From the DDA Newsletter…

You know when you feel weird about asking someone for their name again because you’ve already talked with them several times before? That’s kind of how I feel about this email. Let me explain. 

I started the DDA newsletter about five years ago. At the time, I was juggling different social media accounts like every business is “suppose” to do. What that meant in a practical sense is that this newsletter has never been as good as I’ve wanted it to be. That’s about to change.

Before we cover a few of those changes, allow myself to introduce…myself

My name is Nate Dunn. Shortly after finishing college, I started riding a bike with more intent.  

As I spent more time riding and racing, I fell deeper in love with the sport—long conversations with friends, fast group rides, and miserable but spectacular race weekends. Cycling truly changed me.  

All of these experiences led to a simple conclusion. I had to figure out a way to make cycling a more significant part of my life.

In 2010 I started DDA to transition from my career in education to a career helping people improve on the bike.

Since that time, the mission of DDA has remained the same. I strive to use the best coaching tools, combined with insights from data and science, to help you have more awesome days on the bike. 

So here are a few changes coming to the revamped newsletter:

  1. More frequent updates on cycling science research
  2. Commentary on recent training trends
  3. Tips for better utilizing your cycling data
  4. Big picture ideas on how the distracting nature of technology intersects with the focus and discipline required to make progress on the bike 

If the changes outlined sound like something different than what you expected when you originally signed up for the list, my apologies. I certainly don’t want to keep sending emails you don’t find interesting. Hit that unsubscribe link, and we hope to see you back soon!

If you’re interested in what we have in store, I can’t wait to share what’s new and improved. 

I’m looking forward to staying in touch!


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Written by Nate Dunn M.S.

Nate Dunn has spent his entire career in education and coaching. As a former teacher and now founder/head coach at Data Driven Athlete, he is most excited about helping cyclists discover their potential as they experience more great days on the bike.