Houffalize, a classic among World Cup venues that attracts thousands of spectators from all over Europe. Just racing at Houffalize, would be a monumental moment for most cyclists… and then to find a spot on the podium is pretty freaking awesome. Last weekend, Utah’s own Keegan Swenson of Cannondal factory Racing, did just that. KDAY Racing decided to throw a few questions at Swenson, in hopes of getting a better […]

The racing season is right around the corner and I think most everyone will come out swinging hard. It’s been a pretty mild winter as for our “winter” activities and for the most part, many of us have spent more time pedaling than getting face shots. I’ve got mixed emotions about it all, but the best part is the amount of time I haven’t spent on the rollers. Either way, […]

Some of you are well aware of my terrible sleep habits that have been perfected over the past few years. Thinking about it, it’s probably been a good five years or more to dial in the art of staying up way too late only to argue with the alarm clock every morning. It’s become an intelligent battle between myself, the amount of accountability I wish to take on if I […]

It’s called Strava. If you’re not familiar with it, I suggest you sign up. Over the past season I’ve been using Strava, for more than just a map of where I ride. It’s way more. Strava combines all the data one could ever need to produce a “tangible” outlook on your training or racing. Everything from maps, elevation profiles, HR zones and suffer scores. Strava even tests you against your […]

For those of you in the commuting business, you may want to check out the Flash and Flare lights from Exposure Lights USA. Weighing in at 46 grams each and spitting out 100 lumens of blinding light, after one test, you’ll make this combo a staple for your nocturnal navigation. The Exposure Flash Flare combo seen below comes equipped with rechargeable batteries that will burn for 17 hours. You can choose between high beam and flash […]

Hopefully most of you are familiar with Dumonde Tech bicycle products. They bring to the work bench a solid lineup of lubes, grease, oils and solvent. Top grade products to keep every bike running smooth, clean and fast. This season I’ve had the opportunity to work directly with them and test out a few of their different products. After running my bikes through nearly every element possible here on the […]

Endurance nutrition is awesome. For most of us there are a few items we really like to have in our back pocket during long rides and races. Items we’ve used in the past that have become a must have in our quest for sustained energy. Items that regardless of nutritional value, help us get the job done. Over the years I’ve tried and tested multiple sources of calories aka energy […]

Since I began racing bicycles I’ve always been on the lookout for nutritional tips, advice, new products, old products and even trying nothing at all. Well, with the exception of water of course. Over the course of 17 years of racing and training, I’ve tried many different products. Many have been well received and have contributed to successful results. Often times I find myself trying a new product or pre-race […]

Have you ever had any burning questions you’d love to ask the top athletes? Ever wonder what’s in their water, how they train or what keeps them on the top of their game? We’ve all been there from time to time and to tell you the truth, there really are no secret ingredients to making your local super-starts shine brighter than others. It’s called devotion, passion and grit. Of course […]

Yesterday morning I took an early class at the Sportsplex in Kaysville, called Sports Conditioning. It’s “a highly energetic workout consisting of drills, relays and polymerics to enhance your athletic abilities.” It’s obviously not the best time of year to step into the gym, or focus on new methods of cross training for most cyclist, but I figured I’m in pretty decent shape all-round and was actually really looking forward […]

When it comes to training there’s plenty of information out there that can help you meet your goals and win races. There are handfuls of training plans; guidebooks and good folks to talk to that can also help you reach your best potential. Over the years I’ve dabbled in all of the above and found a lot of very interesting workouts, methods and testes that have helped get me to […]

What a difference a month can make. My fitness has continued to get better; the new bike is running like a champ and the mental game is much stronger. I went into last weekends Intermountan Cup race with a few more miles in the legs and crisp new ride. Both seemed to be working together quite well early in the week as I pedaled around the neighborhood earlier in the […]