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Alison Powers - Triple National ChampionNow retired from racing, Alison Powers is the only person, in history, to win all three road discipline National Championships in one year (Road, Criterium and Time Trial - 2014). These go along with two previous national championships (Time Trial 2008, Team Pursuit 2008), 2 National Racing Calendar titles, and a 2nd place at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race (2013, 7:26hrs). Today she coaches road, cyclocross, and mountain bike skills clinics, and high performance race preparation and tactics. Learn more at alpcyclescoaching.com

Gravel Tires - A Need for Speed

Gravel Tires - A Need for Speed

by Alison Powers

A few weeks ago my friend quarantine teammate, ALP athlete, and ALP designer Daphne, and I did a fun and interesting test. We did this test because the past few times we had been riding bikes together, she was dropping me on the downhills; fairly hard and I wasn't just sitting around coasting. 

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SBT GRVL: Final Preparations & Race Recap

SBT GRVL: Final Preparations & Race Recap

by Alison Powers

Since I didn’t post about Friday or Saturday, I’ll start there. Friday was a day off the bike. I packed, I worked, and I got ready to leave early Saturday morning. I do remember rolling and stretching in the evening.

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SBT GRVL: 3 Days Until the Race

SBT GRVL: 3 Days Until the Race

by Alison Powers

Triple national champion Alison Powers prepares for the premier Colorado event SBT GRVL, a 141-mile race with 100 miles on dirt/gravel roads.

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SBT GRVL: MTB Drills with 4 Days to Go

SBT GRVL: MTB Drills with 4 Days to Go

by Alison Powers

Triple national champion Alison Powers prepares for the premier Colorado event SBT GRVL, a 141-mile race with 100 miles on dirt/gravel roads.

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SBT GRVL: Dialing in the Final Details

SBT GRVL: Dialing in the Final Details

by Alison Powers

Triple national champion Alison Powers prepares for the premier Colorado event SBT GRVL, a 141-mile race with 100 miles on dirt/gravel roads.This close to a big event, it isn’t really about the bike or the training anymore. 

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SBT GRVL: A Week to Go

SBT GRVL: A Week to Go

by Alison Powers

Triple national champion Alison Powers prepares for the premier Colorado event SBT GRVL, a 141-mile race with 100 miles on dirt/gravel roads.

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SBT GRVL: Training Ride with the MTB Team

SBT GRVL: Training Ride with the MTB Team

by Alison Powers

Triple national champion Alison Powers prepares for the premier Colorado event SBT GRVL, a 141-mile race with 100 miles on dirt/gravel roads.

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SBT GRVL: 8th Rest Day in 3 Weeks of Training

SBT GRVL: 8th Rest Day in 3 Weeks of Training

by Alison Powers

Since I have started this SBT GRVL blog, I have had 7 recovery days. Today is my 8th. I want this to sink in— in the past almost 3 weeks, I have had 8 days off. 

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