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Know before you go…on a group ride

There are a couple of things to consider before you go on a group ride as to make it something that you would like to do again. Some of those things are:

Hold a line: You have to be able to make a parallel line along the side of the road. If you swerve it no longer affects just you as it is very likely that you might have people on either side of you.

Drafting: It may take some adjustment to ride so close to other riders. Drafting off them entails riding anywhere from a few inches to a few feet. Drafting off of someone can greatly effect the wind resistance you experience but dont think that it is a one way ticket. Be prepared to lead out the pack as to share the burden.

Eliminate Distraction: Don’t get fixated on the wheel of the person in front of you. Hazards come quickly and you need to be able to react quickly so keep your gaze a couple of feet ahead of you. Do not wear headphones. The group leader will be giving verbal warnings about hazards.

For more information check out this article on active.com

Noble has group rides on Saturdays that will be covering routes all over the county. Join us on facebook to keep up with where we are going , what time and where we are meeting.

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Start the season out right

Now that it is warm enough to break out the bikes from winter hibernation there are a number of things that should be on your check list. Most everyone will make sure that their bikes are dialed in with tune-ups and part replacements. But how many of us take the time to make sure that our bikes are dialed in with our bodies?

Professionals check this frequently, why shouldn’t you at least once? The best way to find out this information is through a bike fit. The most precise fits have traditionally been done by world renowned athletes that cost a pretty penny. Guru has developed an innovative bike fit machine that is computer guided. Check out this Guru bike fit video to see more about how the process works.

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Noble Sports is one of only 3 bike shops in Utah that has a Guru bike fit machine so come take advantage of it! Prices start at $75 and it takes 45minutes to an hour. Just call the shop and set up a time to come in. 8014910484.

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Are you looking for someone to ride with?  Ride with us!  For 2013 we will have two different types of group rides or “club rides”.  These rides will typically be held on Saturdays and an evening during the week. We have one group that is open to everyone and the other group is a women’s only group.  Both groups have fast, slow and average riders.  What typically happens is we separate and group up once we start riding those wanting to go fast get to the front of the pack, etc.  We post information about these rides on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/noblesportsinc, the calendar page on our website, and we send out weekly reminders with our newsletters. Are you looking for people to ride with?  Post something on our Facebook page we have lots of riders checking that page daily to see who is riding and who they can go with.

These rides are meant to challenge you to ride a little harder than you would normally, help you be safer and most of all make sure you are having fun.  We want all to come and ride with us, from the newbie to the experienced guy.  Come ride with us.