Using Stages Link’s workout builder for the BC Bike Race

Using Stages Link’s workout builder for the BC Bike Race

With Stages Link you have a choose own adventure ecosystem at your fingertips. We’re always working to add features and simplify the training experience. When you have Stages Link, Stages Dash, and a power meter, the experience can range from educational to downright powerful. Some notes on this training experience. The question we’re asked most frequently—in some variation—is: ‘I buy into the concept of training with power, but I’m not ready to pay a coach and I don’t know where to start?’ This is exactly what and who Stages Link’s Training Plan Generator is for. It gets you started with structured training that’s adapted to your needs as a cyclist and your schedule. We say, it’s roughly 80-percent of the way to a live coach, but please note a live coach can make better decisions and adaptations to your training over time, thus they’re superior. This is a gateway to structured training, but even in a limited sense, structured training is a very powerful tool. Here we’ve laid out some step-by-step examples of joining Stages Link and building your own custom training plan for BC Bike Race. Step 1 – Sign up for Stages Link at www.stages-link.com This is what you’ll see when you go to that URL: Enter your info to register for an account: If you have a Stages Device or a Partner Code, you’ll want to enter that here, or on the ‘Account’ menu: Once you’ve registered you’ll be delivered to the Stages Link Calendar page. This is the default page that will open when you log in. It’s also where you start when accessing a...
What to do with Stages Link

What to do with Stages Link

Make Your Connections. Train Simply. Learn as You Go. Technology can be challenging. There’s always a learning curve. As with anything, achievement takes effort and Stages Link can be a gateway to training with power. And training with power is undeniably the clearest path to getting stronger, going longer and riding faster on your bike. Stages Link is a Hub for Your Training Tools and Cycling Data First and foremost, Stages Link can be the hub of management for your training tools and cycling data. Once your account is set up, you should think for a minute of how you want to use Link. Some common paths are: Managing Your Stages Devices Stages Dash: Changing, adding/changing activity profiles: on Dash / in Link changing/set up Dash screens pairing sensors data upload: wireless App for Stages Dash/ wireless for Garmin data upload: desktop Stages Power: Managing a power meter in Stages Link Pushing Data from Stages Dash or Garmin to Training Peaks or Strava Making connections in Stages Link: Strava Training Peaks Analyzing Ride Data or Workouts Ride Summaries – easy to use ride graphs, maps and metric summaries. Ride Graphs Workout Compliance Scores- when you ride a workout on Stages Dash and upload to Link, you’ll get a score on how well you performed. Planning Weekly Training, Rides, and Workouts Stages Link Workout Data Base pre-built workouts that you can drag and drop to your calendar. Stages Pro Workouts, by searching ‘Stages Pro’ you will have access to actual workouts used by Stages Pro athletes in their quest for glory. Stages Route builder   We have an excellent database...
Day 5 Interview with Jessie Melamed (2017)

Day 5 Interview with Jessie Melamed (2017)

Bike: Rocky Mountain Bicycles Element 970 Tires: Maxxis Ardent Race (front), Maxxis Ikon (rear) Front Pressure: 21 Rear: 22 Fork: Fox 34 Evolution Series 120mm Rear Shock: Fox Float Evolution Series 100mm Front Ring: 32 Rear Cog: 42 (biggest) “No backpack, pockets, enduro style. I’m wearing baggies so I have plenty of pockets to stuff things in.” What did you change about your set up for today - Day 5 on the North Shore? It hasn’t strayed much, I’ve just been going down in tire pressure because switching from what I know to what I don’t, I wanted to start with a higher tire pressure, so I wasn’t running too low. So I’ve gone a little bit lower in the tire pressure and everything else was set up pretty well by the Rocky Techs. Did you seek out advice on what to run for the BC Bike Race? I asked Dre (Hestler) quite a bit, and Quinn (Moberg). The bike’s set up – that thing is set up stock pretty well, it was just setting up pressures was the main thing and I put on my own handlebars and seat that I know – that’s really important, you want to sit on something that you’re used to. Other than that, it was pretty much just whatever the bike came with. Have you done a stage race like this before? No, but, enduros are basically stage racing. We usually have two days of practice and two days of racing, so it’s four big days in a row, so I understand how important recovery is and how to recover and what to take...
2018 Course Announced!

2018 Course Announced!

The changes to the BC Bike Race course this year are both big and small, but regardless of size, they all achieve the same goals; more singletrack. With the introduction of the Cowichan Valley as the new Day, 1 Squamish will be the new Day 7 and the communities in between will flow in the same order along the rugged west coast of British Columbia; Cumberland, Powell River, Earls Cove to Sechelt, Sechelt to Langdale, North Vancouver, and Squamish. Whistler, formerly the site of Day 7, will now be an optional Day 8 upgrade for racers where they experience all that it has to offer.

Dre’s Stage Race Insider’s Tips

Dre’s Stage Race Insider’s Tips

With his decades of competitive mountain bike racing experience, Andreas Hestler has certainly picked up a few tips and tricks to make the race experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. From Base Camp necessities to extra racing gear and team dynamics, Dre shares a few pointers for you to ponder while pulling together your gear and packing your bags for BC Bike Race.

Dre’s Training Program: Part Three

Dre’s Training Program: Part Three

Yes, it is structured for a professional, but all things are relative. We have had generalization so far and remember it’s the training for the training that we do, and some would even say the training should be harder than the racing. If you can make this commitment and stick to the principles, then you will be able to enjoy the BC Bike Race.

You should arrive at the event fit or very fit and rested, let the event bring you to another level. Don’t expect to be at your fastest at the beginning – and with this philosophy, you will blow yourself away by finishing fitter and stronger than you ever thought possible.

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