June 28, 2018 PDF version for Premium Members is here. Heat Training Improves Cycling Performance By Coach John Hughes Recent research shows that training in the heat yields more improvement than training in cool conditions! Twenty very fit club cyclists’ one-hour time trial performance was tested in 55F (13C) conditions. Twelve of the riders then trained for 10 days … [Read more...] about Newsletter Issue No. 816
A Painful Lesson: Is Your Spare Bike Still Ready to Ride?
By John Yoder My ride started out as an ordinary loop from home to a nearby city about 12 miles away, a gentle route I’ve ridden many times before. For the most part, the country roads have light traffic and there is only one major hill, albeit at 11 percent. What was different this day was that I decided to ride my backup bike instead of my normal road bike. This trusty … [Read more...] about A Painful Lesson: Is Your Spare Bike Still Ready to Ride?
Heat Training Improves Bicycling Performance
By Coach John Hughes Summer is officially here and rather than grumbling about the heat, you can use riding in the heat to improve your performance. You can also acclimate to the heat without long hot rides every weekend. Heat Training Improves Performance by 6 to 8%! … [Read more...] about Heat Training Improves Bicycling Performance
ASSOS MILLE GT Short Sleeve Jersey and T.milleShorts_s7 Bibshorts Review
By Brandon Bilyeu Hot! Traditional styling with a bit of flair on the arms and black accents Sturdy rear pockets with ‘barely there’ lids Full length zipper with garage at bottom Long reflective strips on the rear pockets UV protection fabric Not! Sticky zipper, need two hands to open No mesh side panels, only mesh on bottom of sleeves … [Read more...] about ASSOS MILLE GT Short Sleeve Jersey and T.milleShorts_s7 Bibshorts Review
Racing Bicycles, The Illustrated Story of Road Cycling Excerpt
I recently received a review copy of the newly released Racing Bicycles, The Illustrated Story of Road Cycling. Covering everything from historical bike designs and components to the famous races and pro riders we all know and love, it's a fun and informative book for bike racing fans. Rather than try to describe a book that is so visual in nature, we asked permission to … [Read more...] about Racing Bicycles, The Illustrated Story of Road Cycling Excerpt