In this special edition of the show. Citizen Racer Johnny Thompson tackles the Tour de France course by riding the Tour de Force. The Tour de Force is a chance for "regular" people to ride the Tour de France course one week before the race. Johnny Thompson is the only American rider this year and he talks of the race itself and his challenges with preparation.
Ian Stanford put together a remarkable streak of seven straight state of Minnesota state time trial championships. He credits much of his success to focusing on the mental aspects of training and racing. Ian works with the Team Specialized - lululemon | Velocio Sports team. Part one of two.
Matt McNamara is back to finish discussion on the nuances of tapering correctly for a goal event.
Matt McNamara is an Elite coach with a BA in Exercise Physiology with over 20 years competitive racing, team management and coaching experience. Matt is a member of the Sterling Sports Group in Sunnyvale, CA. Matt joins us to talk about how to properly taper for your best time trial.
Colin O'Brien is a recognized expert in bike fit, and he is especially well know for his expertise in proper cleat fit. Colin also provides practical advise on how to choose a cycling specific shoe.
Michael Hutchinson, most recently the author of Faster, the Obsession, Science and Luck behind the World’s Fastest Cyclist is back to talk about the time trials in the upcoming Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and also to bring us up to date on the latest surrounding Fabian Cancellara's interest in attempting cycling's hour record.
Michael Hutchinson may just be the foremost expert on cycling time trials and it’s hour record. He is an extremely accomplished cyclist, having won over 50 National UK titles at distances from 10 miles to 12 hours. It is hard to single out any of those accomplishments, but arguably the most impressive is his 13 straight 50 mile titles. He has also raced the Commonwealth Games time trial three times, with two 4th place finishes in 2006 and 2010. He has attempted Cycling’s Hour Record twice, and one of those attempts resulted in one of the three books he has authored, The Hour. He has also written Missing The Boat which talks about chasing a childhood sailing dream, and his new book Faster, promises to tell all of the Obsession, Science and Luck behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists. That book is what we are here to talk about in this podcast.
Masters Time Trial Champion Sandy Scott shares what he learned from a trip to the Speed Tunnel, cycling's mobile wind tunnel.
Tim Mulrooney of HED cycling, multi time Minnesota State Champion in all Cycling disciplines finishes discussion on choosing an aerodynamic wheelset. Rear wheels, tire choices, buying used wheels and the correct way to mount a HED 3 are all discussed.
Tim Mulrooney of HED cycling, multi time Minnesota State Champion in all Cycling disciplines discusses all aspects of choosing an aerodynamic wheelset.
Coach Gordy Paulson talks about Cycling Spring Training, transitioning from the trainer to the road.