Tristen Chernove of Cranbrook, B.C., took up competitive cycling to to see how his body would respond to intense physical efforts. He was diagnosed in 2009 with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease which affects his lower legs.
In March, Tristen won the Pursuit and Kilo at the UCI World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, earning two rainbow jerseys.
Tristen followed up at the Rio Paralympics by winning 3 medals , Gold (TT), Silver (Pursuit), and Bronze (Kilo). His dominating performances in 2016 earned Tristen a Canadian Cyclist of the Year award.
“I do love my SRM’s (I have 3, 2 Dura Ace -on my Road and TT bikes and a track SRM on my Look track bike)”.
The SRM Training System reliably provides consistent and accurate data across all Tristen’s bikes. Training data is recorded and shared using the PC7 and PC8 handlebar computers. Watch for Tristen at the 2017 UCI PARA-CYCLING TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS held March 2-5 in Los Angeles.
Who needs an electric bike? In conclusion – anyone can benefit from it!
Bikeage has ridden all over the world in all kinds of conditions. I also know what it’s like sitting in a car, in traffic, wondering how I could be spending better time – but my 40km/25 mile plus commute (one way) is sometimes just too long – and the wind is too windy, and the thought of 200W+ for 1.5 hrs after a long day…ugh…I decided to try an electric bike. (spoiler alert – this one has come home with me!) Continue reading Specialized Turbo Electric Bike from Ridley’s Cycle
Bikeage believes in the value of good data: Performance Intelligence. Here’s a comparison of 3 Double Centuries recorded with SRM True Training Precision. What’s the value of a good PowerMeter? The value is many years of data, comparable like apples to apples. 4 different SRM PowerMeters were used in the making of this story. Each one’s calibration was confirmed with the same masses, at home. Data is recorded with the SRM PowerControl. The value is no dropped data or missing files. No auto-stops or forgetting to press start buttons. No dead or low batteries after 12+ hours. Continue reading Power Perspective – Solvang Double Century
It was an interesting coincidence that the Solvang Double Century was organized for March 22, second last day of the Bikeage Base Camp. Could a snow-bound Canadian cyclist earn enough fitness to manage a respectable double century in March? The plans were made and a group of seven formed to have a go. Only 4 riders finally arrived in the Santa Ynez Valley, but with a well-laid plan and extra support from artist chef Nichole, the stage was set for the attempt. Continue reading 2014 Solvang Double Century
March 15-23, Solvang (CA) 4 cyclists, 1 chef aim to do it right in Solvang.
After 4 cold Alberta months with no rideable weather or roads, it was time to break the cycle and claim some road miles. Added incentive was the Solvang Double Century on March 22. Was it possible to get enough fitness to ride 200 miles after a winter training indoors plus one week of outside riding? Bikeage (Jason) decides to try, and Gordie, Peter, and cp enroll to support the cause. Continue reading Bikeage Base Camp ’14