13 episodes

“Cycling in Alignment” is the brainchild of Colby Pearce, a U.S. Olympic track cyclist and Hour Record holder. Colby has been a Steve Hogg Certified expert bike fitter for the past 10 years, and has worked with elite athletes and WorldTour teams, including EF Education First. He is also an elite coach and has been passing along his wisdom to the riders he coaches for decades. Now he’s bringing that insight to you! When he says he’s the world’s biggest cycling dork, he means it, and he has the resume to back that claim: Pearces’ repertoire of knowledge spans 30 years, five continents, hundreds of races, and countless miles in the saddle. The minutiae of cycling and riding technique are just part of the story that Colby shares. Alignment with nature, foundational principles of health, and treating the sport as a practice are some of the philosophies that will be discussed. The show will feature a diverse guest list, including those who may or may not be familiar names in the cycling world. Prepare to have your belief systems shattered. Welcome to “Cycling in Alignment.”

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“Cycling in Alignment” is the brainchild of Colby Pearce, a U.S. Olympic track cyclist and Hour Record holder. Colby has been a Steve Hogg Certified expert bike fitter for the past 10 years, and has worked with elite athletes and WorldTour teams, including EF Education First. He is also an elite coach and has been passing along his wisdom to the riders he coaches for decades. Now he’s bringing that insight to you! When he says he’s the world’s biggest cycling dork, he means it, and he has the resume to back that claim: Pearces’ repertoire of knowledge spans 30 years, five continents, hundreds of races, and countless miles in the saddle. The minutiae of cycling and riding technique are just part of the story that Colby shares. Alignment with nature, foundational principles of health, and treating the sport as a practice are some of the philosophies that will be discussed. The show will feature a diverse guest list, including those who may or may not be familiar names in the cycling world. Prepare to have your belief systems shattered. Welcome to “Cycling in Alignment.”

    Jessi Stensland, Freedom of the Beautiful Robot

    Jessi Stensland, Freedom of the Beautiful Robot

    Jessi Stensland, the creator of FeetFreex, a website designed to help people connect with their healthy, strong feet, and re-establish a connection with nature. Thanks for coming along with us to experience Jessi’s powerful journey and listen to the lessons she’s discovered along the way. She has deeply developed her relationship with her body in the years since competing as a professional triathlete, swimming at the Olympic trials, and winning a bronze medal at XTERRA World Championships. Her ideas about shoes and sleep may be new and unusual to you, but pause and consider her enthusiasm, her agility, and her deep connection to her own body. 

    Feet Freex: https://www.feetfreex.com/
    Team Exos https://www.teamexos.com/capabilities/sports-performance/

    Colby’s Site: http://www.colbypearce.com/
    Email: cyclinginalignment@fastlabs.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyclinginalignment/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CyclinginAlign_
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyclinginalignment-110271017351743

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Aaron Anderson Orthotics and Footbeds

    Aaron Anderson Orthotics and Footbeds

    Your feet are a critical component to the cycling experience. Proper alignment between feet and body is one of the keys to both power and comfort on a bike. Because of the repetitive motion of pedaling, any issues you might have are compounded by the thousands of kilometers you endure, and you can quickly exacerbate poor foot pronation or supination. If not addressed, sub-par foot alignment can increase your risk of injury. 

    Today’s guest, an expert in this field, is Aaron Anderson, the founder of PTI Orthotics & Foot Resource Lab, and a board-certified pedorthist for over 20 years. In this episode, we break down the different ways that prefabricated, semi-custom, and custom orthotics are constructed; analyze the pros and cons of the different methods used to cast feet and determine orthotic support needs; offer practical tips and advice on how to find the best podiatrist, and discuss how to determine the quality of the orthotics you’re considering. 

    Aaron Anderson, PTI Orthotics and Foot Resource Lab : https://ptiorthotics.com/
    Dr .Kevin Kirby : http://www.kirbypodiatry.com/
    Robert Donatelli Book: https://www.amazon.com/Biomechanics-Foot-Ankle-Robert-Donatelli/dp/0803626967
    Prolotherapy: https://www.mayoclinic.org/prolotherapy/expert-answers/faq-20058347
    Ehlers Danlos: https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/what-is-eds/

    Colby’s Site: http://www.colbypearce.com/
    Email: cyclinginalignment@fastlabs.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyclinginalignment/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CyclinginAlign_
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyclinginalignment-110271017351743

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Work-Life Balance in the Context of Cycling

    Work-Life Balance in the Context of Cycling

    Today on Cycling in Alignment we take a step back, off the bike, to focus on the alignment of your mental state. 
    Every activity can be classified as “yin” or “yang” according to ancient Chinese philosophy. You’ve likely seen the interlaced black and white circle representative of this philosophy; the symbol illustrates how seemingly opposite forces can be complementary and interconnected. But have you ever had an in-depth lesson on yin and yang? More importantly, have you learned how to apply this knowledge to your life? Lucky for you, Colby has some answers. All you Type-A, go-getter cyclists, it’s time to contemplate the importance of balancing your yang activities with the yin.
    Ready for some intervals from Coach Colby? How about a six-by-six-minute breathing workout as you slowly walk around the block?

    The Dragon: https://www.paulcheksblog.com/the-dragon-2/

    Colby’s Site: http://www.colbypearce.com/
    Email: cyclinginalignment@fastlabs.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyclinginalignment/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CyclinginAlign_
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyclinginalignment-110271017351743

    • 37 min
    Lydia Tanner: Mountain Bikes, Meditation, and Muesli

    Lydia Tanner: Mountain Bikes, Meditation, and Muesli

    Mountain biker Lydia Tanner has won two collegiate national championships and raced internationally with Team USA. She is a long time coach at Boulder Junior Cycling and content strategist at TrainingPeaks. You may have read some of her gear reviews in Bike Magazine.
    Colby once coached Lydia, and in this interview, she recalls her apathy toward training and riding during that period of her racing career. Lydia reveals why she was struggling so much at the time: Sadly, she was dealing with the all-too-common issue of an eating disorder. That, in combination with a myriad of serious injuries and concussions, eventually took its toll; she got to a point where she didn’t touch a bike for years. 
    Now, the bike is all about adventure for Lydia. She and Colby talk about some of their epic rides in the past, including Lydia’s 500-kilometer, 40-hour ride. 
    They emphasize the importance and struggle of finding and understanding one’s identity outside of sport and career. As coaches, they discuss the issues with training young girls to be aggressive with their teammates and training partners. 
    This and much more on today’s episode of “Cycling in Alignment.” 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lydlovesmud/
    Lydia on Bike Magazine https://www.bikemag.com/author/lydia-tanner/

    Colby’s Site: http://www.colbypearce.com/
    Email: cyclinginalignment@fastlabs.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyclinginalignment/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CyclinginAlign_
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyclinginalignment-110271017351743

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Anatomy of a Good Cycling Shoe

    Anatomy of a Good Cycling Shoe

    Which cycling shoes should I buy? This may seem like a straightforward question. But the better thing to ask is: Which shoes are right for my feet? If you’ve been a professional cyclist with extensive experience as a bike fitter, like show host Colby Pearce, the answer to that more complex question becomes an hour-long podcast, filled with the nuances of human anatomy. There are several questions about your physiology and biomechanics that need to be answered before you can select the ideal shoe for you, and for the purpose of your rides. Dial that Boa in—but not too tight. There’s much to be learned in today’s episode of Cycling in Alignment. 
    Lake 403s – https://lakecycling.com/products/cx-403?variant=30307106029662
    Device that expands toe-box – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B4SKS82?tag=duckduckgo-osx-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1
    Cycling Tips Podcast about Bont shoes: https://cyclingtips.com/2015/05/bont-vaypor-s-shoe-review/
    Bont Helix – https://www.bontcycling.com/products/road/helix/index.html
    Bontrager XXX – https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike-clothing/cycling-shoes/road-bike-shoes/bontrager-xxx-road-cycling-shoe/p/25000/
    Lintamen – https://www.lintaman.com/
    Hanseeno – https://hanseeno.com/collections/performance/products/u100g-shoes
    www.feetfreex.com/
    Treadlabs orthotics – https://treadlabs.com/
    Superfeet orthotics – https://www.superfeet.com/en-us
    Icebug orthotics – https://icebug.com/insoles
    G8 orthotics – https://www.g8performance.com/
    Colby’s Site – http://www.colbypearce.com/
    Email – cyclinginalignment@fastlabs.com
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/cyclinginalignment/
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/CyclinginAlign_
    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cyclinginalignment-110271017351743

    • 53 min
    Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of EF Education First Pro Cycling Team

    Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of EF Education First Pro Cycling Team

    Long-time friends, training partners & competitors, Jonathan Vaughters and Colby Pearce have a deep racing history and relationship. Colby & JV first discuss their early training techniques, taught to them by their first cycling coach, Adrie Van Diemen, a Dutch exercise physiologist now with UAE Team Emirates. Vaughters, who has coached many pro cyclists over the years, then gives examples of experiments gone right—and wrong—and how certain training regimens should be applied to certain types of athlete

    • 1 hr 40 min

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