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Some Unqualified Training Advice :)

A friend recently asked me to assist them with putting together a training plan. They didn’t provide much in the way of specific goals, so I shared my thoughts on how I think about training, and what I’m currently doing, which include work on the bike as well as off. Some of the way, or maybe why, I do the off-bike work is structured for cycling fitness, but even before I started…

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If we needed any confirmation that age group is the only realistic target…

I really enjoy Dylan’s race breakdown videos. He tells the story in a way that I wish I could in my own. But, that doesn’t mean that it’s all good – because he also shares his power numbers :). Dear lord… Wow… 150 miles of gravel, still has over a 1000W in the legs… Did I say wow? Great job Dylan. I’ll be sticking to age categories 😉…

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Melting Mann 2022 – Race Recap

Melting Mann 2022 was my first race of the season, and I was eager to test my new fitness plan and the things I tried to learn from last season. While I definitely made more mistakes than I would have liked, I am thrilled with how it worked out. Intro: 00:23 Weather: 02:25 Race breakdown: 03:35 Result: 07:55 Wrapping up: 08:13 Full race: https://youtu.be/K_W4h-dP9zI…

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Bike Fit in Chicago North Shore (Wilmette, IL)

I haven’t gone to Lotus1 Mulisport for a fit (yet), but a couple of my friends have, and they highly recommend it. Given the lack of personal experience, this might seem like a strange post, but the purpose here is to help Lotus1 Multisport show up, and hopefully displace, one of the fitters I had a bad experience with :). Being good at bike fitting, doesn’t necessarily translate into being good at…

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Virginia Senator Tommy Norment Is an Asshole

I suspect that this bill that Virginia Senator Tommy Norment is pure pandering, but that doesn’t make it any less crazy that Mr. Norment would suggest a change to VA law which would double the fine for a cyclist compared to a car, and include the impounding of the bicycle for six months as the coup de grâce. Obviously, this is anti-cyclist, but the actual impacts, and I can’t imagine that this…

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Hitting the wall isn’t bad…

Until relatively recently, I’d never failed to complete, or even had to pause, a structured workout to make it all the way through. Back then, I took a small amount of comfort from this artifact. Now, I think that’s backwards, and I couldn’t have been more wrong. My current thinking is that I wasn’t pushing hard enough in my structured training. So I wasn’t identifying areas of improvement. Finding a limit is…

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Wonky Wahoo TICKR HRM? Might be the strap…

After roughly three years of hard use, my original Wahoo TICKR gave up the ghost at the end of the summer. Given how well it had worked for me, I picked up a new, updated version without hesitation. This was August. The photo above shows the new strap on the left, and the older (replacement) strap from my original TICKR on the right which I purchased to troubleshoot my original TICKR. Notice…

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