Had an epic day on the bike last Sunday. I mapped it and placed a link below for the 3D video. Over 8000 feet of climbing and most of it in the first 1/2 of the ride. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/render_route_video?route_key=214133279091423255&site=mapmyride.comRead more "Epic Ride"
I preroad the Boulder Roubaix with the Sonic Boom Racing Team this weekend, knocking out a couple of pretty fast laps with the crew. I absolutely love this course. Is it flat enough for me? No. Is it easy? No. Is it classic, beautiful, hard core? Yes. The course requires the full compliment of cycling […]Read more "Boulder Roubaix"
After watching Ghent-Wevelgem this weekend, I was reminded of how much it takes to win in cycling. (BTW if you race and don’t watch professional cycling you are handicapping yourself. Like any modern day sport, studying film can be a huge help in a non cycling culture like the US) Anyhow, after watching […]Read more "Tom Boonen’s Lesson"
Early season training can be treacherous. Especially when you are having good weather like we are in Boulder currently. No one is looking out for the signs of overtraining. Heck, you are just getting off the couch, how can you be overtrained? But as the season begins and everyone is amped up about training and racing, […]Read more "Overtraining in the Spring?"
Now I am not climber, that is for sure. But I have coached several racers that had climbing goals and it is always interesting to see how folks go about training to improve their climbing. So many racers hop on their bikes and just head up the hill as hard as they can. Sure […]Read more "Climbing"
Finally built up my wife’s bike with some parts. Had to use a mix of old and new due to budget, but per her request we have pink bar tape, pink tires, and custom pink fork. Ultimately I would like to throw on Sram Apex white group, white bar/stem and a white with pink […]Read more "Bike Build and Ride"
As the season begins it is easy to get caught up in results in the early races. As a coach, one of my primary roles at this juncture is to understand my athletes goals and where they are in their training process. Racing often fits in to their overall goals, but most often is not […]Read more "Spring Training"
Although I am not a time trialist per se, I firmly believe in the importance of this type of training in a holistic program. For ALL the athletes I coach, I include these types of efforts. Only a select few would claim they are focused on time trials, however it is a critical type of […]Read more "Time Trial Training"
The first mass start of the year kicked off Sunday with the CU criterium at Stazio ball fields. This is about a 10 minute ride from the house, so I had to go. I had several conflicts with the family between skiing, birthday parties, etc. However my wife and some good friends helped out for […]Read more "Stazio"
As I researched for this article (googled “group rides”) and thought about other’s opinions, I realized that there is a bunch of BS out there about group rides and racing. There is a lot of esoteric dialogue about making racing special, group rides being dangerous, and “proper etiquette.” Truth is: Most group rides are races […]Read more "Group Rides"