October 7, 2021
Anti-Aging: Research on Longevity
By Coach John Hughes
We all know that exercise is important for longevity. But how much exercise and what kinds of exercise are best? Scientists are researching for answers to these questions. Read more.
Helping Nils Fix His Stiff Chain Link
By Jim Langley
Before I introduce my friend Nils and today’s fix-it, I want to give you all even more props for your mirror recommendations and other suggestions for staying safe out on the road. We’ve run back to back Tech Talks on mirrors, here: https://www.roadbikerider.com/tip-prevent-bicycle-crash/ and here: https://www.roadbikerider.com/top-bicycling-mirrors/ and the comments keep coming in. Read more.
SPONSOR: Aero Tech Designs AeroReflective Rain Jacket
The AeroReflective Rain Jacket is perfect for adding protection when the conditions are poor. This 3 in 1 jacket is packed with features that make it very versatile. The AeroReflective jacket is fully waterproof with taped seams and a DWR coating. This fabric also provides excellent protection in windy situations. When it the temperature gets to warm for a jacket, the sleeves and hood are easily removed to convert this jacket into a windproof vest.
When visibility gets low, the AeroReflective Rain Jacket answers with a ton of reflectivity. This jacket uses a special fabric that has reflective elements built in that cover the arms and back. There is more reflective piping on the back, so when indirect lighting hits the jacket from a passing motorist, their light is reflected back to them making you more visible and adds safety.
Other features include: a cinch on waist and hood to prevent cold air from getting in, a zipper garage so the zipper does not snag you, a longer tail to protect against road spray, and a back vent to prevent moisture build up and regulate temperatures.
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Put Reflective Tape on It
By Greg Conderacci
Recently, I started this new series for RBR to enlighten our ultra-cool readers about the benefits of dorkiness. In Part I, we explored screening your helmet; in Part II, we messed with your handlebars. Read more.
GORE Women’s Ardent Bib Shorts Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
I hear it from women all the time; wearing bibs is too cumbersome. Yes, the main deterrent keeping women from enjoying the comfort of bib shorts is the difficulty and time-consuming process of undressing when it comes to nature breaks.
GORE developed a patented system designed into their Ardent bib shorts. With two zippers at the back waist, all you do is unzip, and the bottom drops. There’s no longer the need to take off your jersey, pull down the bib straps and redress post bio break. (Ardent bibs are also available for men with all the rest of the same features except the zippers) Read more.
Get Fit, Don’t Go to a Gym
By Martin Sigrist
Takeaway: The best way to get fit and stay healthy is to incorporate exercise into your daily life, making it easy to “work out” rather than assuming it can only take place in a certain place at special times. Just a few pieces of cheap, easy to use and easy to access gear will make you fitter and healthier than thousands of dollars worth of special equipment locked away in a special place you only go to a few times a week at most. Read more.
Look Back Crashes
By Rick Schultz
In response to Jim Langley’s article “A Simple Tip that Can Prevent a Crash – Road Bike Rider Cycling Site,” I have seen my share of “look-back” crashes as well. One step further, I would like to share some common teachings from the USAC BRP program. The BRP, or Beginner Racer Program that might help in understanding the Do’s and Don’ts of riding (racing). Read more.
Should You Cool Down After Exercise?
Cooling down means that after vigorous exercise, you move far more slowly for several minutes before you stop exercising for that session. The main reason for “cooling down” is to keep you from feeling dizzy or passing out after very vigorous exercise. 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 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
Do you cool down after a ride?
Other Cool Stuff to Read
Cyclist.co.uk: New Continental GP5000 S TR is hookless-compatible, better in every way
Cycling Tips: United Airlines abandons additional fees for flying with your bicycle!
Bicycle Retailer: The Pro’s Closet buys The Radavist site.