I can’t expect my FTP to improve when I only put in enough TSS a week to maintain. FTP increase and TSS increase are correlated over time.
I think Chris Carmichael wrote the seminal commentary on this. Essentially, you can always find a reason not to go on a ride or a run – too hot, too cold, too dark, raining, too tired etc. Its only through the choice of enduring these things is toughness built. For me, with chronic obstructive asthma, every[…]
I learned this in riding in Austin, TX for the first time. A lot of traffic and intimidating roads. Okay, where do you go for 50 miles of cycling? Pull out Strava, do a local search for local athletes and start there. Or take a short ride, look at the flyby’s and see what those[…]
Its just a measurement. It can and will change over time and while its a good relative indicator of how well you can perform over time, its not a goal itself. FTP is a process measure, not an outcome measure. It should be used as a means to tell you your training is working, and[…]
Key Lesson: Be aware for anything. Pop Quiz: Heading down a narrow causeway at 20MPH and a hawk, carrying a still writhing snake heads straight at your helmet. What do you do? What do you do? Brake. Swerve and Curse. Worked for me. Be ready for anything – note the car coming in the oncoming[…]
Things you just don’t want to see from your CycliqIQ Fly 6 rear facing light/HD camera. When you pause and zoom in the video you can see the phone in the drivers hand.
These have become my favorite breakfast and a very useful portable for cycling wrapped in Skratch Labs Paper and shoved in your Jersey pocket. For Breakfast I gulp down one of these and put another one on a whole wheat English Muffin! Quick, easy, nutritious and filling. You can refrigerate them in a container for[…]
I’m still a new cyclist. I’m also a cyclist (like many) with enough disposable income to waste on gadgets and gear. Stuff that won’t make me go one bit faster or longer but that I can’t live without anyway. Like most newbies, I’ve spent plenty of time (and money) finding that right piece of gear[…]
Number 1 – Time at my Bike Store Strangely enough a failure turned into an opportunity. One of our cars which we don’t drive often had its battery fail last week in front of my bike store! I ended up having to call AAA to jump start it so I could bring it home (it’s being[…]
I’ve been looking for a road bike. My friend J. at Halters Cycles has been great at making sure I wait to get what I want. His strong recommendation to me was the 2016 Focus Bikes Izalco Max Disc. It comes in a Shimano Mechanical, a Dura Ace or an SRAM Red 22 version. He[…]