Month: May 2019

Should You Ride the Trainer in the Summer?

Recently I was on the Canadian Cycling Magazine podcast discussing whether it is wise to keep your trainer setup over the summer. You can listen in the player below or visit their website here.

While at first you may be caught off guard that anyone would consider riding indoors it is worth pondering how disruptions to your training can affect your fitness. How many days do you miss due to weather, darkness, equipment malfunction or even abandon a given workout due to traffic and busy roads/trails on the weekend?

As I am fond of saying, “The Trainer is like a Batting Cage, it is not Baseball”. By this I mean it is a tool we should use but not one that we should use at the exclusion of specific training (like riding off-road, with people, up hills etc)

In the summer I will add an easy spin on the trainer some mornings or evenings. I have used the indoor trainer to dodge a rainy day when the trails are not suitable for mountain biking and even for some heat adaptation if the weather is not hot enough outside.

Many clients I have in big cities will get those critical Threshold workouts done on the trainer where they can focus on the long efforts (ie. 2 x 20 min) without worrying about finding a long stretch of road or about the safety of city streets and paths.

Shred Girls – Lindsay’s Joyride is Now Available

Shred girls the book is a great opportunity to share the love of reading and riding with a young person in your life!

You can order with this link!

An empowering new series from the cyclist who runs is guaranteed to give readers an adrenaline rush–and the confidence girls gain from participating in sports!

It’s time to ride and save the day!

Lindsay can’t wait to spend her summer break reading comics and watching superhero movies–until she finds out she’ll be moving in with her weird older cousin Phoebe instead. And Phoebe has big plans for Lindsay: a BMX class at her bike park with cool-girl Jen and perfectionist Ali. 

Lindsay’s summer of learning awesome BMX tricks with new friends and a new bike turns out to be more epic than any comic book–and it’s all leading up to a jumping competition. 

But some of the biker boys don’t think girls should be allowed to compete in BMX. Now it’s up to Lindsay, Jen, and Ali to win the competition and prove that anyone can be great at BMX.

You can order with this link!