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Most riders spend a lot of time and effort training to generate more power on the pedals.  As coaches, what we see far too often is riders not working on the parts of their game that aren't pedaling.  We refer to these skills as Free Speed.  That can include anythi...

February 22, 2018

Maximize your watts, you work hard for them!
Even though it looks like a simple circle, the motion of pedaling a bike well is surprisingly complex. Throughout the pedal stroke, some muscles perform large portions of work, while others contribute little or none. As the...

December 7, 2017

As promised, this is the follow up to our last tip on relaxing tension in our bodies when training and racing. Today we’re focusing solely on breathing - something that may sound pretty silly to some of us, but I promise it can significantly improve our performance. Pr...

November 23, 2017

This tip applies to every discipline of endurance sports. The concept is pretty simple: Basically, if we aren't generally relaxed when biking, running, swimming, etc. we’re burning more energy than needed. This also increases perceived exertion and costs us power and s...

August 1, 2017

Today we’re focusing our tip for the off-road riders (MTB and cyclocross). This one is an easy concept that with a little practice will have you riding faster and more relaxed.

OK, so here’s the question - when you ride off road with your pedals level, which foot do you...

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