Riding to WordCamp Seattle

Hatched by an offhanded tweet, I ended up using my bicycle to travel from Abbotsford BC to Seattle Washington. The need for the travel was attending [WordCamp Seattle][wcsea]. ### Route The route is fairly straight forward. Head down Highway 9 and hang a right at Seattle. Then work your way to your actual destination. You […]

RunKeeper Review

If you’re training with any amount of seriousness you start tracking the distance, time, heart rate and anything else that you can. For a while now I’ve used RunKeeper to do all my tracking and workout comparison so let’s take a look. The Good RunKeeper starts off with a great design and lots of information. […]

Changed Ride Plans

Today’s ride was supposed to be a leg destroying climb up Elk Mountain. About 5 minutes from the door I go my first look at the mountain and realized this wasn’t going to happen since the snow line had come to almost the bottom of it over night. A quick mental check sent me out […]

Even Splits – Cycling Endurance Workout

This is a great workout to build mental toughness as well as late race/ride power and endurance. For even splits you need to pick your route with care. Find a route that has the same difficulty on both the out and back leg. The goal here is to record your time at the turn around […]

Best Resources for Cycling Training Information

Since I’ve been reading lots about training lately in prep for possibly racing in the 2011 season I figured I’d round-up the list of resources I’m looking at for the latest information on training. I have a preference for sites that are using actual scientific research when commenting on training. VeloNews VeloNews is not only […]

Training for What????

If you’re checking out this site you can see that I’m riding a fair bit and I’m not just riding, but scheduling different workouts. Certain weeks are intervals, other times I’m working on hills. Basically I’m following the periodization method of training. Honestly I have no idea what (if anything) I’m really training for. I […]

Timing Your Intervals

Most of my riding is done early in the morning in the dark which means I can’t read my watch or see my cycling computer so watching my intervals is a bit of a challenge. I do also listen to music (yeah I know some people hate it) while riding though so my iPod is […]

The Week Ahead – Speed Training

So I just came off 3 weeks of working on hills. Really I need to get my overall fitness back to where I was when I raced (guess I never mentioned I race x-country MTB in my younger days). Right now I feel pretty dang slow, at least compared to where I want to be. […]

Busted Spokes

Again today on my ride I ended up with a broken spoke. This is the 4th one in 2 months. All have been on the non-drive side of the rear wheel and all have broken at the nipple. Yeah you’re right that’s totally an odd spot for it to continually happen, but that’s where they […]