11. Got a training/racing/life/stock tip you would like to share?
STEPHEN CUMMINGS: Buying things does not make you any fitter.
MATTHEW PARSE: Eat an egg McMuffin 2 hours before each race.
GREG FABER: Not really, I don’t consider myself much of a reference. Don’t smoke, don’t do drugs. Get a job where you can work at night and train during the day.
IAN MATHIAS: Ride and sleep as much as possible. Stocks? I like XOM, PICO, PMC, CNQ, GE, and TBT for the long haul.
PAUL RADES: Run.
JOE LILLIBRIDGE: My training tip for anyone would be to keep the training manageable. When it gets to be a chore or job to train, that’s no good. Mix it up with some Mountain and Road work. Do some local cross practices with a bike club or group. Most importantly, bring a good Belgian beer for post race refreshment! (Any beer works really though!)
WESTON SCHEMPF: Never stand up in a canoe. Stay hydrated and rest lots during cross season.
KRISTOPHER AUER: pre-ride, but only sometimes.
LINDSEY HILLESHEIM: Find a team that you love–they’ll be your biggest support.
JIM CARLSON: Give yourself enough recovery time between hard workouts, and you’ll probably do better. How much is “enough”? Probably twice what you think it is.