Improving cadence can be one of the simplest and quickest ways to improve your cycling performance. Lets talk about why fast cadence is important and what you can do to improve your cadence. We spin fast to improve our pedaling efficiency/economy What is meant by efficiency/economy? Won’t pedaling faster make my HR go up? What is an optimal cadence? How … Read More
The Myths and Truths of Improving Your Climbing
There are lots of popular tips about training for this or that problem area in all sports that isn’t true. Just because your buddy, cycling magazine or bike shop owner tells you it is doesn’t make it right. So am I saying that I am an expert and have all the knowledge? Absolutely not! I am a coach that reads … Read More
The “Odd Season” and Transition Timing
In terms of sports seasons we usually talk about the race season and the off-season but right now I am dealing with the odd season. The odd season is that time of the year when you are between your last major A/Priority event or race and the off-season. This can be a mentally and physically tough time of the year. … 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