How to Start Road Racing – Podcast #40 TAGS: coaching | Motivation | podcast | racing | road bike Every year, the Tour de France comes around, being brought to the masses through Eurosport, NBC or various Twitter or internet tickers. Concurrently, there’s always a spike in cycling interest around the tour, and I get plenty of questions about racing and starting to race.
Exploration By Bike TAGS: cyclocross | friends | Motivation | narrative | riding As I mentioned a while back (in Bike Therapy,) in the past two and a half years my life has transitioned from the quiet contemplation of the Hudson Valley to the hustle and bustle of New Jersey. Along with the change of location came a change in scenery; familiar roads were gone, trusted bike shops were distant, and new relationships had to be formed. While there’s trepidation in the unknown, there was also a distinct thrill of discovering new places, new clubs, new roads and new people. But why does it take a new place to get us in to mood to explore?
Setting SMART Goals (Podcast #31) TAGS: coaching | Motivation | podcast | training On this edition of the Tailwind Coaching Podcast, Coach Rob discusses SMART goal setting, the difference between goals and season objectives and how many goals you need to make up a season.