It is with great sadness that I wish to advise that Argonaut Cycle Coaching is closing its doors permanently.
Over the coming weeks I will be decommissioning most of the website, with the primary exceptions being the Bike Fit Calculator, Set Training plans and the blog. The website will then undergo some additional changes to better reflect its ongoing use.
I anticipate winding up the bike fitting side of my business within the next month. Up until that point I will have some limited capacity for bike fitting so if you are thinking of getting one done then I highly recommend you get in sooner rather than later.
At this time I would like to thank everyone in the ACT cycling community who helped make the business a success while it was operating.
Yours in cycling
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.
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.
Unfortunately I will not be able to conduct any lactate, max heart rate or power testing until the start of November due to my Tacx trainer being out of action. The lever for the rear wheel roller broke at the end of a recent test session and I am currently awaiting the arrival of a replacement which is not likely to arrive until late October or early November at the latest.
Fortunately I still have the Lemond Revolution training and can continue to conduct bike fitting sessions for this period.
If anyone is looking to have a performance test done then please still send your booking request through and I will let you know as soon as the trainer is back up and running.
Just putting a big shout out to all riders. I am in need of around 7 riders to attend a 'special' coached training session at 6am on Thursday 30th January
The session will include a combination of skills and sprint interval work. The skills included will be obstacle jumping and feed zone skills such as taking bidons.
The session will be coached by Vicki Whitelaw. Vicki is currently in the final stages of completing her level 2 coaching qualification and this session will assist her meet the assessment requirements.
Details of the session are as follows:
Time & Location: 6am Thursday 30th January at Dairy Flat rd, meeting at southern entrance (Fyshwick end). See map for exact location.
Duration: The session should be finished by approx 7:20am
Requirements:Must have a current Cycling Australia licence (must bring it with you on the morning), have a fully working and safe road bike & Australian Standards approved helmet.
Ability Level: Due to the nature of this session it is more suited to intermediate or elite level cyclists. Anyone interested in racing NRS type events with feed zones would benefit from this session.
If you would like to attend the session can you please contact me and provide your name, email address and a brief (2-3 lines max) description of your riding/racing experience. My contact details are:
Jason Mahoney, Argonaut Cycle Coaching
Discipline is having the self control to do what’s necessary to improve your performance, while desire is the drive that sets our goals and wants us to succeed.
While both of these are absolutely necessary to achieve your best they don’t always play nicely together. For example if you’re starting to feel a little tired and sluggish but you have a session planned for that day, what should you do? Desire wants us to ride. Desire wants us to make sure we don’t miss out on any training sessions that will help us be the best. However, discipline wants us to have a rest. Discipline knows that recovery is as important as training to reach our goals. Which ‘voice’ you listen to will ultimately dictate what you do for the day.
Just a quick little post for today.
The table below provides some data estimates on the contribution of fats and carbohydrates to the total energy requirement while cycling at 200w for 2 hours