Just a quick note to let you know that I will be out of pocket Wednesday through Friday of this week. I am having surgery to remove the plate and eight screws in my clavicle that resulted from my crash nearly two years ago. The residual radiated nerve pain, stiffness and discomfort finally led me to make the extremely difficult decision to have the surgery to remove the … [Read more...] about Quick Note: I’m Out Wednesday Through Friday
By Jim Langley A few newsletters back, RBR author and contributor Coach Rick Schultz offered tips on expanding your gearing with WolfTooth’s Road Link (his article is in the form of a downloadable PDF, in case you missed it). This week, we’re very pleased to add a related gearing tip from RBR founder Ed Pavelka. While he was recovering from hip replacement surgery, Ed … [Read more...] about Lowering Gearing Tip for SRAM eTap Roadies
Today's QT comes to us from Premium Member Tom Pennello, among the many of you who have read and offered comments/tips to Jim Langley Tech Talk Your Tips on Preventing Home Bicycle Thefts links to the first one) about how to keep your bikes stored safely at home, and out of the reach of thieves. Here's what Tom wrote: In Your Tips … [Read more...] about How to Set Up a Privacy Zone on Strava
Editor's Note: A buddy and I were riding last weekend when he mentioned that, while on a recent trip to Singapore, he read about a cyclist (a bike courier) getting charged for murder after running down a pedestrian. My mind immediately went to the two well-publicized instances I could recall of cyclists killing pedestrians in the U.S. – and then, later, I thought of an article … [Read more...] about Correcting the False Equivalencies in the Cars vs. Cyclists Debate
By Coach John Hughes Question: Fred Matheny said that Ed Pavelka took second in his class at Mt. Washington at 6'4" and 190 lbs. I am 74 and I weigh 200 at 6'2". I finished way back last year and will do it again in 2018. How should I train for it? I have lots of mountains, e.g. Greylock is near. Three years ago I finished second at Equinox (time lost in mists), then I … [Read more...] about How Do I Improve as I Age?