Editor's Note: In last week's RBR Newsletter, we ran an article by Stan Purdum titled Days of Adventure on the Bike, in which Stan detailed a self-guided tour where he had some particularly memorable "mis-adventures" – bad days on the bike. He rightly pointed out that good days on the bike far outweigh any bad days, and fellow reader and RBR Premium Member John Yoder wrote … [Read more...] about The Kindness of Strangers
Issue No. 772
Question: I'm 48 and in the past rode 12-15 hours per week but was usually overtrained. This season I'm trying to recover better by doing 10-hour weeks including weekend rides of about 100 miles and building up only for major events. I'm planning to ride one of Australia's toughest "classics," Grafton-Inverell. It's 140 miles, starting at sea level and ascending to about 4,000 … [Read more...] about Do Training Rides Need to Be As Long as Events?
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Energy drinks can raise blood pressure and may cause irregular heartbeats, according to a recent study conducted at Travis Air Force Base in California (Journal of the American Heart Association, April 26, 2017;6(5)). This extremely well-planned, -performed and -controlled study shows that two hours after drinking 32 ounces (four cups) of a popular energy … [Read more...] about Energy Drinks Can Have Negative Side Effects
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Millions of people take over-the-counter NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) pain medicines when they have a headache, fever, chills, joint pain or various other aches and pains. A recent study shows that NSAIDs are associated with increased risk for heart attacks (British Medical Journal, May 9, 2017). The increased risk begins within the … [Read more...] about NSAIDs May Increase Heart Attack Risk
Today's QoW comes to us from Premium Member Alexandra Robin, whose question gets to the heart of what we like to do as individual cyclists. (We really need to replenish our stock of Questions! Please submit you own QoW ideas using the Question of the Week Ideas link.) Which Area of Cycling Do You Like Most (Climbing, Flats, etc.)? … [Read more...] about Question of the Week