By Jim Langley Jim’s Tech Talk Ride total: 8,835 Q&A: Can Paired Chainrings be Mixed? An interesting question came in about modern “paired” chainrings from RoadBikeRider reader, Daniel Ramirez. You might have the same idea he had so I’m sharing our email exchange. It has kind of a surprise ending. Dan asked, “On my road bike I have Campagnolo Super Record … [Read more...] about Can Paired Chainrings be Mixed?
By Coach John Hughes Ned Overend at age 35 won the first UCI World MTB Championship in 1990 in Durango, CO and won again in 1991. In 2015 at the age of 60 he won the first US Fatbike championship! On training he said, "I do exactly what I have always done; it just takes me longer." A four-week training block now takes him six to eight weeks because he needs more recovery. … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging – Avoiding Overtraining
by John Yoder The Des Moines Register’s Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), now in its 46th year, is the oldest and largest cross-state bike ride in the U.S. For a week, 10,000 cyclists pedal past cornfields, eat huge quantities of pancakes and pork chops and enjoy the hospitality of Iowa’s small towns. I’ve ridden RAGBRAI six times, and I believe every semi-serious … [Read more...] about RAGBRAI is an Awesome Ride, Because Cyclists Rule the Road
By Coach Rick Schultz I am a Rotor dealer. I also believe in their products, use them myself (both Power Meters and Q-Rings), and recommend Q-Rings as a solution to cyclists whenever I can. The one comment I get all the time is "I don't like them, they don't work for me." The issue is that cyclists usually just install them without indexing them (actually called OCP – … [Read more...] about Rotor Q-Rings Not Working for You? Here’s Why
By Stan Purdum It was only after the school bus knocked Dave Cardarella and his riding partner Marilyn Perdue off their tandem bicycle and then drove over the bike as they scrambled for their lives that Dave got serious about daytime lights on bicycles. Road riders, Dave and Marilyn, of North Canton, Ohio, pedal about 10,000 miles each year, but until the encounter with … [Read more...] about Living to Ride Another Day