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Why don’t we like TT?

I did my first organized, licensed, legit time-trial (TT) on Sunday, and it was a blast. But, it’s not really a discipline with broad appeal in the US (this is different in other countries), and I don’t understand why. I have some theories, but I think it might be better to ask why you all don’t do TT (or if you do, chime in to say that). It’s a style of riding…

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Garmin Gravel Worlds 150 – 2022 Recap

Gravel Worlds is the largest organized event I’ve ever participated in, and the longest hardest race I’ve ever done. Race didn’t go to plan, but it was a fantastic experience that I hope to do again some day. Intro: 00:05 An Item of Feedback: 01:15 Race Start: 02:00 Thoughts on Aerobars: 03:40 Mistakes Were Made: 04:52 More Feedback: 06:40 Making Lemonade: 07:47 Grabbing the Takeaway(s): 09:07 Celebrate Good Times: 11:39 Measuring the…

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Maybe thoughts and prayers aren’t enough…

Photo credit: Ed Brill

Seven people were murdered in Highland Park because we allow those who value guns more than the lives of the people in their communities pretend that this is fundamentally a question of Freedom. Where their bizarre concept of Freedom somehow outweighs the much more tangible freedom from random violence that everyone should enjoy, and not just those who live in affluent communities. We get distracted, pretending that the problem is assault rifles,…

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I learned a lot about half marathons

A friend of mine had the chance to marshal the wheelchair mid field for the BOA 13.1 last weekend. I didn’t attend, but he was kind enough to  slap a GoPro on his bike and record most of the event. It was a learning experience for me, mostly because I haven’t spent any real amount of time contemplating half marathons :). The most surprising thing was how fast the wheelchair field is;…

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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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