- Paris-Roubaix + first ever Women's Roubaix.
- Phil Gaiman tries to break Matteo Jorgenson's Bogus hill climb FKT
- True environmental cost of riding a bike.
- Elite amateur triathlete David Morris on keeping training simple and repeatable.
Here is your weekly TT Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:
- Italian cyclist Sonny Colbrelli won the 118th Paris-Roubaix road race. Paris-Roubaix is a "monument" race in the cycling world, as well as one of the oldest. The race started in 1896, one year before the Boston Marathon (see below).
- The first ever women's Paris-Roubaix was won by Lizzie Deignan of England. The carnage caused to the riders and their bikes is evident in this photo gallery of Lizzie's race winning bike.
- Boise native Matteo Jorgenson made the early break in his Paris Roubaix debut. An unfortunate "#2 pit stop" saw him drop back to 63rd by the end of the race.
- A fun video of retired professional cyclist Phil Gaiman trying to break Matteo's Bogus Basin hill climb record.
Events I'm looking forward to:
Almost 20,000 people will toe the line to race the 125th Boston Marathon next Monday, October 11th. The world was a different place in 1897 when the inaugural Boston Marathon saw 15 men toe the line: bicycle racing was the most popular sport of the day, followed by baseball, then boxing.
Thank you to everyone who shopped the Tri Swap this past weekend. The sales was a great success thanks to you and your support. If you sold gear at the Swap your store-credit or check will be available to you later this week. We will contact you with an update.
Quote that struck a chord:
The most insightful quote I've come across in a long time from an athlete interview
. A lesson I learned a long time ago is that the best training is simple, memorable, and straight forward:
"I found complexity created a barrier to consistency for me, and finding a routine and schedule that works week after week has been really beneficial for my family life and my fitness. I don’t do rest weeks or “down” weeks, and I don’t schedule rest days (because life has a way of getting in the way!). Every week looks pretty similar to the previous week, and I try to make changes gradually to allow my body to adapt to increases in training load." - David Morris
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Have a great week!
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