Bloomington Velo Team Time Trial Results

Maarten Bout / Blayne Roeder1:0031:0430:04
John Becker / Aaron Prange / Phillip Emmert4:00 34:2930:29
Pete / Judah Thompson / Jack5:00 35:4530:45
Dave Harstad / Taylor Allen3:0035:1732:17
Grace Saccone / Grace Williams0:0033:2733:27
Jim K / Linda2:0042:0840:08

Bloomington Velo Team Time Trial

Tuesday October 5th at 5:00 PM

Bloomington Velo will be hosting a team time along the very popular Wayport loop. This will be a free event that is open to the general public, there will not be a registration fee or professional timing. This is a race where everyone can engage in friendly competition and enjoy the company of fellow cyclists. Public parking will not be available, cyclists are encouraged to ride to the start point. Acceptable bikes for this event are time trial, road, and little 5 bikes.

The time trial route is a 6.62-mile course that circles around I-69 along Wayport Road & Burma Road. The start line is located in front of Oliver Winery. The course will run clockwise starting south on Wayport and end on the start line completing 1 lap.

All racers participating in this event voluntarily agree to racing on open roads and acknowledging that Bloomington Velo is not responsible for any injuries or damage to equipment. The risks of road cycling include but are not limited to road condition, weather, vehicular traffic, and personal health/fitness parameters. All racers participating in this event are competing at their own risk.

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So Ya Wanna Make the Podium

From the December 2005 Newsletter

More and more fitness experts are advocating the incorporation of core strength into conditioning programs. If you look closely at Lance Armstrong in 1999 and compare that to the Lance of 2005, you will notice a metamorphosis from a thin, climber type to a ripped, bulging, beast of an athlete. Lance was quoted in a 2004 Outside Magazine article as querying, “Does anybody have any duct tape? I’m ripped.”

Your first step to the podium begins with shedding excess weight and developing the six-pack abs prominent in so many of today’s top athletes, including Mr. Armstrong. In addition to abs, your core routine should also include low back, hip flexor, glute and oblique strengthening exercises.

All power emanates from the core. You can spend all winter doing muscle tension intervals, but if you have a weak core, your legs will be empty by the end of the race when it matters most.

Elite athletes train the core muscles every day because they realize the muscles of the trunk and pelvis are responsible for maintaining the stability of the entire skeletal structure. Furthermore, a strong core leads to greater maximal power and more efficient use of shoulders, arms, and legs. Upper body strength will enhance your climbing ability, not to mention your sprint power.

A strong core will also help prevent low back injuries and unnecessary pain. According to Charles Stelk, MPT, in his article Core Strength, found at, “Strong abdominals provide the foundation for training and strengthening every other muscle group.”

If you have not been doing so already, incorporating a core strengthening routine into your workout will have you sprinting, climbing and time trialling faster than ever when 2006 arrives. To strengthen your core, begin with simple exercises such as sit-ups, abdominal crunches, back extensions and leg raises. If you are not certain how to perform these exercises, ask Chris Kroll or myself for some instruction.

Once you learn proper technique, emphasize quality over quantity and work up to multiple sets gradually. A strong, stable core will set the tone for maximizing strength throughout the rest of your body.