Special Guest: Justin Williams – Ask a Cycling Coach 263

This is cool. Man I want a L39ION jersey but it seems they are sold out.

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He says in his latest ‘From the Gun’ podcast-lite that the team has a new fan jersey etc coming out soon-ish.

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Thanks!

Cant wait for this.

It’s super cool to say I’ve ridden and raced with him and his brothers. I mean, I didn’t do well by any means, and on the Saturday drop ride they really drop everyone!

Here’s something interesting, their brother CJ is considered to have the greatest potential of the three of them. But he took quite a bit of time off, family and such, gained weight yadda yadda. But CJ is making a comeback and it’ll be pretty mind blowing to see what he’s capable of. I think he is the eldest though. He’s also the best draft…

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Thanks Justin and the whole TR crew. Best podcast yet!

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Thank you! Awesome podcast!

There’s an odd ease with Justin Williams. Nothing seems super hardcore, lots of flow and adapt. Even training and diet. Chipotle. Structure doesn’t seem huge neither.

Nate: how do you sprint? lol, love it.

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Great podcast. Never listened to so many people enjoy themselves. The laughter is contagious

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Dreams do come true!

Only took 11 months…and a global pandemic…and global protests… :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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His comments about USAC were awesome! Thanks for saying it Justin!

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Good insight from him about the nitty gritty of what happens in team politics. Looked like Amber agreed with a lot of what he said. I’m surprised shes never talked about much on other pod casts

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Ditto to the others, super enjoyable podcast and covered a wide swath of topics with ease and flow. Justin is quite the story teller and has some great perspective to share. Had me smiling and giggling along with the crew. Made the best of a 3 hour drive for sure.

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For me, this Podcast was right up there with the first time I was introduced to @ambermalika via TR.

I haven’t done any digging into Justin or L39ION so the Podcast was a real education for me. Justin came across as a really approachable figure, someone who was totally at ease with themselves. Have to admit that I thought he was a little older than he is but, my estimate was based on his timeline and experience in the sport.

Good luck to him and the L39ION Team moving forward.

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And I was shocked to hear that Bahati is only 38! Seems like he should be 68, he’s been around for so long.

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https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/meet-the-uks-first-black-and-ethnic-minority-race-team-458164?utm_source=&utm_medium=cycling%20weekly&utm_content=38c38e2d-0f2e-43e0-ae74-d52301d2002e @Nate

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His secret is years of consistent training, doing 1000+ crits, and 10,000+ sprints.

I was hoping it was beet juice.

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TR nailed this with Justin.
Open and honest. :+1::+1::+1:(and I’ve only got two hands).
Love your work!

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One of the best podcasts! Did I catch this wrong or was what Justin said about sprinting technique the opposite of what Nate and Pete said in Sprinting 101?

The analogy may of went over my head but to me it sounded like when Justin pushes with his right leg he pulls with his left hand (Pushing with right hand) and bike will sway from right side to left.

What I got from the TR Sprint blog was that when Pete and Nate push with right leg they pull the bar into them with their right arm. It sounded like this confused Nate too on the podcast so my question really is does it matter and just do which one is natural or is one technique right or wrong?

Yeah, pretty much everything he said resonated with me. I had a similar experience of imagining the top level to be different from what it was, and realizing that I had to proactively build my own program by pitching personal sponsors and getting creative with my own business model. Also that so much of success in the sport is being in the right place at the right time and knowing the “right” people. I got lucky on a few counts with that, and really unlucky on other counts. And it’s disheartening to see how much those connections can make or break a career. My way of trying to change that has been to build a network of mentors to help other women coming up through the sport, and I love seeing how Justin is tackling this full throttle by building a team and entire community around it. I’d have loved to keep talking with him for a few more hours!

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Just about to start my shift and have been saving until then. Sounds like it will be good.