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So far Tracy Draper has created 14 blog entries.

Climbing Camps in Mt. Dora

To train for a climbing event in “flat Florida” is a challenge, however, with the proper coaching and tools it can be very productive. Training With Tracy and Top Step Cycling are joining forces to help cyclists build confidence and skills to prepare for such events.

Top Step’s licensed Head Coach Steve Mlujeak and AFAA […]

Suffering for Others’ Benefit: RAAM 2018

It’s beyond my scope of understanding, but for some sick reason we mere mortals seem to get some sort of gratification out of watching someone else suffer greatly during insane athletic events. “How can you say that, Tracy?” you may ask with and air of shock and judgement. Please allow me to attempt to […]

Riding the Tail of the Dragon / Cherohala Challenge

At Road Titans 300 last year I met a delightful Brit named Phil through a mutual cycling friend. He spoke to me about coming to take on the Cherohala Challenge in June of 2018. He used many adjectives to describe this event like “very difficult”, “picturesque”, “a tremendous amount of climbing” and so on. […]

Compression Socks – Why Wear Them?

By |January 19th, 2018|Blog, Cycling, Training|0 Comments

Increased vascularity in the legs of cyclists is both a blessing and a hidden curse. Genetics plays a role in how the vascularity presents itself later in life through varicose and / or spider veins. The weakening of the walls of the vessels causes leakage and sometimes pooling of blood in the legs. This […]

2018 Goals

 

Here I sit, over a week into the New Year and I have yet to put into writing what my cycling goals are. Not that I haven’t been giving it thought – a whole lot of thought – but more than likely that I have been a bit afraid to commit to some lofty […]

Are You Up for the Maiden Voyage Tour?

By |January 2nd, 2018|Blog, Cycling, Event|6 Comments

They have come onto the cycling scene out of nowhere. In early October I spoke with the owner and it was just an idea, just a plan. A cycling friend of mine, Phil Diehl, bought a commercial bus and was going to outfit it for cyclists – for custom tours. He told me how […]

The Donkey Ear’s Promise of Hope

By |December 15th, 2017|Blog, Inspirational, Mental|1 Comment

A few Christmases ago a client of mine gave me a Donkey Ear plant-baby, carefully wrapped in a moist paper towel and tucked into a plastic sandwich bag. She assured me that it was easy to care for and that I would enjoy it for years to come. “All you have to do is […]

From Muscles to Mush

By |November 28th, 2017|Blog, Injuries, Mental|1 Comment

The downside of taking time off the bike – whether it be due to injury, travel, unforeseen life circumstances, etc. – is how quickly the body goes awry. Should any of you readers be under the age of 35, you won’t get the rest of this for a few more years, but it’s good […]

It’s Time for Road Titans Again!

By |October 4th, 2017|Blog, Event|2 Comments

For the third time in four years, I am packing up and heading north to the color-filled mountains of western South Carolina. Thankfully, I was just there a month ago to train on each of the three big climbs, so my confidence level is pretty high as for being able to complete this tough […]

Sugarloaf Mountain Megadevelopment Meeting Notes

By |January 14th, 2016|Blog, Cycling|0 Comments

Ready or not – here it comes. More than 6,500 home sites will be developed in Minneola and it will be starting soon with new roads that will allow for the infrastructure to be laid out first.

I became involved in this issue at the request of the residents on the top of Sugarloaf, as […]