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First 50 miles – done.

July 17, 2009

I just finished riding the first and last 25 miles of the Leadville 100 course, including the St. Kevins climb, Sugarloaf Pass and the Powerline descent and climb. Sure, it was really hard, but not impossible. And I managed it in a reasonable time with some long stops and without pushing as hard as I […]

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How slow can you go?

June 27, 2009

I just got passed by a guy wearing shorts and a t-shirt riding a steel bike with sandals. Doh. I’m climbing Torrey Pines, one of my favorite hills in all of San Diego. Looking at my Garmin, I see I’m generating 272 watts – time to slow down again. I push my smallest gear over […]

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That Extra Little Bit

April 29, 2009

How much do you have to give? I’ve often wondered exactly where my personal boundaries are, now I know. Here’s how you can find out too: Author’s note: I’m no doctor or sports trainer, but I have a distinct feeling it’s possible to kill yourself doing this so please be careful. Step 1 – Choose […]

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The Coached Athlete

April 8, 2009

I have been working with Coach Colin from CTS for a month now and I’m starting to understand why this was such a great idea. How it works Working with Coach Colin is super easy. He publishes my workout schedule for the next 2-3 weeks online. My job is to perform each workout to spec […]

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I needed help, desperately.

March 12, 2009

You see, I signed up for this crazy 100-mile mountain bike race held in Colorado called the “Leadville 100”. Well, this insane race actually starts at 10,200 feet above the ocean and goes uphill from there. I can smell the ocean from my house. No, I don’t really live at 123 Main Street. Both Lance […]

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