February 16, 2023
Anti-Aging: Exercise like Carl, not like Coach Hughes
By Coach John Hughes
Work on your Weaknesses
2022 was a tough year for my 68-year-old buddy Carl. His mother passed away, he was grieving and he was situationally depressed. At the same time he was working with attorneys on her estate including selling her house. We usually road and mountain biked together at least once a week in the summer and cross-country skied in the winter. Carl didn’t get much exercise from March on. Read more.
Tricks for Internal Cable Replacement
Jim’s Tech Talk
By Jim Langley
If you bought a new road bike in recent years, you may have cables that are partly inside your frame, maybe your components, too. Known as internal cable routing, this feature is helping to create some of the cleanest looking rigs ever, and it also reduces wind drag significantly according to the gurus that run Specialized’s Win Tunnel. Read more.
Interview with BikeList CTO & Co-Founder Dan Marx
By Sheri Rosenbaum
While wandering the trade show floor at CABDA Midwest last week, I came across a new company making selling and buying used bikes and accessories easier. I sat down with Dan Marx, CTO and Co-Founder of BikeList, for a quick chat. Read more.
What Inhabits Your Gut Could Inhibit Your Cycling — or Help It
By Kevin Kolodziejski
Ube ice cream, anyone?
In the Philippines where it’s grown, the type of yam needed to make this flavor goes by the same name (pronounced “ooh-bay”) but in the U.S. is sometimes called the purple yam. According to Christine Yu and Josey Murray in an article for the June 2021 issue of Women’s Health, the ube has been used in all sorts of dishes and desserts in the Asian country of 7,000 islands for a long time, meaning “it’s very time tested and taste approved.” Read more.
Bobo’s Oat Bar Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
I wanted to feature a woman-owned business in honor of International Women’s Day, happening on March 8th. Lucky me, I discovered Bobo’s at CABDA Midwest, a cycling industry trade show. They had bite-size samples of products at their booth, and I couldn’t find one I didn’t like. Read more.
How Can I Regain My Group Riding Courage After Crashing?
QUESTION: I’ve biked for multiple decades, and had my first bad accident last November. I had a bike go down in front of me at 23 mph. I went over the rear wheel, and thought I would have come down on my side afterwards. People behind me stated I did a high somersault in the air. — Brad B. Read more.
Riding an Ebike at a General Bike Event
by Stan Purdum
I just spent nine February days in the warmth of Florida cycling 45-65 miles per day with 13 other riders and a sag driver and helper from a group called Bike Hope Love (BHL). (They were formerly known as the Pedaling Parsons, and I’ve written previously in RBR about participating in the group’s winter ride.) The ride is a fundraiser for missions, with this year’s money going to Sojourner House in Ohio’s Mahoning County, which helps kids and families displaced from their homes due to violence or drugs. 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.
- Off-Season Conditioning Past 50 – how to best work on your off-season conditioning given the physiological changes of aging.
- Healthy Cycling Past 50 – what happens as you age and how to incorporate cycling and other exercise activities into your daily life 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.
Question of the Week
Do you ride tubeless tires on any bikes?
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