The Benefits of Indoor Cycling and the Upcoming Bike MS Tour de Stationary
Indoor cycling can be done virtually anywhere, but I enjoy it in a class with a qualified instructor. It helps to keep my energy level up and the competitiveness helps me to reach goals I normally wouldn’t try.
The 1989 Iron War Revisited
The Kona Ironman world championship consists of a 2.4-mile swim in a calm bay in downtown Kona; a 112-mile bike race through the barren black fields, climbing up the lush mountain road with green grass to the small town of Hawaii; then back down, through the lava fields to the Kona Surf Hotel outside of Kona
A Concise Guide for Cyclists Encountering Law Enforcement
As users of the road, bicyclists are not immune to police encounters. This article outlines the best practices for handling these situations including consensual encounters vs. detentions, requests vs. commands, and why it’s best to cooperate.
As Far As Protected Bike Lanes Go, So Far, So Good
By now, we bicyclists (as well as motorists) have seen or are being daily introduced to the newfangled ‘Protected Bike Lanes’, seen locally in Los Angeles or further north in cities like Berkley.
ATC: How Do I Train For a European Cycling Vacation?
Before you travel, you want to increase your cardio as well as condition your legs. Since most climbs in the France cycling package are 1-3 hours, you want to over train time so that you can easily last the climbing without cramping.
Evidence Wins in the Bike vs. Car Fight
This information is a thumbnail sketch of what an experienced bicycle trial attorney looks for in the form of evidence to prove your case – either for settlement or trial purposes. Insurance companies respond in kind to valid evidence and proof. So do Juries. Go on the offensive in your case, collect the evidence and win!
ATC: How Can Cyclists Protect Themselves Against Harmful UV Rays?
It seems that cycling apparel in the past few years is increasingly featuring sun protection as a standard feature, especially in “warm weather” gear. Ultraviolet Protection Factor, or UPF, indicates what percentage or fraction of UV rays can penetrate the fabric.
Brain Injury Basics To Know If You Get in A Cycling Accident
When cyclists hit their heads in accidents there are numerous ways that the brain can be damaged, and just as many ways for this damage to manifest itself. The following provides a brief explanation of what may happen and how your attorney can prove it in court.
ATC: Pedal Like a Pro
Ever wonder why the pros are so fast? They pedal differently than you and me. World Tour professionals start applying power to their pedal stroke much earlier than the rest of us, and they also ‘power off’ much later than the rest of us do too.
The Trail Blazing Pedego Ridge Rider
The Ridge Rider is a mountain bike powered by an impressive 500 watt Dapu brushless geared rear hub motor. The bike has five levels of pedal assist (PAS) with a throttle override for full power on demand at each level plus a throttle-only mode. The motor was more than equal to any ascent that we attempted and the drivetrain and brakes performed with the excellence we expected of them.
What is ‘Poop Doping’? Reading Between the Headlines
You may have read about the intense intrigue behind what the media is calling “poop doping”, a catchy headline which refers to a project led by research scientist Lauren Petersen called the Athlete Microbiome Project, but it’s not so scandalous as headlines suggest.
ATC: What do the terms BDC and TDC mean in relation to cycling?
Bike Coach Rick Schultz answers one reader question about what the terms BDC, or bottom dead center, and TDC, or top dead center, mean with regards to cycling and pedal stroke. A short answer to that question you never asked, but always wanted to know.
Stromer e-Commuter ST1 X: Half the Price and Just As Good
The ST1 X has the same frame as the ST2 S and both models move stealthily. We tested the ST1 X on both short rides and long touring expeditions. The three levels of PAS, low, medium and “Captain Kirk, can we slow down a little” were very effective in moderating speed, and we were able to exceed 30 mph on this bike almost as easily as on the ST2 S.
ATC: My lower back is sore during or after a ride. What can I do?
To answer the common question as to why a cyclist may be suffering from lower back pain, I identify four possible common culprits that come to mind, along with a couple of stretching exercises to help with pain and tightness.
Environmentally Friendly Bicycle Cleaning and Protecting: A Hands On Guide
Though by some measures California is considered “drought-free” we shouldn’t be frivolous with our water usage, and cleaning your bike is no different. There’s no need to use lots of…
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