Altitude Acclimation: Tips for “Peak” Performance

I recently returned from Boulder, Colorado where the sun shines 300+ days per year (lesser-known fact). The weather is actually surprisingly temperate there. Cooler nights and warm days are pretty common to the Arid Steppe Climate Zone that they’re in. Nevertheless, many professional athletes flock to Colorado year-in, year-out. Why’s…

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‘Cross Legs

Muddy track, off-camber turn Dial back power application, when will we learn? Working on remounts, like metronomes in sync Left step, right, left – no time to think Trust your training, muscle memory will prevail Don’t look back, competitors on your tail Lactate builds and creeps Thankfully this course isn’t…

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Poem Series: River Road Out

River Road Out:    Hudson River vistas, perilous Palisades cliffs. Circle to Circle, Great Wall of China, Strava segments key Undulating hills, rough pavement patches. Ranger station ascent, perfect for repeats. Alpine Hill: 1.07 miles, 7.10% grade. A brook babbles on the left, almost there. Cyclists whip past on their…

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Summer Cycling Guide: Beat the Heat

Summer weather is officially here in NYC. It always amazes me when people say, “I love this weather!!” (when it’s 95 degrees and humid outside). As some of you may know, I suffered heat exhaustion last year during the 40-mile route of The Epic Ride with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative….

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San Francisco: Rapha Bike Hire

One of the main highlights of my trip to SF was having the opportunity to rent a Canyon Aeroad bike from RCC near the Marina District. In this post, I want to not only review my experience at Rapha, but to also provide some insight on the bike itself.  …

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New Year’s Day 2017 and Resolutions

Looking out on NYC from GWB on New Year's Day

New Year’s Day 2017 For the past two years, I’ve started the tradition of going out on a New Year’s Day ride (weather permitting). What better way to start off 2017, than being outside! The day before, I decided to do some laundry and wash my cycling kits, give our puppy…

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