Substack, Train How You Race & Cool Bikes
A bit of admin related things with regards to some changes to this publication, Train how you race and bike(s) of the week!
This is a bit of a different post, with one part a bit of an ‘admin’ update, one part excerpt of the latest article and one part a new feature I am playing with this year - Bike of the week!
Lets start with part one to just get it out of the way. Feel free to scroll down to the fun parts if you want though.
I have been having some issues with Substack lately.
The barrier to entry is super low, which is great because you can be up and running in no time… But that comes with a lot of limitations, like the lack of customization, lack of API access, lackluster SEO and more. Then there are the recent issues that have led to a lot of chatter and many publications leaving the platform all together. I don’t really want to get into too much detail here, but you can read this (one example) to get an idea on what’s happening.
I originally started this publication in May 2022. This week, I exported all the posts from Substack to Ghost. Not to worry, they are still here, but now they are also on another platform that offers me more flexibility.
I have been thinking a lot about what I wanted to do - Leave, or stay? I discovered so many great publications that feed my various interests on Substack and I realize that the same goes the other way around, with many of you finding my work through this platform.
I decided not to leave Substack, as there are still things I like and appreciate about it as a platform and I am hopeful they will make some positive changes, but I’m not all in anymore. This is the current plan - All posts will be shared on the new platform first, and then an excerpt with a link to the full article will be shared here.
If you want to get emails when I post something new through Substack, you don’t need to do anything. If you want to get posts on the new platform, you can either sign up there yourself or send me an email and I’ll take care of that for you.
Paid subscribers - Nothing changes for you, but give me a week or so to transfer everything behind the scenes (you still have access as before on Substack). As a bonus, I’ll start a discord channel for you instead of the Substack chat feature so you can ask questions for the ‘Ask me Anything’ features.
You can find the new main home for Endurance Collective below ⤵️
Okay, now to more fun things.
Bike (s) Of The Week #1
I’m super excited to show you some of the awesome bikes I have the privilege of working on. For the most part, the bikes people bring to my studio are their pride and joy, no matter how much they cost or how experienced they are as riders, etc. I believe in showcasing all types of bikes, not just the superbikes, because everyone should do bikes differently, in a way that they enjoy, riding a bike that fits their riding goals, personality, and budget. It can be a $25K bike, or a $500 bike, it does not matter!
The first edition has been posted on Instagram, but I decided they need to be showcased on Endurance Collective too. Those two are definitely not budget bikes - Bridge Surveyor and No22 custom Drifter. Check them out photos and details below!
The final part of todays post is an article, like usual!
Should You Train Like You Race?
As always, context is everything and it depends on various factors.
Train like you race, sure, but should you do that all the time? Can you do that all the time? Another example is eat like you when you race. Yes, totally. But every single workout? Probably not.
A super quick Google search will land you on websites that tell you that if you want to race fast, you need to train fast. I guess on the surface, that makes sense. But I want to dig a bit deeper than surface level and give you a bit of food for thought here. Click on the button below to continue reading the article!
Thank you for reading! Until next time,