On this week’s Bench Talk we start a series of shows on building a project bike! Coach Rob gets us started with a myriad of things to consider when building a project bike. Below are just a few items that Coach Rob covers on this first show in the series.
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
The bike fit, The next level of obsessiveness or just common sense cycling?
So far I have been writing about how cyclists can utilize basic tactics, hydration, climbing techniques and how to become a more efficient rider. The most recent article helped cyclists discover why good posture is important for various types of riding. All of the training, technique and tactics are great places to start but if you hurt while you ride … Read More
One of my favorite topics that cover’s many concerns for both competitive and recreational riders is Pacing Strategies. When I think of pacing I think of time trials and who else but Bradley Wiggins would make for a go to photo op! What do I mean when I say pacing? Pacing simply means to move (speed) at a particular rate … Read More
How tough is your favorite climb?
What makes a climb? Many cyclists and runners ask me all the time what makes a hill a hill? How do I know how to gauge a hill’s difficulty? So I did some research and put together a little guide. Hope it helps. How are the categorizations determined? Categories are determined by the following criteria Length of the climb Steepness … Read More
Time to make the investment in a cycling coach?
So if I hire a cycling coach what can I expect? What will the cycling coach do that I can’t do by myself? Will my performance really improve?
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