Start building an awesome 2014 season

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Hi all,

I hope you’re having fun out there. This is a great time of year to start building fitness, skills and radness for next year.

Please check out:

• Pump Up the Base training program

• The most useful pedaling tip ever

• NorCal clinics Dec. 13-15

Pump Up the Base training program

A 12-week plan to:

• Maintain more power, more easily

• Generate higher peak power

• Train quickly and efficiently

$14.99 – Buy Pump Up the Base now at Paypal

Last winter I rocked Pump Up the Base then Prepare to Pin It, and I’ve had a great season:

• Making more sustained power, more easily. I’m making 30-50 watts more than I did at this time last year.
• Max sprint power is higher, more consistent and more immediate.
• More comfortable in general.
• Deeper endurance for long coaching days. Some days I’m on the bike for nine hours!
• I recently laid down a PR on a local climb. After years of sucking uphill, I’m in the top 10 percent on Strava. That’s a big deal for me.

This program works in an efficient and non-punishing way, and the results carry from year to year. Check out Pump Up the Base.

The most useful pedaling tip ever

As your foot approaches the top of the pedal stroke, drop your heel and push across the top.

This starts your power phase sooner and erases the dead spot at the other pedal. Forget about scraping dog poo off your shoe.

For more detailed illustrations and tips that will blow your pedaling mind, check out the Pump Up the Base training program. Thanks to Coach Lester Pardoe for all your help!

NorCal clinics Dec. 13-15

We are rocking kung fu skills clinics at the Soquel Demonstration Forest in Soquel, CA on December 13, 14 and 15.

This is a great place to learn (and shred), and my co-coach Lars Thomsen of Trail Head Cyclery is awesome.

Learn more and sign up: NorCal clinics Dec. 13-15

Have fun out there,


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3 replies
  1. Aussie Chris says:

    Anonymous, I was thinking the same thing, however…

    Recently I’ve been swapping between flats and clips on the same bike. I’m not using any form of measurement any more fancy than a watch (as a racer it is the only thing I care about). The short sharp twisty sections are faster on flats, but if the ride is more than only a few kilometres, I regret to say, I am slower. I’ve gone as hard as I can on flats trying to get close to my clipless times and I just can’t. I much prefer to ride in flats but I’ve finally gone to the effort of proving to myself, after twenty years, that clips are faster for the type of riding and racing I mostly do. And fatigue sets in later on clips.

  2. leelikesbikes says:

    Flats for fun and training. Clips for work.

    For me, learning how to ride flats decently opened up a whole new level of speed and power in clips. I see value in mixing it up.

    Like Chris says, I prefer the feeling of flats, but clips work better any time I’m racing or riding long.


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