance
    Tuesday, March 24
    This workshop is a two-hour hands-on course focused exclusively on how to keep a wheel true (just the basics, nothing fancy) and roadside repairs for broken spokes. It will include what tools and parts you'll need to carry with you (or keep at home) and what obstacles you may run into and how to address them. Bring your own bike/wheel if want or let Stef demonstrate on bikes/wheels he has in the store. If you want hands-on experience (as opposed to simply watching) please bring your own bike/wheel.
    PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE!

  • Dealing with Cramping Before, During and After a Ride, Proper Hydration and More!
    Tuesday, March 24
    We've all experienced muscle cramps and it seems like there are endless cures and preventatives. Our own  Dr. David Goldfarb MD, a nephrologist and medical professor, will tell us what works and what doesn't; not only if you cramp during a ride but also, as happens to a lot of us, after a ride  and, most importantly, how we can prevent them from happening at all!
    Join us at another new location- the Capt. Lawrence Brewing Co. in Elmsford, which will be closed except for our event- on Tuesday March 24th. As usual, cash bar and social hour from 6 to 7 to give you time to get there after work, buffet dinner at 7:00 and David will start his presentation no later than 8:00. The cash bar will have wine and liquor as well a full compliment of Capt. Lawrence brews on tap.
    The cost is $28 payable by Paypal unless you make other arrangements with Lew.
    THE BREWERY IS ACTUALLY ON CLEARBROOK RD EVEN THOUGH THE ADDRESS IS SAW MILL RIVER ROAD

  • WORKSHOP: Preventative Maintenance
    Tuesday, March 31
    This workshop is a two-hour hands-on course focused how to make sure our bikes are always good to go.  It will include what to look for and do after each ride (cleaning/greasing the chain, looking for tears in the tires, keeping parts lubed etc) and if the bike has sat out the winter (shame on you!!!) then how to get it prepped for the spring/summer riding season.  Bring your own bike if you wish, or let Stef demonstrate on a bike in the store.  
    PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE!
    PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE LAST CLASS OF THE SERIES!!!  

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