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.
Meet Rick Schultz, a bike coach and regular contributor to BICYCLIST magazine, who is an experienced CAT 3 racer, a Peaks Coaching Group specialist, and a Beginner Racer Program (BRP) instructor. Send him your questions through this contact form and your answer could be featured in upcoming issues of the magazine.
To take up the bicycle at an older age may seem imprudent when so many other forms of exercise are available.But the fear of falling may be keeping potential bicyclists from enjoying a healthy and fun activity that can lead to an array of new experiences.
According to law CVC 21202 (a), a bicycle rider can occupy a vehicle lane to legally make a left turn just as any other vehicle can. However, statistics show that this is not a safe place for a cyclist to be in against inattentive drivers.
These are the things to check that get forgotten during most regular bicycle maintenance routines. Visit your favorite repair professional to verify that your bike is in proper working order.
Here’s a short primer that will identify some strengths and shortcomings of aluminum and carbon rims for both Road and Off-Road usage. Carbon rims are still significantly more expensive, although the gap is slowly narrowing.
In order to move upward faster and more efficiently, you will need to build up your spinning to a higher cadence than the average cyclist, which is around 85rpm, the most efficient being 105rpm. It will take about 6 months to be able to pedal at that rate if you’re doing regular training drills.
Meld Saddle Review – There is a sense of security while riding with the Meld custom saddle – I feel locked in and more in sync with my bike. Rather than noticing discomfort or pain throughout the ride, I feel relaxed and secure which allows me to focus more intensely on pedaling and breathing.
In anticipation for his new book, “Your Century Ride: A Training Plan for Achieving a Road Cycling Goal” Lindsey has provided us an excerpt from his chapter entitled, Top Mistakes Made When Planning Your First Century. We recommend this book for the shelf of any cyclist who is considering this benchmark of cycling accomplishment or looking to improve their experience on their next distance adventure.
Your body was used to being in a position in which you sacrificed power, safety and had a higher risk for injury. Since it takes a little time for your body to get used to a new position, give it several weeks of easy cycling after a fit.
A long-term commitment to harmonizing work-life and bike-life by becoming a bike friendly business have far-reaching benefits for both the employee and employer and once established it can foster a more productive workplace.
There are many stories illustrating the gradual improvement in bicycle design, but I want to narrow the focus and talk a little about the progress that rear hubs have made since the 1970’s; in particular, rear hubs designed for derailleur systems.
Coach Rick Schultz get asked quite often, “what should I do to train for an upcoming XYZ event?” In this article, he discusses preparing for a Gran Fondo type event (GF) in under three weeks.
Many excellent bike shops in Southern California already sell e-commuters, with more retailers adding them their inventory every month. So then why would anyone want to assemble a do-it-yourself (DIY) e-bike when there are scores of superb OEM models available? The reasons, many and varied, include the cost savings, the assurance that the conversion of a bike that already fits you perfectly will continue to do so as an e-bike, a new hobby, the feeling of accomplishment and an intimate knowledge of the functional parameters of your bike.
Buying a new helmet or upgrading from an old one can be hard if you don’t know where to start. Due to advancements in modern helmet technology, many options are now available. Depending on a rider’s budget, type of biking, style preferences, and comfort needs, a suitable helmet exists for everyone. But knowing what you want can make your search easier.