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.


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…


Time Trial Deep Dive, Pros vs. Joes, Carson City Recap and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 163

Our 40k TT is right around the corner, and for this episode of the podcast we’ve assembled every detail of our equipment, nutrition and strategy for you, along with a look at what makes pros better than amateurs and whether weight loss always makes you faster or not.  Topics covered in this episode What…


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…