Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley We’ve said it before and we’ll probably say it again, we always appreciate hearing about your cycling hacks (a “hack” is a different way of doing something or a modification, usually to improve function or ease of use). So for this Tech Talk, RBR reader and frequent commenter Will Haltiwanger is spinning the Tech Talk pedals to … [Read more...] about Will’s Shimano SPD Pedals Cleat Hack
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By Coach John Hughes Dear Reader, remember we are all an experiment of one in nutrition. As you read what follows consider if it makes sense and applies to you. In an earlier column Calories or Carbs? Mike E. asked, “I was wondering which is more important in cycling – calories or carbs. I’m a type 2 diabetic and have to watch my carbs.” Mike, you’re asking a … [Read more...] about Calories or Carbs for Cycling: Which Is More Important? A Coach’s View
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QUESTION: What should I pack for a 50- to 100-mile bike club ride? I’m comfortable doing short rides of 25-30 miles, but a friend has invited me to join him for some weekend club rides that are longer. I don’t want to show up unprepared, but I don’t want to load up with more than I need. —Albert H. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: I assume you’re asking about equipment, food, … [Read more...] about What should I pack for a 50- to 100-mile bike club ride?