Winter is here and I am a firm believer in riding right through it. Although, there are days that are simply indoor days (snow, sleet, 60 mph winds, sub-zero temps) there are also a lot of days that are acceptable for training in the cold. The key is two-fold for me: I must be motivated and […]Read more "Cold Weather Cycling"
Unfortunately, as we get older our training demands evolve. I work with a lot of folks that are in their 40s or older and over the years I’ve seen very specific differences in how they need to train versus the younger athletes I work with for cycling. Not so much in the way we train, […]Read more "Training In Your 40s and Beyond"
Gothenburg, Nebraska – the setting for the epic Odin’s Revenge race. Now, this is not your typical USA Cycling sanctioned Category P12, 3, etc. race with support and officials. No, this is more of a race, no not a race but rather a battle, against an enemy that is not totally known. An enemy […]Read more "Odin’s Revenge 2016"
I just finished reading Eat and Run by Scott Jurek and was reminded about the importance of mental toughness in all sports; although keenly important in endurance sports. Scott is an ultra-runner. The International Association of Ultrarunners discusses these events as: The 100 km is our “flagship” since the IAAF officially sanctions this distance […]Read more "Mental Toughness"
As a cyclist, there is a lot offered in Boulder. When I moved here there were a lot less group rides than now and I appreciate the variety of very fast rides to support training. Here is a link to a decent one that I hit up last Wednesday morning that happened to have Tom Danielson […]Read more "Group Rides"
It is fun to build frames (sort of in a masochistic way), however it is really fun to get this kind of response from the person who is going to ride it: “THANK YOU! It’s the most beautiful bike I’ve ever seen!” Here is a bit more info about this build: https://everydayracer.com/2015/08/25/semi-integrated-disc-gravel-grinder/ He even sent […]Read more "Builder Satisfaction"
I am about to embark on my next 700c childrens bike. After building on with my oldest son we found out it fit my daughter as well. So now she is very excited to start hers. I really liked how it turned out, not much I would improve on for her so it should be an […]Read more "The Next Kiddo Bike"