Creating Overload #2

The attached image is from my mileage / time build up through last Spring.  As you can see I alternate 1 week on with 1 week off.  This approach is atypical, and not what I would recommend for every rider, however, it works perfectly for me.  As I stated...

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Core Training

As cyclists we have very strong legs.  With all of the time we spend pushing and pulling on the pedals it is the logical outcome.  However, many of us spend all of our time pedaling, and not enough of it doing other beneficial training.  One area that is often...

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Making Up For A Missed Opportunity

I had planned on riding the Hickory Glen mountain bike trail last Wednesday night with a group of 5 of my friends.  The plan fell apart as the potential rain turned into a realized down pour.  There were still 2 of us considering attempting the ride, but common sense...

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Cycletherapy Spin Class Week #3 Recap

We had a great turnout for class today, and added  5 more participants than the week before.  We also had some special guests turn up.  The guests were Ernie's kids, and they were plugging away on their Specialized mini fat bikes!  When they were there they were spinning as...

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Cycletherapy Indoor Spin Class Week #3

This is the training progression, and the play list, for this week's class.  The progression is listed in the comments section, and feel free to pick your own music to motivate you through.  The total work load time is listed in the brackets on the top line, (48:31), and...

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Rolling In The Cold & Wet

I went from a long ride in the cold on Sunday to two rides in the, not as cold, but certainly wet on Monday night and Tuesday morning.  My buddy Paul was in town and staying with his folks up north, and I had to make the time to...

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Rolling In The Cold

I had 10 firm commitments, and 3 other maybes,  for the ride I had put together for Sunday.  When all was said and done we had 3 fat bikes, 3 cross bikes and 1 29er.  We had 2:30 - 3:00 of easy rolling on tap, but the cold conditions,...

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It’s Just What These Guys Do

DC and The Wiz went to Fort Custer today to race in stop #1 of the Specialized FatBoy / Hellga / Michigan Fat bike Series.  Even though both raced in the Masters 45+ race, and finished 1st and 3rd, DC went well enough to finish 1st out of all...

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Cycletherapy Spin Class Week # 2 Recap

We almost doubled the number of participants from last week, and we had a very hearty workout in class today.   We also a special guest drop in for the class.   The special guest was not Shrek, but it was my mom who hauled her bike up and...

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Cycletherapy Indoor Spin Class Week #2

This is the training progression, and the play list, for this week's class.  The progression is listed in the comments section, and feel free to pick your own music to motivate you through.  The total work load time is listed in the brackets on the top line, (43:21), and...

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