I listen to this Mark Twain short story while stretching, it’s wonderful. You can find many rare cycling audio-books on YouTube all excellent for stretching. If you are not stretching thoroughly you are short changing your training efforts and risking injury.

Jack LaLanne pumps iron in the gym in his home in Hollywood, Calif.

Jack LaLanne who inspired television viewers to trim down and pump iron for decades before exercise became a national obsession. Mr. LaLanne, the original Fitness Guru once told me the best exercise equipment to use is the one you use. Same applies to stretching. You don’t have to be a Yoga Pro just stretch. The more you stretch the faster, farther, stronger and healthier you ride.

“The cyclist is a man half made of flesh and half of steel that only our century of science and iron could have spawned.”
19th-century author Louis Baudry de Saunier