Month: February 2013

hunting trips around the world.(2013 Cali Availability)

So 2013 in Oxnard has been great. I have had the opportunity to ride so many awesome routes (new and old) and with so many awesome people.

Wait We still have over a month left , maybe you should come !

March 15 – April 15

Basically you book a plane ticket and we do the rest , no need to look into ride routes, cars, areas

The area has been used by everyone from the one and only theMitchBailey, Optum (Kelly Benefits) road team , Team Ontario Cycling, Emily Batty,  Raphael Gagne , Geoff Kabush, cam Jette, Derek Zandstra (3rox) in addition to many great people so far down with the YourCaliTrip crew to enjoy the awesome roads and SUPER trails.

Why not let us get you on the road/trail early so those early races and rides are successful??

Coaching/Guiding/Mechanical/Nutritional Support all available too .

The ‘Classic’ Mugu Rock Shot
If you are interested throw me an email and/or check out http://yourcalitrip.blogspot.com/ for more info

Canadian Cycling Mag Interview about Paleo Template in Endurance Athletes )

    I finally found the article that Canadian Cycling Mag and Cheryl Madinger put together from an interview we did in the fall on the art of being Paleo while being an Elite Endurance Athlete. I have had several compliments from it and even a few  people who were inspired to give it a try, so super job and many thanks to C.C.Mag for letting me spout off about sweet potatoes and other kooky things.



    For clarity/disclosure/addendum, I personally use Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Magnesium at the moment (not fish oil or Vit D), I am not positive what I said on the phone so will call my bad on that. I avoid Gluten from all sources. I use white rice and organic corn occasionally if we are out for Mexican or sushi but mostly just to supplement carbohydrate when training load is high and 10+ sweet potatoes is too much. During rides I use maltodextrin based powders/gels for intense and/or long rides as well as BCAA and sea salt/electrolytes, the occasional ‘Jenny’s Macaroon’ finds its way into ride food as well. I consume limited Nuts/seeds and fruit  but this is not to say they are bad or to be avoided by everyone everyday.   Most people, on most days will get enough calories from a more normal paleo template (meat + veggies + fruit + good fats) .  The message that you do not have to be perfect and that everyone’s ‘template’ will be different was/is my primary message and this was captured well in the article.

Please let me know if I can help you in your journey or if the article sparks any questions/ideas.

  **follow me on twitter – If I can get 30 more followers I will begin tweeting and sharing ideas to help you up your paleo and/or endurance game **
http://cyclingmagazine.ca/2013/02/sections/healthnutrition/nutrition-tips/going-paleopaleo-diet/

Going paleo

By Cheryl Madliger – Published February 1, 2013

If your choice for pre-race nutrition tends to be linguine or rigatoni, Peter Glassford’s nutritional approach might shock you. The Collingwood, Ont.-based cycling coach and Trek Canada Mountain Bike Race Team member uses an ancestral diet omitting grains, dairy and legumes to fuel himself and his athletes. Extreme or not, Glassford’s diet is working for him. He is the Canadian record holder at the Leadville 100 and the 2012 Ontario provincial crosscountry champion. His approach to nutrition is based on the Paleo diet. It’s something cycling coach Joe Friel often recommends. In The Paleo Diet for Athletes, Friel and co-author Loren Cordain, the original expert on the Paleo diet, explain things simply.
“The essential dietary principles of The Paleo Diet for Athletes are straightforward: you can eat as much lean meat, poultry, seafood, fresh fruit and veggies as you like,” the book says. “Foods that are not part of the modernday Paleolithic fare include cereal grains, dairy products, high-glycemic fruits and vegetables, legumes, alcohol, salty foods, fatty meats, refined sugars, and nearly all processed foods.”
As Glassford explains it, the approach is about maximizing nutrition, which in turn maximizes performance. “The Paleo diet is basically the use of an evolutionary framework to establish an optimal diet and lifestyle for an individual, starting with the most nutrient dense and non-problematic foods. Start thinking about your food in terms of nutrient density,” he says. “What do you get for each calorie?”
Grains, dairy and legumes – which some suggest we’re not fully adapted to – are considered problematic. They’re also less nutrient dense than foods emphasized in the Paleo diet, making them less optimal choices. For example, rather than a pouring a meat sauce over bed of pasta, someone following the Paleo diet might add it to abowl of veggies, such as spaghetti squash or zucchini. According to Nicole Springle, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic in Toronto, the Paleo diet is growing in popularity. Springle admits, however, that without grains, legumes or dairy, meeting nutrient requirements could be challenging, but not impossible. “You can satisfy dietary requirements without these foods, but it requires careful planning and supplementation,” she says. “Most individuals don’t realize the amount of careful selection of food required to meet their dietary needs.”
(read more at Canadian Cycling Mag)

https://twitter.com/peterglassford

Canadian Cycling Mag. Interview about Paleo Template in Endurance Athletes ( They would have great tempura)

    I finally found the article that Canadian Cycling Mag and Cheryl Madinger put together from an interview we did in the fall on the art of being Paleo while being an Elite Endurance Athlete. I have had several compliments from it and even a few  people who were inspired to give it a try, so super job and many thanks to C.C.Mag for letting me spout off about sweet potatoes and other kooky things.

 

    For clarity/disclosure/addendum, I personally use Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Magnesium at the moment (not fish oil or Vit D), I am not positive what I said on the phone so will call my bad on that. I avoid Gluten from all sources. I use white rice and organic corn occasionally if we are out for Mexican or sushi but mostly just to supplement carbohydrate when training load is high and 10+ sweet potatoes is too much. During rides I use maltodextrin based powders/gels for intense and/or long rides as well as BCAA and sea salt/electrolytes, the occasional ‘Jenny’s Macaroon’ finds its way into ride food as well. I consume limited Nuts/seeds and fruit  but this is not to say they are bad or to be avoided by everyone everyday.   Most people, on most days will get enough calories from a more normal paleo template (meat + veggies + fruit + good fats) .  The message that you do not have to be perfect and that everyone’s ‘template’ will be different was/is my primary message and this was captured well in the article.

Please let me know if I can help you in your journey or if the article sparks any questions/ideas.

  **follow me on twitter – If I can get 30 more followers I will begin tweeting and sharing ideas to help you up your paleo and/or endurance game **
http://cyclingmagazine.ca/2013/02/sections/healthnutrition/nutrition-tips/going-paleopaleo-diet/

Going paleo

By Cheryl Madliger – Published February 1, 2013

If your choice for pre-race nutrition tends to be linguine or rigatoni, Peter Glassford’s nutritional approach might shock you. The Collingwood, Ont.-based cycling coach and Trek Canada Mountain Bike Race Team member uses an ancestral diet omitting grains, dairy and legumes to fuel himself and his athletes. Extreme or not, Glassford’s diet is working for him. He is the Canadian record holder at the Leadville 100 and the 2012 Ontario provincial crosscountry champion. His approach to nutrition is based on the Paleo diet. It’s something cycling coach Joe Friel often recommends. In The Paleo Diet for Athletes, Friel and co-author Loren Cordain, the original expert on the Paleo diet, explain things simply.
“The essential dietary principles of The Paleo Diet for Athletes are straightforward: you can eat as much lean meat, poultry, seafood, fresh fruit and veggies as you like,” the book says. “Foods that are not part of the modernday Paleolithic fare include cereal grains, dairy products, high-glycemic fruits and vegetables, legumes, alcohol, salty foods, fatty meats, refined sugars, and nearly all processed foods.”
As Glassford explains it, the approach is about maximizing nutrition, which in turn maximizes performance. “The Paleo diet is basically the use of an evolutionary framework to establish an optimal diet and lifestyle for an individual, starting with the most nutrient dense and non-problematic foods. Start thinking about your food in terms of nutrient density,” he says. “What do you get for each calorie?”
Grains, dairy and legumes – which some suggest we’re not fully adapted to – are considered problematic. They’re also less nutrient dense than foods emphasized in the Paleo diet, making them less optimal choices. For example, rather than a pouring a meat sauce over bed of pasta, someone following the Paleo diet might add it to abowl of veggies, such as spaghetti squash or zucchini. According to Nicole Springle, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic in Toronto, the Paleo diet is growing in popularity. Springle admits, however, that without grains, legumes or dairy, meeting nutrient requirements could be challenging, but not impossible. “You can satisfy dietary requirements without these foods, but it requires careful planning and supplementation,” she says. “Most individuals don’t realize the amount of careful selection of food required to meet their dietary needs.”
(read more at Canadian Cycling Mag)

https://twitter.com/peterglassford

 

but we gotta look ( new photo page )

A friend , Ivan Rupes, has made a new facebook page and website to showcase his photos. He has been tinkering for several years now and has always been generous in taking photos of me racing as well as  different camps/sessions i have done from the coaching side of things. 

Please give his stuff a look and a LIKE / SHARE

new photography facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/IvanRupesPhoto)

http://ivanrupes.com.

Classic rock-over caught at ridiculous angle ! I like to use this as an extreme example of everything working out as long as we (our heads especially) stay vertical

You want to get a whole combination. (Panoramic View from Top of Tuna Canyon)

Crazy Panoramic view from the top of Stunt Road and about to go down Tuna
Canyon

Courtesy of DJ Adam Morka <https://twitter.com/adammorka>and his Iphone 4s or 5 .

Perhaps one of the best routes I have put together yet with uphills for
Mullholland,  Stunt, Los Flores and downhills on ‘The Rockstore’ , Tuna
Canyon and Piuma … way to much fun to call today Training

Thanks to TayNeezy for pickup and a sag wagon pickup when we realized the
ride home would be much longer then expected after all the fun in the
mountains !

The big this is, (Mullholland-Stunt-Tuna Canyon-Los Flores-Piuma Big Day)

I am out doing this right route through the Santa Monica Mountains now … it really sucks 😉
DJ Adam Morka and Tv pushing the pace with me for the 5-6 hr adventure, should be around 2400m ascent and 150-160km (all this is said while knocking on wood)
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Ride Fueled by my Best Cauliflour Pizza Ever .

The 4 Month Year

I have decided to call the Bike Skills Project semi-complete at 127 episodes, or around 4 months

I will continue to put up periodic posts when I have access to Quality film/audio, great locations, participants and ideas worth sharing.  Otherwise my focus will be on making my clients (and myself!!) fast and increasingly more proficient in the area of Bike Steeze .

feel free to subscribe so you know when new episodes arrive

I hope the last 4 months have helped the 6 viewers . Please keep ideas and questions coming .

Most of all keep working on your Bike Skills.