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Archive for May 2016

5 Nutrition Myths for Long Gravel Grinders

As we quickly approach the weekend of Dirty Kanza 200, along with many other long distance gravel events, it’s important to think about nutrition in addition to the riding component of your preparation to avoid the undesirable “bonk” and miserable crawl home. Cycling traditions include big pasta dinners the night before and eating when you…

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What Science Says about Nutrition for Long Distance Gravel Events

As we rapidly approach the big weekend of the Dirty Kanza 200, amidst an array of other long distance gravel events, there are a few important components to putting together a successful ride. Arguably the two most important factors that a person has the ability to change and control is the training component and then…

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Rider Highlight: Brian Darby wins team time trial championships

Name: Brian Darby Event & Category: Victorian Club Teams Team Time Trial  Championship (Australia). Masters. Brief event/course description: A rolling 37.6 km course with 232m of climbing. How’d the race/event go down for you? It was a very windy day (30 km/hr with 45km/hr gusts) and it would be a crosswind for much of the race. Our team was a…

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Intervals for Criterium Racing

With the season ramping up in SoCal and beyond, it’s time that many bike racers want to improve their crit racing fitness and make the most of workouts in the coming heat. The best way to improve your criterium skills is to mimic the demands of the racing itself. Crits are fun, FAST, and short.…

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Rider Highlight: Jed Schneider's Top 20 at the Belgian Waffle Ride

Jed recently had a great result at the Belgian Waffle Ride and a big personal accomplishment of finish the Tour of the Gila in the Men’s 1,2 field in Silver City, New Mexico. He’s kindly offered up some advice on time-management with a career and training as well as how to choose a bike for…

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Creating, Establishing and Committing to a Breakaway

Eric Marcotte wins out of a breakaway. Photo Credit: Casey Gibson Welcome to the mid-season for road racing, 2016. All around the country, Source Endurance athletes have been taking chances and getting up the road only to have the breakaway attempt fail for a multitude of reasons. I thought I’d take a couple minutes and send out…

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Rider Highlight: Trey Harrison wins the VeloTek Grand Prix Stage Race

Source Endurance Master’s athlete Trey Harrison recently competed in and won the Master’s 40+ category at the VeloTek Grand Prix Stage Race. Great work to Trey and his team. Best wishes for the Dirty Kanza! Name: Trey Harrison Event & Category: VeloTek Grand Prix Stage Race Master’s 40+ Brief event/course description: 3-stage stage race. 0.7 mile uphill time trial…

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Rider Highlight: Ali Hamze takes his first omnium & criterium win!

Congrats Ali on your first omnium and criterium win! Ali has been working hard with Coach Mitchell Sides and had a very successful collegiate road racing weekend at SCCCC Conference Championships! Photo cred: Carter Baker. Name: Ali Hamze Event & Category: SCCCC Conference Championships – Men’s B (category 3/4) Omnium consisting of a road race…

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Case Study: Using Intervals to Correct Deficiencies

The idea of “threshold power” or any one of its analogous titles has been seen as an end-all, be-all by too many athletes, coaches, and competitors in endurance based sports, particularly cycling. However, at the elite level, many of these general fitness and performance markers fall to the wayside, and for good reason. When examining performance at the…

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Gravel cycling tips for women from Karen Pritchard

Meet Karen Pritchard. She’s a member of Source Endurance sponsored gravel team Panaracer/Stan’s NoTubes p/b Bicycle X-Change, with some fantastic results such as Dirty Kanza 200- 2015: 2nd place finish in age group and 7th overall female Land Run 100- 2015/2016- 1st in age group and 2nd overall female Karen loves gravel and was so…

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