First off, I just wanted to say Thank You! to those of you who signed up as a new or renewing Premium Member in response to the "summer pledge drive" email last week.
I'll be 100% honest with you: I HATE having to ask for your support. But our Memberships truly are the cornerstone that helps keep RBR going. We're just too small to make much off advertising and eBook sales.
(Don't forget about our great eBookstore, though! We also sell some great waterproof cycling pouches, caps and sharp RBR kits! Check out RBR Gear.)
So I apologize for bugging you and promise only to do it a couple times a year.
For Non-Members – Please Consider Joining
For those of you who are not Members, I ask you again to please consider joining. Yeah, I know it's totally Old School to pay for online content. But it's how RBR works. So we need your financial support in order to bring you this Newsletter 48 times a year and keep adding to the cache of 3,000+ How-To articles on the site.
If RBR wasn't a useful, informative resource for you, I don't suppose you'd be reading right now. So think about it. Please. For a refresh of the many additional benefits you get, click here.
Reminder: One of those benefits is being registered to win a Cycliq Fly 12 and/or Fly 6. See the info directly below this article for details.
Thanks again to all RBR readers – Members and non-Members alike! I do very much appreciate your ongoing interest and support. We'll continue to look for ways to keep RBR fresh and useful (keep reading for info on our latest new feature).
Please tell all your cycling friends about RBR – both in-person and on your social media accounts – and encourage them to visit RoadBikeRider.com and subscribe to RBR Newsletter!
New RBR Radio Podcast Page
I'm excited to officially launch RBR Radio, our new expert podcast series. You'll see the link to the RBR Radio page at the top of this and every page on the site, just below the main navigation bar (and to the right of the Facebook icon).
We're always looking for ways to keep RBR a fresh and useful tool for recreational roadies, and offering this additional resource of in-depth how-to road cycling knowledge fits in perfectly with our mission.
Distance cycing expert and race organizer George Thomas interviews experts across the cycling spectrum on topics including training, nutrition, skills, tech and more, presented in a free-form conversation. New podcasts will be added regularly. Tune in to hear the latest authoritative, informational how-to podcasts.
We'll focus on interviews with many of the stalwart contributors to RBR, including Coach John Hughes, Coach Fred Matheny, Coach David Ertl and others, elaborating on topics of interest across the board – but always with the How-To focus on recreational road riding that is the hallmark of RBR.
And we'll also reach out to other interesting figures in road cycling from time to time. In fact, we're working on lining up a podcast with the venerable Jens Voigt soon. We'll keep you posted on that.
Meantime, check out some of the podcasts already waiting for you on RBR Radio.