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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...

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...
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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...
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How NOT to Slow in a Fast Paceline

This week has been recovery and "fun" in the schedule for me. I've taken that opportunity to do some fast group rides with the...

Cycling Training Zones for Speed

The image at the top of this post shows my time in zones before and after changing my training around February 2018. After one year...
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Cycling Cadence For Optimal Performance

A lot has been written about cycling cadence. Nevertheless, most articles on the subject tend to recommend, compare, or defend one type of cadence over...
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Cycling Training for Beginners

Whether you are new or have been cycling for a while without any structure, cycling training can greatly increase your performance and enjoyment of the...
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Blood Lactate Threshold Test Procedures

Blood Lactate Threshold Explained Lactate Threshold is one of the useful measures for determining exercise intensity for training and racing in endurance sports....
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Spotify Playlists for Indoor Cycling Workouts and Zwift Rides

Looking for some motivating music and playlists for your workouts? Want some help finding motivation? Have a long session or hard race on the trainer?...
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Top 5 Solutions For Saddle Sores in Cycling

Saddle sores are a pain... Whether you are new to cycling or have been cycling for a while, you have probably experienced...

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