Control the Controllables

With 2014 inexorably marching on, the Trans Am Bike Race suddenly seems incredibly close. It’s almost exactly three months until the ‘Grand Depart’ in Astoria and while training, planning, and kit selection are going well, the feeling that there’s limited time until kickoff is hard to shake. There’s no doubt that the next three months…

Unsupported vs. Supported Racing

  Last week I drove up to the Cotswolds to have a chat with the guys at Qoroz about the Trans Am Bike Race. During the course of the discussion, I was asked what I meant when I said that the race was “entirely unsupported.” It was an important question — after all, it’s the unsupported…

Training in North Carolina

One of the purposes of this blog is to act as a personal training log — while this is mainly to give me a record that will keep me honest and committed to putting the miles in, I hope it will also be entertaining and informative! This is what I’ve been up to on the bike…

Endurance Cycling Tips

Kristof Allegaert, the man-machine who won the Transcontinental Race, recently produced a list of endurance cycling tips; while I agree with everything on his list, there are a couple of things I’d add: Long over-night rides In the year building up to a multi-day endurance cycling event, do some long over-night rides. This allows for…