Cycling Center Dallas Blog
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Functional Threshold Power (FTP), Anaerobic Work Capacity (Now Titled W'...), and How It Applies to Classes at Cycling Center Dallas.

It's Mid-February, and the Groundhog decided rather quickly to re-enter his den, after seeing his shadow. That means more opportunities for us at Cycling Center Dallas, to help you continue to improve your Stamina, Speed, and Strength through our Six-Week Series of Classes. Many of you begrudgingly participated in two days of testing, to determine your absolute highest-average-power outputs for three minutes, eight minutes, and later, twenty minutes. Read More

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A Weekend With RaceDay Apollo Co-Developer David Tilbury-Davis

A couple of weekends ago, our White Rock Lake studio was honored to host one of the two partners for some very powerful cycling and triathlon training and analysis software, David Tilbury-Davis. Mr. Davis is a triathlon coach with the British Triathlon Union (BTU), and will be relocating from his base in Spain to a new location outside of Houston this year. He came to Dallas to explain to an elite crew of coaches, what RaceDay Apollo is, and what it can do for the coach and the athlete. Read More

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...Because EVERYONE Deserves a Professional Bike Fit.

Well, we're coming out of May, and rolling in to June, and the weather is still sort of taciturn. We had several good weekdays, however, and the midday lulls have been a great opportunity for me to try out my new bike fit with Coach Craig Fulk. Those of you who know me, know that I'm a dedicated Cervelo owner, having owned over 5 so far, and upgrading as they continue to roll out new models. Read More

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13:56
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Why Six Weeks?

Wow - what a question. It's one that we get a lot at Cycling Center Dallas, and it finally requires some words. So let's have a look and a discussion, and hopefully you'll see why we think Six-Week-Long Series' tend to work the best for our cyclists. Read More

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11:54
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Lancaster Rally and A Ride With Emily Penn - Mission Accomplished!

This past weekend was a busy one, with a number of Cycling Center Dallas patrons enjoying the perfect Spring weather, and riding their bikes - mostly out at the Lancaster Bike Rally, hosted by the Greater Dallas Bicyclists. Per a previous arrangement, I made plans to head South of Dallas, just off of I-20, to meet up with one of my favorite clients, and escort her on an adventure. Read More

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Three Months in, and we're starting to see some real results!

I am posting this today from our Richardson Location, where we'll be hosting an Open House, from 2 to 5pm, complete with food, drinks, music, and live demonstrations of the studio and trainers, but the story behind the studio really has to be the results that we're starting to witness as a result of the programming and participation. Read More

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MS150/164 Images from my own "Feisty Devils!"


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15:10
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More results from LT test, Week 5

D.R. - 144 to 154 (+6%) M.B. - 196 to 243 (+19%!!!) B.D. - 94 to 142 (+33%!!!!) E.H. - 162 to 172 (+6%) There were 1 or 2 people in each class that experienced flatlines or drops, and honestly, that's normal. No one can go 100% or experience incredible gains all the time. And those who had the most gains, well, had the most to gain. We won't see gains like this all the time, and for the more experienced cyclists, 1-2% is quite satisfactory. For older cyclists, just holding on to the new numbers can in itself be a feat. But no one is losing watts, and dimes to donuts, those with flat efforts or lower values can certainly come back and get even stronger over the next six weeks. I may actually re-test them in two weeks, just to make sure the efforts that flatlined were a fluke.

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First results from Week 5 Threshold Test...

WB: From 160 to 171 (+6%) JK: From 229 to 247 (+7%) LV: From 161 to 178 (+10%) DM: From 232 to 234 (1%) Other results to come -all report feeling stronger, riding with more stamina, climbing with more fortitude, and either keeping up with packs, or leading them. Will publish w/kg results later.

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