July 30, 2020
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How Old Are You Really?
By Coach John Hughes
I started thinking about this in 2009, the year I turned 60. I had the pleasure of crewing for an age 75+ 4-man team in the Race Across America. The Great Grand PAC Masters raced 3017.3 miles from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD in 8 days 14 hours 47 minutes. They averaged 17.11 mph riding as a relay time with each rider taking turns. Read more.
Helping Find & Fix David’s Weight-Shift Ticking Noise
By Jim Langley
This week, let’s see if we can help a reader named “David” who has a ticking noise. His question is below and pretty interesting I think. You’ll see my answer with everything I could think for him to check on his roadster after his query. If you are experiencing a similar noise it might help you fix your ride. Read more.
Burley Travoy Cargo Bike Trailer Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
As more and more people are turning to bicycling to run errands and commute, there’s a greater demand to be able to carry items like groceries, a laptop or clothing. Burley’s newly designed Travoy is an easy way to get around town and haul up to 60 pounds behind your bike with not much additional effort. The Travoy is also great for e-bikes or even your commuter bike. Read more.
Quick Tip: Vary the Intensity
If there’s one trait that distinguishes pros from recreational riders, it’s how they pace their training.
Professional riders can go fast because when they train hard (or race), they go like lightning. But when they train slowly, they go very, very slowly. Read more.
By Scott Martin
Like Brussels sprouts and self-denial, intervals must be good for you because they’re so nauseating.
Did I mention that I haven’t eaten Brussels sprouts since I was young enough to think that smushing them under a pile of mashed potatoes would fool Mom into letting me have marshmallow Jell-O for dessert? Read more.
Garneau Stunner Women’s Jersey Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
As part of Garneau’s summer line, the Stunner Jersey is pretty in pink as well as high performing. The new standard fit provides a little more room than the race cut, without sacrificing aerodynamics. Read more.
Squirt Seal Tire Sealant Review
By Rick Schultz
I was introduced to Squirt when they first announced their long lasting chain lube. Using conventional lubes, I was getting an average of 1,500 miles per chain before it was considered worn out. When I started using Squirt, the mileage immediately more than doubled to 3,200 miles before being worn out! Read more. So when they asked me to test their new tire sealant, I jumped at the opportunity. Read more.
Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process
Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process, by Coach John Hughes, includes interviews with Elizabeth Wicks, Gabe Mirkin, Jim Langley, Andy Pruitt and eight other male and female roadies ages 55 to 83. They describe their exercise programs in terms of the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations. They talk about changing exercise goals over time. They emphasize the value of intrinsically enjoying an activity rather than doing it because it’s good for you. They describe many ways to adapt positively to the aging process. Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process incorporates the latest research and most of it is new material not published in his previous eArticles on cycling past 50, 60 and beyond. It’s your comprehensive guide to continuing to ride well into your 80s and even your 90s.
Question of the Week
Do you ride any tubeless tires?
Other Cool Stuff to Read
Bicycle Retailer: Bourrelier is apparent new owner of Mavic SAS
Bicycle Retailer: This boom’s gone electric
VeloNews: Report: Garmin ransomed $10 million in cyberattack
New Atlas: Guy builds a 13 pound folding bike
Rene Herse: Finding the perfect tire pressure
When someone shows up at the local group ride with friction shifters and Campy Delta brakes….
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