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An Honest Breakdown of Triathlon Cycling Pacing Strategies Used by the Pros

Something beginner athletes are often surprised to learn is that winning a race isn’t just about pushing yourself as hard as you possibly can—there’s actually an incredible amount of depth and strategy that involves knowing when not to push yourself. This is a concept known as “pacing.” Pacing is incredibly important. Studies have proven that properly implemented pacing strategies during a triathlon will have a substantial impact on the overall performance of an athlete. Not only will you do better in terms of performance, you’ll reduce the likelihood of injury and mid-event burnout. One of the most important times to have a good pacing strategy is during the time when you go [...]

An Honest Breakdown of Triathlon Cycling Pacing Strategies Used by the Pros2019-07-11T09:32:28-06:00

Pain While Cycling? How a Custom Bike Fitting Service Will Change Everything

A bicycle should conform to you and never the other way around. When you’re experiencing pain while cycling, there’s a reasonable chance that it’s because you’re the one doing the conforming, rather than your bike fitting you properly. For most riders, cycling is an activity that gets performed at least a few hours a week. For the real pedal-happy among us, it’s much more. When you’re spending that much time with a machine, the subtle adjustments really start to matter. A saddle placed just slightly too high or too low can cause increasingly more uncomfortable back pain. The pedals you use can make a surprisingly substantial difference in comfort and performance. Aches, [...]

Pain While Cycling? How a Custom Bike Fitting Service Will Change Everything2019-06-10T10:17:19-06:00

Best Bike Buying Guide 2019: A Buying Guide for All Ages, Budgets, and Skill Levels

We might be a little biased, but bicycles are seriously one of the greatest inventions of all time. Seriously. Can you name one other thing that can provide you with exercise, a means of transportation, access to multiple sporting events, a great community, improved health, and what some would even call a method of meditation? If you don’t have a bike yet, or you’re looking to upgrade from a “department store bike,” then this post is for you. You’re going to learn about: Why a bicycle is an investment in health, safety, and enjoyment The best bicycles for beginner or intermediate riders The world’s most elite bicycles for advanced riders How to [...]

Best Bike Buying Guide 2019: A Buying Guide for All Ages, Budgets, and Skill Levels2019-03-25T15:05:15-06:00

5 Performance-Killing Bicycle Repairs Only an Expert Mechanic Can Spot

Bicycle repairs seem to always come in two flavors: the kind that you can easily “DIY” fix yourself, perhaps even on the side of the road (or down a mountain path) if necessary… and the kind that really require an expert. Most novice cyclists can do things like clean and replace a chain, keep the tires properly inflated, or tighten up the odd nut or bolt. However, there are some bicycle repairs that should generally be handled by an expert, either because they’re tricky to get just right or because they require specialized tools and/or equipment that not even dyed-in-the-wool cycling enthusiasts would have at home. Furthermore, some of these expert-level repairs [...]

5 Performance-Killing Bicycle Repairs Only an Expert Mechanic Can Spot2019-04-12T08:53:23-06:00

Why You Should “Try a Tri” in 2019: Pro Advice for Conquering Your First Triathlon

Dave Scott is a well-known name in the triathlete community, and he lives right here in Colorado. He’s a six-time Ironman Triathlon champion, widely considered by many to be one of the most physically grueling sporting events in the world. Here’s what Dave has to say about goals: “If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just to finish the race. It's up to you.” Words like that from a bona fide champion can give you a remarkable insight into the mindset that allowed them to achieve greatness. Plus, [...]

Why You Should “Try a Tri” in 2019: Pro Advice for Conquering Your First Triathlon2019-01-11T10:48:31-07:00