Monthly Archives: June 2013

Climbing Like a Pro

Just received these short, but interesting 12 slides titled “Climbing like a Tour rider” by Joe Friel.  A few relevant items for this season’s ambitions (my Haute Route prep): Advertisements

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Training on the trainer in summer!

Chicago weather has been really wet.  While summer temps are finally here, almost every day comes with a thunderstorm.  Yesterday morning I got lucky and managed to get 2:20 riding in without getting wet.  This morning, however, thunder and lightning … Continue reading

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Haute Route Alps: Wheel choice poll

With 57 days to the start of the Haute Route Alps 2013, it is time to settle on wheel choice. There is one binding constraint: riders can only bring one wheelset and no spares. I think I am converging towards … Continue reading

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Horribly Hilly Hundreds: Haute Route test

A short entry–it is Father’s Day after all! The past rest week, I decided to take a true “active recovery week”: no riding on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, and only a real recovery ride on Tuesday. The result was that … Continue reading

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Haute Route 2013: -10 Weeks Status Update—Actual vs. Plan

With exactly 10 weeks to go to the Haute Route Alps challenge, it is time to take stock of where I am and what to do next.  This also is a great day because it concludes my second build cycle and … Continue reading

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Haute Route Bike setup: Gears

With only 12 weeks to go until the start of my 2013 challenge, it is time to decide on the bike setup.  I will use my race bike — Canondale SuperSix Hi-Mod with SRAM red gruppo.  This will be the … Continue reading

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