What’s up world? I’ve been pretty quiet for a while, busy with life and other things. Not a lot of frame building (just some repair work) and not a lot of racing. I did sign up for a 12 hour mountain bike race this year, which promptly got cancelled/delayed. So we shall see what 2020 […]Read more "Covid-19 Sucks"
When I talk to anyone 30ish and under I quickly find out that the concept of Zwift isn’t such an out of the world experience, but for me it really is quite a game changer. I’ll provide a breakdown of why I think it will/has changed the game of cycling and why it might be good […]Read more "Zwift"
As we begin a new year, I hope everyone is healthy, happy and safe. I believe in setting goals and working towards them. I don’t worry about meeting them, necessarily. The process of setting and working creates a greater value than simply meeting the goals. So set those goals, start the work, and enjoy the ride!Read more "Happy New Year – 2018"
Since the fall is when I get most of my new clients, a little reminder of why coaches can help. As with many things, the internet has created an abundance of information on all kinds of topics. There are training plans up the wazzoo available for free that are pretty darn good. So if you’re […]Read more "Hiring a Cycling Coach – Repost"
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 – Repost"
Criteriums are a special kind of racing. They require a broad variety of skills to be successful, least of which is nerves of steal. Since crits are the most prominent type of racing in the USA, it is arguably most important to prepare for this type of racing. Cornering – Every spring I would practice […]Read more "Race Specific Training – Criteriums"
This relatively new race/ride type is really taking off in the US. I think the relaxed atmosphere, no race categories and variety of bike types create a much more welcoming environment to sign up and enjoy a ride in the country. That being said, they feel a lot like full on races to me as noted […]Read more "Race Specific Training – Gravel Grinders"
I will be doing a series on training for a specific event. The first outlay will be about hill climbs or climbing races. Look, I’m not climber. In fact, I am so bad at climbing that when I was winning races I was still getting smoked by any recreational rider under 150 lbs. For whatever […]Read more "Race Specific Training – Climbing"
Here we are into summer. Most likely a racer has hit their 1st peak of the year. All that hard work paid off and they have finally found that 1st magic peak of the season. I love that feeling when you worry about ripping the pedals off the bike and everything flows effortlessly. (or at […]Read more "The Double Bounce or The Razors Edge"
One of the harder things to get used to is the concept of two hard days on the bike in a row is a huge benefit to training. Research has shown that alternating hard and easy days can help with your training as a basic concept. Of course, the key is to go HARD and […]Read more "Two Hard Days on the Bike"