June 21, 2018
2018 Race Across AMerica Rider Interview with Michael Glass
By Coach John Hughes After riding 1,663 miles in less than eight straight days could you still ride at 14.5 mph? That’s what my client Michael Glass (age 55) is riding on Wednesday morning in the solo Race Across AMerica (RAAM). He is 1,963 miles into the race with 1,107 miles to go. He’s averaging 251 miles per day at an average riding speed of 13.1 mph with only about five hours a day off the bike.
SILCA HIRO Side-Lever Locking Presta Chuck Review
By Jim Langley If you’re the type of roadie who likes to help friends (and strangers) with their bikes at rides and events – or if you have hard-to-inflate tires yourself, allow me to introduce you to Silca’s Hiro chuck. What makes Silca’s Hiro chuck special is its side-mount design. This lets it fits into tight spaces. I first learned of it because I needed a chuck that would allow inflating tires on carbon disc wheels (not disc as in disc brake but as in aero disc wheels).
Ask the Coach: Which Electrolytes Does A Cyclist Need?
By Coach John Hughes Lisa, my client wrote: The weather will be in 80s+ for Quabbin century on Saturday. I can only bring two bottles of your HMSD (Homemade Sports Drink, recipe below). How do I get lots of electrolytes and whatever else I need? What about a powdered sports drink I can mix after the HMSD is gone? Or electrolyte supplements? There will be aid stations hopefully with salty stuff. There will be some stores where I can buy stuff.
Pearl Izumi Partners With iracelikeagirl, Introduces New Clothing
By Sheri Rosenbaum In April, Pearl Izumi announced a partnership with iracelikeagirl, a women’s endurance team and community created and supported by professional triathlete Angela Naeth. The proceeds from this new line will benefit the iracelikeagirl athlete community. In 2017 Naeth founded iracelikeagirl with the mission to use the sport of triathlon and other endurance sports as a platform to bring women and girls of all ages and abilities together—to support, encourage and inspire one another.
5 Cycling Products for Riding in Hot Weather
By Lars Hundley Summer weather is here, and that means hot here in Dallas. When the temperatures go up, the right gear can make a difference in keeping you cool and safe.
Here are a few items that I have used on high temperature rides.
Ketogenic Diet Advice
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Ketogenic diets are controversial popular diets that can temporarily help you to lose weight by restricting carbohydrates.
A keto diet usually restricts carbohydrates that are absorbed only as sugars, and lets you eat lots of fat and moderate amounts of protein. You can’t eat a lot of protein because your body can convert protein into sugar, so a keto diet is essentially a high-fat diet.
Latex or Butyl Tubes for Cycling?
By Fred Matheny
Question: Can you explain the difference between inner tubes made of butyl rubber versus latex? Is one choice lighter or more puncture resistant? — Bill W.
Question of the Week
What kind of bike tubes do you use on your road bike?