By Jim Langley Last week’s column on hanging bicycles on bike hooks – a versatile and easy way to safely store road bikes – elicited helpful comments, questions and suggestions. So I’m following up with your tips, more photos and ideas. Hook Hanging Tip 1: 'Fairing' carbon wheels are too fragile to hang a bike by them The most important tip is from Mark Beaver, who commented, … [Read more...] about Follow-up on Bicycle Storage With Bike Hooks
Question: I am 59 years old and I been cycling for 12 years. Each winter of the last 10 years I have been looking for a training plan to improve. My FTP hovers around 225 watts after winter training and reaches around 240 watts by the end of the outdoor cycling season in Southern Ontario. I am curious if there is a physical test one can do to determine one's potential FTP? … [Read more...] about Can I Determine My Potential Functional Threshold Power?
By John Marsh, Editor & Publisher Pro bike racers retire all the time, and many are never heard from again unless they decide to make a second career in the industry (say, running a race team like Jonathan Vaughters, founding an apparel company like George Hincapie). When given the chance to recount their careers on the way out, most offer the typical platitudes about … [Read more...] about ‘I Am Not Going to Ever Ride Again if it’s Raining’
Editor's Note: We continue our recent series of QTs from the RBR Crew this this week's submission from Coach John Hughes. If you depend on your LBS to keep your bike in shape and make all the major repairs, it's time-honored advice. Here's what John writes: I just got back from Icebox Mountain Sports up here in Fraser, Colorado. They do all the work on my bikes in the summer … [Read more...] about Treat Your LBS Mechanics Well For Great, Timely Service
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