Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Apparently a lot of cyclists experience crazy calamities like Mike who shared his stick in the wheel disaster last week: https://www.roadbikerider.com/mikes-wheel-collapse/. We received some great comments on the subject and I heard some good stories on Facebook. But the best one so far came in via email from Russ Wood, AKA … [Read more...] about Something Else to Watch Out For: Bags!
QUESTION: How do you pack for a bike tour? And what should you pack? I’ve got one coming up, and I don’t want to overpack or end up wishing I’d brought more. —Sara J. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: The answer to what to pack varies, depending on 1) whether you’re talking about an on-road or off-road tour, 2) whether it is a supported or self-supported tour and, 3) if the latter, … [Read more...] about How do you pack for a bike tour?
By Sheri Rosenbaum Trek women’s version men’s version Price: $81.99 on sale at the time of this review ($109.99) Colors: Black, White Cut: Semi-fitted Sizes: XS-2XL Materials: Face: 90% Nylon / 10% Spandex, Back: 92% Recycled Nylon / 8% Spandex Availability: Online and retail How Obtained: Company sample RBR Advertiser: No … [Read more...] about Trek Circuit Windshell Jacket – Quick Review
Is the high price of energy bars stealing from your tire budget? Bars are easy to carry and work well, but your local supermarket has many economical items that make good ride food. You need grub that's moist so you can get it down even when you have a dry mouth. It should be easy to chew so you don't suffocate before you can swallow. It helps if the chow is bite size or can … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Find good ride food in the supermarket.
By Coach John Hughes March is our heaviest snow month in Boulder, Colorado, where I live, but spring is finally here and the days are getting up into the 60s! Many pros live here. The top pros are in Europe training or racing, while the domestic pros are getting ready for the domestic season ahead. When I’m riding with my buddy, we play a game “Spot the Pro.” We look for … [Read more...] about Ride Like a Pro This Spring