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Training Update: One Step At A Time

After a short 2 week setback in my training, my fitness is back to where it was before I got sick. In fact, I might be a little bit ahead of where I was. I’ve incorporated running into my training … Continue reading

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Eight reasons why riding alone is better than riding in a group – Cycling Weekly

Riding in a group comes with many benefits, namely having a bit of company and having people to keep you out of the wind when it’s not your turn to suffer. But riding alone can also be enjoyable, offering riders … Continue reading

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The Myth of Winter Base Training For Cyclists | TrainingPeaks

Traditional aerobic base training needs to go the way of the dodo. Long, moderate intensity rides are fun and good to incorporate into training, but even if you’re a pro it is a fool’s errand to devote the winter to … Continue reading

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4 Stretches for Cyclists to Increase Flexibility

Here is a great article that I came across on the Training Peaks website. Stretching will increase you flexibility and therefore, help in improving your bike skills. Adding a simple stretching routine won’t take much time out of our busy schedules. This … Continue reading

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Brian Frank of Hammer Nutrition on Perpetuem

I’ve been using Hammer Nutrition’s Perpetuem for about 3 year now during my ultra-endurance mountain bike racing, riding and training. If I’m going to be on the bike for 3+ hours, I start to work Perpetuem into my fueling. I … Continue reading

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Winter Training

Well, we’re certainly in the dead of winter. Days and weeks at a time of single digit or sub zero temperatures. This does make training a bit challenging. Riding the exercise bike indoors isn’t nearly as  efficient as an outdoor … Continue reading

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1st Place Singlespeed Wilmington-Whiteface 50k

The 2014 Winmington-Whiteface 50k is in the books. All the training that I put in starting in February paid off huge with the singlespeed win. I have often said that 50k is a nice distance for me. Last year I … Continue reading

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Final Prep for Wilmington-Whiteface 50K

The Wilmington-Whiteface 50K mountain bike race is right around the corner…it’s only one week away. I’ve been training hard and trying to simulate the course as much as possible. And today I had a great MTB training ride prepping for next … Continue reading

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A Busy Spring Turning Into A Busier Summer

My 2014 mountain bike season is off to a strong start. For what I call my pre-season as I ramp up for the New York State MTB Series and the several ultra-endurance races that are quickly approaching. I’ve raced 3 … Continue reading

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My Ultra-Endurance Countdown

There’s only six weeks until the Wilmington-Whiteface 50k mountain bike race. I like where my fitness is right now, but it is time to pick up the pace and start training for success in this race. I like this race … Continue reading

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