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Keeping bike fit when riding isn't an option

Good fitness requires consistency, but due to travel, work, family, and other time constraints, being able to ride multiple times a week ...

Improve your performance with a proper warmup and cooldown

At this point, many of you have probably pined a number or two to a jersey and raced. By now, you should have a good idea of what you nee...

Weekly wisdom: Consistency is the key to success

We all know that to become better at something we need to practice. It seems obvious but to become better a better cyclist, you have to p...

Ride like Evie: tips for racing against the clock

Time trials: a moment of truth and arguably the purest form of cycling. One human against the clock attempting to pedal their bikes as fa...

How those around you can help your performance

When I first started racing a decade ago, I wanted to know what I could do to train my mind to become a champion. |Related: Mental Fitnes...

Descend better and faster

There is no better feeling than flying down a descent on your bike. I just love going fast and the feeling of (high) speed on my bike. Go...

Ignoring pain isn't a solution: How to deal with an injury

For this week's Weekly Wisdom, I wanted to write about dealing with injury because I’m just getting back from an injury myself, and it's ...

Power-to-weight ratio: Will losing weight make me a better cyclist?

Power-to-weight ratio. Watts per Kilogram. Race weight. Three different ways to say it, one simple meaning: no matter how much you weigh,...

Weekly Wisdom: Indoor training tips

For our Aussie readers it's wintertime, which means it's trainer time. Maybe you are lucky and the weather where you live is good enough ...

Weekly Wisdom: The importance of recovery

How seriously are you taking recovery? Are you doing enough to recover from training and racing? A lot of athletes underestimate the need...

Weekly Wisdom: Mental Fitness

Please welcome Jennifer Sharp (née Triplett), an ALP Cycles coach and Weekly Wisdom contributor. Jennifer, a USA Cycling Level 1 Coach, s...

Weekly Wisdom: Race day nutrition

Please welcome Patricia Schwager, an ALP Cycles coach and Weekly Wisdom contributor. Patricia began racing as a junior in 1998. After rac...

Weekly Wisdom: Become a more complete cyclist

I’m thrilled to introduce you all to Alison Powers, multi-time, multi-discipline American national champion and founder of ALP Cycles. Al...