In ringing in the New Year, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular posts of 2018 on BICYCLIST. Following is a list of posts, starting in January, that were read and listened to by the majority of BICYCLIST readers and members.
UCI makes changes to the World Tour requirements, including in apparel, ASE, parent company to Performance Bikes, files Chapter 11, and we read an excerpt on sprinting from Peter Sagan’s new book “My World”.
With much needed rain in the forecast, including the possibility of thunderstorms, the spirit in the air for the weekend-long SDMBA Mount Laguna Trail Fest presented by Zoic Clothing was nothing but positivity and cheer.
Though many have trusted a static fit for their fit needs, a dynamic fit that includes real-world power conditions provides a more accurate portrait of how your body interacts with your bike while riding. The benefit? Comfort and efficiency.
After 21 individual qualifying events on four continents, the best amateur riders from 60 countries are in Varese, Italy to compete in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Today, 2,500 amateur racers and me, a journalist pretending to be a racer, are ready to start with rainbow-striped world champion jerseys on the line.
We talk an experiment that made drivers more compliant, whether electrolyte beer is beneficial, a local Proposition that would hurt bicyclists, and our tips for outdoor photography and the gear you should have.
As the insurance industry pumped millions of dollars into tort reform by way of advertising and politics, life changed for consumers, including bicycle crash victims. Currently it’s common place to see a settlement offer of only $1,000.00 on a $3,000.00 case, with an offer to pay only your medical bills. Attorney fees and victim pain and suffering have taken a big hit.
Send us your challenge! The granite of Halfdome in Yosemite, California makes a central appearance on the 63 mile challenge. Concerned about traffic? An early-morning start will have you avoiding cars as you grind your way up the 23-mile long grade.
The Cyclist Training Bible continues the exploration of the systematic approach to training. Since the 4th edition was published, much of the methodology and approach to training has changed.
This innovative new protein powder brought to you by former pro cyclist Floyd Landis is one of my new favorites to consume after a workout. The nutritious ingredients, the unique taste, versatility of the product, and the connection to cycling really make this product a stand-out.
For issue 152 of BICYCLIST Magazine, we bring stories from all across the map to inspire, entertain and inform. The BICYCLIST Challenge for this issue is a glorious 73-mile ride around Lake Tahoe, affectionately known to locals as ‘The Big Blue’. In Utah, this September 14-16 Denise Mueller-Korenek will be attempting to break the paced land-speed world record. She currently holds the women’s record set in 2016, but she is returning to break the men’s record of Fred Rompelberg that has stood since 1995. See our profile of her team, Project Speed.
The HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout described in this article was my favorite kind of training, and resulted in the most gains for strength (power) and stamina. This total workout, including warmup and cool down is only 51 minutes.
The Catrike Pocket is fun and easy to ride. It can maneuver easily through tight spaces with its narrower track and even if you don’t ‘need’ a light ride we think you won’t mind this extra bonus when climbing your local hills.
The Spreng Reng is designed so that one side of the chain-ring within the entire power stroke segment is a smaller radius than the other side, thereby increasing the mechanical advantage of that crank arm.
After addressing pedal stance, the cyclist ends up with correct cleat placement, knees that track straighter and no accumulated knee pain after steep climbs or long days in the saddle. Wedges are too often used to align displaced knees at the detriment of long-term pain-free cycling.
Arkel’s newly released Rollpacker 15 and 25 seat bags utilize an innovative, patent-pending aluminum quick release hanger that eliminates the sway (what Arkel terms ‘tail wag’) common to other bag designs.
For those not familiar with BRP, the program is sanctioned by USA Cycling to provide survival skills to new racers through training disseminated by coaches registered as Category 3 or higher.
To help guide those adventures, and inspire a future challenge in your cycling progression, we bring you our 151th issue, ‘The Challenge Issue’. Look no further than page 8 for the BICYCLIST Challenge 151, the most difficult we’ve profiled, yet. The 63 miles through Yosemite National Park lead to the most idyllic of vistas and includes a momentous journey that most people experience air-conditioned and numb to the world around them.
If riding in a group, do not ride side by side taking up both lanes and not giving way to a slower rider/jogger/pedestrian. If you ride fast, then by all means ride in the street, taking the vehicle lane along with cagers in traffic.
If your feet are either valgus or varus, they do not sit flush to your shoes, which can induce muscle fatigue. This can lead to foot pain in the metatarsals, or sesamoids, the delicate tendons that make up the ball and inner area of the foot.
We returned to the SoCal Fixed Series on June 24th at Mt. San Antonio College for race #2 of the fixed gear competition. This time around racers were riding in the opposite direction from race 1 on the .65 mile criterium course, which created more of a challenge for riders fighting against a strong, summer headwind.
The secret behind ST3’s power is its newly engineered SYNO Drive II rear hub drive, which packs a punch of 600 W and transfers 44 Nm of torque directly to the road surface. The motor is not only highly efficient, it also captures the energy released during braking in its powerful BQ814 battery with a range up to 93 miles.