By Coach John Hughes I just got an e-mail from Ed. Ed lives in California and has a goal of riding 4,000 miles this year by riding 11 miles a day. With the torrential rains he hasn’t been on the road in two weeks, is 154 road miles behind and bummed out. Ed had written a several weeks ago he’d lost his mojo. I suggested he establish some reasonable goals and work toward … [Read more...] about 16 Tips for Increasing Your Annual Cycling Mileage
Intense Exercisers Have More Plaques but Fewer Heart Attacks
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. The MARC-2 study followed 291 older men for 6.3 years with a test called Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC), and found that the amount of calcium in the arteries leading to the heart increased most in men who exercised at the highest intensity, even more than those who exercised the most (Circulation, January 4, 2023). … [Read more...] about Intense Exercisers Have More Plaques but Fewer Heart Attacks
2 Great Tools for Swapping Modern Cassettes
By Lars Hundley In the past, I used a cassette lockring tool with a big adjustable wrench and an old chain whip to change cassettes. But I didn't like dealing with the potential of the adjustable wrench slipping. And as I moved to SRAM 12 speed, the whip no longer gripped the much narrower cogs on my SRAM 12 speed cassettes very well, as it was made a long time ago for the … [Read more...] about 2 Great Tools for Swapping Modern Cassettes
Quick Tip: Help a New Cyclist Get Started
You may know someone who is catching the cycling bug. That's great, and you'd like to help by giving him or her some on-road pointers. But to do so means riding at a pace slower than you find enjoyable. Here are some ways to defeat the tedium. You'll have more fun and your friend will get the benefit of your companionship and knowledge. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Help a New Cyclist Get Started
What is the Meaning of Cycling Kit?
QUESTION: What is the meaning of cycling kit? I see it mentioned, but it’s unclear what they’re talking about specifically. —Jason B. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: That’s a fair question because it reminds us cyclists that many of the terms related to our sport are jargon and have different meanings from how they are used in general English vocabulary. … [Read more...] about What is the Meaning of Cycling Kit?