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Having a coach you can trust is vital but having a coach you can trust AND who can help you get top results is even more important. Over the years Argonaut Cycle Coaching clients have amassed an impressive palmares with 86 podium results in major events over the last 7 years and another 75 top 10 places. That’s over 150 top 10 results! The latest of these amazing results occurred just this past weekend with Danny Rosin claiming overall victory in the prestigious Cootamundra ‘Haycarters’ Handicap.
Here is the breakdown of our results so far:
- Silver medal at the UCI World Tour Finals
- Silver medal at Oceania Road Cycling Championships
- 4 podium places in regional tours outside of Australia
- 5 medals at Australian Masters Championships, including one gold medal
- 32 State Championship medals, including 19 gold medals
- 2 Australian National Road Series podium finishes and 1 Queen of the Mountains Jersey
- 26 podium results in state 'open' events, plus 4 "fastest Times' and 2 GC winners
- 15 podium places in club championship events or local tours
- Over 75 top 10 places in other major events (as above)
If you have a major event planned for anytime within the next 6 – 18 months then let Argonaut Cycle Coaching assist you reach your full potential. We have personal coaching spaces available now. For full details check out or Coaching Services Services page.
Fly fishing competitions and cycling races. What do they have in common? On the surface it may appear that these two activities couldn't be farther apart but when you get down to the nuts and bolts of it, both require good preparation and execution.
While each sport has it’s own somewhat unique set of training and competition characteristics it should not come as a surprise that there are also lots of similarities and cross-over points where you can learn something from another sport.
The Gunning 2-Day tour is one of the premier events on the Australian Veterans cycling calendar. The tour consists of a short prologue and road race on Saturday, with a second road race on Sunday.
We have created two training plans to help riders prepare for this event. The first plan is a full 16-week training schedule that provides 8 weeks of base training followed by 7 weeks of race specific intervals before a final taper for race day. The second plan is a 9-week race specific preparation plan that provides 8 weeks of interval work followed by the taper. The later of these programs is well suited to riders who have come through summer with good levels of base fitness but want to add that extra level of preparation to ensure that performance is at optimal levels for one of the biggest races on the annual calendar.
The training programs start at $55 and can be purchased directly from the website on the Training Plans page.
With the end of winter fast approaching it’s time to start getting serious about your training. One of the best things you can do to help improve the quality of your time on the bike is to make sure that you have the correct training zones (heart rate or power) identified.
A lactate test is by far the best way to determine your own personal training zones. No need for formulas or percentages of your max or threshold, the lactate test results determine your precise training zones.
For the limited time only* we are offering a special discounted price of $75 for all Lactate Tests. That’s a saving of $30 28.5% off the normal price!
For more information, or to book a lactate test, please visit http://www.argonautcyclecoaching.com/index.php?p=performance-testing-services
UPDATE: 24 September 2015
All our old stock is now gone but we are pleased to announce a new pre-summer training special on lactate testing. $90 per test starting from 11th October 2015.
* Until our current stock of lactate test strips runs out
#1 - @Kimbers_Wells & the Man of Steel (@SteeleVH) dont need a lead out or team mates to win - they are just plain fast #speedwins
#2 - @SharaGillow has strong resolve and determination. #3xnationalTTchamp
#3 - Women's racing is exciting and deserves more LIVE TV coverage
#4 - Sprinters can win the road races at Buninyong and race favourites can/do make mistakes/get unlucky
#5 - @PetaMullens knows how to win bike races regardless of the type of surface #winneronroadordirt
#6 - @CalebEwan is a very smart bike rider and can do it all #notjustasprinter
#7 - Australian men's and women's NRS riders can match it with Australia's best international riders.
#8 - Tactically its always a mistake to let a sprinter catch back up once you have managed to drop them. #hausslerhasgutsandclass
#9 - @CadelOfficial is a cycling legend #australianhalloffame
#10 - Women's racing is exciting and deserves more LIVE TV coverage - Yep I said it again as it needs saying more than just once.
As indicated in a previous update, I am once again accepting new applications for personal coaching. There is an extremely limited number of places available as I am still operating close to capacity. I have room to take on 2-3 new personal coaching clients, depending on what level of assistance they require.
There are two levels of personal coaching: Performance and PerformancePlus. Full details of what is provided in each of these levels of coaching can be found on our Coaching Services page.
If you are interesting in applying for personal coaching I recommend that you get in quickly as I expect these positions to be taken pretty quickly. I will accept new applications up until the end of the week and then assess them at that point to give people enough time to get their application in. Any positions left vacant after that time will go on a first come – first served basis.
If you have any questions on our coaching services before you submit an application, please Contact Us as we are more than happy to answer your questions.
After 17 years as either a triathlete or road cyclist, today marks the end of my time on the bike as a competitor.
Unfortunately over the last few years my health has not been great and this year has been one of the most challenging and I have had to make some tough decisions. In the end I decided that my body was no longer capable of the demands of training and racing.
I will be continuing with my coaching work and I hope that over the coming years I can really make Argonaut Cycle Coaching a success. Over the last 4 years alone I have assisted numerous riders reach their goals, including medals at state, national and Oceania championships, as well as over 150 top 10 results in open level (or higher) events. I have also completed over 350 bike fits and performance tests for riders and provided skills sessions that have helped riders improve their abilities on the bike.
While there have been some setbacks this year, most notably the lack of access to Stromlo Forest Park for the masterclass sessions, the coaching will continue and I look forward to helping many more riders reach their personal goals.
Finally, I am pleased to advise that from, 1 November 2014 I will once again be accepting applications for coached riders. Numbers will be limited based on my current coaching load at that time.