By Kevin Kolodziejski Two Encounters Lead to This Column A friend who doesn’t cycle and suffers from depression visited me unexpectedly. He noticed a bottle of ashwagandha on my kitchen counter and remarked he never knew I battled the disease, too. I told him I didn’t, that my battle was with sarcopenia and since ashwagandha has been shown to increase … [Read more...] about What Ashwagandha Could Do For You
Anti-Aging: Why Practicing Balance Is Important
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
Anti-Aging: How Can an 83-Year-Old Climb Long Hills?
By Coach John Hughes RBR Reader Eli asks, “I have a local route where I have an option at one point to take #1 a continuous long climb or #2 a series of short steeper hills with flat sections between. The hills in option #2 are steeper than the continuous climb in option #1. I find option #1 wears me out and I have to dismount. I don't know what to make of this. Currently … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: How Can an 83-Year-Old Climb Long Hills?
Hiplok’s Bicycle Security Breakthrough
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Even though last week saw the return of the Sea Otter Classic, probably the largest bicycle show of 2021 so far, in my opinion, the biggest news came out a week before in a press release from Hiplok. Founded 10 years ago, Hiplok is a British-based company specializing in innovative, quality security and storage for bicycles and … [Read more...] about Hiplok’s Bicycle Security Breakthrough
Why You Can’t Just Pedal Off the Pounds
By Coach John Hughes I have a friend, a retired pro racer, who says weight management is easy, “Just ride more and eat less.” But it’s not this simple. Why It Matters Being even slightly overweight can increase your risk of dying prematurely by six percent and increases the risk by 73% for an obese person. Researchers concluded this after reviewing the mortality data … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Just Pedal Off the Pounds