Sports: Cycling Favorite Event: Floyd Bennet Field Race in Brooklyn. It’s an old air field that’s flat and windy. 2.9 mile circuit where most of the race the field PutsTHD. Strengths: Short crits, moderate hills Entry into endurance sports: Started in 2000 competing in El Tour de Tucsan Century Perimeter Race Years competing in endurance sports: 12
Sports: Cycling, Bouldering, Trail Running, Skateboarding Favorite Event: Northampton Cross and Sterling Road Race Strengths: Above average Microsoft Excel Skills, so, a detailed analysis of performance after hammer was put down. Complete with pie chart and/or bar graph. Entry into endurance sports: I bought my first bicycle with gears on my 30th birthday, started with the Maine Time Trial Series the following year. Years competing in endurance sports: 5
By guest KIT blogger, Dave Andersen Endurance sports require humility and patience. We all start with baby steps and then gradually move forward in our athletic journey. Some move forward rapidly, others, one step at a time. No matter how fit you are, if you are going to be an endurance athlete—at least in my experience—you better be able to eat humble pie. Here’s a quick story…
By guest KIT blogger, Dave Andersen Most of us first learn to ride a bicycle as young kids. Riding a bike is so simple even toddlers can do it. Yet serious cycling and especially bike racing are anything but simple. Or are they? Many folks labor over bike fit, wheels, heart rate monitors, power meters, and training plans. Granted, some of this stuff has it’s place, but at the essence we are turning the pedals and just trying to keep up with our fellow riders.