Monthly Archives: May 2012

After a few of my recent mediocre race results, I was reminded of the benefits of using a conservative strategy for road racing.  Looking at the results of the Morgul Bismark Road Race, it was apparent that almost all the …

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Superior Morgul – Road Race

This is one of the best races on the calendar.  It features a historic 13.5 mile loop which was used back in the days of the Coors Classic, the largest American stage race in the 80′s.  The defining feature of … Continue reading

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This is one of my favorite criterium courses of the season.  It is a hard race with a solid hill, lots of turns, and a high speed corner.  I’ve got a good history here, winning the Cat 3 race in …

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There isn’t much to say about the TT since I already posted a preview, so I’ll be brief. I rode out to the race and was buffeted by wind and light rain.  There was a afternoon storm cell rolling through, …

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I’ve gotten a few questions about the Morgul TT coming up this Friday and since I was just out to preview the course myself, I’ll post my thoughts here.  But first I want to talk about what I’m really excited …

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Wheels of Thunder

First, I’d like to apologize for the slow week on the blog.  Sometimes I write a mid-week post that isn’t fit for publishing.  That’s what happened this week.  After putting some time in and nothing to show for it, I … Continue reading

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Deer Trail Road Race Pt 2 – Advanced Breakaway Strategy

Our newly formed break was driving down the eastbound leg of the course.  We were working well together to establish our advantage.  Our first task was to stay clear of the riders feeling left out in the peloton.  Potentially, if … Continue reading

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Deer Trail Road Race Pt 1 – Advanced Crosswind Strategy

I’ll use the outcome of this race to detail some crosswind strategy beyond “crosswind = attack”.  I’ll use the outcome of this race to demonstrate that on an exposed road race course with constant but varying crosswinds, small changes in … Continue reading

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When to Take a Rest Day

Like many cyclists, I have big plans.  Today, however, I am taking a day off instead of my planned workout.  I usually plan my workouts about a month in advance and almost always plan more than I can actually handle.  … Continue reading

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