November 19, 2020
Anti-Aging: Before Retirement
By Coach John Hughes
You have a wonderful family, perhaps you’re an empty nester, you like your job even though it involves some overtime, you and your spouse enjoy your social life, you ride with the club most weekends and ride in the evening during daylight savings time. You aren’t quite as fit as you used to be, but you’re still happy with how you ride. You’re not chronologically old (55) and you sure don’t feel old. Read more.
Archer Components’ Ingenious D1X Trail Electronic Shifting Upgrade Kit
By Jim Langley
I’ll understand if electronic shifting isn’t your cup of tea. But before you scroll, you might like to know about this new system from Archer Components because it’s far less expensive than what Shimano and SRAM offer. Plus, it’s designed to fit all bikes using the components already on it. And it offers the same worthy advantages over cable shifting that have made the big S companies’ e-shifting so popular, and which I’ll explain. Read more.
Premium Alpaca Socks by Fo//ow Ho//ow – Now on Super Sale
Don’t settle for merino wool or synthetic fabrics when you can get superior performance and comfort from alpaca.
It’s a great time to buy during Follow Hollow’s holiday sale.
Want to learn more about the socks and why alpaca is a superior choice? Check out the RoadBikeRider.com review by Sheri of their performance crew socks here.
Blood Pressure During and After Exercise
High blood pressure puts you at increased risk for suffering a heart attack or stroke and damaging every organ in your body. Lowering high blood pressure helps to protect you from these complications (JAMA, 1970;213:1143-52). Blood pressure is usually at its lowest at bedtime. Read more.
Proviz REFLECT360 Neck Gaiter Quick Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Neck gaiters are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can wear cycling. It’s easy to pull up or down to control exposure to the elements. Gaiters are available in a variety of different fabrics, weights and a plethora of designs. Read more.
Should I Buy a Power Meter?
QUESTION: I’m a relatively new category 5 racer looking to improve for when racing starts back up again. I use a heart monitor and am now considering a power meter, but I have a limited budget and they’re pretty expensive. I’ll do it if you think it’s a good training investment that’ll help me improve faster. — Gary B. Read more.
Garneau Equipe Road Helmet Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Back in 2018, Louis Garneau had a bad bike crash which resulted in severe injuries including a serious concussion. After his experience he set out to develop a safer helmet, resulting in the developed of ROTEXX, named for the company’s patented pending Rotary Damping System (RDS). According to Garneau, this patent-pending technology helps to absorb and dissipate the energy of impacts to protect the head from both rotational and linear impacts. Read more.
Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process by Coach John Hughes explains why intensity training is important and the pros and cons of gauging intensity using rate of perceived exertion, heart rate and power. It includes how to do intensity exercise and different intensity workouts. The book explains how to get the most benefit from your endurance rides. It has sample training plans to increase your annual riding miles and to build up to 25-, 50-, 100- and 200-mile rides. It integrates endurance and intensity training into an annual plan for optimal results. Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process incorporates the latest research and is your comprehensive guide to continuing to ride well into your 80s and even your 90s.
Question of the Week
How’s your blood pressure?
Other Cool Stuff to Read
Cycling Tips: Guy crashes and ruins his $20K road bike on the first ride.
Bicycle Retailer: Harley-Davidson e-bikes will retail from $3,399 to $4,999
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Les Swick says
Looking for advise on a winter jacket for those 30 to 40 degrees rides? What are some of the
Things I should be looking for.
A little more on the bike in the crash (including a picture of the bike) here…