motivation

Adventure, empowerment, change: Videos that will make you want to get in the saddle and ride

  We all need a little bit extra motivation from time to time. Maybe the weather is crappy, maybe you’re tired or maybe you just don’t feel like getting on the bike today. Luckily, the bike industry has really been stepping up their women’s advertising game lately, and there are some really cool videos floating […]

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Plan to succeed in 2016

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and advice with Ella readers in a ‘Weekly Wisdom’ training tips column. Additionally, once a month, Alison will respond to your training, riding or racing questions.  Got a question for Alison and her team? Simply […]

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Ask ALP: I’m feeling a little burnt out. How do I stay motivated?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and advice with Ella readers in a ‘Weekly Wisdom’ training tips column. Additionally, once a month, Alison will respond to your training, riding or racing questions.  Got a question for Alison and her team? Simply […]

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The Distance

To travel to the Tour Down Under most of us hopped on an airplane or went on a 10+ hour roadtrip to get to Adelaide. Not Andy White of fyxomatosis. For the second year in a row he rode the thousand kilometers from Melbourne to Adelaide and arrived just in time to join us on […]

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The Sufferfest – From the Beginning

A few years ago when I was experimenting with helmet cams during road racing I was introduced to David McQuillen who was starting a series of videos called “The Sufferfest”. I used them during my winter training and since then I’ve witnessed David’s films explode with a massive cult following. I had the pleasure of […]

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Panache: An Open Letter To Professional Cycling

I’ve mentioned before that one of the amazing things that have come out of writing this blog is that I now work with Rapha. Last week the founder and CEO of Rapha, Simon Mottram, sent out an internal email to employees that I had to share with you. It was too good to keep to […]

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Cycles Of Life

Earlier this week a student from Christchurch named Johannes Bay sent me this documentary he made for his drama/media class. It describes the intensity and commitment that a young cyclist must have to be competitive in our sport. It’s an inspiring 5 minutes starring Jacob Junghanns. I hope you find the time to watch it. […]

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Mind Power In Performance Sport

This guest post was written by Tony Fahkry. Tony’s life is dedicated to coaching people on the Mind-Body connection. He contacted me on this idea to write about this topic after I wrote the post titled “What Was I Thinking?“ in which talked about all the random thoughts and doubts that typically go through my […]

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The Myth of Natural Ability in Elite Sport

Thanks to Justin Coulson for another insightful article he’s written for us.  You can also read his personal blog here. The Myth Of Natural Ability In Elite Sport by Justin Coulson (School of Psychology, University of Wollongong) Despite decades of psychological research to the contrary, the myth that natural ability makes an athlete superior persists. […]

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Competition Is Bad For Motivation

What You Missed:: I wanted to share this photo of me riding up Mnt Harrison, Idaho. Ride starts at 3,500′ and ends up at 9,500, in just a few short miles.  Amazing!  -Casey Tucker Competition Is Bad For Motivation:: By Justin Coulson School of Psychology, University of Wollongong If you’re a competitive cyclist then one […]

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