By Rick Schultz and Sue Rowland Stan Purdum wrote a great introduction on this topic but there is still more to be said about this topic as we dive deeper. I would like to share some inside information on this topic that I gained from serving as a bicycle tester for Cervelo, a component tester for Shimano, and a certified bicycle racing coach. My insights, together with … [Read more...] about How much should I spend on a road bike? (An additional perspective)
Question: My crotch hurts! I've tried all sorts of pro saddles without relief. Specifically, the soft tissue in the middle "down there" gets crunched. I'm ready to forget style and go for comfort so I can keep riding. What's the best saddle, regardless of looks? -- Max H. RBR Replies: Style is important -- you have to feel good about how your bike looks and how you … [Read more...] about Which Saddle Will Stop Crotch Pain?
By Coach Fred Matheny How do you increase the amount of power you have available, especially as you age? Of course, training is the key to increasing power. Many dedicated cyclists use power meters to accurately record their wattage output during interval training. Then they use sophisticated software to help them analyze the results and plan subsequent workouts. … [Read more...] about Why Weight Training Is Vital for Aging Cyclists
By Coach John Hughes 1. Accept it’s winter Last week I was talking with my 73-year-old friend Gary. He told me about friends his age who lament they aren’t a fit as they were. “Get over it.” he tells them. “Accept who you are.” The same applies to winter. You will lose some fitness this winter and that’s okay. … [Read more...] about 12 Winter Training Tips for Cyclists
By Coach John Hughes Here’s what we can learn from three only chronologically old athletes. All three are relatively late bloomers. Nonagenarian At 93 the Irishman Richard Morgan is a four-time world champion in indoor rowing (winning in 2007, 2017, 2021, and 2022). He’s the subject of a study physiological characteristics published in the Journal of Applied … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: Lessons from 80, 90 and 100-year-olds