This week Selene takes on a reader question about how exercise affects alcohol and how alcohol affects hydration. It turns out that this is a more complicated interaction than most folks understand. Alcohol affects how your body deals with lactate, your ability to ride hard after having a few beers or drinks and even how your body recovers. Of course, it’s possible to minimize the negative effects of having a few post-ride beverages and Selene explains just what to do.
Patrick takes on a reader question as well, this week. Is it okay to use a gravel bike when racing cyclocross? It seems a natural question; you’ve got big tires and lower gears, two of the things you need for racing ‘cross. But what about the differences in design? Patrick breaks down the strengths of each bike and whether or not having a gravel bike will get you through a full season of ‘cross.
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