Sorry for the delay in getting today's PDF version posted. We had a technical issue that had to be overcome. The PDF is now posted for our Premium Members who prefer that version. Just click this link to to access the PDF issue: https://www.roadbikerider.com/images/newsletter_pdfs/RBR-Newsletter-6-29-17.pdf Again, our apologies for the delay. Have a terrific … [Read more...] about PDF of Today’s Issue Now Posted
Issue No. 767
By Coach Rick Schultz Now that spring is here and the sun it starting to shine again, it’s time to think about sun protection. When in the sun, you want to protect yourself against the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause skin and related damage across a range up to and including cancer. Cyclists need to cover and protect: Your eyes with a good pair of quality … [Read more...] about A Primer on UV Protection with UPF Cycling Apparel
By John Marsh, Editor & Publisher A while back we ran a Health Matters column on Wearing Sunscreen Under a Jersey. Click the link to read that column. It provides advice on combining sunscreen with whatever protection your jersey might already afford. Hint: It may not be much. It’s already been sizzling for the past few weeks in the Southeast, and summer … [Read more...] about Sunscreen Info and Tips For Summer Riding
By Coach Rick Schultz As both a coach and bike fitter, I know that I and my fellow practitioners sometimes throw out acronyms as if the entire world understands exactly what our peculiar lexicon means. I also know that being able to "speak the language" with your coach and/or fitting professional will help you get the most benefit from their services. With that in mind, I … [Read more...] about Bike Fit Terms: What do BDC & TDC Refer To?
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Two excellent recent studies from Germany and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee tell us that us excess salt: causes hunger, rather than thirst; breaks down muscle and fat; and may be a primary dietary factor in the high rates of obesity, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes in North America because it raises blood levels of adrenal hormones … [Read more...] about How Excess Salt Affects You