Top Tips to Prep for a Race

Even as unstructured as I tend to be in regards to race training, there are a few things that I do my best to adhere to when it comes to the days before a competitive event.

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

Coffee & Cycling: The Dynamic Duo

Cycling and coffee, like Forrest Gump said: “go together like peas and carrots”. There’s a time-honored tradition of caffeine swilling in the long history of the bicycle, and it’s just as prevalent today. Actually: some may not consider you a ‘true’ cyclist if you don’t drink coffee! I’m sure there is something in the Velominati … Continue reading Coffee & Cycling: The Dynamic Duo

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

Off Season Over-Dressing Syndrome (O.SODS)

It has only taken me 8 years to figure out how to not over-dress during the winter. I'm kind of slow at some things apparently. I'm not fond of cold weather: especially of damp, windy, and gloomy bike rides. I'm also incredibly stubborn in my loathing of any sort of trainer work-out. So: I ride … Continue reading Off Season Over-Dressing Syndrome (O.SODS)

Off Season: Are Base Miles Just Bunk?

There’s some discussion bouncing around the internet between whether building slower-pace winter base miles or shorter, harder intensity efforts is the way to go to prepare for race season. Josh Horowitz, coach and trainer, says that Off-Season Training is just a myth. It’s all very interesting and can get technical with discussions of elevating your … Continue reading Off Season: Are Base Miles Just Bunk?