QUESTION: How common are cycling crashes? I’m a runner and pretty fit. I am interested in triathlons and maybe even doing some group rides, but I’m worried about getting in a crash and breaking a collarbone or my wrist or something. Am I making too big of a deal out of it? —Al T. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: That’s a difficult question to answer in a definitive way. The most … [Read more...] about How common are cycling crashes?
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By Rick Schultz and Sue Rowland Bryton Rider 750SE https://www.brytonsport.com/#/R750SE Price MSRP: US $249.99 Source: Bike shops, Amazon, websites Features: 240x 400 pixels, 2.8” color TFT touchscreen LCD display, BLE (iOS & Android) ANT+ Sensors: HR, Cadence, Speed, Power, Radar, Light Compatibility: Di2, eTap, EPS Battery Life: … [Read more...] about Bryton GARDIA R300L Rearview Radar and Tail light and Bryton Rider 750 SE bike computer SLSR Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum The Root River State Trail in southeast Minnesota has been on my radar for several years, and finally, this past weekend, I checked it off my list. Just an easy 4.5-hour drive from Chicago, a friend and I headed up there on Thursday and returned on Monday. We could easily have spent longer, but this working stiff has limited vacation time. … [Read more...] about Root River State Trail in Southeast Minnesota
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Last week we covered the importance of finishing the ends of bicycle cables to prevent fraying, possible injury (the cables can stab you), as well as to give them a tidy professional appearance. We also highlighted two ingenious new tools for finishing cables, Park Tool’s $29.95 EP-1 End Cap Crimping … [Read more...] about 10 Ways of Finishing Bicycle Cables
QUESTION: Is it safe to road bike at night? — Anonymous RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: With the right lights and reflective clothing, it can be about as safe as daylight riding and perhaps a bit more so, because after dark, your lights really stand out and call attention to your presence on the road. The exception is if you are in a high-traffic area where your light is just one … [Read more...] about Is it Safe to Road Bike at Night?