"You miss 100% of the espresso shots you don’t take." Thanks @stumptowncoffee!
This guy is Allen Lim, sports physiologist and founder of Skratch Labs. He has worked with cyclists and other athletes and made advances in both performance training and nutrition - read about it here.
(photo and content from Wired Magazine)
Yacht Jerk + Andy Hampsten = Mashups Always.
the facquing comment, god, i’m dying
Chris Chou’s jaw-dropping Serotta Pronto Ti, Chris was lucky enough to snag this gem off ebay after Serotta shut their doors last year and took his time to dial this bike into perfection.
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Photos by Prolly.
The Clymb is sweet - I order stuff from them all the time. Like, think half-price bib shorts, running shoes, helmets, triathlon gear, wheels, tires, lights, racks, tents, bags, casual clothes, nutrition, pretty much anything and everything an athlete wants or needs. Also they have a cool referral deal where I get gift certificates for each person that signs up & buys stuff through this link, and you in turn can invite people and get credited when they buy stuff.
Disclaimer: the deals are too good to ignore and may cause you to buy a lot of cool stuff impulsively
Had a pretty good race this morning- Came out of the water in 10th or so, started the swim by following some dude way off course and having to compensate. Probably lost 30 seconds + there. But I had a fast transition and a damn good bike leg, 2nd fastest bike split of the day and passed all but 1 of the other athletes. I really wish I had put in more running miles lately because 2 guys caught me on the run and I ended up 4th, but hey, first race of the season and it’s an improvement over last year. Pretty happy with that! Gratis to my brother for getting my hilarious post-swim face in vivid detail as well as my finish, and thanks of course to Anna and my family for being there.
I want this again, the thrill of a great race and the ultimate exhaustion of triathlon. Looking forward to summer (look at how green everything is! Holy shit!!!).
when you can’t make a flag you should probably just jump clean over it
(Trailer) Marco Pantani - The Accidental Death of a Cyclist
Remember one thing…..Winning isn’t normal. Winning isn’t easy. Winning requires sacrifices most people aren’t willing to give. This doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with winning. It just isn’t the norm. Winning is unusual. It requires unusual action. To be a champion - You have to be different. In order to win, you must do extraordinary things. You can not be one of the crowd. The crowd doesn’t win. You have to be willing to stand out and act differently. Your actions need to reflect unusual values and priorities. If you want to be a champion, you have have to value success more than others do. You have to want it more! Wanting it more is a decision you make and act upon; every day. You have to make your goals, dreams, and values a top priority. You can’t train like everyone else. You can’t be like everyone else. You have to train more, train harder, be willing to be different. Be willing to sacrifice…You can’t talk like everyone else. You can’t think like everyone else. You can’t simply join the crowd, to do what is expected, to do what’s “in”. You must constantly be willing to stand out in the crowd and constantly take exceptional action. If you want to win and be part of a winning team, if you really want to be a champion, you need to accept the risks and perhaps the loneliness…..Because winning isn’t normal.
THE LOST ART OF THE GROUP RIDE
Here is some of what you learned:
- To ride for months each year in the small ring.
- To take your cycling shorts off immediately after a ride.
- To start with a humble bike, probably used.
- To pull without surging.
- To run rotating pace line drills and flick others through.
- To form an echelon.
- To ride through the top of a climb.
- To hold your line in a corner.
- To stand up smoothly and not throw your bike back.
- To give the person ahead of you on a climb a little more room to stand up.
- To respect the yellow line rule.
- To point out significant road problems.
- To brake less, especially in a pace line.
- To follow the wheel in front and not overlap.