30 How to Pedal a Bike: Part Two

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By Colby Pearce. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In the first installment of this two-part series on How to Pedal a Bike, you learned the basics of my philosophy of how to pedal a bike.

Humans are meant to push down so we need to understand how to optimize that motion for cycling.

We’re going to break down how to pedal in different conditions:

  • We will look at the demands of the event that will help us decipher what disciplines have what requirements for the type of pedaling you must do.
  • Then, I will break cyclists down into pedaling phenotypes. When we talk about cycling phenotypes (sprinter, time trialist, etc.) in terms of pedaling, understand that it is a spectrum.

I hope these thoughts lead to insight in your own training and spur you to think more critically about how you ride.

Bradley Wiggins hour record Vittoria Bussi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHNctC8NnCI&t=50s Alex Dowsett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkfkMTEqQak

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