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Archive for June 2017

Rider Highlight: Melody White

Melody White is often found cheerily pushing watts at the training center at 5am, balancing her career  as a self-proclaimed Certified Professional Water Girl & Poopologist (i.e. drinking water and wastewater specialist) with her love of triathlon, running, and all things active. Her personality is infectious and we’re happy to provide tools to help her reach…

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Athlete Key Workout: Nick Torraca of Elevate- KHS Pro Cycling

Nick Torraca has been on the go and on the road since the week after he finished up classes at the University of Texas at Austin.  In order, he’s seen action at: Superior  Morgul Classic in Colorado, Memorial Day criteriums in Dallas, TX, Oklahoma City Pro AM Classic, Tulsa Tough, North Star Grand Prix and…

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SE Coach Zack Allison's 5 Take-Aways from BWR & DK200

This year was SE Coach Zack Allison’s first time doing the Belgian Waffle Ride and Dirty Kanza 200, much less both in the same year. We asked him to share his top 5 takeaways from his own experience:   Hydration – Yea we know, hydration is key, I’m not one to make vague articles. Know…

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SE Coach Zack Allison shares his first BWR & DK200 experience

SE coach Zack Allison recently competed in his first Belgian Waffle Ride and Dirty Kanza 200. He primarily races criteriums with Clif Bar Racing so competing in both these events in the middle of his season required some focused and tailored training. At DK200 he rode with the support of Niner Bikes, which called his…

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Athlete Key Workout: Homayoon Farsi’s TT practice.

Here’s a quick time trial bike workout SE athlete Homayoon Farsi completed several times in his preparation for the Arizona State TT Championships. Homayoon can be found on podiums across the state, and is a staple in the Arizona master’s racing community. Everyone wants to be a better time trialist, but many riders leave out…

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Athlete Key Workout: Team Grip-N-Rip

The end of the month marks a pretty big race in the local Kansas City scene, with the Tour of Kansas City. A few of the Grip-N-Rip riders will be focusing on practicing the Time Trial that finishes up a steep hill. Scouting missions never hurt chances of success and this time trial is no…

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Athlete Key Workout: Brady Reed

Brady Reed’s 60-90 minutes, Easy Endurance Ride. With a string of criterium racing weekends coming up, Brady has systematically prepared himself for the repeated high intensity efforts they’ll demand over consecutive days. This preparation started months ago, and we don’t want to let the training load go to waste for later road racing, so Brady…

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Athlete Key Workout: Justin Williams' Recovery Ride

June 5, 2017: Justin Williams of Cylance Pro Cycling  60 minute, Recovery Ride. Recently, Justin has had what I would consider a brutal last few days.  During that time, we put him in a state of  systematic overreaching in order to push his fitness into a solid mid-season form.  The benefits of this training block should…

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2017 Sweat Rate and Fluid Intake at Dirty Kanza 200

Tomorrow is THE DAY!  The day where Graveleurs will inundate the sleepy cow town of Emporia Kansas to test their mettle against the flint rock and weather elements of central Kansas.  We’ve heard many a strategy when it comes to rider support but one thing we’re going to address is how much fluids a rider…

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