June 16, 2022
Anti-Aging: I’m 50 Again!
By Coach John Hughes
I’m actually 73 but I feel like I’m 50 again!
Sitting in my office I see my training journals going back to 1973 I feel morose about how much fitness I’ve lost due to aging. Read more.
Should You Get an Ultrasonic Parts Cleaner?
Jim’s Tech Talk
By Jim Langley
It’s been a fun week watching the back-and-forth between Steve, who asked for help with his drivetrain last week and you awesome readers who offered a ton of help: Steve’s Malfunctioning Front Shifting. I heard from Steve this morning and he’s still working on finding the best solution for his needs. I think he’ll update us with a comment when he does. Read more.
Italian Road Bike Mirror Review
By Stan Purdum
Eight years ago, I woke up one morning to find that I’d lost most of the sight in my left eye. The reason, I learned later during an emergency room visit, was due to an occlusion of the retinal artery — essentially a stroke in the eye. It’s a fairly rare phenomenon, but there’s no fix for it. While there’s a small chance that the same could happen in my right eye, it hasn’t, and I see fine with that eye. Read more.
Specialized Power Pro Saddle With Mirror Technology Review
By Rick Schultz
If you remember the article from newsletter #1016, Saddle Sore Mitigation, I discussed a way to mitigate saddle sores by periodically replacing / rotating your saddles. I replaced one of the saddles shown with this new Power Pro saddle with Mirror and set it up to be in the same position as my other saddles. Read more.
Pro Bike Tool Upright Bike Stand Quick Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Pro Bike Tool’s Upright Bike Stand is an excellent solution for cyclists with limited storage options. It’s a high-quality stand that requires no drilling holes in the wall or ceiling. Plus, it reduces the storage footprint by storing the bike in an upright position. Read more.
Should You Breathe Through Your Nose or Your Mouth When You Exercise?
Just about everyone with an unobstructed nose will breathe through their nose when at rest or during casual activities, but most people will breathe through their mouth during exercise. The more intensely you exercise, the more likely that you will have to breathe through your mouth because you may not be able to get enough air through your nose to feel comfortable. Read more.
Cycling Past 50 Bundle
In this 4-article series, Cycling Past 50 Bundle, Coach John Hughes shares what you need to do as you age into your 50s and beyond – using cycling and other exercises – to increase your longevity and improve your enjoyment of life! These articles apply whether you are just taking up cycling and exercise or you’ve been a cyclist for years and intend never to stop.
Includes the eArticles:
- Healthy Cycling Past 50 – what happens as we age and how to incorporate cycling and other exercise activities into our daily lives to stay healthy and active for many years.
- Healthy Nutrition Past 50 – what to eat and drink to support both a healthy lifestyle and continuing performance.
- Performance Cycling Past 50 – how to train to achieve more specific cycling goals given the physiological changes of aging.
- Off-Season Conditioning Past 50 – how to best work on your off-season conditioning given the physiological changes of aging.
Question of the Week
How many bottles do you carry in the summer?
Cool Stuff to Read
Denver Post: Cyclist dies after running out of water on Palisade Plunge trail
YouTube: Lael Wilcox Rides the 827-Mile Arizona Trail
Rene Herse: Unbound XL was epic
Gran Fondo Magazine: Tire inserts – What are their benefits on a gravel bike?
Bicycle Retailer: Specialized plans Bentonville Experience Center, buys Fayetteville store