Tip: Setting up a trainer room

Its getting darker out and colder. Whats a roadie to do? Break out the trainer and rollers. Love them or hate them trainers are a necessary part of the competitive cyclists life. Not only are trainers used in the colder months they are also used for a litany of other chores.

Tip: Dealing with big trucks

If you ride a bike you are more than likely spending time on the open roads otherwise your in a spin class. When I speak to non cyclists I usually get the question “Do you actually ride a bicycle on the road? That’s so dangerous!” There are somethings I have learned to keep me and my riding partners safer. Here are a few of them:

Strength training myths for the cyclist

I hear quite a few cyclists, not just racers; say I wish I was faster in the hills or the flats. When its someone I know I ask what are you doing to reach this goal? The usual answer is I am riding more or contemplating purchasing lighter wheels or even a lighter bike.

Preparing to train and race in the heat

It’s that time of the year where the US start to warm up and the readers of The Coached Cyclist are interested in racing tactics. So with the two in mind I thought I would share my experiences with dealing with heat as a cyclist.

REALLY training with purpose

I have been thinking alot about training, my goals and why I love riding. Some time ago I learned the difference between riding and “training with purpose” while training for my first cross state ride almost 5 years ago. The adage “training with purpose” has been rolling around alot in my brain as of late.

Part 4 of 4: Supplementing for cycling performance?

In Part 3 of Supplementing for cycling performance I wrote about why a cyclist would want to supplement and who should supplement. I will cover in this post the questions How are supplements viewed by the drug agencies and What supplements to take. How are supplements viewed by the drug agencies? If you are an amateur racer in the USA … Read More