By Coach John Hughes You can ride your regular road bike on gravel – I do it all the time. Put wider tires on your road bike and your ready to roll. I ride 28 mm tires on my road bike — the maximum size that fits — and the bike handles well. Some people ride 25 mm and some 30 mm or wider. Technique The tire width is less important than good technique! Because gravel … [Read more...] about 11 Tips on How to Ride a Road Bike on Gravel
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By Kevin Kolodziejski Lifting weights is only a small part of bodybuilding contest preparation. In fact, some experts claim elite-level success is mostly a matter of what’s been eaten in the 16 or so weeks before competition. And they’ve pegged the “mostly” at around 80 percent. While eating’s influence on elite-level cycling may not be quite so high, diet does … [Read more...] about You Know What to Eat Before a Ride. What About When?
By Coach John Hughes By the end of the past weekend, more than half of all Americans will have suffered from temperatures of 90 degrees or higher. Blazing heat and humidity toasted states from Texas to Massachusetts. Records fell or were tied: New York City 90F, Washington, DC, 92F; Austin, TX 99F, Richmond, VA, 95F, Philadelphia, PA 95F, Worcester, MA 88F. … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: Record Setting Heat
by Gabe Mirkin, M.D. More than 80 million North Americans suffer from Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), and many do not know that they have it because most people with a fatty liver have normal liver function blood tests in the early stages of the disease. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, supported by the American Association for the Study of … [Read more...] about Fatty Liver Disease Can Often Be Cured With Lifestyle Changes, Not With Drugs
By Stan Purdum Riding during the recent hot days reminded me of a time when experience taught me how to climb steep grades while pedaling a loaded touring bike on high-temperature days. Here’s an excerpt from my book about my cross-country ride, Roll Around Heaven All Day: “You’re going to ride White Bird, you say? Ho, ho!” The trucker’s laugh wasn’t entirely one of … [Read more...] about The White Bird of Happiness