Wet roads are no excuse for riding like a squirrel

On my way commute work this AM I was greeted with heavy rain and lots of puddles on the road. When I say commute I mean in the comfort of my truck not a bike. I probably hydroplaned a few times on the commute but nothing serious. This reminded me of a conversation I had with one of my athletes … Read More

Is your cycling posture right for your riding style?

In a previous article I covered how cyclists can improve pedaling efficiency through increasing cadence. This was accomplished using pedaling drills and several interval based workouts that smooth pedal strokes and increase leg speed. While pedaling efficiency is very important aspect of becoming and efficient cyclists there are many other things we can do to improve our ride as cyclists. … Read More

Tip – Averting Wrecks

In this article in the series on bike handling tips I am going to cover skills that will help you to potentially avert wrecks.  Just like in the last article on effortless steering there are better ways to handle bikes. Knowing what situations to steer your bike away from and how to mange it if you find yourself in trouble … Read More

What not to do in a race! – Freak Out

Recently completed my first 2 races of the 2011 season and saw lots of early season silliness. Thought I would share some of the mistakes I saw and how to deal with them.

Tip: subtle steering

I find that most new riders steer with their shoulders or wrists. There is nothing wrong with doing this. But what if you want or need to be more subtle.