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Athlete Highlight: Blaize tackles RPI

Rebecca’s Private Idaho is a 96 mile gravel race at elevation in the mountains of Idaho.  Source Endurance Athlete Blaize Baehrens showed up to last years event self-coached and finished in a respectable 5 hrs 45 mins. This year training under coach Adam Mills, this race came up as a long training weekend leading into…

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Rider Development: From a Cat 2 to U23 National Champion

I was introduced to Alex Hoehn and his family by a mutual friend and Source Endurance alumnus, Phil Groninger. Phil had always said, “This kid is crazy good.  Watch him and you’ll see he has the right stuff.” Apparently, Phil made a similar pitch to Alex and his family about the work we do as…

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Rider Highlight: Sylvia Maas tackles Haleakala

Sylvia Maas never shies away from a challenge. She recently took on the infamous Haleakala climb on Maui. The road to the top of Haleakala on Maui is the longest continual climb in the world. Sea level to 10,000 feet in 36 miles. Sylvia and her coach, Adam Mills, have been working on power to tackle this long…

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Rider Highlight: Whitney Allison finishes 7th at US Pro Nationals Time Trial

Whitney Allison of Hagens Berman Supermint Women’s Professional Team recently competed at the US Pro Nationals Time Trial in Knoxville, TN, where she sat in the hot seat all day, ultimately finishing 7th. Photos courtesy of SnowyMountain Photography. How’d the race go down for you? The course was new this year- I had a good idea…

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Rider Highlight: Casey Cohenmeyer tackles the Italian Sausage Ride

SE Athlete Casey Cohenmeyer recently tackled the Italian Sausage Ride. While not an official event or race it is a gathering of riders possessing questionable judgement: 127 miles, 12k feet, 62 miles off road.    Here’s Casey’s Recap of the epic self-supported day: So what are you doing this weekend? ISR…. it’s kinda like Belgian…

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Rider Highlight: Meet Robert Ellis Gravel Guru and Enthusiast

SE:  Want I to talk to you about gravel cycling in the Midwest,  and about the Trans Iowa. RE: Cool. SE:  Tell me about your cycling routine and your training during the year. RE:  I do base miles in the winter on gravel and on the road.  And I try to work on some endurance…

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Rider Highlight: Andrew Ennis hits 40k TT goal

Written by SE athlete Andrew Ennis A century ride, ride tour de France climb, win a road race…as cyclists we all have a bucket list of things we would love to do or achieve. One of the most popular and on my bucket list, was to do a sub 1hr 25mi (40k) time trail. At…

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Rider Highlight: Skyler Mackey takes 6th at Collegiate Nationals in the Crit

Skylar Mackey recently finished a respectable 6th at Collegiate Varsity Men Criterium Nationals in Grand Junction, Colorado. The course was super tight and technical with very few places to move up. The changing surface from asphalt to concrete and to brick made for interesting corners throughout the track. How the race went down: During the…

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Rider Highlight: Blaize Baehrens comes from injury to Top 10 at BWR

Blaize Baehrens had lofty goals after an unexpected crash at Rock Cobbler leaving him with broken ribs and a collapsed lung…plus a series of winter colds leaving him off the bike for over a month. Nevertheless, he continued to move towards his goals, slowly and meticulously with the help of his coach Adam Mills. He…

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Rider Highlight: Dean Parker takes the win at Bazaar Road Race

Dean Parker recently won the Bazaar Road Race in the infamous Flint Hills in Kansas, taking the sprint by three bike lengths! The Bazaar Kansas race is a out and back course, mainly North/South. That turn around point is really important because it is generally a tailwind back to the start. Here’s how the race went…

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Rider Highlight: Jerry Bueno smashes the Land Run 100 Double

SE athlete Jerry Bueno not only finished Land Run 100, but also the Land Run 50K Ultra Marathon the day before, for the Land Run 100 Double. Brief event/course description:  50K run (Friday) followed by 100 mile gravel (Saturday) How’d the race go down for you? Stillwater, Oklahoma is a lot hillier than I anticipated!…

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Rider Highlight: Skyler Mackey takes 2nd at Cyntergy Hurtland UCI Cyclocross

Skyler Mackey recently took an awesome 2nd at the Cyntergy Hurtland UCI Cylocross race in the Elite Men category. Thanks to photographer James Gann for the generous use of the photos of Skyler.  Brief event/course description:  The course has a good mixture of turns and straight aways. Never a flat spot except towards the end…

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Road to Ironman: Execution, Willpower, and Sacrifice

Recently, Source Endurance athlete Nick Coil completed his first Ironman triathlon. When I first discussed the process with Nick, I knew there would be some big obstacles to overcome. Nick has a young family, a demanding full-time job, and even moved in the 8 months leading up to Ironman Wisconsin. It’s safe to say the…

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Rider Highlight: David Rosen took the win at Cross Crusade Race #4- PIR Heron Lakes, Clydesdale Category

 David Rosen has been hard at work prepping for the cross season. His efforts paid off with a win recently at Cross Crusade Race #4- PIR Heron Lakes, Clydesdale Category. Here’s his story: Brief event/course description: Cyclocross Race/ 1.9 mile Cyclocross course. Mostly flat with 3 long straightaways. Muddy race conditions kept things slippery especially in…

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Rider Highlight: Paul Bonds takes the win at Day 1 of Jingle Cross

Paul Bonds rode to win on Day 1 at Jingle Cross and finished 3rd on Day 2 in the Master’s 45+. An impressive weekend! Event & Category:  45+ this weekend Brief event/course description: Friday not as technical as Saturday. Saturday, essentially the WC race. How’d the race go down for you? Great. Took the lead…

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Rider Highlight: Alex Edwards takes home 3rd in the Omnium at Jingle CX

Alex Edwards raced fantastically at Jingle Cross in the Cat 3s, finishing 3rd in the omnium. He shared his experience: Brief event/course description:  Very challenging, technical course, with a solid mix of climbing, running, and sand sections. How’d the race go down for you?  I was able to take advantage of front row start spots…

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Rider Highlight: Dean Parker takes the Kansas State Criterium, Masters 65+

Dean Parker recently took the win at the Kansas State Crit Championships in the Masters 65+, and top 10 including the Master’s 50+! Note: the photo is from the Tour of Kansas City, where he also landed himself a top spot!  Event & Category: Kansas State Crit, Masters 65 Brief event/course description: The course was…

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Cory Williams: Manhattan Beach Victory Recap

As Elevate- KHS Pro Cycling comes off of a great couple of weeks at the Tour of Utah and the Colorado Classic, we wanted to take a few minutes and review the winning performance of Cory Williams at the 2017 SoCal season finale, the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix (MBGP).  Cory was able to take the…

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Rider Highlight: Shadd Smith takes the Kansas State Crit Title

Shadd Smith has been crushing this season, as usual. He recently took the win at the Kansas State Crit Championships in the Cat 1 race!   How’d the race go down for you?  Break away formed early, reduced the breakaway to two riders one being my teammate. We lapped the field. Which coach do you work…

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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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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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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 Highlight: Casey Cohenmeyer takes the BWR Hardwoman Award

SE athlete Casey Cohenmeyer completed the 2017 Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride despite suffering a separated shoulder just over a month before. This 132 mile (41 miles of dirt), 12k feet of climbing race is already a beast on it’s own. Casey showed a lot of grit and determination to stay focused on the prize and…

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Case Study: A day in the life of a Sprint Specialist

Photo Credit above: DMunson Photo When a sprinter stands on the top podium step we all see the same thing: arms up in the air and that smile, rehearsed to show sincerity while trying to hide that extreme confidence bordering on a cockiness that could be unappealing to the fans and media.  But behind the…

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Meet SETCR Ambassador Matt Britton

At the Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies, we’ve been working with Matt Britton, triathlete for Team Wattie Ink for over a year now. He’s been a fantastic ambassador for not only the training center, but also a great advocate for triathletes.  What is your primary discipline and category and how long have you…

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Meet SE Sponsored Team: Rio Grande Elite Cycling Team

Team name: Rio Grande Elite Cycling Team (formally Scout Cycling Team). Road Category 1 / 2. How long has the team been around?  This will be Rio Grande Elite Cycling Team’s 3rd season racing in the 1 / 2 field. What is your relationship with SE and SETCR? With Zack Allison as our team coach, he…

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Meet SE Ambassador Philip Tinstman

Phil Tinstman cycling

Philip Tinstman races just about everything: road, cyclocross, and MTB XC. We asked this long-time racer and SE Ambassador a few questions about cycling and this upcoming year:  How long have you been racing?  Began Racing road bikes at age 17 after transitioning from the MTB and BMX side of cycling. Had a long term…

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Meet SE Ambassador Chris DeMarchi

Chris DeMarchi Ironman Augusta

Chris DeMarchi is a successful Pro/1  road racer for Monster Media Racing. He is also a successful triathlete! We talked to him a bit about racing and cycling in general. How long have you raced in that discipline? Racing/riding in general? Been racing 25 years.  Seems like all my life  What do you like the…

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Meet SE Ambassador Cory Lockwood

Cory Lockwood races professionally for Continental Pro team Elevate KHS Pro Cycling Team. We talked to him about all things bikes and his upcoming year. How long have you been racing road? I have raced road for 3 years, but I have been riding bicycles and motorcycles my whole life. What do you like the most…

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SE Athlete Podiums Across the Country!

It was a big kick-off weekend in many areas around the country and SE athletes cashed in on podiums, a just reward after a winter of hard work. Valley of the Sun collected the most results for SE athletes over the weekend. SE sponsored program Elevate KHS Pro Cycling Team worked hard together and were continually…

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Coach Adam Mills A Year in Reflection

We talked with coach and Source Endurance owner about his reflections on 2016 as both a coach and an athlete and what he’s looking forward to in 2017.  What did cycling mean for you in 2016? I think I was lucky as I moved away from the elite racer side of cycling to more of…

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Rio Grande Elite Cycling: Source Endurance Training Center Team Highlight

Rio Grande Elite Cycling Team, formerly Scout cycling is Fort Collins’ Elite team. These guys are the real deal. With pro-level training and big goals, this group of riders is on the up and up in national level cycling. Rio Grande Elite is a shining example of hard work paying off paired with good leadership…

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Jorge R. Martinez podiums at the 787 Racing 3-Hour MTB Race in Texas

SE athlete Jorge R. Martinez recently podiumed at the 787 Racing 3rd Annual 3&6 Hour MTB Race out in Reamer’s Ranch in Dripping Springs, TX, where he competed in the Master’s 40+ 3-hour race. We asked him about his success there:   What was the course like?  95% Single track, technical, rocky and flowy with…

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Coaches Corner: Justin Williams wins the SoCal Season Opener

  Happy New Year!   With 2017 officially in process, it’s only natural that the first criterium of the year should be in Southern California, in January.  Source Endurance Ambassador, Justin Williams, came away the winner in spectacular fashion with a field sprint finish.  But what does it take to win a field sprint in…

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Athlete Highlight: Skyler Mackey

Name: Skyler Mackey Event & Category: Cyntergy Hurtland UCI C2 Brief event/course description: The course was technical with lots of short and steep ups and downs.  There were also multiple creek crossings and a very technical off camber section. How’d the race go down for you?  For me the race was a constant battle with attacks being…

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Rider Highlight: Robert Ellis finds success at Gravel Worlds

Name: Robert Ellis Event and Category: Gravel Worlds Masters 50+ Course: 146 Mi hilly 7000 ft + Coach: Adam Mills Event Day: Things that worked: Eating every 45 min. Riding in groups for drafting. Not spending very long at rest stops. 3 water bottles sufficed. This is the first distance gravel ride I have done…

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Rider Highlight: Lucas Borkowski

Name: Lucas Borkowski Event & Category: Jingle Cross, Men’s Cat 3, 35+ Brief event/course description: The Jingle Cross course is one of my favorite CX courses. It’s more of a techy course that forces you off the bike several times. It’s a true ‘cross course in my book!  For course features there is the steep…

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Case Study: Matt Kotarbinski, Scout Cycling Team

Matt Kotarbinski is a Cat 2 from Boulder on SE ambassador program Scout Cycling Team. He has a true sprinter phenotype. Coached by Zack Allison, they put in a lot of work this year to improve upon his talents and minimize his weaknesses. Below is a recap of his improvements between 2015 and 2016 and…

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Jan Roubal wins Bell's Beer Copper Trails Festival

In considering all of the factors that decide the outcome of the race, there are some major contributors such as overall fitness, experience, etc. However, often times it’s the little things that mean the difference between 1st and 2nd. In a hard fought battle at the Bell’s Beer Copper Trails Festival last week, Jan Roubal…

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Rider Highlight: Mat Gilhousen gets first buckle at Leadville

Name: Mat Gilhousen, Tradewind Energy Cycling Team Event & Category: Leadville 100, Open-Geared Bike Brief event/course description: The Leadville 100 mountain bike race is arguably the top endurance mountain bike event in the country with nearly 1,400 entrants ranging from those who simply want to finish to top professionals. The course starts in Leadville at…

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Athlete Highlight: Christian Helmig, Luxembourg National Champion

Christian Helmig has done it all. He holds Luxembourg National Titles in a range of disciplines- Cyclocross, XC MTB, MTB Marathon, Elite Road, and Elite Time Trial. How does an athlete come to find success in such a range of disciplines? It’s definitely not easy and takes a lot of careful planning, a lot of…

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Rider Highlight: Eric Marcotte, Jamis Pro Cycling

Eric Marcotte is a household name for anyone who follows the American road racing scene, with two national titles to his name in both the US Pro Road Race and Criterium. Marcotte also owns a chiropractic office and balances working and running that business with racing professionally for Jamis Pro Cycling. We interviewed him recently…

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Heath Blackgrove, Elevate Pro Cycling

We had to share this great interview by Thomas Miller at Bicycle World with Heath Blackgrove who is a director for Elevate Pro Cycling, one of our sponsored teams. The article and photos are re-published with permission.  It’s 10am on Tuesday morning and I’m at Café Medici in Austin, waiting to meet up with the…

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Rider Highlight: Owen Hatcher wins Wheels of Thunder

Owen Hatcher has had a turbulent season. After breaking his hip at an early season race, he’s coming back with a vengeance and is well on his way to cat up to a cat 1 by season’s end. Fun facts about Owen: he’s a vegan athlete and a pilot instructor! Name: Owen Hatcher Event &…

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Ambassador Highlight: Scout Cycling Team

Source Endurance is a proud sponsor of Scout Cycling Team in Fort Collins, Colorado. Scout Cycling Team is Fort Collins’ top elite team and is comprised of aspiring professional racers competing across Colorado and many out-of-state races like Joe Martin Stage Race and Cascade Cycling Classic. How Scout Cycling Team Got Started Scout Cycling Team…

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Rider Highlight: Connor Brown takes 6th at U23 Nationals TT

Name: Connor Brown, Elevate Pro Cycling Team Event & Category: U23 National Championships Brief event/course description: Time Trial and Road Race events. The National TT course was rolling terrain, which is good stuff for a Midwest kid like me to be able to go out and do well on. Living in Missouri there are not…

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Rider Highlight: Brad Loyd wins Niwot Circuit Race

Brad Loyd began racing last year as a category 5 and has found great success, most recently winning the Niwot Circuit Race in Colorado! He’s been working with coach Zack Allison since the beginning of the year and is preparing to cat up to a cat 2. Name: Brad Loyd Event & Category: Niwot Circuit Race,…

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Athlete Highlight: Joseph Schmalz of Elevate Pro Cycling

Joseph Schmalz racing

Recently, we sat down and chatted with long-time Source Endurance athlete Joe Schmalz of Elevate Pro Cycling Team. Joe has a long background in cycling and has found great successes this season at the Pro Road Tour. He is also a great athlete to work with and an all around great guy. Tell us about…

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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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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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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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Rider Highlight: Casey Cohenmeyer

Casey recently completed her first Belgian Waffle Ride after volunteering last year. She’s been riding bikes for about a year and a half now. She not only finished the BWR, but finished 24th out of 40 female starters and 407 out of 548 overall starters for men and women with a time of 11:35:55. Way…

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Athlete Highlight – Clint Waara

Clint Waara – Fort Collins, Colorado.                 Source Endurance Athlete since 11/2014 Stats: Road Rider – Goals – Raise threshold power, work on weaknesses, lose weight. Rider Type- power rider, longer efforts, time trial strength. 20 minute power July 2015 – 300 watts normalized (NP) 20 minute power December…

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Zach McDonald Wins MFG Cyclocross Season Finale

Congratulations to Source Endurance athlete Zach McDonald on his win at the final race of the MFG Cyclocross Series in Seattle, WA! A race-long battle with former World and National Champion Russell Stevenson ultimately ended in victory for Zach after a slight bobble by Stevenson on a technical remount opened the door for ZmD on…

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Athlete Highlight – Nate Prewitt

Nate Prewitt and I have been working together since the beginning. The very beginning, even before gaining a degree in Exercise Science I helped Nate get some training plans down on paper. Like from the movie Ninja Turtles when Master Splinter and Michelangelo drank the toxic waste and grew into lean, mean, fighting machines, Nate…

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