The VeloPro Blog

Check out our blog to learn more about training and nutrition, and how VeloPro helps you improve! If you would like to hear about a specific topic, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Bike Fit Folly

See Coach Kadir and Dangerous Dave demonstrate why you need a bike that is the right size for training.

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The Journey from a Banana Bike to a Cycling Life

VeloPro guest blogger Stacey Royce shares her cycling story and gives sage advice about what it means to progress as a cyclist. Stacey has cycled in some of the most beautiful places in the world. From Thailand, to Provence, Girona, and Toscana. She's also organized hundreds of once-in-a-lifetime cycling trips around the world for Lifecycle Adventures.

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How do you win?

It's not easy to win. It shouldn't be. Learn about our new series of videos meant to inspire you to greatness.

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The Easy Way to Wash Your Bike

Coach Adnan Kadir shows you how easy it is to wash your bike.

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Adnan's Pro Blog - How to Optimize your Rest

Coach Adnan Kadir explains why proper rest is critical to every training plan.

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Jon's Beginner Blog #5 - Expecting the Unexpected when Cycling

A look at the lighter side of what you'll experience as a new cyclist.

Photo credit: Bike Snob NYC

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VeloPro User Tip - How to Get the Most Out of Your FTP Checks

In this user tip, you will learn how VeloPro uses FTP checks to formulate your training plan and keep you on track to achieve your performance goals.

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The DIY Approach to Surviving the Apocalypse on Your Bike

VeloPro guest blogger Dangerous Dave Anolik is back! In this post, he shares how you can learn to be self-sufficient on your bike. With these tips, you can ride anywhere with the confidence you'll make it home.

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Adnan's Pro Blog - Cyclocross Basics Part 2

Coach Adnan Kadir shares the basic bike handling techniques you need to become a cyclocross master!

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Adnan's Pro Blog - Cyclocross Basics Part 1.

Cyclocross is hotter than ever. If you haven't tried it, you should. Get the basics on how to get started from VeloPro Head Coach, Adnan Kadir

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Jon's Beginner Blog #4 - Facing Your Fears

Ten Mind Hacks For the Beginning Cyclist

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Adnan's Pro Blog: The Importance of the Warm-Up

Coach Adnan Kadir explains the physiological and performance benefits of warming up.

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Jon's Beginner Blog #3 - How to Find the Right Bike for You

Jon gives a ton of advice on how to find a great first training bike.

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Adnan's Pro Blog - How to Build Your Base Fitness

Coach Kadir shares insight into the process of building base fitness levels for future success.

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How to Slay a Monster Ride

We'd like to introduce guest blogger Dave Anolik. Dave's an ultra-endurance masters athlete that has been using VeloPro to train . He's been absolutely absolutely killing big rides like the Oregon Gran Fondo, the Colorado Triple Bypass, and the Swift Summit NW 200.

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Adnan's Ten Indispensable Rules for Group Rides

Group ride etiquette is simple once you learn the rules.

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Welcome to the NEW VeloPro Blog

We’re starting a new era at VeloPro.  When VeloPro was founded in 2014, we did it for two big reasons:

  1. Training can be complicated! Not everyone has the time to read the latest scientific journals on athletic performance an...

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Welcome To Adnan's Pro Blog

My first bike race happened almost by accident.  We were in high school and my pal Phil and I decided that we had outgrown our BMX bikes just as mountain bikes were hitting the scene.  After saving our hard-earned pennies, we bought a matc...

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Welcome to Jon’s Beginner Blog

I was dying. Not metaphorically, not of embarrassment, I was literally ebbing away.  After a lifetime of fighting progressive kidney disease, I could sense the end.  I’d been on dialysis for 3 years, waiting and hoping for a transpla...

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VeloPro User Jeff Sigman Wins Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Race

After a bit of disappointment at BC Bike Race, Jeff put his good form on display by taking the win in the Downieville Classic.

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Rider Experiences: Christina H.

This is the first in a series of rider testimonials. VeloPro riders come from all disciplines of cycling and triathlon.

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Optimizing Your Rest

What exactly does “rest” mean, and how does it work for different athletes? Doing your workouts provides a training stimulus, and the body’s response is to adapt to that load. The time when the actual adaptation takes place, however, is when you are resting.

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Getting on Top of Winter Training

Preparing for winter training means making sure your bike is ready for rough weather and your body is well-rested and prepared for long days in the saddle.

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All Torque and No Action

Cadence is important to producing power on the bike. Here is how you can improve.

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Powermeters And Pacing

Once the domain of a few pros and well-heeled amateur nerds, power meters are now common in cycling and triathlon. When used properly, they’re great not only for optimizing your training (particularly with services like VeloPro), but for helping yo...

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