Weekly Newsletter – August 24

Congratulations Congrats go out to Manny Comstock and his wife Becky for putting on such a quality event this past weekend – Manny’s Round Barn Tour. Kudos! Congrats also to Sean Mailen for his 5th place finish in the 150 mile Gravel Worlds race. It sounds...

Weekly Newsletter – August 17

Happy Monday! We’re testing out a new email system today (thanks Ben Wilson). Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or issues. 1. The season is beginning to wind down. This past weekend was a big one with the Leadville 100 MTB race. Congrats to...

Weekly Newsletter – August 11

Hi Riders, First of all, our wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Tim Bauer, who had a nasty crash at the Dairyland Dare last weekend.  We all know Tim and what a competitor he is.  Undoubtedly he’ll work as hard at recovery as he does in his training. We have...

Weekly Newsletter – August 3

I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Several of you had races and events this past weekend, many more this coming up this weekend, with even more on the horizon. It’s a busy time of year for endurance athletes!

Here’s what’s included this week:

How do I train for an early season cycling event or race?

Those of us who live in the northern part of the country ask ourselves this question each season.  Winter comes and our training changes as our outdoor riding comes to a halt. In MN one of our key early season events is the MN Ironman Bike Ride, this year on Sunday,...

Top 4 Pedaling Drills

Today I’ll share with you 4 of my favorite drills. 1.  Spin-ups — The purpose of spin-ups is to improve the neuromuscular connection.  Basically, you learn how to pedal quickly and smoothly while your upper body is still.  Pedaling fast while avoiding hip...

Why do you ride your bike?

Why do you ride your bike? We each have our own reasons, and probably no two answers are exactly alike. And that’s great.

Outdoor season begins in MN!!

It’s been a long winter here in MN, long, dark and cold.  But we’re finally seeing a hint of spring outside.  Finally! Our indoor training “officially” ended this past week, and now it’s time to move outdoors and put all the hard work in...

The 3 Legs of the Success Stool

In order to be fit, fast and healthy we need to make sure that each of the 3 legs in our Training Stool is in place and solid.  Neglect any of these and we’re out of balance, and our success will suffer as a result. The first leg of the stool is training.  This...

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