Monthly Archives: May 2014

Your physical infrastructure

Base fitness training enhances your body’s physical infrastructure — muscle fibers, capillaries, and cellular energy factories. The time to build it is in winter or early spring, when your cycling hours are at a yearly low and a structured program … Continue reading

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Handlebar Helmets

These devices are designs the prevent children from getting speared by their handlebars when they fall.

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Hill riding

When riding hills practice shifting on the climb, aiming to change gears before the terrain rises. Shifting too late will sap your energy — and slow you down.

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Inside riding

See if your gym will let you use your own saddle and pedals on a stationary bike. Even a ride on a gym bike is better than no ride at all. (Except, it is incredibly boring! — I would rather … Continue reading

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Patching a bicycle tube

If a patch will not stick to the tube, apply more glue and let it dry completely — about 5 minutes. Don’t blow on the glue to try and make it dry quicker — this can leave moisture from your … Continue reading

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Hard riding

The harder you ride the more glycogen (carbs) you require. Consider having a bowl of oatmeal, 1 slice of toast with a tablespoon of nut butter, a cup of yogurt and a glass of orange juice. Also, have a gel, … Continue reading

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