Have you ever wondered why riding takes precedence over everything else in your life? Fielded questions about why you are poring over images of carbon frames instead of human ones? Struggled to come to terms with the fact that you are daydreaming your way up a long hill climb instead of getting your job done? Wondered at your boss, teacher, wife/husband nagging you about time spent in the saddle instead of with them? In short, why you are a salivating pedal-addict?
Preparation is everything when it comes to endurance cycling, particularly from a nutrition perspective. For any ride or event that lasts longer than 90 minutes, starting your ride with optimally fuelled muscles is the simplest thing you can do to perform physically for an extended number of hours.
A Queensland university study has found that cyclists overestimate their visibility to drivers by a whopping 700%! Here’s a selection of tail lights currently available that will make your presence more obvious to traffic approaching from behind.
We all know riders who relish it when the road begins to tilt skyward. They may not necessarily be built like whippets, and in some cases they may not even be that great at climbing, but they seem to enjoy it nonetheless. Wouldn’t that be nice – to surge forward with anticipation when a brutal climb lurks around the next bend instead of clinging desperately to the bars and praying that it won’t last forever?
As a coach, the most common feedback I get when things are not going according to plan is “I just don’t have enough time! No time for interval training, for stretching, for recovery rides, for gym sessions, for massages – I’m lucky if I can get on my bike three or four times a week!”
As naming sponsors of the high performing Avanti racing team, the pressure would have been on Avanti to deliver a team bike that befits fast racing and the elevated profile of the team. Luke Meers spent some time abord the Corsa DR to find out more.
Instead of modern styling and synthetic materials, this pair of Dromarti race shoes are kicking it old school. You won’t find these sitting on the shoe rack in your local shop, these are no accidental purchase.