March 24, 2022
Ride Like a Pro This Spring
By Coach John Hughes
March is our heaviest snow month in Boulder, Colorado, where I live, but spring is finally here and the days are getting up into the 60s! Many pros live here. The top pros are in Europe training or racing, while the domestic pros are getting ready for the domestic season ahead. When I’m riding with my buddy, we play a game “Spot the Pro.” We look for these signs: Read more.
Looking for Ideas to Fix Kenneth’s “Chamois Shift”
By Jim Langley
An interesting question arrived at RoadBikeRider’s headquarters recently. It was from a roadie named Kenneth who has a problem I haven’t encountered. Here’s the email thread we had, which includes what I thought he should try. Read more.
Garneau’s New Klondike M4 Winter Riding Boots Quick Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Tomorrow is the vernal (aka spring) equinox marking the beginning of spring, but outside my window, it’s sleeting. There’s still snow on the ground in the north, and the fat bikers are riding. As I wrap up the last few cold-weather riding gear reviews, I would be remised not to include Garneau’s new Klondike M4 winter boot. Read more.
Craft Cadence Pannier Backpack Convertible Review
By Stan Purdum
I’ve seldom found products that claim to work for two competing functions fully suitable for either one. The Craft Cadence’s Pannier Backpack Convertible, however, which is both a pannier and a backpack, gets high marks for both uses.
Craft Cadence is a UK company that promises delivery of their products within 5-9 working days anywhere in the world. They also give 1% of the order value of each sale to nonprofits that work to “make the world a little better.” Read more.
Spring Training: 10 Weeks to Summer Fitness
Spring Training, by Coach John Hughes, explains all about how to train smart this spring and includes four different focused 10-week programs for riders with different goals: health and fitness riders, recreational riders, fast club riders and endurance riders. Each 10-week program is in two 5-week blocks so that you can tailor a program to your available time.
Quick Tip: Choosing a Sports Drink
You check any cycling site or catalog and find half a dozen brands of sports drink. Same thing when you visit a nearby bike shop or nutrition store. It’s a bewildering assortment that isn’t helped by the various performance claims of the manufacturers. Which drink should you choose? Read more.
Question of the Week
Do you use a dropper post on any bike (including mountain bike)?
Cool Stuff to Read
VeloNews: Dropper post was Matej Mohorič’s secret weapon on winning Poggio descent
Rene Herse: Rene Herse has a new pressure calculator for its tires
Canadian Cycling: How to catch back on in a race if you get dropped
Bicycle Retailer: Here’s how retailers can help the US switch from cars to bikes