61: Virtual Cycling Goes Pro, Cold Weather, and Japanese Sake

We talk about how to keep your muscles warm in the cold weather, virtual cycling competition decides the new addition to the Canyon SRAM women’s team, we update you on the latest in PVE, and Japanese treats.


First time MTB at Whiting Ranch – Victor mountain bikes for the first time with Justin on a trip to Whiting Ranch. The bike he chose for his first time is the Marin Bikes Nail Trail hardtail, which made his foray into mountain biking an extremely enjoyable one.
Marin Bikes – Nail Trail 6 Mountain Bike Hardtail

“It doesn’t do your muscles any good to be cold.” -Tim, our weather prep expert, gives his advice on how to keep warm. Removable arm warmers are great for cold weather because they can easily be stored in your jersey pockets and if you’re thinking of removable leg warmers, consider that they may be difficult to store if your legs overheat.

Canyon SRAM picks Amateur from Zwift Competition – Canyon SRAM in conjunction with Zwift, organized a virtual cycling competition through the platform, in which the winner won a spot on the Canyon SRAM professional woman’s team. The competition started with 1200 women and went through 8 weeks of training with eliminations every week. American Leah Thorlvinson, a 37-year-old former US Olympic Marathon Trials runner won a spot on the2017 Canyon SRAM women’s team, we’re looking forward to seeing her on the team next year.
Zwift Academy rider Leah Thorvilson wins Canyon-SRAM contract

Events for the “amateurs” – Other events exist that have the same prestige as the Tour de France but isn’t isolated to just professionals. Races in California, like the California Triple Crown, is a great feat and accomplishment challenging enough for any professional.
Paris Breast Paris
California Triple Crown

The Latest in PVE – We update you with weekly news coming out of Palos Verdes. Bicyclists are using many methods of protest and persuasion to get 5 BMUFL signs on city streets. We’ll continue to report on this issue.

If you want to support the cyclists in PVE, here are some options:

1. If you’re in LA, come to the city council meetings, which can be found on the PVE city website.

2. Write original letters or emails individually to Mayor King telling her why the signs are important. Her email and that of the other members can be found on the website.

3. Call the city council clerk and tell them to put BMUFL signage on the agenda.

4. Get involved in your own local council and traffic committee. The more communities that have signage, the harder it is for others to refuse to install it.

5. We have upcoming events that include more sign protesting and a die-in. People want to help can email me.

6. Make advocacy fun! We eat pizza, hang out, and have a good time.
A Quiet Protest with a Loud Message
Palos Verdes Estates mayor blames media coverage of surfers for insinuating the city ignores complaints

The Japanese Experience in Notojima –  Wilnelia joins us at the end to relive her experience in Japan and the harmony of humanity and the ecosystem functioning in the peninsula and the Notojima Island. She and Victor fill us in on the yearly festivals and traditions in this region.
An International Cycling Destination in Traditional Japan
Seihakusai Festival in Nanao

Japanese Snacks
We talk about the Japanese delights that we are missing while in the states. The vending machines along city streets have hot beverages like coffee and hot canned soup.
Japan Mochifuwa Pancakes

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