“As a 15 year + cyclist, I had heard a lot about Computrainer, but was always very skeptical that putting my bike on the car to go ride a trainer would be worth it. Signing up for Ironman Arizona 2013, however, was intimidating enough that I opened my mind to all possibilities and decided to give it a try. I immediately noticed very material changes, starting with doing local rides faster at the same effort level, including PR-ing many local rides at the age of 47, which I certainly never would have expected. But the best part of the whole experience was probably getting to preview the IMAZ bike course via real course video. I had told Rick I wanted to ride the course before my event (I am a BIG believer in that), but could not pull off getting me and my bike to Phoenix. He said that Total Cyclist had IMAZ on real course video and very graciously offered to set up a class for me and my IMAZ training buddies at our convenience. I was not sure how helpful it would be, but decided to give it a try. The day of my actual race, there were literally no surprises. The course felt almost identical in person as it had in the video and I knew EXACTLY what to expect. I felt so prepared that my biggest issue on the bike was being a bit bored, which is a great problem to have at Ironman! Many thanks to TotalCyclist for being an integral part of preparing me for my first Ironman – you guys are the best!!!”
"My experience with Chad as my coach goes far beyond successful, Chad is World Class. Although Chad discovered my natural affinity for the time trial during power testing prior to my initial pro season, Chad and I had only maintained a friendship throughout my eight-year career as a professional cyclist.
However, fresh off of retirement from the pro peloton and a three month hiatus from the bike, I found myself urgently in need of Chad's professional coaching expertise and guidance! I wanted to race again and had just ten weeks to go from not-really-riding to race- ready. I decided to go to the World Masters Cycling Championship...and I wanted to win. Chad was the natural and perfect fit because I knew his friendship to be real and true, his experience and knowledge was vast, and I knew I could trust him without a shadow of a doubt. Preparations would need to include both the physical and psychological attributes plus lots of fine tuning. I needed my body and my mind to be strong and sharp. Chad needed to handle all of this. I had no doubt that he could, based on what I had seen from Chad over the years...Chad is good people!...
In my case, having a coach was something unheard of. As someone who inherited the “do it yourself" mentality, I used to pretend to not want a coach. Taking some credit for turning pro with very little directional training, I did ride professionally for three years before realizing that my skills did not meet the requirements of a successful athlete and college student.
15 hours of college enrollment and a 50-race cycling schedule was a new venture to me, and I wanted to be great at both of them. Per4mance Training directed me in ways unknown to many athletes (myself included), and taught me ways to succeed not only on the road, but in the classroom as well.
I would like to extend a big Thank You to Coach Tim, You, and Total Cyclist for the services provided to Team Type 2. The coaching, knowledge, and guidance that Tim provided to 8 guys who had recently got into cycling was fantastic.
I got rave reviews about Tim from all 8 riders before the start of RAAM, which I thought was great. As they say, "the proof is in the pudding," and when those 8 crossed the finish line 7 days, 7hours, and 23 minutes later, Tim's ability to coach, guide, and lead were all proven beyond any question.
I have had more and more people come to me saying "I thought they would fail, never thought they could do it, surprised they lived, was positive they wouldn't make it past the mountains.
Hey Coach, First off I want to thank you personally for EVERYTHING that you have done for me and helped me through. I feel that you are 90% of what i needed to come as far as i have. This past weekend was an awesome experience in learning how to be professional on and off the bike. It gave me an in-depth insight to how different cycling can be or has to be in order to take it to that next level. I had a general idea of what kind of a commitment comes with becoming a professional cyclist before a came to this camp. However, once i left this weekend i realized how little Iactually knew about becoming pro. I never realized everything that goes into a pro's lifestyle, and this weekend opened my eyes to it. Cycling is my passion. I strive to succeed in cycling and be the best that i can possibly be. I'm not going to stop reaching until Icannot physically move my legs anymore.
Will Hoffarth (Pro Cyclist) | Harrisburg, NC