Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
How fast you travel is determined by the balance between how much power your body can generate and how much wind and rolling resistance you have to work against. More power or less wind resistance: you go faster. The power your legs generate has nothing to do with the gearing of the bike. It makes no difference whether you are pushing hard pedalling at 50 revolutions per minute (very slowly) or spinning the pedals at 110rpm (very fast), the power output will depend on how old you are, how fit and strong you are and how well you chose your parents. Unfortunately the only one of these which you can control is your fitness and strength, so increase your training, not your gearing.
A quick hint: An easy way to reduce the rolling resistance of your bike is to pump up your tyres. To make sure you waste as little as possible of the power of your legs lubricate your chain.
Source : Facts & Fictions- Bicycle Victoria
Source : Bikyle.com/ photo from dkimages.com
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
One environmental note of warning: never discard soapy water into or use soap in a stream or lake. Instead, wash yourself and your pots away from the water and rinse away from the water too. I have found that a good swim in a creek or lake will clean the body fairly well without the use of soap. All that soap does, anyway, is to dissolve grease, and there is only a small amount of skin oil on our bodies.
Source : Ken Kifer's Bike Page : Tips and Tricks for Bicycle Touring / Photo from Bike Nerd.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
So you don't have to have Armstrong's quads to commute to work (although it wouldn't hurt), but having him in your town certainly helps.
Mat Touring'd say...GO LANCE!!!!
Source: UC Berkeley Wellness Letter.com
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Source: Tasty Adventure