What 3 Weeks and 1,000 Miles on a bike helped me learn to appreciate who I am, one mile at a time.
The Trifecta of Gravel Races
Preparation, Skill and Luck. Typically, most of us hope for at least two out of three in order to come in ahead of most of the gritty and dusty pack.
It's a fact that discomfort will impact performance. For women: the choice of saddle is a Big Deal...
Size Does Matter | Watts & Speed
Sorry guys - size does matter. At least, when it comes to wattage output vs. speed.
Surviving Stage Races
I have successfully avoided 'Stage Races' and 'Omniums' for my entire racing career - until recently. Regardless of my historical reservations and fears concerning performance: I learned a lot about surviving Stage Races and actually did surprisingly well! ...With that being said: I'll share what I figured out.
Training Tips: Cycling with your Cycle
Boys Beware! This is about to get knee-deep in girly talk, so consider yourself forewarned! For years I would periodically worry that, for some unknown reason; all my strength had gone, maybe I was sick, over-trained, or that I was suddenly and mysteriously out of shape. I would FREAK out! Because I’m ‘type A’ and … Continue reading Training Tips: Cycling with your Cycle
Training Tips | Riding in Rolling Hills
Ah, the scenery, the challenge, and the thrills! Love ‘em or hate ‘em: it’s important for every cyclist to become comfortable or at least acquainted with riding what most cyclist call The Rollers (aka: 'hills' - not indoor training!). Here’s a few tips from someone that has gone from being a hater to a lover. … Continue reading Training Tips | Riding in Rolling Hills
Battling the Wind
No, I’m not reminiscing about the occurrences after binge-eating Mexican food. What I'm talking about here is REAL wind... you know the pushy, back-talking, grabby atmospheric stuff that you sometimes encounter during your training ride. The wind that trashes your mph average and leaves you frustrated, sore, and exhausted. Or it can, it depends on … Continue reading Battling the Wind