October 19, 2023
Anti-Aging: Experiment of One, pt. 3
By Coach John Hughes
You’re unique. You’re similar to other riders in some ways and differ in other ways. In this series of Experiment of One columns I’m giving you a number of different anti-aging columns from which you can read the ones most applicable to the unique you. Read more.
Getting Schooled at the United Bicycle Institute
Jim’s Tech Talk
By Jim Langley
Last week I attended an all-day seminar on setting up hydraulic disc brakes held at the United Bicycle Institute in Ashland, Oregon.
Ever since hydraulic brakes appeared on bicycles (in about 1987) I’ve wanted to learn more about them. Because they just sort of started appearing on bikes, at first on BMX bikes, then mountain bikes and now they’re available on most types of bikes. Read more.
Velocio Women’s Thermal Utility Bib Tights – Quick Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
As the leaves fall from the trees, so do the temperatures. Staying comfortable in cooler weather helps to prolong the outdoor riding season. Velocio’s new women’s thermal utility bib tights do just that. The Thermo Roubaix Power fabric provides warmth without bulk and is fleece-backed, PFAS-Free DWR treated, breathable, and wicking. Read more.
Is Retirement Dangerous to My Cycling?
Question: Because of my work schedule, I have ridden sporadically for the last 20 years, logging about 1,500 miles annually and doing one or two centuries just for fun. Last winter I took early retirement and decided to devote full time to cycling. I rode 5,000 miles in 8 months and improved fast. But now I’m tired and can’t stand the thought of hammering with the young guys on another group ride. What happened? I thought hard work was supposed to make me better. — Harry N.
RBR Replies: I only have anecdotal evidence, but I suspect that there’s a large number of new retirees who try to cram into six months all the things they wanted to do during their working lives. Read more.
How Excess Weight Causes Heart Attacks
More than 40 percent of North American adults are seriously overweight, which puts them at high risk for heart attacks, diabetes, certain cancers and premature death. Researchers at Boston University have explained how being obese is a major cause of heart attacks and death from heart attacks by preventing the bad LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol from performing its beneficial functions such as helping to form cell membranes. 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.
- Healthy Cycling Past 50 – what happens as we age and how to incorporate cycling and other exercise activities into our daily lives 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.
- Off-Season Conditioning Past 50 – how to best work on your off-season conditioning given the physiological changes of aging.