By Sheri Rosenbaum Hot Fully seam-taped 2.5-layer waterproof fabric, lightweight and packable rain jacketFabric has stretch for more mobility on or off the bikeCarbon-printed lining provides natural odor-resistance and drier next-to-skin feelReinforced shoulders protect jacket fabric when wearing a backpack or hydration packSide vents help with … [Read more...] about Showers Pass Element Jacket Review (men’s & women’s)
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley This week, I am soliciting your help for a longtime RoadBikeRider roadie from Lansing, Michigan named Rick Oberle. You’ve probably seen his great comments over the years. I’ve known Rick through emails we’ve traded going back many years when he first reached out about one of my favorite stories on my personal cycling website called Bikeman. … [Read more...] about Help Rick Solve His Clipless Pedals Problem
By Coach Robert Wilhite In Part 2 of this series, I spotlighted the unique responsibilities of the cyclist in the back of the group. The topic for this post is more of a continuation for that same cyclist -- just a different real-life scenario. … [Read more...] about Part III: Why is Riding With A Cyclist Mentality Dangerous? (Blind Spots)
QUESTION: After doing yoga for three months, I'm a lot more flexible. Now my handlebar seems too high and too close. Do you think I should change my position to reflect my increased limberness? -- Brad D. RBR REPLIES: Yoga is great for flexibility and many riders are discovering its benefits. This is a fine time of year to begin a program and incorporate it into your … [Read more...] about Should Yoga Alter My Riding Position?
Question: When I ride outdoors, I concentrate on keeping a quiet and relaxed upper body. I thought I was successful until I started riding on my indoor trainer where I can see my shadow on the wall. I noticed that my upper body moves about an inch or so from side-to-side as I pedal. Is this a form problem, or an artifact of having the bike locked in the trainer? -- Jim B. … [Read more...] about How Quiet Should My Upper Body Be?