The Powerful Cyclist

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Hang on to Summer with this Delicious, Nutritious Salad

It is hard to believe that the last days of the summer are upon us. Pretty soon, with a chill in the air, we will be craving the butternut squash soups and oven roasts. But while we are still enjoying the sunny days and warm rides, we wanted to share with you one of our […]

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Riding Long In the Heat? How to Recover More Efficiently

Summer time brings good weather and often a more relaxed schedule to enjoy long rides. It is also the season for races and peak training, which means more hours spent on the bike for most of us. However, the fun of the cycling season is counterbalanced by the additional demands the heat and the higher mileage […]

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What it takes to fuel an endurance ride

How much refueling, in terms of calories, does it take to complete an endurance ride without bonking? While there are rough rules of thumb, answering this question no longer needs to be based on guessing. Power meters make it easy to figure this out: one simple multiplication is all it takes. However, it also requires knowing a very […]

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PowerEdge Weather Modeling Leads the Industry

Any rider knows the extra effort it takes to ride against a headwind. Even on a flat road, it sometimes feels like climbing a hill. And let’s admit it: who has not enjoyed a little speed boost from a nice tailwind? When it comes to calculating an accurate power output, PowerEdge has long recognized the need to […]

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Comparing the Real-World Accuracy of Mechanical Cycling Power Meters

Mechanical cycling power meters are delicate devices that perform hundreds of measurements every minute, in the very noisy environment of a bike pounded continuously by an aggresive rider, the wind, and the bumps of the road. It is remarkable that, with all these complications, the manufacturers of mechanical power meters report accuracies as good as 1-3%. Independent tests reported in […]

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Training for a triathlon? Get simple brick workouts under your belt

Are you ready to try a tri in 2015? Triathlons are a lot of fun to train for and race. They keep your weekly workouts varied and develop muscles that cycling (or running) alone doesn’t develop. You may think it is a challenge to fit in swimming, cycling, and running into your schedule but it […]

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Endurance and Friendship

Ask any endurance athlete why they do the century rides, marathons, ultra runs, or ironman triathlons, and you will typically hear how rewarding it is to test one’s limits and summon all the physical and mental strength to get through a course. Often times, the everyday athletes achieve goals that they didn’t think were possible […]

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When to race with your aerobars

Since Greg LeMond used them in the 1989 Tour de France to secure an 8 second overall win over Laurent Fignon at the final time trial, aerobars have become a staple of time trials and triathlons for both pros and amateurs. Using aerobars allows you to ride tucked in, reducing the surface area that you expose against the wind, and […]

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What Should You Eat Before a Race?

The day before her first triathlon, my friend Natalie called me to ask “What should I eat tomorrow morning before the race?” Indeed, this is a question that gives many cyclists and triathletes the jitters, whether it is their first race or their fiftieth. Even though a lot of us, at some point or another, […]

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Best Post-Ride Stretches

You may have been slacking with your yoga practice, never have given thought to stretching, or think you’re not flexible enough, but that is no reason to skip this easy and highly beneficial post ride stretching routine. Stick to these few easy must-do stretches after your ride and your body will thank you.   Standing or […]

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