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5 Habits of Top Cyclists

Whether you’re just looking for a new personal challenge or you’re preparing for your next big race, learning the habits of top cyclists can help you imitate them and potentially improve your own performance. Knowing what you may be missing, and focusing on that area can help you get better results on your rides. Here’s a look at 5 habits of elite performers. Habits of Top Cyclists They make time for both aerobic and anaerobic training: When many cyclists want to get faster they assume it will be all about intervals and sprints. While this has some truth to it, top cyclists also understand how important it is not to neglect that endurance base. You need to keep a balance of both forms of exercise in order to succeed. Many recommend training for endurance rides in the beginning and end of the season, and focusing on high-intensity workouts throughout the…
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San Diego Cyclist Hit By Wrong-Way Driver Adjusts to Paralysis

In August 2014, avid cyclist Juan Carlos Viñolo was hit by a car traveling the wrong way on Fiesta Island. Viñolo’s shoulder smashed into the car’s windshield and his legs whipped over his head and onto the roof of the vehicle. He dislocated a clavicle, broke eight ribs and cut his hands. He lost a kidney, damaged his liver, lungs and spleen. His spine was severed, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Recovering from a Traumatic Cycling Accident Today, nearly a year later, he’s adjusting to life as a paraplegic. His wife has been pushing him hard to adjust to his new life, and he’s received much support from the San Diego cycling community. A week after the crash, hundreds of other people, including San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, rode around Fiesta Island in support of the Viñolo family. Many of them donated to a charity drive that has raised…
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How Often Are Cyclists Injured or Killed by Negligent Drivers?

San Diego is known for its beautiful weather and scenery, so it is no surprise that it attracts a large number of cycling enthusiasts. Sadly, drivers who are not paying attention to their surroundings can hurt cyclists. In El Cajon last week, a cyclist was seriously injured as he was caught between a car accident involving two cars. Police say the man was hit when a sedan slammed into a Honda Civic, forcing it up onto the sidewalk where the cyclist was stopped at a red light. Cycling accidents are no stranger to San Diego. In August, a wrong-way driver injured eight cyclists, paralyzing one. Two months later, an Ocean Beach woman was left for dead by a hit-and-run driver while riding her bike. A reward for the driver was offered, and the woman was left clinging to life on a ventilator. Distracted Drivers Cause Cycling Accidents Nationwide Cycling accidents…
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