QUESTION: Climbing kills my legs. On a long hill or a sequence of short climbs, I can feel my strength ebb. What's the best way to ride a hill, and how can I build strength and stamina? -- David W. … [Read more...] about How Can I Get Stronger on Hills?
PROBLEM: You're getting really annoyed by that chirping on every pedal stroke. SOLUTION: Silicone spray is the best fast fix we've found. Check that your cleats are on tight and not terribly worn. Make sure there's no mud or gravel stuck in them. Check the pedals, too. Everything look OK? Spritz silicone around the edges of the cleats and on the pedal surface. Think … [Read more...] about Keep Cycling Cleats from Squeaking
QUESTION: I've met several cyclists who've fallen and sustained injuries to the hip joint, pelvis or femur. We all wear helmets for obvious reasons, but is there any protection available for the hip? I'm particularly worried about going down on my gravel bike in a turn. -- Al D. … [Read more...] about How Can I Protect My Hips in a Bicycling Crash?
By Menachem Brodie With the delayed Tour de France 2020 finally in progress as the summer days wane, many cyclists find themselves looking forward to getting some longer rides in once the temperature begins to cool. … [Read more...] about Activating Glutes and Hips to Address Back and Hip Pain for Cyclists
September 3, 2020 Anti-Aging: E-bikes, Fun and Fitness By Coach John Hughes I stopped by the Icebox our cycling and skiing store here in Fraser, CO to talk with Brian about lower gears on my Merlin. (Fraser is one of the coldest places in the US hence the name Icebox.) The bike is my favorite: in my 40s I rode it to win the Furnace Creek 500 qualifier for the … [Read more...] about Newsletter Issue No. 929