Some riders like a day off just to have a day away from the sport, which can be good for them, but in most cases, I have found that riders on a recovery ride would ride too hard. Even when racing I was able to produce some very fast times but I found the skill was to do this at the right time and going easy is a massive skill also.
How do you know which saddle you need? Choosing a saddle is a bit of gamble so it seems. How do you know if you are going to get on with a saddle? You may jump on and within the first 10 miles be screaming in agony and frustrated that you made the wrong decision. There could be a few factors why you would be considering a new saddle.
Choosing the right wheels can be one of the hardest things. Pondering over how many wheelsets you need, what wheels could do it all? If you can manage with one set? Or if you simply have to specialise! It seems like you need wheels for every occasion, every weather condition and every discipline!
Power, we all want more. We are always trying to eek out a little bit more, whether it's loosing weight to increase your power to weight ratio, whether its buying more aero kit, aero wheels, lighter bikes, we are always striving to achieving a little bit more. But what if you are missing the obvious. Power doesn't just come from your legs...
At the risk of stating the obvious, without tyres your bike simply does not run! No matter what tech bling you have on it and how light you have managed to get it. Even £1000 wheels don't run without tyres on them. So you could say it is quite important to make sure your tyres are in good condition and do the job
So you are a keen cyclist and are now looking to take part in your first race, join a club or attend a local reliability ride, but are nervous about the amount of riders that will be around you you may want a few tips and pointers on how you the etiquette of the cycling world.
Essential winter maintenance tips to keep your trusty steed up and running.