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Coach John Hughes

Coach John winning Furnace Creek 508. Lee “Fuzzy”Mitchell in BikeVan.
  • Won Furnace Creek 508 twice
  • Finished solo Race Across AMerica (RAAM)
  • Finished seven summer 1200Ks — never DNFd
  • 20 years of successfully coaching riders for transcontinental tours, 1200Ks, Race Across the West, RAAM and RAAM qualifiers.
  • Led tours in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Intelligent Cycling Training


Lon Haldeman, “This book is a must for any rider who wants to improve overall long-distance cycling performance.” Haldeman has set 8 transcon records.
Order a copy of Distance Cycling

Solve Those Aches and Pains

Preventing Cycling Ailments Bundle

Four eArticles with in-depth information:

  1. Butt, Hands, Feet: What causes pain in cycling’s pressure points, how to prevent these pains and what to do if it happens during a ride. 12 pages
  2. Preventing and Treating Cramps: Causes of cramps, prevention, and how to break a cramp. 10 pages
  3. Nutrition for 100K and Beyond: What to eat and drink to avoid bonking and other riding problems. 17 pages
  4. Gaining a Mental Edge: Sports Psychology How to deal mentally with problems when they do occur. 17 pages

All four articles from

Winter: The pre-season for 2017
Other than a couple of easier weeks at the holidays, the “off-season” is the time to get ready for next year.

Winter Riding Bundle

Three eArticles with in-depth information:

  1. Productive Off-Season Training: Includes cross-training, trainer workouts and 12-week plans depending on the rider’s goals. 26 pages
  2. Year-Round Cycling: Includes equipment and clothing, nutrition in cold weather, riding techniques for winter conditions and how to stay motivated. 15 pages
  3. Gaining a Mental Edge: Sports Psychology: How to ride better by learning to how to focus, relax, use power words and images and visualization. 17 pages

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Other publications by Coach John Hughes—From

John Hughes Distance Cycling book from Human Kinetics.