June 4, 2020
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Why Do an Older Cyclist’s Legs Hurt?
By Coach John Hughes
My 70-year-old client Elliot who lives in Seattle sent me his monthly report. Elliot rode all winter and spring in Seattle’s rain and has a great endurance base. His priority now is increasing his power and speed. He’s been doing one or two intensity workouts a week gradually building up both the amount and level of intensity. Read more.
Bicycle Storage with Bike Hooks
By Jim Langley
My friend John bought a new house recently and asked for bike storage advice. The new place has a two-car garage with a wall he can devote to bike-hanging. So it’s a relatively easy project. I get asked this question a lot, so I thought I’d share the basic plans. Read more.
KASK Valegro Helmet Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Finally, summer weather is upon us and the heat is on. Staying cool while on the bike can be difficult. KASK’s Valegro helmet uses 37 vents along with breathable, quick drying pads to keep riders cool and comfortable. Read more.
Strength Training for Cyclists – The Results Are In
By Martin Sigrist
A sure way to start a vigorous discussion on a cycling training forum is to ask whether there is any benefit, as a cyclist, in strength training. Some think it’s a waste of time or even detrimental, others that it is essential. Read more.
A Serious Topic Rarely Discussed in Cycling
By Rick Schultz
I recently watched a YouTube video where the Vegan Cyclist raced his wife up a hill. She was riding an ebike, and he was riding his lightweight climbing bike. Looking at the bikes in this video, hers was the new FLX BABYMAKER Ebike, while he was on his new, wait a minute, what saddle is he using? Oh, it’s the E.D. MAKER. Again, she was on the BABYMAKER and he was on the Erectile Dysfunction maker. Read more.
Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process
Coach John Hughes designed and wrote the eBook Anti-Aging 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process to help you slow and even reverse your physical decline by increasing your aerobic capacity, doing intensity training, building and maintain muscle strength and power, increasing your flexibility, working on your balance and reducing bone loss. Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process is your comprehensive guide to continuing to ride well into your 80s and even your 90s.
Quick Tip: Keep Up with Your Tire Pressure
Adding air to tires is a tedious little task that most of us save for once a week. You know how it works. Before a ride, you press your thumb on each tire. If it doesn’t sink to the rim, it’s “mañana” for the pump and off you go. Read more.
Question of the Week
Have you ever felt the effects of overtraining?
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Runner’s World: Guy runs a 4:06 mile wearing blue jeans, setting record.
CNN: Bikes are the new toilet paper, flying off the shelves.
John Meiers says
Wondering what bicyclists do to keep the bugs out of their eyes? Have only taken up bicycling about 3 years ago and now go out for a few miles 3-4 times a week usually in and around my neighborhood. I wear prescriptive glasses and am always getting small bugs flying up between my glasses and my face. Have not noticed any other riders wearing any sort of goggle.