No Dumb Questions

A wise rider once said that there are no dumb questions. Read on to learn answers for commonly asked (or silently thought) questions that our riders have both asked and responded to:


Q: How do I pin on my numbers on to look pro? I want them to be perfectly flat, but I can’t nail it.

“Zip your jersey and stick a pillow in it, then you’re pinning your number on a jersey closer to your body shape, rather than just laying them out flat. If you want them ‘perfectly flat’ you can try spray adhesive then pin. I don’t do it anymore because it jacks up your jersey with a little residue, but your numbers will definitely lay nice and flat.”

“Use steering wheel on car as a embroidery frame to stretch the jersey. Don’t do it in traffic on the way to PIR”

“For cyclocross where they use Tyvek numbers, use spray adhesive and no pins. And crinkle the paper.”

 

Q: I could use some nutrition tips. I know it varies from person to person, but tell me – what should I be doing? (dear reader, please remember – we’re not doctors, and this isn’t medical advice)

“I have lots of experience with diets. I start a new one every week! Seriously, start small but intentionally. Pick your most egregious habit and fix it first. For me that’s beer. I take beer free months and lose at least 5lbs. Add cookies free to that same month and I can expect -3lbs more. There’s probably lists of sophisticated programs out there but if you’re just starting, pick the biggest problems first and fix’em.”

“Something very trendy right now and I don’t know if it will work for you (everyone’s different, right?), but I’ve heard of people cutting out carbs and processed sugars and replacing it with healthy fats for their main source of energy. Healthy meaning poly and monounsaturated fats, like fish, nuts, seeds, veggie and nut oils, nut butters, avocados etc. I’ve seen this one be pretty tough on people, as the body can have a hard time adjusting to the new energy source, so maybe take it slow. CX doesn’t start until September, so you might have time to adjust…”

 


 

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