June 13, 2019
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What Is the Best Electrolyte Supplement?
By Coach John Hughes
Even in very hot conditions, most of the heat is generated by your body, which is only about 25% efficient. For every four calories you burn, only one calorie provides energy to move you forward—and the other three calories produce heat. That heat must be dissipated from your body through primarily by sweat. Your body is like a car’s radiator. Blood circulates through your core, heats up and circulates to the skin where heat is dissipated via sweat. Read more.
Setting Up My Park Tool BX-3 Toolbox
By Jim Langley
Last fall, while camping, which always includes riding, of course – I needed to lubricate the rear brake cable on my Litespeed. When I went to yank my trusty Plano toolbox (photo) out of the RV storage compartment, the box’s plastic handle broke off. Upon further inspection, when I flexed the box and drawers I discovered that the whole thing had become so brittle it was ready to fall apart. Read more.
How Can I Best use Commuting as Training
Question: This past fall, a job change meant a change to my commute. I now ride over 15 miles each way. This means my weekends are now recovery time instead of riding time. I can fit intervals into my commute twice a week and I can occasionally take a day off by getting a ride from a co-worker. But other than that, how can I, at 51 years old, use this commute time as a training benefit? —Harth H. Read more.
Garneau Art Factory Jersey, Neo Power Art Motion Shorts and Air Gel Ultra Gloves Review
by Sheri Rosenbaum
Garneau’s new Art Factory summer collection provides fresh new road kit designs for both men and women. The Art Factory jersey comes in 3 unique graphical designs with matching shorts. You are certain to find a look that suits your style. Read more.
Time Limitations? Try Training for Busy Cyclists
Last week, coach Fred Matheny responded to a question about training under a time-constrained schedule. In addition to the great information Fred provided in his answer, we wanted to remind readers of our eBook “Training For Busy Cyclists” written by coach and RBR contributor, David Ertl. In coach Ertl’s ebook, you’ll learn how to work with a schedule that is crammed full of family, work and life events and still make time for training, and learn how to make the most of the time that you do have available. It also includes example workouts and training plans for busy cyclists. Learn more.
What’s the Trick to Cycling on Really Rough Roads?
Question: I ride on bad pavement — old, bumpy and cracked. It’s not the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, but I do get bounced off the saddle. It’s a struggle to keep a steady cadence. How in the hell (of the North) do the pros manage to ride so fast on cobbles? — Craig P. Read more.
Variables of Cycling Workouts and Why They Matter
By Arnie Baker
By understanding the variables of bicycling workouts, you will understand how workout programs function to achieve different ends and be better able to design your own. Read more.
Cycling Apparel for UV Protection
Some cyclists prefer preventing sunburn with apparel rather than sunscreen. On long rides, you can easily sweat away all your sunscreen and end up burned. Others simply like to double up and use both. We’ve rounded up the top UV blocking cycling products we could find to keep you protected from the sun. Read more.
Cycling in the Heat: Ride & Hydration Management
Cycling in the Heat bundle by Coach Hughes combines the latest scientific research and his wealth of riding and coaching experience to prepare you to ride when you are hot. Coach John Hughes has twice won the Furnace Creek 508, racing 508 miles including through Death Valley, one of the hottest places on earth! He has finished the Race Across AMerica across the southern US in August. These two eArticles share what he has learned from decades of riding and coaching. Learn more.
Question of the Week
How much time do you have for cycling?
More Cycling Stuff to Read
BikeRumor: Trek starts the transition to the new T47 bottom bracket on a new cyclocross model.
YouTube: A fun video tour of the Silca Headquarters.
VeloNews: Chris Froome will not race the Tour de France this year after a serious crash during training.
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