Bike Radar: Changing Kilt Review

"...get one of these Velcro kilts from Pactimo." by Ben Delaney & Josh Patterson / Bike Radar "If you've been riding bikes for a while, you've been there: changing conspicuously between street clothes and riding clothes in a place where you really shouldn't be changing clothes. Instead of awkwardly squirming inside the car, you could just get one of these Velcro kilts from Pactimo. Sure, you could use a towel the same way, but this packs down…

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Ride Diary: Rich’s Pactimo Brand Ambassador Trip

"It's something I'll never forget and I think it gave me just a taste of what it's like to be a cyclist in Colorado." by Rich Lavigne, 2016 Pactimo Brand Ambassador Rich Lavigne, one of our 2016 Brand Ambassadors, won the Grand Prize of an all expense paid trip to Colorado to meet with Pactimo, do some riding and learn from Alison Powers. Below is part of the blog he wrote about his experience. Be sure to…

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How to Stay Motivated for Racing in the Summer Months

"Before training for Goal #2. it's really important to take a mid season break." by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching It's finally summer time. The weather is nice and the days are long. However, for many bike racers, June is a tough month, motivation wise. Early season races have come and gone, goals have either been met or not quite achieved, you pretty much know how your season is going to turn out, and the…

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Minimal Time, Maximum Reward

Two 45-minute interval sessions to fit into your busy life by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching Summer is here. The weather is good, the days are long, and we're itching to ride our bikes. However, summer also means there is a lot of things going on, things to do, places to take people, etc. Because of this busy-ness, the time on our bike can be limited. But limited time does not mean we have to…

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Ann Trombley – The Future of Women’s Cycling

See Ann's story on how she got into cycling and what she is doing now to help women continue in the sport. by Ann Trombley, Coach, Author, National Champion Looking back on my cycling career, my first training rides were to and from the newspaper storage garage and then up and down the streets of Oakland, California with a 10 lb newspaper sack over my shoulders. My second bout of training, without knowing it, was riding my…

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The Art of Being Prepared

Preparing for race day is more than training and recovery. by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching The art of being prepared comes down to one simple thing - no surprises on race day. Preparing for race day is more than training and recovery. Success on race day requires precise preparation. This means the things you can control should be dialed in, ready, and give you confidence to have the best performance possible. "Fail to prepare…

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The Secret to Winning: 7 to 12 Pieces of Arugula

...cluttering that routine with unnecessary rules is a good way to keep chaotic dialogue going in your head. by Jennifer Sharp, ALP Cycles Coaching This past April and May, I had the pleasure of racing the Cherry Creek Time trial series with ALP Cycles Coaching Athlete, Kimberly Hodes. Kimberly (who is very goal driven - she is a master kettle bell world champion!) and I have been working together since January. When she put the…

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Keeping Bike Fit Off the Bike

What to do when riding isn't an option. by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching Good fitness requires consistency. Good bike riding fitness requires consistent bike riding. However, for some of us, it can be tough to find time to fit in 3 bike rides a week. And for others, due to travel, work, family, and other constraints, being able to ride once a week is a good week. So, the question becomes, "how do I…

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