Category Archives: Technology & Equipment

Home Testing Ideas

In my recent Tipcast I discussed using the current lock down for COVID-19 to conduct your own research projects. The following short article offers ideas and methods for some easy at home tests. Sweat Rate: This one is pretty easy, but takes several tests to get a good average. It’s...
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Repurposed running shoes: how to make your own “rock plate”

I published this article in 2015, but this is a good time to revisit it. A good trail running shoe needs two essential characteristics: stability and traction. Obviously there are other features that you may throw out there like cushioning, durable and/or water proof exterior, and protection. However, what I typically find...
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Indoor vs outdoor power output: Are they different and why?

This article was previously published in January of 2016. With the recent uptick in indoor training, it was worth updating. There is a commonly reported complaint about indoor wind trainers; power output is lower than the road. While Zwift is an awesome indoor training platform, the aforementioned comment has been...
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Cycling Science: Is power output the key to catching dopers?

The 2015 Tour de France is over and with it the endless stream of doping speculations about Chris Froome. I get it, we’re all skeptical of disparities in performance now, as if we expect 5 or 10 riders to all slug it out on every climb before sprint to the...
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Peer-review research: What you need to know!

There are two things you may have realized about me, the podcast, and the blog is that I have a love-hate relationship with peer-review, but that I also hate reading bullshit advice/opinions. There is so much conflicting and misleading information on the internet now its nearly impossible to discern what...
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