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2 Jul

RAGBRAI Training: Ready or Not, RAGBRAI is Almost Here.  Are you Ready?

TJ Juskiewicz - 7 comments

I just turned my calendar to July and realized that time is running out before the start of RAGBRAI.  I bet a few of you are thinking the same thing ...

21 Jun

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Hydration

TJ Juskiewicz - 3 comments

Most people think that the main purpose of hydration is to help prevent dehydration, and to replenish electrolyte stores that may be lost via sweat.

19 Jun

RAGBRAI Training: Dealing With Iowa Heat. DO Sweat It!

TJ Juskiewicz - 3 comments

It is 92 degrees, humid and windy. Perfect and typical RAGBRAI weather so this ride serves as good preparation for RAGBRAI.  So just how does a cyclist deal with this ...

14 May

RAGBRAI Training: Is Iowa Hilly? Hill Yes!

TJ Juskiewicz - 5 comments

Iowa is flat. Believe that and I’ll tell you its cold in Iowa in July too. Sometimes people are surprised how un-flat Iowa is.

25 Mar

RAGBRAI Training: Does Indoor Training Count Towards Mileage Goals?

TJ Juskiewicz - 13 comments

The calendar says that spring began this week, but one wouldn’t know it looking outside. As I write this on March 24, is it literally freezing outside and sleeting.

18 Mar

RAGBRAI Training: It’s Time to Kick Off this RAGBRAI Training Party!

TJ Juskiewicz - 6 comments

Coach David Ertl will be providing training tips throughout the season to help you prepare properly and adequately for the trek across the state.

4 Mar

Nuun is Back as our Hydration Sponsor for the 2018 Edition of RAGBRAI!

TJ Juskiewicz - 2 comments

Nuun is back as our hydration sponsor for the 2018 edition of RAGBRAI.  We will be serving Nuun Hydration products at the meeting town and along the route and encourage ...

8 Aug

RAGBRAI May Be a Memory But the Cycling Season Rolls On

TJ Juskiewicz - 0 comments

Congratulations on making it through RAGBRAI. I hope your preparation worked for you and my tips were useful. I’ve received some emails from people who said they accomplished their goals ...

26 Jun

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #9 – Thar She Blows, Ride Like the Wind

TJ Juskiewicz - 5 comments

You can count on one thing, there is almost always wind in Iowa.  So you’d better be ready to deal with it.  Headwinds are a fact of cycling life, so ...

19 Jun

Top 10 Training Tips for RAGBRAI #8 – Get Ready for the Hot, Humid Days of RAGBRAI

TJ Juskiewicz - 6 comments

We’ve been in a warm spell the past couple of weeks, just in time to remind me of things to consider when cycling in the heat and humidity.

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