Tag: science

Seated Vs Out The Saddle Climbing – Which Is Better?

(logo whooshing) – Emma, I’ve been wondering, some cyclists seem to go better uphill when they’re standing, whilst others seem to go stronger when they’re seated. – Yeah, that’s a good point. I always thought it was just about the gradient, so obviously when it’s steep, better off standing and if it’s a more draggy […]

Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Is Shifting South… So What Now?

You may have heard that the earth’s magnetic poles tend to move around. I mean, so do the geographic poles, but magnetic North and South are really mobile…and magnetic North in particular is moving real fast. Like, way faster than we thought it would. And the scientific community is coming up with some really exciting […]

Why Your FTP Changes Between Flat & Climbs | GCN Does Science

– Emma and I looked up why most riders can produce more power on climbs or on the flat, but how the same rider can rarely produce the same power for the same effort on both terrains. – Yeah. One explanation was that the greater inertia that comes from riding at faster velocities, i.e. on […]

What Is A VO2 Max Test? | Why & How To Work Out Your VO2 Max

– [Mark] Now we talk about a lot of different metrics in sport such as heart rate, pace, calories, cadence, and so on. But one that always turns the heads is VO2 max. – Yeah, now you’ve all likely heard the term VO2 max and with advances in technology these days is becoming far easier […]

Shredding In the Southern Hemisphere | Dirt Shed Show Ep. 154

– Nino Schurter tells us all about his favorite bike, Chile becomes the center of the mountain bike world, and Blake Samson wins DarkFEST! (record scratching) – Did he? – No, he didn’t, but let’s do it anyway, it’s the Dirt Shed Show! Yeah, So, I’m very happy to be joined by the one and […]

NASA Climbing Robot Scales Cliffs and Looks for Life

[Magestic music] [vehicles drive by on gravel] [LEMUR-3 RAISING A ROBOT]>>[NARRATOR] Titus Canyon An area lying in the north of Death Valley National Park. Hundreds of millions of years ago this dark landscape lay beneath warm tropical seas. Today it is the site for a field test conducted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.>>[Male] Three, two, […]

Guide to Pursuit Cycling with Andy Tennant | Gillette World Sport

We’re on a film set with cyclist Andy Tennant to break down the art of Team Pursuit. Andy Tennant is a professional track and road cyclist whose past success has cemented his name among the world’s elite. Specialising in the tactical pursuit events, he has numerous World and European Championship medals in both the individual […]

The Earth’s Spin Is Slowing Down! What Happens If It Stops?

No matter what happens, we can rest easy knowing that tomorrow is a new day! But that might not be something we’ll be able to say in billions of years. The Earth’s spin is slowing down. Eventually, days will get longer, and when they do, the lack of daily dawn could be the least of […]