2021 State Time Trial Training Plan

The Florida State Time Trial Championship is coming up May 16th. This year we have the opportunity to get ready for this months in advanced which is why I have the 6-12 week 2021 Florida State Time Trial Championships Training Plan ready for those that want to start training! Since this course is still very fresh from December this past year, we have more tools and advice in the brain to help prepare you for this years event. This training plan will feature specific workouts to prepare you for this years event along with advice for the day of the race. We will have a State TT preparation ride the day before this years event as well. This training plan is specially priced at $25/week or $269 for the entire 11-12 weeks starting tomorrow or next week. 

Another way to prepare for this years race will be to come out to the 2021 Florida Polytechnic Time Trial Series in which we have 3 available to race in coming up (March 14, April 11, and May 9). 

See more registration details here below for the State TT training plan:

March 14th, 2021 Florida Polytechnic Time Trial Registration:


Florida Polytechnic Time Trial 2-14-21 Start Time Updates

We have updated the starting times for this Sunday’s Time Trial to have two separate starting groups which prevents too many riders together at once and also gives riders the ability to race in two separate categories in the same day. Please see the update timeline below:

Warm Up and Times:

  • 7:00-7:15am: Arrive
  • 7:15am: Registration Opens
  • 7:15-7:45am: Registration (Registration will be open 7:15-9:00am for time trial bike and recumbent categories)
  • 7:45am-8:20am: Structured warm up with Coach including course preview, safety briefing of u-turns, warm up tips, pacing tips for race, and wind forecast. This is a unique and valued offering that will significantly help participants perform at their best and enjoy the event
  • 8:30am: Racing (Wave 1) begins with the following categories in this order:
    1. 15-Kilometer racers (start at u-turn 2)
    2. Handcycles 
    3. Paracycles
    4. Juniors
    5. Women Road Bike
    6. Men Road Bike
  • 9:10-9:20am: First Set of Results/Podiums/Awards
  • 9:30-9:40am: Racing (Wave 2) begins with the following categories in this order:
    1. Women Time Trial Bike
    2. Men Time Trial Bike
    3. Recumbent 
  • 10:20-10:30am: Second Set of Results/Podiums/Awards
  • 11:00am: Group Ride Begin (30-50 miles; easy-hard options)

The Heartland of Florida Cycling Camp is back for its 4th year in a row!

Want to take part on a fun and challenging cycling training camp adventure tour to kick off 2021? We just set the dates for the Heartland of Florida Cycling Camp coming back for its 4th year in a row for January 15-17, 2021. Martin Luther King Day will be the next Monday which will give riders and extra day to recover after this epic weekend. This is a 3-day, 2-night all inclusive camp with 310 miles of riding throughout the Heartland of Florida with some of the best cycling roads in the state. 

We will ride from Florida Polytechnic University through the quiet farmland southwest towards Sarasota then south to Venice, Florida. We will then ride on the Legacy Bike Trail followed by the bright blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Casey Key to conclude the first day of the ride with 127 miles. After a good nights rest with a big authentic Mexican dinner and breakfast buffet, we will ride over to Sebring, Florida through Sweetwater, Florida cutting through some remote undeveloped stretches of Florida and some Pristine gravel which is road bike friendly. On night two we will stay at the historic Inn on the Lakes hotel with a big dinner at the Chicanes Restaurant right at the hotel.

Riders will then get a good nights sleep before departing north through Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Wales, Haines City where riders will ride on and near the famous scenic highway 17 and side streets through rolling hills and orange groves making our way on up back towards Florida Polytechnic University. The final miles of the trip take us on Old Lake Alfred Road which is the beautiful quiet road in Polk County where we hold the Special edition time trial. Riders will then arrive back at Florida Polytechnic University and enjoy a cold beer or Hammer Recoverite before departing.

Mark your calendars and do not miss out on this amazing adventure!


Find The Champion Within- Evan

Evan has put in a lot of hard work this year and it has shown in his results where he has continued to drop time in his time trial and increase his power on the bike. It is interesting to note that riding faster and increasing wattage is an art. Going solely for wattage or solely for speed is where the coaching comes into fine tuning along with aerodynamics and flexibility. In the best of both worlds, a time trial result will have peak wattage and peak speed but this is usually only on the best occasions. From working with Evan it has been exciting to see how he has gotten faster and stronger and how he has become better and managing efforts solely for power and those for the fastest possible time against the clock. I have enjoyed coaching Evan as he is very meticulous and paid attention to each detail I gave and was very spot on when it came to hitting all the target goals I set for him. 

Last Friday, I went out in person to see him at the legendary loop called Magnolia Plantation. I started training on this loop back in 2011 and as I got more and more into serious time trial training where I didn’t want to get disrupted, I opted to Magnolia Plantation. Consequently, as I began coaching in 2015, this has been the go to neighborhood for clients setting all time power records from 5’ to 60’. It is a 2.3 mile loop where you will see an abundance of friendly deer as you crush efforts non stop as there is only one stop sign that you can roll through going clockwise.

For Evan’s test, I set him up with a target range where he was mathematically guaranteed a record on the low end target and on the high end target, he would raise the bar one step higher and sure enough he went for it and got it!🏆 The conditions were perfect with 67 degrees and sunshine and just as I remember knocking this effort out with my coach in 2013 getting my record, Evan got his record today getting 362 watts for the 20:00. It was the perfect way to cap the 2020 season concluding the month of October with his all time record. After some rest and a bigger base foundation over the next 2-3 months, it will be exciting what 2021 will look like! Congratulations Evan!🏆🎉