133 episodes

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 cycling coach and has been passing along his wisdom to the riders he coaches for decades. Pearce’s 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 he shares. Cycling in Alignment features 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.

Cycling in Alignment with Colby Pearce Colby Pearce

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    • 4.7 • 31 Ratings

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 cycling coach and has been passing along his wisdom to the riders he coaches for decades. Pearce’s 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 he shares. Cycling in Alignment features 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.

    Go For A Walk - Ep132

    Go For A Walk - Ep132

    This episode of Cycling in Alignment is about the most fundamental pattern of human movement: Walking. Old school cycling would command that riders stay off their feet but I would offer that this is an old ideal that should be lit on fire and kicked off a cliff. Walking is an absolutely essential aspect of the human experience and one that is easily taken for granted. Without proper gait patterns, many basic movement are compromised and at best daily life becomes impractical; at worst, it becomes impossible. Cycling makes us bad walkers but lots of walking will help your cycling.

    • 49 min
    GOATA: Ricky Stanzi - Ep131

    GOATA: Ricky Stanzi - Ep131

    This conversation is with GOATA Movement coach Ricky Stanzi. In our discussion, we unpack the philosophy of GOATA movement, what it is and the origin of this philosophy.

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Shop Local and Organic / Birdwatching for Cyclists – Ep130

    Shop Local and Organic / Birdwatching for Cyclists – Ep130

    One more solo walking podcast in which I tell you a story, grandpa Pearce is here to tell you about the way things used to be. The point I am making specifically is about how modern training has become dictated by head units and power zones, and why this is problematic. Riders assume that they are more productive or will make greater gains by following a precise workout plan or description but I would offer this is incorrect. Training is best guided by sensation and intuition, based on understanding of the athlete’s goals and objectives. Many modern riders don’t like this because this method is perceived as nebulous or imprecise.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Forging, hardening, quenching, sharpening – Ep129

    Forging, hardening, quenching, sharpening – Ep129

    This episode is a discussion of how the creation and construction of a Japanese samurai sword, or katana, is an excellent analogy for training in cycling. I break down these concepts in parallel so we can have a better understanding of how cycling training is performed in the proper sequence, and I explain how and why modern cycling is attempting to bypass this sequence to the detriment of the athlete.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How to Pedal a Bike V3.0 - Ep128

    How to Pedal a Bike V3.0 - Ep128

    In this pod, I discuss the importance of proper and correct form again. I get a lot of questions on this topic, so thought I’d revisit it.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Training in the Rain and Running from Thanos - Ep127

    Training in the Rain and Running from Thanos - Ep127

    This episode is about a client who has undergone significant life and health challenges. We have exchanged several emails about his situation and had very honest discussions regarding his choices and trajectory in the sport of cycling. He has given me permission to share his story with my audience, we agree it may be of value for others to hear our discussion.This client’s name is Josh and he has experienced significant trauma in his life. His response to this trauma has included an expression of extreme behavior in his practice of cycling. The results of this evolution have led him to a state of health that involves multiple complications including episodes of anxiety, low hormone levels, and sensations of extreme duress during training and racing. I hope you find this direct and honest discussion of the events in Josh’s life helpful. One person’s healing is all people’s healing.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

6L6T6 ,

Great podcast

There are a lot of cycling podcasts out there pushing certain topics that can be super useful for training and racing. This podcast doesn’t start or end there. This podcast can help you on and off the bike. I feel like I’m being spoken to.

JimV 1 ,

Great pod!!

Great pod!!

tkonvalin ,

Great Podcast on Bike Fitting and More

I have read a lot of Steve Hogg’s stuff on bike fitting and in looking for someone in the US found Colby and then his podcast. These are great podcasts as while they deal with bike fitting they touch on so much more since how you fit your bike is not just about seat height, crank length, stem length and the other usual suspects.

Colby touches on a lot of areas and there are great conversations with his guests. I may have “conformational bias” but I think if you listen to the podcasts you will see the thoughtfulness put into fitting ones bike.

Now I just have to get an appointment next year as did not realize how busy he was:)

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