In the first installment of this two-part series on How to Pedal a Bike, you learned the basics of my philosophy of how to pedal a bike.
Humans are meant to push down so we need to understand how to optimize that motion for cycling.
We’re going to break down how to pedal in different conditions:
- We will look at the demands of the event that will help us decipher what disciplines have what requirements for the type of pedaling you must do.
- Then, I will break cyclists down into pedaling phenotypes. When we talk about cycling phenotypes (sprinter, time trialist, etc.) in terms of pedaling, understand that it is a spectrum.
I hope these thoughts lead to insight in your own training and spur you to think more critically about how you ride.