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 trial is often referred to the race of truth but add teammates and you have the potential to be … Read More

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

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

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

Enduring Performance and Age Related Declines Part 2

In part one of this article, I brought up my thoughts about age and declining performance and answered a couple of my own nagging questions this season by seeing the performance of masters’ age groupers performing very well in a major Duathlon. I still have a few more questions that I am curious to get answered so let’s get started. … Read More