By Coach John Hughes In part 1 Sweet Spot Training for Every Rider I described the benefits of Sweet Spot workouts improve a rider's sustained power. This means that at a given level of effort you're going faster. Even if you don't use a power meter to measure it, increasing your sustained power improves your general riding, climbing and riding into a headwind. For … [Read more...] about Sweet Spot Training for Every Rider: Part 2
By Rick Schultz I bought a used carbon frame to use on the trainer. A Neil Pryde that I got for next to nothing. The previous owner dropped the chain so it scuffed up the drive-side bottom bracket area (no structural damage) but he couldn’t tell since he couldn’t get the bottom bracket out. And I think this was the reason for him selling it so cheap – looks like he tried … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Checking a Carbon Bike Frame
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley No doubt you’ve heard of the cobbler whose children are without shoes because he’s too busy fixing everybody else’s to attend to his own family. That’s kind of like yours truly’s chain care program. A bit like the soul man, I’m busy enough working on other people’s bicycles that I have less time for my own. So, I follow the most basic clean … [Read more...] about Basic & Obsessive Chain Care
QUESTION: I get your emails and I have a question that I'd love to see addressed. There's been some press about the company Peloton has had a recall of their pedals which reportedly have caused a number of accidents by shearing off. Here's one article about … [Read more...] about Are My Bike Pedals Safe?
By Rick Schultz In Southern California, the "racing" season never ends. Due to cycling-friendly weather, "racers" go hard all year long. Creatures of habit doing the same rides 3-4 times a week. Same cyclists, same distances, same level of effort. After just a month or so, fitness levels plateau. … [Read more...] about Take Training and Fitness to the Next Level