Matt Tanner on April 17, 2019

Rollfast 8×8 Challenge Ride Report

Another year of rain and pain! 4am. 40 degrees. Hard rain. Dark. That was the scene as our volunteers put up tents, constructed the start line and brewed coffee. By 7am, riders were checking in and getting their timing chips. The rain stopped briefly and many fingers were crossed. In...
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Matt Tanner on April 9, 2018

Matt’s Pro Tip: Nutrition

Bonking is not a fun experience and it’s usually avoidable! Most of the times that I’ve bonked I’ve been in a race or competitive situation with plenty of food sitting in my jersey pocket. Why don’t I eat? Sometimes I forget. Sometimes the pace is too high to safely get into...
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Matt Tanner on April 2, 2018

Matt’s Pro Tip: Efficient Climbing

I’ve never been a very good climber. Living in Indiana, our climbing options are pretty limited so practicing technique is difficult. Through the years I’ve been fortunate enough to take some amazing trips with Thomson Bike Tours and Cinch Cycling. These guys know how to climb! Along the way I’ve...
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Matt Tanner on March 26, 2018

Matt’s Pro Tip: Gear Selection

Learning the hard way Years ago, I did a lot of training in Southern Indiana, and I thought I knew the area quite well. Enter the Indiana State Road Race in Brown County State Park. I showed up as a Cat4 ready to dominate with my custom titanium bike, aero...
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