December 16, 2021
Anti-Aging: Avoiding Dehydration
By Coach John Hughes
I’m 72 and on a recent ride got significantly dehydrated and suffered the consequences. Fortunately I’m okay.
The Mayo Clinic says, “As you age, your body’s fluid reserve becomes smaller, your ability to conserve water is reduced and your thirst sense becomes less acute. These problems are compounded by chronic illnesses such as diabetes and dementia, and by the use of certain medications.” Mayo Clinic dehydration symptoms and causes Read more.
Water-to-Go ACTIVE Water Filter Bottle Review
By Jim Langley
This is the first filtered water bottle I’ve tried. All I have to compare it to is regular bicycle bottles. Because of that, my overall rating and my Nots (above) might make it seem like I don’t like Water-to-Go’s ACTIVE bottle, but that’s not true.
I actually think they’re onto something important with their filtered bottles. And that if you’re a cyclist who might fill up out of a stream, a public tap or other questionable water source on rides, that it might be perfect for you. Read more.
GORE Windstopper Bib Tights and Thermo Jacket Review
By Rick Schultz
GOREWEAR sent me some clothing to try out. Similar to models as last year but improved materials.
As always, GORE clothing is top quality and works as intended. Following are two additional items sent and tested. Read more.
45NRTH Naughtvind Jacket Review – Men’s and Women’s Versions
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Located in Minnesota, 45NRTH is known for its high-quality winter cycling gear. I’ve had my Wolvhammer boots for several years now but have never tested the company’s outerwear until now.
45NRTH’s new Naughtvind jacket is an excellent choice for cold winter rides, hikes, or skiing. It keeps the chill out in cold, windy conditions but is still breathable, so you don’t get all sweaty. The side zipper vents and the grid knit fleece side panels combine to reduce heat buildup and overheating. Read more.
Roll Cameras! Military Mind Over Body
By Martin Sigrist
Takeaway: A test designed for an elite military unit resulted in new PBs due to being “on camera”. It demonstrates the potential for the mind to help the body reach new limits. Training can be more effective and produce better results if it makes a conscious effort to get the “cameras rolling” even if no one is actually watching. Read more.
Off-Season Conditioning Past 50
Off-Season Conditioning Past 50, by Coach John Hughes, includes information on endurance and intensity workouts, cycling outdoors, indoor cycling, cross-training, strength training and more. He combines these into a sample 12-week program with options for people with limited time to train, beginning cyclists, health and fitness riders, club and recreational riders and endurance riders.
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