May 16, 2019
Vitamin D Alone Is Not A Wonder Nutrient For Bones
By Coach John Hughes
A Wall Street Journal article titled Elite Athletes Try a New Training Tactic: More Vitamin D garnered a lot of attention on one of the randonneuring chat lists I frequent. The article discussed how some college and pro sports teams “think the nutrient may help players avoid injury, among other benefits.” Read more.
Tips for Road Cycling in the Rain
By Jim Langley
Here in the Northern California Road Bike Rider headquarters, winter is the rainy season. In other areas it is sometime spring. If it’s raining where you are, these tips will come in handy. Read more.
Pearl Izumi ELITE Jersey, PRO Bib and SELECT Gloves Review
by Sheri Rosenbaum
Pearl Izumi launched their 2019 Spring/Summer collection that offers both sophisticated style and performance. I tested 3 pieces from the collection and was very impressed. The ELITE Pursuit jersey, P.R.O. bib short, and SELECT Attack gloves all were comfortable, performed well, and incorporated reflective elements for low-light visibility. Read more.
Read the Best of Coach Hughes
Read the best of Coach Hughes with this 5 pack of some of his most popular e-articles in one bundle. Includes, How to Become a Better Cyclist: The Six Success Factors, Eat & Drink Like the Pros, Your Best Season Ever, Intensity Training and Optimal Recovery for Improved Performance. Learn more.
How to Find Your Cycling Motivation
By Arnie Baker, M.D.
Although cyclists may wish it were different, you don’t buy motivation at the store and take a pill of it in the morning. By understanding what makes you tick and why you’re doing what you’re doing, you may improve your bicycling performance. Read more.
Don’t Use Aspirin or NSAIDs for Muscle Pain from Exercise
by Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
Some athletes and exercisers take pain medication (aspirin or NSAIDs) because they think it may prevent muscle soreness or will help them to heal faster after a workout. However, taking pain medicines before or during exercise will not block pain, help you to exercise longer or recover faster from exercise. Read more.
Quick Tip: Dealing with Hot Feet
PROBLEM: Late during a long ride your feet start feeling like they’re on fire!
SOLUTION: The sensation of heat can be caused by poor circulation. Blood vessels and nerves get compressed when feet swell, as they will after two or three hours of riding. Read more.
Round Up of High Visibility and Reflective Cycling Gear
Staying visible on the road is an important way to stay a little safer as a cyclist. If cars can’t see you, it’s just plain dangerous. We’ve rounded up all the top high viz and sometimes reflective cycling gear and apparel we could find. Read more.
Question of the Week
Have you ever been doored while cycling?
More Cycling Stuff to Read
Bike Radar: Stay visible with the Safety Avocado???
Road Bike Action: Phil Gaimon and the New Cycling Rules.
Bicycle Retailer: New tariffs slam bicycle industry.
YouTube: Climbing tips for heavier cyclists.
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