Category Archives: Race Strategy

Science Review – Race Nutrition

I have a friend who has access to scientific journals and one recently caught my eye, so I asked for a copy.  Unfortunately I can’t post it here in its entirety, but I can summarize and quote it for your … Continue reading

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This course is very straight forward.  A figure 8 with eight 90 degree corners.  The straights are on the shorter side, as all are one block except for two which are two long city blocks.  The turns are wide and …

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Fort Collins Cycling Festival – Rawhide Time Trial

The Fort Collins Cycling Festival has existed in years past, but not at this level. This year they have expanded it to three days of racing, a Gran Fondo, and a downtown festival with music, expo, etc.  They may have … Continue reading

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Time Trial Improvement

Last season was my first full season with a power meter.  It opened my eyes to a few things, including the fact that I have a natural “Time Trialist” power profile.  I thought this would automatically make me good in … Continue reading

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Your First Bike Race

So you want to race eh?  It can be hard to figure out everything needed for your first bike race, so I’ve written a quick guide.  There can be a lot involved so I’ll try to briefly cover each point. … Continue reading

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Tour of the Gila: Cat 2 – Stage Race Strategy

Race Strategy:  My strategy is based around the following principles:  Many riders in the field will not know each other.  There will be very little organized team tactics due to the low numbers of organized teams.  This combined with the … Continue reading

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I am writing this post the weekend before the race.  I am going to formalize my race plan, predictions, and research.  I will likely annotate and publish these posts after the race is complete to see how my research and …

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The Gila Monster.  The Queen Stage.  Call it what you will, but the incredible thing about stage racing is the last day.  A single stage of a stage race has many dynamics at play.  Riders out of contention for the …

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Tour of the Gila Stage 3: Tyrone Time Trial

I thought I wouldn’t have much to say about this one, as it is only a TT race report.  Once I got going I found quite a few tidbits so I hope you find it interesting or helpful.  Today, as … Continue reading

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Note: I’ll have a couple pictures up in an hour or so.  Like the last post, and for the rest of the race we’re working off camera phones, or pictures from my mom who is busy feeding.  I usually try …

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