Cycling and The Power of Personal Metabolic Data

How well do you know yourself? If you’re like me when I first started cycling you probably don’t know much at all. There is a real progression in the sport of cycling. It starts out with a beginner bike, or a borrowed bike of sorts from a friend. Then you get enough courage to buy your first real bike and …

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

So many of us know deep down that we would be better cyclists, runners, swimmers, triathletes, etc. if we hit the weights in addition to our sport specific training. Yet when it comes down to it we never really make the time or we go so sporadically that we don’t experience any gains from it. Or worse, we do it …

Why Do You Ride? By Chris Hopkinson

Hoppo as some of us know him, is an incredible ultra cyclist. Recently he was feeling thoughtful on FB and penned a long list of reasons why we all ride bikes. Surely one or more of these will align with you. But have you ever stopped to think why? Why do you ride? Enjoy this from one of the most …

Mental Toughness With Navy Seal Dan Cerrillo

Mental Toughness What is mental toughness? How can this be applied to your cycling? I light up when asked anything even remotely close to this topic! Mental Toughness has to be one of my all time favorite topics as well as one of my go to principles to live by. I think one of the best statements in this podcast …

Mastering “How to Pee” During a Bicycle Race

Mastering “How to Pee” During a Bicycle Race By: Ben Dodge, Esq., Ultra Cyclist Why the heck would you have to worry about peeing in a bicycle race? Why not just pull over and pee? Well, I admit that pulling over and peeing is by far the safest thing to do and the lawyer in me will always endorse safety! …

The 4 Basic Principles for Ultra Cycling 101

Welcome to the world of pain called Ultra Cycling. But it doesn’t have to be. I’m writing this to those of you who may be venturing out on your first ever “long” bicycle ride. Over the coming year or so we will be doing many “ultra” rides and many of you are coming out for the first time. Per their …

RAAM RACE CREWS: Athletic Support by Vic Armijo

Once again, Vic Armijo provides invaluable information about racing in RAAM or RAW and the role of the support crews. This originally appeared on January 22 here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/523225327828742/permalink/579227618895179/. It is Published and re posted here fro archive-ability and reference material for any future RAAM/RAW racers and crews. All photo credit goes to Vic Armijo as far as we know. RAAM …

RAAM Follow Vehicle: Life Support System by Vic Armijo

This post was taken from an excellent article written by Vic Armijo the Facebook group for Ultra Cyclists and RAAM racers, see the source link below. The article is very insightful regarding the follow vehicle and everything relating to it. I copied and pasted it here in its entirety so it can preserved and re-ready later by myself and my …