By Stan Purdum “Adventure,” said the prolific writer, Louis L’Amour, “is nothing but a romantic name for trouble.” Having spent his young manhood years knocking about the oceans on tramp steamers, hobo-ing the West on freight trains, working as a circus roustabout in one place and as a skinner of dead cattle in another, and once making a desperate flight out of the … [Read more...] about Days of Adventure on the Bike
Issue No. 771
Oregon Tax on Bicycles May Signal New Trend
Editor's Note: RBR contributor Stan Purdum (don't miss Stan's article "Days of Adventure" in today's issue) forwarded a link to an article on the League of American Bicyclists website that should be of interest to all of us. It details Oregon's recently passed tax on new bicycles. Beyond that, and noting another example or two of jurisdictions that tax or otherwise require a … [Read more...] about Oregon Tax on Bicycles May Signal New Trend
How Should I Train to Ride Haute Route Ventoux?
Question: I am interested in learning more about training for climbing as I am preparing for Haute Route Ventoux. Any information would be welcomed. Thank you. —Jared N. … [Read more...] about How Should I Train to Ride Haute Route Ventoux?
How Exercise Helps Prevent Heart Attacks
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Two recent breakthrough studies give the best explanation yet of how exercise helps to prevent heart attacks. Competitive older endurance athletes may have more plaques in their arteries than non-exercisers, but they have the type of plaques that are far less likely to break off and cause heart attacks (Circulation, April 27, 2017;136:138-148; May 2, … [Read more...] about How Exercise Helps Prevent Heart Attacks
Question of the Week
Today's QoW follows from Stan Purdum's article in today's issue titled "Days of Adventure on the Bike." (We really need to replenish our stock of Questions! Please submit you own QoW ideas using the Question of the Week Ideas link.) Have You Had a Memorably Awful Day on the Bike? … [Read more...] about Question of the Week