Cycling in Alignment with Colby Pearce
Michael Holt, Savage and Saint - Ep91

Michael Holt, Savage and Saint - Ep91

October 3, 2022

Episode 91 of Cycling in Alignment has nothing to do with cycling, and everything to do with cycling. Because how you do something is how you do everything. 

Michael is a meditation instructor, martial artist, and sage. He brings the wisdom of the Mastery of Self to his students, in mental, physical, and spiritual domains. Michael leads by example as part of his instructive practice, and truly walks the walk of his own teachings. 

Michael has an excellent six-part mediation class he taught online, it is free. The link to this class is in the bio, and in the show notes. For anyone who would like to experience Michael’s teachings, or who wants an excellent pathway to begin meditation, this course is highly recommended. 

I hope you enjoy our discourse.

 

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Links:

6 part meditation series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIeRtRkxvQ8&t=85s

Micheal's Website: https://savageandsaint.com

Tribe Men's Community Website: https://www.tribemenscommunity.com

Michaels' Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Savageandsaint/

Tribe Means Community Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tribemenscommunity/

 

 

Dr. Vince - Ep90

Dr. Vince - Ep90

September 23, 2022

Episode 90 of Cycling in Alignment is with Doctor of Chiropractic, Bike Fitter, and Inventor of the Infinity Saddle, Dr. Vince Marcel. Dr. Vince has a clinic in El Segundo, California where he treats patients and also performs bike fitting services. In this discussion, we talk about some of the alternative methods Dr. Vince uses to help return his clients to a state of optimal health, including blood analysis and other methods. We also discuss some of his observations on how visceral health can impact a rider’s position on the saddle. He shares some gems you are not likely to have heard before. I really enjoyed my time working with Dr. Vince and I am sure you will benefit from our discussion.

Links:

Dr. Vince --->

drvinceofinfity@gmail.com

301 Main Street
Elsegundo, CA 90245

Infinity Bike Seat --->

https://infinitybikeseat.com

info@infinitybikeseat.com

https://www.instagram.com/infinitybikeseat/

 

Oval Rings, Internal Knowledge and External Power - Ep89

Oval Rings, Internal Knowledge and External Power - Ep89

September 19, 2022

This is a solo car pod, recorded in a deep meditative trance brought about by the desert landscape of southern California. Or, something along those lines…in this soliloquy, I give a non-scientific analysis of oval chainrings, and I connect this discussion to a topic that pervades modern sport, and life: the seeking of external expertise. What am I talking about? Find out in episode 89 of Cycling in Alignment. 

Todd Plymale-Mallory: Mind Body Soul Mechanic - Ep88

Todd Plymale-Mallory: Mind Body Soul Mechanic - Ep88

September 2, 2022

Todd Plymale-Mallory: Mind Body Soul Mechanic - Ep88

Today’s conversation is with acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist Todd Plymale-Mallory. Todd has been in the cycling and sports world as a practitioner and participant for many years. Today we discuss some of our philosophies on the relationship of athletics to life and how Chinese medicine relates to this topic. It’s a conversation that wanders into the weeds at times, and these are good weeds to wander into. 

Links:

Todd's Website: https://www.toddplymalemallory.com/about

Todd's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tplymal/

MBS Medicinals Website: https://mbsmedicinals.com/

Charlie Merrill's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliemerrill/

 

 

Upper Cross Syndrome and Cycling - Ep87

Upper Cross Syndrome and Cycling - Ep87

August 26, 2022

This solo pod is about how Upper Cross Syndrome and Cycling magnify each other. I unpack what Upper Cross is, why you should care, and offer some things you can do about it. 

“If you have a breathing dysfunction, you have a core dysfunction.” 

“Every day you ride your bike, you should do postural corrections.”

“The more aerodynamic you are trying to be on a bike, the more likely it is that cycling is multiplying your Upper Cross postural distortions.”

I get on a bit of a roll and lay down some pretty solid statements on how we have to offset the posture that cycling puts us into. I also made this artwork to go along with my feelings on the topic. 

Images coming soon...

Links:

Ep59: The Significance of Core in the Biomechanical Model:
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cwesm-10e6c8f

Nathan Haas: I Am Not a Bike Racer - Ep86

Nathan Haas: I Am Not a Bike Racer - Ep86

August 15, 2022

This episode of Cycling in Alignment is a conversation with gravel superstar Nathan Haas. It is technically a CARPOD, as we are driving to Steamboat, Colorado for the latest stop on Nathan’s calendarNathan explains why FTP is stupid, and what he means when he says he is not a bike racer. 
 
We also talk about Nathan’s relationship with his sponsors, including Colnago and Castelli, and how the project came together to make five new kits to match five new bikes for him to ride this season. It’s a showcase of the abilities of Colnago to paint gorgeous bikes, and for Castelli to make perfectly matching, gorgeous kits, while both platforms can enjoy a canvas unencumbered by logo placements or design restrictions typically found when working with an athlete of Nathan’s caliber. Have a look at the photos below for shots of kits one through four. Number five will be revealed at UCI Gravel Worlds later this year. 

Nathan’s insight for each of the Jerseys

Jersey 1: The Full Circle - Inspired by my phases of cycling, this jersey is to tell a story of my journey so far, from MTB, to Road to now beginning on gravel.

The radar that links to the center of the jersey has drawn each phase, staring with the outermost circle (part circle) being my MTB career, the middle circle, the biggest of them the Road career, and the small red slither, the start of a circle is my time on gravel

The texture dots in the jersey are actually an illustration of all my race days in all sports, with certain dots being in colors representing either wins, podiums, team mate wins or special races like the TDF and world championships.

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Jersey 2: Kansas- Art Decor. We looked at Kansas and asked, what is it famous for? Nothing really. 

But we loved the state flag colors and thought it would be a fun way to bring back the art decor era of colnago and their Master olympic bike.

The jersey was built around the bike, in the colors of the state flag with the state motto on. Plus, we called the jersey, the Wizard of Aus. Great pun. 


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Jersey 3: DOPAMINE - Designed to be raced in Iceland against the grey scale of the black earth and grey skies, Dopamine was to be the excitatory neuron of the race.

Inspired yet again by the full circle concept, as my season had begun to build and my time in gravel, so too have the circles changed. This is a variation of the circles in motion. 


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Jersey 4: PURPLE RAIN - Again another variation of circles, this time, in the form of blurred color droplets that cause a blur throughout the jersey to give a fluid effect, whilst staying true to the full circle philosophy. It's all a story building and evolving. 



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Binary Decisions -Ep85

Binary Decisions -Ep85

August 4, 2022

Space Monkeys, today I talk about the concept of binary decisions and how they can be used in your planning of race tactics. These are “cutting tools” that are best used in the context of Perspective and Presence. 

Ones and Zeros are the most fundamental elements of how we have boundaries and tension in the world. In relationship, they are how we negotiate what we want vs what someone else wants. Once this concept is understood, it can make relating to other people simpler. 

Women’s Bike Fitting with Julie Young and Dede Barry - Ep84

Women’s Bike Fitting with Julie Young and Dede Barry - Ep84

July 26, 2022

Today’s episode is a conversation about women’s specific bike fitting with Julie Young and Dede Barry. The format of this pod is them interviewing me, so I do most of the talking.

Julie and Dede will be releasing a podcast over the Fast Talk Labs channel over the summer, so if you are wanting more info about all things women and cycling, their channel will be one you will want to follow! Between the two of them, they have a deep reserve of knowledge and experience that will be highly beneficial to their audience. 

Today we talk about some of my observations in fitting women, some saddle solutions, and the nature of modern bikes and gender specific equipment. I once again reference of my favorite articles, “When the US Air Force Discovered the Flaw of Averages."  

Links:

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/01/16/when-us-air-force-discovered-the-flaw-of-averages.html

https://mariposabicycles.ca

https://julieyoungtraining.com

 

Sebastian Weber: Decoding the Black Box - Part 2 - Ep83

Sebastian Weber: Decoding the Black Box - Part 2 - Ep83

July 18, 2022

Part 2 is a continuation of my discussion with Sebastian Weber, creator of INSCYD software, which is used to analyze exercise performance and help prescribe training recommendations for athletes in many sports (not only cycling). 

Sebastian is very knowledgeable and we get deep into the weeds on physiology and cycling performance. When an athlete uses INSCYD software to analyze their data, they gain insight into how power is made for a given duration and intensity. This can help a rider or coach understand what training recommendations will provoke the desired result in future performances. 

Buckle your seatbelt and enjoy this nuanced and technician discussion. I have been learning a lot from Sebastian and I am sure you will as well. 

Special announcement: After over two years of recording and 80+ episodes I am elated to announce that Enduro bearings has agreed to become a supporter of the Cycling in Alignment podcast. Listen to the episode to learn how you can take advantage of an exclusive offer to upgrade your whip with some of the best products on the market from Enduro. Link in bio. 

Links:

Enduro Website: http://cycling.endurobearings.com

Enduro on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enduro_bearings/

INSCYD on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inscyd_/

Sebastian Weber: Decoding the Black Box - Part 1 - Ep83

Sebastian Weber: Decoding the Black Box - Part 1 - Ep83

July 15, 2022

Today’s episode is a discussion with Sebastian Weber, creator of INSCYD software, which is used to analyze exercise performance and help prescribe training recommendations for athletes in many sports (not only cycling). 

Sebastian is very knowledgeable and we get deep into the weeds on physiology and cycling performance. When an athlete uses INSCYD software to analyze their data, they gain insight into how power is made for a given duration and intensity. This can help a rider or coach understand what training recommendations will provoke the desired result in future perform ances. 

Buckle your seatbelt and enjoy this nuanced and technician discussion. I have been learning a lot from Sebastian and I am sure you will as well. 

Special announcement: After over two years of recording and 80+ episodes I am elated to announce that Enduro bearings has agreed to become a supporter of the Cycling in Alignment podcast. Listen to the episode to learn how you can take advantage of an exclusive offer to upgrade your whip with some of the best products on the market from Enduro. Link in bio. 

Links:

Enduro Website: http://cycling.endurobearings.com

Enduro on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enduro_bearings/

INSCYD on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inscyd_/

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