Direct Power Coaching

DPC LogoA while back, I came across Direct Power Coaching.

This is a group of cycling & triathlon coaches, headed by Pav Bryan.

They offer what they call ‘Truly Personal Coaching’, so no standard copy-paste plans, but plans tailored to your needs or goals.

With ‘money back guarantee’ if you do not improve, so upfront there should not be any reason not to plunge into the deep, if this is your first ever experience with this type of coaching.

As it is for me – I’m not worried about the money, so that’s not an issue, but I’ve never been coached on a (near) personal level.

But, I think I could do with some help…

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Not Yet Been There

Tour de France 2017I guess the climbs in my ‘Been there, done that‘ list, are enough to fill anyone’s bucket list.

However, there are so many more I would like to get on the list.

Heck, I suppose there are more on the ‘Not been there, love to do that’ list 😂

Some of those I could cover if I’d just plan that trip to the Pyrenees.

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VeloReality Promo

As follow up to my previous Indoor Training Tools Revisited post: if you haven’t tried Veloreality Video​ yet, now would be a good time to do so.

Remember that the software is free and works with just about any (smart) trainer out there, including Tacx​, Wahoo​, BKOOL​, Elite​ and any other Ant+ / FE-C capable device, including power meters.

To get you started, I have put together a three video package for just € 9.95 – it’s a mix of flat, rolling terrain and climbing rides.

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Indoor Training Tools Revisited

The new Rouvy AR interface

A few years back, I wrote a post on indoor training tools / apps which I had used or intended to investigate further.

That post has had two inline revisions and another revision would not make it more readable, so I’m dedicating a new post to it 🙂

Disclaimer: this post may, like the previous one, get reviewed or updated every now and then. The reviewed tools / platforms also frequently get updates or added features. As a result, I cannot guarantee that features or prices mentioned here are still accurate at the time you read this post.

First, I realized that I only mentioned the Sufferfest in one of the revisions, but the original post had no entry on Sufferlandria at all.

This was probably due to my voluntary exile out of Sufferlandria, but in hindsight, I think it was unfair to leave them out altogether.

So, let me first right that wrong…

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Goodbye Rouvy

Over the past few years, I’ve been writing about Rouvy a couple of times to keep you informed about how they were becoming a serious contender in the online training platform market.

I started using Rouvy in the winter of 2014 – 2015 I think. At the time, it was still ‘under construction’ and the quality of their video footage was no match for Tacx TTS, so I didn’t spend a lot of time in their virtual realm.

In the beginning, I wasn’t really aware or serious about the ‘career mode’ they offered either, but when I eventually started participating in their challenges, I also started to work on my career and I reached Legend status somewhere during the 2016 season.

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