By Coach John Hughes Spring is beautiful in Colorado! The hills are green from the early spring snowfalls and the lakes are full from runoff from the mountain snowpack. Last week I rode up to Carter Lake and back, a 3:30 jaunt that included exploring a dirt road variation. I seek out dirt roads because they are safer with much less traffic and more scenic, although the riding … [Read more...] about Eating While Riding: Is Sugar a Bad Thing?
By John Marsh, Editor & Publisher In a nod to the growing acceptance of cycling as a means of transportation and the distance we sometimes ride from home (and a reality check on how many of its long-time services, such as free maps, route guides and such are now virtually obsolete) AAA recently announced that it is extending roadside service to bicycling members as well as … [Read more...] about AAA Launches New Bicycle Roadside Service
Editor's Note: Of late, we've been running a regular feature – providing a rundown from RBR Contributors on our favorites across the spectrum of components, nutrition, clothing, accessories, you name it. As we do these pieces, we've been compiling the various reader comments and emails with your own favorites of those various pieces of gear. For the past two … [Read more...] about RBR Favorites: Readers’ Favorite Helmets & Gearing
By Sheri Rosenbaum HOT! Requires minimal real estate on your bars Inconspicuous, so other roadies won't poke fun Clear tone won't frighten pedestrians or dogs Notch design ring fits over cables Fits both flat or drop bars, as well as stems Quick, easy installation NOT! Not suitable for aero … [Read more...] about Knog Oi Bike Bell
Today's QT comes from RBR contributor Sheri Rosenbaum, who offers a great solution to applying extra chamois cream while on the road – without the need to clean off your hands afterward. Here's what she says: With the bike season about to hit high gear and longer rides, including brevets and centuries, taking place, it's important to stay comfortable. When it comes to … [Read more...] about No-Hands Way to Apply Chamois Cream on the Road