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

Cold weather training for cyclists and runners

If you are living in cold weather climates and are an endurance athlete it maybe time to bundle up. While I am writing this article it’s early fall in KY, the wind is blowing, it’s raining and it’s cold! Yuck! Man I am not looking forward to being out in this but there will come a point where riding my … Read More

The right sports drink

One of the aspects of nutrition that we cyclists don’t give much thought to is hydration. We think that I’ll just drink water or buy a sports/energy drink for my ride. It’s just easy to run some tap water into a bike bottle or just purchase a sports drink during a store stop. I will admit that some sports drinks … Read More

Dealing with illness as a cyclist

Great I am sick now what? I promise you that every athlete has been in your shoes. There has been a nasty bug/flu going around that just zaps energy right now. Which had me thinking about this topic after my family and several athletes I coach came down with the crud. Illness is not uncommon when you are pushing your … Read More

Trainer Miles vs. Road Miles, Which is Best?

Here is a great question that comes up from time to time on many forums and blogs. “Should trainer miles count?” Here is where it get’s fun. My initial response was “Gang, Miles are Miles.” Then the conversation really picked up steam. I stayed out of it because I have a very strong opinion about logging data and reporting on … Read More

Tip: Wet weather riding

Riding in the rain can actually be fun if you prepare for it and have some like minded riding partners. In this article learn several tips on how to prepare and deal with riding in the rain as a cyclist.