January 11, 2024
How Fit Are You? Part 2
By Coach John Hughes
Last week I gave you quiz to assess how fit you are in each type of fitness that’s important for a long, happy, functional lifetime. How Fit Are You? Part 1
This week I’ll discuss how to improve in each type of fitness so you can work on what’s important to you. Read more.
Quick Look At Effetto Mariposa’s Promising New Chain Products
Jim’s Tech Talk
By Jim Langley
I haven’t had a chance to test these two new products from Effetto Mariposa yet but allow me to provide a few exciting details. Plus the background on why I believe you might want to try them. Read more.
Nathan Sports HyperNight Reflective Convertible Glove-Mitts – Quick Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
The Nathan Sports HyperNight gloves and convertible glove-mitts are a versatile accessory for cyclists in cool weather conditions. They are also suitable for cold weather running, hiking, or cross-country skiing. While the cold tolerance may vary from person to person, the glove-mitts are recommended for running at 20 to 35 degrees F (gloves rated at 30-50 degrees F). However, without windproof material, they are best suited for temperatures in the 40s and 50s when cycling. Read more.
Riding a Bike After Getting a New Knee
By Stan Purdum
On my bike, I recently completed three laps around the middle school parking lot across the street from my house. And I was delighted.
Okay, it’s a no-big-deal ride, one that any school kid could do — except that I am 78 years old, and it was my first ride on a moving bicycle since I got a total-knee replacement for my right leg 36 days previously — and I was able to pedal with only a slight twinge of discomfort from the remaining stiffness in the joint. And I’m told that will go away as the healing progresses. Read more.
Exercising in Cold Weather
Heart attacks and strokes are associated with high blood pressure and increased clotting, and systolic blood pressure increases up to 1.7 mm Hg in the winter months compared to the summer months. Cold weather is associated with an increased incidence of heart attacks. If you have heart or lung disease, you are far more likely to die in cold weather than in the heat. Read more.
Cycling Past 50
In this 4-article series, Cycling Past 50, 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.
Each one of these eArticles is terrific on its own merits; together, they make an indispensable 95-page set. Four-article bundle includes:
1) Healthy Cycling Past 50
2) Off-Season Conditioning Past 50
3) Healthy Nutrition Past 50
4) Performance Cycling Past 50
Question of the Week
Have you ever had a knee surgery or knee replacement?
Other Cool Things to Read
Colorado Sun: A battle between ranchers wanting to protect their heritage and a Colorado bike race
Canadian Cycling: Motorist crosses center line, hits 8 cyclists in Florida
GCN: Super lightweight bike tech: is this 3.6kg bike the lightest in the world?
Cycling Weekly: I’m a mechanic, here are eight common mistakes I see riders making every winter