Riding aero is fast but are you ready for it?


I have had numerous questions recently about riding “aero”. Questions have ranged from: installation and selection of clip on aero bars, what to expect when riding aero bars, wind conditions, flexibility and the benefits of aero bikes vs. road bikes vs. TT/Tri Bikes. So what does Riding Aero mean? Riding Aero is used to describe a rider’s position on the … Read More

Avoiding illness this season


I hate getting sick! I am pretty sure I am not alone. We endurance athletes are a funny bunch. We are more than willing to hammer for hours on end on the bike, run mile after mile, complete brick after brick and strength train like Olympic weight lifters without a complaint. Inevitably we all push our luck, get sick and … 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

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

Writing a great race report


It is very important to log and document your training activities as a serious athlete. What do I mean by serious athlete? Athletes who are using structure in there training to make improvements in their physical performance are how I define a serious athlete. So if you are a recreational rider, event rider, racer, runner, or triathlete who is organizing and … Read More

What to do in a bike race – Attack, attack, attack!


A friend of mine noticed on a recent race report that I had mentioned setting up a teammate to attack. He was wanting to know what went into this. I told him that it was pretty straight forward. Then I thought about all the different ways there are to attack. So rather then give away what type of attack was used in that particular race I thought I would post a few of my favorites.