By Jim Langley Tapes Then and Now I’ve taped thousands of handlebars since 1970 when I first went to work in bike shops. First, we used mostly Hunt-Wilde vinyl bar tape and Tressostar cloth. Both are still available if you look hard enough and/or don’t mind buying on eBay.com. During the huge bike touring craze from the mid-'70s and into the '80s, an interesting foam slip-on … [Read more...] about Tips & Tricks for Taping Handlebars
By John Marsh, Editor & Publisher Just seven weeks ago RBR Premium Member Michael Povman asked us for advice on how to train for a 300K (187 miles). His longest ride to date had been an 80-miler. Coach John Hughes provided him with detailed recommendations in an Ask the Coach column: How Should I Best Train for a 300K? On Sunday, Michael wrote Coach Hughes … [Read more...] about Do You Have an Endurance Ride Planned this Summer?
By Coach John Hughes Will racking up more miles on your bike this year help you ride better? Yes, and no. Just riding a lot more probably won’t help you to improve as much as you want to improve. Let's take a look at how big miles can help. Then we'll discuss when those big miles don't really help. … [Read more...] about How Many Miles Should I Ride My Bicycle to Ride Faster?
By Sheri Rosenbaum HOT! New P.R.O. Pursuit 1:1(TM) chamois comfortable for long outdoor rides and on the trainer Longer inseam (women's), raw edge (laser cut) hems and applied silicone leg grippers for sleek look and comfort Cut high on the sides for clean silhouette under jersey Perfect amount of stretch and compression … [Read more...] about Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Pursuit Bib Shorts (Women’s & Men’s)
Editor's Note: As many RBR articles do, this one arose from correspondence with a reader who posed an interesting question, an answer to which I sought out from another RBR reader with specific expertise in the area. This issue has to do with legal liability in leading rides – both informal and "organized." It's something that almost all of us roadies has been … [Read more...] about Does an Informal Ride Organizer Have a Duty to Riders?