Question: I'm an average cyclist who rides about four times a week for a total of under 100 miles. The problem is that I always go all-out. No matter what I try, I can't seem to make myself slow down. If I diligently monitor my speed, it creeps up and soon I'm in time trial mode at over 90% of my maximum heart rate. How can I manage my rides better? -- Carl S. RBR Replies: … [Read more...] about How Can I Force Myself to Slow Down?
By Coach John Hughes I live in Colorado and the forecast high is 90F (32.2 C) with 17 percent humidity. Colorado is high desert and Denver’s annual total precipitation from rain and snow is 14.3 inches. On days like today we say, “At least it’s a dry heat.” And in the winter when it’s in the teens, “At least it’s a dry cold.” … [Read more...] about Cycling in Low and High Humidity
If you watch closely during pro cycling coverage, you'll often see the pros make a smart little move each time they go from standing to sitting. Keep an eye on almost any rider. He won't just plop onto the saddle. He'll extend his arms as he sits, pushing the bike forward to put the saddle under his butt. Voila! Nearly a foot of free road. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: From Standing to Sitting on a Bike
By Sheri Rosenbaum I recently found a great product that made me ask, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Orange Mud’s Transition Wraps solve two problems. First it is a wrap that cinches at your waist so you can change discreetly after a ride, run or swim. Second, it zips at one end and hangs from the headrest to protect the car seat from dirt and sweat. … [Read more...] about Orange Mud Transition Wrap Quick Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum https://www.explorethousand.com/ I’ll be totally honest, I never heard of Thousand prior to them contacting RBR to review their new Chapter bicycle helmet. In addition, I’ve never worn a commuter style helmet. Checking their web site, I come to find out they named the company “Thousand” as a commitment and goal of helping to save 1000 lives by … [Read more...] about Thousand Chapter MIPS Commuter Bike Helmet Review