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.

Why I Ride - Dangerous Dave Anolik

In this special Winter edition, ultra-endurance athlete and VeloPro's digital marketing guru, Dangerous Dave Anolik, explains why he rides. Hey, does his bike in the background have a basket? :-)

On a serious note, for many of us with monk...

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How do you win? - Pat O'Neill

Pat O'Neill is a certified ultra-endurance beast.  He's a pioneer in utra marathon, alpine, and mountain biking.  He's won more podiums in his career than most athletes have races.  For example, he's won the Read the full article...

Why I Ride - Designer Christy Hawkins

We're delighted to announce a new series of videos that celebrates cycling and shares all the joys of our two wheeled passions.  It is a simple idea, we just ask the question, "why do you ride?"  The answers are universal yet unique, somet...

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Rate of Perceived Exertion

Coach Kadir explains how VeloPro uses R.P.E. along with other metrics to guide your cycling training plan.

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Coach Kadir's Pro Blog - Notes from USA Cycling Coaching Summit

Coach Kadir shares the key topics discussed at this year's USA Cycling Coaching Summit

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How do you win? - Jon Seaman

Jon Seaman is the Chief Marketing Officer for VeloPro.  As a kidney transplant recipient, he has a pretty unique story on how he found cycling...

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Sharing the Love with our Friends

In cycling and in business, nobody goes it alone.

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Who is VeloPro Designed For?

One question we're often asked is, "Who is VeloPro designed for?" Coach Kadir keeps it real in this video. Because that's who we're focused on. Real people. Just like you....

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What Kind of Cycling Athlete are You?

Most people don't consider themselves to be an athlete. "Athlete" conjures up images of Olympic heroes and genetically gifted pros. At VeloPro, we know everyone has the potential to be an athlete. Guest Blogger Stacey Royce explains the kinds of athletes you'll find in the cycling world. What kind of athlete are you?

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How do You Win - Coach Scott Cole

Scott Cole is the head coach and owner of Scott Cole Coaching. He is an elite USA Cycling Level 1 coach.  He is certified in Power Based Training and is one of just 8 USAC Ce...

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VeloPro is Dynamic and Adaptive

Coach Kadir explains how VeloPro adapts to each rider's unique schedule.

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How Do You Win - Ira Ryan

Iran Ryan is a nice and humble human. You only learn he's an athletic powerhouse from the discreet whispers of an amazed cycling community.  He was a winner of the Read the full article...

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More Cowbell Please!

She's a mom, a wife, a research scientist, a science writer/editor, and a kick-butt cyclocross racer. We're honored that Alix trained with VeloPro!

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VeloPro Loves Zwift

Check out how easy it is to convert your VeloPro workout to ride indoors with Zwift!

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Discovering a New Passion!

VeloPro guest blogger Dan Baker shares his journey from soccer to cycling.

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How do You Win - Jenny Whiteman

Jenny Whiteman is the co-owner of TEMPO cycling and pilates studio in Portland Oregon. She's an expert in balanced training and pilates. Jenny shares some hard earned wisdom on how you can pos...

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Jon's Beginner Blog #6 - Why the Fall is a Great Time to Ride

Confession time.  I had a huge article on bike safety primed and ready for this blog.  For all beginning riders, safety is a huge concern.  Never fear, I'll be back with that complete article next time.  This article is also abou...

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How do You Win - Coach Kirk Whiteman

Multiple time national and world champion track cyclist and coach, Kirk Whiteman, drops some snackable wisdom to inspire you. Kirk Whiteman is not only an accomplished cyclist, he's a world class coach. His athletes have won over 100 National and Wor...

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Adnan's Pro Blog - Preparing for Winter Training

You've reached the summit of training for the season. What's next?

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How do You Win - Augusto Carniero

Winning isn't all about sports.  You can win in all aspects of life.  Learn how the founder of VeloPro's favorite coffee empire, Nossa Familia Coffee, wins. 

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Mountain Bike Mastery!

Guest blogger and VeloPro brand ambassador, Ed Serrat, chronicles his twenty year journey from first ride to racing juggernaut.

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Interview with TEMPO cycling and pilates studio Co-Owners, Kirk and Jenny Whiteman

It is not very often you get to meet a World Champion let alone train with one. VeloPro is proud to announce the launch of TEMPO remote. TEMPO remote is the first offering from the

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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 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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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 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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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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