This week Coach Rob talks about the top 8-10 items he sees beginner cyclists getting wrong. Some of the items are just expansions on a theme but still very important issues Rob sees come up all too often. None of these items are meant to be overly critical as we were all once beginners. So have a listen and learn how to become a better cyclist.
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
All About the Inaugural PPC Training Camp
Well our very first training camp is behind us! A total of 12 cyclists converged on the Smoky Mountains from Arkansas, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee to learn quite a bit about group riding, pace lining, bike handling, climbing and descending. The cyclists that joined us for our first camp ranged from beginning competitive cyclists to intermediate competitive cyclists. … Read More
Is your cycling posture right for your riding style?
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
What not to do in a race! – Freak Out
Recently completed my first 2 races of the 2011 season and saw lots of early season silliness. Thought I would share some of the mistakes I saw and how to deal with them.