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?
by Arnie Baker, M.D. A time trial is a timed bicycling event. Time trials are almost always individual events. It’s one rider against the clock. Often called the “race of truth,” the time trial is often perceived as the ultimate test of a cyclist’s ability. Even in multi-day events, the individual time-trial stages are usually crucial to a rider’s overall success. … [Read more...] about How to Get Faster at Time Trialing: the Cycling Race of Truth
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Statins can cause muscle pain that leads many people to stop exercising. They also raise blood sugar levels and increase diabetes risk. If this is a problem for you, check with your doctor. Sometimes you are better off stopping the statins and continuing your exercise program. Beta blockers for high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats … [Read more...] about Cyclists Should Know the Side Effects of their Medications