Training on a bike is a science. Probably more than any other sport, power meters have made it possible to quantify exactly what you should do, how long you should do it and what effect doing it will have. Racing, though? Racing is an art. Smarter racers beat better trained racers all the time. Want to be great? Train hard and race smart.
The people on the Bicycle Heaven Racing Team get this. We train hard. From our computrainer dungeon, to our group ride we are working together all year long
. Many new-jack racers are forced to learn by riding around with other new-jack racers and recreational riders. You know what that teaches them? How other people their same pace ride. There is little art to recreational riding
. On the Bicycle Heaven Racing Team, we get the new guys out with the seasoned vets. Cat 5′s riding with Cat 3′s. Cat 4′s riding with 1′s. Hell, we’ve even got elite level triathletes mixed in with the recreational riders. It’s not unusual for our team rides to have cat 5′s, past state champions and even the girl who won last week’s women’s cat 4 race. You know what new riders learn by watching experienced riders? They learn the art
.A couple of our seasoned vets are not just
bike racers, either. Rob Kelley and Patrick Fasse are both U. S. A. Cycling certified coaches
. Rob is on the staff of Training Bible Coaching
. Rob and Peter Kelley and Brian Fuller also lead the team’s computrainer workouts.Wonder how guys on the Team get fast? They watch Rob and the other accomplished riders bring the pain on our group ride. The fast guys know the art of going fast.
Team Leaders: How they know
Rob and the rest of the crew didn’t get fast just by shredding the group ride. They live this stuff. They study this stuff. They are not only our resident Big Dogs and USACycling certified coaches, they are on the staff of Training Bible Coaching. Founded by legendary coach Joe Friel. ROK Coaching uses the best of the best in training methodology.
There is no better endorsement than paying somebody for their service. Most competitive cyclists looking for coaches are forced to make a leap of faith on somebody they don’t know. Riders for BH get to know Rob personally. Many of the riders on Team BH have retained Rob as a coach… and it shows.