00:24 – Great savings on our electronic download PDF indoor Training Sessions
00:43 – FREE Indoor Training DVD’s now packaged with every Kurt Kinetic Indoor Home Trainer sold
01:13 – Part Two of our Interview with Matt Brindle
01:30 – How Not to Get Dropped when Riding in Bunches
02:17 – How to Go Around Corners Fast and Safe
Welcome to Cycling-Informs weekly update, my name is David Heatley and this is what we are going to be covering in this video. Weve got some new product updates, some information about the Matt Brindle interview part two and our two tips of the week; how not to get dropped in bunches and how to ride round corners safe and fast.
The first of our product updates is our PDF downloads. These are our workouts, indoor training workouts as PDFs. Jodies been working very busy on the web store and shes been uploading all of our indoor training workout PDFs and this week we are going to be having a special on them, $2.99 each. Please use coupon code: workout299 when you go to check out on our online store.
Now the next product update is our Kurt Kinetic trainers. If you choose to buy a rock and roll trainer from us now, youll get two of our indoor training DVDs absolutely for free. If you are buying a road machine or a magnetic trainer, youll get one of them. Check them out on our web store.
Now just as a reminder, these indoor training DVDs that we have on offer with the Kurt Kinetic trainers cover off criterium racing, time trialing, hill climbing and road racing and they are also great for the recreational rider.
Now this week weve also released the second part of our interview with Matt Brindle. In it, he talks about the differences between traditional strength training and functional strength training and how that impacts on your ability to be able to develop strength on a bike through weight training.
Heres the first of the two tips, how not to get dropped in bunches. Now when you are riding in bunches its really important to be as efficient as possible. What that means is that you need to keep your riding really tidy and tight within the bunch. The real trick to that is to keep yourself really close up on that back wheel that you are following and also to get yourself nice and aero by getting into the drops and tucking your elbows in and your knees. Its phenomenal the amount of power that you can save just by doing that, by keeping yourself nice and tidy and not exposing yourself to too much wind by keeping on with those wheels. Now weve done tests with the riders and weve found that we can save 20, 30, 40 watts on the average ride just by doing that.
Okay and the last tip for his video is all about cornering safely and fast. I dont know about you but have you ever over-cooked a corner, slammed on the brakes and suddenly found yourself on the other side of the road? I dont know, Ive had it happen to me a couple of times but I learnt this little trick from a guy that rides motorbikes and its this. As you are coming into the corner, obviously you can use your front and rear brake. The front brake is the most powerful so it will help you slow down and get your speed right for the corner. Now its important that you do get your speed right as youre coming into the corner so youre not going too fast.
Now once youve got your speed sorted out coming into that corner, then what you want to do is just use your back brake and this is really important, using your back brake to manage your speed as youre going through that corner. What will happen is that when you do use your back brake itll help pull you into that corner rather than out of it. When you use your front brake when you are going around corners, thats what causes you to get thrown out of the corner. Its just like its just like driving in car, if you try and brake very heavily through a corner because youve over-cooked it, exactly the same thing happens but to a lesser degree. On a bike, as soon as you hit that front brake as you are going around a corner, it will throw you out and youll end up on the other side of the road.
Next week Im going to be talking about a simple way to train harder so that you get results quicker. Ill be covering bunch-riding etiquette when youre riding these big recreational events.
Items mentioned in this video:
Indoor training PDF workouts – Please use coupon code: workout299 when you go to check out on our online store
Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll trainer
Kurt Kinetic Road Machine
Kurt Kinetic Magnetic Trainer
Matt Brindle about functional strength training DVD
Cycling-Inform Indoor Training DVD’s
001 – Crit LAT Ergo – Indoor Cycle Training DVD for Criterium riders
002 – E3 Strength Endurance Ergo Indoor Cycle Training DVD for time trailing & recreational events
003 – Fruit Bowl Ergo – Indoor Cycle Training DVD for road racing & recreational events
010 – Hill climber cadence steps DVD – for hill climbing
Second part of our interview with Matt Brindle