Comprehensive List of Cycling Tools

The 12 tools that will get any home mechanic out of trouble are listed here. Sure there are plenty of other tools that a home mechanic will want, have or get. This is just the bare basic set here. The set I would need no matter what as a survival set at home or in … Read more

First Race Of The Season

The first race of the year is always an intense feeling.  There are always thoughts of uncertainty.  You are really not sure how you are going to feel, how you will compare to your peers, or if you will struggle to make it to the finish line.  The first event is always a small bump … Read more

HIIT Improves Performance Of Cyclist

Highly Intensive Interval Training (HIIT) with maximum effort blocks of 30 seconds can improve the performance of cyclists. When HIIT consists of maximum effort blocks of 5 minutes, the cycling performance will generally not improve. It appears that maximum effort in short blocks provides better workout results. HIIT HIIT is a popular form of exercise … Read more

Basics Of Cycling Training Doctrines

The Principle Of Load And Recovery is the most fundamental principle of training. After the load of a good workout, we become better and stronger because of the recovery of the body.  Training stimulus leads in the first place to fatigue, stress and damage to cells and muscles.  After the subsequent recovery period, which is … Read more

Tips for Commuting by Bike

I am a cyclist, and I want to share some tips that will help you get your bike on the road. Riding a bike is an excellent form of exercise. If you’re not in shape, it’s hard work at first but after some time you’ll find yourself getting stronger and faster. You can also save … Read more

Fueling For Ultra Cycling Events

Proper fueling during a long-duration event/race (200 miles to 500+ miles) is something that can’t be taken lightly… the quality of the fuel you put in your body—as well as the quantity of that fuel—needs to be seriously considered if you hope to enjoy a successful event.  Hopefully, you’ve been testing your fueling plan for … Read more

Clincher Cyclocross Tires Guide

Cyclocross season is upon us and many will start to build up new bikes and tune up veteran machines. One of the biggest build choices for Cyclocross racing and training is what tires to use. Depending on the type of track you’re on or the weather you’re expecting, tire choice can be critical. For this … Read more

Race Day Mindset

Race days are filled with many emotions, from the nervous energy at the start line to the emotions experienced while racing.  So being mentally prepared to handle these emotions is as important as it is to prepare physically.  Becoming overwhelmed mentally can easily lead to distraction and a loss in speed.  The Elite and seasoned … Read more

Winter Training And Cycling

Many athletes live in climates where the extremes of the seasons make training outdoors difficult, and at times, impossible. That does not always make it easy to maintain a steady training schedule, but that’s the way it goes. Both the cold temperatures of winter and precipitation can, in their own way, affect training outdoors. So, … Read more

Group Riding – The Good, Bad and Ugly

Ask most coaches and they will tell you that group riding has a place for training, but if you really want to improve you need to be specific to your own needs.  Group riding has a social aspect that most riders really enjoy and is a great way to be more visible on the road.  … Read more