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Training Tips from a Pro

by Meredith Miller

Racing for 13 years means one thing—I have logged countless training hours on my bike. Racing as a professional for the last 9 years means that many of those hours have been structured and demanding as I have very specific goals that are important to my own performance and to

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Don’t be THAT Guy (Road Cycling)

by Mark Swartzendruber

Any one who is or has been a cyclist for any appreciable amount of time has run into “THAT guy”, or “that F—-IN’ guy” once or twice.  He shows up on group rides, races and sometimes he’s spotted riding solo.  I’ve run into him at bars before and after races

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Training in the City

by Mark Swartzendruber

I moved from the bike friendly University of Illinois community, Champaign-Urbana, IL to the mean streets of Chicago 2 years ago come Labor Day 2011.  This move was the source of a great deal of angst for me as I could not imagine myself being able to train with any

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How Not to Be “That Guy” in a Racing Group

by Julian Pscheid
At my last triathlon I was in the final meters of the bike leg–closing in on the bike dismount area–when I heard the cheers of my friends off to the right side of the road. Just as I looked up to return a smile a guy comes flying by on

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Race Day Etiquette

by Joan Hanscom

Getting into bike racing can be an intimidating thing….speed, crashes, that waiver they make you sign that says “I understand that bike racing is an inherently dangerous sport..”, skinny racers with expensive stuff.   But it’s also really fun, social, great for staying in shape and exciting when you approach it

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What to Expect: Preparation Tips for Beginners

by Joan Hanscom

I remember my first race like it was yesterday. Even though it’s more like 100 years ago now.   I was nervous.  A planner by trade, the more compulsive my pre-race checklist was the better I felt.  Happily I’ve relaxed a little bit over the years and I am a little

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June Race Report: Meredith Miller (Part Two)

by Meredith Miller

Last stop on the June calendar was the US National Championships in Augusta, GA. When we walked out of the airport at 9pm on Monday night and it was still 90+ degrees, we knew we were in for a HOT, almost cruel, week of racing. Luckily before the racing got

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