UCI World Cup, Rounds 1 & 2

by Maureen Bruno Roy

Last week we set off to the Czech Republic for the first two World Cup races of the season. I was looking forward to the challenging race courses and the chance to compete against the toughest competition in the world. In addition to our stays at the race venues, we

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cold ride

Tips for Safe Riding in the Fall and Winter

by Ryan Knapp

Living in the Midwest, a region that undeniably has 4 very distinct seasons, one is presented with the full spectrum of riding conditions. In the past year I’ve worn ice socks down the back of my jersey for training in July and snowplowed down untouched roads in remote areas in

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Brown Rice with Arugula Pesto, Roasted Pumpkin and Tomatoes

by Patricia Dowd

This week’s farm share was jam packed with early fall goodness: pumpkin, arugula, fingerling potatoes, garlic and heirloom tomatoes.

I opened my refrigerator and found pre-cooked rice and garbanzo beans staring me in the face, so I threw this together for lunch.


  • Arugula (1 cup)
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (a
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Druber’s Multi Grain Bread

by Mark Swartzendruber

Every endurance athlete (this includes cyclists) needs healthy, whole gain carbohydrates to provide the fuel needed to practice our sport.  This easy to make bread is great toasting in the morning, eating with dinner or for bringing along with you on long rides in lieu of power bars.  The grains

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At the start in Gloucester. Photo credit: Marybeth Dowd

Racing Back into Cyclocross

by Patricia Dowd

I grew up in a small town on the coast of Massachusetts between Providence, RI and Cape Cod. As a kid I rode bikes with my family and friends and rode my first little red bike until it was too small for me, climbing onto bigger bikes as I grew.

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My Favorite Piece of Gear: Julian Pscheid

by Julian Pscheid

Triathletes are all about their gear. Naturally, I have plenty of pieces of gear that I am borderline obsessed with. There has one piece of gear that really made a difference for me this season though.

Going into my second season of racing 70.3 distance events I was looking for

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Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

by Maureen Bruno Roy

My First post for the Bob’s Red Mill Train with Grain blog is about recipes inspired by my race clothing.  Clean lines, simple design and euro-inspired white are reasons that golden vanilla cupcakes are a classic go-to every time.

This season I worked closely with Portland graphic designer Dan Schechter

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My Favorite Piece of Gear: Mark Swartzendruber

by Mark Swartzendruber

Every cyclist has a favorite piece of gear that they wear or ride or use for the red letter, circled in red sharpie, A+++, “must do well” races.  I’m no different.  When I’m looking for an extra advantage, that little bit of something-something that is going to give me if

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More Recommended Reading for Triathletes

by Doug Carr

When it comes to triathlon, I always seem to have a new book or reading material to converge on. Whether it’s about coaching or training reference, new equipment, technical studies or biographies, the stack remains high. Magazines in the sport are abundant and keep me up to date on the

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