By Dr. Gabe Mirkin, MD Muscles are made up of thousands of muscle fibers just as a rope is made up of many strands. Each muscle fiber has a nerve that innervates it. With aging you can lose nerve fibers that, in turn, cause you to lose the corresponding muscle fibers, but exercising against resistance will make the remaining muscle fibers larger so they can generate more … [Read more...] about More Reasons to Exercise as You Grow Older
By Jim Langley HOT! Mixed low profile tread patterns grip great wet or dry Tubeless-ready construction for use without and with tubes Integrated puncture-resistant belt Directional arrows on both sides of tires Supple folding tires for easier on/off … [Read more...] about Donnelly Cycling X’PLOR CDG 700 x 30 Tubeless Ready Tire Review
By Coach John Hughes My comments apply to all riders although the question comes from a senior. Chuck writes, “I am 68 years old. I raced in my 30’s and from 50-55. I find I am struggling a bit to adjust my riding to the aging process. I found early spring with the wind and weather in my hometown intervals were a fun thing to do. After 5.5 weeks I was quite tired. My focus is … [Read more...] about Ask the Coach: How Much Recovery Do You Need?
May 10, 2018 PDF version for Premium Members is here. Got Cycling Questions? We'd Love to Answer Them! One of the greatest things about the Road Bike Rider site and newsletter is the collective knowledge and wisdom of our expert contributors as well as the knowledge and feedback of many of our very experienced readers. Why not take advantage of that … [Read more...] about Newsletter Issue No. 809
By Jim Langley Here are four reasons why it’s good to be able to fix flat tires fast on your road bike: 1) so you don’t cool off too much and have to warm up again; 2) so your riding buddies don’t have to wait too long for you; 3) so you don’t freeze or overheat in extreme weather; and 4) so that you have a chance to chase back onto that fast group ride or event where they … [Read more...] about How to Fix a Bicycle Flat Tire the Fast Way