Answering the questions of new bike racers


I have had some new athletes join PPC in the last season asking very good questions about competitive cycling that I find myself repeating answers to. Thought I would share some of these questions and my usual answers. If you have questions about racing or cycling in general leave a comment. 1. Will racing more make me a better racer? … Read More

Team Time Trial Preperation and Tactics


I have been racing for quite a while now and participated in many pace lines, taught pace line skills and raced in numerous Individual Time Trials but I have never raced in a Team Time Trial AKA: TTT. The individual time time trial is often referred to the race of truth but add teammates and you have the potential to … Read More

Q&A with Coach Rob – Cycling and Running


I get lots of questions and many of them are ones I have answered in the past. However I have some with new twists and some new questions that are because of new coaching services I offer such as running and bike fitting. So I thought I thought I would share some of the most recent questions from readers and … Read More

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

How did you get started racing bikes?


I get asked this a lot as a competitive cyclist but what I find even more interesting are the stories I get from other athletes. Many of us have similar tales about how we get that point in our lives where it’s time to race. What I also find interesting is what keeps athletes coming back for more year after … 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