By Martin Sigrist I bought my first power meter back in 2007. It has proved to be, by a very wide margin, the best bike related purchase I have ever made, paying for itself many times over. Back then power meters were a rare sight, if you saw someone else with one it felt almost as if you were in some sort of secret brotherhood. Now they are a lot more common, they … [Read more...] about 4 Good Reasons to Use a Power Meter
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By Coach John Hughes Good nutrition makes a big difference in how you age. For example a study published in the journal Circulation concludes people who eat five servings of fruit and vegetables a day have a 12 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, 10 percent lower risk of death from cancer and 35 percent lower risk of death from respiratory disease than … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: 7 Nutrition Myths
by Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Muscle cramps occur most often at night when you are sleeping, but they also can occur when you exercise vigorously, tear a muscle, or keep one leg in an awkward position, such as sitting in a chair in the same position for a long time. Muscle cramps are classified into those that occur during exercise and those that can occur at any time not related to … [Read more...] about Muscle Cramps: Prevention and Treatment
By Greg Conderacci We used to call him “Freddie Freewheel.” In the paceline, he had a distinct cycling pattern: pedal, pedal, pedal...coast...pedal, pedal, pedal....coast... Pretty soon, if you were on his wheel, YOU were pedaling the same way. And so was the guy behind you and the guy behind him... And that’s what an Energy Vampire does: destroys the rhythm … [Read more...] about Freeing Yourself of Freddie Freewheel
By Greg Conderacci You know EXACTLY who I’m talking about. They can be strong, but they refuse to go to the front to take on the wind and to offer shelter, even briefly, to the other riders. They exude a negative, “elbows out” competitiveness. Sometimes, they’ll disrupt the flow, dashing ahead of the pack for no apparent reason. The group often will … [Read more...] about Are You Riding with Energy Vampires?