Last week's CO2 cartridge tips generated a lot of interest and comments, and Coach Rick Schultz has followed up with these additional tips for how to use them effectively. Threaded or non-threaded inflators. Doing a quick google search for CO2 cartridges, the industry appears to have moved to threaded inflators. Basically, these work as follows. screw … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: More CO2 Cartridge Advice and Tips
QUESTION: This question has nothing to do with the physical aspects of cycling. I work part time in a bike shop, Clemmons Bicycle, in Clemmons, NC. The shop had two older cartoon pictures that I reframed recently. I've been trying to dig up information on the Artist because I have once before seen his work, Tom Cutter is written on the bottom right. In each picture at the top … [Read more...] about Do You Know Anything About Cycling Cartoonist Tom Cutter?
by Lars Hundley I am saddened to write that Coach John Hughes passed away suddenly on February 4, following an emergency surgery. I first knew Coach Hughes as a fellow reader, long before I took over as publisher of Road Bike Rider and began working with him directly in 2018. I remember buying the book he wrote with Dan Kehlenbach, Distance Cycling, as I prepared to ride … [Read more...] about A Sad Announcement about Coach John Hughes
QUESTION: How much should I spend on a road bike? I’m a runner and I’m already pretty fit, and I’m interested in getting into road cycling. Some of the bikes are crazy expensive. I’ve seen $10k bikes at my local shop! What’s a good range I should be looking at? I am interested in buying a new bike and not a used one. —Greg J. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: You are asking the … [Read more...] about How much should I spend on a road bike?
QUESTION: This goes back to the discussion a while back about strength training for older cyclists. My question is, how long to recover between strength training sessions, and how that varies with soreness. I am 63, and have been an off-and-on athlete since I was a teenager, so I understand most of the practicalities of next-day (or, as I have gotten older, 2nd-day) soreness, … [Read more...] about How much muscle soreness from strength training is too much to train again?