I like to ride bikes. I like to go faster. And I like scientific studies on cycling faster (and other endurance-related things). I am always gathering intel. So I thought, why not just do this publicly so others can benefit.
I started cycling on a Raleigh Tri-Technium Scott Tinley aluminum-framed bike in 1988. As a track athlete and swimmer, I also coached a group of distance runners in Texas and was head coach of the Frisco, TX swim team in the early 1990s. Of course, this combination lent itself to triathlons. I competed heavily in my early 20s during this time period. These were the days before power meters and heart monitors were prevalent. Heck, these were the days before the internet. Yet, I still devoured anything article that had information on how to go faster.
My kids all ran track. Two are in college. The one in high school hopes to run collegiately as a distance athlete. She’s faster than me now that I’m 50.
I am trying all kinds of cycling events. I’ve done numerous centuries, a few crits, and other races. My forte is the 12 Hour Ultra. I’ve been able to podium for a couple of them (granted I didn’t get on the bike for about 2 weeks afterwards).
I also just started e-cycling using Zwift, RGT and can’t wait for Veloton to come out of Beta. Tried a crazy race 23 consecutive days in a row TDF Schedule experiment (two rest days). Hey if TDF riders can do it…
We’ll mostly be posting get faster stuff here. But anything else cycling or endurance related might also make the cut.
Thanks, if you find a great study (looking at you Google Scholar, etc), share it with us. We’d love to take a look and we’ll even give you a hat tip and link to your site if you want it.
My day job is owning and running Moon & Owl Marketing.
Jordan Fowler, founder of Meat Motor