Know Your Training Zones part 2 of 2

In our first article on training zones we covered quite a bit of generalized ground on training zones and how to measure them including a few of the tests athletes and coaches use to discover their training zones. So lets cover the details of the various training zones, what they accomplish and how to recognize a weakness and strength in … Read More

Pacing tactics for recreational and competitive cyclists

In my inaugural article at Tour d’Afrique I make my introductions and share some tips, tactics and strategies for athletes riding in the Silk Route Expedition. Tee Silk route is broken into several sections but for those brave athletes that will be riding the whole 12,100 kilometer/3899 miles in 129 days through China, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. These … Read More

Intro to Training Factors: Balance, Flexibility and Agility

If you recall from my first article on training factors I wrote about the Romanian sports scientist Dr. Tudor Bompa and his schema called “The Training Factors Pyramid”. I covered one of the most important training factors in the first article, endurance and listed all the other training factors. In this article I am going to cover three new training … Read More

The top 6 motivation killers

Motivation to train, eat right and race can become drained quickly and recently  PPC athletes have been dealt the dreaded lack of motivation curse. I recently started a Monday AM Post on the PPC Facebook titled Monday Morning Motivation. Join us each Monday morning for your dose of motivation. You might also like the following post from our friends over … Read More

Tip: Riding in windy conditions

QuickI have recently had some twitter followers asked me to cover some topics they are curious about and one really stood out for me. How do I ride in windy conditions? So I thought I would cover a few tactics a solo rider can us to make their next windy ride a bit easier. From about January through April the … Read More

Review: Custom Hand built Carbon Fiber Tubulars

If you have been racing for a while or are an avid rider you have probably seen someone riding on Carbon Fiber wheels. While I would rather see athletes make upgrades in themselves before they make investments in new cycling equipment I do understand the excitement of upgrades. “Will this or that upgrade improve my ride experience some how?” The … Read More