September 23, 2021
Anti-Aging: Riding Smarter as You Age part 2
By Coach John Hughes
Face it. You’re getting older and you can’t stop this. But how older are you really? I wrote this column about What is Aging?
Aging is not caused by any single factor but by an aggregate of causes, which is why marginal gains can help. Read more.
A Simple Tip that Can Prevent a Crash
By Jim Langley
Twice, I’ve witnessed scary crashes caused by a common mistake, which is turning your head to look behind you. Here’s what happened to two roadies I saw hit the deck after turning to look. And following the stories are techniques for avoiding crashing. Read more.
SPONSOR: Aero Tech Designs X DeFeet 5 Inch Vapor Cycling Socks
When creating our newest cycling sock, we teamed up with the best in the industry. DeFeet started in 1992, and has been innovating the cycling sock market ever since. We decided to work with DeFeet because their core values align very closely with ours. All their socks are made in the USA, and they are committed to use recycled fabrics and materials as much as possible.
Our new sock is based on their Aireator style. The Aireator is a poly/nylon blend that uses recycled polyester. It is comprised of 60% nylon 39% recycled polyester 1% Lycra. This sock uses an open mesh weave on the top of the foot to add even more breathability. Designed to be a thin low-profile sock, the Aireator fits great in any shoe, and can be used in any everyday adventure.
Our design implemented a 5” cuff height. We wanted to keep the design simple, but stay with our visibility theme. We went with an all black sock with a hit of safety yellow triangles. The 5” Vapor sock is available in sizes small to extra large and weights 1.6oz.
Craft Cadence Recycled Performance Men’s Jersey Review
By Rick Schultz
If you love wearing skin-tight jerseys, this is NOT for you. This jersey is for the rest of us, a ‘club-cut’ jersey that has a little extra room where needed. The sizing is basically true to size. I ordered a large is it fit perfectly as expected, not skin-tight but a good snug club fit. This jersey is also 100% Global Recycling Standard (GRS) certified recycled technical fabric that is both sustainable and high performing. Read more.
Quick Tip: Screen Your Helmet
By Greg Conderacci
RBR readers are, by definition, cool. Alas, coolness has its price. Therefore, as a public service, so our super-cool readers don’t miss out on the previously-hidden secrets of dorkiness, I am launching this new series on dorky tips and tricks for ultra-cool riders. That would be you. Read more.
Cycling Lessons From A Running Back
By Martin Sigrist
It might seem strange that a cyclist could learn some training lessons from an NFL running back.
Derrick Henry is no ordinary running back, he’s been the best in the league for the past two seasons and was the AP Offensive Player of the year in 2020. Read more.
Garneau Gravel Collection – Clutch Jersey and Corridge Bibs Review (Men and Women)
By Sheri Rosenbaum
The cyclist’s love affair with gravel continues to grow every year. The sense of adventure, self-sufficiency, and vibe attract roadies and newbies to the sport. When the road ends is where Garneau’s Groad (combine road and gravel) collection begins.
Back in late August, the company sent me two pieces from the collection to test and review. They were the Clutch jersey and the Corridge bibs, both available in men’s and women’s versions. Read more.
Preventing Cycling Ailments Bundle
The Preventing Cycling Ailments Bundle, by Coach John Hughes, will teach you how to prevent problems that could make a ride less enjoyable and how to deal with them on a ride to avoid not finishing. The four-article bundle includes:
- Nutrition for 100K and Beyond – 17 pages
- Butt, Hands, Feet – 12 pages
- Preventing and Treating Cramps – 10 pages
- Gaining a Mental Edge –17 pages
Question of the Week
When was your last bicycle crash?
Other Cool Stuff to Read
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SBS: Tony Martin quits cycling over safety concerns
VeloNews: Payson McElveen rides across Iceland in fewer than 24 hours
I have used a helmet mounted mirror for so many years, there is nothing like being able to see behind you out of the corner of your eye while looking ahead. Also when my rear vision started to get blurry, I realized I was in need of cataract surgery.!
Paul Anderson says
Am unable to view A Simple Tip that Can Prevent a Crash. The link failed or something. Because I am still recovering from such a crash, I would like to be able to read the article. Thank you.
Road Bike Rider says
I believe the site was briefly down this morning, and that is probably the source of your issue. Should be working now.