The Chester County Commissioners have issued a press release announcing the official opening of Phase 2 of the Chester Valley Trail from the Wegman’s…
False: I have always heard that you should stop weight lifting legs during the cycling season. This year I decided to do a experiments by continue to lift legs throughout the cycling season to see if it would help, hurt, or make no difference. I used my normalized power numbers to measuring my results from previous years.
My conclusion is that lifting weights actually helped me increase my power numbers. It had a similar effect as doing short hard intervals. What I also learned is that just like intervals you need time to recover after your workout. I recommend that you not lift legs or do an interval workout 3-4 days before a race or hard ride that is not a recovery ride.
There has been a lot of hype this past year that wider rims are “better”. All of the benefits stems from the change of the tire’s profile on a wide rim. A wider rim creates a “U” shape rather than a light bulb.
Below are the claimed benefits.
I am build up a set of wheels in the next week so I will have some real power data to see if item number is true. The other will be more subjective but stay tuned for my results.