Posts by O'Brien Forbes


How to Warm Up Properly for a Bike Race


Here are four things to consider when planning how to warm up properly for a bike race, ensuring that extra performance edge once the gun goes off.

How to Prepare for a Century Ride


Whether it’s your first century or your 20th, many of the same training rules apply. However, depending on the type of rider you are (say a weekend warrior versus a mostly indoor session-only type), you may have to prioritize certain types of workouts in order to prepare in the most efficient way possible.

3 Ways to Use Your End of the Cycling Season Fitness


As summer winds down, many cyclists still have plenty of fitness but lack a main goal to prepare for. Coach O'Brien Forbes has three ways you can make the most of your fitness this fall and prepare for next season.

The Basics of Group Ride Etiquette


Group rides are a staple for many cyclists, but they can be intimidating for new riders. Use these tips from coach O’brien Forbes to increase your skill level, ride safely with others, improve your fitness, and enjoy riding with a group.

The Four Phases of Sprint Training


Developing a fast sprint take specific training and skills. To get that final top end speed, Coach O’Brien Forbes lays out the fours phases of sprint training to take your sprint to the next level.

Preparing For Your First Cycling Race of the Year


The cycling season is kicking off and your first race is likely coming up soon. These tips from coach O’brien Forbes will help beginners and veterans arrive at the race prepared and ready to reach their goals.

How to Optimize Your Indoor Training Plan


Riding indoors is an inevitable part of winter training for most cyclists. Create an indoor training plan that will help you stay motivated and get the results you're after.

Long Term Goal Planning for Cyclists


Planning your season is your first step to making 2016 great. Use these steps from coach O’brien Forbes to create your plan and get set up for success.

3 Steps to Starting Your Off Season Training


Right now is a great time to get a jump start on next season. Following these steps will give you just enough structure to take advantage of great fall weather to build your fitness while also allowing for mental break.

How to Train for a Gravel Grinder


The newest form of bike racing takes riders off the paved road and on to dirt and gravel back roads. Learn how to train for these events with tips and advice from coach O’brien Forbes.

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