graph showing power produced during a cycling workout on a smart trainer outside or ERG mode

Why I don’t use ERG mode

What is ERG mode? Smart trainers include a feature called "ERG mode". When turned on, ERG controls the load on the trainer to match a prescribed intensity (power...

The Bone Ride – Milwaukee to Madison and Back

Training for Dirty Kanza 200 or looking for some long miles in the saddle? The annual "Bone Ride" could be your next ride. It happens annually...
Narrow road in the middle of desert with mountains and big clouds

How to Prepare for a Century Ride or Grand Fondo

Doing a Century ride seems to be a common goal among cyclists. There seems to be a rite of passage in achieving your first 100 miles on...

The Mafia Holiday Ride in Chicago

The Mafia Holiday Ride (or simply "Mafia Ride") is a group ride that leaves from the Deerfield Train Station at 7:30AM on holidays or holiday weekends only....
Down hill road in the mountains of Utah with a cyclist descending

How to Descend with Confidence on a Road Bike

A long descent on the road typically makes the list of situations that cause fear or lack confidence in cyclists. As with almost everything, the more you...