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  • Colavita Grand Prix: Nice to Stand on the Top Step

    By Dana Williams | In Race Reports | on July 16, 2013

    As a team we went into the P12 race with just three riders; myself, Brandon Trafton and Travis Lyons. Our main goal was to try to get Travis the win. He is a Cat 2 rider looking to upgrade to Cat 1. Brandon and I were happy to do what we could to help him […]

  • Ups & Downs at Burlingame Criterium

    By Dana Williams | In Race Reports | on July 2, 2013

    The annual Burlingame Criterium is a race I’ve come to really enjoy. It’s where I got one of my first high ranking results in the Pro/1/2 category a few years ago. As well, the course’s nature and location, winding it way through downtown Burlingame, brings out a fair number of spectators and it’s close enough […]

  • A Second Free Cycling Boot Camp Info Session

    By Dana Williams | In Cycle Boot Camp | on June 27, 2013

    Let’s do this again….I will be offering a free info session at Sports Basement (on Chrissy Field) on July 17th from 6:30-7:30pm. You will learn the basic structure of my Cycling Boot Camps, what to expect and be able to ask questions. For beginners to elite riders, Achieve’s Cycling Boot Camps provide the skills and […]

  • What Does An Achieve Client Look Like?

    By Dana Williams | In General | on June 27, 2013

    As the principle trainer and coach at Achieve, I work with individuals within a wide age range of differing athletic ability levels and goals. Cycling clients range from Cat 1 to Cat 5 racers in their teens, 20’s, 30’s and 40’s to novice and intermediate riders up into their 60’s. Goals range from winning a […]

  • Free Cycling Boot Camp Session

    By Dana Williams | In Cycle Boot Camp | on June 11, 2013

    For beginners to elite riders, Achieve’s cycling boot camps provide the skills and experience needed to improve your fitness and bike handling skills and teach you cycling etiquette and some basic bike maintenance. This is all done in a fun group atmosphere, lead by qualified, experienced and friendly cycling coach and Achieve Founder Dana Williams. […]

  • The Perfect Lead Out

    By Dana Williams | In Race Tips | on June 6, 2013

    Article by Omega Pharma Quick Step Setting up a good lead-out can be essential in order to win a bike race. This is a perfect example of how cycling really is a team sport and there are several key elements in this lead-out. One of these elements is the 2nd last man, the one that […]

  • There are many answers to this question. I’m sure that if everybody reading this right now sent in their ‘secrets’ then I’d have a few pages of unique answers. As I mentioned in the ‘Nutrition‘ page, I believe there are two key component that assist with energy and performance. These are getting enough rest and […]

  • In the world of cycling, and most other sports, we hear a lot of athletes, coaches and other support staff talking about the importance of ‘peaking’ for a race. I recently read a race report by one of my teammates earlier this week in which he stated he had ‘missed his peak’. For me personally, […]

  • Fast & Furious at the 2013 Dana Point Grand Prix

    By Dana Williams | In Race Reports | on May 10, 2013

    This year’s Dana Point Grand Prix was part of USA Cycling’s National Criterium Calendar (NCC), a series of races showcasing the country’s top criterium-only events. Not only was this my first NCC race, it was also a first for my team, Team Mike’s Bikes p/b Incase (www.teammikesbikes.com). I was feeling optimistic going into the race […]

  • Fresh & Tasty Salad

    By Dana Williams | In Healthy Recipes | on April 28, 2013

    1. Cut up chunks of mango and watermelon 2. Mix with fresh organic arugula 3. Drizzled with Dana’s ‘special’ salad dressing** **Dana’s Salad Dressing includes: 1 unit extra virgin olive oil. 1 unit balsamic vinegar, 1/4 unit honey, 1/4 unit dijon mustard, 1/12 unit sesame oil, a splash of soy sauce, salt and pepper. Shake […]

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