Answers to the Ask Me Anything questions asked in the chat at the end of January - Some of these questions will be turned into more in-depth posts in the near future!
As a side note - I created a space for you to suggest topics for me to write about as well as vote on suggested topics. This will help me write about things that are of interest and prioritize things appropriately. To suggest a topic, click on the ‘topic idea’ tab and create a post by selecting a category from the drop down menu, adding a title and details.
Ok, back to the AMA Q&A. Here are the questions asked:
Do you have any advice/tips/tricks for building confidence during long steep descents (both aerobars & drops)?
Tell us about your happiest bike riding moment ever
Fluids and longer rides. I have read that some advocate water or glucose/fructose and/or electrolyte replacement. The latter was almost exclusively what we trained on - replacing salt almost 40 years ago and I guess where Gatorade originated from. What is the current thinking?
Do you have any strength training / stretching resources you would recommend for triathletes? If so, how do you recommend these type of sessions are scheduled during a normal training week?
Tagging on a previous question, I can’t really tolerate any of the sports drinks you can buy, so I still mostly use water, or juice mixed with water and a little salt. Is there another recipe you like?
What is the benefit of tubeless, if you have to lose some grip?
Thank you to those who took the time to jump on the chat thread and ask these questions. Answers below… The next ask me anything will be on Friday, February 24th (a paid subscriber benefit)!