by Bobby Mac
New England's Premier Charity Ride Trainer
Planet Bike Ozone Steel Pump
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It is important to fill your tires
to their maximum recommended pressure before riding (except when
riding in wet or slippery conditions, when it will improve your
adhesion to run about ten percent less pressure). Under-inflated
tires are prone to flats, offer more rolling resistance and can
even come off the rim while riding (Ouch!). The Solution?
Planet Bike Ozone Steel Pump. We use this sturdy unit every
day at the Quad Cycles shop. Its quick-lock head accepts presta
and schraeder valves without changing washers. The pump can reach
pressures of 160 psi and has a settable, easy-to-read gauge. Don't
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AirChuck Mini-CO2 Tire Inflator
On the road, Bobby Mac carries an Innovations AirChuck. At 21 grams it's
the lightest inflation pump on the market. It's easy to use and fits both
Presta and Schraeder valves. The best pump to take on a ride!
CycleOps Fluid-2 Trainer
When work schedules and weather
conditions make it impossible to train outdoors, the Quad Squad
relies on the CycleOps Fluid-2 Trainer. This is a sturdy trainer
with a 2in. diameter steel tubing frame and solid cast aluminum
resistance unit. If offers a smooth, stable, quiet ride with a
realistic road-like feel. Resistance is determined by the speed
of your wheels with a power variance of 20 to 750 watts. There
is plenty of flexibility to get both an aerobic endurance or intense
CYTOMAX Exercise and Recovery Drink
This stuff has been around since
Moby Dick was a minnow. Over the years I have tried just about
every sports drink on the market, but Cytomax has been a keeper.
The entire Quad Squad drinks the Exercise and Recovery Drink,
as well as the Pro Performance supplement. During one of our
trips to Turkey we consumed 6 pounds of the stuff in a 2 week period.
Cytomax replaces electrolytes, helps fight fatigue, increases
stamina, prevents burning and cramping, and aids in the muscle
recovery process. Not bad for 50 cents a serving.
Flavors include: Tropical Fruit,
Apple Berry, Peachy Keen, Go Grape, Tangy Orange and Team Quad's
favorite, Cool Citrus.
Tip: On long rides I use twice the recommended
water to ensure proper hydration.
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