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Rely on your front brakes

Shoot for 60 percent of your braking power up front, and you you have a smooth controlled stop.

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Be prepared to scrap your plan

You’re scheduled for 20 minutes of pyramid intervals, but your legs feel like you spent the last few days constructing a real pyramid. Spin today. Hit it hard tomorrow instead. 11 more words

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Accelerate over the top of hills

To maintain your speed, you want to push rather than coast when you get to the top. — Neal Henderson, of Boulder Center for Sports Medicine.

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It'd easy to scratch your bike's frame

If you are not locking your bike to a rack, find a solid structuresuch as a corner of a building or bench and rest the side of your rear tire against it. 24 more words

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Downhills and group riding

Ride in the big gear  and pedal so you can be in the heart of the group when things even out. You can rest after you return to the safety of the draft.   28 more words

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Perform plank exercises to strengthen your core

Stretch your hamstrings. Check your bike fit to see that you’re not overreaching, keeping in mine that over the years you may need to tweak your riding position to compensate for decreased flexibility.

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