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The EuroBike hangover…

Travelling from NZ to Europe is not easy. I highly don't recommend the trip on a regular basis. Getting to EuroBike looked like this: Palmerston North, NZ->Auckland, NZ->Shanghai, China->Frankfurt, Germany->Friedrichshafen, Germany->cab to the hotel in Bregenz Austria. ~48 hours all up. Got to the hotel at 1am and was up early to head to my... Continue Reading →

EUROBIKE IS COMING

In just a few days I'll be making the trek from NZ to Freidrichshaffen, Germany for the EuroBike trade show. Trade shows are exhausting, but exciting! This will be my fourth major international trade show in the last year. I've been fortunate enough to see the future of bikes, and am happy to be involved :)... Continue Reading →

TWO NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

This past weekend Seamus Powell and Cassie Smith became USA National Champions (again)! As a coach, I know my athletes are happy, which makes me happy! I am also so proud of them! Cassie was the fastest woman in her category (Cat 1. Women 45-49), but also THE FASTEST CAT 1 FEMALE OVER ALL! This... Continue Reading →

Get fit by biking to work

I started commuting to work by bike 3 years and 4 months ago. It felt a bit funny at first, but now I wouldn't have it any other way. As I bike in every day, I'm amazed at the number of people still driving. Don't they know how good it feels to ride in!?!? I... Continue Reading →

Anthem Advanced 27.5 1 Review

Bikes are a big investment and a major commitment. I mean, you pick one, then you're stuck with it--it has to be the right one. It has to ride well, be just the right weight, look cool, and do everything you ask it to. I used to blog a lot, and year after year my... Continue Reading →

How to avoid blowing up in MTB racing

In 2005, I was the king of blowing up. In our local mountain bike XC series, top racers from the Trek/VW and Cannondale teams used to show up every week scattered amongst other super fast dudes; I could start with the best of them, but couldn't finish with them. In our weekly interval training sessions,... Continue Reading →

Why critical power is important and how we test it

One of the main benefits of using a power meter in your training is the ability to track fitness throughout the season and across multiple seasons. While scientists have traditionally relied on laboratory measures of various metabolic thresholds, our lives were made much easier with the development of the functional threshold power (FTP) field test.... Continue Reading →

Power!

US National Champ Seamus Powell needs to upgrade his powermeter- this is as high as the meter will read! Who says you don't need to be fit for enduro?!

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