What’s coming up for The Sufferfest?

Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, what a great 2009. Thanks for supporting The Sufferfest. I went into this with quite a bit of worry and risk, but confident that this was the best work I could do, that it was the best way to motivate yourself to punish yourself on the bike, and that it was better than the other cycling DVDs, videos, etc. out there. You guys have been wonderful in your feedback and encouragement. Thanks.

So, what’s in store over the next few months? Well, I’m going to take a few weeks ‘off’ working on videos as the family and I are moving from Switzerland to Singapore next week (!). I’ve changed ‘real’ jobs, and that career is taking us to Asia. We’re super excited about it. It’s going to mean some really busy, hectic times, and that means that The Sufferfest will take a backseat for awhile (although I’ll still work to provide the best service I possibly can for anyone who needs it!).

Of course, I won’t be able to leave my baby – or you – for too long and am already formulating what’s to come.  I intend to have two more videos out this ‘off season.’ Most likely (although ya never know), they will be:

  • Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (Remastered) – By far, the most popular of the prototype Sufferfests was Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now. The 45 minute workout, which included 15×1 minute intervals was a simple, brutal workout that seemed to really appeal to the savage in you. I’m going to redo that video, probably making it 20×1 min, with new music and new footage from the UCI.
  • Climbing workout – With three interval based workouts out there, I want to provide something with longer, lower intensity efforts. This is starting to take shape as a 90minute video with a bunch of tempo work and some long 6-8minute climbs. This will use ASO footage. I want to use Tour de France, but it costs five times what other races cost (yes, that’s right) and I really have to have a good think about it. If I go with Tour footage, which is looking likely, the price for this video will have to be higher than the other Sufferfests. Hopefully the longer duration will make it worthwhile. Still have to come up with a catchy title…. ; – )

One should come out at the end of January and the other at the end of February. Which one depends on how things come together with getting footage, music, etc. I’ve not decided on soundtracks yet – rock or techno or one of each. Any preferences guys?

Otherwise, I also hope to get a decent logo done, and a few t-shirt designs done (any good designers want to work with me on that?). Those things won’t be tackled until the videos are done, however, so they probably won’t happen until March or April…just in time for the Southern Hemisphere winter!

Well, that’s it for now. Keep that feedback coming. And I sure hope you’re planning on doing the Sufferfest Double Challenge on January 2nd, slacker.

  • C

    I love these workouts!! Thank you!!!!

  • Stephanie

    Excellent news about the forthcoming videos. I did “Fight Club” for the first time yesterday and thought it was brilliant. The footage was great, and what a treat to cycle with Cancellara! I’ve been waiting for stuff like this and I’m so happy I’ve found Sufferfest. I’ll be buying the “Downward Spiral” soon, and can’t wait for the others.

    Agree with other people’s comments about good, heavy tracks for climbing. Rammstein and Marilyn Manson have some decent ones.

    Happy training everyone

  • http://johns-cycle-diary.blogspot.com/ John Berry

    Just two words…..Thank You :-)

    The Fight Club is excellent, it makes the indoor boredom of training…actually enjoyable!

    The balance of rest exercise and maximum effort is ….well …perfect…well worth the money (A little higher resolution would be good but……)

    I am really looking forwards to the new vid’s……….

    I recommend the current ones to everybody that asks me about indoor training…

  • Rebecca C

    My vote is in for rock – loved Phantom Black in Downward Spiral. Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s F1-11 Love Missile, Eels’ Souljacker Pt. 1 & The Cult’s Spiritwalker are great for flat sprints. And I’d climb any mountain for Fear Factory’s Resurrection.

    “Stairway to Hell” is perfect Al. Can’t beat that!

    Good luck with the move David…only a hop, skip and a jump to Oz now.

  • http://www.m2rev.com M2

    I just ordered your two videos for my performance cycling studio and we can’t wait to experience the Sufferfest – the promo clips look fantastic as does the feedback. My guess is that we will be eagerly awaiting your new productions – great concept.

    Best on the move,

  • JD

    As a devoted fan of the classic edition of ‘Miserable,’ I can’t wait to see the updated cut! And I’ve gotta agree with Al, some good heavy grunge would be outstanding when the road turns upwards.

    Best of luck on the move, and happy new year!

  • http://www.framesdirect.com/sunglasses Jack

    Just use some giro or tour de espana footage. Great climbs there, get people interested in other races than the tour.

  • TraX

    How about the option of no music but keep the sound FX? This way people can add their own backing track, yet still know when a rep is about to change.

  • Robby

    Thanks for the update! This is my second year of being a ‘sufferer’ and I love it! Looking forward to the next two videos in the new year. As for music, I’ll let you decide, you’re the expert at putting these workouts together. Good luck in your new job, and hope you and your family have a safe move.

    Happy New Year!

  • http://mildstallion.wordpress.com Al

    Looking forward to the new videos. I’m especially psyched for the climbing workout. How about “Stairway to Hell” for a title?

    As for music suggestions, I’m a rock guy all the way and as such I think a grunge-type soundtrack meshes well with tough climbs. A slow, heavy grind.

    Happy New Year