May 17, 2018
Anti-Aging: Wising Up As You Get Older
By Coach John Hughes William Chopik, an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University, surveyed more than half a million Americans via the internet. He found that as people got older they nevertheless continued to feel younger than their chronological age. “People know that they are aging, but they are evaluating themselves and their lives and reporting feeling about 20 percent younger than their current age.”
The Perils of Deferred Maintenance
By Stan Purdum My favorite story about deferred maintenance on a bicycle comes from a group ride I was on a few years ago. When a guy named Ted flatted and didn’t have a pump, I stopped with him so he could use mine. As we removed the wheel, I noticed there was a hole the size of dime in the sidewall of the tire. Once we got the tire off the rim, I also saw a dollar bill folded in half already inside the tire “patching” the hole.
Shopping for a New Road Bike? Here Are Some Tips
By Jim Langley I don’t know if it’s the fact that the grand tour season kicked off last week with the Giro d’Italia, or if it was the arrival of Bike Month (Colorado’s isn’t until June), or if the weather suddenly improved. Whatever the reason, I’ve been fielding lots of questions from folks shopping for new road bikes. So, I thought I’d try to help by sharing some very basic buying advice I’ve been doling out for the questions I hear the most.
Garneau Equipe Shorts, Bibs and Equipe 2 Jersey Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum and Brandon Bilyeu For their Spring/Summer line Garneau completely revamped both their women’s and men’s Equipe 2 jersey and Equipe shorts/bibs in multiple great color/graphic combinations for a superb cycling kit. All the kits have the same technical features but very different graphical designs. Now you can own them all and no one would know they are all the same model.
Sheri tested the women’s jersey and shorts, while Brandon tested the men’s jersey and bibs. Read More.
When Should I Replace My Bike Helmet?
By Fred Matheny It’s often recommended that a helmet worn frequently should be replaced every 3 years or so. The reason is that the foam degrades due to sun, heat, salty sweat and other environmental factors, added to the usual knocks of regular cycling activity.
Smith Network MIPS Road Helmet Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum It’s been over a year since my last Smith helmet review, so I was interested to test one of their 2018 models launched in March. Smith continues to exceed protection standards on their cycling helmets. The Network helmet combines MIPS, in-mold Aerocore™ construction, patented Koroyd ventilated technology, and a VaporFit adjustment system to provide safety and incredible fit.
Question of the Week
Reading Coach Fred’s article on how long you should keep a helmet before replacing it led to me doing a little bit of backwards calculation about the age of the incredibly orange POC Octal helmet I ride with. I think I’m getting near the three year mark. What about you? How Old is Your Helmet?