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

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

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

Consistency – traits of great athletes


In the last article I wrote about the traits of great athletes I covered sacrifice. I wrote about how great athletes don’t see that what they are doing as a sacrifice, but part of what needs to be done. Prior to this I wrote about grit and how great athletes use grit to overcome odds. I think that some would … 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

20 kilometers in 20 minutes – The Performance Goal


A while back it was brought to my attention that readers were wanting to see more technical details in my articles as it pertains to athletic performance. So I have decided to partner with one of my One-On-One athletes to document the trials and tribulations of reaching an Off Season performance goal. This athletes particular goal is actually very simple. … Read More