July 24, 2020

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July 25, 2020

Another hot day in the city and out to Grand Island. Today, I focused on riding in heavy traffic and maintaining a strong road presence. Watch to see how I tackle debris and other road hazards safely by not moving too far off the road. Check out the full video on YouTu...

August 20, 2019

As cyclocross season approaches, I always have two things that I try to do as much as possible. I get out to the local cross practices, and I get on the mountain bike whenever I can. Both allow me to add a little skill sessioning to the road fitness built over the spri...

August 31, 2018

The other day I took my upgrade to CAT 4 for road racing after talking to some friends on a coffee shop ride. I had been hesitant to pursue it, and I doubt that based on my results anyone would force it on me. So I asked out loud at 22 mph in a paceline, "What do you t...

August 11, 2018

Last fall, I wrote a little bit about using heart rate variability (HRV) after having seen it on Tom Bell’s blog. Read that original post from Tom, here.

Now that I have been using HRV and the EliteHRV app for quite awhile, I figured this was a great time to discuss its...

August 10, 2018

Last time, we looked at the need for recovery and the metrics that would tell us how hard we have been working in each individual workout. Today, we will look at using software to see those numbers and then start using them to plan recovery. 

You will need to pick a p...

August 9, 2018

This (above) is me on a recovery ride. Look how damn happy I am. How did I get here, and why am I bothering to recover?  

Someone once wrote that “cyclists (athletes) need to recover as intensely as they train.” I think this motto has a lot of merit for athletes at...

August 2, 2018

Last week, I experienced something new. I never thought that this would happen. It was an event that really made my heart race. It wasn’t a good thing though. I was hit by a car.

I was stopped at a red light behind a car. When the light turned green, I quickly started u...

July 18, 2018

Okay, you have been bearing with me for days, and now you are actually going out on the road. You know how to get the bike ready, and you practiced some skills off road. Today, let's look at where to go, how to try to track what you accomplish, and how to put it to goo...

July 17, 2018

So now that you have your bike, a couple items you need for riding, and a desire to ride, you need to get out there. Luckily, getting out is the easiest part, but here are a few skills to learn and practice before hitting the roadway or bike path.

Skills for the road, p...

July 13, 2018

Congratulations on investing in a good bike and in your own good health. Now that you have a decent road bike, it’s time to consider first steps.

Other gear

I know you have spent a good amount on your bike, but I will give you a few things you need to pick up in addition...

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