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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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How to Corner in Gravel

SE Coach and FoCo Fondofest promoter Zack Allison spends a lot of time training on Northern Colorado’s gravel roads…while cornering in gravel is instinctual to him, for a lot of folks, it’s something that takes a hot moment to learn if you are unfamiliar. Check out these tips from Zack (originally posted for FoCo Fondo…

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Rider Highlight: Cole Limpach takes the win at East Village Crit in Des Moines, Iowa

Junior athlete Cole Limpach has been crushing this season…he most recently took his first P/1/2 win, complete with post up at East Village Crit in Des Moines, Iowa. “I got in a break with two teammates and one other. After about 5 laps in the break. I attacked and rode solo for about 3 laps until…

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Peaking during crit season with Matt Bosman

There’s a few different ways to build your periodization around crit or general road season. Periodization is key in cycling and coaching. Even if you don’t have power, even if you have major A races scattered through the season, periodization of your training and timing where you will peak is a necessity. In Matt Bosman’s…

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Rider Highlight: Sonja Johnson secures win at Tour de Big Bear Grand Tour – 70 mile Female

Sonja not only took the win at Tour de Big Bear, but she essentially took it from the gun- crusher! Here’s her story: On August 4th I competed in the 70 mile distance of the annual Tour de Big Bear in Big Bear Lake, CA. Right from the gun, I took an early lead and…

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Athlete Development: Connor Brown's Journey from Elite Athlete to Pro

 When I first rode with Connor, he was a guest rider on our then Think Finance Cycling Team in 2014. Over the next couple of years, the team would become Elevate- KHS Pro Cycling Team, and I would move out of full time racing and into the role of a coach/ mentor.  In that time,…

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Rider Highlight: Yurik Norton summits Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri, Everest Base Camp, and Cho La Pass

Yurik summitting trekking trip

Yurik Norton recently summitted some of the worlds most famous peaks on a 105 mile round trip trek. He summitted Kala Patthar (18,514′), Gokyo Ri (17,575′), Everest Base Camp (17,598′), and Cho La Pass (17,782′). Total elevation gain was 21,000′, total distance hiked was 105 miles, total trip length was 2.5 weeks. Yurik worked with SE…

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Blaize Baehrens Tips for SPNDX Stampede Big Bear Edition

Tips for SPNDX Stampede Big Bear Edition Cycling Event

SE athlete Blaize Baehrens shares his insider knowledge on the upcoming SPNDX Stampede Big Bear Edition: If you haven’t seen it yet, Hornbeck has been dropping some knowledge to get you prepped for the upcoming SPNDX Stampede Big Bear Edition on the SPNDX Stampede website.  He’s got some Tips for Riding at Altitude and a nifty 45 second…

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Rider Highlight: Tom Lewin wins the Cat 4 KS State Crit Championships!

Tom Lewin recently took the WIN at the Cat 4 Kansas State Championships! Here’s how the victory went down: The race was super hot with a good field. My teammate, Sam Loring, and stayed near the front the entire race. With 2 to go Sam went off the front while I blocked. At about 1/2…

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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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