By Coach John Hughes This may seem like an irrelevant recommendation to cyclists. You have no problem staying on your bike, right? Here’s why that isn’t sufficient: Balancing on a bike is a learned skill. Beginners are very wobbly, but as you become proficient you learn to ride a straight line. The gyroscopic forces are relatively unimportant. [Dr. Hugh Hunt, … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: Why Practicing Balance Is Important
By Martin Sigrist Takeaway: It is possible to squeeze a quart into a pint pot, at least when you are doing workouts. This can be done by trying to accomplish many objectives in the limited time available, as opposed to just one or two. This does not detract from workout quality. To the contrary, the objectives complement each other so that the whole becomes greater than the … [Read more...] about Workouts – Stack ‘Em High
By Coach John Hughes I just read about new research showing that exercise is more important than weight loss for good health and longevity. In a recent column on Why You Can't Just Pedal Off the Pounds I made these points: … [Read more...] about Update on Why You Can’t Just Pedal Off the Pounds
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley One of the recent product releases that caught my attention is a different style of sporting eyewear that seems to solve some issues I experience on the bike. They're made by a new company called Ombraz and their innovation is glasses that don't have "arms." You might call them "temples." Whatever you call them, the pieces that are … [Read more...] about Product News – Ombraz Armless Sunglasses
By Greg Conderacci Recently, RBR launched this new series to enlighten our ultra-cool readers about the benefits of dorkiness. In Part I, we explored screening your helmet; in Part II, we messed with your handlebars; in Part III, we reflectorized your machine; in Part IV, we prepped you for flats; in Part V, we praised electrical tape; and in Part VI, we recommended … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Raise and Pad Your Aerobars!