In my adventures I have accumulated 35 years of competition experience in four disciplines [road, track, mountain and cross], two decades of coaching, and over ten years of fitting, as well as study, research and refinement of practice. Formal qualifications include:
- USAC category one coaching license [this is the highest level]
- Chek Practitioner level IMS5 [this is the highest level of study at the Chek Institute]
- Steve Hogg Certified bicycle fitter
Considering how long I have been doing all of this, it isn’t a really impressive list of credentials or letters after my name. You don’t get a certificate or degree for being a life long learner.
I could go into a list of racing accomplishments but aside from the Olympic Games [I was 14th in the points race in 2004 in Athens] and several world championships [my best finish was 6th in the points race in Warsaw in 2009], and setting both US Elite National and Masters World Hour records, even though I have won a lot of bike races, you have never heard of most of them.
This accumulation of experience has offered me many learning opportunities, most of which have come in the form of crashes, being dropped on climbs, flats, descents, crosswinds, corners, flat straight roads, being hailed on, being chased by dogs, training too much, training too little, getting sick, doing too many plyometrics, lifting weights, cross training, fat biking, etc etc etc. With all these lessons eventually I figured out how to succeed in many areas of the sport due to an aptitude for solving problems. Another way to phrase this would be stubbornness. Ultimately, in the context of my passion for the sport, I have found myself in a position where I can offer helpful guidance to others.
That said, one of the most fundamental tenets of coaching is: A coach must not kill the client’s dream with your own.
Just because I learned a lesson in a particular way or solved a problem in my own cycling journey with tools A, B and C or methods R, S and T does not mean it will work for a given client. A coach must allow a client to have their own dream and experience. The role of the coach is to offer guidance and also get out of the way at the right moment, in order to let the client shine.
With this context in mind, I offer consultation services for cycling in various different categories.
- hour record consultation including training, strategy, equipment, preparation, pacing, event execution
- overview of coaching programing and execution
- holistic lifestyle coaching including breath work, QiGong, Tai Chi, meditation
- strength and conditioning instruction and program design
- holistic nutrition concepts and applications
- bicycle fitting theory, practice, application
- functional movement and practice
- ongoing consultation for existing clients who have had an Integrative Fitting and would like follow up work regarding any of the categories listed above
Additional consultation services are also available, on a case by case basis. Contact me for details.
Note: I do not offer consultations for individual, one on one cycling coaching in which daily programming and ongoing analysis of training is performed. This type of cycling coaching is provided through Team EF Coaching. If you are interested in working with me as your full time cycling coach, please visit teamefcoaching.com to learn more.
Consultations are available on an hourly basis, or in a package. Hourly rates are $200/hr and are offered in one hour increments.
Consultation packages for ongoing discussions are available for purchase as a block. Rate for a block is $1000 for 5 hours of discussion.