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Canadian Cycling Magazine - - RAPID FIRE -

There Th are many ways to take your rid­ing to new heights. In the new year, a coach can ca work with you to get you fit­ter and faster. fa Hav­ing some­one help­ing you to set se goals and check­ing your progress are ar great bits of ex­ter­nal mo­ti­va­tion. We, W of course, are par­tial to coaches such su as Peter Glass­ford ( smar­tath­lete. ca) ca and An­drew Ran­dell and Steve Neal of The Cy­cling Gym, who launched their on­line coach­ing ser­vice this past fall ( on­line.the­cy­cling­ But ask a rider in your club who trains with a coach for a rec­om­men­da­tion, too. Sign­ing up for a gran fondo or multi-day moun­tain bik­ing event will also fo­cus your train­ing and rid­ing. The Gran Fondo Mont-trem­blant ( gran­fon­dotrem­ and the Que­bec Sin­gle­track Ex­pe­ri­ence que­bec­s­in­gle­ are just two ex­am­ples. For some­thing re­ally spe­cial, plan a cy­cling get­away. If ex­plor­ing Van­cou­ver is on your list, Musette Tours ( muset­te­ will hook you up with a Pinarello and show you around. Wild Rock Travel ( wil­ can take you to Bar­ba­dos, Mal­lorca or Girona, Spain or the Provence re­gion of France. The Belvedere Bike Ho­tel ( belved­ereric­ in Ric­cione, Italy, is a cy­clist’s par­adise with guided tours, bike stor­age, bike rentals (De Rosa road bikes) for those leav­ing their ma­chines at home, on-site me­chan­i­cal help and even packed lunches for the rides.

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