eriksaun

  • Member since Mar 17, 2011
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  • Goleta , California
  • Male / 39

i like to ride bikes... its fun...

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eriksaun RichardCunningham's article
Aug 8, 2014 at 3:59
Aug 8, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Fatbike Racing is Inevitable
Rally format seems cool Mike, but I more would enjoy short track. Just to change it up from time trials all the time. Fat bike winter series exists already and is apparent awesome. You can also shovel snow and pack it to make any kind of jump or pump track you want
eriksaun mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 12:46
Jul 25, 2014
Flat Pedal Foot Placement For Best Results
james can chime in if he wants... but here you go: positioning the ball of the foot ahead of the pedal axle doesn't really cost you anything in the majority of cases, and has the benefit of reducing stress on the ankle. James can site you these studies, but research has shown that placing the axle behind the ball of the foot a rider can ride at medium power outputs at a low percentage of VOmax. this is largely due to lower recruitment of the lower leg muscles rather than magic- its like shutting off a cylinder in a car engine to run more efficiently. At higher power outputs you are less able to produce power if you dont have the ball of your foot positioned over the axle. you can fire up that dead cylinder by putting your lower leg into action through the ankle joint. You also can extend the power phase of the pedal stroke by being able to push forward sooner and pull back later. But you only see this benefit at high power outputs and high RPM's. cyclists who's sport depends on high output chose to clip-in with stiff soles and the ball of the foot over the spindle largely. BMX riders who push out 2200 watts on the gate, Track sprinters, and road riders as well.... for some riders being on the spindle feels best because of their background, chances are if they have a high level in another area of the sport they probably have a lot of flexibility and strength in the muscles and tendons relating to their ankles so the dont need to worry about injury and they can balance just as well. that motion in the ankle can be 6-8 inches of movement that can be used to balance or to soak up impacts, or to drive the bike at max wattage. its hard to argue against clipped-in and on the spindle when it comes to maximum performance biomechanically, but there are a lot of other reasons that a rider should consider a rear-ward cleat placement, or flats with a more mid-foot placement.
eriksaun mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 12:11
Jul 25, 2014
Flat Pedal Foot Placement For Best Results
@wo og-gee you arent wrong though... pedaling isnt squats or deadlifts because the cranks move and the floor doesn't, nor are your feet in the same position.
eriksaun mikelevy's article
Jul 21, 2014 at 15:41
Jul 21, 2014
Xprezo Adhoc - Review
the more things change, the more they stay the same... a lot of carbon frames are "tube to tube" which is the same thing as a lugged frame pretty much... mitered tubes glued together and then wrapped up in more carbon like a big lug... monocoque carbon frames are still bonded... by epoxy between the laminated layers... ha
eriksaun brule's article
Jul 10, 2014 at 12:45
Jul 10, 2014
Video: Working Man's Enduro Team
I love this team. Special props to JKW for always being on the grind for Ibis.
eriksaun mikelevy's article
Jul 10, 2014 at 12:29
Jul 10, 2014
Opinion - Cater To Your Weaknesses
Nice article Mike. Every serious racer goes through this moment when they have to decide about bike set up and Training -how much time to spend on weaknesses and how much to sacrifice strengths in order to get better at something they are weaker at. In my experience it is a major mistake to spend time in training on weaknesses one you get to a certain level. Once you are at the top end of the proficiency scale you need to spend time training strengths, and not weaknesses, you need to build your tactics around your strengths, and have your bike set up to help you capitalize on your strengths. For recreational racers of course you need to improve your self in every area you can, and you need to train to possess the baseline proficiency necessary to be in the game, but beyond that training weaknesses or seting up your bike to ameliorate weaknesses at the cost of your strengths is a bad idea.
eriksaun calienduro's article
Jun 27, 2014 at 9:29
Jun 27, 2014
Video: California Enduro Series Round 2 - EnduroFest at China Peak
i had honestly never thought of that... i am just used to running myself ragged by over committing!... a sports marketing intern from UCSB would be a good start to lining up the back end for me to then go beg for more money!
eriksaun calienduro's article
Jun 26, 2014 at 14:49
Jun 26, 2014
Video: California Enduro Series Round 2 - EnduroFest at China Peak
you can see all the results for the first two rounds and lap times at http://www.californiaenduroseries.com/ you can also see a course map here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1447145388872534&set=a.1404109636509443.1073741827.1395190230734717&type=1&theater
eriksaun calienduro's article
Jun 26, 2014 at 14:07
Jun 26, 2014
eriksaun calienduro's article
Jun 26, 2014 at 12:18
Jun 26, 2014
Video: California Enduro Series Round 2 - EnduroFest at China Peak
the resort is down to help us do 5 stages next year and from there we will work for a 2 day in the future... we just need to keep rolling step by step on it... and i need to raise some $$$ so the entry fees can stay reasonable...
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