Power in the bunch

If you’ve never witnessed the professional peloton rushing past at high speed, it really is something to behold. They seem to carry that speed effortlessly! Flying at almost superhuman speed. In a world where watts are king, how much power do they need to go that fast? And how much do they save by hiding…

Training: What is ERG mode and should you use it?

If you have a modern “smart” turbo trainer then chances are it’s capable of being used in ERG mode. But what exactly is ERG mode? Should you use it? And will it make you a stronger, Strava segment smashing, cycling beast? ERG is short for Ergometer. It is when your turbo trainer automatically selects the…

Plug in your PowerTap!

Just a quickie for any PowerTap users out there. A new firmware update was recently released for all P1 pedals, C1 chainring and G3/GS hub power meters. According to PowerTap this is new firmware update aims to “simplify across the entire power portfolio” the way offset and calibration is measured. Now all units will share…

What are you training for?

What are you training for? Or more to the point, what is your current training program setting out to achieve? Are you training to be race ready? Are you training to be RACE READY? I thought I’d share this article from Dig Deep Coaching about the importance of ensuring your training is in line with…

Money can’t buy fast legs

Sometimes I find myself thinking… “…a set of full carbon wheels would make me so much faster!” “…this old alloy frame is holding me back!” “…on a light carbon┬ábike I’d totally smash this climb!” In the world of road cycling and with the ease on an internet search it’s all too easy to get drawn…