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Strava is Great when you’re Traveling

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 […]

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FTP Is not a Badge

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. […]

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Situational Awareness Matters

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. […]

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Heat and Hydration Matter

Key Lesson: Hydrate well for 24hrs before a hot ride This week I had three sets of tempo intervals to complete and then two endurance-miles sessions to complete. Friday afternoon when I went out, I was not well hydrated and […]

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Distracted Driving – Please think of Cyclists

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.

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3 Dolphins

We’re 5 days in to our 7 day stay at 3 Dolphins Villa on Anguilla. Its only the four of us here and its fair to say that its been the most relaxing, enjoyable vacation we’ve had. It is not […]

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Mushroom, Leek, Creme Fraiche and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

The question for a lazy Friday night after a long week of work, exercise and kids is “what comfort food would make life awesome?” Given my beautiful wife’s love of potatoes, nothing is better than mashed potatoes to satisfy. Here […]

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3 Things this Weekend that Made Me Love Life

Number 1 – Star Wars The Force Awakens in 3D I admit it. I’m the generation (that’s X) which saw the original Star Wars (Number 4) in the movie theatre. This was the second time I’d seen number 7 and […]

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3 Things This Weekend That Made Me Love Life

Number One – Family Day at an NJ Devils Game We decided this year we’re going to do things. Not just ‘fix the house’ or ‘run errands’ or ‘do chores’. Our first attempt at that this year was an NJ […]

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3 Things This Weekend That Made Me Love Life

This one’s a little late – however, better late than never. Number One – Reverse Date Night We do pretty well at organizing date nights, however they usually involve a babysitter coming to our house and us leaving it for […]

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