By Coach John Hughes I'm halfway through my six weeks of recovery from the surgery to correct my badly deformed hammer toes! At my second post-op the podiatrist said I am doing well. I told her I'd been walking with the walker to maintain a bit of fitness, which promoted a stiff lecture not to do that! Except for meals and going to the bathroom I must keep my foot above my … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: Consistency, Specificity and Variety
Preventing Slipping Seat Posts
By Jim Langley As I ride around and spot other cyclists, I look at them, too. And I’ve noticed, like my friends did, that there are a lot of too-low seats out there. I see too-high ones once in awhile. But the low ones are easier to spot and more common, I think. … [Read more...] about Preventing Slipping Seat Posts
How Can I Avoid Hand Numbness Riding?
QUESTION: After about 30 minutes of riding, my hands get so numb and tingly that I can't shift gears. My handlebar is level with the saddle. Can you help? -- David W. RBR ANSWERS: You've already done one key thing to prevent hand numbness -- raise the handlebar. Doing so stops you from putting excessive weight on your hands and compressing nerves and blood vessels. So there … [Read more...] about How Can I Avoid Hand Numbness Riding?
2020 Fall Cycling Accessories Roundup
By Sheri Rosenbaum As the weather gets cooler, it’s time to dig out our fall cycling gear. Many companies introduced new and exciting products in 2020. Here’s some new gear been testing from Pearl Izumi, Bolle, GORE, Swiftwick, Showers Pass, Brilliant and Spurcycle. All are designated unisex except the GORE top, which is only for women. Each item listed will help make cool … [Read more...] about 2020 Fall Cycling Accessories Roundup
Plaques in Arteries Are Reversible
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Almost anyone can get rid of plaques in their arteries, even if they have already had a heart attack or already have severe narrowing in the arteries leading to your heart (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, Feb 2016;36(2):226-35). However, you have to do far more than just take drugs. The formation of plaques in arteries that eventually leads to heart … [Read more...] about Plaques in Arteries Are Reversible