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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:
(0:20) I'm not unfit in the winter, the air is just heavier.
(04:34) Negative racing is just as sound of a strategy as attacking all the time.
(11:43) Long indoor Z2 is like therapy.
(17:46) Is the move by Ironman to ‘split the IMWC’ a money grab, or is it a legitimate good move for the athletes?
(29:00) Technical trails should not be ‘made safe’ even if they are dangerous.
(34:06) After watching Call of a Lifetime, gravel racers need to care less about tradition and maintaining a pleasant emotional balance and more about winning.
(40:32) The whole “scrape mud” thing with your pedal stroke is unnecessary. Pedal how you pedal.
(42:28) Your bike fit shouldn't look like the pros.
(48:53) It's ok for your saddle to not be aligned center if it's for an imbalance.
(51:13) Gravel is not more inclusive because of the barriers to entry.
(57:56) Elevation training on the weekends improves aerobic capacity.
(1:00:26) Why do I get DOMS from endurance workouts, but not threshold and VO2?
(1:02:23) 100 push ups a day is sufficient strength training for cyclists.
(1:03:39) Fueling with carbs for an early morning 1hr workout is overrated.
(1:10:14) Synthetic foods are better than natural foods for riding/racing (ie gels)
(1:14:55) America will be THE dominant cycling nation in 10 years.
(1:18:20) Athletes with executive function difficulties (adhd) need more sugar and caffeine during workouts because the dopamine hit helps them stay engaged during workouts.
(1:24:21) Aero road frames make no difference in real world group riding
(1:24:35) We are paying too much for chamois cream.
(1:27:25) Naps should get more hype than ice baths for recovery.
(1:33:41) Bikes are too heavy now
(1:39:39) Training your 10min power is more important than training your sprint for crit racing.
(1:46:09) Hard training weakens my immune system. (more of a theory really)
(1:52:18) Cyclocross is the most exciting version of cycling at the moment, change my mind.
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