The podcast hosts are back from Kona and share everything you need to know before climbing Mauna Kea. As Nate gets ready for another long trip overseas, we share the best on-the-go training setups, tips for how to keep your training on track while traveling, and 5 strength training exercises for cyclists.


Topics covered in this episode

  • Live podcast recording w/Matt Fitzgerald November 4 at Rapha San Francisco, with group ride thereafter!
  • What we learned from riding Mauna Kea
  • How to pace a high elevation climb
  • What to wear when climbing Mauna Kea
  • What type of bike to ride for Mauna Kea
  • Do you need multiple bikes for Mauna Kea?
  • What gearing is best for Mauna Kea?
  • Nutrition plan for Mauna Kea
  • How to avoid back pain when riding
  • What gearing do you actually “need” for cross racing?
  • How to follow a training plan when traveling
  • Which trainer is best to use when traveling?
  • What power meter is best for traveling?
  • What workouts maintain fitness when traveling?
  • Passing and singletrack etiquette for bike racing
  • Is it okay to bump another racer?
  • Should you let a faster rider by on single track?
  • 5 strength training exercises for cycling

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Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee is a Level II USA certified cycling coach and the host of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. His background in the sport of motocross has translated into a passion for cycling, mountain biking and all things training. If you have a training question, submit your question for Jonathan to answer on the next episode of TrainerRoad’s podcast.

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