VQ & You: Nan Doyal

Half the Road When I get on the bike, I don’t think about whether I am a woman or a man. From my viewpoint on the saddle, I am just a body with two legs that pedal, eyes for the road, a stomach to feed and a brain to wrestle with. I don’t think the […]

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What Am I Looking At?

Technology has pervaded nearly every aspect of our lives. We constantly have our phones, tablets, computers and a variety of other accessories–and all the information they contain–right at our fingertips. As has been the case for the past several years, the same is true for athletics and more and more athletes, from beginning to experienced, […]

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VQ & You: Mike Adamle

To Be Part of Something Bigger than Yourself Ever since I played little league baseball, I believed that being part of a team meant everything. And while blood, sweat and tears were necessary for individual achievement, having partners on the athletic journeys of life was just as important–and a helluva lot more fun. It certainly was […]

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Creating Harmony in Your Group

By their very nature, most cycling group rides are an exercise in chaos, hopefully a controlled chaos, but chaos nonetheless. Riders of different goals, backgrounds and fitness levels come together and are probably all looking for something different out of the experience. Often, there is no clear-cut outline of “what” the ride actually is, which […]

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VQ & You: Alan Pollack

I joined Vision Quest Coaching in fall 2005 with the intent of learning the art of group riding. I had previously been a runner for a number of years and gave it up in the mid-90s (too many Advils for too few miles). I started to attend spin classes and ultimately bought a hybrid bike […]

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OH NO! I Crashed my Bike…Now What?

When the arrival of spring means you haven’t ridden your bike outside for several months, which is probably the case for a good portion of the Midwest cycling community, it’s likely that it will take you a few rides to get your handling skills back in order. Little things that you’ve ceased thinking about as […]

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March is National Nutrition Month!

When it comes to choosing what to eat, nutrition is important, but flavor is likely the true motivator and also the key to eating right, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This March, during National Nutrition Month®, experiment with new flavors and flavor combinations in healthy meals and “Enjoy the Taste of Eating […]

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In Honor of President’s Day, Raise A Glass of Red Alert or Try A Red Recharger Smoothie!

After all, cherries are a powerful package of antioxidants & phytonutrients delivers: Antioxidants – with at least 17 antioxidants, cherries may work like common pain medications to reduce post-exercise muscle soreness, and offer anti-inflammatory benefits. Antioxidants are also known to help boost immunity…keeping your training schedule on track, and reducing the chances of ‘catching’ the […]

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Did you know February is National Cherry Month AND Potato Lover’s Month?

Try this recipe after your Saturday morning intensity ride this weekend. It includes both cherries, which are loaded with valuable vitamins & antioxidants and potatoes, which are excellent sources of carbohydrates, potassium, and fiber. Homefries can be a healthy addition to a recovery meal – such as scrambled eggs loaded wilted spinach, sundried tomatoes and […]

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VQ & You: Priscilla Swenson

I joined Vision Quest Coaching in September 2009, shortly after my first century ride. I am very thankful to have discovered this one-of-a-kind training center! The training has improved my cycling, inspired me to push my limits, led to feelings of accomplishment and produced epic moments. I have always enjoyed sports and exercise and managed […]

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