Coldest Water Bottle for Extreme Heat Biking: A Shootout & Review of the Best Bottles For Summer Cyclists 2021

Coldest Water Bottle Bike Cycling

We live and ride bikes in Texas. Yes, that Texas. The one that is a summer suburb of hell, where the heat index is often 104ºF + (40ºC) and real temperatures of 100ºF (37ºC) are common. Cycling in the heat is tough. Water or hydration mixes go down better cold than hot and also play … Read more

Reverse Ramp Test Training Session Cycling Experiment for Improved FTP?

Reverse Ramp Workout Cycling for FTP and V02max Improvement

Try this reverse ramp workout on Zwift or Trainer Road or RGT to see if it improves your VO2max or FTP. I’ve been reading a great deal on front-loaded efforts to raise heart rate and then holding on at slightly lower wattage to keep HR in the VO2max zone for longer. Additionally, a study has … Read more

FLO Cycling AS Wheel Review (AS 64 Carbon & AS 77 Carbon) 2020

FLO Cycling wheel AS review

After 10 years and 80,000 miles on the 2010 Cannondale Supersix, it was time for an upgrade. Enter the Factor 02 and new FLO AS 64 front and AS 77 rear wheel. Previous Wheels On the previous bike, I used these bullet-proof, heavy-duty White Industry trainers most days and then a FLO aluminum carbon 60 … Read more

The TDF Schedule Challenge: What happens when you do 21 e-Races in 23 days?

So the Tour de France riders race over three weeks with only two days of rest. What would happen if a mere mortal attempted the same frequency schedule of racing? Granted, it won’t be at their daily distance as most of us have full-time jobs. Simple To Attempt Have you already Everested? Or do you … Read more

Trainer Difficulty on Zwift: How Much of a Bigger Granny Gear Does 75%, 50% and 25% Provide

Zwift Difficulty Setting bike cassette

Jump Straight to the Gearing Results Perhaps there is nothing more misunderstood in the Zwift world than trainer difficulty. Some people have (wrongly) postulated that if they are racing with the Difficulty slider at 100% against someone racing at 50%, they are at a disadvantage. This is not mathematically true. In Zwift, watts are watts. … Read more