Welcome to StartConfident!

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Welcome to the beginning of your road racing life!

Content for the New or Aspiring Racer

StartConfident was created with you — the “New or Aspiring Racer” — in mind. Our mission is to convert you into a “Confident Cat 5″ racer.

​There are many reasons why recreational road cyclists dream of racing, but never actually get involved. StartConfident is here to address those reasons, and to help you bridge the gap from fantasy to start line.

The web has become filled with cycling sites, training sites, and sites dedicated to following the pro peloton. That’s awesome of course. Cycling is growing in popularity all across the world. But StartConfident is different — it’s dedicated to actually helping you BE a racer in the most straightforward and actionable terms possible. ​[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”438″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”436″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”437″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1411611234780{margin-top: -30px !important;}”]

First Steps

Setting up your bike. Buying a license. (“What? I need a license to race?”) Shaving my legs? Really? You’ll find lots of straightforward training, crafted for a NAR* like you without any of the cyclesnobbery. Together, we will keep you in the peloton during those first few races. It’s all here.

*NAR = “New or Aspiring Racer”

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Gear, Kit, and Fit

Do you wonder if your current bike is OK to race? Do you know if you actually fit your bike well enough to squeeze out all the performance it can offer? How about components, clothing, and even an introduction to training approaches? Find it here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1411611433058{margin-top: -30px !important;}”]

Mental Game, Nutrition, and More

The least understood parts of competitive riding are discussed here at StartConfident, in language a beginner can wrap his or her helmet around: Thinking like a Racer, Eating like a Racer, and other “intangibles” are explored. Heck, we’ll even toss in a little philosophical musing now and again just to make the experience a little richer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]