Archive for January, 2014

Huge shout out to all who gave there all this morning, total head count was 44. Big thanks to Stanley Lerille and Chris Muller for the Jambalaya and the use of the Corner Bar in Youngsville. Thanks Kevin Castille for the use of the clock, Amanda Shone for her support and filming, Marcus Dudoit for running the start line. Our man Mike Kinler was the first person to cross the line. Thanks for all the support.

Tomorrow’s ride is canceled due to the wintery weather conditions.Top photo is from this afternoon, not often we see snow down here!

Racing Weight Cookbook Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes
Those of you who count post ride beers rather than counting calories, look away now (we don’t blame you). For the rest of you that are trying to “get down to racing weight,” certified sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald and registered dietician Georgie Fear have a new cookbook to help you get there. As the third book in the Racing Weight series, the book offers over 100 recipes that claim to keep you satisfied while helping you cut weight. Even if you’re not specifically trying to cut weight, the recipes are likely an easy way to eat healthier this coming season.
Check out a few sample recipes, next.
Racing Weight Cookbook Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes
Check out the recipe for this Greek Tortilla Pizza by clicking on the photo.
Boulder, CO, USA – January 15, 2014 – Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes that will help athletes hit their ideal weight without compromising performance. The book is the third in the best-selling Racing Weight Series and is now available in bookstores; bike, tri, and running shops; and online. Preview the book and try recipes at
In a recent survey of endurance athletes, 75% said they were concerned about their weight. That’s because cyclists, runners, and triathletes know that leaner athletes are faster athletes. Leaner athletes waste less energy, burn less oxygen, dissipate heat faster, and even gain more fitness from every workout.
The Racing Weight Series, Matt Fitzgerald’s best-selling weight management program for athletes, introduced 6 easy steps that help athletes zero in on their fastest weight. Now Fitzgerald and dietician Georgie Fear offer Racing Weight Cookbook, a cookbook of the best foods for athletes who want to get leaner and faster.
Racing Weight Cookbook makes it simple to dial in the right mix of carbs, fat, and protein to  satisfy any athlete’s appetite without unnecessary calories. Athletes can put high-quality, well-balanced meals on the table in as few as 15 minutes with time-saving tips for food preparation and grocery shopping.
Racing Weight Cookbook uncovers the best foods for athletes:
* 100+ healthy recipes for any athlete, from reluctant cook to cooking enthusiast
* Whole grains, fiber, and lean protein to elevate diet quality
* Fresh, energy-dense meals that help runners, triathletes, and cyclists train harder
* Nutrient-rich bars and smoothies to promote fast recovery
With Racing Weight Cookbook, athletes will take control of their diet with the proven Racing Weight approach, practiced by the world’s best endurance athletes and backed by current science.
Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes
Matt Fitzgerald and Georgie Fear, RD
Paperback with full-color interior and photographs throughout
7 3/8″ x 9″, 240 pp, $24.95, 9781937715151
Matt Fitzgerald is a certified sports nutritionist and the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. His most recent books are Racing Weight, 2nd Ed., Racing Weight Quick Start Guide, RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel, Brain Training for Runners, and The Runner’s Diary. Matt is a regular contributor to Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Outside, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Running Times, Women’s Running, and other sports and fitness publications. Fitzgerald is a featured coach on Training Peaks, Pear Sports, and He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Learn more at
Georgie Fear, RD, is an endurance athlete, personal trainer, and registered dietitian. She’s a healthy foodie and author of two cookbooks: Fuel Up and Dig In. Fear graduated with a degree in nutritional science from Rutgers University and oversaw the sports nutrition programs for 21 Division I athletic teams. She enjoys answering food and health questions on

Racing Weight Cookbook Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes
Tomorrow night join the Corner Bar team and help us raise money to help fight MS. Should be a fun night with the Ice Gators!!! Remember when you purchase tickets please say “corner bar”.

I have a limited number of tickets to give away at both locations today.


Photo: Tomorrow night join the Corner Bar team and help us raise money to help fight MS.  Should be a fun night with the Ice Gators!!!  Remember when you purchase tickets please say "corner bar".    I have a limited number of tickets to give away at both locations today.  Thanks Stanley

4 guys, 4 days, 400 km and 4.000m in height. 
These are the milestones for the 8bar FIXED ALPCROSS
In summer 2012 the 8bar team needed a new challenge. 
That’s how the idea came up to cross the alps with their Fixed Gear bikes. 
 The team started in Mittenwald/ Germany cycled all the way through Austria and then heated down south to Lake Garda in Italy. 
You find a full diary about their trip here:

Stanley and I will be putting on a Duathlon this Sunday at 9 am from the Corner Bar in Youngsville. 

The distances will be 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run. 
There will be no entry fee, no times or splits kept, but maybe some prizes! 
Just a chance to get out there and push it. 
The course will be a live one and helmets must be worn. 
Come rain or shine, the Duathlon will go on….