Monthly Archives: February 2012

Weekly Update

The blog has been doing incredibly well so far in 2012.  Last season saw a major uptick in hits during the spring, but not until April/May during Tour of the Gila.  I’m not sure if the blog will have further … Continue reading

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Road ID – Perspective from a Cyclist and Paramedic

I try to keep many details of my personal life out of the blog.  Mostly, I do this to keep the topics ‘compartmentalized’ and keep the focus on cycling, training, and racing.  Sometimes my personal and cycling life come together … Continue reading

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Caffeine and Cycling Performance

Have you ever noticed that many cyclists are coffee addicts?  From the ubiquitous café stop to Tom Danielson’s own TD Coffee, the bond between cycling and coffee is strong.  Caffeine is also an ergogenic aid, so the association with cofffee … Continue reading

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Weekend Update

This was my rest week.  Last week I managed 11 hours of quality training.  Sunday included my end-of-cycle ‘blowout ride’.  For these rides I make sure that I’m reasonably rested so I can ride harder and longer I have so … Continue reading

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Cycling Crash Avoidance

I received a suggestion for this topic via a comment last week.  I figure it is a perfect off-season topic because it has some very superstitious implications for racing.  I’ve managed to go three seasons of serious racing with only … Continue reading

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Tips for a Struggling Cat 4

In my previous post I answered a question from Rob, a self described struggling Cat 4, in regards to his test data (VO2 Max, FTP, etc) and if he had reached his potential yet.  The overall answer was ‘no’, but … Continue reading

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Reader Question – Struggling Cat 4

I received a question recently and wanted to give it a public answer.  The question in pretty in depth, but gives enough information to give an in depth answer that I hope you will find interesting. First of all, great … Continue reading

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