Editor's Note: Coach Dan Kehlenbach, a long-time coach of cyclists and other endurance athletes, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist, has graciously agreed to put together a monthly series of workouts for RBR readers. This month's workout features the same preparation exercises (Phases 1 & 2) before moving into the new Circuit workouts. By … [Read more...] about Workout of the Month 3 – Static and Dynamic Core
By Jim Langley Poor bike maintenance can cause big crashes. We’ve been sharing crash stories in order to reduce the chances of going down. Mostly, we’ve covered biffs caused by rider errors, road conditions, drivers and other cyclists. Yet, another whole crash category is those caused by bike maintenance issues. Let’s look at some common ones, what fails and what checks and … [Read more...] about Bicycle Maintenance Tips to Avoid Crashes
By Coach John Hughes Question for Coach John Hughes: Following up on your answer to the 60-year-old rider who wants to work up to a 300K. I am a 53-year-old who has been riding for about 5-7 years. I've completed more centuries than I can count and over the last 2 years about 1/2 dozen 200-km brevets. My longest ride to date was 150 miles, about 2 years ago. I want to do … [Read more...] about How Should I Best Train for a 300K Brevet?
Editor's Note: As mentioned last week, we'll start the process this week of providing some instruction and ideas on how to prevent crashes by talking in some detail about the crash history of the RBR Crew – along with the Lesson(s) learned from some of those crashes. The idea is to lay out some of what we recognize as our own mistakes or various situations that led to crashes … [Read more...] about The RBR Crew’s Crashes: Lessons Learned
Today's QT comes to us from Premium Member Greg Titus, who writes: For those who are perfectionists, aligning your stem/bars can be a pesky issue. Correcting the miss-alignment simply by loosening the stem and trying to nudge the bars has always been an iffy, trial-and-error exercise. Now, with this straight-edge technique, I can nudge it around during a single session and … [Read more...] about How to Align Your Stem with the Front Tire