Category Archives: Race Strategy

Cyclocross Power Analysis

Now that I’ve got a few races under my belt with power data, I wanted to take some time to go over what I’ve learned and how useful I think it is.  Some of the analysis is for power data … Continue reading

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Cyclocross – Mud Tips

Yesterday I raced my first cyclocross race of the season.  The field was pretty good sized for a weeknight race in the mud, with some tough competition from Tim Allen.  We fought it out for the first two laps of … Continue reading

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John Stenner Memorial Colorado State Time Trial 2012

This race has been my number one goal this season.  After finishing fourth last year I was hoping to improve my time and my placing.  In 2011 I finished the 40k (very close to 25 miles) in 52:14 at 28.5 … Continue reading

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Warm Up Routine for Cycling

I’ve never been big on warm-ups.  One simple reason is that I always arrive late to races and run short on time, but I haven’t found much benefit from long warmups when I do get the opportunity.  Below are some … Continue reading

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Conservative Road Racing Strategy

After a few of my recent mediocre race results, I was reminded of the benefits of using a conservative strategy for road racing.  Looking at the results of the Morgul Bismark Road Race, it was apparent that almost all the … Continue reading

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Superior Morgul Time Trial Preview

I’ve gotten a few questions about the Morgul TT coming up this Friday and since I was just out to preview the course myself, I’ll post my thoughts here.  But first I want to talk about what I’m really excited … Continue reading

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Time Trial Positions

The most important factor in time trialing is aerodynamics.  At 30 mph, about 90% of a racer’s effort is used to overcome wind resistance!  The rider’s body makes the majority of this, at about 70% of the overall drag.  Ergo, … Continue reading

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