By Coach Rick Schultz Now that spring is here and the sun it starting to shine again, it’s time to think about sun protection. When in the sun, you want to protect yourself against the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause skin and related damage across a range up to and including cancer. Cyclists need to cover and protect: Your eyes with a good pair of quality … [Read more...] about A Primer on UV Protection with UPF Cycling Apparel
By Coach John Hughes I've written previously about the benefits of riding miles at a conversational pace. I've also explained that once you’ve built your endurance base in the spring, just riding more miles won’t make you a much better rider. Further, if you’ve been riding for years then just piling on more miles brings little improvement. Every roadie – from … [Read more...] about Why Increasing Intensity is Good for All Road Cyclists
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. For many years I have recommended oatmeal as the ideal breakfast food. It is filling, does not cause a high rise in blood sugar and is an excellent source of soluble fiber. You can enhance the flavor and nutritional value of your oatmeal by adding your choice of nuts, raisins or other dried fruits, fresh fruits such as blueberries, and spices such as … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Breakfast You Can Eat?
By Jim Langley Poor bike maintenance can cause big crashes. We’ve been sharing crash stories in order to reduce the chances of going down. Mostly, we’ve covered biffs caused by rider errors, road conditions, drivers and other cyclists. Yet, another whole crash category is those caused by bike maintenance issues. Let’s look at some common ones, what fails and what checks and … [Read more...] about Bicycle Maintenance Tips to Avoid Crashes
Today's QT comes to us from Premium Member Greg Titus, who writes: For those who are perfectionists, aligning your stem/bars can be a pesky issue. Correcting the miss-alignment simply by loosening the stem and trying to nudge the bars has always been an iffy, trial-and-error exercise. Now, with this straight-edge technique, I can nudge it around during a single session and … [Read more...] about How to Align Your Stem with the Front Tire