PezCycling News - What's Cool In Road Cycling : By Author

BY AUTHOR Jim Taylor


Tuesday February 5, 2019
Toolbox: Negative thinking, especially during difficult rides, will certainly hurt your cycling confidence and prevent you from riding your best and achieving your cycling goals. Your goal is to retrain your negative thinking into positive thinking and high confidence that propels you to your very best rides.
Tuesday October 9, 2018
Toolbox: There are three things that impact how well you ride in training and races: your innate ability, the difficulty of the race (course, weather, field), and your motivation. Motivation is the only one of these that you can control, so that is where you should direct your focus and energy.
Tuesday February 20, 2018
Many serious cyclists dream of their children finding fame and fortune on a bike, following in the footsteps of other great young riders including Tejay van Garderen and Taylor Phinney. But the question to ask is what does it take to become a great cyclist? There are three components (pun intended)…
Tuesday April 15, 2014
Confidence is the single most important mental factor in cycling. I define it as how strongly you believe in your ability to achieve your cycling goals. Confidence is so important because you may have the fitness to ride well, but if you don’t believe in that fitness, then you won’t ride up to your capabilities.
Tuesday December 31, 2013
Negative thinking, especially during difficult rides, will certainly hurt your cycling confidence and prevent you from riding your best and achieving your cycling goals. Your goal is to retrain your negative thinking into positive thinking and high confidence that propels you to your very best rides.
Tuesday October 15, 2013
Frustration may be your most significant obstacle to achieving your cycling goals. We feel stuck, we tense up, and we have difficulty focusing. The best way I can describe the feeling is: AAARRGGHH!! It is a truly infuriating feeling. But does it always have to be a bad thing?
Tuesday August 27, 2013
The challenge cyclists face is that different types of races and even different points in a race require different levels of intensity. Sometimes you need to be really relaxed and other times you need to be in a full froth of adrenalin and aggression. How do you juggle and mix your psychological intensity?
Tuesday June 18, 2013
Intensity may be the most important contributor to cycling performance once the race begins. It’s so important because all of the motivation, confidence, focus, and emotions in the world won’t help you if your body is not physiologically capable of doing what it needs to do for you to ride your best.