January 5, 2023
Anti-Aging: More on Winter Blues, Motivation and Goals
By Coach John Hughes
Last week I responded to the first part of 54-year-old Ed’s e-mail: Anti-Aging: 4 Tips for Winter Blues and Lost Mojo.
One of the ways to get out of a funk and get motivated is to set small, easily achievable goals. Goals like ride four days a week for at least half an hour. Read more.
Finding and Fixing a Ticking Noise
Jim’s Tech Talk
By Jim Langley
Noises, like ticking coming from somewhere on the bike can ruin even the nicest ride. First it’s annoying, then you wonder if it’s going to cause a bigger problem or worse, something’s going to break. Read more.
INFINIT Nutrition Drink Mix Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
I first learned about INFINIT from a friend, Doug McConnell, an ultra-distance swimmer. While swimming and cycling may require some different nutritional and hydration needs, similarities exist. Believe it or not, you do sweat when you swim, thus needing to replace sodium and electrolytes. Also, your body has post-workout needs, like tart cherry and L-Glutamine, to reduce inflammation. Are you seeing parallels between swimming and cycling? Read more.
The Old Man and the C(EO)
By Kevin Kolodziejski
Feeling like the Hemingway character futilely fighting off the sharks devouring the mega marlin lashed to the side of the boat? Or maybe more like the Tour de France rider who just ripped the number from his jersey and plopped his butt in the broom wagon? Read more.
Garmin Edge 1040 Solar Cycling Computer Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Garmin released their Edge 1040 Solar cycling computer on June 8, 2022, and I received my demo unit shortly after. I guess some of the first units had software bugs, as my demo unit wouldn’t completely shut off, thus draining the battery. The company quickly swapped out the unit, and I haven’t had a problem ever since. Read more.
Quick Tip: Look Out for Leaves
Beware of fallen leaves.
If there is moisture between them and the road (very likely), they can be as slippery as ice during turns. They could also hide dangerous cracks or potholes.
Will Heavy Leg Weights Help My Cycling?
QUESTION: I’m doing a leg workout that’s so hard I can handle it only once per week: one set of squats or leg presses, one set of leg extensions, one set of calf raises. Each exercise is for 20-60 reps until failure; I can’t possibly do another rep. I’m already getting stronger, so how much improvement I can expect in my cycling next summer? – Ian G. Read more.
Cycling Past 60 Bundle
In this 2-article series, Cycling Past 60 Bundle, Coach John Hughes shares his personal insight and the current research into how the human body ages, especially past age 60.
- For Health gives you six different health maintenance objectives for different components of your physiology, including comprehensive fitness programs that address these objectives. It shows you how to measure your “Athletic Maturity” to assess your relative fitness in terms of all aspects of good health. This eBook includes three balanced, full-body exercise programs for different cyclists of different athletic maturities. 24 pages
- For Recreation uses the concept of “Athletic Maturity” to design programs for riders of different athletic maturity. It includes six different structured workout programs, three each for Endurance and Performance cyclists, based on levels of athletic maturity.
Question of the Week
Do you carry a bike lock on rides where you stop at a convenience store or cafe?
Cool Stuff to Read
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