If you've raced in Montana then you know who Brad Morgan is. In the past I've given him nicknames such as "Bad" Brad Morgan and "Hardman" Morgan. His team refers to him as Brad "Nails" Morgan. He's racked up some legendary Montana racing stories and he's ready to share that knowledge with you. Recently he became certified as a USA Cycling Level 2 coach. He's got a new blog and is willing to share his secrets on excelling as a "Working Man Cyclist." I really liked the idea so I shot Brad an email to see if he'd answer a couple questions for mtcx.com. Here's his responses (Thanks Brad):
What services do you provide? Training Plans? Wind Tunnel Testing :)?
I am still developing a plan for what all I am going to be able to offer. This is just something that interests me, and I thought I'd give it a try and see how it goes. If people have general questions they need answered, want rough ideas for training plans, on the bike testing to determine functional threshold and training zones, or full on personal coaching, I'd like to be able to help them. I also plan to become certified for bike fitting, so I can help people address those issues in the near future, as well. The wind tunnel testing is just a few years down the road at this point, but I'll put you down for first one in the tunnel when it's up and running.
Will you post on the blog regularly? If yes, what can we expect from your posts?
I hope to be able to post about once a week or so at first. I plan on posting some general training tips, race reports, and progress reports on my own training as well as the training of any potential clients who are interested in sharing their info on the blog. Hopefully, people like it and I can post more frequently as time goes by. I'm not much of a writer, so we'll see how it goes.
You've had lots of success in road and now in cross, what do you think is the most common trait that you and other successful "working man/woman"
What motivates you the most to train?
Team. The GAS team is awesome. We are stacked with talented riders, who just happen to be awesome people and great friends as well. There's not one person on our team who wouldn't sacrifice their race to help a teammate win. That's what it's all about. Whether I'm the worker or the go to guy, I want to be the best I can be so my teammates' effort aren't wasted. That's what gets me on the trainer on those days I would rather skip it.
You've won several races by solo efforts at the end, is this something that's pre-mediated with your training or is more of playing to your natural
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