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Voler Outlet Store Open Saturday Nov 30th

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By Aaron | November 20, 2013
Our outlet store is a little gem known by many SLO county cyclist as the place to get an amazing deal on Voler cycling garments....

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Crash

Crash Replacement

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By Aaron | November 15, 2013
So, you bought your new skinsuit for that first crit of the year and you're stoked! Then you're in the race and bam! You crash! In the first lap! Not only a bummer to not finish but now your new kit is torn to pieces too! ...

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Community

Community Created Designs

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By Aaron | October 29, 2013
We want to have the best selection of cycling jerseys available anywhere and we need your help....

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Southern

Southern California Fall/Winter Century Rides

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By Aaron Barker | October 24, 2013
What are your plans for riding this winter? It can be tough to keep to a regular riding schedule as the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler. Take advantage of 20% off two upcoming events....

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Tuesday

Tuesday NorCal Ride Oct 1 2013

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By John Elgart | October 04, 2013
This was a day of classic Tuesday climbs: Ponderosa down and up (dirt), Yankee Jims down (dirt), Shirttail up (dirt) and Iowa Hill down and up....

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Let

Let Freedom Ride

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| September 23, 2013
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Seeing

Seeing Is Believing: The Science Behind Visualization

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By Leslee Schenk Trzcinksi | September 13, 2013
There REALLY IS science behind the inspiring phrases as athletes or those trying to commit to New Year’s resolutions hear: “visualize your success” or “imagine your greatest possibilities”. And, seeing what you want in your mind is benefited by physical, printed, visual aids......

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Inflammation

Inflammation and Discomfort with Asthma

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By Peg Labiuk | September 05, 2013
I understand your desire to get relief from your asthma symptoms; it sure is unpleasant to have your lungs balk when you are enjoying the outdoors. There are two things I can suggest to get you lasting relief....

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Forever

Forever Fit, Forever Young

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By Patty Peoples | August 12, 2013
It’s a proven fact that exercise retards the aging process. According to the Modern Medicine website, 'Telomeres—caps at the ends of chromosomes, which tend to shorten as we age—are longer in people who are physically active. Several studies have linked the longer telomere to fewer wrinkles, stronger muscles, and more resistance to disease.'...

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Yoga:

Yoga: Transitioning from the Indoor Trainer to the Road

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By Leslee Schenk Trzcinksi | July 29, 2013
As the body transitions back to on the road efficiency and adjusts to environmental forces such as wind and terrain, it is important to keep two key areas of the body opened, flexible and balanced; the hamstrings and the psoas (long, stabilizing flexor at front hip) – both of which are primary causes for low back crankiness and decreased pedal efficiency and power. Here are some must do yoga movements to target these critical areas....

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Aero

Aero Position: Does it Have to be a Pain in the Neck?

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By Peg Labiuk | May 11, 2013
In this week's Training Corner, Coach Peg responds to a reader's question about strengthening the neck for long distance triathlons and how to avoid injury....

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Cost-per-Use

Cost-per-Use of Our Outdoor Gear. An Inverse of Our Quality of Life?

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By Marilyn Trout | May 02, 2013
I came across an article by Brendan Leonard who has a pithy blog about “the relentless pursuit of the everyman's, and every woman's, adventure.” Whether planned or spontaneous, bucket list or daily grind, I must admit this “pursuit of adventure” runs deep within every fiber of my being....

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Getting

Getting the Most out of Yoga for Good Form on the Bike

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By Leslee Schenk Trzcinski | April 19, 2013
Whether you are a time-starved cyclist trying to optimize performance, a dedicated yoga practitioner, or somewhere in between, the following tips are GREAT reminders how to improve EVERY yoga/mobility move. ...

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Visit

Visit us at Sea Otter!

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By Nate | April 18, 2013
Come see us this week and weekend at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California...

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Shoulder

Shoulder Pain on Long Rides

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By Peg Labiuk | March 22, 2013
Can you tell me how to avoid shoulder pain while riding, especially longer rides? The pain is normally between my shoulder blades and sometimes really burns. I've been fitted for my bike and have been told I have a good riding posture/form. I'm relaxed and don't seem to be tensed....

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Why

Why the Voler Store Carries DeFeet Socks

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By Patrick Dooley, Global Trade magazine | March 13, 2013
For 25 years, we at Voler have been manufacturing cycling apparel exclusively in California. We are very proud of our business model and our commitment to protect our environment. DeFeet is one of our fellow U.S. manufacturers who prides themselves on American-made quality, and we're proud to offer both their stock products as well as Voler custom socks in our retail store....

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Full

Full Custom Cycling Jersey Examples

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By Aaron | March 08, 2013
Want to see some of the amazing jerseys we create for teams, clubs, events, and bike shops? ...

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Recovery

Recovery for a Multi-Event Day

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By Peg Labiuk | March 08, 2013
Back in May you wrote about using cold water and ice for recovery after a hard ride. That tip really helped me this summer. Taking that a step further, should I use this cold recovery method for a multi-event day? In other words, if I have two competitions a few hours apart (like time trials) should I use ice therapy in between for recovery? Or, should I just stretch and stay loose?...

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Broken

Broken Hearts & Bicycle Parts

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By Nate | March 06, 2013
In the Atlanta area? Want to do some good? Sopo Bicycle Cooperative is hosting the 9th Broken Hearts fundraiser, with benefits going to Sopo Bicycle Co-Op. Donate to a great cause even if you aren't in the area....

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Sauna:

Sauna: Good or Bad for Recovery?

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By Peg Labiuk | March 01, 2013
A couple of years ago I emailed in a query concerning hot tubbing after exercise classes or cycling. Your answer was hot tubbing is for socializing not recovery. Now I am wondering about the Sauna or the Steam Room. Would they fall into the same category as the hot tub? Have athletes used them to any advantage? Your thoughts?...

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