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  1. I am really the last person who should be responding to this but, as I seem to be the only other girl here...lucky you. Let's see if I can remember back to when I was healthy. (I was once, believe it or not!) I've never been a big fan of the gym. When I did use them, I would generally do floor exercises or take some type of interesting looking cardio class. These things tend to incorporate stretching, strengthening, and a lot of coordination building movement. Fav's were cardio kickboxing (added plus if you get into a good class you get to hit and kick a full size bag-FUN and, they teach you neat things like how to fall properly though probably harder to pull off at speed.), dance aerobics, and dance stretch (Say what you may, dancers are hella buff; try full-pointe for a couple of minutes). Mostly used free weights as these also lend to coordination and balance. Pretty much avoided machines as they seem to work only a specific muscle or muscle set and put a lot of undue stress on joints-generally find that using your own body weight or maybe adding just a little gives a better overall workout, especially for the core muscles. Exception would be circuit training which incorporated some machines. Don't care for the brain death of an indoor cycle (nor the often awkward pedal rotation) or treadmill. Did a lot of mountain biking, loved some good Sierra single-track, developes a sharp awareness of the environment, the ability to react to it, coordination, and balance (especially when on the edge of a long drop into a gorge!). Pretty much used the bicycle for any mundane trip 10 miles or under throughout the day as well. Even did a shortened century once-so glad to find out it was 61.4 miles instead of 64.1! 4-5 miles or under was a nice walk. Not into running-more stress than necessary on the skeletal system and can get the same work out in ways I personally found more to my taste. Scuba, hiking, camping, etc.-the outdoor activities also climatize you and you're not as affected by weather. Then that all came to an abrupt end. For a very long time. Now, I'm pretty much zero to low impact girl. From scuba to aquatic therapy with those sweet folks three times my age-I advise some type of aquatic work/swimming for core strengthening and a good resistance work-out minus the annoyance of gravity. Yoga (Yes, yoga. It's just every stretch you've ever done under a different name-and then some-called a "pose" and something like "Warrior One". Just remember, "Let the breath be the most noticable part of the pose" means "Don't forget to breath.") incorporates stretching, strengthening and balance and there are millions of specific or modified routines available for those who may have individual concerns or issues. (You should pay attention to this paragraph, Hubbard.) I tried to up the ante and add some new stuff but that seems to have ended rather poorly for the time being. I'll let you know if I come up with anything else. I don't diet. If I tell myself I can't eat something, I will develop cravings for it. Used to be able to eat anything but have to be more careful now. Learned to love the salads but get bored of them quickly. Can't give up pizza. As for Cobie's Coke question: http://biology.clc.uc.edu/scripts/popreslt.pl For the original stretch question, some general ideas: http://www.howtostretch.com/ For the healthy: http://www.crossfit.com/ (Very popular with wrestlers, MMAs, and those firemen from around the corner) And, BTW, if you haven't been paying attention to Hubbard, you really want strengthen and stretch your back. It doesn't matter how strong your arms or legs are or how big your pectoral muscles happen to be-if you damage your spine, you're screwed.
  2. I am really the last person who should be responding to this but, as I seem to be the only other girl here...lucky you. Let's see if I can remember back to when I was healthy. (I was once, believe it or not!) I've never been a big fan of the gym. When I did use them, I would generally do floor exercises or take some type of interesting looking cardio class. These things tend to incorporate stretching, strengthening, and a lot of coordination building movement. Fav's were cardio kickboxing (added plus if you get into a good class you get to hit and kick a full size bag-FUN and, they teach you neat things like how to fall properly though probably harder to pull off at speed.), dance aerobics, and dance stretch (Say what you may, dancers are hella buff; try full-pointe for a couple of minutes). Mostly used free weights as these also lend to coordination and balance. Pretty much avoided machines as they seem to work only a specific muscle or muscle set and put a lot of undue stress on joints-generally find that using your own body weight or maybe adding just a little gives a better overall workout, especially for the core muscles. Exception would be circuit training which incorporated some machines. Don't care for the brain death of an indoor cycle (nor the often awkward pedal rotation) or treadmill. Did a lot of mountain biking, loved some good Sierra single-track, developes a sharp awareness of the environment, the ability to react to it, coordination, and balance (especially when on the edge of a long drop into a gorge!). Pretty much used the bicycle for any mundane trip 10 miles or under throughout the day as well. Even did a shortened century once-so glad to find out it was 61.4 miles instead of 64.1! 4-5 miles or under was a nice walk. Not into running-more stress than necessary on the skeletal system and can get the same work out in ways I personally found more to my taste. Scuba, hiking, camping, etc.-the outdoor activities also climatize you and you're not as affected by weather. Then that all came to an abrupt end. For a very long time. Now, I'm pretty much zero to low impact girl. From scuba to aquatic therapy with those sweet folks three times my age-I advise some type of aquatic work/swimming for core strengthening and a good resistance work-out minus the annoyance of gravity. Yoga (Yes, yoga. It's just every stretch you've ever done under a different name-and then some-called a "pose" and something like "Warrior One". Just remember, "Let the breath be the most noticable part of the pose" means "Don't forget to breath.") incorporates stretching, strengthening and balance and there are millions of specific or modified routines available for those who may have individual concerns or issues. (You should pay attention to this paragraph, Hubbard.) I tried to up the ante and add some new stuff but that seems to have ended rather poorly for the time being. I'll let you know if I come up with anything else. I don't diet. If I tell myself I can't eat something, I will develop cravings for it. Used to be able to eat anything but have to be more careful now. Learned to love the salads but get bored of them quickly. Can't give up pizza. As for Cobie's Coke question: http://biology.clc.uc.edu/scripts/popreslt.pl For the original stretch question, some general ideas: http://www.howtostretch.com/ For the healthy: http://www.crossfit.com/ (Very popular with wrestlers, MMAs, and those firemen from around the corner)
  3. And, on the other end of the spectrum.... You just had to say "too fast" and "corkscrew", didn't you? Man, that Trevor guy has the sniper-glare. He can hit you with that from behind a pair of opaque shades from over a mile away and burn a hole straight through the center of your soul! (Give me a break, buddy. That was the best riding I did all day!) So, yeah, I've ridden better in my worst motorcycling nightmares. Though I did not break the ZX nor the lean bike. That's about all I managed. However, despite that, everyone at CSS was beyond great, as usual!! Kristi was wonderful (and kind). All the coaches were very clear and professional. Though it may not be apparent, I learned an amazing amount of useful skills that will have to be implemented. I have a lot of work to do-good to know. And, again, a special thanks to Mr. Groom for trying so valiantly to get me into position and working with me on the lean bike. You did great honey but, there's no fighting that iliotibial band right now-which is something I'll address in the conditioning thread I've been trying to get back to for the last month. No, Dylan. I will not be borrowing Stu's thigh master. I must find another way. Those things have always looked dangerous to me. Could someone please explain to Fossil that 102 degree track day just doesn't beat the 400 mile stretch of nothing with a slaughter yard stuck in the middle that is the 5 corridor in full leathers during record highs with crackhead CHPs repeatedly zooming past you to swerve into the center median-you, sir, are freaking me out! (They're up to no good, I tell you.) And, as for you Rainman....It would seem your powers to manipulate the elements were highly under estimated. It won't happen again. As you have already begun talk of Sears Point, let me just say, it doesn't matter how much faster than me you are. Eventually, I'll get you. It would be best if you keep nice, temperate thoughts in mind. Thanks again to everyone!!!
  4. $@%$^%%thepolice$@&&^*(* Hope today was a little better for you guys! I froze and then was ticketed yet again. (I had to pee!!!) I expect a full report on the day with only 20-25mph winds....
  5. You don't deserve this! I think I've proven that quite admirably at this point.
  6. You know, I take one day off from the delicious internet and everything falls apart. AB has simply disappeared. Hotfoot is MIA. Fossil can't cook. And.... there was no two. I don't think I can work with you people anymore.
  7. Hi BC, How about just doing one thing at a time, as the major focus? If you are going to a new track, getting to know it and its turn/parts is where many start, that could be step 1. CF Got it...1.Get to know the track. Thanks C Also a friend suggested that I also work on the no breaks drill for a better part of the day. Is that something that I should also work on? I really appreciate your opinion, thanks again! BCNU Sorry, meant to reply sooner but have been on the road. Since I'm in the same situation, I guess I'll take a chance at a reasonable response. I generally try to address which ever technique I seem to be having the most trouble with on the ride. If I'm not loose, I concentrate on that, etc. What I need to focus on often changes throughout the ride. I think it also depends on where you're riding, traffic, etc. Of course, everyone learns differently and, I won't really know if this has worked for me until tomorrow...
  8. You made it! I've been on the PCH all day. Isn't she just grand? I'll be landing as expected tomorrow for my run out to check the track. Have fun! And, it's another beautiful day on the coast. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/9394...pnav_undeclared (Take that Rainmain!) Chain maintenance done and plenty of time for a dip in the pool and some stretching before hitting the PCH to Seca!!! Woohoo!!!
  9. You made it! I've been on the PCH all day. Isn't she just grand? I'll be landing as expected tomorrow for my run out to check the track. Have fun!
  10. quote name='Cobie Fair' date='Apr 7 2009, 10:23 AM' post='11173'] The writers and poets are unleashed. And some think this forum is just about motorcycles Let's not forget why we are here: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseacti...ideoid=52149196 And, where we are going. It's a beautiful day for a ride. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hurhv1cwJN4
  11. Just finishing off the LAST WORK DAY before school, YAY!!! Let's see, I'll be on the road most of the day Monday, so that leaves me the weekend to fill out my Level 4 questionnaire, track prep and load the bike, gather my gear, re-read Twist, and start my workout program to get in shape. Two or three days of exercise ought to be plenty of preparation, don't you think? Hey FossilFuel, will you have internet access to continue the countdown right up until Monday? Yes I will......Do you think that after all this, I would stop at four? I have to get up tomorrow at three to make it for a flight to Houston so I will be posting tomorrows countdown rather early......How do you like your steak? Where are you? Isn't it after 3am already?
  12. Please stop with the "R" word. You are this '' close to being band from the count-down (domina helped me with this)! And for those of you trying to influence the menu, stop. I remember a great movie quote "if you cook it they will come". I've got a great idea...I am very goal oriented and had a thought with the help of "Rainman's" comment above. Why not make this the longest thread in the history of California Superbike School? We could become legends in needless, mindless, bantering chatter. Our crazy nicknames could be placed on........I don't know somewhere? Maybe we could get a free T-Shirt. Because you guys are conspiring to ban me I will write this fast today. I doubt that this thread will stop even after your countdown is complete. Kinda like the BC/AC thing in historical references...Its easy to imagine you writing "257 days since Laguna..." and pushing Hotfoot and Domina to keep the thread alive on days that you will be offline. "_ainman" After Seca, it's six months (exactly) to Sears. You're not going to Sears in September, are you Fossil????
  13. Please stop with the "R" word. You are this '' close to being band from the count-down (domina helped me with this)! And for those of you trying to influence the menu, stop. I remember a great movie quote "if you cook it they will come". I've got a great idea...I am very goal oriented and had a thought with the help of "Rainman's" comment above. Why not make this the longest thread in the history of California Superbike School? We could become legends in needless, mindless, bantering chatter. Our crazy nicknames could be placed on........I don't know somewhere? Maybe we could get a free T-Shirt. So, you started the count-down to get a free T-shirt? Now, that's just sad.
  14. I saw her blasting through the canyons practicing that kill switch maneuver with a sniper rifle on her back. I think after filling out her coach application, she was going to go get some tasty barbeque.
  15. Please stop with the "R" word. You are this '' close to being band from the count-down (domina helped me with this)! And for those of you trying to influence the menu, stop. I remember a great movie quote "if you cook it they will come". "banned" He is allowed to use his nickname. Because, it's funny. I'm good at that. Its your thread. Besides, http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USCA...pnav_undeclared Rainman's kung-fu is no good.
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