June 6, 2019
How to Ride Safely in the Summer Heat
By Coach John Hughes
I raced the Furnace Creek 508 through the Mojave Desert and Death Valley twice. I set a course record and won both times. I raced for over 30 continuous hours in each of those two races. I wasn’t the fastest rider—many would have beaten me in a 40-km time trial. I wasn’t the lightest rider, nor was I the best climber. Read more.
A Classic Finishing Touch
by Jim Langley
Every spring it’s one of the most-read cycling magazines, so you may already have seen Bicycling magazine’s 2019 Buyer’s Guide issue (all-white cover, which reminded me of the Beatles). It hit the newsstand back in March and arrived in the mail even before. If you read closely, you might also have seen a couple of small pieces by me on pages 8 and 46. Read more.
Muc-Off No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Sealant and Presta Valves Review
by Sheri Rosenbaum
I’ve been a fan of Muc-Off cleaning and lube products for years. In February, I stopped by the CABDA Midwest booth to see what new products they were promoting. The rep showed me their No Puncture Tubeless sealant and valves. I took a couple of refillable pouches, a one-liter bottle and a couple of valves to test. Read more.
Have You Seen These Ebooks?
Here are a few of this year’s top selling ebooks. Have you read them yet?
Nutrition for 100K and Beyond
Cycling Past 50, 60 and Beyond bundle
Your Best Season Ever: Plan and Peak for Your Event
Cycling in the Heat bundle by John Hughes combines the latest scientific research and his wealth of riding and coaching experience to prepare you to ride when you are hot.
Hammerhead Karoo GPS Bicycle Computer Review
by Lars Hundley
Every now and then you run into a product that you never knew existed and wonder why you’d never heard of it before. I’ve been using the Hammerhead Karoo over the eight weeks or so, and I’d say that it’s the best GPS bike computer I’ve used yet. I’ve used several different Garmin models over the years, and was most recently riding with the Wahoo ELEMNT, which I was very happy with, when I started testing the Karoo. Read more.
Training Principles and the Training Curve
By Arnie Baker
Follow these training principles to keep yourself on track and motivated as a cyclist. First, follow your own program. Some of us are relatively new to riding and some of us have been racing for years. Get hints and advice from others, but remember your training program is not the same as everyone else’s. Read more.
Fitness for Cancer Patients and Survivors
by Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
In October 2018 I reported on a huge study from the Cleveland Clinic that showed exercise reduced death rates from all causes during the 21-year study period and that those with the highest levels of fitness had the lowest death rates. Most dramatically, the study showed that a high level of fitness was more beneficial than not smoking. Read more.
How Can I Train Despite Limited Time?
Question: I’m a doctor, often working 12-hour days and on call some weekends. I rode some centuries last season but was undertrained. How can I get the most benefit out of training a maximum of 10 hours per week? — Eric B. Read more. Read more.
POC and Volvo design new car-bike helmet crash test
Here’s more good news for the advancement of bicycle helmet safety. Volvo Cars is teaming up with top Swedish helmet manufacturer POC for a series of world-first crash tests of bike helmets against cars as part of a groundbreaking new research project that aims to further protect cyclists. Read more.
Question of the Week
How do you handle riding in the heat?
More Cycling Stuff to Read
Bicycle Retailer: Continental introduces bike tires made of dandelion rubber?
Emporia Gazette: Colin Strickland sets new sub 10 hour course record for Dirty Kanza 200 with an 90 mile aero bar breakaway on gravel.
Bike Radar: Who needs 700c or 29 inches when you can ride 36 inches!
Venture Beat: Bike share turns into standing scooter share turns into electric moped style scooters. Can’t wait to dodge those.
Sierratrails.org: $10 raffle to win a custom gravel bike and support the Sierra Buttes.
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