Ask Oli: Accepting Autumn as a Roadie

It’s colder. It’s grey. It smells like moist, fallen leaves, and it’s dark when you wake up and long before you go to bed. There’s a chill in the air. For some, it smells like cyclocross. For them the stoke is high and they’re rejoicing. “Bring on the rain! Bring on the snow!” they say. […]

Ask Oli: Ending where it began

A return to my roots felt right. Closure is what was missing the last two times I quit. Though I know this still is not the end, and that I’ll line up again one day to throw some elbows, butt some heads, laugh and joke, and try to be the first across some line, I […]

The 10 emotional stages of a big climb

Ups and downs are what make life exciting—the same can be said for ups and downs in cycling. When a non-cyclist asks you, “wait, you actually want to ride somewhere hilly?” and you reply “yes, those are some of the best rides!” what you probably don’t mention is how it feels to be mid-way through […]

5 ways being a gamer can help you on Zwift

Although Zwift brings an entirely new definition to e-sports, it tries to maintain some fundamental similarities to real cycling: Power to weight ratios still apply, hilly routes will feel harder and each bike performs differently. That being said, the online training/racing platform is very different from lining up in real life (as many pro cyclists […]

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