The Outspoken Cyclist – 12/25/2010

Merry Christmas to all from The Outspoken Cyclist! The elves have been busy this week cooking up a holiday treat for their cycling friends (regardless of whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year).

Harvey Newton, author of Strength Training for Cyclists joins us to talk about how important muscular strength is, as a complement to the muscular endurance we build as a result of cycling (especially for those of us, ahem, of a certain age). Listen to Diane’s conversation with Harvey, and learn how the off-season is the perfect time to start a strength training program.

Rounding out the hour, we talk with Cassie Schumacher of West Akron, Ohio, who will be competing as a solo rider in the 2011 edition of Race Across America. In addition to her goal of finishing one of the most grueling cycling events in the world, Cassie is raising money and awareness for war veterans with PTSD. More information on how you can get involved is available at Wheels for Change.