We summarize the finale of the 2019 Tour de France, along with a discussion of some unusual gear and bikes that were spotted at the Tour. We also dive into how the so-called ‘busiest bike lane in America’ was once considered a bad idea, how one group in congress is proposing federal funding for bike transit, and finish up with an emphasis on the need for mental health care for professional athletes.
In getting a front row view to the ways in which bad drivers drive, I made a conscious effort to be a better driver, and to be more alert and aware while behind the wheel. It is not possible to be a perfect driver, and in certain situations, it may seem that breaking traffic laws/norms is worth the trouble.
The Cyclist Training Bible continues the exploration of the systematic approach to training. Since the 4th edition was published, much of the methodology and approach to training has changed.
Castelli introduces their most versatile range of jerseys and bib shorts for their 2018 Summer collection. With many of these products influenced and proven by Team Sky, these summer offerings have the performance to back up the good looks.
The Amgen Tour of California returns to the golden state for a week of World Tour racing, an exciting event for cyclists in Southern California and beyond. The stage race features both a men and women’s competition that finishes in the capital, Sacramento. Spectating the Amgen Tour of California is a great opportunity to see some of the World’s greatest athletes battle it out on the roads of our gorgeous state.
Ever wonder why the pros are so fast? They pedal differently than you and me. World Tour professionals start applying power to their pedal stroke much earlier than the rest of us, and they also ‘power off’ much later than the rest of us do too.
In anticipation for his new book, “Your Century Ride: A Training Plan for Achieving a Road Cycling Goal” Lindsey has provided us an excerpt from his chapter entitled, Top Mistakes Made When Planning Your First Century. We recommend this book for the shelf of any cyclist who is considering this benchmark of cycling accomplishment or looking to improve their experience on their next distance adventure.
As usual, we start the show with announcements, news, and events. Topics include climate change, updates to the 2017 WorldTour, and Palos Verdes cyclists advocating for BMUFL signs to save lives.
At the heart of Coeur Sports is the drive to make functional and flexible women’s apparel for the best athletic performance and most comfortable ride/run/swim possible. With cool innovations like a bib side zipper and a sports bra with hidden pockets, female triathletes and cyclists are obsessed with the brand.
We start the show with announcements, news, and events – plus special guest Phil Gaimon. Topics for this episode include: the end of the 2016 road cycling season, possible effects of the WADA hacks, the MPCC, and the WorldTour. Phil Gaimon joins us for a phone call to talk about preparing for his inaugural gran fondo, the Malibu Gran Cookie Dough, how it feels to be back on the bike after a months break, and his thoughts on the future of cycling.