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November 2014 . . .


FEATURES

"Ask a Pro" with Diane Stibbard

Diane Stibbard-Ask a Pro

 

In this issue of Ask a Pro, Diane answers the question: What Should I Do to Get Ready For the Indoor Riding Season?

A:  As you move towards the remaining few weeks of fall, you start thinking about winter and the indoor riding season. Every year at this time we all grapple with the thought of endless days of indoor riding in the basement. So what can you do to get yourself ready? I’ve made a list of suggestions for both the mental and logistical steps you can take to help you through the fall to winter transition.

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Georgena Terry:
Tires: The Most Important Part of Your Bicycle

 

When you think about your tires, you probably think about inflation pressure. The manufacturer’s recommended pressure range is embossed on the side wall of the tire. The tendency is to pump the tire to the maximum pressure. It seems logical, after all, the higher the pressure, the lower the rolling resistance, right?

Not necessarily — it depends on the road surface. The rougher it is, the more a tire with a lot of pressure will bounce along.

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Exercise and Your Brain


By Laurel-Lea Shannon

 

We all know that exercise is good for us. As well as reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, it lowers blood pressure, elevates mood and helps us maintain a healthy weight. But there’s more good news.

In a recent study at the University of British Columbia researchers found that regular aerobic exercise appears to boost the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for verbal memory and learning. Read more . . .


HEALTHY RECIPE

Butternut Squash Apple Soup


Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Elanaspantry.com

 

Tis the season for all things squash and pumpkin. On the menu tonight? Butternut squash apple soup spiced with sweet, warming cinnamon. If you’re looking for an easy soup recipe this one is great for beginners.

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GOOD TO KNOW

Pedal Mechanics—Back to Basics


By Clair Cafaro

 

During the cycling season weʼre so happy chasing down rivals, breaking records, or simply exploring the countryside with friends, that we rarely give a second thought to how we rotate those pedals—approximately 17,000 times per 100 km ride!

Late fall is the perfect time to get back to basics by focusing on the technical aspects of cycling. With the bike on the trainer for the winter, itʼs not enough to simply log endless miles to build an aerobic base. Each and every workout should start with technical drills such as single leg drills, and fast cadence drills such as spin ups.

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The Roadies:
Are Wider Tires Right for You?


By Jim Langley

Road bike rider

 

One of the quickest and most effective ways to improve the ride of a road bicycle is to go to wider tires. For example, most new performance bikes have been equipped with size 700 x 23c tires for many years. However, this is changing a bit with the advent of more types of road bikes, such as cyclocross, endurance and gravel models.

The best way to learn is to pair up with an experienced rider. So if you're an old hand, help a newcomer learn. If you're a newbie, find a vet who's willing to help.

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