Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley If you go on friendly group rides, this has probably either happened to you - or you were the one making it happen. Let me set the scene: You’re all humming along down the road enjoying the day and company and getting nicely warmed up when someone hollers “FLAT!” Nobody wants to run into the poor flatee who might slow suddenly and no … [Read more...] about Are You the Group’s Flat Fixer?
By Coach John Hughes My recent column My 1979 1200 km Paris-Brest-Paris described 7 of my mistakes including nutrition mistakes. Here’s a follow up on other nutrition mistakes, many from my own experience. … [Read more...] about 10 Common Cycling Nutrition Mistakes
By Sheri Rosenbaum Bloomsbury Publishing has recently added two more books to their cycling collection: 1923: The Mystery of Lot 212 and a Tour de France Obsession by Ned Boulting and Bike Fit 2nd Edition: Optimise Your Bike Position for High Performance and Injury Avoidance by Phil Burt. … [Read more...] about Two New Cycling Books from Bloomsbury Publishing
QUESTION: I'm buying my first road bike and there are so many different choices and price points, and a lot of that seems to depend on the derailleurs. The local bike shop carries bikes with SRAM and Shimano derailleurs and a bunch of different things like Tiagra and SRAM Apex, as well as more expensive bikes with electronic shifting. How do I know which derailleur to … [Read more...] about How do I know which derailleur to buy?
Question: I am a new rider primarily interested in fitness. I got my bike in June and began to ride seriously in July, four days a week, about 30 minutes per ride. I average around 90% of max heart rate. I'm totally spent when I get back home. Should I continue to ride this hard to get the most from my training time? -- Bill P. … [Read more...] about Should I Ride Hard All the Time?