Knee Pain May be Eliminated By Replacing Crankarms
The Bike Coach Rick Schultz has collected crankarm length data from his years of bike fit clients. During the bike fit interview process, most of his clients volunteer that although they have had prior bike fits, and even been to a physical therapist or chiropractor, they are still in pain. Coach Schultz found a viable solution for knee pain, which includes adding shorter crankarms.
10 Tips for Cyclists: Don’t Get ‘Doored’
Getting “doored” or crashing into the carelessly opened door of a parked vehicle while on your bike is no fun, but it is common. Here are 10 tips to both avoid getting “doored” and to protect your rights if an unfortunate incident occurs:
ATC: What are the most common problems you see when performing a bike fit?
There are several common problems I see when performing a bike fit, some of the most common include; incorrect cleat alignment, saddle positioning, and handlebar height. This article covers these common mistakes and how they are corrected.
Bikes, Cars and Right Turns: An Analysis and Simple Suggestion For Cycling Safety
Distracted drivers ahead of cyclists on the road could come to an abrupt stop and create a dangerous situation for cyclists. Consider this before you release the brakes and glide into that right turn.
Don’t Get Caught In The Dark: Parsing The Legal Requirements Of Lights and Reflectors While Cycling
It is important to consider safety during night riding because motorists that fail to see them injure many bicycle riders. Not only should you have at least one bright light on your bike for safety reasons, but you also need them for legal reasons as well.
ATC: Hand Numbness While Riding ? You Aren’t Alone
If you suffer from hand numbness while cycling, worry not, you are not alone. During the past 4 years of bike fitting, 75% of my clients have expressed that hand numbness is major issue they deal with while riding.
The San Diego Rider Safety Visibility Initiative Declares It’s “Time To Be Seen”
Led by Ed Clancy, the San Diego Sports Collective has been focusing on educating and advocating for pedestrian safety through the Rider Safety Visibility initiative. Known as RSV, the focus is improving the experience and safety of cycling by increasing the visibility of pedestrians to cars
Ask the Coach: 3 Short Answers to Your Burning Bike Questions
Sometimes the short answer, is the best answer. The bike coach Rick Schultz answers three common questions, including how to look over your shoulder without varying the line.
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.
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