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Stages Cycling University is proud to announce its support for the Roadless Ride to benefit Brent’s Place on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club in Greenwood Village Colorado.
Join Stages Master Educators Pam Benchley, Marina Mitchell and Dennis Mellon for their Master Classes or ride with any of the other amazing instructors at Greenwood Athletic Club to support the kids of Brent’s Place.
Brent’s Place is a living facility for families with children who are receiving treatments for cancer, bone marrow or organ transplants in the Denver area. Brent’s Place provides a pristine living environment for children whose immune systems are severely compromised due to these treatments or surgeries. The Roadless Ride is a fundraiser held annually at Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club that consists of 12 one-hour Indoor Cycling classes where participants donate to ride in each class.
Reserve your bike here!
Dennis will be teaching at 8:00 am
Pam and Marina will be teaching at 3:00 pm
Dennis, Pam, and Marina will be teaching at 4:00 pm
In addition to supporting the kids of Brent’s Place, Stages Cycling University will be offering the largest certification event in its history on Saturday, October 14th also at Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club. Join Pam, Marina, and Dennis for Stages Cycling University’s Instructor Essentials Course.
This workshop will help you get acquainted with your new Stages® bikes and power meters in this action-packed, fun-filled workshop! Learn how the simplicity of the bike, innovative features like the SprintShift™, and the information displayed on the console can elevate you, the instructor, from ‘good’ to Rock Star status!
Add simple metrics and watch as your classes engage in powerful new experiences. Walk away with tips you can implement tomorrow, as well as continued resources that you can dig into long-term to keep your classes full and your ideas fresh!
Know what’s up before you show up, by taking our mobile optimized pre-training modules and assessment – an industry first! Then use the SCU app during the live training to immediately dig into the good stuff. Explore our intuitive power console, and learn to interpret the data – all while riding the only indoor bike with a power meter chosen by Tour De France cyclists for its accurate and consistent feedback. Experience the future of indoor cycling for yourself and learn what it means to say #weknowpower.
Use the discount code roadlessrider17, at checkout, to receive our Roadless Ride discount of 20% off the cost of the Instructor Essentials Course. Since Stages Indoor Cycling believes so powerfully in supporting the kids of Brent’s Place, we will donate $70 to the Roadless Ride for every instructor that uses this code.
The SCU App available only to course participants
• Includes an ever-expanding library of Simple Sets, playlists, and screencasts.
• Optimized for any mobile device, tablet or desktop
• Our always-current manual lives in the SCU app. Letting you know any time there’s an update to the content, so you always have the latest from Stages.
This training is open to the public!
So you bought a power meter; now what do you do with it? Stages Cycling hopes its new Dash computer and corresponding Link software will answer this question on a daily basis for riders who want to improve.
While many cycling computers are increasingly focused on GPS-related elements, such as navigation or Strava Live, the new Stages Dash has a myopic focus on training with power.
Although it has GPS, Stages Dash is not a direct competitor to the top-end Garmin Edge computers; its closest comparison would be SRM’s PC8, the training tool found on many pros’ handlebars.
When tied in with the Stages Link software, the Dash delivers specific workout instructions, with a spartan but customizable presentation.
The Dash is the first head unit computer from Stages Cycling, which launched its left-crank power meter in 2012.
Read More at Stages Dash cycling computer review @BikeRadar
Take a look inside Stages’ power meter assembly facility in Boulder, Colorado
Unless you slept through high school physics, the equation Power = Torque x Cadence should look vaguely familiar, even if you haven’t needed to use it since those awkward adolescent years. For Stages Cycling, that equation is much more than a foggy memory; it’s the cornerstone of the company, the calculation that their power meters perform thousands of times per ride.
Stages began by designing power meters for stationary bikes, the type used in commercial gyms. Taking the lessons learned from that product, they then launched their own crank arm mounted power meter in 2012. The device’s price, light weight, and weatherproof, wireless design helped it turn heads when it was launched, and over the last four years Stages’ athletes have brought home multiple World Championship medals in everything from road to enduro racing. Initially, the power meters were only available on aluminum crankarms, but Stages recently released their own carbon crankarm and power meter combination.
The basic principle behind a Stages power meter is fairly simple – a strain gauge is mounted onto a non-driveside crankarm, where it can detect even the smallest amount of flex. An accelerometer is used to determine a rider’s cadence, providing the second key part of the equation. Since the power meter is only mounted on one side, the number is multiplied by two, and the result is the amount of power (measured in watts) that a rider is putting out at any given moment. It sounds simple, but the execution is a good deal more complicated, due to the steps required to ensure that the device produces accurate, reliable data.
Read More – Source: Inside Stages Cycling – Pinkbike
Based out of Portland, OR, Marina knows how to build an indoor ride that delivers results. Based out of Portland, OR, she believes what we conquer in fitness can directly translate to what we will conquer in life outside of the studio. This is why her workouts are grueling and fun, and her #1 messages on and off the bike is, “Everything worth having is hard work!”
Marina drives her classes to push beyond boundaries and take that victory into daily circumstances.
This is her current favorite ride:
“4-3-2-1 ROCK IT”
Attempt to create your highest average watts in the final Round 4. Each of 4 rounds reduces by 1 song track, allowing you to push a bit harder, knowing that total time is shorter each roud. By Round 4, you only have 1 song. It’s during this final round that we attempt to create the most power!! Using the music’s energy, rhythm and lyrics, you should feel inspired to BRING IT!!! First song in each round = substantial resistance and a lower cadence of 60-65 RPMs, 2nd song = less resistance at 80-85 RPM , 3rd song = less resistance at 90-95 RPMS, and 4th song (only in first round) = substantial resistance and 60-65 RPMs.
Beat junkies, you can use the music as your guide and rhythm-ride your way to success. Don’t hear the beat of the music? Don’t fret! Keep an eye on your AVG WATTS and you can’t go wrong.
Total ride time = 54 minutes
Battlefield by Jordan Sparks (4:01)
Round 1: 4 Songs (13.5 minutes total)
This Is What You Came For by Chainsmokers (3:41)
Cruise (remix) by Florida Georgia Line & Nelly (3:26)
Get On Up by Jauz & Pegboard Nerds (3:31)
Me Too by Meghan Trainer (3:01)
SprintShift center, or pre-load resistance, around 60-65 rpm
Entire focus here is to sustain your average watts. If you know you’ve burnt the toast (came out WAY too hard), then release it a bit here and have fun!
*Add a 3-min Recovery here – Any 3 minute song
Round 2: 3 Songs (9.5 minutes total)
Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO (3:19)
Roots by Imagine Dragons (2:54)
Cold Water by Justin Bieber (3:05)
*Add a 3-min Recovery here – Any 3 minute song
Round 3: 2 Songs (8 minutes total)
Cum on Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot (4:47)
Rise by Katy Perry (3:23)
*Add a 3-min Recovery here – Any 3 minute song
Round 4: 1 Song (5.5 minutes total)
Rockit by Herbie Hancock (5:28)
Let’s Go by Calvin Harris (3:47)
This will help the members celebrate what they’ve done, and gear up for what’s next in their day.
Trouble by Ray LaMontagne
WATTS TO KJS TO KCALS
Whether you’re riding indoors or outdoors, cumulative cycling efforts are often measured in kJs (kilojoules). For example, at the end of a Stages Indoor Cycling workout you’ll see total kJs on the Stages Power Console on the RESULTS screen. After a ride outdoors on your bike, you may also see total kJ’s on your cycling head unit. So, what is a kJ and why should you care? We’re glad you asked!
Let’s start at the beginning. We’ll explain this KJ thing in terms of a workout on the SC3 Stages Indoor Bike and Stages Power Console. Basic mathematics comin’ atcha, consider yourselves warned.
What is a Watt?
A watt is a standard international unit of power. More often than not it is represented in horsepower. In fact, 1 horsepower = 746 watts. Try to generate 700+ watts. It’s a fun experiment and rather quickly you will realize that yes it’s true, a horse is more powerful than you.
The Stages Power Meter and Console will measure and display the user’s power output in watts. To get this wattage we need movement (RPMs) and force. On the Stages bike, force is measured when the rider steps down on the pedal. As you turn the resistance dial to the right you have to work harder to step down on the pedals, thus more force is generated.