How To Not Suck At Cycling

I’ll never forget the first time I was on a triathlon TT bike, I felt like an idiot.  It was nothing like my childhood days of riding to pool.  It was a stiff, awkward, and uncomfortable experience . . . never mind trying to lay down in the aero bars.

Eventually my body adapted and I learned to “tolerate” riding on my fancy new tri-bike. But I made a lot of mistakes that could have made my cycling a lot more enjoyable.

Cycling is probably the most complex of the three sports in triathlon.  It also takes the most time, which is why it’s important to simplify as much as possible.

In today’s podcast we dive into the nuts and bolts of cycling in a way that helps you become a better cyclist without all the confusion.

For example, it’s not uncommon to spend hours researching and buying an expensive helmet that will do far less for you than getting a good bike fit.  We also talk about a major mistake most people make when training in effort zones.  There’s some good stuff that I think will re-callibrate your riding senses.

Also covered in this podcast:

– Choosing the right bike
– What results you need from a bike fit
– Solid Baselines for your training
– Understanding Zones 1-5
– Why you’re likely making a common training Zone Mistake
– Training with RPE, HR, and Power Meters
– Picking the right helmet
– Buying a suit
– Hydration set up
– Race Wheels

Let us know what you think at CrushingIron@gmail.com.  Also check out our popular series “How To Not Suck At Swimming.”

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