Bike Racing 101

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Okay, here’s my short list of basic knowledge that it takes to race bikes. There are a ton of things that should come naturally to you when you’re racing a bike. Hopefully you’ve ridden a bike long enough to have most of the skills necessary to control the bike. I’m not going to go into […]

Racing for Training or Training for Racing

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Velonews published an article a couple weeks ago, from an excerpt of a book  (Fast after 50), by Joel Friel, about Ned (Overend) and his preferred training method of intervals and intensity. One of the statements in Joel’s book is – research on aging in experienced endurance athletes generally supports the notion that in order […]

Racing Tomorrow?

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I spent over 3 hours riding yesterday. That is a record for me this week on the road. Hardly got 55 miles, but I’m not sure because I don’t have a odometer on my ‘cross bike. Tomorrow is Lago Vista Road Race. And Sunday too. I’m iffy still. But, I’m leaning towards racing. I’m going […]

Bazaar Tour Stage -Mt. Ventoux /Froome Running/Quintana Getting a Lift

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I can’t help but comment on yesterday’s Mount Ventoux finish, again.   We’ll be talking about it for a long while.  I can’t think of a more bazaar deal I have ever witnessed in cycling.  And I’ve seen some pretty crazy shit. Obviously, what made it completely nuts was Chris Froome running up the climb […]