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Archive for July 2017

Your Recipe for Success for Cyclocross Season

Let’s get right to the point. Cyclocross racing is just around the corner. If you haven’t started training specifically for cyclocross yet, you’re either late to the game or peaking for a late season race. Nonetheless, with the upcoming cyclocross season rapidly approaching, you’ll want to make sure your focus is where it needs to…

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Rider Highlight: Matt Gilhousen qualifies for Leadville!

Matt Gilhousen recently competed in the Lutsen 99er, Men’s 40-49 geared category which had pretty intense conditions this year. He dug through and finished great, qualifying for Leadville in a couple of weeks!  Brief event/course description: Lutsen is one of the Leadville qualifiers located in extreme northern Minnesota overlooking Lake Superior. The 99 mile course…

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Athlete Highlight: Peter Seng qualifies for Leadville MTB

Pete Seng recently competed in the Lutsen 99er, Men’s 50-59. His result qualified him for Leadville, a long-time goal of his. Congrats Pete! Good luck at Leadville in a couple weeks!  Brief event/course description: Along the north shore of Lake Superior, in the Minnesota north woods. The race is 99 miles, about 7,000 feet of…

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Cyclocross: What you should be doing in July to prepare

With our last “what you should be doing to prepare for a successful CX season” teaser, we discussed getting back on the cyclocross bike.  That usually means cleaning it, replacing some worn parts or just buying a new one. Now it’s July.  Now it’s the meat of the pre-season.  Base season is in full swing…

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Rider Highlight: Sonja Johnson smashes DK200 goal by nearly two hours

 Sonja Johnson recently competed at the Dirty Kanza 200,  the famous 206.7 mile Gravel Race across the Flint Hills of Kansas finishing in the top 10 overall for women and beating her personal goal time by nearly TWO HOURS. And all on about 12 hours of training per week. She kindly shared her prep and race…

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Athlete Key Workout: Patrick Bos

Patrick Bos wins crits. How a rider wins crits is key in what workouts to give them. We have to work out our weaknesses but at the end of the day we win with our strengths. Patrick is a versatile rider but lately we have been seeing success in working his strengths, a hard effort…

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