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.


Special Guest Katerina Nash – Ask a Cycling Coach 175

5x Olympian Katerina Nash joined us live from Interbike in front of a studio audience for a deep dive on cyclocross. Tune in and learn from one of cycling’s most successful athletes!  Topics covered in this episode How to for Cyclocross Racing Choosing tires for specific CX Courses Using Running to get in shape…


Road Tactics, Ice Baths, Body Fat scales & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 174

Join us for this episode of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We’ll review a list of scenarios you can keep ready to manage every race situation, discuss whether ice baths are effective or not, tell you which body fat scales you can trust, and much more.  Topics covered in this episode Live podcast…


Genetics and Sprinting, Rebounding From a Bad Race, Nutrition and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 173

How much of a role do genetics play in your ability to sprint, how do you recover from a bad race performance, and should your nutrition change for late night workouts? Join us live for discussion on all of this and more in Episode 173 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!  Topics covered…


How to Plan a Year of Training and Racing – Ask a Cycling Coach 172

Planning an entire year of training and racing can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Episode 172 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast will go over every detail you need to know before planning your next season.  Topics covered in this episode How a podcast listener won a 250mi MTB race…


Q&A with 3x Olympian Geoff Kabush – Ask a Cycling Coach 171

3x Olympian, 15x National Champion, Multi-time BCBR Champion and all around MTB legend Geoff Kabush (Yeti Cycles, Maxxis, Shimano) joined us to answer your questions on maintaining race fitness and motivation, equipment choices and technique, and a funny story that involves Chinese olympic basketball player Yao Ming. Tune in and enjoy!  Topics covered in…


Leadville Report, Altitude Training Masks, How Pelvic Tilt Affects Power and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 170

Nate had a day of ups and downs at Leadville, but did he get his sub-9 hour goal? Coach Chad and Jonathan will review Nate’s performance, debate whether altitude training masks are effective or not, and dig into how pelvic tilt affects power output. Join us live for Episode 170 of the Ask a Cycling…


Leadville Deep Dive with Pro Rider Alex Grant – Ask a Cycling Coach 169

Pro MTB racer Alex Grant joined us live from Leadville, CO for a deep dive on all things Leadville and endurance racing. Alex has placed 3rd place overall at Leadville, and 3rd place at Elite National Championships, all the while being a husband and father to two kids and managing his own business. We sat…


Fitness Plateaus, VO2 Max Intervals, Solo Race Tactics & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 166

Join us for a discussion on how to break through fitness plateaus, how people do VO2 Max intervals wrong, and a tactics discussion on how to win a bike race without a team. Episode 166 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast is coming right up!  Topics covered in this episode Race analysis of…


The Beginner’s Guide to Racing – Ask a Cycling Coach 165

We took your questions and suggestions to build a guide to bike racing for beginners with information and tops that can help even the most experienced of racers.  Topics covered in this episode Nutrition, pacing and equipment strategies for Tahoe Trail 100 How to get into bike racing Which type of bike racing is…


40k TT State Champs, Naps for Cyclists, Leadville’s Best Secret and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 164

Six months of preparation has led to this 40k TT State Champs Recap. What we did wrong, what we did well, what we plan on changing moving forward, and your questions on tactics, naps and Leadville. Join us live for Episode 164 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!  Topics covered in this episode…


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