Benson Sculpture Garden is unique in that it provides 130sculptures for viewing in one location. Art prevails throughout the entire community and can be enjoyed while shopping and dining in our downtown or strolling along Lake Loveland’s scenic shoreline.
The second weekend in August is a must for art lovers as the City hosts the “Sculpture in the Park,” “Loveland Sculpture Invitational” and “Art in the Park” for a three-day event that brings artists and crafters from around the world to display and sell their works.
40 miles from Denver, many lakes (lake Loveland , boyd, carter) great cycling culture –
Pedal Bike Club,
rides to Estes park or around carter lake,
rattlesnake bite (Pinewood res)
The community is lush area on the south side of the Cache la Poudre River, at the mouth of Rist Canyon, concealed from the open Colorado Piedmont near Fort Collins and LaPorte by the Bellvue Dome, also known as “Goat Hill”. The valley formerly stretched southward between the hogback and foothills into the area now inundated by Horsetooth Reservoir. The main agriculture in the valley is cultivation of hay and other crops, as well as cattle and horse ranches. The Colorado Division of Wildlife maintains a large trout hatchery in the valley just south of the Bellvue town site.
Poudre river trail
Training – building muscle
make you faster
improve blood flow
slow weight gain
difficult to build muscle – long lean
bone structure smaller (wrist and hand wrap)
mesomorph (all purpose – sprinters)
Endomorph (time trial-flats-headwinds)
Fast weight gain
Larger bone structure (wrist wrap)
The speed at which you can add muscle is genetically determined.
Size (muscle belly)
Muscles grow through cell division. Cell division increases as a result of hormonal changes and / or exercise. Damaging muscle through a series of resistance exercises followed by recovery and rest. Without rest and or constant aerobic exercise, muscles do not have a chance to re-build.
The rest period results in muscle growth.
Type of exercise:
Interval (work / pause)
Full vs partial contraction
Stretching prevents strains and increases blood flow to the muscles providing for faster recovery, improved strength and endurance
Warm up – same as stretch
Compression – lycra – neoprene (knee, elbows) – compression improves blood flow by reducing the tissue area. Adds stability.
Control! – technique and stability – knees together – no head movement – synonymous with control of the weights
In saddle / out of saddle
Fit – helps with control and comfort. Prevents back, knee and shoulder problems
Knee bend – 120 deg
Patella aligned over center of pedal in the 9:00 position
In drops, knees should be within 1-3” of elbows
Feet parallel with bike (don’t cant)
No comfort bikes
No recliner bikes (recumbent)
Heart rate – dizziness – stop
Work till you puke
Prevents heat exhaustion
Core strength defined: musculature that allows you to stand erect
Legs / glutes – pedals the bike (your motor)
Back – frame of your body: absorbs shock – reduces hand pressure – controls bike direction
Abdominals – added stability (out of saddle climbs – breathing)
Chest / shoulders / traps (steering, rocking, braking, bike handling – holds your head up – awareness)
Incorporating cycling with muscle building