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REGGIE kit – A Ride On the Wild Side!
Clothing Review: PEZ readers be forewarned... If your cycling attire tastes lean conservatively or you prefer murdered out black, this is not the kit for you. But if you’re not afraid of a little color and standing out in the crowd, then please continue reading.
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Take a Page from our FTP Book!
For those entering the TdF FTP 4-week Challenge, you'll receive your own personal TdF Challenge guide created by us here at PCG. The guide will have tons of educational articles on FTP, the actual TdF routes--as well as the training plans created by Peaks Coach Chris Myers that mimic the TdF.
How Strength Training for Cyclists Leads To Better Performance
Toolbox: With the summer getting into full swing, many of us are looking forward to enjoying our top cycling form of the year, whether to stand on the top of a podium, or to finish an annual group ride stronger than last year. With a little bit of effort with some specific strength training for cyclists, we can push your performances just a little bit more. Here’s how!
Ultra Distance Rider: James MacDonald Gets PEZ'd!
Ultra Distance Rider Interview: Ed Hood likes to find different people to interview; champions in the making or past heroes, as well as the men making the news of today. His latest 'victim' is a long distance record setter, James MacDonald, who holds the John O'Groats - Lands End and back record and ridden the RAAM. What next? The World velodrome 24 hour endurance record.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
June 17, 2019 - A race full EUROTRASH: Suisse, Dauphiné, OVO Energy Tour, GP d’Argovie and young star Remco Evenepoel took the Baloise Belgium Tour. Juan José Cobo - Top Story. Other news: Hammer to South America, Deceuninck – Quick-Step uses electric BMW, Arctic Race using only electric cars, Froome thanks for the support and Ion Göttlich won't be at the Tour.
PEZ Bookshelf: Sport Smoothies
You might think that at the 'PezCycling Test Kitchen' we only undertake our continuing research into the efficacy of beer as a recovery aid but in fact we actually try out recipes. The latest concoctions come from a new book called Sport Smoothies, smoothies so outstanding that even we can make delicious ones.
Writers' Rigs: Corey's Sarto Asola
Corey Fox is famous for his penny-pinching 'CheapOh' articles, but dug deep in his pockets to beautifully finish this carbon frame from Sarto. Top end wheels, bars, stem and saddle are topped off with the lower-end group from SRAM.
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GIRO'19: Richard Carapaz's Road to Victory - Photo Gallery
PeloPics: The 2019 Giro d'Italia was one of surprises: Who had Richard Carapaz at the top of their favourites list? Not many. The Ecuadorian rode a solid race, never far from the action and once he took the pink jersey, he and his Movistar team defended to the hilt. We follow his route to victory in this photo gallery.
Darrell's 2019 Armed Forces Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup Photo Gallery
PeloPics: PEZ photog, Darrell Parks, had a busy weekend at the Armed Forces Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup and has sent us his choice of pics from Sunday's action.
Darrell’s 2019 AMGEN Tour of California Photo Gallery – Stage 7
PeloPics: The conclusive stage of the AMGEN Tour of California confirmed the two final overall winners: Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) in the men's race and Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) in the women's event. Cees Bol (Sunweb) and Elisa Balsamo (Valcar Cylance) were the day's winners in the Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. Photo gallery by Darrell Parks.
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REGGIE kit – A Ride On the Wild Side!
Clothing Review: PEZ readers be forewarned... If your cycling attire tastes lean conservatively or you prefer murdered out black, this is not the kit for you. But if you’re not afraid of a little color and standing out in the crowd, then please continue reading.
SCICON Aerotech Sunglasses Review: Armor For Your Eyes
PEZ readers familiar with SCICON probably know the brand for their air travel bike cases which are used by more than a few professional bike racing teams. But SCICON isn’t only in the business of protecting your bike. With their recently released Aerotech sunglasses, SCICON now offers protection for your eyes.
Sidi Wire 2 Carbon Air Shoe Review: Hole-y Moly
Sidi Wire 2 Carbon Air Shoes roll in as the brand's second-from-top line kicks, but are they really second best? With double dial closure, a soft instep strap and LOADS of ventilation, I think these are the top dogs…
LIMAR Air Pro Helmet Review: More Air Flow and Aero
Limar introduced the world's first foam-in-shell cycling helmet and were also the first lid-maker to sponsor a pro cycling team. They’ve also been the lightest production helmet in the world on several occasions, but they’ve only ever had “good” ventilation until now… Enter the new Air Pro.
DannyShane - Classic and Classy Kit
Clothing Review: Spring has finally arrived and that means warmer weather. So I’ve ditched the arm and knee warmers to do some riding in shorts and short-sleeve jersey – including DannyShane kit I teased in my review of their Fall City Line casual clothing.
2019 SEA OTTER GEAR-2: More of Cycling’s Best Kit from Monterey California
This round of the coolest cycling gear we saw at Sea Otter Coverage brings you Pirelli’s P Zero Tubular, Kask Helmet’s Caipi, Koo Glasses, Look 765 Gravel, Ceramic Speed OSPW-X Pulley, Orucase Airport Ninja and Vittoria Tierra shoes.
Ed’s GIRO’19 FINAL RANT from Verona
Giro Final: The first Grand Tour of 2019 finished on Sunday in Verona with Ecuador's Richard Carapaz crowned as Giro d'Italia king. Ed has been glued to his oversized TV in his 'Man Cave' to give us his low-down on the final week and who was hot to trot and who lost the ball in the penalty box.
GIRO'19 Final Stage 21: Ecuador's First - Carapaz Wins the 2019 Giro!
Race Report: Richard Carapaz won the first Grand Tour of his career and the Movistar rider is the first Ecuadorian to win the Giro d'Italia. In the final 17 kilometre time trial to Verona, he rode the test of his life. Vincenzo Nibali took second and Primoz Roglic snatched third place from Mikel Landa with a strong ride. The stage victory surprisingly went to Sunweb's Chad Haga.
GIRO'19 Stage 20: Stage for Bilbao - Carapaz Safe for Final TT!
Race Report: Astana's Pello Bilbao won the last mountain stage of the 2019 Giro d’Italia. In the final kilometre, Bilbao turned out to have the strongest final sprint from a select group of classification riders and escapees. Overall leader, Richard Carapaz (Movistar) did not contest the sprint, but was only 4 seconds behind Bilbao and in the same time as Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida).
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Travel: PEZ Rides L'Eroica on the Strade Bianche!
Travel: Italy, land of vino, pasta, Fausto Coppi and home of the ultimate retro-ride. L’Eroica, “the Heroic,” runs every October and of course PEZman Leslie Reissner had to join the lucky participants enjoying some fine weather, great food and some truly terrible roads on heavy bicycles with inappropriate gearing and lousy brakes. What could be better?
TOP RIDES: Chasing A Stranger On Italian Roads
What have we learned from this year's Giro? Well, Italy has it all and should be on everyones ride bucket list, but maybe riding with Italians has different rules than other cultures. Corey Sar Fox takes us on one of his old winter routes that becomes something memorable when a stranger comes along. Usually you go looking for Top Rides, but sometimes they can find you.
Italian Life: Starting Your Day with the Giro
Life with the Giro d'Italia: Peter Easton could guide you on a trip just about anywhere in the world. But Italy... well it's in his blood. As the 2019 Giro d'Italia is about to kick-off in Bologna with a tough 8.2 kilometer time trial, Peter gives us his take on the Italian spirit.
Ride Across the Pyrenees in 12 Stages
TRAVEL: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to cycle the famous cols in the Pyrenees? For 12 years Allan Reeves has led a leg-crushing and ego-boosting trip across the Pyrenees most famous peaks that spans 1000 miles and climbs 100,000 feet in 12 stages. Here's what riders can expect on this the trip of a lifetime with France From Inside cycling tours.
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PEZ Bookshelf: Sport Smoothies
You might think that at the 'PezCycling Test Kitchen' we only undertake our continuing research into the efficacy of beer as a recovery aid but in fact we actually try out recipes. The latest concoctions come from a new book called Sport Smoothies, smoothies so outstanding that even we can make delicious ones.
Ed's Rant: Things I Never Thought I Would See - And Things I'd Still Like to See
Ed's Rant: We are in that limbo between Giro d'Italia and Tour de France and Ed Hood has itchy fingers to get a few things off his chest - Rant Time! There are no boundaries for our resident 'Grumpy Old Man' as he looks at the good and bad of cycling past and future...
PEZ Bookshelf: The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman
Book Review: Belgium: it's an odd place. A country put together from pieces other nations didn't really want, it seems resigned to an eternal identity crisis. But beyond this historic and political mess, there is a remarkable sporting story - cycling and the Flemish, described by author Harry Pearson as “a grand romance.”
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Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Dan Martin talks Tour de France, Mountains and More!
Starting off your day by the serene shores of Lake Misurina, a perfect Dolomite backdrop of two of the three "Tre Cime di Lavaredo" peaks is your every inspiration and, although this is only a short climb at just 7.5km, it's certainly not for the faint hearted.
Castelli's Top 10 Moments with Team Sky
As Sky’s involvement in cycling draws to a close, having inspired millions to take up the sport and achieved what they set out to, it means we enter a new era with Team INEOS.
Cobbles and Kronenbourg with Henk Vogels – Tales from Paris-Roubaix
Apres Velo caught up over a few beers with ex pro rider Henk Vogels who rode Paris Roubaix 5 times, finishing in 10th position in 1997 and 1998. Here is the snippet of our unplugged chat with Henk.
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How Strength Training for Cyclists Leads To Better Performance
Toolbox: With the summer getting into full swing, many of us are looking forward to enjoying our top cycling form of the year, whether to stand on the top of a podium, or to finish an annual group ride stronger than last year. With a little bit of effort with some specific strength training for cyclists, we can push your performances just a little bit more. Here’s how!
Best Riding Positions For Going Fast
Toolbox: Getting into a more aero position on your bike definitely makes you faster, and we've seen all kinds of variations by riders like Froome, Pantani, Sagan and more. We look at some actual wind tunnel testing to get to the bottom of which position on your bike is fastest for riding and also descending.
The Fast Group Training Ride: Hammer For Performance
Toolbox: Summer season is in full swing and the local fast group training ride is moving into high speed. What’s the best way to approach these local hammer sessions, both for training and for performance?
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Take a Page from our FTP Book!
For those entering the TdF FTP 4-week Challenge, you'll receive your own personal TdF Challenge guide created by us here at PCG. The guide will have tons of educational articles on FTP, the actual TdF routes--as well as the training plans created by Peaks Coach Chris Myers that mimic the TdF.
Raise Your FTP by 5% During the TdF!
Personally guided by Peaks Coaching Group Master Coach Dr. Chris Myers, this 4-week plan is designed to supercharge your training and raise your FTP by 5%–and the workouts are based on the actual stages of the TdF.
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Builders For Builders - ECHOS Communications Organizes Dream Bike Giveaway for Sierra Trails
For the second year in a row, ECHOS Communications is shepherding the Builders for Builders giveaway, benefitting the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and funding the amazing work they do.
Readers' Rigs
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Writers' Rigs: Corey's Sarto Asola
Corey Fox is famous for his penny-pinching 'CheapOh' articles, but dug deep in his pockets to beautifully finish this carbon frame from Sarto. Top end wheels, bars, stem and saddle are topped off with the lower-end group from SRAM.
Readers' Rigs: Trek Madone 9 Project One
Reader's Rig: Trek's popular Project One project has taken off around the world with many singing their praises like PEZ reader Alexander from Florida USA who sent us in some photos and info on his Madone 9 Project One with Enve wheels and SRAM RED eTAP.
Readers' Rigs: Colnago Master Bi-Titan
The mid 90's was a super time in bike technology and today's Rig is a great example from that era - a double down tubed Colnago Master Bi-Titan decked out with a full Campagnolo set up and period correct components.
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Ultra Distance Rider: James MacDonald Gets PEZ'd!
Ultra Distance Rider Interview: Ed Hood likes to find different people to interview; champions in the making or past heroes, as well as the men making the news of today. His latest 'victim' is a long distance record setter, James MacDonald, who holds the John O'Groats - Lands End and back record and ridden the RAAM. What next? The World velodrome 24 hour endurance record.
PEZ Talk: Australian Star of Track and Road - Dean Woods
Rider Interview: There have been many tough riders that have come up from 'Down Under' to battle on the roads and velodromes of the Northern Hemisphere, but Dean Woods has one of the best and varied palmarés. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Wangaratta recently for a 'long' chat.
Skylar Schneider Talks Tour of America's Dairyland!
Interview: Skylar Schneider knows the Tour of America's Dairyland better than most - she's raced it a half dozen times, over almost a third of her lifetime. And as a pro rider for the powerful Boels Dalmans cycling team, she's looking forward to this year's TOAD and its laid back, fun to ride atmosphere and some serious speed work in America's Midwest.
PEZ Giro Talk: New Zealand's Bruce Biddle
Retro Giro Rider Interview: As the 2019 Giro d'Italia gets ready for the final mountains and Sunday's time trial in Verona, Ed Hood looks back at the Giro d'Italia of the 70s with New Zealand's first Giro d'Italia rider - Bruce Biddle. He liked it so much he's still in 'La Bella Italia'.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
June 17, 2019 - A race full EUROTRASH: Suisse, Dauphiné, OVO Energy Tour, GP d’Argovie and young star Remco Evenepoel took the Baloise Belgium Tour. Juan José Cobo - Top Story. Other news: Hammer to South America, Deceuninck – Quick-Step uses electric BMW, Arctic Race using only electric cars, Froome thanks for the support and Ion Göttlich won't be at the Tour.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
June 13, 2019 - Bad news for Chris Froome and Ineos as he crashes out of the Dauphiné and probably the rest of the season. Pantano and Manzana-Top Story. Results and video from Dauphiné and OVO Women’s Tour. Suisse and Argovie teams, Jumbo-Visma Tour, De Gendt all Tours, Devenyns with Deceuninck, Champs-Élysées, European Champs and Brammeier to have baby.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
June 10, 2019 - Tour build-up with the Dauphiné-results and video, also Hammer Limburg, Lugano and Slovenian TT champs. Van der Poel to ride road Worlds-Top Story. Gilbert not to retire, no Tour for Martínez, Monfort preparations, contract for Mørkøv, Ellingworth to Bahrain, Christmas 2nd half of season, Tafi to Rock-N-Road and Sunweb open’s Keep Challenging Center.