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169 Front Street.
HOW 01 SPEEDY BICYCLISTS TRAIN
Zimmerman Says the Eacing Man Should Leave
Liquor and Tobacco Alone.
Laurens Meintjes and His Methods Other Men
Who Hold Records of First-Class Perform
ances Give Valuable information.
It is generally conceded that the
American athlete takes greater pains
to get himself into what is generally
known as "condition," thau his rival of
any other country. The American goes
at. his work in a systematic manner,
and that is the reason that ho stands
to-day the champion of all countries. To
bo a champion of America carries with
it also the title of champion of the
world in nine cases out of ten. It is
true that America holds few of the long
distance bicycle championships nt pres
ent. This, however, is simply because
her representatives have never trained
for that distance, and have never at
tempted to w rest them from tho for
eigners until they felt that they would
win; for the American is a proud ath
lete. Defeat casts him down and. he
refuses to be comforted.
In France training as itis understood
in this country was totally unknown
until Zimmerman, the American cham
pion of tho years of 1S93-4, met their
idols and dragged them down. The
Frenchmen then dubbed tho American
"Le Yankee Volant," and they studied
him until they mastered his art of
training, with tho result that to-day
France stands as high as any country
in tho world.
Of course, each of the famous racing
men lias a system of his own, but in
the main they arc virtually the same.
Zimmerman, who is probably the
greatest tho cycle track has ever seen,
was the first to outline his mcthod.vvhich
is now followed by many of the fastest
men in Europe. He describes his sys
tem as follows:
"Training, as applied to athletes, may
bo defined as the pieparation of tho
body for new and unaccustomed strains,
nnd tho gradual fitting of the human
frame to undergo tho sev crest physical
exertion. It is advisable before com
mencing to train to consult a iikysi-,
cian, nnd to be carefully examined to
see that you arc thoroughly sound; if
you are not, it would be folly for you to
begin. Be careful a.s to diet, retire
early, and abstain from smoking and
alcoholic drinks. Smoking depresses the
heart and shortens the wind, while
drinking strains the blood. I have
beaten many a man who w ould hav e had
a far better chance, and perhaps beaten
me, if he could have let liquor alone. I
do not train or ride during the winter,
but take a complete rest. In my opinion
this is a better course for the American
rider to pursue tlian to attempt to keep
in condition all the winter, I have no
ticed that the men who train ev en a lit
tle all the winter generally go stale be
fore the fall meets are ov er. I continue
load work for about three weeks, until
I find that my muscles are working all
right and that the feeling of stillness
which always comes to me when I first
begin riding has entirely gone.
"Most men should commence training
on tho road at least a month before the
first race, but I take a much longer time
to get fit. My consolation is that I kept
in form longer than usual, generally
right through the season. This prelim
inary road riding, like ev erything con
nected with training, must be done in a
systematic manner. The morning ex
ercise should be taken from one and a
half to two hours after breakfast; I do
not believe in taking any exercise before
breakfast, as some advise. I have tried
it, but it was not a success; itsecmed to
me like trying to run an engine without
fuel. One-and-a-half or two bonis after
breakfast, ride from eight to ten miles
on tho road. I advise wearing a sweat
cr to work off the adipose tissue. The
last three or four miles should be rid
den at a smart pace, but refrain from
sprinting. Go straight, without loiter
ing, to your dressing-room, which
should be warm. Here the perspiration
will Increase. You should immediately
be rubbed with soft towels until you are
thoroughly dry, when a further rubbing1
with some alcoholic prepartion will
prevent your becoming stiff. I consider
rubbing with the bare hands by a
strong, healthy person one of the most
valuable adjuncts to good training. By
it the muscles are made free and plia
ble, and the skin is kept in a smooth,
healthy condition. Also, after a bard
race, there Is nothing so refreshing aa
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to bo worked with the bare hands. No
amount of rubbing with any kind of
towels seems to have the (same effect.
This is felt at once, and there is no re
action, as is the case with stimulants.
"Train for the distance which, after
experience, you find tho best adapted
to your capabilities. Some men have
tho power to stny long distances at a
moderate pace, but cannot sprint at all,
while others can do just the opposite.
A very few can do both. When you
hav o found out tho distance which suits
you best, try it about once a w eck. Let
some one hold a watch on you, and time
each quarter of a mile. At each suc
ceeding attempt try to improve the
previous quarter a little, but hold
enough in reserve to ride the last quar
ter the fastest. Practice with the
thought in your mind that the race is
always won in the last quarter .md not
in the others. If one has trained for
short distances, say five miles and un
der, it is certainly i cry harmful to race
very much longer distances. Courage,
both moral and physical, is needed, not
only in racing, but in deciding when
not to race."
Shortly after Zimmerman's debut
America had a distinguished visitor in
Laurens Meintjes, of South Africa.
This young man came to this country
to visit tho world's fair; while hero he
trained for long-distance riding, nnd
succeeded in astonishing the world by
his remarkable work nt Chicago, New
York and Springfield. lie brought with
him a system, as well. lie says:
"To be successful you must train,
and train well. It is of no use for a
short time. You must train until per
fect. In training regularity is every
thing. That is a good point about the
American cyclists. They train and do
it well. If America puts her bet men
in the field against riders of every na-
THE CYCLE TRACK.
tion, the other riders will not be one,
two, three, four, five. I have ridden
with the best in America and England,
therefore I think I am f ully qualified to
make that statement.
"I begin to prepare for the racing
season in the spring. My preliminary
consists of a ten-mile spin about ten
o'clock a. m. I ride at a slow but steady
pace; alter 1 have unished J. get a goou
rub-down and rest quietly for a couple
of hours, when I enjoy a tw o-mile walk
at an ordinary gait. Coming back to
my training quarters, I again mount
my machine and reel off about 30 miles,
going free and easy. This sort of ex
ci else I continue for about a m'onth,
until I find that my muscles are work
ing free and that the stiffness which ap
pears when I begin has entirely disapr
peared. Walking, I think, makes the
muscles active nnd makes the wind
good. Having followed the schedule
mentioned above for a month, I then
begin to sprint. I ride about five miles
in the morning and ten in the after
noon. The early part of my ride is con
fined to slow pace, which I gradually in
crease, and finish with a sprint at top
speed. This work I continue for anoth
er month, when I begin to sprint quar
ters anu naives. Having satisfied my
self that I am thorouchlv fit. that mv
wind is good and I am willing to wind
up with a strong sprint, I start for the
race meets. After that the work you
get in your race will be quite enough
io neep you on euge, providing you diet
yourself. I cat everything and any
thing I like except pastry. I never use
liquors, but am an Inveterate smoker."
It will be remembered that when
Champion Zimmerman was in his
rrlme the eyes of the racing world was
turned towards Milwaukee when a
young German camo forth to battle for
supremacy. This youngster was Walter
Sanger, a formidable athlete, w1h hod
defeated all ceincrs within a wide ra
dius of 41s home. A meeting between
him and Zimmerman was eagerly
looked forward to. They metatDenver,
and Sanger defeated the easterner. The
friends of the latter, however, refused
to accept thiB as decisive, giving as a
reason the trying climate of Denver
and its ill effects upon eastern riders
and it was decided to wait until the in
ternational meeting at Chicago bef oro
deciding whether Sanger was to o
crowned ns tho future champion. Bui
nlas In the very first meeting between
these two giants, when nil tho interest
in. the race was centered on tCieso tw o.
Sanger met with a severe, accident and
was for a time incapacitated for fur
ther work. Later, however, he went to
England, and while there administered
a" severo drubbing to the best of tho
English riders, winning the ono mile
and tho five mile English champion
ships against their very best riders.
Sanger has since become one of the
greatest riders wo foave. His forte is
unpaced work, and probably he is tho
greatest unpaced rider in tho world.
Tor this stylo of work it is necessary to
possess a degrea of strength that is nl
most unknown to the regular short dis
tance competitor. His views on train
ing nro as follows:
"Before doing any work at all the
6tonrao.h. must be got into shape by n
thorough physiclng, which relieves tho
system of all biliousness. This leaves
tho body in a very weak condition, and
it must be strengthened gradually by
keeping very quiet and eating light
food, such as milk toast, soft-boiled
eggs, etc., for a few days, after which
more strengthening food may bo taken.
"Tho first three days very little exer
cise is sufficient tthree to six miles a
day, at about 3:20 to 3:30 gait. This j
should be gradually worked down day
by day, until at the end of a few weeks '
the pace is brought down to about2:30. I
The third week will show a more rapid j
change in the condition of the man; the i
miles will bo rolled off at about a 2:30 '
to 2:20 clip, nnd the distance by this .
time will be lengthened to about nine
miles each day. A little faster work j
may now be indulged in, nnd half a
mile can be reeled off at about a one
minute clip (paced), to show the condi
tion of the man in regard to endurance. '
If ho is found wanting he must again ,
return to plugging; but if he has the
required endurance, he may start to '
sprint a short distance.
"It is at this point that tho trainer
t-hould get in his fine work, turning the
Miperiluous flesh into muscle. After
each work-out the man should have a
thorough drying with coarse towels,
followed by a most thorough mas- i
sage, every muscle being worked and ,
manipulated. The flesh on the stomach,
back and loins is rolled in the fingers
until the whole body seems to be cov
ered with but a slight layer of flesh i
over the muscles. Care should be taken
to keep the muscles of tho legs soft
and pliable, as there is no speed in a
muscle that becomes hard. I
"After the body and muscles have
been put in fine condition the sprints
ire gradually lengthened, until the
lider is able to cut a f,ull quarter of a !
mile at top speed and finish strongly.
Being able to do this, hois in condition
to begin the season's campaign.
"A trainer cannot spend too much
time with his man, especially after
races. Ev ery moment in this work will
doubly repay rider and trainer, as the
more tho muscles are worked the more
flexible they become and less liable
to stiffen up or bind after a sprint. The
racing man cannot give himself too
full- into the hands of his trainer or
rely too much on tho latter's judgment
providing the trainer is a competent
man as the trainer is working for
himself as well ns the rider, and the.
record of the latter's victories and de
feats is the record of the trainer's work.
The man in training should avoid eat
ing pastries and all kinds of rich food.
A little fruit in the morning does more
good than harm; the less coffee or
ivater taken the better.
"During all this time great care
should be taken not to reduce too rap
idly, as this will cause the skin to b'.
fome feverish; the superfluous flesh
should be turned into solid muscle
lather than removed altogether. At
the beginning of the racing season he
should have a little flesh to work on,
as he will gradually be worked down
during the hard season's campaigning."
On3 of the representative trainers in
America is A. E. Webb, who has had
the care of man' champions, including
Tom Cooper, the phenomenal sprinter
of 1890, who won three of the Ave na
tional championships. Besides Cooper,
Webb has trained the athletes of many
of the greatest colleges in this coun
try, and stands to-day as one of the
most scientific men in his particular
line of work. Mr. Webb ascribes his
success to the simple fact that ho out
lines a plan for his charge, and insists
that it shall be strictly obeyed. He
"I think it is a good idea to take up
light gymnasium work just previous to
the opening of the riding season. I
would recommend work that is light
and calls for plent3' of heart action
such as punching the bag, boxing, Rob
ert's dumb-bell drill, basket ball, hand
ball and running. Omit exorcises in
which the weight of the bod- is sup
ported by the arms.
"When the weather is favorable, take
short rides on the roads, and have the
body warmly clothed. Get to riding
on tho track as soon as possible if you
wish to do track racing; once on the
track the rider might just as well make
up his mind that there has got to bo
some hard work, and tliat he is the
cne to do it. Let him take it easy for
the first few days, then gradually in
crease his work. Don't let tho other
fellows set all the pace. I know of
some well-known racing men, who,
whenever they set anj- pace in n race,
have almost no chance of winning; but
tho majority of racing men arc not af
fected that way, because when train
ing they have been willing to set their
share of the pace. It occurs very often
in handicapracesthatnback mark man
will have to set a good deal of pace ta
"ertake the limit men.
"When you start to train, either in
the gymnasium or on the track, be
wry careful what you eat, for by neg
lect of this one thing you can retard!
your training about one-third and make
it much more difficult to do hard rid
ing. Training that would have been a
pleasure with a good healthy stomach
U severe punishment to a ridr with
hli stomach out. ol order, 'try and gut
your nienls regularly as possible. Don't
cat a largo dinner and think j-ou can
go out nnd race in half an hour. An
overloaded stomach interferes with the
heart action in two different WU3"S.
"First, the btomach will take up more
blcod than at any other time; conse
quent', rest two hours after dinner to
relievo the heart ns much as possible.
Second, tho more you eat tho longer it
will take to digest j'our food provided
tho food is tho same. Digestion re
quires all the blood possible in and
around tho walls and tissues of the
stomach, and should j-ou race too soon
nftor eating, it will take tho blood away
from the stomach to supply tho mus
cles of tho legs.
"I will mention two good rules: Eat
ver light dinners on racing Cays.
Don't tr3 to sec how fast you can eat
dinner make it as much of a social
affair as possible.
"When the actual racing season opens
up and you arrive at that point whero
3-ou arc in a flrst-clnss condition, do
verj: little work outside of racing. It
would bo a good idea to practice noth
ing but sprinting sa' one or two short
sprints twice a dn3- unless you are
training-for n long-distance race.
"A word in closing, about trainers:
Get a good health3' man, one whom
yov have confidence in, nnd tr' to
tvoik in harmony w 1th him for tlm one
end of all training to win races."
England has a trainer who has fol
lowed the principle of American train
ers, and as a result the men that ho
has handled during the past three -cars
have been far superior to 11113- against
whom the3- have competed. This man
is the eccentric "Choppy" Warburton,
made famous because of his success
with Tom and Arthur Linton, the fa
mous Welsh long distance riders, and
the still more remnrkable rider, Jirnm'
Michael, the midget from Aberaman,
Wales. Warburton has recently "dis
covered" , another phenomenon, Cham
pion b- name; and nt present he is all
the rage in Paris. Warburton, though
naturall3- reticent about the principles
b3' which he has won his remarkable
success, has given the following in
structive summary of the matter,
which it might be well for Americans
to ponder over:
"To get tho best results strict atten
tion should be paid to every detail.
To achieve success in racing a man
must be well trained nnd in good con
dition. A few riders can dissipate more
or less and ride well, but in the end
the- general- have their constitutions
undermined. Training should not be
looked on a drudgery, but ns a pleas
ure. My training experiences have
been among the most enjoyable of 1113
life. You should be in perfect health
when 3011 race. One should stud3' the
effect of the food he eats, the effect of
riding at different times and distances,
and the effect of riding his wheel as he
may have it altered; then, when he
gets it all right, stick to it. Eas3' ped
aling and position contribute much to
success. You ver3' seldom see an awk
ward pedaler, or one who rides in poor
form, who is successful.
"In regard to food, dieting, etc. I
believe in rising at about sev en o'clock
in the morning and taking a short walk
or some light exercise before bieakfast,
the latter to consist of rolled oats, eggs
in 3113- plain st3'le, broiled steak and
weak tea. Don't ride until about 11
o'clock, or until -our food is thorough-1-
digested. Take dinner after 3-ou are
over the effects of riding. This should
be of plain soup, roast meats, plain des
sert, etc. Then ride again about four
o'clock in the afternoon. For supper
tnkc light, plain food, but no meat. In
tho morning ride from two to ten miles
easily, varying the speed nnd distance
according to your feeling and the
weather. In the afternoon tr3- shorter
distances, sa3" quarter of mile spurts
two or three times a week, and when
you get a fine day and feel all right,
have a good fast ride against the
watch, but not over once a week. I al
ways get tho time whether slow or fast,
as it breaks the monotony.
"Tho proper weight for a racing
wheel varies. Whatever you get be
satisfied that you hnve no cause to In
defeat to it. Fit it to -ourself thorough-
l3-. Nanrow the handle-bars so you can
utilize all -our strength. The proper
position for your seat can be determined
b3" moving your seat back from the axl j
center, and riding in different positions.
I believe in riding more over the cen
ter than the majority, the peak of my
saddle being about three inches from
the axle center. I have tried it all w ays,
but it seemed to me to be more sen
sible to push directly down ithan in
front of -ou, and thus I could ride with
out wnsting an3- strength."
"Just now the professional and ama
teur racing men are in the south and
in California "cleaning up" their sea
son of training. The- will join the mer-
r3- band of "circuit chasers," as the
men who follow the national circuit
are known, and will show the results
of their caireful work during the past
winter and spring. Champions have
sprung up unexpectedly during the past
three seasons many n time, but it has
always been found that the successful
men are the hard-trained men. How
ever, it should be remembered that it
Is just as easy to overtrain as it is
to undertrnin; and when the racer finds
himself thoroughly "fit," he should
take that as a signal to slack up on
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