Using CO2 inflators can be a quick and convenient way to get back on the road after a flat, but there are a few things to look out for to make sure you don't accidentally get stranded. Make sure you know how to use your specific CO2 inflator. There are many different CO2 inflator designs that work in very different ways. Some of them have a trigger that lets you release a … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Using Your CO2 Cartridge on a Ride
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Thanks for your great comments on last week’s Tech Talk about bicycle repair stands that lift bikes for you with a counterweight or electric motor-driven system. These are a relatively new type of repair stand. While most of them are significantly more expensive than repair stands without a lift-assist feature, they may be worth the … [Read more...] about How to Safely Put Bicycles in Clamping Repair Stands
By Coach John Hughes Yesterday I went to the Y; my first time in a gym since the start of the pandemic. Argh. Despite working out in my home gym I’ve lost strength. I’m reminded of the saying, “He who represents himself in court has a client for a fool.” He who coaches himself … I’ve invested in a multiple dumbbells and a bench I can adjust from flat to two … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: I’m Bummed
By Sheri Rosenbaum Nathan Sports Price: $120 ($84 on sale at time of review) Colors: Black Sizes: XS-XL (women’s); S-2XL (men’s) Packable: Yes, into the chest pocket Weight: 110 grams Fit: True to size Material: UltraAire™ 2-way stretch fabric Availability: Online, Retail How obtained: Company sample RBR advertiser: No … [Read more...] about Nathan Sports Hypernight Stealth Jacket Review
QUESTION: I don't mind bicycle riding in cold weather, but I can't keep my face warm. Shoe covers work for my feet and heavy gloves keep my hands toasty. But my chin and cheeks freeze. I wear a "skull cap" under my cycling helmet. Any ideas? — Barry M. RBR REPLIES: You need more than a skull cap, Barry. You need a balaclava – one of the handiest pieces of cycling … [Read more...] about How Can I Keep My Face From Freezing During Winter Cycling?