December 22, 2022
Anti-Aging: New Research on Intensity, Fitness and Longevity
By Coach John Hughes
Almost all recommendations for aerobic exercise are the same for adults ages 18 – 64 years and for adults 65 years and older. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) on Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults. (2009). In 2018 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published Physical Activity for Americans, 2nd ed. both recommend at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise most days. Read more.
Tech Q&A: Advice for Dave on his Breaking Campagnolo Cables
Jim’s Tech Talk
By Jim Langley
This week’s tech question is from a reader named Dave. You’ll see after reading his query and my reply that we could use more help. We’re hoping that some of you Campagnolo tifosi who may use the same cables David uses will be able to offer some. Read more.
Bivo Water Bottles Quick Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Are you tired of using plastic water bottles, plastic tasting water, or do you want an environmentally friendly alternative? What about getting more hydration faster than a traditional squeeze water bottle? Or maybe you want to keep your hydration cold on hot summer rides. Read more.
Should Feeling ‘The Feel’ Be Your True Cycling Bullseye?
By Kevin Kolodziejski
A Question to Ponder Before You Resolve Anything on January 1
Your neighbors do it, your co-workers do it, your relatives do it. In all likelihood, you do it, too.
You all do it despite the fact one study shows you’re not particularly good at it. Another finds about a 90 percent chance that in a few months’ time you’ll have little to show for it. Because by then you’re doing it no more, and any good from previously doing so has walked out the door. So what’s the “it” I’ve been teasing you with? Read more.
Showers Pass Product Roundup (Men’s and Women’s Versions)
By Sheri Rosenbaum
The Showers Pass brand is synonymous with high-quality waterproof outerwear. Recently the company launched several items to add to the company’s eco-friendly and sustainably manufactured apparel line. This includes the waterproof Timberline jacket and pant combo and the EcoLyte jacket. These items are part of Showers Pass’ Clean Color collection which the company states use eco-friendly dyes. Read more.
What is “hold your line” in cycling?
QUESTION: What is “hold your line” in cycling? I was riding with a group last week and someone yelled that out to another guy. —Mike G.
RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: “Hold your line” applies to both bike racing and group rides — even when the group is only two riders. In bike racing, “Hold your line” is a command from another rider for you to maintain your position, relative to other riders and to the edge of the road. Read more.
How Do I Cope with Early Darkness?
QUESTION: I’m in Louisiana. It’s not cold here. It doesn’t snow. Winter riding should be easy. But the early darkness is killing me. I feel like it’s dangerous to ride when it’s dark. Worse, not riding on weekdays makes me feel sedentary and I can’t get motivated to ride even on weekends. How can I deal with this? — Mike P. 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, has individual chapters on each of the types of exercise the American College of Sports Medicine recommends: cardiovascular both endurance and intensity; upper, lower, and core strength; weight-bearing, flexibility and balance. He includes interviews with Gabe Mirkin (recommendations from an M.D.) Jim Langley (importance of goals), Andy Pruitt (importance of working on your skeleton, posture, balance, muscle mass), Muffy Ritz (recommended activities for older people, especially women), Malcolm Fraser (recommendations from an M.D.), Fred Matheny (importance of strength training), Elizabeth Wicks (motivation) and five other male and female riders ages 55 to 83.
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 ever ride in the dark?
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