By Coach John Hughes Reader Steve Fenn Asked a Series of Nutrition Questions: The broad question might be: when and what should I eat before an event of 6-12 hours? More specifically, how much time before the start of the event should I eat, and what should I eat? The events I participate in start at 5:30 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. For example, on August 12 the Leadville 100 MTB race … [Read more...] about Breakfast – What to Eat and When, Part 2
Bike Maintenance 101, Part 1
By Jim Langley I’m from New Hampshire. It’s where I got my first good 10-speed in the summer of 1971. I remember the feeling I had when I got it home. No, not the excitement and anticipation of exploring backroads, but the feeling of dread, as the new-toy glow wore off and I slowly realized I didn’t know a blasted thing about how to take care of … [Read more...] about Bike Maintenance 101, Part 1
Days of Adventure on the Bike
By Stan Purdum “Adventure,” said the prolific writer, Louis L’Amour, “is nothing but a romantic name for trouble.” Having spent his young manhood years knocking about the oceans on tramp steamers, hobo-ing the West on freight trains, working as a circus roustabout in one place and as a skinner of dead cattle in another, and once making a desperate flight out of the … [Read more...] about Days of Adventure on the Bike
Oregon Tax on Bicycles May Signal New Trend
Editor's Note: RBR contributor Stan Purdum (don't miss Stan's article "Days of Adventure" in today's issue) forwarded a link to an article on the League of American Bicyclists website that should be of interest to all of us. It details Oregon's recently passed tax on new bicycles. Beyond that, and noting another example or two of jurisdictions that tax or otherwise require a … [Read more...] about Oregon Tax on Bicycles May Signal New Trend
How Should I Train to Ride Haute Route Ventoux?
Question: I am interested in learning more about training for climbing as I am preparing for Haute Route Ventoux. Any information would be welcomed. Thank you. —Jared N. … [Read more...] about How Should I Train to Ride Haute Route Ventoux?