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Riding Clean : Not the Lance Armstrong Story

Last Sunday, Dick McElligot of Kingdom CC gave a hands-on demonstation of bike cleaning as part of the Bike Maintenance Workshop.

For those who attended, you know that it’s a more involved process that you would first think. I’ve captured some notes below on the process as demonstrated by Dick. I’m working from memory so any mistakes are my own.


Bike Cleaning : Step-by-step

There are two basic parts:

  • Cleaning: remove all dirt and grease
  • Lubrication: replace any lubricants that were removed during cleaning

Effectively, you’re need to strip away all grease and lubricants to get the bike clean. This will make the bike perform better and prevent wear.

However, in removing unneeded grease and dirt you also strip away vital lubrictants that keep the bike running smoothly so they must be replaced.

Cleaning

What to use:

  • Cleaning agent/degreaser
  • Bike Stand (if you have one)
  • Kitchen Scrubbing Brush
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Washing up liquid
  • Hot Water
  • Bucket
  • Cloth for drying/polishing
  • Gloves to keep your hands safe and clean

The process: Continue reading Riding Clean : Not the Lance Armstrong Story

INJURY PREVENTION

Injury Prevention with Fergus Foley

How do you win over a roomful of triathletes?

  1. Deliver an extremely useful, information packed and entertaining talk on injury prevention?
  2. Flatter them by telling them their the most knowledgeable athletes?
  3. Give them lots of money?
  4. Tell them NOT to do situps?

You could also choose “all of the above”, which is exactly what Fergus Foley – official physiotherapy partner to Tralee Triathlon Club – went for last Thursday night at our Injury Prevention talk, the latest in our club lecture series.

Club Chairman Norman started the evening by introducing Fergus Foley and announcing that Fergus has agreed to be our sponsor for 2015 and 2016. Continue reading INJURY PREVENTION