The Heat is On: Calorie Needs of Cyclists

In the quest to improve performance, cyclists often place an emphasis on improving the power-to-weight ratio (power: weight), which is measured by the amount of power (watts) one is able to generate per pound or kilogram of body weight.…

Keep It Moving: Turn Your Pedals Throughout Each Ride

There is no doubt that focusing on more continuous effort during a ride can be beneficial. Some coaches get fanatical about it, insisting that their riders pedal at all times, including on downhill sections. Naturally, this could prove dangerous, especially on a technical descent or in adverse weather conditions. Still, there is no reason not to continue pedaling on a descent, when drinking from water bottles or when adjusting your speed given pack or traffic dynamics, as long as you do so SAFELY.…

Pedaling Veganism

Pedaling Veganism

Vegan Cyclist Dave Harward: I have been vegan for about 7 months now. My diet has been vegetarian for 8 of the last 10 years. The reasons for choosing a vegan diet are ethically centered. Proper treatment of animals became a big reason behind my veganism. I don’t like to make my decision to be vegan polarizing for other people. It fits my beliefs and concerns.…

Buy the Stamp – Cornering on a Road Bike

Many say that the goal of good cornering is to maintain one’s velocity through a turn, which is true. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the supreme goal of cornering is to stay upright, especially when racing or descending at speed.…

Teamwork Matters: You’re Either Racing as a Cohesive Squad, or You’re Not

At its essence, competitive cycling is a team sport. Whether you’re out at the big local group ride, a training race, or one of the season’s big cycling events, the squads that ride as cohesive jet fighter units are usually the most dangerous. Conversely, even teams with numbers and talent that don’t ride in a unified manner – that choose not to share the work of controlling a race and neutralizing opponents – are generally less successful.…