Is your cycling posture right for your riding style?

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In a previous article I covered how cyclists can improve pedaling efficiency through increasing cadence. This was accomplished using pedaling drills and several interval based workouts that smooth pedal strokes and increase leg speed. While pedaling efficiency is very important aspect of becoming and efficient cyclists there are many other things we can do to improve our ride as cyclists. … Read More

Tip: Rolling a hill

I was recently reminded about an older article I wrote about my experiences riding a fixed gear bike. The biggest lesson I took away from riding the fixed gear bike is that there is NO coasting especially when cresting a hill! I was out on a recent coaching ride with a young man and his father who is a Track … Read More

Tip – Averting Wrecks

In this article in the series on bike handling tips I am going to cover skills that will help you to potentially avert wrecks.  Just like in the last article on effortless steering there are better ways to handle bikes. Knowing what situations to steer your bike away from and how to mange it if you find yourself in trouble … Read More

Tip – Putting on the breaks

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As a cyclist you are going to have to stop fast, really fast. This could be due to a car pulling out in front of you, a distracted pedestrian or dog running out to “greet” you. This of course isn’t an everyday occurrence for most cyclists but you should be prepared to deal with a panic stop. Like all things … 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