Rough Ride

During the early 2000’s when Lance Armstrong was dominating the Tour de France and making cycling popular I remember my cousin teasing me that he was doping. I was completely and willfully blinded by the comeback story and the amazing feats to riding. Once it came out that he was a cheat I was devastated … Read more

Strength Day Wednesday

Heyo! Happy hump day and lets get right into the strength training day. Before I started this current 12 week cycling training program I was pretty consistently doing a 3 day a week bodyweight training program. I have a love then not so love relationship with strength training in general. I love that it makes … Read more

For the Recovery

As someone over the age of 40 it is important to focus on recovery as much as if not more than my hard workouts. If you are over 40 you should understand the why of this. If you are not yet 40 then get ready. 😂 As we age our bodies get slower and not … Read more

Strength Training Monday

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had fun this weekend. Did you get any bike rides in? Since its monday that means I am doing strength training. I have to admit that today I was feeling about as excited as Dazey and Enzo are in the featured image for strength training. That is to say, … Read more

Mike Hall

A few nights ago I got bored with the short form Youtube videos and fired up Amazon to see what they might have for Cycling documentaries. They did not disappoint with Inspired to Ride which tells the story of the inaugural 2014 Trans Am Bike Race. In the movie Mike Hall is featured as the … Read more

Today’s Ride: HR Level 2 Long Ride

I am near the end of my second week of the Masters 40+ Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan. The Saturday rides are called Tech skills refined: Observe, visualize, ride, rest, refine, repeat and for a good portion of the ride you are supposed to ride a challenging portion of a mountain bike trail … Read more

A Sunday in Hell

Classic documentary of the Paris-Roubaix professional road bike race from 1976 (the year I was born). Pretty sure this is the first time I have watched it. Fun movie considering how old it is. I think they only have 50mm or larger lenses back then, almost claustrophobic to watch at times. Its crazy how many … Read more

Force reps training ride

Today was the first ride of week 2 of the 40+ 12 week base mountain bike training program that I started last week. The plan today was what the plan refers to as a force reps workout. Basically the workout is focused around 10 reps of maximum effort for 10 pedal strokes. Then rest for … Read more

Hello world!

Welcome to Roger Bikes where you can learn all about Roger biking. This site is very serious about being serious so if you aren’t taking this serious then you might want to reconsider your seriousness. In all seriousness though I created this site as part of a 100 days of blogging challenge that I set … Read more