Anonymous asked: How many chains will you go through in a season? Cables?
I’ll usually do four chains a year on my road bike. All the cables on my last two frames from Specialized has been fully internal so once it’s set up I don’t have to touch it. I think I recabled once last year and that was because some housing cracked in travel.
Motor pacing ouchies at Floyd Benet Fiels this morning with Rob and Evan. We got Philly on the brain.
Anonymous asked: I rode Brooklyn to Nyack on a single speed bike two Saturdays ago, 66 miles roundtrip. I'm a big guy at 270 lbs. It was kind of stupid, but it was great fun and felt like an accomplishment. Do you think I'm the biggest person to ever do this?
My personal experience in cycling tells me that there is always someone that has already done pretty much everything. So I don’t think so.
Ride 120 miles yesterday to remember what that feels like. Now I’m really looking forward to Philly.
Out take from the RHC poster shoot for the navy yard. I’m taking this all super seriously.
Photo by Eloy Anzola
mike868y asked: how are you liking training with a coach versus how you trained previously?
It’s nice not having to think about training. I just go and train. Having someone to bounce ideas around with is also pretty helpful. Overall having Tim O’shea as my coach is on the list of things I didn’t know I needed but now can’t live with out.
Anonymous asked: as someone trying to "make it" in pro cycling, why don't you move from nyc to somewhere more conducive to training?
Because “making it” in pro cycling has way more to do with your support network. I don’t need anything special to train. But I do need the time, flexibility, and a roof over my head.
Anonymous asked: what kind of interval training do you do to get race ready?
That’s a complicated question that I have answered for me by my coach on a weekly basis.