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CAAM 200K Ride Leaders & Letter

The first time I did a CAAM 200K was in way back 2013, and it was the longest I had done. Back in those days the group was small enough that we could go into an establishment for lunch without having to rent the entire facility. Not any longer!

I’m excited that each time there […]

Athlete Spotlight – Felipe “El Torito” Monsalve

As a mom, personal trainer and coach, the gratification received by witnessing someone accomplish their goals is immeasurable. Recently I had a client come to me with a specific goal and needed some direction / training outlined to achieve the stated goal.

Felipe “El Torito” Monsalve (Pipe’) came to me for a consultation earlier this […]

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. […]

Tips for Surviving Cross Florida – Part 2

Last week I shared ten tips for making your Cross Florida journey more pleasurable – and hopefully a little more fun. Today you will find some more advice and suggestions. Please feel free to leave a comment, as I am sure there many other tips as well. Picking up where I left off last […]

Tips for Riding Cross Florida

What on earth would inspire people to attempt a 167 mile one day event from the east coast of Florida to the West Coast? “Because it’s there” is the resounding reply. Years ago it was an actual race, complete with police motorcycles rushing ahead to close all intersections for the front group to pass […]

Pedal the Chill Away

By |January 25th, 2018|Blog, Cold, Cycling, Training|0 Comments

Living in Florida offers a year-round training ground. While northerly friends of ours might be relegated to indoor trainers during these winter months we get to enjoy afternoon rides in temperatures that range from 50-80 degrees. It doesn’t get much better than this!

Some things to keep in mind as we pedal our way through […]

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 […]