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Plank on the Paris to Marseille ride with ExperiencePlus!

Training/Fitness

Keeping Your Body Happy, Keeps You Happy

So you’ve been putting in lots of hours of training and preparation for your upcoming ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tour, fantastic!  All of these hours will certainly help make your tour that...Read More »

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Getting Fit…Literally

As a former athlete, I struggled a bit figuring out a new adult identity after college.  I didn’t want to lose my identity as an athlete but let’s be honest,...Read More »

Biceps and Biking in Argentina with ExperiencePlus!

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Mighty Motivation

What is motivation? Quite literally, it is the desire to do things.  Everyone has motivation but it seems like some days we have more of it than others.  Motivation in...Read More »

Cycling in Argentina and Chile with ExperiencePlus!

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Training for Hills When You Don’t Have Any

You have an exciting Experience Plus! Bicycle tour of Chile and Argentina to look forward to!  You are visualizing the beautiful Cardenal Samore Pass with inviting thermal pools waiting for...Read More »

Yoga at the border of Chile and Argentina

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Preparing for the Cycling Season

As a native Floridian who has a fierce hatred of the cold, it will still be a couple weeks before I venture out for an outdoor ride in beautiful Northern...Read More »

ExperiencePlus! travelers in Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Bicycle Training Programs

ExperiencePlus! has FREE Bicycle Training Programs and we’ve recently revamped the design to make it easier for you to find and follow the program that matches your age, fitness level,...Read More »

Training/Fitness

Bicycle Training Programs

ExperiencePlus! has FREE Bicycle Training Programs designed specifically for our cycling tours by Joe Friel, the author of ten books on training including the popular and best-selling “Training Bible” book...Read More »

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Bicycle Training Calendar 401

401 Level Training Program Joe Friel, nationally recognized fitness expert, designed this 12-week Training Packet specifically for ExperiencePlus! Bicycle tours. Our 401 level tours are for riders who love to...Read More »

Dalmatian Coast: Croatia

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Bicycle Training Calendar 301

301 Level Training Program Joe Friel, nationally recognized fitness expert, designed this 12-week Training Packet specifically for ExperiencePlus! Bicycle tours. Our 301 level tours are for riders enjoy some climbing...Read More »

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Bicycle Training Calendar 201

201 Level Training Program Joe Friel, nationally recognized fitness expert, designed this 12-week Training Packet specifically for ExperiencePlus! Bicycle tours. Our 201 level tours are for riders who prefer a...Read More »

Day 2 Arriving at Chambord castle

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Bicycle Training Calendar 101

101 Level Training Program  Joe Friel, nationally recognized fitness expert, designed this 12-week Training Packet specifically for ExperiencePlus! Bicycle tours. Our 101 level tours are perfect for people looking for...Read More »

Finding the proper knee position.

Training/Fitness

Perhaps What You Need Is a Bike Fitting

Whether you are a recreational cyclist or a budding adventure racer, we think bike fit is important.  A brief Q&A with Dr Siggins highlights the importance of a good fit...Read More »

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Training for an ExpeditionPlus! Tour

By ExpeditionPlus! veteran, Mary Gantz Mary Gantz doesn’t let living in pancake-flat Florida inhibit her cycling success. She road Coast to Coast across Chile and Argentina in 2006; from St...Read More »

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Fear and Cycling

Fear? Yes, fear. Come on, admit it. There have been times when the thought of riding hasn’t always been pleasant. Maybe it’s the fear of the open road, riding in...Read More »

Bicycle wheel. Copyright Joe Coca

Training/Fitness

Spring Fever: Getting Ready to Ride

Finally. Spring is upon us. The days are getting longer. The desire to get outside and ride is growing. Unless you have been able to ride outside throughout the winter,...Read More »

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Yep, It’s Winter. Take Your Work-Out Inside…

and Reap the Benefits. By Leah Barrett, Nutritionist and Wellness Counselor at become fit in Fort Collins, Colorado OK, some of you are hard-core and no matter how cold or...Read More »

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Get Out and Ride

Get Out and Ride (even if you don’t feel like it) By Leah Barrett, MS, LCSW Nutritionist / Wellness Counselor at become fit in Fort Collins, Colorado So, you’ve signed...Read More »

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Joe Friel’s Health Benefits of Cycling

by Joe Friel It can be difficult to keep up an exercise program, especially if you don’t see results right away in the mirror or on the scales. After all,...Read More »

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Bicycle Tour Training Programs

ExperiencePlus! is pleased to announce that nationally recognized fitness expert Joe Friel’s Bicycle Training Packets are now available online. Though these programs were designed specifically for ExperiencePlus! tours they can...Read More »

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A Brief Introduction to Cycling Lingo

There is no need to buy a plane ticket to experience a new world  –  just take up a new sport. Consider cycling for example:  Ever been to the pain...Read More »

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Tips on Purchasing a New Bike

Maybe you were the kid who got a tricycle at age 3 and crashed it 84 times outside your house. Or maybe you were more the type of kid who...Read More »

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Daily Bicycle Maintenance: Paying Attention to Your Bike

Daily Bicycle Maintenance: Paying Attention to Your Bike by Rich Young, ExperiencePlus! Tech Guy One of the best things about bikes is their elegant simplicity. But when it comes to...Read More »

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Trekking with Trekking Poles

Trekking with Trekking Poles by Julie Horton, Customer Service Specialist, ExperiencePlus! Specialty Tours, Inc. There are many excuses for not using trekking poles: "I’m too young to need them," "I’m...Read More »

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Nutrition: Before, During and After Your Bicycle Ride

By Leah Barrett, MS, LCSW Nutritionist / Wellness Counselor at become fit in Fort Collins, Colorado What you eat plays a significant role in how you feel during your bike...Read More »