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Quick Tip: When is It Time to Quit a Ride or Event?
Carol Dyer from Road Bike Rider
Published on: 8/2/2020
When is it smart to quit a race, century or even a tough training ride? When is it okay to battle on? Here are some questions to ask yourself when Mr. DNF is calling your name.
Quick Tip: How to Breathe Better on Your Ride
Published on: 1/4/2020
If you’re like most cyclists, hills are a real limiter. You do fine on the flats but on steep stuff your lungs scream. You gasp for breath and soon slow to a crawl.

Get help from the technique known as belly breathing.

If you look at profiles of pro riders on their bikes, they often seem to have big stomachs. What you’re seeing is their diaphragms expanded like bullfrogs in full voice. It looks odd but it’s the efficient way to breathe when you’re going hard.
Quick Tip: Breathe Better on Your Ride

If you’re like most cyclists, hills are a real limiter. You do fine on the flats but on steep stuff your lungs scream. You gasp for breath and soon slow to a crawl.

Get help from the technique known as belly breathing.

If you look at profiles of pro riders on their bikes, they often seem to have big stomachs. What you’re seeing is their diaphragms expanded like bullfrogs in full voice. It looks odd but it’s the efficient way to breat
How to Clean Bicycle Wheels
Published on: 1/4/2020
We’ve talked before about washing bicycles after rainy rides. My advice was to remove the wheels to make the task of washing them easier. However, I didn’t provide complete instructions for cleaning wheels.

Two thoughts made me decide to go into more detail today. First is the fact that wheels have become so much more expensive. So, sort of like wanting to keep the expensive custom rims you might have on your vehicle shiny, you might feel the same way about your bike’s hoops. And, second, there’s actually a lot to cleaning bicycle wheels.
6 Tips for Mastering Descents
Published on: 9/1/2019
Few things in cycling are as blissful as a long, winding descent, but if you want to maximize speed, you need to do more than kick back to admire the scenery. Downhill scorcher and former national criterium champion Antonio Cruz shares his advice on finding the mix of speed, stability, and maneuverability that results in the fastest safe way down.
Top 10 Technique Tips to Improve Your Cycling Efficiency
Published on: 9/1/2019
While pedaling technique is the most common area to focus on when trying to improve your cycling efficiency, other aspects of your technique such as shifting at the right time and your position on the bike can make a big difference, too.

Whether you’re looking for free speed in your next cycling event or just want to stay with that slightly faster training partner, use these 10 technique tips to become a more efficient cyclist.
5 Ways to Boost Bike-Handling Skills
Published on: 5/1/2019
It may not have occurred to you if you have been cycling for a long time, but riding a bike is a skill — and like any skill, it can be improved. While swimmers and golfers are used to practicing technique all the time, cyclists are less open to the idea enhanced skill and bike handling can make the sport more fun and safe — and boost results at the same time. Consider the road rider who struggles to shift smoothly or stand and attack to stay with a group or climb quickly — it’s all in the handling.
Which Muscles are Really Used During the Pedal Stroke
Published on: 5/9/2018
As the title says.

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Which-Muscles-are-Really-Used-During-the-Pedal-Stroke-2012.html