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About Robert Hess

Robert is an entrepreneur, business owner, best-selling author, startup and early stage company advisor, former career US Army officer, competitive cyclist, amateur auto racer driver, former helicopter pilot, and amateur wine and foodie, who loves travel, adventures, and helping people.

Virtual Tour of Flanders 2020

By | 2020-04-17T10:27:12-07:00 April 17th, 2020|Categories: Zwift|

Virtual Tour of Flanders 2020 I don't know about you, but I've been spending a lot more time on my indoor trainer since we entered the Covid-19 era. Living in Los Angeles means its pretty important to follow the stay at home guidelines. Lots of people are still out riding but I'm in a higher [...]

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Alpe d’Zwift versus Alpe d’Huez

By | 2019-11-28T11:37:13-08:00 November 28th, 2019|Categories: Cycling, Great climbs, Zwift|Tags: , , , |

Alpe d'Huez versus Alpe d'Zwift I was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in May 2003. Since then, I've focused on staying health and having a postive mental outlook. Cycling has been - and continues to be - a key element in my personal survival program. A vacation with my wife in 2009 took us [...]

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2019 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo – How I Lost My Mole Hill KOM

By | 2019-10-30T07:29:09-07:00 September 30th, 2019|Categories: King of the Mountain Challenge|Tags: , , |

The 2019 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo - How I lost 1st on Mole Hill KOM by Robert Hess, on Strava.com at https://www.strava.com/athletes/58546 Sunday, September 29, 2019 was my favorite day of the year excepting, of course, my anniversary wedding anniversary, because Sunday was the annual Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, when I get to take a [...]

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Sunday Time Trial Run Along Ballona Creek

By | 2019-08-10T10:06:08-07:00 July 28th, 2019|Categories: Tools|Tags: , , |

Integrating My Cycling Data: Garmin; Training Peaks; Strava, and Relive I'm not training for a specific event right now but I really enjoy tracking my current and past performance over segments. I track all of my ride data on Strava.com and Garmin Connect. I recently added Training Peaks to follow my training stress score - [...]

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Sunday TT Session Along Ballona Creek in Manhattan Beach

By | 2019-07-21T17:48:58-07:00 July 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sunday Time Trial Session With The Relive Mapping Tool This post is to introduce you to Relive a fun service created by a group of Dutch developers. Relive takes your ride, run, or walk and turns it into a Tour de France-like terrain map showing your route and terrain. It automatically adds any pictures you [...]

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Zwift and My 2019 Cycling Challenges

By | 2019-05-19T21:38:03-07:00 May 19th, 2019|Categories: Cycling Goals, Tools|Tags: , , |

How I'm Using Zwift to Reach My Cycling Goals May 19, 2019 I have four goals for my personal cycling program this year and it turns out that my Zwift subscription is playing a key role in reaching them. Here are my goals for 2019: Keeping my prostate cancer at bay Getting on the podium [...]

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Ketogenics and Cycling – Post #1

By | 2018-04-01T14:48:18-07:00 April 1st, 2018|Categories: Cycling, Ketogenic diet|Tags: |

How (I hope) the Ketogenic Diet will Help Me at the 2018 Masters World Track Cycling ChampionshipsHave you been trying to drop a few pounds to climb those hills a better? Or be able to accelerate faster? Well, I have and nothing I’ve tried over the past two years has seemed to work. I've been trying to [...]

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Kettle Bells and Hammies

By | 2018-03-21T17:30:10-07:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Track Cycling, Zwift|Tags: , , , |

Hammies Make You Go Fast I'm always looking for ways to increase my 500 meter sprint speed. My trainer, Nicole Rijelle, keeps telling me to work on the hamstrings as well at my quads. So, I pulled out my 20 lb. kettle bell and I'm doing two sets of 15 kettle bells swings every morning. [...]

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Around the World Cycling Challenge Sit Rep

By | 2018-03-18T15:42:12-07:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: Around the World Cycling Challenge, velodrome|

No rain. No sunburn. No potholes. No stoplights.  Just fun! Today was an easy 45 minutes in the velodrome to get back into shape after being off the bike for two weeks. I'm super fortunate because I live on the westside of Los Angeles, just 20 minutes from the Velo Sports Center at the Stub [...]

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Kicking Cancer’s Butt – January 11,2018

By | 2018-01-11T12:20:41-08:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Beating Cancer Bicycle Ride|

Using Cycling to Beat CancerCycling is a key element in my physical fitness program. Below is the record from today's bike ride on Zwift.You can follow me on Strava.com and join the "Around the World Cycling Challenge" to beat cancer group.  Simply click on the image below to see the full details and connect with me.Remember. [...]

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