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Slowing My Roll - Sari Hargand

This past weekend I had a chance to reconnect with the reasons I ride in a profound way. I am an analyst by nature and by profession. As such, I am extremely motivated by metrics and having a training plan that allowed me to track ride time, power and effort was amazing. Since January, and my training with VeloPro, I have spent more than 100 hours on my bike, logged over 1,600 miles and gained 87,000 feet of elevation. My functional threshold power or FTP has increased from 150 W/kg to 212 W/kg. I trained, I raced, and I trained again. I have gotten fitter, faster, and feel ready for my first century ride in the coming week. This weekend however, I slowed it all down and went out to enjoy the scenery and company in eastern Oregon. I still logged those miles, but I wasn’t racing to improve my time or power output, I was just out there to connect with my bike.

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Riding and Parenting

My daughter, Layla, was born December 11th, 2018, right around the time I signed up for My First Century...

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The MFC Conquers the Mohawk Valley Metric Century

The My First Century Team completes the first event ride on our journey!

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What is Courage?

Yesterday was the Mohawk Valley Metric Century.  *Spoiler Alert* I finished.

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MFC Loves Hincapie!

MFC sponsor Hincapie Sportswear honors us with VeloPro Jerseys!

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MFC Team Ride #2

Check out our MFC featured athletes as they train in the rain for their first century ride!

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The Cycling Cure All

Riding is the latest in a long line of sports I’ve pursued over the last fifty years and, at the age of 67, the repetitive impact involved in those activities has taken a toll on my leg joints.

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Dealing with my Hand Numbness while Riding

Get my take on hand numbness while riding. This video by AskDoctorJo also does a good job explaining some things you can do to ease the pain.

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The Crash

A topic discussed at a recent team meeting was injury and the recovery afterwards. This made me think of a serious injury I endured since starting cycling in 2016 and would like to share my experience and how I got back on a bicycle.

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Breaking the 80-Mile Mark

It’s good to look back often and remember where you came from, but I also believe it’s better to look ahead at all that life offers, that you can reach for.

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