ALP Cycles Tour of Colorado – Big Mountain Passes

Inaugural ALP Cycles Tour of Colorado - Big Mountain Passes. by Patricia Schwager, ALP Cycles Coaching Our first tour of Colorado was limited to 3 days of riding big mountain passes through beautiful scenery. The staff included coaches Alison and Paddy plus van driver Kristen. We traveled together to the tour start in Carbondale. We stopped on the way for some big Costco shopping. The van got loaded with lots of ride snacks and food.…

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How to Recover After Hitting The Deck

"It's important to clean out the wound(s) as best as possible to avoid any infections." by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching (AP and Olivia Dillion pictured above, show off their road rash post LT 100). The broken skin can be patched up and covered, but the next day, the bruised bumpy and battered body will feel like it's been hit by a truck. Here are some recovery tips by ALP Coach Alison Powers (who has…

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How to Deal With The Heat

Two words: Ice Socks. by Jennifer Sharp, ALP Cycles Coaching It's summer in the Northern Hemisphere and temperatures are hotting up. While each person responds differently to heat (some drive, others wilt) there are a few things you can do to beat the heat and ensure you have a good performance. When should I ride? Keep in mind the time of day it's the hottest. In Colorado, that means from 11am - 6pm is HOT.…

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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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