A new Ridelogs feature has been added that enables you to upload a "Track file" that you have captured on your GPS computer. Once uploaded, you can then associate that Track with a Ride Log. A Map will also be created that you can view from either the Ride Logs list, the Tracks list or the Calendar view.
If you have a Garmin or any other brand of GPS computer, simply connect it to your computer and use the Garmin Communicator Software (or equivalent if you have a non-Garmin) to copy the GPX file from the GPS computer to your PC. Then upload this file (extension MUST be .gpx) in the Track Upload screen.
Coming soon will be an iPhone application that will enable you to easily "track" your ride from your iPhone and in a couple clicks upload this track to your Tracks List and add a Ride Log. Even if you don't use the "track" feature of this iPhone app, you can use the app to very quickly and easily log a ride (date, distance, avg speed and any notes). I am in final testing of this iPhone app and will be looking for additional testers. NOTE: it will only work with IOS 7. After testing is complete it will be available on the Apple App Store but for testing purposes, I can email the app to you and you can install it via iTunes. If you are interested in being a beta tester, please let me know.
Yoga for Cyclists
Date: March 11. 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Giant Food Store - Camp Hill
Spring riding season is barely around the corner so you better start getting the old body ready to ride! Wear some loose clothing and bring a mat or beach towel and Jim Mader will help you use some super simple yoga stretches to loosen up before you ride and to soothe out after. He has selected bicycling muscle specific exercises that everyone can handle. Kick off your riding season without all those aches and pains so you can ride more and more often!
A Special Thank you to Holmes Cycling and Fitness for sponsoring our upcoming membership meeting by donating a Deluxe Tune Up ($95 value) to prepare your bicycle for the Spring Riding Season. Members are eligible to win by collecting a ticket at the beginning of the meeting. The drawing will be help at the conclusion and you must be present to win. Guests are welcome to attend our Membership meetings but are NOT eligible for the Deluxe Tune Up Giveaway.
Below is a link to this year's volunteer survey, the results of which will be forwarded to the appropriate event chairperson and they will contact you with details.
HBC Finger Lakes Trip June 5-8, 2014
We’re going back to the Finger Lakes area to enjoy the pleasant riding, spectacular scenery and fine wines. Once again we will be staying at Hobart-William Smith College in Geneva N.Y., which is on the northern tip of Seneca Lake. The accommodations are townhouse units* with 4 or 5 single bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, an unfurnished kitchen and patio. (It is possible, but not easy, to move 2 single beds into one bedroom.) Each person will be given a packet of cue sheets and maps for routes ranging from 15 miles to 90 miles, including some off-road trails.
Sept 30 - Oct 5, 2014
This year’s Fall Tour ride down combines the best of something old and something new. We will revisit many of our favorite points of interest, restaurants and snack stops along the way. We will also introduce a new point of interest in Lewes, DE as we tour the Lightship Overfalls. Lightships were originally used to aid sailors in navigating difficult inlets. They were permanently moored at fixed locations and provided lights (similar to a lighthouse) to use as bearing points. According to the lightship’s website (www.overfalls.org ), “The Overfalls is one of only 17 remaining lightships out of a total of 179 built from 1820 to 1952. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, it is one of seven lightships in this country still open to the public. The Overfalls is one of only 17 remaining lightships out of a total of 179 built from 1820 to 1952. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, it is one of seven lightships in this country still open to the public.” Groups will have the option to tour the Lightship during the ride down. Tours are $5 per person.
H. Scott Kieffer a Professor of Health and Exercise Science at Messiah College is running a cycling study in the Human Performance Lab in which they are using cyclists to ride a 10 mile TT with and without caffeine conditions.
Professor Kieffer and his team are looking for competitive and recreational riders that that can push the pace a little to stress their physiology. They are giving Free VO2 max testing as part of the study + the hard training rides + an invitation to ride in their lab on their Velotron following the study. Depending on the place, VO2 max testing can run between $200-$500. Professor Kieffer is hoping to give the riders something for their time, plus a whole lot of information regarding the physiological response to high intensity riding.
Professor Kieffer is working with 5 top level undergraduates who have already been testing the Messiah College Cycling Team.They will be conducting this study over the next few months and into next Fall. It is hopeful that they can get this studied published.