By Jim Langley Last week we went over don’ts and do’s for bike washing. The final don’t was to not forget to relube after cleaning the bike. I said “be sure to lube the brake and derailleur pivots.” To this advice a reader named Michael wrote, “What type of lube do you recommend for the brake and derailleur pivots? I ride mostly dry pavement and use Pro Gold ProLink on my … [Read more...] about Lubing Brake and Derailleur ‘Pivots’
Mild Dehydration Does Not Impair Exercise
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Many years ago the Gatorade Sports Science Institute published a study showing that 46 percent of recreational exercisers are dehydrated (Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, June 2006). However, the study did not say that the exercisers were harmed by their dehydration, with good reason. … [Read more...] about Mild Dehydration Does Not Impair Exercise
Follow Helmet Makers’ Replacement Recommendations
By John Marsh Last week I re-ran a Quick Tip called Donate Unused Cycling Gear to a Good Cause to provide a reminder to readers who may want to do just that. A reader named JJ emailed me after reading the issue: "Concerning donating gear: Is it a good idea to donate helmets that are in good shape and never been involved in an accident? Helmet manufacturers say … [Read more...] about Follow Helmet Makers’ Replacement Recommendations
AfterShokz Wireless Trekz Titanium Headset
By Sheri Rosenbaum HOT! Excellent sound quality Wireless (Bluetooth 4.1), no cords to hassle with Listen to music, make/receive phone calls Long battery life; fast charging Sweat resistance makes them great for workouts Comfortable doing a variety of activities (only 1.27 ounces, or 36g) NOT! Hard to hear … [Read more...] about AfterShokz Wireless Trekz Titanium Headset
How Much Can I Realistically Improve at My Age?
Question: This is a general question, but first a statement. Often, the physiology journals report of 12-week training periods with reports of X% improvement compared to the control group. About 7 years ago I completed a local century in about 9+ hours, which included off-bike time. I prepared with attempts to ride faster. I attempted this with most of my riding at "greater … [Read more...] about How Much Can I Realistically Improve at My Age?