cycling

Armstrong stepping down as Livestrong chairman

AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling ...

Teacher from Auburn completes megamarathon cycling adventure

AUBURN CA - For two months, 4,400 miles of blacktop between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans became an Auburn teacher’s classroom. Natasha Riedel, an Auburn resident who teaches ...

Women’s cycling training group set to start this week in Auburn

By Journal sports staff   Julie Young’s O2fitness, a women’s cycling training group, beings on Thursday.   The fall session runs through Nov. 1, as daylight s ...

"Unbreakable" to make Squaw Valley debut "Unbreakable" to make Squaw Valley debut

Any Western States runners, fans or enthusiasts looking for a little inspiration will want to check out the Tahoe-area premiere of ?Unbreakable? later this month at the Olympic Vi ...

Century race provides scenic views, challenge

It?s not often that the rolling hills of the Auburn area, filled with reminders of the Old West, are confused with the French countryside, but the Gold Country Century managed to d ...

Gold Country Century hits the road

The Sierra Foothills Cycling Club is hosting its second annual Gold Country Century and Family Bike Festival next month. Join the club Saturday May 12, at the Auburn Recreation Par ...

Massage:It feels good and is good for you

I learned the benefits of massage for recovery and injury prevention, firsthand as a professional/U.S. National Team cyclist specializing in European stage races. These races take ...

Setting sights on Auburn Century

Michael Dye wrestled with the frustration and fatigue of Lyme’s disease for six years. Now that he’s able to get back on his bike, he’s looking to ride a century. The Auburn ...

Dye sets sights on Auburn Century

Michael Dye

Use yoga for one-stop injury prevention

Endurance activities are repetitive, linear and utilize a limited range of motion. These ingredients are a recipe for excessive stress on specific muscles, joints and bones. As a r ...

Strategies for injury prevention

For this first article in a series on injury prevention strategies I interviewed two rehabilitation and conditioning professionals — Laura Snow, physical therapist and co-owner a ...

Century cycling: Avoid the ache

Lower back pain on the bike is a common complaint, but in most cases, it’s avoidable. Generally, lower back pain on the bike is attributed to one or a combination of factors ...

Perfect the pedal stroke

The key to an efficient pedal stroke is minimizing the dead spot at the top and bottom of the pedal stroke. The stroke is best described by using the clock analogy. From 12 o&rsquo ...

Wright comes back to conquer Champery

Christian Wright faced the downhill mountain bike course in Champrey, Switzerland for the second time last month. Last year, he left it by helicopter, fighting for his life. This ...

Get the right fit for the long haul

A proper bike fit is paramount to attain an efficient pedal stroke, balance comfort and power while also insuring responsive bike handling. Optimum performance is achieved by placi ...