Trying out rollers for winter training. We all know that nothing can beat the real deal – tailwinds, long climbs, and the wind in our hair – but to get the most out of the riding season we have to put in a bit of winter training. Once you decide that riding during the off […]
ASK A TOUR LEADER: CORE TRAINING FOR CYCLISTS.
It’s hard not to have heard about core training. But what is it and how exactly does it benefit cyclists? Our core is not what we typically think of – it’s not just your abdominal muscles or having a flat stomach. Your core is a group of muscles that form a band around your […]
LET’S GET COMFORTABLE.
My Journey to Saddle Comfort. I can vividly remember my very first rides in 1999. I had signed up to train and ride 100 miles in Lake Tahoe, and my saddle pain seemed insurmountable. Finally, I looked at my coach and said, “I can’t do this, the pain is too intense.” He looked back at me […]
On my first ride of the season, the goal was to be sure that “Spring” was the only thing that had sprung after a long hard winter.
FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN. My job as a Derailleur is to support you on your journey. Both your journey in-season and off-season. Your in-season journey may include becoming a stronger rider on hills. Your in-season journey may include mastering sneaking out of your house to get your ride in so you have “you time”. There […]
WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
I admit it, I am a junkie. I crave a hit everyday. I can’t seem to live without it. My newest addiction is TED.com. There are worse things to be addicted to I guess, but it still feels like being under its powerful grip is like I am doing something wrong. TED.com’s tag line […]
YOUR NUTRITIONAL PLAN.
Mind Food. Back in May I brought up the idea of idea of mental conditioning in addition to your physical conditioning. As a Derailleur, I see so many examples of my clients whose bodies are as fit as an elite athletes but their mental conditioning is lacking. Thus they perform exactly as they “think” they […]
RIDE NOW, ACT OLDER LATER.
A formula for living to 93. Although I have known my father for my entire life, I just learned the saying “Ride now, act old later” from him a month ago. He owned a t-shirt with that saying…and upon reflection; I realized that he truly led his life based on that motto. His life […]
What shape are you in (your mind, that is)?
Testing your mental conditioning through awareness. In my introduction last week as The Derailleur at Terry Bicycles, I mentioned that I coach, among other types of clients, athletes of all shapes and sizes on their mental conditioning. Your body can be as fit as an elite athlete’s but if your mental conditioning is lacking, […]