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First, I’d like to apologize for the slow week on the blog.  Sometimes I write a mid-week post that isn’t fit for publishing.  That’s what happened this week.  After putting some time in and nothing to show for it, I …

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Candela’s Circuit Race

I’m always excited to see a race I haven’t done on the calendar, and even more excited when it is a brand new race.  It is fun to ‘break in’ a course and see how the race will play out … Continue reading

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Coal Miner’s Classic

It was nice to race a new (to me) course.  Just like the flyer said, it had wide, smooth, safe corners.  There was a slight elevation change per lap but was also essentially flat with a very long finishing straight.  … Continue reading

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Hugo Road Race

Road races are expensive.  To ensure a hundred miles of road are safe for racers, especially multiple fields of amateur categories, is logistically difficult and costly.  For this reason long road races are dying out, or courses are laps of … Continue reading

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Tour of the Gila Stage 4: Downtown Criterium

I’ll keep this post brief, as I only have a few tips and need to get my rest with only about 15 hours between the finish of the crit and the 102.5 mile Gila Monster stage tomorrow.  The stage starts … Continue reading

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Superior Morgul Classic – Street Sprints

No upgrade points for this race. The course turned out to be the advertised length of about 200 meters.  This made the race a 100% all out sprint.  I noticed most of the races were won by the rider who … Continue reading

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Criterium Power Analysis/Comparison

In this post I will compare power data from the five criteriums I have raced this year. For those of you who don’t follow cycling too closely, a criterium is a popular type of bike race in the United States.  … Continue reading

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Wheels of Thunder – 4 Upgrade Points!

Unlike most people, my work schedule does not interfere with training.  But, it does interfere with Saturday morning races.  I was at work until 3am and the alarm went off at 7am. We arrived to find ourselves having a little … Continue reading

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Power Profiling

If you have access to a power meter, you can generate your power profile. This is the maximum power output you can sustain for different periods of time. The most commonly used time periods are 5 seconds, 1 minute, 5 … Continue reading

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