June 25, 2020
My 92-Year-Old Hero: What We Can Learn
By Coach John Hughes
I’m now living with my 92-year-old friend Rick. He’s lived alone for a decade. He has a bad hip so he gets around with a walker. A caregiver Betty comes in the morning to fix his breakfast and again in the evening to fix his dinner. The rest of the time he is happily on his own. Read more.
How to Fix Disc Brake Rubbing
By Jim Langley
I’ve been working on quite a few disc brake-equipped road bikes in our Praxis workshop lately. One of the problems that keeps coming up is a rubbing or dragging brake. Read more.
Interview with 2019 California State Time Trial Champion, Holly Gabel
By Rick Schultz
Holly, you are the 2019 Women’s 40+ TT California State Champion! First off, Congratulations! Tell us about the race. How did you prepare for it? How did it go for you? Were you comfortable on the bike? What averages did you achieve (speed, power)? Read more.
Bontrager Starvos Road and Rally MTB WaveCel Helmet Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Back in May, Bontrager announced the addition of three new WaveCel helmet models, which I highlighted here. I’ve been testing the Starvos road helmet and the Rally MTB version over the last few weeks. Both are great options as they combine the added safety of the WaveCel technology, a 5-star rating from Virginia Tech with a price point for the budget conscious cyclist. Read more.
Can a Sports Drink’s Taste Be Predicted?
Question: Is there a way to determine the taste of a sports drink by looking at its list of ingredients? — Simon S.
How Can I Fix a Cycling Leg Imbalance?
Question: While riding, I sometimes feel my left leg drop off significantly in its contribution to powering the bike. Is there a training technique for dealing with this? – Don B.
Quick Tip: Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Socks
By Sheri Rosenbaum
I received a pair of Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Socks several months ago and have been waiting for the perfect time to test them on the bike. Well, a week ago we went MTB in Brown County State Park. Some of the trails we took required water crossings. Read more.
Anti-Aging 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process
Coach John Hughes designed and wrote his 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 incorporates the latest research and most of it is new material not published in his previous eArticles on cycling past 50, 60 and beyond. 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.
Question of the Week
Are you going on any group rides lately?
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