Category Archives: Cycling training

Shaving Legs ‘Master Barber’ Style

Perspective is an amazing thing. Like most American males, I’ve always had the perspective of not expecting to see hair on the legs of women…and hair on the legs of men.  That’s not too crazy, is it? Of course there … Continue reading

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A Cyclist’s Stimulus Package

What’s training all about? Let’s see…you ride your bike hard so that you can ride your bike harder as you get stronger. Or…you hurt like heck now so that you don’t hurt so much a few months from now when … Continue reading

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Eat An Orange To Get Into ‘Fightin Shape’

What are we to think of the pseudo-obese cyclist, smugly sitting atop his saddle, knowing that a few extra pounds aren’t as critical when riding a bike as when running?  All hail the power of the wheel…able to transport those … Continue reading

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The Secret To Riding Uphill

I’m often at a loss to know what to write about on the blog.  Sometimes I’ll look through You tube videos for inspiration, other times something from Bicycling magazine will wet my whistle.  This time it’s an article in Bicycling … Continue reading

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Indoor Bike Trainer Advantages

Wouldn’t you know it…Saturday is here and the rain is pouring down.  Doesn’t God know this is my day off?  The perfect day for a long outdoor ride? Or does He favor the farmer who’s been praying for rain for … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong On Perfect TT Positioning

Should I get into time trialing again, I’m going to do some ‘blind’ riding.  There’s really no need to have my head up like an ostrich, searching the road for loose change, discarded bear cans with high redemption value, or … Continue reading

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Pedal Stroke Myth Busting

I just watched an interesting youtube video wherein the esteemed purveyor of Crookscycleright.com, John Crook, presents a case for busting a few pedal stroke myths. Citing studies done quite some time ago on the 7-11 team, he notes that ‘ankling’ … Continue reading

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The Pedal Stroke- What To Do With Your Feet When Cycling

I came from a frenetic (I just wanted to use that word, regardless of accuracy) running background.  When I decided that the cycling world had gone long enough without my participation, I decided to get a coach and start bike … Continue reading

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An Easy Trick To Increase Cycling Core Strength

I just came across a good technique for forcing your core muscles to engage during your pedal stroke. After sitting through innumerable hours in Chiropractic seminars at which the importance of dynamic exercise is stressed, there’s one thing I know. … Continue reading

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