June 11, 2020
Cycling in the Heat 101
By Coach John Hughes
101 – that’s how hot it’s been (or 38 degrees Celsius), depending on where you live. Maybe even hotter for you! How can you ride in the heat and still have fun? How can you train effectively? Read more.
Is it OK to Store Disc Brake Bikes Upside-Down?
By Jim Langley
Last week’s column on ways to store road bikes elicited helpful comments and an interesting question we’ll look at today. But first, a couple of folks asked for photos showing hanging bikes on hooks. Read more.
Your Muscles Make Your Heart Stronger
When you read about people dying of “natural causes,” it usually means that they died of heart failure because they spent too much time lying in bed. When you become inactive, you lose your skeletal muscles at an alarming rate, and losing skeletal muscle causes loss of heart muscle until your heart can become too weak to pump blood to your brain and you die. Read more.
Interview With Duban Sanchez: Solving Knee Pain
By Rick Schultz
In this issue is an interview conducted with former pro cyclist, Duban Sanchez. Duban stopped by one day wanting to discuss a bike fit to help mitigate knee pain. Read more.
Pearl Izumi Summer Gear
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Pearl Izumi has figured out a way to incorporate recycled plastics into packaging, as well as fabrics used in their Spring/Summer collection. When I received the shipment from PI, the jerseys and bibs were packaged in a bag made from 100% recycled plastic. I was impressed not just at the quality of the fabric, but performance as well. Read more.
Quick Tip: Muc-Off Waterless Wash
By Sheri Rosenbaum
When you’re traveling or on the trail without access to water, Muc-Off’s High-Performance Waterless Wash is a great option. I took some with on a recent MTB trip to use post- ride. When we got back to the cabin, we conducted a non-scientific test. Read more.
Quick Tip: FOOTbrake Footwear
Looking for an alternative to those rubber cleat covers you use for a mid-ride coffee, lunch or beer break? FOOTbrake Footwear has a sturdy foldable flip flop that stows in your jersey pocket. Read more.
Cycling in the Heat
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 Cycling in the Heat bundle combines the latest scientific research and his wealth of riding and coaching experience to prepare you to ride when you are hot.
Question of the Week
Do you have trouble with cycling in hot weather?
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