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High pressure washing, calming nerves before a race, dual-sided power meters, and more

 

 

This is Your Cycling Questions Answered. This episode, High pressure washing, calming nerves before a race, dual-sided power meters, and more.

 

If you’re new to the show, here’s the format – you ask about cycling, I answer. It’s that simple.

 

The Questions

 

Question 1: I live in an apartment block and have nowhere to clean my bike. I’d rather not get into the shower with it so my only other options are to pay my LBS to wash it, or take it to a car wash and use the high pressure hose. Am I doing more harm than good?

 

Question 2: After riding for a few years I’ve recently taken the plunge into competitive racing. I was wondering if you had any pre-race preparation tips that might ease my nerves on the day?

 

Question 3: So I’m looking for a power meter, and I’ve heard that the benefits of a dual-sided power meter include the ability to account for power imbalances between legs. This is relevant to me, because I’ve had some single leg injuries, and suspect that my power might not be consistent between legs. But this had me thinking, do I even need a dual-sided power meter?

 

Question 4: I’ve heard some people say that athletes take ibuprofen before training to help them work out more intensely and prevent muscle soreness post training. Is there any science to this claim?

 

Question 4: I’m a bigger rider and I’m wondering if my Power to Weight ratio plays a big role in flat criterium racing.

 

The Facts

Presenter: Damien Ruse

Producer: Ciarán Mac Parland

 

Thanks for listening, thanks for checking out semiprocycling.com

How to fuel evening rides, going tubeless and cycling insoles

 

 

This is Your Cycling Questions Answered. This episode, how to fuel evening rides, should I go tubeless and the lowdown on insoles…

 

If you’re new to the show, here’s the format – you ask about cycling, I answer. It’s that simple.

 

The Questions

Question 1: I’m finding it hard to work out a good way to fuel my evening rides. How should I approach nutrition throughout the day if I have a training session or event later on?

 

Question 2: I’m thinking about a new set of wheels. Is it a good idea to go tubeless now?

 

Question 3: Should I think about changing the insoles of my cycling shoes?

 

The Facts

Presenter: Damien Ruse

Producer: Ciarán Mac Parland

Thanks for listening, thanks for checking out semiprocycling.com

Stages Power meter failure rate, the latest on carboloading, and how to get your confidence back after a crash.

 

 

This is Your Cycling Questions Answered. This episode,  should I be worried about my Stages Power meter failing, what’s the latest science the latest on carboloading, how to get your confidence back after a crash, and more…

 

If you’re new to the show, here’s the format – you ask about cycling, I answer. It’s that simple.

 

The Questions

Question 1: I’ve crashed recently and just don’t feel the same as I did before. What can I do to get my confidence back?

 

Question 2: I’ve been off the bike for the last two months and dread to think how low my power numbers have gone. How should I go about getting back into riding and training?

 

Question 3: I like listening to podcasts and music while riding and feel like it’s a great training aid. Am I risking my life or is there nothing to worry about?

 

Question 4: For those of us on a smart trainer who aren’t using power match, what are your calibration tips to ensure consistent readings?

 

Question 5: I’ve spent so much time reading contrasting views on carboloading before an event and I still don’t have a clear idea. What is the latest expert opinion on this?

 

The Facts

Presenter: Damien Ruse

Producer: Ciarán Mac Parland

 

Thanks for listening, thanks for checking out semiprocycling.com

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