March 17, 2022
Anti-Aging: Resistance Training Will Help Your Riding
By Coach John Hughes
RBR reader Dave asks, “I’m a 72-year-old life-long club road cyclist in England. I also ride MTB although road is the more dominant. I love riding hills and a typical ride is around 40-50 miles, 4000 ft-7000 ft. of climbing at around 13-15 mph for me. Bigger and lesser rides also. 150-200 miles a week including indoor trainer. Read more.
Quick Look: Park Tool TSI-1 Tubeless Sealant Injector
By Jim Langley
It’s said that timing is everything. So you could say that we blew it on this product reveal – since it was last week and the one before that we were focused on tubeless tire troubles and triumphs. Read more.
There’s a Knack to Going Back to Back, Part 2
By Kevin Kolodziejski
What to Do to Do Well on That Second Hard Ride
Maybe I’m mediocre at what I do, or maybe the cliche is true. But words just can’t express the intense sense of joy and satisfaction you get from riding far better than expected, especially after an event that scared the absolute bejesus out of you. Read more.
Mid-Foot Cycling PatroCleats Cleat Adapters Review: Long Term Test
By Rick Schultz
What Did I Learn?
- It is difficult to move from a cleat forward to a cleat full-rearward position. I tried the cleat all the way back, but it felt as if I was pedaling with the middle of my inner arch. Read more.
Talking Bike Theft and Recovery with Bryan Hance, Co-founder of Bike Index
By Sheri Rosenbaum
I was asked by the National Bicycle Dealers Association to guest host a couple of episodes of their weekly podcast—Bicycle Retail Radio. They gave me carte blanche to pick the topics and guests for each show. I’d been wanting to talk to the folks at Bike Index after reading their fascinating report “Closing the loop: A deep dive on a Facebook reseller of bikes stolen in Colorado.” Read more.
Anti-Aging E-Book 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process
Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process, by Coach John Hughes, includes a chapter Strength Exercises. He explains how to do resistance exercises correctly and includes illustrated exercises: 12 for leg strength, 9 for upper body and 6 for core strength. You don’t need to do all 27 exercises. Hughes explains how to choose which ones are best for you and gives you an annual plan showing how to including resistance training with endurance and intensity riding. He also gives you plans to build up to 100 km and 100-mile rides, including a plan to increase over two years your annual riding from around 4,000 miles (6,500 km) to over 5,000 miles (8,000 km) a year. You can easily modify the plans for different annual amounts of riding. Hughes discusses the importance of recovery and how to gauge if you are getting enough recovery, including different kinds of training into programs that balance training and recovery.
Excess Fat in Your Liver Increases Risk for Heart Attacks, Strokes and Dementia
A study of 9189 adults between 30 and 75 years of age who were free of cardiovascular disease found that those who had abdominal obesity (storing a large amount of fat in the liver) were at increased risk for dementia, strokes, and heart attacks. Many other studies have established that having a fatty liver is associated with: Read more.
Vvolt Proxima Mid Drive Motor Ebike Review
Vvolt is an ebike sibling brand to the terrific Shower’s Pass apparel company that we’ve reviewed quite a few times on RBR in the past. Knowing the quality and attention to detail with their apparel, I was excited to see what they might do with ebikes. It turns out that they have done a lot. Read more.
Question of the Week
Have you ever bought a bicycle directly from a manufacturer online (like Canyon for example)?
Cool Stuff to Read
Bicycle Retailer: State of Retail: How do shops handle requests to service direct-to-consumer brands?
VeloNews: Pros, cons and optimization tips for indoor riding
Cycling Plus: Why every cyclist should own a touring bike
SciTech Daily: For Getting Better Sleep, Resistance Exercise May Be Superior to Aerobic Exercise