QUESTION: I'm a beginning roadie although I have been a marathon runner for many years. I think I've done everything right in making the switch. I went to a reputable shop, got a good bike fit and bought clothes and accessories. But one item that some cyclists wear has me stumped. Do "toe covers" (for lack of a better term) actually keep feet warm? -- Mark W. RBR … [Read more...] about Do Toe Covers Really Work?
How Can I Train More Consistently?
QUESTION: I'll have a great week with solid rides and even new personal bests, but the next week, due to weather, family, work or lack of motivation, I just go through the motions. What's the key to training more consistently? -- Randy W. RBR REPLIES: Here's our belief: The recreational roadie who juggles career, family, and other responsibilities with "serious" cycling has … [Read more...] about How Can I Train More Consistently?
How To Choose Cycling Shorts
You should choose road-cycling shorts based on the quality of materials and construction. But also crucial is how well they conform to your unique anatomy. Sometimes a relatively inexpensive pair may work better for you than a high-dollar model. Shorts, like saddles, are tough to recommend because of differences in butts, crotches, seats and riding positions. Every rider has … [Read more...] about How To Choose Cycling Shorts
How to Handle Touching Bicycle Wheels on a Group Ride
By John Marsh It’s an innocuous little hill, one of those where you find an easy gear and just spin up. The hill comes right after a stoplight on a big group ride, so the pack is always bunched up on the hill. On a recent day, the group comprised nearly 150 riders – and things got a little touchy on that little hill. Before you even see what is happening, shouts of … [Read more...] about How to Handle Touching Bicycle Wheels on a Group Ride
How to Deal with Cold Feet Cycling: Solutions for Keeping Them Warm
How Do I Prevent Freezing Feet on Cold Winter Bike Rides? QUESTION: I've tried every trick imaginable to keep my feet warm during cold-weather rides -- larger shoes with 2 pairs of socks, battery-powered socks, spray antiperspirant to reduce sweating, plastic bags to cut wind. But no luck. My frozen feet are always the limiting factor in winter riding. Any tips? -- Judy … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Cold Feet Cycling: Solutions for Keeping Them Warm