A Bike Fitting with the GURU Bike Fit System

When cyclists think about getting a bike fitting they probably associate the process with buying a new bike. The sales person/bike shop owner/bike fitter does their own assessment on what size frame a person should be riding and then based on how sophisticated a system the bike shop uses, either sits that bike on a…

Drafting 101: Riding with a USAT Official, Part II

Now that you’re familiar with the rules for drafting during the bike leg of a triathlon, Drafting 101: Riding with a USAT Official, Part I, with those in mind I once again asked Jonathan Lewis a few questions to help sort out what I was seeing. Fred: As a racer I feel like I see…

Drafting 101: Riding with a USAT Official, Part I

The bike portion of a triathlon is an individual time trial, the key point being individual. Sitting behind another rider, shielded from the wind is called drafting and it is illegal because it is cheating. When you are drafting you are not riding as an individual and therefore you are gaining an advantage over your…

Singing the Praise of Sprint Triathlons

I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that the majority of triathletes start out in the sport by doing either a sprint triathlon or as part of a relay team. Once the hook has been set, most continue to add distance and time to their training, moving up to longer and even longer distance…

Is There an Ironman Distance Race in Your Future?

As the summer is winding down the eyes of many people in the world of triathlon become focused on the Ironman World Championship held in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii every October. There are many other triathlon “world” championship events held around the world, in each of the different triathlon lengths, but Ironman Hawaii…

Are You Psyched for Your Last Race of the Year?

As the end of the triathlon season approaches, with season ending championships on the line in the upcoming weeks, triathletes wear one of four faces. Tired and worn out from a long season of training and racing already, struggling for motivation to finish out the season Pumped and excited that the finish is in sight,…