April 20, 2020
How to Clean Bicycle Wheels
By Jim Langley
We’ve talked in the past about washing bicycles after rainy rides. My advice was to remove the wheels to make the task of washing them easier. However, I didn’t provide complete instructions for cleaning wheels. Read more.
Mild Dehydration Does Not Impair Exercise
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
Many years ago the Gatorade Sports Science Institute published a study showing that 46 percent of recreational exercisers are dehydrated (Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, June 2006). However, the study did not say that the exercisers were harmed by their dehydration, with good reason. Read more.
Become a Faster Cyclist by Strengthening Your Weakest Muscle Groups
By Coach Rick Schultz
As a cyclist, it’s not so much that we’re really weak in some key muscle groups. But it’s clear that doing some specific things to address our three weakest muscle groups can have a profound effect on our riding. Read more.
What’s the Right Way to Change Saddle Position?
Question: I’m 43 and ride about 70 miles per week. I recently changed seatposts and moved my saddle rearward. Now my back gets sore, especially when climbing hills. What should I do? — Pat C.
Coach Fred Matheny Replies: Having the seat too far back is a leading cause of low-back pain. Read more.
Quick Tip: Keep Your Spare Tube in a Sock
This tip will help you protect your spare tubes. Follow my tip and you won’t have to suffer the problem I did, many years ago. I was in a long mountain bike Enduro event and I got a flat tire. Read more.
How to Fix Loose Bicycle Handlebar Tape or Tape with Gaps
PROBLEM: Your handlebar tape loosens and shows gaps, especially on the top curves just behind the brake levers.
SOLUTION: Re-wrap the tape starting at the bar end and finishing near the stem. Read more.
How to Set Up a Privacy Zone on Strava
Today’s QT comes to us from Premium Member Tom Pennello, among the many of you who have read and offered comments/tips to Jim Langley Tech Talk Your Tips on Preventing Home Bicycle Thefts links to the first one) about how to keep your bikes stored safely at home, and out of the reach of thieves. Read more.