A little rust on the cog cassette won’t damage the cogs quickly, so it’s not a major concern. Just use a little more lube to prevent addition rust, and riding your bike more will prevent additional rust, since it will cause the chain to wear away the rust while you are pedaling.
For tail riding, add a helmet-mounted light. It’s beam of light will illuminate the trail you’re looking at, not the trail your handlebar is pointing toward, so you can better see upcoming obstacles. 54 more words
For a better grip and a showroom look apply new tape to your handlebars. If your hands roll to the outside in the drops, wrap in that direction (that’s clockwise on the right and counterclockwise on the left). 8 more words
To maintain the foundation that you have crafted to support your riding–your base, your pace work, your group rides–you need to recover properly. A cracked foundation, worn down by too much riding and inadequate rest, can halt your progression as a cyclist.
Proteins, such as eggs and dairy products, offer more muscle-building amino acids than others, and thus are more valuable to cyclists. These proteins are considered “complete” because they contain enough of all the essential amino acids needed to rebuild cells.