Rider Resources

Why Gravel?

At the tender age of 15, I ran my first and last marathon. Mostly on a dare, but also because I was a runner at the time, I lined up for the 1984 Macy’s Marathon in Kansas City and at the conclusion of the race (which took longer than I care to admit) I swore…

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BWR: Equipment Choices

Now that we’ve read about the Belgian Waffle Ride and what physiological challenges to expect, let’s talk about the equipment challenges of such an event. Unless you’re coming from a mountain bike background, the discussion of equipment challenges is a bit of a foreign topic. One of the biggest equipment considerations for a road racer…

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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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The Greatest Monument of Cycling in the US

Hello, my name is Michael Marckx and I love waffles and all things Belgian. I also love riding my bike a long way and drinking Belgian ales directly after. I’m Flemish; we’re just odd that way.   Being Flemish and growing up with an affinity for the culinary delights and ethnic characteristics of the Belgians,…

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The SE Training Center 12 week build session

In Fort Collins, Colorado, there lies a training center. In this training center known as Source Endurance, we offer a refuge from the elements. Winter riding is a struggle in most states so we strive to bring you the best scenario to riding inside possible. A group training environment, smart trainers, power numbers, the ability…

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BWR Survival Camp, What to Expect

The Belgian Waffle Ride is a classic adventure that challenges the young, old, strong and stronger in ways many veteran bike riders can’t begin to comprehend. We had a couple clients at the 2015 edition and based on their data, we expect the following output from the day.   7-9 hours of pedaling covering 140…

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Tis the Season, for Gravel. What does it take?

Tis’  the season, for gravel. But what does it take? The recent surge in popularity of gravel events over the past few years has my mind reeling. People are coming out of the woodwork ready to slay their own bodies over thousands of miles of gravel, in the dark, in the cold, and even when…

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Training Center of the Rockies December News Letter

Hey Northern Colorado, November was a big month for us! We saw many new faces and had our first snow. Here’s the highlights Some big classes with the time change, snow, and icy temperatures. We had a weight lifting for cyclists seminar. With presentation by our own Zack Allison covering relevant studies and form for…

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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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Microbursts, Explained.

  Microbursts. Either you love them or you hate them. They help you reach a new level of physical fitness or they submarine your efforts and set you back a few days.  But any way you look at this workout, it is very difficult to execute and equally difficult to prescribe because of its complexity.…

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