January may be the toughest month for a coach with racers that live in a decent climate. It is too early to be going too hard, clearly. However, the racer is getting pretty excited about the season. The new kit shows up, they are at team meetings discussing season goals and team training rides resume. […]Read more "January Training"
The team had a season kick off meeting this week and I have to say it is a good looking crew. I guess I could have said that differently, what I mean to say is that the new P 12 team could be good this year. It’s a good mix of young hungry guys, stronger […]Read more "Sonic Boom 2015"
Every fall/winter is usually the time I get the most inquiries about coaching. Many work out to be clients and some don’t. I learn more from each interaction and I truly learn the most from the folks that sign up. I am lucky to work with some extremely informed clients. Many have read more cycling […]Read more "Coaching New Clients – An Opportunity for Growth"
I’ve been working on a new Cross frame besides the Frankencross (which I still love, even though I had to repair a break due to a crash on a singeltrack descent that broke a finger, as well as the seatstay on a rock). The new frame is designed to be more race oriented = a […]Read more "Columbus Spirit Cyclocross Frame"
If you have been racing hard all summer, you are likely ready for break as September comes around. While most non-racing cyclists are still riding strong because they have metered their summer along slowly, if your racing all summer it can be hard to keep that same level of mental and physical intensity. As I have […]Read more "Staying Fit in the Fall by NOT Riding your Bike"
My final post on this build is all about the ride, except for the part about my naïve error. So let’s just get it out of the way – I underestimated the strength needs of the integrated seat mast. After some research, I found that I really should have used a seat mast sleeve that […]Read more "True Temper S3 – Part 5 the Conclusion"
Interestingly enough, the Ironman in Boulder is this weekend. Almost exactly one year since my Hillbilly Ironman in 2013. If you are getting ready to hit up Boulder, here is my take on the experience on many of the same roads for the bike. Prep Swim Bike Run SummaryRead more "Ironman Boulder"