October 12, 2023
Experiment of One, Part 2
By Coach John Hughes
You’re unique. You’re similar to other riders in some ways and differ in other ways. In these Experiment of One columns I give you a number of different Anti-Aging columns from which you can read the ones most applicable to the unique you. Read more.
Tifosi’s Breast Cancer Awareness Collection Supports Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation
Jim’s Tech Talk
By Jim Langley
Here at RoadBikeRider a few of us are big fans of Tifosi, the company and their eyewear. They’re a family run firm based in Georgia, USA and all of their glasses sell for under $100 (most pairs are a lot less than that). Read more.
What Cycling Shares in Common With Potassium Chloride
By Kevin Kolodziejski
The quick and clever comeback that shuts up the guy trying to make a fool out of you. Can there be anything more verbally memorable — or pleasurable to recall — than that?
Based on the fact that a former teaching colleague I hadn’t seen in years remembered such a two-word retort of mine made a dozen years ago — and how it made me feel when he did — I’ll say no. Read more.
Tailwind Nutrition Apple Cider Endurance Fuel – Limited Edition – Quick Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Chicago weather went from the 80s to the 50s in just seven days. Today’s ride was a perfect opportunity for me to try out Tailwind Nutrition’s latest seasonal, limited edition flavor ― Apple Cider Endurance Fuel. I prepared the mixture at home using an insulated bottle and added warm water. As I rode the trail admiring the leaves starting to change, I sipped from my bottle and thought this drink would be good, hot or cold. I truly enjoyed the apple cider flavor that warmed my insides; it wasn’t overly sweet and had a hint of cinnamon and cloves. Read more.
What is better to use while riding? Energy bars, gels or energy drinks?
QUESTION: What is better to use while riding? Energy bars, gels or energy drinks? —Tom C.
RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: Since all three deliver a good dose of carbohydrates, which are what you need to keep energy flowing while you ride, it doesn’t make a lot of difference whether you use bars, gels or energy drinks, provided you also drink water with the gels and bars. The energy drinks, of course, supply their own fluid. (See this study.) So what it comes down to is which of the three, or what combination of them, do you most enjoy or are easiest on your stomach. Read more.
Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process, by Coach John Hughes, incorporates the latest research and most of it is new material not published.
The book explains how to get the most benefit from your endurance rides and the importance of strength training. It has sample training plans to increase your annual riding miles and to build up to rides of 25-, 50-, 100- and 200-miles. The book explains why intensity training is important, the pros and cons of gauging intensity using rate of perceived exertion, heart rate and power. It includes how to do intensity exercise and different intensity workouts. It integrates endurance and intensity training into an annual plan for optimal results.
Question of the Week
Do you eat regular food or packaged energy drinks and foods when you ride?
Cool Stuff to Read
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