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Sufferfest: The Wretched

Ahhhhh The Wretched.  While only 49 minutes in length, I somewhat fear the Wretched due to its unforgiving above FTP climbs and lower cadence drills.  My legs almost always fall apart at the end of this one! 133 more words


The sarcasm of a (tiny) training partner.

Just when does it happen? At precisely which point in the development of a youngster, does the cruel ability to coat questions with a thick layer of sarcasm, arise? 210 more words


Fruitlands Cup of Cyclocross - to the pain

The venue was breathtakingly beautiful. The course was also breath taking…..literally…….. I couldn’t breathe!
(Gary David seems like a pretty nice guy, but I’m just not sure anymore.) 1,072 more words

Race Reports

Grit/Mental Toughness – How to use your mind to enhance performance in endurance sports?

I am a lover of extreme endurance sports. In order to excel in these sports, aside from superior fitness levels, there is a need for mental toughness/grit to survive the numerous mental challenges inherent in such sports.   1,769 more words


So you want to enter l'etape? A non-cyclists guide.

The route of the 2016 l’etape du tour will become clearer after the official race announcement on Tuesday 20th October. Last year I had a pretty good idea where the event would be thanks to the excellent Velo Wire website who every year run a prediction thread. 988 more words

Day 46 - A Rubber Glove Test

There comes a time in every middle aged man when he has to get tested, and to night was the night. Dr Gunter von Agony was ready with his Rubber Glove. 91 more words

Haute Route

Training, Training, and More training

I haven’t posted since I completed the Des Moines Triathlon, and I guess the reason why is that there hasn’t been much going on. Just training, training, and more training. 654 more words

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