TR introduces each podcast welcoming us to the podcast that makes us faster cyclists and triathletes.
After listening to the past few podcasts with Coach Jonathan really diving into the intricacies of mountain bike racing (I have zero experience with mountain biking), I’ve come to the conclusion that mountain biking really is a different sport than road cycling. They’re related, and use the same energy systems, but they are distinct enough to be called a different sport. Finding the right lines, the technical skills, making quick decisions about staying on trail vs off… I have none of these, and I am super impressed when I listen. Its clear that Jonathan is both passionate and knowledgeable about the sport, and its super cool to hear. Likewise, I’m sure for some mountain bikers, the prospect of a hard swim before climbing onto a bike sounds daunting. So, while all three sports have distinct disciplines, and all three use the same energy systems, the cognitive loads and skill sets for each, I think, make them distinct sports.
1.) Road Cycling
2.) Off-road cycling