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
Ask the Coach: Dead Legs on a Century
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
Mindless Training is a Waste of Time
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
Coeur Sports In Bloom Jersey and Lisse Elite Bibs Review
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
What is a hybrid bike good for?
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?