Rider Resources

Adjusting your training with the seasons

For just about every state in the country (sorry Arizona), daylight savings just went into effect recently. It’s officially that time of year where the days are quite short, the weather is brisk, on the decline and just about everyone is feeling a time crunch with the holidays fast approaching. What should training look like…

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20 Minute Adaptation Workout to Get You Primed for Winter Strength Training

Can’t walk after day one of your strength training block. Having a hard time getting down to the toilet after too many squats in the gym? Complete this 20 minute adaptation workout to reduce soreness and get your body ready for the hard work in the gym. It’s easy for endurance athletes to overdo it…

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Shadd Smith, Multi-Discipline Master

From long-time SE athlete Shadd Smith: Learn more.

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Trey Harrison sets new course record at Cannonball 550

I thought I’d give a synopsis on the fun I ride completed a few weeks ago. I decided to partake in the 5th edition of the Cannonball 550 bikepacking race, which is a big old 550 mile loop that starts/finishes in Emporia, KS. The self-supported route traversed portions of the Flint Hills, the edge of…

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BWR Kansas: An Insider’s Guide to Lawrence

Make the most of Lawrence, KS You registered for BWR KS and if you’re like many people, you’ve probably never been to Lawrence unless it was on your way to Emporia for Unbound Gravel.  Your first thought is probably something like, “how could this college town (University of Kansas) possibly meet the needs of a…

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Power Analysis – Whitney Allison’s BWR Cedar City Win

Whitney Allison had a breakthrough ride at Belgian Waffle Ride Cedar City winning the climbing jersey, the sprint jersey and the women’s overall race. Here’s a power analysis of her race winning file. Setting the stage This edition of BWR Cedar City had a 10 minute separation between the men’s Waffle wave and the women’s…

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Smoke & Training

smoke and training

Welcome to the tail end of the summer, or as we’ve come to know it as here in Seattle “Fire Season”. As I sit down to write this, I’ve just finished reading a message from our local velodrome alerting the community that Friday night racing will be cancelled if the Air Quality Index in the…

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BWR Survival Camp: Utah offers pro-style lead-in

The Belgian Waffle Ride Survival Camp p/b Source Endurance in Utah is a fully-supported, pro-style lead-in to event day. The camp runs September 21-26th with the final day of camp being the BWR Utah Race day. How does this work? A common strategy for professional teams is to take a few days leading into a…

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Shadd Smith wins his age group at Unbound 100

From Shadd: I’ll start off by saying I really, really, really, like riding bikes but more than that I would say that racing them is even better. I am racing for the Steve Tilford Foundation Racing Team in honor of my teammate and world class bike racer, Steve Tilford. I realized from the start list…

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Sean McElroy Storms Back from the Brink

In mid-March Sean McElroy went to the doctor complaining of stomach pain.  After being told that he had gas and that he should go home Sean thought that everything would return to normal in a couple hours. Little did he know what the next few days would bring. The pain would continue to build in the lower part of his stomach and…

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