Author Archives: Ian Meintjes

Ian Meintjes is a pro enduro racer and the producer of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. Ian’s successful track record in cross-country and enduro racing, along with years of experience as a customer support agent have made him an expert on all things training and racing with power.


Dirty Kanza, Running as Cross-training, Overtraining and more – Ask a Cycling Coach 160

Join us live for Episode 160 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’re going to analyze what Geoff Kabush did to get third place at Dirty Kanza, discuss whether running is a good form of cross-training, and dig deep into overtraining. Topics covered in this episode How to register for the 40k TT challenge…


Lost & Found Gravel Grinder, Ending Workouts with Sprints, Flexibility and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 159

What we learned at Lost & Found, is ending a workout with a sprint a bad idea, is flexibility necessary for cyclists and more in Episode 159 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode Geoff Kabush’s Dirty Kanza Recap Lost & Found Recap What are the best workouts for different…


FTP Testing and The TrainerRoad Ramp Test: A Comprehensive Guide – Ask a Cycling Coach 158

A comprehensive guide to fitness testing, why we created a new test, pro tips for your next fitness test and more in Episode 158 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Facebook Group Lost & Found Gravel Grinder Preview Carson City Off-Road Live Podcast Recording!…


Oval vs. Round Rings, Fasted Training, Beating Cramps and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 157

Do oval rings affect power data, when fasted training actually effective, how to stop cramps and more in Episode 157 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast. Topics covered in this episode Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Facebook Group Carson City Off-Road Live Podcast What we noticed at the Queen Stage of the Tour of…


Breakaways That Stick, Crit Racing Strategy, Ideal Race Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 156

How to make a breakaway stick, can you do too much VO2 work, ideal pre-race and mid-race nutrition and more in Episode 156 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode Are sprints at the end of a ride a good idea? How to get faster in the offseason Adjusting…


Peter Sagan Dirt Fondo, Performance Analytics, Hill Climb Time Trials and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 155

Why you need to do the Sagan dirt fondo, TrainerRoad’s new ride analysis features, How to PR your next hill climb time trial and more in Episode 155 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What training metrics matter most How to understand your training stress score Sagan Dirt…


Merckx TTs, Sagan Dirt Fondo Preview, USADA Legal Allergy Treatment and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 154

Why every time trialist should do a Merckx TT, the Peter Sagan Dirt Fondo course preview, how to make sure your allergy treatment is legal and more in Episode 154 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode What is a Merckx TT? Preparing for the Sagando An update on…


Consequences of a High FTP, Our First TT, Organizing a Season and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 153

What you need to consider as you raise your FTP, the results from our first time trial, how to organize a busy race season and more in the Episode 153 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.  Topics covered in this episode How vacation affects fitness How to plan a big ride with friends…


Component Choices That Make You Faster with ENVE Composites – Ask a Cycling Coach 152

Component upgrades should take more than weight and price into consideration. Every part of your bike should contribute to making you faster, whether through aerodynamics, comfort or mechanical efficiency. We dug into every important component choice you can make to get faster in the latest podcast with ENVE Composites.  Topics covered in this episode…