Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Abdominal Pressure Up?

In NASCAR they inspect the intake to make sure everyone runs the same intake. The same is not true for cycling. Many have tents and other means to gain an edge when they show up to a race! Is having the means, the resources fair for the racer who don't? At what point do we say "NO" in order to get the play ground the same? When do we start running the same gas! Is having a tent at home to change your gas exchange fair when there is no rule to stop it?

Sport is about being one's own person in accordance with one's own character rather than as influenced by others to win at all cost!

Some know how to exhale better than others while on a bike! Why? Some time in their life they had to learn it. Yes it makes a difference and really kicks in when climbing or going at a hard pace!

If you want to find the smallest of %, this is the kind of stuff that will make a difference. It also makes you feel better as a person than the mind that has to cheat to gain an edge!

Many who ride will do anything to get better, tents, drugs, etc... to gain an edge over others? They will justify it some how e.g. such and such does it and to win I need it! We feel that just learning how to use your body is the best choice and true to sport. Perhaps we should check how many cups of coffee someone has before we ride? Ha!

We think that everyone needs to run the same fuel, the same air intake for their motors and those who have the means of tents, etc... race others who have the same resources.

What about learning to use the muscles?

• In both the male and female three layers of muscle form the anterolateral abdominal wall. The internal oblique muscle is the middle of these.


Thoracolumbar fascia.

• Anterior two-thirds of the intermediate line of the iliac crest.

• Lateral two-thirds of the inguinal ligament.


• The posterior fibers insert into the cartilages of the lower three or four ribs.

• The fibers arising from the inguinal ligament merge with the lower part of the aponeurosis of transversus abdominis, forming the conjoint tendon, which is attached to pubic crest and pecten pubis.

• Between these extremes, the muscle gives rise to an aponeurosis which splits into anterior and posterior layers which are attached (medially) to the linea alba and xiphoid process.

• The anterior layer blends with the aponeurosis of external oblique .

• The posterior layer extends up as far as the margins of seventh to ninth costal cartilages.

• In the lower part of the abdominal wall, the whole aponeurosis of the internal oblique attaches to the linea alba.

Nerve supply

• Ventral rami of the lower six thoracic and first lumbar nerves.


• Together with the external oblique and transversus abdominis muscles, the internal oblique raises the pressure within the abdominal cavity and pelvis.

• When the thoracic cage and the diaphragm are fixed at a time within movement, this muscle assists in defecation, micturition, and parturition.

• When the diaphragm is relaxed, this group of muscles pulls down on the ribs, which forces the contents of the abdomen and the diaphragm upwards to produce forced expiration. On the bike it is better to force the expiration.

Monday, July 26, 2010

U23 - WN user, Emily Batty takes 3rd at Champery, Switzerland.

Long time user of WN takes 3rd in the U23 Champery, Swiss Alps event.

XC #4, Champery, Switzerland (World Cup)

MTB World Cup Cross Country #4 Champéry, Switzerland, (World Cup)

A very tough 4.3 km short circuit in the Swiss Alps dished out a tough fight for the gals. If you didn't get a good hole shot it was next to impossible to pass in the mud, roots and single track that had many running.

Willow Koerber, well known for her mtb handling skills takes 3rd!

1Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol1:45:40
2Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Arreghini Sudtirol0:02:13
3Willow Koerber (USA) Subaru-Trek0:02:29
4Julie Bresset* (Fra) BH-Suntour0:03:24
5Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team0:03:39
6Esther Süss (Swi)0:04:00
7Sabine Spitz (Ger) Central Pro Team0:05:10
8Katrin Leumann (Swi)0:05:18
9Elisabeth Osl (Aut) Central Pro Team0:05:35
10Marielle Saner-Guinchard (Swi) Bikepark.Ch Scott0:05:36
11Georgia Gould (WN) Luna Pro Team0:05:40

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Gould - Stars & Bars Victory "Nat. Champ 2010"

A great champ!

Georgia Gould (Luna Women's Team) rode to a solo victory after a dominant performance at the elite women's national championship cross country race in Granby, Colorado, on Saturday afternoon.

"I'm happy with how everything's been going," said Gould after winning and continuing her domestic winning streak. "It's been my plan, and I've been feeling good and riding well, an understatement! To be here with such good competition is really motivating."

Koerber and Compton were left to battle for third place.

Full Results

Elite women
1Georgia Gould (WN Luna Team)1:45:49
2Heather Irmiger (Subaru/Trek)0:02:41
3Willow Koerber (Subaru/Trek)0:03:50
4Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Seven/NoTubes)0:04:12
5Katherine Compton (Planet Bike / Stevens / Kenda)0:05:13
6Pua Sawicki (WN OkoleStuff.com)0:05:53
7Kelli Emmett (Giant Bicycles)0:06:51
8Allison Mann (Rock 'n' Road Cyclery)0:07:16
9Erin Huck (University of Colorado-Boulder)0:08:34
10Judy Freeman (WN Kenda / Felt)0:09:08
11Amanda Carey (WN Kenda / Felt)0:09:59