The Classics Are Upon Us

Its Time for the Spring Classics and the Official Start to the 2015 Season This weekend marks the official start of the 2015 season with the first of the Spring Classics.  Things get kicked off with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on Sunday.  Both races take place on the cobbled roads of Northern Belgium and make the unofficial

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Finally, a Training Update

Training Update: February 22, 2015 It feels like its been a while since I just did a straight blog and updated you all on my training.  I think I didn’t write anything for the entirety of Base 2, which is now over.  So here’s a summary: Spin, spin, new bike, spin, spin, bored, spin, spin, spin, time trial, rest. And

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Aero on a Budget Part 2

aero on a budget

Save Time and Money by Getting Aero on a Budget Are you looking for every possible way to shave seconds off your time trial?  Want take that sprint or attack up a notch?  Don’t want to break the bank on expensive aero frames and wheels?  You could always train more or use these wind cheating tips to get aero on

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Aero on a Budget Part 1

aero on a budget

Save Time and Money by Getting Aero on a Budget Are you looking for every possible way to shave seconds off your time trial?  Want to take your sprint or attack up a notch?  Don’t want to break the bank on expensive aero frames and wheels?  You could always train more or use these wind cheating tips to get aero

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New Bike: Scott Foil 20

Is There Anything Better Than a New Bike? Been a while since I have written anything but Christmas came a little late, or it was my birthday.  Either way, I officially have a new bike.  You might remember reading about the tragic death of my trusty old Rocky Mountain Turbo, while now it has officially been replaced. Say hello to

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A Funeral of Sorts

This week I got the unpleasant news that it maybe time to retire my trusty Rocky Mountain Turbo.  The reason: a bent derailleur hanger. A small problem but when you consider the characteristics of aluminum one that is not easy.  Aluminum is not a fan of being bent so bending the hanger back could result in one of two things:

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Pre Race Nerves

Those Pre Race Nerves, in January It may only be the middle of January but I am already feeling nervous about lining up for my first race in April. I decided to give racing a go as a way to motivate myself to get in shape but also to be competitive.  Fitness has always been something I’ve struggled with.  I’ve

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Start Racing

Bike Racing: How to be a Determined Beginner By Sam Lowe So you want to try bike racing, huh? I am regularly in the company of cyclists who say, “Yeah, I think I’m going to try racing next season.” You can tell where they are in their mindset by their noncommittal tone. They keep the experience at arm’s length. They

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