I remember the days before GPS bike computers were on everyone’s handlebars – way before smartphones and fancy apps, it wasn’t that long ago, but it had a number of drawbacks. Going out on a ride quite literally meant getting lost in the wilderness whenever you wanted to check out a new route. The reality was (for me anyway) not finding that many new routes, but sticking to the old reliable ones and sometimes heading
In a world where more is everything. Anything with the word LESS in it is vastly unappreciated. The latest phones have more speed, more functionality, more apps. The latest bikes promise more aerodynamics and more efficiency plus disc brakes that are more responsive We’d like more holidays, more time with family and friends. When we ride, we target more miles and more speed. Some crazy individuals even target more hills and climbs. When we
As the evenings become darker and this weird wet stuff begins falling more frequently from the sky, there is a hint that the seasons are changing. For cycling especially, the transition is tough. The roads become slippery and more dangerous. Lights become a requirement, personally I’d even use them during the day (if it’s gray and raining). You need more kit, winter jackets, long tights, covers for your shoes, warm hats, thick gloves and such.
Normally a triathlon update starts with the swim. But this one goes back a step to lining up for the swim, something usually pretty boring, but in Tenby, it was a full blown hint on what to expect later on in the day. We lined up through the town in our wetsuits, looking like a bizarre and oversized fancy dress party at 6:30am. We would line ourselves up depending on our estimated time
A large majority of my job as a coach is to “motivate” people into doing the things they said they wanted to do. Think about that for one moment. Lets say at the start of the year, were you one of those people who said they were going to cycle more this year? Maybe you said you would get a bit faster over certain distances? Maybe you said you’d enter that crazy event?