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Become A Better Athlete — Develop Your Intuition!

For the vast majority of athletes, training focuses solely on the physical.  Every training plan uses the same basic principles to prepare an athlete’s body for competition: stress-rest, progressive resistance, specificity, […]

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Secrets of the Cycling Illuminati

Cycling is a sport shrouded in mystery, full of secrets.  It is experiential.  It is not innate.  The knowledge that you need to be a proficient and successful cyclist can […]

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The Death of Coaching

The coach is dead!  Long live the coach! Remember Coach (insert name here)?  Baseball cap.  Whistle on lanyard hanging around his neck.  T-shirt with school/team logo on it.  Khaki shorts. White […]

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Top 10 Climbs — Mount Lemmon, Tucson, AZ

Rising like a stone monolith out of the southern Arizona desert, Mount Lemmon provides a stark, rocky backdrop to the sprawling city of Tucson.  With an elevation of over 8,000 […]

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2013 California Coast Training Ride

Four days. 350 miles. 14,000 ft. of climbing. 20 people. One motorhome. Four hotels. 36 hours of daylight. 24 bottles of Coke. Hundreds of pictures…  

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Functionally Speaking — The Importance of Upper Body Strength

What does developing and maintaining a strong upper body have to do with being a better cyclist?  A lot. But, before we explain why, it’s critical to make an important distinction: […]

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On The Rack — Getting A Good Workout On The Stationary Trainer

It’s cold.  It’s raining.  It’s windy.  It’s snowing.  How many times have you been looking forward to a great ride the next day only to get up in the morning, […]

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Training When You’re Sick

So, you’re sick. Ugh! You finally caught the ‘creeping crud’ that’s been going around the office.  Or maybe your kids sneezed and coughed on you enough that they gave you their […]

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Welcome to Better-Biking 2.0!

Welcome to Better-Biking 2.0! We are your guide to training strategies, riding techniques, and practical tips to help make you better athlete on and off the bike. This site and […]

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