Gear Reviews

SRAM / ZIPP hub and quick release recall

Here is a link to more information from SRAM

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Efficiencies pedaling, crank length, Oregon

In 2015, U of San Francisco sponsored a symposium, Medicine of Cycling, Bike Fit Conference. Following are interesting précis on our most asked questions re pedaling rate, crank length, and pushing versus pulling pedal technique. Papers presented are on line at http://www.ucsfcme.com/cycling/bikefit/ The University of California, San Francisco Office of Continuing Medical Education educational opportunities […]

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Cycling Brain Injuries

Bill Pollock shares a most interesting article in Bicycling magazine under their Health and Injuries section. We provide the following précis and link to the full article. http://www.bicycling.com/training/health-injuries/the-truth-about-cycling-and-brain-injuries BY IAN DILLE FEBRUARY 11, 2016 CTE chronic traumatic encephalopathy Cycling and Brain Injuries. Doctors weigh in on how likely it is for the average cyclist to […]

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Humor, Frame Build, Pikes Peak

Hill match https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Aaxd_SkB9c&feature=youtu.be&t=30 Cool down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajTlrocKwGM Acceleration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTf9iVxAF4I Rowing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pReHYXCGABI Toyo frame build 4 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yYSuICJx7s&ebc=ANyPxKrTUOzxmrLtrR3Vbrgq3dGAxQKVYctixSEwOz3bH-qCj_INvP0jJp7Gb3g8cBhPnVOg4wV8XzqKiLjmDup_AF0J_LboDg Pikes Peak 9 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NECDeWhpL8

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Chute, Bars, Truing

For those planning a Mt. Lemon ride in Tucson. Ed Rios an engineering friend designed a tandem parachute. Tandem rim heat can reach 400 degrees on long descents. Tires have been known to fail at 350 degrees. Tucson long bike riders Bob and Clair Rogers on Zippy testing the drag chute. 2 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztLtiyC6qMQ&feature=share Gibbs […]

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HR Final Remarks and 5 videos

Dr. Mirkin -“Maximum heart rate depends on the strength of your legs, not the strength of your heart… the Bainbridge Reflex” http://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/9156.html The basic M2 watch monitor uses the American College of Sports Medicine formula for their computer algorithm 207 minus (0.7 X Age) But as Dr. Mirkin explains, the result is only an average or […]

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Update HR Choice

Well, I looked and looked, reviewed and reviewed, and couldn’t make a decision. As I was falling asleep one evening wrestling with choice turmoil, even considering phooey, maybe I really do not need a HR monitor any more, all of a sudden I remembered the Finnish engineering firm Suunto that makes very high quality compasses, […]

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Cycling Photographer, Japan Ride Videos

  Cycling photographer 9 min Japan 2.5 min  

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HR Calorie Monitor

My inexpensive, $40 on sale, heart rate (HR) and calorie monitor gave up the ghost after three years. I’ve spent several hours reading dozens of reviews on dozens of units and I am totally impressed with the amazing new technology. Monitor choices and functions are almost ridiculous as are prices $30 to $300? I like […]

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Pure Science for 2016

Pure science, really? Well, combined with individual cycling experience and one’s perceptions, there is enough science in the following clips to give one the confidence to make pertinent personal choices. Over the years to meet my changing physiology I have adjusted my riding style, crank length, top tube length, saddle height, and gear ratios. Cycling […]

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