By ALP Coach Alison Powers Last month, I explained how important it is for a coach to ride with her/his athletes and here, at ALP Cycles Coaching, we make it a priority to ride with our Colorado athletes. This past Wednesday was our April ALP Ride. After our coaches meeting (we ALP coaches have several meetings a month), the three of us filmed a on-bike skills video for our athletes. We really believe that developing sound bike handling skills makes for better bike racers and we want our athletes to know what drills to do and how to do them.

Then it was time to ride with our ALP athletes. We pre rode the Koppenburg course. We talked about forming a race strategy, using landmarks to get into good position leading up the the "hill", how to ride the hill, and we finished by doing Race Winning Intervals up and over the hill.

Despite the wind, and the looming snow, it was a fun and quality evening on the bike.

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