QUESTION: How can I keep my chamois cream from bleeding through my shorts onto my saddle — and onto my car seat when driving to ride starting points? —Chuck D. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: It’s not much talked about, but it is a fact that some chamois creams or general skin lubricants can bleed through bicycle shorts. In their sales copy, bike clothing makers routinely mention … [Read more...] about How can I keep chamois cream from bleeding through my shorts?
QUESTION: This goes back to the discussion a while back about strength training for older cyclists. My question is, how long to recover between strength training sessions, and how that varies with soreness. I am 63, and have been an off-and-on athlete since I was a teenager, so I understand most of the practicalities of next-day (or, as I have gotten older, 2nd-day) soreness, … [Read more...] about How much muscle soreness from strength training is too much to train again?
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley It was so nice of many of you to weigh in on our discussion regarding whether bicycle gearing is affected by crankarm length, which was the technical question we attempted to provide help with last week. Thank you for the helpful and interesting comments, some of which we’re sharing today. Here’s last week’s column in case you missed … [Read more...] about More On Gearing And Crankarm Length
By Sheri Rosenbaum Pedla RideFLASH gilet/vest – Men’s version | Women’s version Price: $213 Sizes: XS– 2XL (men’s); 2XS–XL (women’s) Protection: Windproof and waterproof Color: Reflective silver Material: Vizlite Availability: Online How obtained: Company sample RBR advertiser: No … [Read more...] about Pedla RideFLASH Cycling Gilet / Vest Review
By Kevin Kolodziejski It doesn’t matter if it’s a really good one or a really grim one. Far East philosophy explains there are three things you can do in any situation to put it into proper perspective and obtain peace of mind. Relax. Breathe deeply. Observe without passing judgment. … [Read more...] about Bad Food Begets Bad Food and Why