Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley We received an SOS the other day from a reader named Barb. It came in the form of a comment to one of our Quick Tips titled Learn to Ride a Straight Line, which appeared over a year ago. You can read that here: Learn to Ride a Straight Line. There were already a few helpful comments to the original Quick Tip. But Barb’s comment was a call … [Read more...] about Barb’s Wobbly Bianchi
By Coach John Hughes Eddie writes, “Last weekend I attempted the Big Bear Century. It’s challenging with 8,700 feet of climbing in the 100 miles. Most of the climbing is in the second 50 miles – two climbs up to 8,500 ft. I live at sea level in the Los Angeles area so the altitude was also a factor. With all the climbing and the altitude I’d planned to take 8 hours or so. … [Read more...] about Ask the Coach: Dead Legs on a Century
By Martin Sigrist Takeaway: Sport is not just a test of physical fitness. It is a challenge to mind and body. Training only with the aim to improve the body, training that is “mindless” is a missed opportunity, a waste of our most precious resource, time. My recent RBR articles have two central themes. The next couple will reinforce these, then I’ll move onto … [Read more...] about Mindless Training is a Waste of Time
By Sheri Rosenbaum In Bloom Jersey Hot! Lightweight Italian performance fabric provides comfort on the hottest daysTons of storage with three deep rear pockets and one side-zip waterproof pocketFour-way stretch fabric for freedom of movementFull-zip for added ventilation and easy on/off with bibs A rear hem gripper prevents the jersey from riding up … [Read more...] about Coeur Sports In Bloom Jersey and Lisse Elite Bibs Review
QUESTION: What is a hybrid bike good for? And what’s the best hybrid bike for the money? RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: Because a hybrid bike is a compromise between a road bike and a mountain bike, it’s good as a general-purpose steed. It provides the flexibility to use it on both smooth and irregular surfaces. As a compromise bike, however, a hybrid isn’t a top … [Read more...] about What is a hybrid bike good for?