Benchmark Rides and What NOT TO DO In Group Ride

 I love getting out and riding new roads, meeting new cyclists and pushing myself. So this weekend I did something I have not done in some time. I rode my first century in 5 years. Why so long since my last century? Well the racing I take part in does not need this kind of training volume and getting out … Read More

20 kilometers in 20 minutes part 2

We last left Mr. X at the beginning of his journey to carry out a tough off-season performance goal of riding his rollers 20 kilometers in 20 minutes. In our previous article we described the equipment and parameters of Mr. X’s goal. So what has Mr. X been doing since the last article? Well Mr. X has been living life, … Read More

Staying Frosty, The Best Performance Boost Ever!

As I write this article it is late summer and its hot, really hot! Over the winter months I performed several experiments while training to monitor how heat impacted my performance. Let me be very clear on what I mean by experiment. I didn’t use a detailed or written test protocol that I can share in this article. I am … Read More

Enduring Performance and Age Related Declines

I am not a fan of spreading Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) but I was beginning to wonder about how long a body can continue to make improvements and take the punishment of training and competing. I am not just a coach I am also a competitive runner, road cyclist and duathlete and every time I feel slower or get … Read More

3 Lessons to becoming an efficient rider

Cyclist’s love their bikes and love to ride them everywhere. We ride in all kinds of weather and terrain. We ride in tours, expeditions and even races. Why? Because we love cycling, pushing ourselves and getting outside and rarely give thought to how we are actually riding our bike. What if I told you that you could become an even … Read More

Pacing Strategies

One of my favorite topics that cover’s many concerns for both competitive and recreational riders is Pacing Strategies. When I think of pacing I think of time trials and who else but Bradley Wiggins would make for a go to photo op! What do I mean when I say pacing? Pacing simply means to move (speed) at a particular rate … Read More