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Another Successful CAAM 200K NSB Ride

Why would anyone be surprised by such a statement? Of those who have experienced this ride as it has evolved over the years, this title could be a part of CAAM Event’s branding. Ever sine I did my first 200K in 2012, I was hooked on this ride. I have witnessed it morph with […]

CAAM 200k 20mph Group Things to Know

Another year gone already? It seems we were just getting ready for the CAAM Events 200k 2018!

I’m excited that you are going to be in our group (the biggest group, mind you). If you will please download the route, it will be to your advantage and safety. Pack a spare tube and CO2 cartridge, […]

How to Master the ULTRA at a Master’s Age

It is a lot of fun to read the training programs, tips and advice given by hot shots in their 30’s for challenging cycling events. I’ve read such pieces about numerous grueling cycling events in the South. I have done most of them and for sure – the ULTRA is indeed the most difficult. […]

A Tale of Two Stories

“GET OFF THE ROAD!” is something we cyclists hear all too commonly while we are out riding. Or, we get buzzed by a car going 50+mph. Occasionally we even are smoked out by big trucks whose drivers think it’s funny to watch us choke in the thick black cloud that they aggressively assaulted us […]

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 […]