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So much info is conveyed in this photo but there are four main things you really need to know. Take a look and we’ll see if you figured them out at the end.

Bike Reg 2014

Trade your paper with a partner and let’s check answers.

#1 We have an awesome title sponsor. Focus on Health KNOWS all about the aches and pains of a cyclist and totally supports us getting more of them by racing Cross.

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#2 Registration opens August 1. Think of it as the high school Letter of Intent Day you never got. Sign up.

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#3 SUNDAY races. This is a two day event. Hotels are close. Nice people with couches you can crash on live here. Make it a weekend.

#4 The Junior races are not listed. That’s because they’re FREE. We also have a Little Belgians race for the under 10 demographic. The info is in the race flyer.

Bonus question: What does the majority of the ComoCXCup planning team order at Ernie’s when we have breakfast meetings? The #4. With bacon.

The First 3 Steps

The TdF is winding down and social media is buzzing with talk of cyclocross. Knobbies, hand-ups, barriers, flyover, heckling. This is the language of Fall to a cyclist and even though it’s only July, we couldn’t be more ready.

Except there are some things we need you all to do first.

1. Put these dates on your calendar.

While you’re at it, add these events because they’re always a good time put on by good people.

2. Tell your friends about these dates

Cyclocross is a full participation sport. Riders of every ability and rowdy spectators are part of the fun. All are embraced and plied with beer until, the next thing you know, someone is chasing riders around the course administering corporal punishment with a giant fly swatter.

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Share or print this flier.

3. Get a CX bike.

A mountain bike will work too. Beg, borrow, modify, sell stuff on Craigslist, cash in your retirement account, whatever it takes. If you’re not riding CX you are missing out. Simply missing out.

The Eye Gallery – Columbia, MO

The Eye Gallery in Columbia, MO excels in finding prescription eye wear for athletic and everyday activity. An understanding of the demands of cycling and running set them apart from your typical optometrist and a willingness to explore all options available make them extremely easy to work with. Stop by and check out their selection of Oakley prescription sunglasses!

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Eye Gallery
3301 West Broadway Business Park Court
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 446-1600

 

A Visit with Focus on Health

A couple days ago I stopped by Focus on Health Chiropractic for a pre-season tune up.

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I don’t think I’ve ever walked out of the office not feeling great! Massage therapy is perfect for overcoming overworked and sore muscles associated with the harshness of training for these early season cross races. They’re able to target very specific muscle groups to help you recover and ready yourself for your next ride.

Following the massage, Dr. Curt Kippenburger gave me a spinal adjustment. Sitting on a bike seat for hours and hours every week can sometimes lead to problems with back pain. Chiropractic care is perfect for making sure that the minor aches and pains associated with cycling don’t become career ending injuries.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

- Focus on Health Chiropractic Care

Give the folks at Focus on Health a call today to set up an appointment. Trust me, it’s one of the best things you can do for your body!

Registration Is Open!

That’s right! Registration for the CoMO Cyclocross Cup is now open! Staging for each category will be in order of registration so get in there and pre-register or you may end up a lap down!

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I’d also like to mention that registering for a second race is only $10! See you on September 21st.