Tag Archives: racing

Training for Bike Racing – The Basics

I received a question from a reader last week and I wanted to answer it here.  I think it is a pretty common situation for many cyclists to find themselves in this time of year. As a beginning racer I’m … Continue reading

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Local Politics: The ACA vs USAC

If you have a good memory, you’ll recall that I wrote in detail about some of the local issues with race sanctioning and how it related to my racing.  There is a big vote by local teams and promoters on … Continue reading

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Broken Clavicle – 4 weeks post surgery

Okay folks,  I know you probably come here for stories and analysis by an elite racer.  Going a week without any posts (longest drought ever?) and coming back to find another injury update may not be what you’re looking for.  … Continue reading

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Broken Clavicle – 3 weeks post surgery

Today is three full weeks after my ORIF procedure, and a month since fracture.  I have been taking a conservative approach since I’m not intending to return to race form for four more months.  I told the doctor that I … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weekly Update

It has been a slow week on the blog, but it is because I’ve been exceptionally busy at home. If you follow my TrainingPeaks training archive (link on the right menu) you may have noticed I’ve been getting my workouts … Continue reading

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Clavicle Update – Bone Stimulator

You’ve probably heard of PROs using a ‘Bone Stim’.  They’re not available to everyone, but I was lucky enough to have a family friend that had a pesky foot bone that wouldn’t heal.  Without even asking, they were nice enough … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Update

As I had mentioned earlier, I had never had surgery or general anesthetic before.  A big part of what I’ve been experiencing the past week is mostly related to the surgery itself.  The procedure I had is known as ORIF, … Continue reading

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Lap Times Redux – Monarch

Ok folks, I know I’ve gotten you all riled up now.  In fact, whipped into a lather may be a more accurate a description.  Anyway, I know there were some issues with my data and analysis from the last set, … Continue reading

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ACA Cyclocross Categories – Rant + Analysis

Update 10/19/11 12:26PM: Post updated to reflect combined 35+ Open and 35+ Cat 3 times. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, cyclocross has unique needs for categorization.  Compared to road racing, with the minimal presence of team tactics and less … Continue reading

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Bike Racing Categories

All sports have categories of competition.  Take the NFL for example, there are the “Pros” (NFL Players), and a few ‘minor leagues’, like College Football and Arena Football.  Cycling is no different, with stratification of pro teams and amateur license … Continue reading

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