Simple Home Exercise for Knee Pain
By Jim Langley
I’m opening this week with a funny story because I’m in a much better mood recently (tell you why in a minute). It’s a tale about something that happened while my wife Deb and I were biking across country in the winter of 1979. Read more.
Quick Tip: Learn to Ride a Straight Line
When you ride solo, wavering puts you at risk in traffic. With a companion, you can’t ride side-by-side if you aren’t steady and comfortable. And the fastest way to draw unwanted attention from experienced roadies is to wobble in the middle of a group. Read more.
Dealing With Fear of Cornering After a Bicycle Crash
QUESTION: After suffering a broken clavicle on a downhill turn, unseen gravel, any suggestions for getting rid of the demons when making similar turns? – Steve S. Read more.
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What Can I Do About a Chronic Saddle Sore?
QUESTION: Last season I developed a bad saddle sore. My doctor told me not to ride, but being part imbecile and part fanatic, I did. Now I have a persistent small lump under the skin and it hurts like sitting on a marble. I know you’re not a physician but can you help? — Greg R. Read more.
Benefits of Combining Strength and Endurance Training
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
If you want to gain maximum benefit from an exercise program, you should combine endurance heart-lung training with resistance muscle-strength training. The safest way to do this is to do your endurance training with your legs, such as running, walking or cycling, and aim your resistance training on your upper body and core in your belly and back. Read more.
Anti-Aging – Benefits of Training with Intensity
By Coach John Hughes
Intense exercise produces different physiological benefits than moderate exercise. Here’s why you should incorporate the appropriate types of exercise for you at the appropriate times of the year. Read more.
Outdoor Bike Storage Shed Options
Sometimes, you need a bike shed. It unfortunately isn’t always an option keep your bikes safely locked away inside the house or the garage. Perhaps your situation is like mine, where you own too many bikes to keep them all inside. Or maybe you’re storing a basic commuter bike or kids’ bikes or an old beater bike that you ride around the neighborhood that you don’t want to leave in the weather to rust, but also don’t have room for inside. Whatever your reasons for needing one, a bike shed often makes a good solution to keep bikes out of the weather. Read more.