Law Of Diminishing Returns

I’ve been a fan of writer and marketer Seth Godin for some time now.  He has incredible insights and here is one of his blog posts that we can directly relate to our cycling.  This a bit of a trick question but bear with me and I’ll get to the point. Not so good at […]


Powermeter vs Heart Rate Monitor

I receive a lot of questions about why your would train with a powermeter vs a heart rate monitor.  They’re all great questions and they make me stop to think before I go on praising the greatness of having a powermeter and how it’s revolutionized my training.  I think powermeters are a great thing and […]


Maximum Aerobic Power In Cycling

If you’ve never tested aerobic power before you should really try it out – it’s a hoot….if you’re not the one doing the testing that is. Typically in lab conditions a MAP test (maximum aerobic power) is performed by riding at increasingly harder efforts to exhaustion.  There’s a few different protocols, but it would typically […]



It sure is nice cruising down your favorite road at 50km/hr with the wind at your back and barely breaking a sweat. This is what I did a few days ago with a gusty northerly. After an easy hour of riding, I realized that I was 50km away! I still had to turn around… Its […]


Tips On Motorpacing

Motorpacing is a fantastic way to increase your leg speed and simulate race intensity.    Motorpacing for cyclists is one of those things that I shouldn’t be recommending to anyone as it can be dangerous and someone may sue me for this.  There have been many incidences where people have died or just escaped death when […]


Training With A Powermeter

It’s been a while since I last used my Powertap.  It had stopped working just before Christmas but the great guys at TFM and Powertap quickly got me back on track.  After every ride I’m eager to download my stats, graphs and data to analyze it and pick it apart.  If you’ve never used a […]


Is Racing The Best Form Of Training?

I want to thank David Heatly from Cycling-Inform for sending in this TIP. ________________________________________________________________ There is a saying that "racing is the best form of training". While this is true in a lot of cases there are times when it is not. This article discusses a common mistake that cyclists make with their "race training" […]


Training While Injured – Jono’s ERGO Sanity Tip

I know a few people who have crashed pretty hard in the past couple months and have had to deal with nasty broken collarbones. Unfortunately last Tuesday Jono Lovelock was one of the casualties.  Like any top notch motivated athlete Jono has jumped back on the bike as quickly as possible to keep his form […]


Top Reasons To Train With a Powermeter

A powermeter may be on the expensive side, but with all the other stuff we justify spending $1500 on (i.e. a set of carbon wheels), you cannot find a better training tool.  If you use it to even half it’s potential, it’ll completely change your outlook on training and racing.  You’ll gain so much more […]


Test Your Lactic Threshold

The reason coaches enjoy talking about Lactic Threshold (LT) is because it is so highly trainable. The key to everything in cycling is the balance between the rate of lactate production and lactate absorption. During light and moderate exercise, concentration of lactate in the blood remains low. The body is able to absorb lactate faster […]