QUESTION: I usually do my solo training on flat terrain but have begun riding with a group on a hilly route. I want to train more frequently on hills so I can keep up -- and maybe even put the hurt on these guys! What's the correct balance of flat and hilly training? -- Jason L. RBR REPLIES: This is a good question for every roadie who's able to choose between hilly and flat … [Read more...] about How Much Should I Train on Hills?
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley This week’s topic comes from RBR subscriber Kevin Meyers, who asked: “I have an 11-year-old Co-Motion Robusta tandem. I have used it for racing and training. Should the bottom brackets be replaced after so many miles? So many years?” … [Read more...] about Tandem Bottom Brackets
by Stan Purdum In my recent article “The GPS in Your Head”, I mentioned that not every cyclist seems to have the “aptitude that makes stringing streets, roads and paths together to create bike routes easy.” Kerry Irons, one of the readers who commented on the article, confirmed that observation by telling of riding with a PhD physicist in a county where virtually every road … [Read more...] about The GPS in Your Head, Part 2
By Coach John Hughes This is the first line of Mother’s Little Helper written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in 1966 when they were 23 — they’re now 76. Mother’s Little Helper is Meprobamate a tranquilizer and in the song the mother keeps taking more and more until she overdoses. Then on August 20, 2019 the Stones wrapped up a three-year tour. Getting old hasn’t slowed … [Read more...] about “What a Drag it is Getting Old”
By Sheri Rosenbaum Hot! Simultaneously pair up to three Bluetooth and ANT+ devicesWater rated IPX7 (waterproof up to 5ft) ideal for swimmers/triathletesCompatible with a wide variety of devices and popular software programsFront closure for easy on offReasonably priced Not! Strap could be a little softer next to … [Read more...] about Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor Review