October 6, 2022
Anti-Aging: Fatigue resistance research
By Coach John Hughes
Several weeks ago I wrote about Anti-Aging: Mastering Fatigue. The bottom line is your perceived exertion of how hard you are working controls how far / fast you can ride, not the physiological workload of your body. Matt Fitzgerald in How Badly Do You Want It uses multiple case studies to illustrate this point. In that column I drew on the book and added my own suggestions of how you can change your perceived exertion. Read more.
Tech Q & A: Can You Help Darryl with His Fork Clearance Issue?
Jim’s Tech Talk
By Jim Langley
Illinois roadie Darryl wrote for help with his 2010 Cervelo RS. Here’s his question and my thoughts. Cervelos are pretty popular so if you’ve got one like Darryl’s or have some experience with the 3T fork he’s got, please share your tips to help him out. Read more.
Bike Fitness Coaching Product of the Year 2022
By Rick Schultz
It’s been an interesting year, with lots of people returning to the workplace after a long time at home. Cyclists are also returning to cycling with new bikes and new pains at a greater frequency. As an IBFI level 4 fitter and instructor, I help clients eliminate most of these pains by using the correct equipment for that specific person. Read more.
Machines For Freedom Everyday Collection Roundup
By Sheri Rosenbaum
At the end of July, Machines For Freedom (MFF) launched its Everyday Collection, which prioritizes comfort and affordability. Previously, MFF focused on the endurance rider, and now, with their Everyday Collection, they can offer gear tailored to those everyday riders. “Technical gear so often has a high price tag,” says Jenn Kriske, founder of Machines For Freedom. “Part of being inclusive is creating high quality, well fitting, products that don’t break the bank. By reducing fabric compression, and using a lower density chamois, we were able to achieve this without losing the luxurious fit and feel riders have come to love about Machines.” Read more.
Quick Tip: Tightening and Loosening Bike Pedals
If you’ve ever tried to put on or take off a set of pedals, maybe you’ve run into the confusion of not being sure which way to turn the wrench. Right pedals loosen by turning counterclockwise and left pedals loosen by turning clockwise. It’s not an easy thing to remember. Read more.
Cycling Through the Circadian Slump
By Stan Purdum
I just read Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s article “Late Afternoon Exercise Helps to Control Blood Sugar, Cholesterol and Triglycerides” in last week’s RBR newsletter. I don’t have his medical insight, but I wonder if the research he cited connects with something I discovered several years ago about cycling in the late afternoon. 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 interviews with Elizabeth Wicks, Gabe Mirkin, Jim Langley, Andy Pruitt and eight other male and female roadies ages 55 to 83. They describe their exercise programs in terms of the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations. They talk about changing exercise goals over time. They emphasize the value of intrinsically enjoying an activity rather than doing it because it’s good for you. They describe many ways to adapt positively to the aging process. The final chapters are on Motivation and on Sticking With It Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process incorporates the latest research and most of it is new material not published in his previous eArticles on cycling past 50, 60 and beyond. It’s your comprehensive guide to continuing to ride well into your 80s and even your 90s.
Question of the Week
Do you plan to buy a new bike within a year?
Cool Stuff to Read
Peaks Coaching: The Maximum and the Minimum. A contrast in focus between training and racing.
PEZ Cycling: The Biomechanics Of Climbing: Stand And Deliver
Sports Performance Bulletin: Exercise addiction: too much of a good thing?
Bicycle Retailer: California city taking action to respond to rising bike, e-bike collisions