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  • 3 Alternative Strategies in Bad Weather

    Training4cyclists
    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    21 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    It’s not uncommon that bad weather makes serious outdoor training impossible. You know that cancelling is not an option if you want to achieve really good results, but it makes good sense to look for alternatives in extreme weather situations.Since you can’t change the weather (I guess that’s quite beyond this blog post…), you should act proactively to make an alternative training strategy for extreme weather situations. I fully understand that you prefer to follow your training plan, but there is no reason not to spend a few minutes to consider if there is a reasonable…
  • How to Increase Performance (without training more)

    Training4cyclists
    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The most common excuse people don’t make their dreams come through, is lack of time. If you’ve just had a little more time, you would be a better road cyclist, you would be more valuable for your company, you would be a better father, you would be a better husband etc.It’s absolutely no secret that I fully understand you.I have a wonderful family with a wife and three kids at age 1, 4 and 6, take care of a full time job at the hospital, some scientific work, supporting and helping readers of my two e-books and 13.000+ readers following my blog, and of course, I want to spend a little…
  • The good, the bad and the clueless

    Dave Moulton's Bike Blog
    Dave Moulton
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Whenever I write an article about cyclists running stop signs and red lights it brings many comments for and against. According to some, it seems you can be on either side and still see yourself as a good safe cyclist, it is not black and white for everyone, it is a matter of opinion. Those who ride through red lights, say they do so for their own safety, and though the letter of the law says a bicycle is a vehicle and as such should stop and wait like every other vehicle. The red light runners say it is a stupid law. There are many stupid laws, and not just traffic laws, but as a society can…
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    Tyson Blades
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:49 pm
    You may be saying to yourself, “didn’t that fixie scene die out like four years ago?” I thought so. But that was when people were buying them because they carried some sort of hipster caché. Indeed, it used to be college students insisted on getting a beach cruiser. Not so anymore. They all want fixies. … Continue reading →
  • Sea Otter Classic – Criterium

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    lyne
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Gallery from the men’s pro/1 criterium at the Sea Otter Classic. Remi Pelletier-Roy (Garneau-Quebecor) took the from a break ahead of Sam Bassetti (5-hour ENERGY) and Jesse Anthony (Optum). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • McCabe, Olds win road races at Winston-Salem Classic

    VeloNews.com
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Team SmartStop's Travis McCabe took a big win at the Winston-Salem Classic. Photo by Matt Brown, www.336Creative.comA pair of American riders, Travis McCabe and Shelly Olds, took victories Friday at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic in North Carolina. The UCI and National Racing Calendar (NRC) women’s race was the first of two professional cycling events Friday in Winston-Salem. Olds (Alé Cipollini-Galassia) won a bunch sprint finale ahead of Canadian Joelle Numainville (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Eugenia Bujak of Poland (BTC City Ljubljana) at the end of the…
  • Omega rolling confident into Ardennes week

    Matthew Beaudin
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Omega's Michal Kwiatkowski looks to strike in the Ardennes races, starting with Amstel. (c)Tim De Waele SITTARD, Netherlands (VN) — Omega Pharma-Quick Step is fresh off a Paris-Roubaix victory, and has an ace in hand for this week’s hilly classics. It’s good to be an Omega rider right about now, and it could get even better soon. The Belgian powerhouse team, which salvaged its classics campaign on the wings of Niki Terpstra’s dazzling solo effort last week in the velodrome, enters the second phase of spring races with Michal Kwiatkowski as an outside favorite in the hilly Ardennes…
  • Pro Bike Gallery: Joe Schmalz’s Felt FC

    Logan VonBokel
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.Pro Bike Gallery: Joe Schmalz's Felt FC The UCI Continental Hincapie Development team has been on a tear this season, racking up wins at nearly every event and stage race it attends. The team races on Felt's mid-level FC frameset with Ultegra 6800 drivetrains and HED wheels. Photo: Logan VonBokel | VeloNews.comView Larger Image.Pro Bike Gallery: Joe Schmalz's Felt FC First year pro Joe Schmalz has locked up two race victories so far. He claimed the win at the California Elite Road Race Championships and at the Sea Otter Classic SRAM Road Race,…
  • Cavendish to skip Giro in favor of Tour de France prep

    VeloNews.com
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    PARIS (AFP) — British sprint specialist Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) revealed on Friday that he will bypass next month’s Giro d’Italia to focus on the Tour de France, which begins July 5. The 28-year-old Isle of Man native will instead use the Tour of Turkey (April 27-May 4), Amgen Tour of California (May 11-18), and the Tour de Suisse (June 14-22) as his tune-up races for the Tour de France. This summer’s Tour begins in Leeds, located in Yorkshire, England. “As everyone knows, my main objective this year is the Tour de France,” said Cavendish, who has won…
  • Matthews hopes to bolster season wins total at Amstel Gold Race and Giro

    Gregor Brown
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Michael Matthews picked up a stage win at the Tour of the Basque Country earlier this month. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comGENT, Belgium (VN) — Michael Matthews takes confidence into Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race. The Aussie known as “Bling” already won twice this season and placed second behind Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) in Wednesday’s Brabantse Pijl (Brabant Arrow). “The Amstel Gold Race is going to suit me,” Matthews told VeloNews. “It’s basically the same as Brabantse Pijl but on a bit of a higher level.” The 23-year-old Orica-GreenEdge…
 
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  • Horner leaves hospital after training accident (The Associated Press)

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    MILAN (AP) -- Spanish Vuelta champion Chris Horner has been released from a hospital in northern Italy following a training accident inside a tunnel last week.
  • Quintana to lead Movistar at Giro d'Italia (The Associated Press)

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana will lead Movistar at the Giro d'Italia next month. Quintana finished second to Christopher Froome at the Tour last year, but he will not ride in cycling's biggest race this summer. Instead, the Colombian will be Movistar's lead rider in the Italian grand tour and ride in the Spanish Vuelta. Alejandro Valverde will lead Movistar at the Tour.
  • Terpstra wins Paris-Roubaix race (The Associated Press)

    13 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Niki Terpstra of the Netherlands won the Paris-Roubaix race for the first time on Sunday, making a decisive break near the end of the one-day classic to win it by 20 seconds and upstage pre-race favorites Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara. Belgian rider Boonen was looking to win the race for a record fifth time, and the Swiss star Cancellara, who finished in third place, for a fourth time. I was just pushing until the end.'' German rider John Degenkolb finished second after beating Cancellara in a sprint to the line. Belgian rider Sep Vanmarcke was fourth and Czech cyclist Zdenek Stybar -…
  • Cycling-Road-Paris - Roubaix results (Reuters)

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    April 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Paris - Roubaix (Compiegne - Roubaix, 257 km) on Sunday 1. Niki Terpstra (Netherlands / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 6:09:01" 2. John Degenkolb (Germany / Giant) +20" 3. Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland / Trek) 4. Sep Vanmarcke (Belgium / Belkin) 5. Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 6. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Cannondale) 7. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky) 8. Sebastian Langeveld (Netherlands / Garmin) 9. Bradley Wiggins (Britain / Team Sky) 10. Tom Boonen (Belgium / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 11. ...
  • Cycling-Terpstra pips top guns to win Paris-Roubaix (Reuters)

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    (Adds details, quotes) By Julien Pretot ROUBAIX, France, April 13 (Reuters) - Niki Terpstra of the Netherlands seized his opportunity to pip the pre-race favourites and clinch the biggest victory of his career when he won the Paris-Roubaix classic on Sunday. Terpstra, one of the in-form riders going into the 257-km race featuring 51.1 km of cobbled sectors, attacked a group of favourites with six kilometres left and never looked back. He crossed the line on the outdoor Roubaix velodrome some 20 seconds ahead of German John Degenkolb. Swiss Fabian Cancellara, who was bidding to become the…
 
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  • New Belgium to break Ground on East Coast facility on May 1st

    Ron Callahan
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    New Belgium Brewing is officially breaking ground and starting construction on its second brewery—a 133,000 SF brewery and tasting room in Asheville, NC The post New Belgium to break Ground on East... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Two Podium Finishes for 5-hour ENERGY Presented by Kenda Racing Team At Sea Otter

    Jamie Naragon
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    The 5-hour ENERGY® presented by Kenda Racing Team rounded off their California trip with two podium finishes. The post Two Podium Finishes for 5-hour ENERGY Presented by Kenda Racing Team At Sea... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • BMC Racing Team Reveals Amstel Gold Race Roster

    Jamie Naragon
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    Philippe Gilbert, fresh off his win at Brabantse Pijl on Wednesday, headlines the BMC Racing Team roster for Sunday's Amstel Gold Race. The post BMC Racing Team Reveals Amstel Gold Race Roster... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Team Belkin hopes to profit from sprint camp at Rund um Köln

    Ron Callahan
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    Michiel Elijzen and the sprinters of the Belkin Pro Cycling Team met this week for a sprint training camp The post Team Belkin hopes to profit from sprint camp at Rund um Köln appeared first on Bike... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • AXS TV to broadcast “Little 500″ for 12th year

    Ron Callahan
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    Exclusive coverage of the Little 500 takes place over two days live from Bloomington, Ind. on Friday, April 25 at 4pm for the women’s race and Saturday, April 26 at 2pm for the men’s The post AXS TV... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • PEZ Rides The Brabantse Pijl

    Leslie Reissner
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:38 am
    The day before Paris-Roubaix amateurs had an opportunity to ride the storied cobbles themselves during the Paris-Roubaix Challenge Sportive. For those not willing to publicly display their pavé riding ineptitude, on the same day to the east another sportive mirroring a pro course provided an opportunity to publicly display one’s climbing ineptitude instead. We sent our Literary Editor to Belgium to experience the 2014 Brabanste Pijl Wielertoeristen. While not nearly as old as Paris-Roubaix, which dates back to 1896, de Brabantse Pijl (the Brabant Arrow), also known by its French name of La…
  • Readers’ Rigs: A Canadian Fleet

    Chris Selden
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:21 am
    A Readers’ Rig could be anything from a modern classic to a vintage steely, a lightweight carbon or more – but why not all of the above? Canadian PEZ fan, Jim has 4 bikes that easily qualify as Readers’ Rigs so we decided to feature all four – a Trek 5200, a Colnago C50, a 1988 Marinoni Special and a Guru Photon. Name: Jim Shatford Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada Age: 59 in May Bikes: 1988 Marinoni Special (L’Eroica), 2001 Trek 5200, 2005 Colnago C50, 2012 Guru Photon When did you buy each of your machines? Trek in 2001, the Colnago in 2005, Marinoni in…
  • Up Close Chasing Paris-Roubaix

    Lee Rodgers
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Roadside Report: Amongst the thousands of crazies roadside in the dust at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday was our own Lee Rodgers who was chasing the race with Velo Classic Tours. Seeing the Hell of the North live is a once in a lifetime experience and just like Lee’s ride across these hellish roads a couple days prior, this day was nothing short of ‘epic’. Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. “Forward, the Light Brigade! “Charge for the guns!” he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. The Charge…
  • Photog’s View: Paris-Roubaix

    PEZ Crew
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    Everyone remembers their first time – the foreign road signs, different shop hours, chasing about countryside like idiots – all to catch a glimpse of cycling’s most feared one-day Classic. David Pearce did all that and more at Paris-Roubaix, and lucky for us – he recorded the day on his camera. Words by David Pearce and images by David Pearce and David Vant. Sunday morning was the third time in 14 days I’d crossed the English channel to France. The first on a road trip back from Italy, the second to photograph the Tour of Flanders, and now for my first attempt to…
  • EuroTrash Thursday: Phil Gil Wins!

    Alastair Hamilton
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    BMC’s Philippe Gilbert is showing he is on form for the Ardennes Classics with a win in Brabantse and Bryan Coquard wins in Camembert; results, quotes and video. Other cycling news: Amstel teams’ low-down, Robert Gesinks’ heart problem, Arnaud Demare extends, Giro news and a backstage pass to Roubaix. Thursday EuroTrash coffee time. TOP STORY: No Colombian’s in Belfast? The British Embassy has denied visas to three cyclists of Team Colombia; Miguel Ángel Rubiano, Járlinson Pantano and Carlos Julián Quintero, who were to participate in the Tour of Italy which starts on May the…
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • 5 fun bikes you should try to ride

    Michelle
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    It’s very easy to get used to the familiarity of your own bike – perhaps you’ve had it for many years, and you’re good friends, or maybe your bike is brand new, and you’re still in the honeymoon period. Regardless what stage of “loved up” you’re in with your own bike (or maybe it’s love/hate?) – sometimes it’s fun to try something different. Here’s a look at 5 bikes you should try riding… Tiny bikes We’ve all seen pictures of people on really little bikes – we particularly like this one we found on SpicyTec.com: If that’s not enough, this video had us…
  • Changes to make to your cycle commute in summer

    Michelle
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The sun is shining, and the weather is sweet… temperatures are gradually rising, and they will continue to do so. Winter commuting is full of mudguards, kit to stop you losing all the feeling in your fingers – summer riding is generally simpler, here’s a handful of tips to keep in mind. Panniers, not backpacks  Backpacks are a handy way of carrying your kit. That said, it means placing a potentially heavy, thick layer against your tshirt/jersey/shirt. If you’re changing at the office, that’s ok (though you might want to keep the backpack on until out of sight…) –…
  • Cycling tech that’s from the future

    Andreas
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    There is no shortage of great innovations on their way over to cycling commuters everywhere, as inventors rush to create new products that solve problems cyclists face on a daily basis. From the bike bell, to the bike light – nothing is safe from being ripped apart and reimagined. We feature many of these new innovations on our newsletter on a weekly basis. I’ve picked out three that I’m personally very excited about. Take the next left turn Using an awesome app like BikeHub, it’s easy to plot a great cycling route, but it’s much harder to follow it. The turn by…
  • 7 London bike shops you should follow on Twitter

    Andreas
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    For listings of all of London’s bike shops, cycle cafes and bike businesses, grab a copy of our free London Cyclist app. For a laugh, discounts and more, here’s a list of 7 London bike shop accounts I recommend you follow. Cycle PS @cycle_ps At Cycle PS in Camberwell you’ll find a pool table and stone baked pizza. It’s certainly not your usual bike shop and neither is their Twitter. You’re more likely to find silly videos of a man riding a mini bike in the store than talk of promotions. Take a peek in to what bike mechanics do when they’ve got too much…
  • RideLondon-Surrey 100: Our top tips and your place in the 2014 event

    Andreas
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Max and Nils were two of the lucky cyclists to take part in the first ever Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 bike ride last year. Having completed this amazing challenge, they wanted to share some of their top tips, and to let you know how you can still get your place in this event. RideLondon is an Olympic legacy cycling event which takes place 10th August 2014 and gives you the chance to have free reign over the roads of London and Surrey as it’s a completely closed road 100 mile bike ride. Starting at the Olympic park, the route heads through the traffic-free streets of London, out into…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • This Just In: I'm Teaking a Brake! (And Friday Fun Quiz, on Thursday!)

    BikeSnobNYC
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Firstly, after today's post I won't be adding what in the industry we call "content" to this blog until Wednesday, April 23rd, at which point I will resume regular updates.  Don't like it?  Eat a Brompton.(Bromptons are organic, unlike Dahons and other folders which are loaded with hormones.)Secondly, five or ten or twenty years ago or whenever it was that I started this blog, I was nothing more than a cranky mid-category back-of-the-pack amateur bike racer with no friends and a hurty vagina complaining about fixies on the Internet.  Since then virtually nothing has changed,…
  • Wednesday: Your Job May Be Mandatory, But Giving A Crap Is Optional.

    BikeSnobNYC
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Well, it freaking snowed last night, which is a major setback to my carefully curated spring training program, because how the hell am I going to win back all my my Paris-Roubaix course KOMs from Niki Terpestra?It's oddly inspiring that the so-called "Queen of the Classics" has been relegated to the status of Strava segment.Not only am I worried about my fitness (I'm supposed to peak for the Wildcat Rock Machine New York City Anti-Fondo, register here), but now I'm also worried about whether or not all my quick release skewers are overdue for replacement:This of course is a completely insane…
  • You Can't Spell "Innovation" Without "In," "Vat," or "On." Think About It.

    BikeSnobNYC
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    Innovation.Innovation is the driving force behind the bicycle.  So vital is innovation to the cycling industry that there's a company whose motto is "Innovate Or Die."  I can't remember who it is though.  I think maybe it's Cannondale.  Or is it Trek?Doesn't matter really, it's all the same crap.Anyway, innovation is what brought us from the pennyfarthing:To the "safety bicycle:"(Hipster)And then for a brief period back to the pennyfarthing, only with three wheels:After that innovation stood still, trackstanding in time like a fakenger at  a red light that never…
  • The Title Of This Post Contains A Code That Will Unlock The Secrets of The Universe.

    BikeSnobNYC
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    Paris-Roubaix!  So how exciting was that?No, really, how exciting was it?  I didn't watch it.  Was it a lot exciting, a little exciting, or no exciting?  Did the riders go bouncy-bouncy on the cobbledy-stones?  Did people in shants take tedious close-up photos of their Belgian beer labels?  (Pro Tip: once you're over 21 there's absolutely nothing noteworthy about purchasing and consuming beer.)  Did they then share those same photos on Instagraham even though nobody gives a shit?  (Instagrahams are my very most favoritest breakfast cereal--after Froot…
  • BSNYC Friday Juice Cleanse!

    BikeSnobNYC
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    I admit I enjoy giving Specialized a hard time, but I also have to give credit where credit is due, because the Scarlet "S" has now invented a mesh mountain biking midriff bra that reaches near-triathlete levels of sheer dorkiness:The SWAT line from Specialized was launched last summer. SWAT stands for storage, water, air, tools, and is Specialized’s buzzword for ditching your hydration pack, bento box, and other unsightly accessories. The SWAT clothing system centers around these bib short liners, regular (non-bib) short liners, and a baselayer — all with pockets, so you don’t have to…
 
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  • It's good to be the king.

    MC
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:52 pm
    If you read that title and didn't immediately smile while thinking of Mel Brooks, you missed it. It'd be hard not feel on top of your game at this time of year.  Temps are friendly, wind has not (as yet) been a factor, dirt is heroic, local trails are constantly being neuterized to make mediocre riders feel better about themselves without actually having to improve.  All that, and there's still snow to be had even as the rivers start what promises to be a solid runoff season.You'd have to be solidly in the curmudgeon category to do anything but enjoy April in the desert.Thanks for…
  • Re-entry.

    MC
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Winter lingered a good long while for us this year.  Depends on your elevation, of course, but we saw our first snow mid-November and it was still falling (within sight if not *on* us) at sundown tonight. When some of the local trails melted out enough to ride a few weeks back, we dusted off mountain bikes then got lost in the chaos of trying to relearn what to do with them.As temps continue warming gauges are slowly bumping into action, as are we along with them.J: "Is this what you call a gravel grinder?"M: "It would be if we had our fatbikes."Wild horses couldn't have made her…
  • Idita-epilogue.

    MC
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:45 pm
    As I reclined comfortably in my first-class seat, fizzy beverage in hand, looking down from 30,000' at the country I'd just spent 3 weeks toiling across, the thought process rolling through my brain went something like this:I'm pretty sure I'm done Idita-ing.  There are lots of enjoyable sections of The Trail that I would love to see and experience again, but given what a gamble it is with weather and trail conditions, as well as how much $$$$ goes into just trying, I feel like I've seen what I need to see.  4 complete trips to Nome, 5 as far as Unk, 7 to McGrath.
  • No place like Golovin. Or Nome.

    MC
    10 Mar 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The evening I spent in Golovin, in the company of the Punguk's, was among the most memorable of any I've spent in Alaska.  Or anywhere else.  Walter plucked me from the storm and brought me inside.  Kathy made sure I had plenty to eat and drink.  Tommy talked ceaselessly and for hours about hunting, fishing, war, intra-village communications, and every other subject that seemed dear to him.Tommy's hearing isn't as great as it could be, meaning all I had to do was sit back and listen (maybe an occasional nod of recognition) to the way things used to be, as well as…
  • Well blow me down.

    MC
    27 Feb 2014 | 11:32 pm
    16 hours spent in Koyuk waiting for the P.O. to open allowed ample opportunity to rest, socialize with the mushers and checkers, mend some gear, even time to get online and book a flight outta Nome.  This last is a critical detail: At Iditarod time all outgoing flights are full well in advance.  Sneaking onto one last-minute simply doesn't happen.So I took a long look at the weather forecasts, made some educated guesses about what the trail might be like (based on what it had been like), gave myself what felt like a reasonable buffer in case something changed, then went ahead and…
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  • How to Increase Performance (without training more)

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The most common excuse people don’t make their dreams come through, is lack of time. If you’ve just had a little more time, you would be a better road cyclist, you would be more valuable for your company, you would be a better father, you would be a better husband etc.It’s absolutely no secret that I fully understand you.I have a wonderful family with a wife and three kids at age 1, 4 and 6, take care of a full time job at the hospital, some scientific work, supporting and helping readers of my two e-books and 13.000+ readers following my blog, and of course, I want to spend a little…
  • 3 Alternative Strategies in Bad Weather

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    21 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    It’s not uncommon that bad weather makes serious outdoor training impossible. You know that cancelling is not an option if you want to achieve really good results, but it makes good sense to look for alternatives in extreme weather situations.Since you can’t change the weather (I guess that’s quite beyond this blog post…), you should act proactively to make an alternative training strategy for extreme weather situations. I fully understand that you prefer to follow your training plan, but there is no reason not to spend a few minutes to consider if there is a reasonable…
  • Improve Your Overall Cycling Skills and Performance in 2014

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:57 am
    2014 has arrived and now is one of the best moments to change habits and implement smarter and more healthy habits. Maybe you would like to beat your personal best in 40K time trial or win the local criterium. That’s fine. You need goals for your training.If you want to change habits (like many people do on January 1st) then you should focus on behavior instead of overall goals. And 1st of January is the perfect time to set new goals and targets.If you want to ride faster, you should focus on your training today (not your overall goals). Do your best to improve your training habits. I guess…
  • What happened in 2013 on Training4cyclists

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    29 Dec 2013 | 4:54 am
    In the very beginning of 2013 I published a couple of goals for my website:Publish a book and e-book bestseller on Amazon. 
(goal NOT achieved – didn’t release any books in 2013)Reach 15.000+ Email Subscribers. 
(goal NOT achieved – currently ^13300 subscribers)Publish a couple of comprehensive articles about cycling training. 
(goal NOT achieved – published two comprehensive posts)So there were definitively things that could have been much better. I could find several reasons that would explain (at least partly) why I didn’t reach my goals.Still, I managed to…
  • How to Become Stronger without Adding Muscle Mass

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    16 Dec 2013 | 2:24 pm
    Weight Lifting Experiment #1Here is the story about how I have spend 6 months testing and optimizing a training program helping athletes to become stronger without adding muscle mass. So far, it has been a success, but it is clear to me that I’m a much better coach than athlete… Why is this weight lifting experiment important?Many road cyclists enter the local gym to use weight lifting as a compensation for less training time on the road. Weight lifting is a great way to keep you fit during the winter and that is also why I have used weight lifting in the majority of winter…
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  • This color is called Awesome

    Chris
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    This is Sabine’s lugged commuter/tourer. It’s one of my favorite bikes. Lovely long point lugs, exquisite candy, 11 speed Ultegra on King wheels… delicious.                   And here are some shots of just the frame set:          I also modified a Rivendell Atlantis for a Rohloff hub. David had been running the hub for years, but awkwardly; I cleaned up the install a bit, with long Campy dropouts to allow for chain tensioning, a tab on the chainstay for the Rohloff cable stop, new…
  • Superlight Club Racer with Stainless

    Chris
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Well this has been a fun one. We have a complicated relationship with stainless steel: we’ve always loved it for things like dropouts, where the paint is sure to get chipped anyway; and we love the all weather durability. But it’s expensive, and even from three suppliers there are a limited number of tube profiles available. Part of the benefit of a custom frame is that we have so many options to choose from in order to optimize performance and comfort. So, for Myles’ club racer, we decided to use a mix of True Temper S3 and OX Platinum tubing, along with a KVA Stainless…
  • Mark’s belt drive commuter with BLING

    Chris
    4 Jan 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Local hero Mark wanted an all-weather commuter that would keep him and his scrubs clean. So right off the bat we’re thinking belt drive, internal hub, full fenders, disc brakes… and he had his heart set on the Sturmey-Archer 5 speed, seen here in rare disc version. We decided on Paragon sliding dropouts to make belt tensioning easy – but then the question was how to set it apart from the typical tig welded commuter. The first thing we did was put together a unique tube set – a variety of shaped Columbus Zona tubes that had a sort of faux-aero “coffin”…
  • Lugs are just pretty

    Chris
    14 Nov 2013 | 7:50 pm
    Especially with some lovely silver Campy components. Go ahead, tell me I’m wrong. I know you’ve seen other Circle A’s this color, but as always the devil is in the details, and Ron’s road bike is lousy with them. Details, that is. Lots of parts courtesy of Richard Sachs, lots of stainless bits… lots of subtle awesome.                Next: Mark’s belt drive Sturmey-Archer commuter will melt your brain. Count on it.
  • Goodbyes and Hellos

    Chris
    13 Sep 2013 | 9:25 am
    Usually this space is devoted to whatever projects are rolling out the door, but this spring brings some exciting changes to Circle A. It’s with a bittersweet mix of pride and sadness that Brian rides away from the Circle A nest and hangs up his own shingle under the banner of Chapman Cycles. He started as a friend, became a customer, then an apprentice, and leaves having served as a true partner who was instrumental in moving Circle A Cycles both physically (to our current location) and professionally, as we pushed each other in new directions and to new levels of quality. I look…
 
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    Citizen Rider

  • Experienced Misinformation

    cafiend
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I've been watching an idiot riding in shorts through the last weeks of wintry temperatures. He's also mashing big gears, further straining his naked knees. I'm sure his friends know him as a big rider. It got me thinking about the effect of experienced misinformation in any activity.Years in the bike and cross-country ski business have given me a valuable perspective on inside information compared to the wide variety of uninformed or partially informed speculation.The first bike shop I worked in had the mechanics in the basement. I left that comfortable lair to try to sell some better bikes…
  • Nipple Alert

    cafiend
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    The tune up was going smoothly. Too smoothly. The owner of the bike is a big guy who rides a lot. How was I breezing through this toward my fast-approaching deadline? I'll just pop these wheels in the truing stand, even though they look pretty good.I'd noted that whoever built the wheels had used alloy nipples. Don't get me started on alloy nipples. I've seen a lot of them sheared off over the years. But I began to wonder if alloy nipples might be the safety valve to take some of the strain off of heat-treated rims that fatigue and crack.In the stand, the rear wheel looked pretty straight,…
  • 2014 cranks up

    cafiend
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    First ride to work today.  In a few weeks I hope to feel like a well oiled machine. Right now I just feel like a greasy doughnut.This was waiting for me on the work bench. It's duh speshul tool for eleven speed. Boy oh boy. Gotta have that special tool. Of course Shimano has had plans for 14-speed in the files since the mid 1990s. Can you doubt that skinnier chains and more special tools are in our future?In my immediate future is a pile of repairs.  Then I have to drag my slug ass home.
  • The Snirt Mountains

    cafiend
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    The temperature has shifted so the snow is melting. It has a long way to go.This bank has actually melted down about a foot. But ground level on the yard is down around my handlebars. The first terrace of flower bed is just above hub level.I was thinking of having an ice-out contest for this part of my driveway. Rain last night beat it back some. I might even be able to open the big sliding door on the front of the garage now.The sun makes everything look better, even mud and snirt.I tried to take a couple of videos to show the streams full of melt water and the Snirt Mountains along one…
  • Dual Drive earwax

    cafiend
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    One of the early repairs this year is a Cannondale hybrid with SRAM Dual Drive rear hub. The owner said the bike had been stored for a couple of years. He reported no functional problems, only requested that we figure out how to raise the handlebars.Dual Drive uses internal hub gears combined with a freehub body to provide a set of external gears shifted with a derailleur. This particular bike had a three speed hub.A single unit controls both internal and external gearsThe control linkage for the internal gears has been disconnected in this picture. While I had the wheel out for truing I…
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    Cyclelicious

  • Mount Tam Bombr Bike

    Richard Masoner
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Mike in San Francisco was underemployed a couple of years ago, so he taught himself welding via YouTube videos and built what he calls the Bombr Bike. More photos below, because there’s more here to this frankenbike than initially meets the eye. This Bombr Bike can tow two more bikes. You remove the front wheels, pop the front forks onto the mounts shown here, and store the front wheels in those carriers. Mike uses this bike to shuttle his two small children and their bikes to the top of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. The shuttled bikes are then removed, front wheels…
  • Sriracha cycling socks

    Richard Masoner
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    How did I not know about these Rooster Sauce wool blend cycling / running socks from Sock Guy? Buy from Amazon. Sockguy sizing: S/M fits men USA shoe size 5-9, women size 6-10, or Euro sizes 37-42. L/XL fits men sizes 9-13, women 10-14, Euro 43-48. Related posts: Point 6 Cycling Socks review Point6 Cycling Socks Bridgedale socks for cycling
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Bogota’s “Cycling Fever”

    Richard Masoner
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Back when the recently deceased Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a journalist for El Espectador in 1955, he reported on the scofflaw cyclists who endangered ordinary citizens. “Rampant cycling fever and especially reckless cycling plaguing the city in recent days has led to numerous accidents because of the Tour of Colombia bicycle race,” reports Marquez. “These urban cyclists take to the streets, convinced that they can race like [famed Colombian bike racer] Ramon Hoyos. It’s almost like driving while intoxicated – and can result in a fatal…
  • Kim Kardashian rides a bicycle

    Richard Masoner
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
        Kim Kardashian was seen riding a bike during a photoshoot in which she’s apparently emulating Audrey Hepburn. More at Yahoo Celebrity: Kim Kardashian Falls Flat While Channeling Audrey Hepburn. Via Mark Volpe of Arizona. See more photos of notable people on bikes at my Celebrities on Bikes section of Cyclelicious. Steven Rea’s coffee table book Hollywood Rides A Bike features dozens of movie stars on bikes. Related posts: Hollywood Rides a Bike Steven Rea rides a bicycle Kate Hudson rides a bicycle
  • #ReplaceBikeWithCar Portola Valley California

    Richard Masoner
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Portola Valley, California is a wealthy town nestled in the hills of the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco. With an average median income of $244,000 per year, it’s the sixth wealthiest community in California with the ninth most expensive housing in the nation. It’s also a great place to ride. Residents of Portola Valley and nearby Woodside perpetually complain about the weekend traffic jams as hundreds of road cyclists pass through their towns. When the wealthy residents of this area (including the CEO of my employer, who also happens to be the fifth-richest individual…
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    BikeRadar.com Road

  • Campagnolo Zonda review

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Campagnolo’s light and super-tight Zondas are great if you rate speed over comfort. Though not toeing the ‘fatter is better’ line, the rim isn’t super-thin so won’t unduly pinch fatter tyres.  Highs: Stiff, fast, smoothly reliable Lows: Might be too stiff for someThe front rim is slightly shallower than the rear, for more responsive, windproof steering. The Mega G3 lacing clumps the bladed spokes together in two driveside/single offside batches, and it’s not just cosmetic – the rear wheel is seriously stiff with great power transfer. The Zondas…
  • Rose Pro SL2000 review

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Rose Pro SL, in more exotic builds, has done well in Bike of the Year tests, so it was a bit of surprise not just for it to make it into a shootout in this price bracket but for it to come with such an impressive specification. Unlike most of its peers, with the Rose you can customise a lot of the kit, including choosing different groupsets and wheels from an extensive online menu. And it’s that eschewing of the bricks-and-mortar approach that has enabled the German company to be so competitive. True, the bike will arrive in a box and you’ll have to do some spannering…
  • Friday Five-a-side: This week's best new road and MTB gear

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Another Friday in the BikeRadar office, another round-up of the best new bike kit we’ve gotten our hands on this week. Here’s the most exciting mountain bike and road cycling gear that we’ve received in the last few days.New mountain bike gearRose The Unchained 2 downhill bikeRose’s The Unchained 2 is the company's new top-flight downhill bike. It features an adjustable 200 to 220mm of rear travel, thanks to the Fox DHX RC4-A rear shock, and an adjustable wheelbase, as well as a component spec that reads like a wishlist for any rider looking for the best parts…
  • 15% off tickets to this year's Rat Race Road Trip

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Looking for a challenge this summer? Why not step things up a level and sign up for this year’s Rat Race Road Trip, an epic 440-mile (708km) ride from London to Edinburgh.The Road Trip will be held between 8 and 11 August and will be split into four stages between central London and Murrayfield in Edinburgh. The event allows riders to compete either as singles or pairs in Challenger and Expert classes depending on how fast they want to travel along the fully waymarked route through some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. If you compete in the Expert class, you'll be taking on the…
  • Training for a sportive

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of the best ways to keep yourself motivated and indulge your new-found love of riding is to set yourself a goal, and one of the simplest things for a cyclist to target is a significant distance. Depending on your fitness level, that can be anything from 30 up to 100 miles – anything that you realistically believe you can achieve in a set amount of time. Whether you opt to ride your target distance on your own, enter a mass-participation sportive or take part in a charity challenge, one thing’s for sure – you need to train, and train in the right way. Below…
 
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    Twenty Nine Inches

  • Ride Impression: Salsa Bucksaw

    Grannygear
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Ride Impression:  Salsa Bucksaw- by Grannygear “Holy mother of roaring death!“. This thought crossed my mind as I dropped down a section of rutted single track at the Sea Otter Classic.  I was astride the newly unwrapped Salsa Bucksaw 2, in this case the personal steed of Tim Krueger, a Salsa ‘person of interest‘ who had his hands elbow deep in the development of this beast.  The tires were roaring like an F250 with Super Swampers, the suspension was keeping things buttoned down, the scenery was getting kinda’ blurry and I hoped the SRAM Guide brakes were well…
  • Sea Otter 2014

    Grannygear
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    A bit of a photo dump of things that caught my lens at this year’s Sea Otter.   It was an interesting event with attendance looking pretty high for a Thurs/Fri.  Either it is of more interest to folks this year, which is good, or everyone is out of work and has nothing better to do except try to sign up for Obamacare.  Not as good. It was a couple of years ago that I saw 29ers had become ‘just a bike’ and the rush of excitement for every new, big wheel related item had faded.  It was still good, just not anything to get all pumped up over.  That took a few years to…
  • Shimano Announces New 11spd XTR M9000

    Guitar Ted
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    XTR M9000 is now an 11 speed group. Cue the Spinal Tap references! You knew it was in the cards- another cog on the cassette- and Shimano has come with not just another speed, but many new features in its newest expression of the “best you can get” group, XTR. With a focus on “rider rhythm”, Shimano didn’t just add another speed, but they worked on the steps between ratios to help the rider maintain cadence in any situation, and for any style of riding. So, here are the main features of this new XTR: XTR FC-M9000 Race and FC-M9020 Trail Cranks: Shimano’s…
  • Formula “Thirtyfive” Suspension Fork: Out Of The Box

    c_g
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Formula “Thirtyfive” Suspension Fork: Out Of The Box- by c_g With all those exciting news on upcoming 2015 products and Sea Otter just ahead it is time to get down to real world reviews again. But who says these cannot be as exciting? With a fork such as the FORMULA 35 loaded with features, this promises to be an interesting review. It took a while from seeing this fork first in its first prototype stage at Eurobike´12   to today’s review, but only looking at this burly beauty from Italy, I’d say it was worth the wait. With top performing forks such as the PIKE or…
  • SRAM News: RS-1 Turns XC Upside Down, Adds Tubular Carbon Wheels

    Grannygear
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Twenty Nine Inches presents the SRAM press release for the RS-1 and new wheels in its entirety. Thanks to SRAM/Rock Shox for the info and images.   From the SRAM press release: We set out to make the world’s most efficient XC racing suspension. We ended up with an entirely new world of racing. When it came time to best our XC platform, it meant reevaluating every element that defines the most winning XC fork in world cup history. A ruthless approach to material optimization, an ultra efficient energy saving lockout and quite possibly the world’s lightest air spring – all designed…
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    Fat Cyclist

  • So Where’s the 100 Miles of Nowhere?

    fatty
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Is it OK if, for today’s post, I drop the “beloved goofball” act and just tell you what’s going on in my life and what’s on my mind? It is? Oh good. Thanks. First, I’m employed again. I’m working at a startup, and it has me traveling pretty often. And when I’m not traveling, I’m still working. Really hard. To the point of not having a lot left over, actually, timewise nor mental-energy-wise. That’s OK. It’s a startup; I knew I’d be busy. But while I can live with the likelihood that I’m going to be continuing to be posting less often here than I used to — at least…
  • Weight Loss Update: One Good…I Mean REALLY BAD…Weekend Can Spoil Everything

    fatty
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:06 pm
    I’ve been planning to do an update on the Fatty / Beeminder Weight Loss Challenge for a while now. In fact, I was excited about it, because while it’s not like I’m high up on the Leaderboard, I’ve been doing really well. I mean, check out my progress on my Beeminder chart: As you can see, I’ve been dropping weight, nice and steadily. Sure, it bounces around a little from day to day, but I’ve been staying on the yellow brick road. And for the past few days, I’ve even been on the low side (which is the “good” side) of the yellow brick road.  In fact, I had hit my halfway…
  • Stuff Fatty Loves: Water (Specifically, really good, clean water)

    fatty
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    People email me all the time, asking me if I want stuff. Even more often — lately — they email me asking if I’ll write a post about their Kickstarter campaign. Which is kind of nuts, when you think about it: expecting someone to promote something that they not only haven’t tried, but which doesn’t even actually exist yet. And may in fact never exist. (I of course reserve the right to reverse my philosophy on promoting Kickstarter campaigns when I inevitably start one of my own.) Where was I? Oh yeah, getting stuff. Companies send me stuff, pretty often. And there was a time that…
  • Give a Smile, Win an Incredible Cycling Weekend Full of Smiles

    fatty
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Last week I stumbled upon my pictures of my trip to Africa. Two years ago, Elden and our two teenage children — Melisa and Brice — were given the opportunity to visit Zambia and see firsthand the efforts of World Bicycle Relief. As I scanned over the pictures on the computer I was reminded of their smiles. The Zambian people have amazing smiles. The pictures instantly brought a smile to my face. “What an amazing people,” I thought. “These people that have very little worldly possessions have the most authentic smiles I’ve ever seen.” It’s easy to forget how truly…
  • Time to Relax: A Weekend at the Gooseberry Yurt,

    fatty
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    My April Fools post yesterday actually had a lot of truth in it. One of those truths is that I haven’t had much time to post lately. I’ll get to the the “why” and the implications of that in another post (soon, I swear), but for right now, trust me: I currently have very little spare time. Many days I have to choose between writing and riding. Writing (almost) always loses. So it’s really great, once in a while, to be able to get away for a few days. To decompress, ride, hang out with some great friends, and to have — for a couple hours — nothing to do.  And that’s what the…
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    Bike Noob

  • This is a Bad One

    Bike Noob
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A cyclist was hit and killed this morning by a pickup truck in Edinburg, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. The two men in the truck allegedly tried to hide the cyclist’s body, but were caught by police. The victim, Eddie Arguelles, was a close friend of Ramon H., who has commented here several times and even written a guest post. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the family. http://www.krgv.com/news/cyclist-killed-in-hit-and-run-2-in-custody/Filed under: Safety Tagged: crash, hit and run
  • Keep Those Knees In!

    Bike Noob
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Back when I started riding, I was with a friend who was an experienced biker, taking a few laps on the Veloway. At one point, a young woman passed us, and my friend picked up the pace to stay close to her. This surprised me, because this particular friend isn’t interested in women. I caught up to him, and he said, “I wanted to see her position on the bike — if she kept her legs in. She does. Looking good.” Huh? “A good rider keeps the knees close to the top tube,” he replied. “Some people ride with their knees sticking out to the sides.” Uh,…
  • Favorite Rides – The Zoo Ride

    Bike Noob
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:56 pm
    When I consider rides I like, it’s easy to overlook the Zoo Ride. That’s because it’s not as long as most of our other marquee rides. But it does have a lot of features that make it worthy of consideration. In fact, our club has an informal “Friday Zoo Ride” that I might be able to join one of these years. In the meantime, I have mostly ridden it by myself. As the name suggests, the Zoo Ride heads to the Austin Zoo. Our zoo is not in the city, but is several miles west. From our neighborhood, we get a quick taste of the hills that highlight the Zoo Ride. We take…
  • Shorts — Old and New

    Bike Noob
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Over the last few months, I have finally acquired some new bike shorts. I’ve been riding the same ones for about four years now — no, wait — five. It’s time to replace some of them. In our family, the biking clothes of choice are Pearl Izumi. We know they’re not the cream of the crop, but they’re pretty good quality and have served us well. This time though, I wanted to try something different, just for the sake of being different. Performance Ultra. My wife gave me a pair of Performance Ultra shorts for Christmas. These shorts, and the Performance Elite,…
  • Strava Revisited

    Bike Noob
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Okay, I have no integrity whatsoever. After bashing Strava several times on this blog, I am now immersed in the ride tracking program — big time. Why the sudden change in feeling? Well, it’s all because of a new phone. I’ve never had a smartphone before. All my mobile phones were very basic. So when my wife and I sprang for new phones over the weekend, I knew I would want to try out some apps. And for a cyclist, what better app to try out than Strava? Honestly, I thought I would use it to take the place of my Bike Journal entries, where I keep tabs online of my rides.
 
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    Urban Velo

  • ALFEX “Art On Wheels”

    brad
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:51 pm
    It’s a well shot video, even if it is a nice yet fairly mundane bike build. And a watch advertisement.
  • Niner RLT 9

    brad
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    Gravel and mixed surface road racing is great fun, and the quick rise in popularity of this sort of riding has brought forth a number of versatile, performance bikes. No longer are road designs completely dominated by the needs of racers, there is a proliferation of bikes for the way the rest of us ride. The Niner RLT 9 is the mountain bike brand’s first foray into not-mountain-twentyniners, and an impressive looking bike for the serious all-around rider. The hydroformed aluminum frame and full carbon fork features “fire road” geometry — slightly longer chainstays, a…
  • Friday Follow – XSTEEVOX

    Scott Spitz
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Steevo is our dude. I think Steevo is a lot of people’s dude…but he’s our dude first. We called it. Dibs. Anyways…he’s our dude for a lot of reasons, but mostly because his IG feed is entertaining. You’ll get cyclocross photos, probably images of him winning the Dirty Dozen (a million times in a row), and then scooter shots, puffy jackets, cute kids and maybe an embarrassing one of him in a suit or something. Mainly we just love his goofy mug close ups.
  • Roulant The Wolves Kit

    brad
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    The Wolves Kit from Roulant Clothing is available for pre-order until April 22nd, with 5% of purchases going towards the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund.
  • Brompton US Championships 2014 DC

    brad
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The 2014 Brompton US Championships are coming to Washington DC July 11-13. Suit jacket, shirt and tie required. Winner gets a trip to the World Championships in London. www.bromptonuschampionship.com Check out our Brompton factory visits from back in 2009. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).
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    Bike Hugger

  • Calculating Bicycle Velocity

    Byron
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    Found this bike brake light from a news article that popped in my newsreader and it’s quite interesting. LucidBrake inventor, John Craig, is improving his current tail light system that works on de-acceleration with a new TI inductive sensor and entered it in a TI design contest The sampling rates available on the TI LDC1000 provide hundreds to thousands of readings for each spoke’s transition near the sensor, even for the fastest bicycles. The threshold output on the INT pin provides the perfect way to determine very accurate bicycle velocity - a simple microcontroller count…
  • Waxed Canvas Hugga Tool Roll: Second and Last Batch

    Byron
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Mark wants a koozie version that’ll have to wait Seamstresses sewed up the last of the waxed canvas we bought into tool tolls and we put another batch on Amazon for sale. The tool rolls are $40.00 while they last, handmade in Seattle, AND 100% more aero than the bag sagging off saddles now with velcro straps that tear up your shorts. Endorsing the Hugga roll, Mark V did have one complaint no storage for lemons and salt shaker. True! And maybe we’ll make a mixer roll for the holidays with pockets for ice. A party-time solution we’ll look at later. For now, we want to stop…
  • Make a World of Difference with World Bicycle Relief

    Byron
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    After sharing a ride story from Sea Otter earlier this week, where I met and rode with World Bicycle Relief staffers, here’s a video of their latest campaign being announced today. Also see another WBR-ride story about Jacob Seigel-Boettner and the documentary, With My Own Two Wheels. It’s about how bicycles and WBR change people’s lives abroad and in the States. WBR’s goal is to raise $500,000 and they’ve raised $188,161 to date. That’s 1404 bikes so far….
  • Osprey Shuttle: Rolling Monolith

    Byron
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Osprey Shuttle 32 This bag arrived, so huge, it’s like a monolith to gear and travel being discovered. I placed it outside for filtered-light photos this morning. After the pug furiously barked at it, apparently concerned an alien intruder was in the yard, I thought the toddlers next door could pretend it was a spaceship from planet Osprey too! Like a Monolith You can stuff your courage AND all your gear in this hauler before your next big trip to race and ride. The Shuttle 32” / 110L is available from Amazon and a retailer near you for $299.95 All the gear you own in one bag
  • Terpstra’s Winning Roubaix Details

    Byron
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Terpstra winning on a Roubaix The difference between Terpstra’s bike and the Roubaix SL4 I’ve been riding in the rain, since the Fall, is Force 22 instead of the Red 22 spec. When raced or ridden hard, the fenders are removed and the fast, Zipp Firecrests replace the 30s. Force is SRAM’s value group, with all the features of Red, at a more affordable price. When asked recently about it, I said, if I close my eyes and don’t look at the graphics it shifts just like Red. My fendered Roubaix on a dreary day Between the two, there’s about a $3K price difference.
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    The Cleanest Line

  • Imagine

    Kasey
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    By Gavin McClurg, photos by Jody MacDonald Sailing around the world isn’t new. Historians recently learned that Chinese merchant ships in the latter 15th century, which were grander, faster, and better equipped than Spanish and Portuguese fleets (Magellan, Columbus, Gama, etc.), used trading routes that vary today only because of the Suez and Panama Canals. These canals eliminate the need to navigate the treacherous Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn, respectively. Today, we call these routes the “milk run.” When you start at X and sail to Y, there is a very sensible time of year to do it…
  • DamNation: America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2014, Updated Tour Schedule & Recent Awards

    Kasey
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    It’s been a month since DamNation made its world premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas. First and foremost, we would like to thank all of the people who’ve come out to see our film. Your support is greatly appreciated. Moving forward, we have a bunch of news and some important action alerts to share, so let's get to it. America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2014 When, as a young man, DamNation co-producer Matt Stoecker witnessed migrating steelhead jump at, and bounce off, Stanford University’s Searsville Dam on San Francisquito Creek, he recognized the destructive power a single dam can have…
  • Climbing in Iceland with Loki the Deceiver

    Kasey
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Kitty Calhoun Iceland is a land of extremes – stark beauty within a harsh, unforgiving landscape and an equally daunting climate. Volcanoes are still erupting, earthquakes are nearly constant, yet the geothermal water provides Iceland with most of its energy needs and natural hot springs ease the cold of winter. Eleven percent of the country is covered with glaciers. Sighting of the aurora borealis is common. The coast is dotted with steep cliffs, overhung by glaciers and blasted by wind off the ocean. Yet over 300 species of birds nest in these cliffs, eider ducks (think eiderdown)…
  • Home

    Kasey
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:11 am
    By Patch Wilson Growing up in Cornwall, in the UK, it’s easy to feel blessed when you’re young. I thought we had the best waves ever, and in some ways it’s true. When you’re a kid, the waves at home are all you really need. But quickly the realization sets in – as you get a bit bigger and aren’t so scared of what the ocean can throw at you – you want more. I‘ve travelled to the other end of the planet to get my fix of heavier hollower waves. But over the last 10 years or so I have come to realize that what I’m really looking for is right on my doorstep. Here are some photos…
  • The Bog

    Kasey
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:42 pm
    By Kira Hoffman As I paddle out into the morning fog of Pruth Bay, I can’t imagine a better way to commute to work. Alongside me are my two research assistants, Julia and Owen, with big smiles on their faces. On days like this, work and fun are interchangeable, and we’re thankful for the one-hour kayak before a sweaty, bug-suited bushwhack up the side of a mountain to get to our office: The Bog. The three of us are working in the Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy, located on Calvert Island in the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. (You may have seen the Great Bear in…
 
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    Streetfilms

  • Streetfilms’ 8th Anniversary Announcement: “Love Helmets, Hate Helmets” PSA Contest!

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Folks we've been sitting on this news for a few weeks now, but thanks to an anonymous donor's 100K gift, we will be hosting a radically cool bicycle PSA contest this summer titled "Love Helmets, Hate Helmets".  Anyone in the world will be invited to submit a 60 second PSA telling us why or why not they wear a helmet when they ride their bike(s). Our annonymous donor decided it's time to really look seriously about helmets as she has seen convincing arguments on both sides, and sometimes she rides with a helmet and sometimes not. Streetfilms Director Clarence Eckerson Jr. says he can't wait…
  • National Bike Summit 2014: United Spokes

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    6 Mar 2014 | 2:06 am
    Usually I have a rule to limit conference wrap-up videos to three to four minutes in length. But there were so many inspiring, great and laugh-out-loud funny moments at this year's League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Summit 2014, I felt it important to pack in all of the coverage we could, especially since the Women's Bicycling Forum has grown to be a large part of the event. So sit back and enjoy many of the faces and fun that made this year's #NBS14 a big hit.  Here's just a few of the gems you may only see here on Streetfilms! - Watch as We Bike NYC arrives in DC after a 262 mile…
  • Families for Safe Streets: Let’s End Traffic Violence

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    24 Feb 2014 | 7:31 am
    This one-day mini film takes a look at NYC's newly formed transportation advocacy group, Families for Safe Streets, and the press conference they held for their first public gathering on the steps of NYC's City Hall steps. There was plenty of emotional testimony given by the families of loved ones who have perished due to traffic violence on the streets of New York City. In fact, many of the people are likely familiar to Streetfilms viewers since they've been in past videos reaching back seven or eight years.  Thus, we dug in to the archives to emphasize just how long some of these families…
  • Beyond #Sneckdown: Five Other Street Conditions You Can Observe or Document

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    17 Feb 2014 | 11:37 pm
    It's been quite a ride we've had the last six weeks on the sneckdown train.  At least 40 publications & blog posts since January 2nd including the BBC, The Economist, and The Atlantic Cities. I even got on the local news here in NYC on WPIX. As of December 2013 our two Streetfilms had been watched about 9,000 times, but currently are up over 32,000 plays. The phenomenon grows every day. The most exciting thing has been watching the contributions - the blog posts and thousands of photos tweeted.  I've asked myself, "What's next to keep up the motivated masses wanting to change their…
  • The Power of Bicycling (Get Psyched)

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    13 Feb 2014 | 12:13 am
    Has winter fatigue set in yet? Time to get psyched about biking again! This has been the worst winter of my adult life. And if you live most places in the United States you'd probably agree.  Between the extreme below-average temperatures and the constant barrage of snowstorms, it's made cycling outdoors a rough proposition - even for the intrepid. To attempt to lift my spirits, I started browsing archived Streetfilms bike b-roll from all over the world, and I could feel my mood instantly change. We've certainly been lucky to shoot in great bicycle places in beautiful weather and that magic…
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  • Kettler Berlin Royal

    Joseph E
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    Kettler Berlin RoyalKettler bikes do not seem to be available via many local bike shops, but this German manufacturer will sell direct to consumers. We previously reviewed a few of their models.They now offer several well equipped bikes with dynamos and lights, internal gear hubs, racks, chainguard, fenders and kickstand at reasonable prices. Kettler City CruiserThe Kettler City Cruiser has a 7-speed Shimano Nexus internal gear hub with coast brake, front v-brake, dynamo hub with lights, chainguard, rack and fenders for only $729.The Royal Berlin model has a Shimano Alfine 8-speed hub,…
  • Batavus Flying D

    Joseph E
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Unfortunately, Batavus bikes are no longer being regularly imported to North America. But for a period in the mid 2008's they were available through several local bike shops. I became the second owner of a Batavus Flying D, after my first good city bike, a Breezer Uptown 8, was stolen.Batavus is a dutch company from the Netherlands, but the frames are made in Taiwan or China. The Flying D model has a traditional "Dutch Bike" geometry and appearance, but is made with thick aluminum tubing and modern "29er" wheels.The wheels have deep rims that are laced in a modern-looking pattern, paired with…
  • Xtracycle Edgerunner

    Joseph E
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Xtracycle Edgerunner 27D Lux XOContinuing our overview of cargo bike options, the relatively new Edgerunner is a Longtail cargo bike from Xtracycle.Xtracycle founded the current Longtail cargo bike craze, with their FreeRadical. This frame extender attached to a standard bike, converting it to a longtail. An ecosystem of accessories, bags, decks, lights and kickstands was developed around this standard, which Yuba later adopted for their Mundo bike, as have some other manufacturers. Now Xtracycle is making their own complete bike, the Edgerunner. The 27D Lux features fenders, a…
  • Bike Friday

    Joseph E
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many have lamented the decline of American bike manufacturing, as most production frame builders have moved work to Taiwan or mainland China in the past 2 decades. Now most custom USA built frames will cost over $1000. Folding bikes or frames designed for traveling can cost even more. But it is still possible to get an affordable American-built frame on a Bike for the Rest of Us.Bike Friday has been building frames for small-wheeled, foldable bikes in Eugene, Oregon for the past 22 years, and have gathered something of a following for their unique, customizable designs. Although most of the…
  • Brooklyn Bicycle Company Driggs and Willow

    Freewheel
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:36 am
    2014 Driggs 7-speed in matte black. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Bicycle Co.2014 Willow 7-speed in Columbia BlueThese steel city bikes from Brooklyn Bicycle Company have an MSRP of $750.00. Hat tip to Ed for asking us to check out BBC.The Driggs looks very Rivish with the elegant crown fork and double top tubes (note the resemblance to a Homer Hilsen), so it's interesting that Rivendell's Grant Petersen is on BBC's Board of Advisors. The 2014 models come with cream-colored tires, vegan leather ergo touring saddles, and vegan leather grips.Here are the specs for the Driggs 7:Options: Size: M, L…
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  • Tested: 2XU Compression Leggings

    Levi
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:09 am
    Once I got my first pair of knee sleeves, I was hooked for life. Why? I realized that a simple compression garment can alleviate nearly all my knee pain from some old overuse injuries that don’t want to go away completely. Problem was, ordinary knee sleeves would slide down too easily when worn during a bike ride. What was the solution? 2XU Compression Leggings. These are full leg sleeves that extend from your ankle the whole way up to your crotch. They cover your calf, knee, and your quad, so it’s like three sleeves in one! For me, what mattered was that they provided compression…
  • Tested: CamelBak Relay Water Filtration Pitcher

    Levi
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    Now I can fill my CamelBak from a CamelBak! Thanks to something completely unexpected – the CamelBak Relay Water Filtration Pitcher. Instead of a mundane Brita or PUR filter/pitcher, my kitchen is now outfitted with a fancy new CamelBak pitcher. It actually blends in well, thanks to the numerous CamelBak bottles scattered about. Though surprising initially, I guess it makes sense. They already do hydration packs, sports water bottles, everyday water bottles, and even filtering bottles, so they might as well expand into home goods. For me, the timing couldn’t have been better. When…
  • Tested: Skout Organic Trailbar

    Levi
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    If you like to have your food named for its exact purpose, consider the Skout Organic Trailbar next time you’ll be on a hiking trail. This bar is somewhat new, at least to me here on the East Coast – if you’re closer to Portland, perhaps you’ve known about them for years. Am I excited? Just a little bit. I’m always a little excited to try a new bar, but the energy bar market is so crowded these days, it’s hard to stand out. It takes something serious to “wow” me these days… Skout certainly tries their best to do so. The bars are certified…
  • How to Shave Your Legs with a Double Edge Safety Razor

    Levi
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    There’s a trend right now where men who grew up with cartridge razors are going old school and turning to traditional safety razors for their shaving needs. Probably has something to do with the skyrocketing cost of Gillette’s cartridges! Even I jumped on the bandwagon and bought one of these Double Edge (DE) razors. And it is pretty cool. But I had to wonder… How about shaving your legs with one of these razors? I imagine most guys who are using these razors are doing it to look/feel more manly, so it seems unlikely anyone is using them for leg shaving. I’m not most…
  • The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Sweet Spot Training (SST)

    Levi
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:46 am
    Sweet Spot Training, or “SST” for short, is one of the newer methodologies used for structuring training for endurance sports. It breaks away from the most traditional method – periodization. It might sound complicated when you first read about it, but in practice, it’s relatively simple and makes a lot of sense, especially if you don’t have tons of hours available for training purposes. Keep reading to see what it is and how you can use it to your advantage…   What Sweet Spot Training Is The term “Sweet Spot Training” was coined by Frank…
 
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  • Activist and radio show host trashes Tilikum Crossing, calls it 'Auto-ban' bridge

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Concept drawing of path on Tilikum bridge.(Graphic: TriMet). Rob Kremer, a talk-radio host and the Portlander behind a Republican-donor-funded movement to oppose "Portland creep" in Clackamas County, raised eyebrows on Friday afternoon when he said on Oregon Public Broadcasting's Think Out Loud radio program that TriMet's new Tilikum Crossing bridge is a "symbol of dysfunctional transportation priorities." About 12 minutes into the program, Kremer shared his strong objections to the bridge because it won't allow access for private automobiles: "I'm not quite sure about this name Tilikum. They…
  • Novick wants $1 million from general fund for beacons at 15 crosswalks

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    An active warning beacon in North Portland.(Photo: City of Portland) The City of Portland's general fund has a few million dollars to spare, and Commissioner Steve Novick is mounting an unusual campaign to spend some of it on safer street crossings. In a city where you're twice as likely to die from traffic as from homicide, Novick and other backers say making roads safer is the most cost-effective way to improve public safety. In an interview Friday, Novick called out a few police operations in particular as having lower returns on investment. "Maintaining an excessive number of command…
  • Businesses and bikeways: City reveals more details about street fee plans

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    PBOT's Mark Lear laid out priorities for spending revenue raised by a new street fee.(Photos J. Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland is slowly leaking out more details of their plans to create a new fee to boost transportation investment. At a town hall meeting in North Portland last night, Mayor Charlie Hales, PBOT Director Leah Treat, and Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick sat at a table in front of a small crowd to present, promote, and defend the idea. We covered one of these same town halls back in February, but since then PBOT has sharpened their pitch and their plans into a…
  • 50s Bikeway: still alive, just moving slowly

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    One holdup after another, but still moving.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Maybe it's a mark of the eastward spread of low-car life that someone seems to ask us every few days when the 50s Bikeway is going to finally start construction. The latest word from the city: early May. Hopefully. "The contract prep has taken longer than expected," project manager Rich Newlands wrote in an email last week. "But we do now have the pre-con[struction] scheduled for 4/29. In theory, the notice to proceed will be issued that day and within a week the contractor will start. But, still contingent on the…
  • 'Can't you read?!': When one rider calls out another for rolling through a stop

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Bike stop markings at North Broadway and Flint.(Photo by J.Maus/BikePortland) Is it out of line for one person on a bike to aggressively criticize another for pedaling through a stop sign in a safe situation? That's the opinion of local writer and rider Diane Yee, who writes about biking and other subjects at her Tumblog Citymaus. Here's an excerpt of her story, posted Thursday: there’s this one awkwardly, possibly misplaced stop sign in the middle of the hilly stretch of SE Salmon*. since I’m coming from uphill, i have a better view of the cross street, and there was no traffic as usual…
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    Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog

  • Photo Blog: Days 13-16: Over Halfway Through #30daysofbiking

    Greg Heil
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    We’re officially over halfway through the 30 Days of Biking Challenge! At this point, for me, the novelty has worn off a bit. I’m not quite as stoked on getting in my daily ride as I was at the beginning … Continue reading → Related posts:Photo Blog: #30daysofbiking Days 3 and 4: Fat Biking in the Snow Photo Blog: Working with Winter During Days 5 and 6 of #30daysofbiking Photo Blog: #30DaysofBiking Days 7-11: Getting Dirty in Salida
  • Photo Blog: Last Week’s Mountain Bike PODs

    Greg Heil
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Every day of the week we feature an excellent user-submitted mountain bike photo as our Photo of the Day. Just in case you missed one or two from the past week, here are the seven most recent PODs that we’ve published. … Continue reading → Related posts:Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs
  • News: GT Announces New Sanction Enduro Rig

    Greg Heil
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    GT has recently announced the all-new Sanction 27.5 enduro rig for 2015. This new bike is based off of their race-proven Fury DH rig, but adapted and tailored specifically for enduro racing. This new bike was designed in partnership with … Continue reading → Related posts:News: Santa Cruz Announces Nomad 27.5 News: Yeti Abandons Downhill Racing in 2014, Focuses Solely on Enduro News: Salsa Announces First-Ever Production Full Suspension Fat Bike: The Bucksaw
  • News: Details Released About Surly’s New Ice Cream Truck Fat Bike

    Greg Heil
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    We were teased a few months ago with shots of Surly’s coming soon Ice Cream Truck fat bike, but official details have now been finally released! The frame is made of Surly’s 4130 CroMoly steel–no surprise there. But the big … Continue reading → Related posts:News: RockShox Releases Details About Their Brand-New RS-1 Fork Truck runs over biker’s head Mountain biking economics study released
  • News: Snow Summit Bike Park to Open April 18

    Greg Heil
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Snow Summit Mountain Resort, located in Big Bear Lake, California, is set to open its bike park for the 2014 season on April 18. “This early season opening makes it the first mountain resort bike park to open in America,” according … Continue reading → Related posts:News: Snow Summit Mountain Resort in Big Bear, CA Opens DH MTB Park Mountain Biking Big Bear Lake: Snow Summit Mountain Resort April MTB News Roundup
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    Sick Lines - mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

  • Video: Fabien Barel – Presents Season 3 Trailer

    sicklines
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Winter is over, springtime is here, and the riding season is just around the corner. Fan favorite Fab Barel can feel it too, so he’s dusting off the bike for a new season of Fab Barel Presents. Spanning 4 episodes, 3 continents, and discovering endless trails, look for continuing enduro adventures on film, starting soon!
  • Video: Rad Company – Brandon Semenuk

    sicklines
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    If you haven’t seen the trailer for Rad Company you’re missing out. Check out Brandon Semenuk shredding inside the latest NWD Films and Red Bull Media House creation. Learn more at http://www.redbull.com/us/en/bike/stories/1331645990056/brandon-semenuk-rad-company-film-teaser Brandon Semenuk’s RAD COMPANY pushes the limits of freeride mountain biking and showcases the skills and passion that make him one of the most versatile and explosive riders on the planet. Brandon handpicked the crew of riders for this film who drive and inspire him in each discipline, ultimately…
  • 2014 Enduro World Series #1 – Chile

    sicklines
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    Enduro World Series 2014 Gets Underway in Chile, April 19-20. First EWS round at Nevados de Chillan sees debut of updated Rule Book. April 16, 2014, Edinburgh, UK – As mountain bike season kicks off, the enduro mountain bike racing community is headed south, massing in Chile for the first round of the 2014 Enduro World Series this weekend, April 19-20. Some confirmed riders include: Jerome Clementz Jared Graves Fabien Barel Remy Absalon Rene Wildhaber NicoLau JamieNicoll AdamCraig Joe Barnes Cedric Gracia Curtis Keene Florian Nicolai Ludovic May Yoann Barelli Damien Oton Justin Leov Alex…
  • 2014 UCI DH WC #1 Pietermaritzburg, SA (Santa Cruz Syndicate, Hutchinson United Ride, CRC/Nukeproof, Trek World Racing)

    sicklines
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    Check inside for race reports from Specialized, United Ride, Santa Cruz Syndicate, Trek World Racing, and CRC / Nukeproof. Inside you can read their reports as well as see some of their team videos and pictures as well. If you missed out on the race you can watch the replay as well as some highlight videos from Red Bull. Specialized Hutchinson United Ride photos: Dave Trumpore /Paris Gore It has been a very dry and hot week in South Africa for the launch of the World Cup season. All the teams returned to the track that hosted the World Champs last autumn to find a quite different track up top…
  • RideSFO, Tepui Tents, Contintental, Shimano XTR Carbon Fiber M9000 Cassette, Eligo, Santa Cruz Nomad 27.5

    sicklines
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Check inside for an update on RideSFO , Tepui Tents, Shimano XTR M9000 11speed carbon fiber cassette, Eligo’s electrolyte hydration adapter, and the new Santa Cruz Nomad in 27.5″ trim. Ride SFO is a sweet place to get bike gear and every year they bring tons of products for riders to take a look at. Their hats and clothing are quite popular. See more at ridesfo.com Tepui tents has a lot of neat tent designs and had this one in front of the RideSFO booth for people to check out. They make a wide variety of models to fit on top of vehicles or on a bad ass trailer like this one. It…
 
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  • Wild Betty's Fun-duro Women's Event

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    My friends at the Wild Betty's asked me to pass this on: We are writing to ask you to SAVE THE DATE for July 8 2014. (raindate July 15th)It's a Tuesday evening and we're having aWild Bettys FunDuro in the Don!!This is a WOMEN'S ONLY fun race on our beloved Crother's Woods Trails. The start-finish is in the Loblaw Parking Lot at 11 Redway Rd in Leaside, if you are not familiar with the area.We
  • Knees hurt while running ?

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Great article by my friend Greg Lehman m.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/out-of-the-gait-run-dont-speed-walk/article17944111?service=mobile Change your shoes frequently to help avoid running pain . 
  • Via Collingwood Cycling Club = Updates to Highway traffic Act for cyclists

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Show your support of this bill .  ALso if you find yourself in Collingwood this spring/summer check out CCC NEWSLETTER /  SITE  Bill 173 Ontario Legislature,first reading of a major amendment to the Highway Traffic Act    33.  Section 148 of the Act is amended by adding the following subsections: Same    (6.1)  Every person in charge of a motor vehicle on a highway who is overtaking a
  • More Exciting news for 13-16 year old Riders ! 2014 Ontario Summer Games

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    OCA Announces Participation at the 2014 Ontario Summer Games – Road and Mountain Bike Windsor August 7-10, 2014   (April 2, 2014) The Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) is proud to announce that the 2014 Ontario Summer Games will take place August 7-10, 2014 in Windsor, Ontario.  With a delay on the games announcement the OCA is excited to continue offering this multi-sport experience to
  • 4 Private Bike Skills Session - New Package !

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Get back into riding this spring . You have put in the hard work on the trainer now let's make sure you are efficient and smooth ! Early season sessions at Joyride 150 or local parks/skateparks are a great way to refine and drill the basics. Remember, becoming an expert is not about being crazy but mastering the basics. Let's get started ! 4 Private Bike Skills Sessions in 2 Months
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  • Sea Otter Classic – Cross-Country Race

    lyne
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Photos from the Sea Otter Classic Cross-Country Race [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sea Otter Classic – Circuit Race

    lyne
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Photos from the Sea Otter Classic Circuit Race. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sea Otter Classic – Road Race

    lyne
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    Photos from the Sea Otter Classic Road Race. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sea Otter Classic – Dual Slalom Qualifications

    lyne
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Gallery from the Dual Slalom Qualification Runs at the Sea Otter Classic. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sea Otter Classic – Criterium

    lyne
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Gallery from the men’s pro/1 criterium at the Sea Otter Classic. Remi Pelletier-Roy (Garneau-Quebecor) took the from a break ahead of Sam Bassetti (5-hour ENERGY) and Jesse Anthony (Optum). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Less Car More Go Documentary on Kickstarter

    Melanie Colavito
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    I don’t know what it is about cargo bikes, but they do have a funny way of getting into your heart.  I’ve had a lot of bikes comes and go from my life over the years, but there is one I miss more than any of the others and that’s my old Xtracycle. The Xtracycle [...]
  • 60 Minutes

    Josh Lipton
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    I’m sure that our loyal readers have noticed some decline in the regularity of our posting here at CommuteByBike.com after the departure of Ted Johnson, our ponderous and insightful editor and marketing expert here at BikeShopHub.com.  In his wake we’ve been working to come up with a new strategy for maintaining and growing this blog.  [...]
  • Cyclovia Tucson Spring 2014

    Melanie Lipton
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Our family has just celebrated one year living in Tucson, Arizona.  There are a lot of great things about Tucson, but as a cycling family, one of the things we have enjoyed most is the nearly year-round cycling season.  Granted, our first summer was a bit of a rough adjustment (toasted bums on blazing hot [...]
  • 30 Days of Biking

    Melanie Colavito
    28 Mar 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Spring has officially arrived, though many of you may not exactly feel too springy yet, since the weather has continued to be pretty harsh throughout most of the country.  Although here in Arizona, we’ve been having one of the warmest, driest winters on record, so we’ve been watching the rest of the country shiver while [...]
  • What’s the Best Way to Say, “Watch Out for Bikes!”

    Melanie Colavito
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As best I can, I try to keep an eye out for new bicycle commuting or utility cycling themed videos throughout the week.  Fortunately, when a new video pops up, it usually makes an appearance on a handful of bicycling blogs and websites, so they are pretty easy to find. Today, this video popped up [...]
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  • The Slackers Guide to 30 Days of Biking

    Bike Shop Girl
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Today marks the 6th day of biking for the 30 Days of Biking. I hope everyone is sticking to their pledge as best as possible! Unfortunately, I haven’t done any epic rides during these first 6 days but my butt has sat on the saddle and my feet have pedaled some distance each day thus far. For everyone that is struggling to find the time to hit their bike rides I give you my guide to slacking your way through the next 24 days! Start with small distances Are you riding around the block? Down a hallway at work? Great, you’re getting on the bike and that is ALL that matters for 30 Days…
  • Day 1: 30 Days of Biking

    Bike Shop Girl
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Day 1 for 30 Days of Biking is in the books, kicking it off in style by replacing the car commute with a bike ride to bus ride. How was your first day?
  • 30 Days of Biking: Basic Pre-Game Tips

    Bike Shop Girl
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:19 pm
    This is part of a month long series that follows along my journey of completing a pledge of riding 30 days straight in April with 30DaysofBiking.com Tomorrow kicks off 30 Days of Biking and I want to make sure we are all 100% ready. Hopefully, you realize that this doesn’t need to be epic adventures everyday and I’m taking the first week in stride, planning basic trips, to get back in the swing of daily riding! It’s the night before your the first day in the challenge so let’s run through everything I did to make sure that I’m ready to tackle this! My Bike is…
  • Pedal Into Spring Motivated with 30 Days of Biking in April

    Bike Shop Girl
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:59 am
    As I look outside my window, in downtown Boulder, Colorado, it is snowing. So much for the promises of 60 degree weather today, Mr. Weatherman! If this isn’t the motivation I needed to kick winter in its pants and out the door, the pledge I made to 30 Days of Biking is. What is 30 Days of Biking? Very simply, 30DOB is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April, however far you want, no matter the weather! It is also a community where you share your adventures online with #30daysofbiking. For me, 30 Days of Biking is a stand to be part of a community bigger than myself. I strive to…
  • Week-end Round Up for March 22

    Bike Shop Girl
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:16 am
    Grab a delicious cup of coffee as it is time for the week-end round up. Have something to add? Put a link in the comments below. The first week of spring has hit us and the anticipation across the cycling community can be felt near and far. This winter was tougher than normal for most of the country and I can admit first hand that I have been caught this past week  daydreaming of tan lines and long miles. Get Ready for Spring Miles Tips to Get You Rolling After a Long Winter  30 Days of Biking in April – Sign the Pledge Changing Group Ride Behavior – People for Bikes  This…
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  • 5 Bicycle Safety Tips You Can't Afford to Forget

    Lynn Smythe
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    Today's sponsored guest post was written by Matthew Hall. Bike riding is one of the most popular methods of transportation in the world today. Bicycles are used for an array of things ranging from getting to work, riding for pleasure or riding competitively. Although people use bicycles for different purposes, there should be one thing kept in common between all of them, safety. Nothing is more important than staying safe while riding your bike, and the good part is that it’s not hard to stay safe on your bike as long as you follow the tips I will be going over in this article. So…
  • Bike Diva Trains on CycleTEK Momentum

    Lynn Smythe
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Do you live in a climate that's not conducive to year round training on your bike? Although I live in Florida, there are many days when I just can't get outside during daylight hours to train. Rainy days, short daylight hours during the winter, HOT days, hurricane watch - you get the idea. I've wanted to get a bike trainer so I could enjoy indoor workouts anytime of day, night or during adverse weather conditions. CycleTEK was kind enough to send me one of their high-tech cycle trainers, the Momentum 1 Pro. Quiet and Smooth Bike Trainer The Cycletek Momentum uses a giant…
  • Bike Diva Reviews Adovia's Purifying Mud Mask

    Lynn Smythe
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Bike Diva Tries Dead Sea Mud Mask I'm not usually a fan of product reviews written in exchange for free product. But when it's for a product I already use I am open to testing out other brands. I recently had a chance to try out a facial mask by Adovia. The problem I've had with other brands of mud masks is they have a tendency to dry out the skin around my eyes and cheeks.  Adovia's mask contains ingredients including dead sea mud, aloe vera and vitamin C and is suitable for all skin types. I have combination skin…
  • Boxing Exercises You Can Do at Home

    Lynn Smythe
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Are you into cross training to get in shape for cycling season? Do you follow a certain workout routine to strengthen your upper body and core? Today's sponsored guest post talks about the benefits of boxing. Above: Bike Diva thinks she has guns - fail!?! Creating and maintaining the right training program is a concern that no boxer can afford to ignore. Limiting yourself to only the exercises and workout opportunities found in the gym could end up costing you far more than you might realize. Strength training, exercises that will improve your stamina as well training opportunities…
  • How Many Bikes Do You Own?

    Lynn Smythe
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
    Above: Bike Diva circa 2006 at the Cocoa Beach Century Ride on a Cannondale road bike. How long have you been a cyclist? I've been riding since around 2006. I started out as a mountain biker, but when hurricanes destroyed my favorite mtn bike trail, I purchased my first road bike. It was an aluminum frame by Cannondale. It was pretty slick compared to the mountain bike. Since then I've owned a variety of bikes including a good old Hawaiian theme beach cruiser which I ended up giving to one of my neighbors. I think I had 3 or 4 bikes at the time, she was looking for a cheap/free bike…
 
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    All up to date 2014 Texas bicycle rides in one location

  • Weekend Ride Round-Up April 18th-20th

    Taylor Ford
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
      Easter is just around the corner! Is anyone going to be hopping on their bike for one of these Easter Weekend rides? If you are still looking for a great event this weekend, for the family or just for yourself, here are the rides that will be happening this weekend.   Friday, April 18th: […]
  • Top 10 Reasons to Like Wheelbrothers on Facebook

    WB admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Did you know that Wheelbrothers is also on Facebook? Yep, that’s right! We have a pretty lively community over there. If you haven’t liked us yet and need some motivation to click that little ‘like’ button (it’s easy – just look at the top of the post, bottom of the post or even in the […]
  • Interview – Ride for Heroes – Aledo, TX

    Taylor Ford
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Hey Wheel Brothers! Has spring been treating everyone well? We hope everyone has had a chance to get out there and get started on their spring rides. If you are looking for another awesome ride, benefiting an awesome cause, you have got to check out our interview with the board members of the Ride for […]
  • Interview – Katy Ram Challange – Katy, TX

    Taylor Ford
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    Have you tried the Katy Ram Challenge? If you haven’t been in the last 11 years, you have been missing out. Don’t worry, you still have a chance to get in on this amazing ride. Ride Captain, Andrew Amstutz gave us an exclusive scoop on what to expect from this year’s ride, on April 5th. Why […]
  • Be a Part of the Makings of a Revolutionary New Bike Pedal

    WB admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:33 am
    Fellow Wheelbrothers… If you’ve ever wondered what alternatives exist for bike pedals, here’s your chance to not only have a glimpse of one, but also to support a project for creating a revolutionary new pedal. It is called The Infinity Pedal and its creator, Sam Hunter, is asking for your help in completing the project. […]
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    Cycle EXIF Update

  • Sven Cycles x Paniagua

    Adam
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    In his tell-all book ‘The Secret Race’, the story of his tenure with Lance Armstrong and the US Postal team, Tyler Hamilton made reference to the Spanish phrase, Pan-Y-Agua. Inside the peloton, “riding paniagua — or ‘Bread and Water’ — described riders who hadn’t doped. What are we to think, then, of a providore called Paniagua, who sells coffee beans called EPO? It becomes more suspicious when they have collaborated with Sven Cycles on a racey commuter frame that’s obviously on the juice. Paniagua’s EPO is a Peaberry Arabica from Tanzania.
  • Airtight Cycles Möbius

    Adam
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    The work produced by students of Koichi Yamaguchi is easily recognised, seemingly, by his one instruction: think outside the triangle. Steel is a malleable material, perfect for building bicycle frames, but it takes a critical mind to create a functional variation on the vernacular. Mathew Amonson has done just that and it’s no surprise that he is a student of Yamaguchi. Mathew, who lives in Brooklyn NY, is a rising star on the New York custom scene and has named his workshop Airtight Cycles: “I’m from the Rockies of Idaho which necessitates doing everything yourself. I grew…
  • Tommasini Super Prestige

    Adam
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Colour plays a huge part in the work of Will Goodan, a creative director born and raised in LA, but now residing in the electrically colourful city of Tokyo. His studio, Kanzen Lazer, is known for extremely eye-catching still and moving compositions, so it’s ironic that Will himself was drawn to this Tommasini Super Prestige like a bee to a flower. “I saw it on an auction and bought it without even thinking, because it is literally a mirror image of my design portfolio,” Will admits. “From the colours to the stallions galloping on the top tube, I had to grab it. I…
  • Braun Cycling ‘Beauty’

    Adam
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    A Classics season in full swing is a vibrant reminder of how cycling is a big part of European sporting life. Well, after football. Having said that, who can name a Dutch custom framebuilder? Not many will come to mind. But here’s one: Herman Braun — who has been supplying frames for professional racers, riders, and daily commuters in The Netherlands since 1983. Herman travelled a similar path to many framebuilders of his ilk and era, having started out as a mechanic for various professional teams before he was enlisted with the Gazelle brand, supplying the now infamous TVM…
  • Victoire Cycles CX

    Adam
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Clermont-Ferrand in France is home to the Michelin rubber concern and, more interestingly for us, the fiercely independent and highly innovative Victoire Cycles, a custom workshop who has recently ventured into the cyclocross market. Guilherme Rosa decided to support Victoire by ordering one of the new CX frames, inspired by their track frames made from limited edition tubing. These already stand next to their exceptional road and bike polo frames, and Supersprint hubs, designed in association with Chris at Bishop Bikes. “The story of this bike is already a year old. I planned on racing…
 
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    Dave Moulton's Bike Blog

  • The good, the bad and the clueless

    Dave Moulton
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Whenever I write an article about cyclists running stop signs and red lights it brings many comments for and against. According to some, it seems you can be on either side and still see yourself as a good safe cyclist, it is not black and white for everyone, it is a matter of opinion. Those who ride through red lights, say they do so for their own safety, and though the letter of the law says a bicycle is a vehicle and as such should stop and wait like every other vehicle. The red light runners say it is a stupid law. There are many stupid laws, and not just traffic laws, but as a society can…
  • Ridiculous

    Dave Moulton
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    I have seen some crazy bike set-ups in my time, but this one I think beats all. Looking at the amount of seat post showing it must be above its limit with barely half an inch in the frame. This 52cm. First Generation Fuso was obviously too small for its owner, and WTF is that handlebar stem extension? Luckily it has been bought by a collector who already owns a custom ‘dave moulton’ and a Recherché, and I am sure will restore this to some measure of sanity. It is okay to dress your own children funny, but please, not mine.    To Share click "Share Article"…
  • More on Practical Gearing

    Dave Moulton
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:05 pm
    My last piece was about switching out my 50 tooth chainring on my Campagnolo Athena crankset, for a 46 tooth Cyclo-Cross ring, to give me a more practical gear range. The article brought many interesting and useful comments. One of the things I learned was that there are other makes of Campagnolo compatible cassettes. Miche for example is one of them. It occurred to me that rather than go to the expense of replacing the whole cassette, why not just swap out a couple of sprockets. With this in mind I ordered a Miche 13 tooth first position sprocket, that’s is one with a serrated outside…
  • 46 Big Ring

    Dave Moulton
    12 Mar 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The gearing on modern bikes is probably one of the greatest improvements seen in the last twenty years. The only issue I have is that for the non-racing leisure rider, like me, the gear ratios available are well outside the range I am likely to use. Even with a “Compact” crankset with 50 – 34 chainrings, the 11 speed rear cassette comes with a 11 or 12 tooth top sprocket. And the 12 x 50 gives me a top gear of 112 inches, which I can guarantee I am never going to use. Even more frustrating, the gears I use most, the ones between 65 inches and the upper 70s, fall all the…
  • What’s going on?

    Dave Moulton
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:49 am
    If anyone is wondering why my articles here have been a little sparse of late, it just seems that I have so much going on. Just last week I had a whole backlog of new entries of frames to be listed on my bike registry, along with photos that people had sent to be added to the Gallery Page. A simple task that should not have taken too long, but I accidentally deleted some of the Java script code on the web page, and as a result the pictures did not display exactly as they should. I made myself two days’ worth of extra work that I could have done without. Don’t get me wrong, I am…
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    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education

  • ICI Podcast 307 – Social Media help for Instructors, Studio Owners and Podcast Hosts

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. Marketers have specific names for people, based on how quickly they purchase new products or embrace new technologies. The people who lined up, days in advance, to buy the first iPhones are described as innovators. Those of us who waited […] Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education
  • Do you teach at a Big Box and a Boutique Studio?

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. I sent out an email last week, asking: Do you teach at a Big Box and a Boutique Studio? By “Big Box” I’m referring to one of the majors with multiple locations; 24 Hour, LA Fitness, Club Sports, Equinox, etc.. […] Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education
  • ICI/PRO Conference Nov 7th – 9th

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists.   ICI/PRO is partnering with ECA World Fitness to co-host a very special Cycling Studio Owner and Instructor education conference near San Francisco, CA over the weekend of November 7th – 9th, 2014. We’ve chosen the beautiful campus of the College of San Mateo and their […] Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast |…
  • Tour de Pier is back with a goal to raise $500,000 for cancer research!

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Sadvec, co-owner of Fit On Indoor Cycling Studio located in Manhattan Beach, CA. Michael shared with us his plans for their upcoming Tour de Pier, which was a big success! Tour de Pier is back again this […] Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education
  • Matrix IC7 Indoor Cycle Powered By ICG®

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. Matrix and the Indoor Cycling Group (ICG®) debuted their new IC7 Indoor Cycle with power at IHRSA last month. In many respects it’s different from any group cycle on the market today. You could go so far as describing a number […] Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education
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    Biking To Live

  • 5 Steps To Setting Up Your Trainer For Success

    Bryan
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:56 am
    After a couple of years of putting it off myself (I am a procrastinator), my wife bought me a bicycle trainer for Christmas from the local bike shop. I have always put off getting one myself because trainers are meant for people who either live in colder climates or are afraid of being abducted by a Yeti while riding outside during the winter. I haven’t heard of anyone getting abducted by a Yeti but it could happen. I know they like spicy buffalo wheat thins so they may like cyclists too. Food is scarce in the winter you know. Seriously, I live in Florida. What do I need a bicycle…
  • Is a Matching Kit Cool or Not?

    Bryan
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:48 pm
    I’ve got a semi-serious question for you folks. Anyone whose been around road cycling knows that there are some written and unwritten rules out there. I’m talking about stuff like not wearing a pro team jersey (unless you actually raced on the team), wearing a world champ jersey (unless you actually won said world championship) or no attacking on the last stage of the Tour de France. The written rules you can find here. I totally get the whole pro team jersey and world champ jersey rules. My question considers matching bibs and jerseys though. I’m not talking a matching pro…
  • Thanksgiving 2013

    Bryan
    28 Nov 2013 | 12:12 pm
    Thanksgiving Day here in the US marks a day of food, football, and giving of thanks. It also marks the start of the holiday season. Or the crazy season as I sometimes like to call it because everyone seems to go nuts about stuff – mainly shopping. But I digress from today’s topic. Today’s topic is about Thanksgiving and reflecting back on what we’re thankful for in our lives. Here’s a list of what I’m thankful for: My family. I couldn’t have asked for a better one, and just like my job, things aren’t always perfect but that’s life.
  • To Yolk or Not To Yolk – That is the Question

    Bryan
    26 Feb 2013 | 10:05 am
    I love eggs. And I like to think they love me. They’ve been a staple of my diet ever since I was a kid and it’s still true today. In fact, I had two hard boiled eggs for breakfast this morning. Over the years eggs (particularly the yolk) has gotten a bad rap for not being good for you. That’s old school logic. Just the other day my wife and I were debating the nutritional value of eating the yolk and whether or not it was good for you. She was of the mindset that they’re bad for you. I tried to tell her that current thinking is that it isn’t as bad as you think.
  • The Wake Up Call – Time To Get Serious

    Bryan
    25 Feb 2013 | 11:31 am
    Today I had a regularly scheduled followup appointment with my doctor after having blood drawn last week. You see, I was due to have some of my perscriptions refilled and he wanted to update my lab results before sending the refill order in. I can understand that. It makes perfect sense. It just didn’t go as well as I had hoped. I’ve never been a fan of going to the doctor either when I’m sick or when I feel fine. And I do feel fine – other than knowing I look like a Walrus that has pulled itself up onto the beach. You’ve all seen the Animal Planet show and know…
 
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    Cycling 360 media

  • Cycling in a New Location

    Darryl
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:43 am
    Cycling in a new location We recently had a question from Matt asking for tips on how to get the best from you cycling in a new location.  Matt says: “My family and I just moved from the states to Spain a few months ago.  I wonder if you guys could give some advice either here or on the show about moving from one place to another and how best to transplant my cycling habits. I know, Darryl, that you may have some great firsthand insights and tips.” As most of you know, Darryl is an expert in this area so we had him put together a quickcast on the subject. Additional Links: How…
  • Improving Your Inner Drive

    Darryl
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cycling and Inner Drive: Improving Your Performance We may have said this about other podcasts, but we feel this one is something everyone needs to listen to.  We brought Scott Price on this episode to help us discuss inner drive and inner abilities that all great performers and successful people master….and to tell you how to tap into it as well. Not only is Scott a former national cycling champion, but he’s also an amazing speaker and full of insight and knowledge on this topic.  This is a “can’t miss” episode, and you’ll see why after you listen. Why…
  • Weight Loss for Cyclists

    Darryl
    20 Feb 2014 | 11:51 am
    There are a lot of people who use cycling as an aid in obtaining their goal weight.  But just jumping on the bike is not always enough to attain your weight loss goals. In this podcast, Darryl and Victor go over nutrition based and on the bike options that will help you lose weight.  We’d like to disclose that neither Victor or Darryl are licensed nutritionists, so the information found in this podcast is based on their personal knowledge and experience. Listen to this podcast on weight loss and find out: Easy ways to immediately move forward in your weight loss goals How Calories in…
  • Be a Raging Fire on Your Bike

    Darryl
    31 Jan 2014 | 10:05 am
    In this podcast, Darryl talks about doing your best every time you get on your bike.  This applies to your ride, your goals and everything else that goes into making you a better cyclist.  As with many of Darryl’s quickcasts, this one applies to life on and off the bike. This podcast is based on the following quote from George Bernard Shaw: “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
  • Take a Happy Ride

    Darryl
    24 Jan 2014 | 6:14 am
    We all love cycling, right?  Well, even so….sometimes we just need to forget about training hard and get out for some fun on the bike.  In this quick tip, Darryl discusses the importance of a Happy Ride and how to incorporate it into your training.  It’s just one more ingredient to help you become a better cyclist.
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    lovingthebike.com

  • Road Trip: Connecting #IRL

    Suzanne
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    If you’re lucky, “social media” allows you to make connections beyond the computer. There’s an initial common bond – in my case, cycling – that becomes more. Over the years, I’ve been able to meet many people in person that I first met on Twitter. I’ve met people from California, Seattle, Florida, Utah, and right here in my own city. I hung out with some fabulous Southern women while in Paris, rode bikes with guys from London, and spent time with an amazing couple from Australia. In each instance, time spent with those I met has been thoroughly enjoyable and comfortable…
  • Loving the BITE: Recipe for the Long Ride – Carborocket Review and Giveaway

    Kelli
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:57 am
    Sometimes, you’ve just got to get on your bike and ride all day.  Not a 1 hour or 2 hour ride.  But, a 5+ hour ride that allows you to comfortably get into the rhythm of cycling, while not-so-comfortably pushing your limits.  I love long bike rides. If you want to feel almost as good in the last hours as you do the first, though, you’ve got to dial in your nutrition (and I’m not just sayin’ that because I’m a nutritionist).  It’s true! It’s the difference between a smile and a bonk, a good recovery and legs that are shot for days, a PR and call…
  • Loving the Bike TV: When You’re Not Loving Life

    Darryl
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    I dropped the news last July that I was an Enthusiastically Depressed Cyclist.  Yes, I told the world I suffered from depression, and was at one of my all time lows.  During this period, I was definitely not Loving Life….on or off the Bike. So, what did I do?  Well, a few things…..and today I’m Loving Life as much as I ever have.  I hope this episode of Loving the Bike TV helps you get there as well.
  • The Mightiest Energy Drink

    Darryl
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    As cyclists, we all know how important water is….right?  It’s like a drug we must have for the ride. There are more than enough fabricated energy drinks out there, and I’m constantly hearing about new ones all the time.  5 Hour Energy, Redbull, Liquid Nitro, and the list goes on and on.  I’ve never been tempted by any of these energy drinks…..except for mightiest of them all….WATER. So powerful it can penetrate rock.  So strong it can never be trapped.  So incredible it can heal our body.  Let’s see one of those “Chemical” drinks do that. If you think…
  • “Everything is Better Once I Get on My Bike”

    Darryl
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    The world’s crashing, there is stress all around……but once you jump on your bike and ride it all just seems to peel away.  Yeah, you know what I’m talking about right? Everything is better once I get on my bike. I’m sure we’ve all said this phrase, but those were the exact words of our Mocha Spoke bike tour guide, Troy, a few weeks ago.  He busted his chain on the way into work, and was going to be late….and it just happened to be the day when we had our biggest tour ever.  Troy was upset and stressed, and I sent my Wife to go rescue him. When he…
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    VeloReviews

  • The two C’s kept me from losing weight! Wait, what?

    Rapunzel
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Back in 2008 when I re-discovered the love of cycling I experienced as a teen, I had a bit of baby weight to get off. I’d tried everything that I knew to try, well according to “conventional” wisdom, that is. The weight wouldn’t budge. Some of you might remember that when I started cycling that [...]
  • A really weird way of relieving pain

    Rapunzel
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    A while back, a friend of mine was going to participate in an important, out-of-town, athletic competition. She had been looking forward to this for quite a while. So, I knew it meant quite a bit to her. However much to her dismay, a part of her body started hurting to the point where she [...]
  • How fat is fat?

    Jack Bulkley
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:39 am
    Some people refer to mountain bikes as fat tire bikes. In fact New Belgium Brewery has a nice Amber Ale named Fat Tire with this label:           But some pioneering work, much of it in Alaska, followed by production of bikes and parts by Surly and now HED, have fueled a new bike [...]
  • Carlos Betancur wins Stage 6 of Paris-Nice

    Ross Del Duca
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:18 am
    Carlos Betancur took the overall lead of the Paris-Nice by outsprinting world champion Rui Costa and winning the 6th stage of the week-long race. The Columbian rider finished the 221.5 kilometer stage from Saint-Saturnin-les-Avignon to Fayence in 5 hours, 12 minutes and 11 seconds. Betancur was also victorious in the 5th stage that took place [...]
  • Starting at the end – The NAHBS Winners

    Jack Bulkley
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:24 am
    I will have lots to say from my experience at the 2014 North American Bicycle Show in Charlotte, NC, but I it seems best to start at the end. Here are the overall winners in the various categories with a few comments. Best Campagnolo Equipped Bicycle This year, Campagnolo sponsored a contest for the best bicycle [...]
 
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    PinoyMTBiker Community - Philippine Mountain Bike Community

  • 100mm or higher travel FS frame

    james1900
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Good day mods and fellow riders. I am planning to upgrade from HT to Full sus frame. Will a 100mm rear travel frame suffice my needs or do i have to go bigger?. I frequently ride at thunder bird trails from anttena down to st.monique. i love fast descents and love climbing too. What frame can you recommend at around 40k budget Thank you for the answers.
  • FS New: Bike Lights

    d0ink
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    FS: Bike Light Set includes: ~900 lumens light head CREE XM-L U2 2x Weather Proof (silicone covered) 4400mah battery tested to 4+hrs on high charger, mount to head, or mount to handlebar, plain box CONDITION : Brand New PRICE : 4,000 pesos (firm) RFS : Small Time Online Seller LOCATION : Paranaque/Alabang Area CONTACT NUMBER : 0928 5555 779
  • Titchmarsh CyclesBeautiful 29+ with internal cables front and...

    Webot
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Titchmarsh Cycles Beautiful 29+ with internal cables front and back, Polydrops and Rohloff Speedhub. Found via Fuzzy Images. Titchmarsh are handcrafted in the UK. For more check out Titchmarsh’s Flickr stream. RSS Feed brought to you by 29inCH
  • Task Master: The Osprey Raptor Keeps Organization In Order - And just might help

    Webot
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    This story originally appeared in the March 2014 Issue of BIKE, which can be downloaded or back-ordered HERE. $120 Ospreypacks.com LAST SUMMER, I CRASHED IN A WAY THAT COULD HAVE LEFT me seriously injured. I had left work early to hit the last of the daylight at one of my favorite riding spots. Blinded by the sun while popping over a riser, I wound up airing into a 3-foot-deep, V-shaped concrete drainage trough. My bike and I tumbled for 20 feet or so, eventually ending up a tangled mess at the bottom where the ditch ended at a cinderblock wall. Miraculously, I rode away from the incident…
  • FS Used: Shimano XT FD (M771) High Clamp

    mbr
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Item sold this evening. Thanks pmtb and more power.
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • 5 fun bikes you should try to ride

    Michelle
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    It’s very easy to get used to the familiarity of your own bike – perhaps you’ve had it for many years, and you’re good friends, or maybe your bike is brand new, and you’re still in the honeymoon period. Regardless what stage of “loved up” you’re in with your own bike (or maybe it’s love/hate?) – sometimes it’s fun to try something different. Here’s a look at 5 bikes you should try riding… Tiny bikes We’ve all seen pictures of people on really little bikes – we particularly like this one we found on SpicyTec.com: If that’s not enough, this video had us…
  • Changes to make to your cycle commute in summer

    Michelle
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The sun is shining, and the weather is sweet… temperatures are gradually rising, and they will continue to do so. Winter commuting is full of mudguards, kit to stop you losing all the feeling in your fingers – summer riding is generally simpler, here’s a handful of tips to keep in mind. Panniers, not backpacks  Backpacks are a handy way of carrying your kit. That said, it means placing a potentially heavy, thick layer against your tshirt/jersey/shirt. If you’re changing at the office, that’s ok (though you might want to keep the backpack on until out of sight…) –…
  • Cycling tech that’s from the future

    Andreas
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    There is no shortage of great innovations on their way over to cycling commuters everywhere, as inventors rush to create new products that solve problems cyclists face on a daily basis. From the bike bell, to the bike light – nothing is safe from being ripped apart and reimagined. We feature many of these new innovations on our newsletter on a weekly basis. I’ve picked out three that I’m personally very excited about. Take the next left turn Using an awesome app like BikeHub, it’s easy to plot a great cycling route, but it’s much harder to follow it. The turn by…
  • 7 London bike shops you should follow on Twitter

    Andreas
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    For listings of all of London’s bike shops, cycle cafes and bike businesses, grab a copy of our free London Cyclist app. For a laugh, discounts and more, here’s a list of 7 London bike shop accounts I recommend you follow. Cycle PS @cycle_ps At Cycle PS in Camberwell you’ll find a pool table and stone baked pizza. It’s certainly not your usual bike shop and neither is their Twitter. You’re more likely to find silly videos of a man riding a mini bike in the store than talk of promotions. Take a peek in to what bike mechanics do when they’ve got too much…
  • RideLondon-Surrey 100: Our top tips and your place in the 2014 event

    Andreas
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Max and Nils were two of the lucky cyclists to take part in the first ever Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 bike ride last year. Having completed this amazing challenge, they wanted to share some of their top tips, and to let you know how you can still get your place in this event. RideLondon is an Olympic legacy cycling event which takes place 10th August 2014 and gives you the chance to have free reign over the roads of London and Surrey as it’s a completely closed road 100 mile bike ride. Starting at the Olympic park, the route heads through the traffic-free streets of London, out into…
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • Brand New Cannondale F29 Carbon

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Warranty replacement frame. Warranty replacement brakeset. All parts are in excellent condition and the bike is race ready. New gear cables and housing as well as brand new tubeless converted tyres. FRAME (LARGE) FLASH 29'ER, BALLISTEC HI-MOD CARBON, SPEED SAVE, BB30 1.5 SI HEAD TUBE (BRAND NEW) FORK 2012 LEFTY 29'ER CARBON XLR, 90MM, OPI, SOLO AIR CRANK CANNONDALE HOLLOWGRAM SL BOTTOM BRACKET CANNONDALE BB30 SHIFTERS SRAM XX COG SET SRAM XX, 11-36, 10-SPEED CHAIN KMC X10SL, 10-SPEED FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM XO, DIRECT MOUNT REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM XX RIMS STANS ZTR ARCH SPOKES DT SWISS AEROLITE…
  • schwinn fixed gear

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    fixed gear bike,black frame,white brakes, gear crank and handle bars ,red brake handles and red tires,and shengfu rims
  • Surly Karate Monkey 22 Frame With Manitou Tower Pro Fork

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    craigslist - Map data OpenStreetMap (google map) (yahoo map) Surly Karate Monkey 29er mountain bike. 22 frame. Rode once so frame and fork are brand new. SELLING ONLY FRAME AND FORK. Would make a great trail bike setup. Karate Monkey Frame 22 Manitou Tower Pro fork 120mm of travel Cane Creek 40 Headset included
  • Trek Tandem Bike

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    This bike was used only 3 times. Front 19 for male, rear 17 female. Color photo available upon request at jjwkoh@gmail.com
  • Hutch Pro Pedals With Prototype Cages Extras

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hutch Pedals With Prototype Freestyle Cages Extras - Old School BMX For Sale Old School Hutch Pro Freestyle Pedals These Hutch pro pedals are from the early 80's have the the brown sealed bearings. The painted white color is the original finish. The blue anodized cages are unique one- of-a-kind prototype freestyle cages. You will never see another set like these ever, at least genuine one's made by Hutch in the 80's. There are a lot of fakers reproducing rare hard to find old school BMX parts, so you never know. I do know that this was the only set Hutch made no other cages exist like them.
 
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  • Time-lapse of Northern California train route

    Phillip Barron
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    Time-lapse video of part of Amtrak California’s Capitol Corridor route, from Davis to Richmond, CA. The train makes stops in Suisun/Fairfield and Martinez. The camera is facing northwest for most of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • San Francisco readings

    Phillip Barron
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:47 am
    I want to thank the organizers of two great literary readings this weekend. Thanks to the staff of Fourteen Hills for putting on Gird your ‘Loin at Celtic Coffee on Saturday. See photos from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Squaw Valley Community of Writers, 2014 Poetry Workshop

    Phillip Barron
    2 Feb 2014 | 10:39 pm
    The Community of Writers is now accepting applications for its 2014 workshop.  From their website… The Community of Writers Poetry Workshop is founded on the belief that when poets gather in a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NCAI Super Bowl Ad*

    Phillip Barron
    31 Jan 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Among the professional ranks, the effort by the NFL and the Washington football team to retain the violent and racially derived term “Redsk*ns” has been a focus of national and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Amulet

    Phillip Barron
    23 Jan 2014 | 6:05 am
    My friend Gary Kueber shared this photo. It made us both smile. The photo was taken, to the best of our knowledge, during the year of the bicentennial, which may explain why, like Christopher Walken... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Shane Stokes: Looking forward while remembering the past

    cyclingtips
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    After working as a contributor to various media for well over a decade and most recently as the editor of VeloNation.com for the past four years, I would like to welcome Shane Stokes to CyclingTips in a newly created full-time role as News Editor and Journalist. His appointment coincides with an expansion of this site which will see more extensive coverage of the sport. I’ve asked Shane to write a brief introduction below about his background in the cycling, tracing his progress from teenage fan to senior journalist. Think back to when you first discovered cycling. When was it? How did…
  • Paris-Roubaix: Niki Terpstra’s Monumental Ride

    cyclingtips
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    Niki Terpstra won the biggest race of his career last Sunday — arguably the greatest monument in cycling, Paris-Roubaix. He won with a solo effort after a fantastic team race by Omega Pharma – Quickstep, including a great effort by Tom Boonen earlier in the race. Watch this video as OPQS takes you through all the emotions of that big day.
  • Amstel Gold Race Preview

    cyclingtips
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:56 pm
    The second part of the spring season continues with the first of the three Ardennes Classics. The cobblestones in Belgium and France are replaced by short hills in Holland and a change of cast in the peloton. It’s time for Amstel Gold Race and Mikkel Condé gives us his tips. See here for the 2014 Amstel Gold Race startlist and her for the course map and profile. The route This year, there haven’t been any major changes to the route. The race still consists of narrow roads and twisty bends with a total of 34 hills to overcome. The final one, Cauberg (1.5 km / avg. 5 %), will be done four…
  • Shooting the Spring Classics

    cyclingtips
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:20 pm
    We all have an appreciation for beautiful photography and Jered and Ashley Gruber are two of the best and most unique in the cycling business. We all see the finished product with perhaps an explanation of what it meant in the context of the race, but no photo will tell the true story behind getting that photo. As it turns out, often the best stories are often not from the best race shots. In this feature Jered and Ashley have given us an insight to what went on behind some of their favourite photos from this year’s Classics.
  • Rocacorba Daily

    cyclingtips
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Today we’re going to keep the Rocacorba short and sweet as the Easter long weekend is upon us and everybody has gone riding. In today’s headlines: Philippe Gilbert takes De Brabantse Pijl; Boonen’s Ferrari gets new paint job; Why do cyclists ride in the middle of the road?; Texting P-plate driver hits cyclist: ‘I just don’t care’. Enjoy and have a wondeful long weekend. Philippe Gilbert takes De Brabantse Pijl Philippe Gilbert (BMC) took the victory in a tight sprint to win the 203-kilometer De Brabantse Pijl in Overijse, Belgium. Michael Matthews…
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  • Bicycle camper on craiglist

    cyclelogicalgear
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:04 pm
    I saw this on craiglist today. Pretty amazing for $150 bucks. I’m thinking this could be my undercover hotel at seaotter. Maybe park it at embassy suites parking lot and enjoy the free breakfast in the morning:) Tagged: Bike camping … Continue reading →
  • Made in USA t-shirts

    cyclelogicalgear
    12 Feb 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Hey all, just in case you didn’t know, the majority of our t-shirts are made in the USA and we use organic cotton or recycled polyester as much as we can. We really don’t preach about this stuff , but … Continue reading →
  • Ojai cyclocross race at lake casitas

    cyclelogicalgear
    14 Jan 2014 | 8:53 pm
    We will be showing at the cyclocross race on jan 19 at lake casitas in ojai. It will be a great event. Escape the city and come join us.
  • Bicycle touring the cyclelogical way

    cyclelogicalgear
    12 Jan 2014 | 3:05 pm
    I met Erick Cedeno at Interbike a couple years ago. You meet a ton of people at the show, Erick wasn’t a buyer or shop employee, he was a lover of bicycle touring. When talking to Erick he shared some … Continue reading →
  • I am the motor

    cyclelogicalgear
    7 Jan 2014 | 10:20 pm
    I am the motor is one of our signature shirts, it speaks to the core of who we are as cyclists and outdoor athletes. This photo was sent in from Mike who is living life to the fullest traveling Nepal … Continue reading →
 
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  • Worthy, weird or wonderful new cycling products

    Sal Thomas
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    We’re big fans of Kickstarter – a site where entrepreneurs can gain attention and funding for their projects and products. We take a look at some of the cycle-specific offerings that may or may not make it to a road or trail near you. As a bonus treat, we’ve asked our buyer Joe to pretend he’s on Dragons Den and say whether he’s in or out.  Bike Poncho First up is the two-tone Bike Poncho, which is a waterproof, UV, wind-protected, oil resistant, washable and aerodynamic cover for your bike. It’s designed to cover your bike and protect it from the elements at…
  • Burn off your Easter Eggs

    Sal Thomas
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:59 am
    Ah, Easter. The shop shelves are full of chocolatey treats ready to feast upon (especially come Easter Monday when they’re all reduced). But if you’re training for a cycling event this summer, you’ll need to exercise some serious will power or work extra hard to burn off the calories.With some Easter eggs containing almost the recommended amount of daily calories alone, just because it tastes nice – think twice! But all is not lost if you succumb to a sweet treat – here’s how to burn off your Easter eggs.   CaloriesMen (based on the ONS ‘average man’…
  • Egg-loading for Easter

    Sal Thomas
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:31 am
    It’s official – you’re allowed to eat as many eggs as you like this Easter… just as long as they’re the type in a shell.Scorned as a sandwich filler, thrown at school leavers back in the day and raced on spoons, the humble egg is actually a secret weapon when it comes to legally boosting your performance.In an eggshell* One egg contains around 13g of protein* Along with cholestorol, fat and Vitamin E* Eggs contain a huge selection of vital amino acids* Eggs have a ‘high satiety value’, meaning you’ll stay fuller for longer.Protein powerActive…
  • Train for your first triathlon

    Bethan Fowler
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you want to do a triathlon, but aren’t sure you can do it, rest assured – you can train for your first one in just 3 months. This article contains simple steps to prepare you for your first triathlon.Enter a raceIf you want to sign up for your first triathlon, it’s pretty simple:Step 1 Visit the event finder on the British Triathlon site.Step 2 Find a date 3 months out from now.Step 3 Find a race labeled as a “sprint triathlon.” The exact distances will vary for these shorter triathlon shorter races due to the terrain of the specific course.Step 4 Choose a race close to you…
  • Lincolnshire police set traps for bike thieves

    Derri Dunn
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    Police in Lincolnshire are biting back against bike thieves by laying traps in the shape of tracking bikes.The initiative is part of the force’s two-month ‘Leave it, lock it or lose it’ campaign. The innovative scheme involves fitting ‘bait bikes’ with tracking devices and leaving them in various locations across the county. If they are stolen, they will lead police to thieves’ storage locations for stolen bicycles.Police will also be carrying out extra patrols to check bikes are with the correct owners and will be offering free bike security marking sessions for cyclists.This is…
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  • Focus Izalco Max, Part I

    Padraig
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Imagine for a moment that you work for a big bike company. Your job is to develop a new road bike for the market, something that will be ridden by professionals in the world’s biggest races. Prior to the 1990s, you’d have been charged with sourcing a tube set from one of the big manufacturers, such as Columbus, Reyonlds, True Temper, Tange or Ishiwata. You’d choose one set of tubes, give the factory the geometry for each size and then start talking colors. The sad truth is that the difference between Company A’s Columbus SL bike and Company B’s Columbus SL bike…
  • Sea Otter Classic, ’14, Part III

    Padraig
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    For all the wide cycling shoes on the market, almost no one ever sends them to me to review. Despite the logic behind sending a shoe that fits someone’s foot, I ordinarily receive my size plus or minus a half size. Well that changed at Sea Otter when Lake hosted a bunch of us journalistical types to be fitted with a pair of their shoes. I was put in a pair of Lake’s CX237 in wide; they have a retail of $279. This is a moldable shoe; stick it in your home oven at about 200 degrees for about five minutes. Be sure to have some gloves. Most of what is moldable is the rear half of the…
  • Sea Otter Classic, ’14, Part II

    Padraig
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:26 pm
    As I mentioned in my previous post, this year’s Sea Otter Classic seemed more actively, deliberately friendly to children. I’ll grant that some of my perception my be skewed by my own desire to take my family to the event, but I can point to several features that were different from years past. The track above is a case in point. This small-scale pump track enjoyed a near-constant stream of little people taking warm, if not hot, laps. Scenes like this one, of families riding together, were a good deal more common this year, compared to years past. There’s no doubt that…
  • The Sea Otter Classic, ’14

    Padraig
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I attended the Sea Otter Classic despite a complete lack of interest on the part of the organizers to have the media actually report on the experience of riding their events. Seems to me it would be handy for readers who weren’t there to hear that the events feature fun courses that are worth riding. As it happened, I was so busy visiting friends in the industry that I never found the time to ride, which was a significant disappointment. I’ve got a good excuse, though, sorta. This was easily the biggest expo I’ve ever seen at the Sea Otter. Compared to my first visit back in…
  • First Look: Shimano XTR 9000 Mock-Ups

    Padraig
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Shimano has created mock-ups of each of the mechanical components in the next XTR 9000 group. These give nothing away in terms of weight, adjustability, serviceability or final performance, but they’re kinda fun to look at.  For reasons I can’t quite figure out, this rear derailleur reminds me of the Transformers. I suppose it has something to do with the fact that my son is obsessed with them. Maybe Optimus Prime is masquerading as a derailleur.  This front derailleur has a surprisingly simple look.  This is the double crank, while below is the single-chainring variety.  The…
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  • SPC091 - Increase Your Pain Threshold with Practice

    Damian Ruse
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Learn how to PROs deal with pain, and how you can start to understand your own relationship to pain. This episode explores the issue of pain and how cyclists deal with it differently than other athletes, and non-athletes. We also look into the pain cave, and how you can extend your time in there, and increase your pain threshold.
  • SPC090 - Evaluating Your Race Performance with Race Reports.mp3

    Damian Ruse
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Hard race data like power is important but can only take you so far in understanding why you did, or did not perform to your expectations in a race. Using a race reports as a tool to gather and record vital subjective information will help shape your training, race preparation, and ultimately your performance.
  • SPC089 - An Introduction to Power Based Training

    Damian Ruse
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Learn the 5 steps you should take the moment you buy a power meter; including, why not to test straight away, what to test and why, and why you shouldn't Froome-dog it!
  • SPC088 - How to Budget Your Upgrades with Andy Blair

    Damian Ruse
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    Andy Blair from the Swell-Specialized Mountain Bike Team talks how to upgrade your bike based on dollars per gram. I also touch on if it is even worth upgrading for roadies by looking at how weight reduces climbing times, what to look for in new wheels, debunking the rotational weight myth, and we tackle to aero versus weight debate.
  • SPC087 - Turning Pro the Phil Gaimon Way

    Damian Ruse
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    Phil Gaimon from the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team is here with us this week to talk about how to turn pro even if you have a late start and don’t make your way through the traditional development route. Phil really gets into what it takes to be a Pro, and what you can do to better your cycling, whether you want to be a pro or not.
 
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  • Roulant Clothing

    CJ Holt
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Roulant Clothing Wolves Collection. Roulant Clothing is a Brooklyn-based, limited edition cycling line. The Wolves collection is a limited edition with 5% of the proceeds being donated to the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund. Last day to order is April 22nd at midnight. After that, no more pieces of the Winter Wolves Collection will be reproduced. Roulant Clothing seeks to be a simple, provide high-quality and functional clothing with a distinctive look. Ride in the pack with the Wolves Kit from Roulant Clothing. Enjoy this lil’ teaser of the boys riding what looks to be Marin County…
  • HalfBike

    CJ Holt
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    HalfBike, A Unique Way Of Exploring The City. The Halfbike is unique take on the modern urban bicycle. A combination bicycle/pedal powered segway of sorts built for city dwellers. The compact design features no handlebars, no seat (hence the name halfbike), and is ideal for traveling short distances throughout your city. Conceived by Mihail Klenov and Martin Angelov, the founders of Kolelina, both of which have architectural backgrounds and a passion for cycling that aided in the design and creation of Halfbike. The aluminum frame, plywood steering pole, short wheelbase, single large front…
  • Team Sky Service Course

    CJ Holt
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Follow GCN as they take you on a tour of the Team Sky Service Course. What’s a service course? A service course is the base or headquarters of a professional cycling team. It’s where all the bikes, components, clothing, and nutrition is stored and where the logistics are scheduled. GCN was recently granted access to the Team Sky Service Course, no wonder it costs many millions of dollars to run a pro team racing on the world circuit. You’ll be amazed with the amount of gear, and logistics it takes to compete at the pro level. Cool video, thanks GCN. For more coll videos…
  • Rungu Juggernaut Fat Trike

    CJ Holt
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Meet The Rungu Juggernaut, A Three Wheeled Fat Bike. The Rungu Juggernaut from Standard Bearer Machines is one serious fat trike. Featuring not just one fat tire up front, but two, allowing this extreme fatbike to cruise over just about any terrain. The aluminum frame has been stretched out to 54″ (which is almost 10″ more than most fatbikes) to accommodate the three 26″ tires and make this trike more manageable. Why three wheels? Well, according to Rungu, the fat trike is more stable than a conventional two-wheeler. The dual front wheels distribute weight over a wider area,…
  • Buxum Bike Boxes

    CJ Holt
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Lightweight. Durable. Cool. Meet The Buxum Bike Boxes. Buxum Bike Boxes may just be the ultimate bicycle travel box for jetsetters that just can’t travel without their two wheeled machine. Made of 100% recycled aluminum, these boxes are constructed using rivets, making them not only strong but super light too. Buxum has three model to choose from; the Galibier, which is perfect for bike with S&S couplers, has a dimension of 26″ x 26″ x 10″ and only weighs 14 lbs, the Tourmalet, which is great for road bikes and only weighs 26.5 lbs with a dimension of 44.4″…
 
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  • Detours Town and Country Basket Review, by rideon

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Detours Town and Country Basket with Rain Cover A refurbishing project of a '60's Puch Bergmeister went surprisingly smooth and easy after the initial hard work and efforts to restore the bent fork and convert to a 14 speed cruiser. A comment from a reader suggested I not add a handlebar basket as it would block the beauty of the ornate lugs and head tube badge.   My search for a versatile handlebar basket began with considering a handlebar bag for photography equipment and other goodys that I enjoy taking with me on my bike rides.  A combination of a waterproof handlebar bag and…
  • Classic '93 Bridgestone MB 1 and Threaded Fork Reviews, by Rideon

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:27 pm
    One Inch Threaded Mountain Bike Replacement Forks from Breezer and Sunlite '93 Bridgestone MB 1 mountain bike for touring and commuting One of the joys of bike repair is finding older bikes worthy of refurbishing.  When I heard about this classic steel lugged '93 Bridgestone MB 1 mountain bike I had to check it out.I got the bike for a very reasonable price and immediately went about converting the riding position to a more relaxed style for touring and commuting. Bridgestone bikes from that era built with Ritchey Logic tubing are very desirable to many Bridgestone aficionados as the…
  • Classic Retro Fitting Components from Velo Orange for Touring and Commuter, by Rideon

    27 Mar 2014 | 10:26 am
    DIY Brake Lever Tips for Velo Orange HandlebarsReshaping non aero brake levers for commuter bike A fellow bike appreciation friend who honors the quality of old steel lugged frames and such recently commented about how much he "hates retro bikes with a passion".  His rant had more to do with bikes refurbished in keeping with an older bike's original design and components with their inherent inability to perform or function satisfactorily.  An example he focused on is older non aero drop bar brake levers which typically provide poor comfort on the small rubber covers or "hoods" and…
  • Inexpensive Laptop for Bike Touring, by Rideon

    23 Mar 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Google Chromebook for Bicycle Touring?Samsung Google Chromebook for bike touring Chromebooks are becoming very popular with students and other mobile users.  Reading over the reviews the main reason folks were interested in a Chromebook is peace of mind knowing that all important data and information is not being unnecessarily toted around. That gave me the idea of using a Chromebook for bike touring trips where we need to stay in touch with our business while we pedal the countryside.  This review is not intended to cover all the potential usages of this nifty little computer but…
  • Little off Topic, I Love our Little Store, by Rideon

    18 Feb 2014 | 10:34 am
    Steel frame and metal roof cover for store addition Most of us have been there, three hours sleep, work projects, family waiting in line to use the shower and sprinkle it with a bit of bad weather to work in and it all made for a very nice week. As a way of displaying my love and support of the Natural Living Country Store and knowing Lisa would have her very popular home made chocolate ready for the store's Friday market (which was on the same day as Valentine's), I wanted to get as much of the store addition ready as possible. A steel frame carport with metal roofing material was delivered…
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  • Preparations for a double century

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:54 am
    The preparations for the double century - Skopje - Ohrid and back are starting. The date for the double century is 6th and 7th of September 2014.To start things off, I created the possible routes. For the trip back, just reverse the routesRoute1 - Skopje to Ohrid via Mavrovo and Debar, total length over 200 km, one mountain to climbRoute2 - Skopje to Ohrid via Kicevo, total length around 179 km but with two mountains to climbCurrently there is a voting on the facebook event page on which route should be chosen. Most votes are currently leaning towards Route1Also, I have created a training…
  • Morning - the best time to ride

    21 Mar 2014 | 2:54 am
    Since I started cycling, the absolute best time to ride is early in the morning. There is no beating the quiet of a still sleeping city, the crispness of the air, and of course, the empty cycling tracks. For all those that find it difficult to drag themselves out of bed before sunrise, here is a bit of motivation:Morning Cycling poster by Bozidar SpirovskiWhen do you ride? Tell us in the comments!
  • Велосипедизам низ Скопје, реална слика - Cycling in Skopje, a very real image

    4 Mar 2014 | 3:09 am
    This post is written both in my native Macedonian as well as an English translation, since the topic deserves discussion in both languages. The Еnglish translation is below the photos.Низ Скопје секојдневно има се повеќе велосипедисти, кои се борат за своето место низ сообраќајот и по тротоарите и пешачките патеки окупирани од паркирани возила, контејнери па дури и инсталации поставени од градските…
  • A new route, long nice ride and a painful lesson in training more

    22 Feb 2014 | 10:43 am
    Today's ride started off with a dilemma. I had an idea to ride a new route towards Sv. Nikole, but since I was riding solo, the new route didn't seem too appealing.Over The Highway, towards new cycling route by Bozidar SpirovskiNevertheless, I packed 2 spare tubes and a bottle of water, ate a spoonful of honey and started the ride on the planned route. I decided to ride as far down the planned route as I chose, just to explore it.The ride follows a well known road towards Katlanovo, and that part of the ride was quite uneventful and fast. In the village of Rzhanichino, I turned left, over the…
  • First uphill of the year - Events come in threes!

    15 Feb 2014 | 1:19 pm
    This morning I did the first climb to Vodno mountain of the season. I hadn't been up there for the past 3 months, and the mountain is being destroyed in the meantime. Heavy trucks are rolling up the road, and there is a new road being cut into the mountain. I also found a lot of dead trees. I didn't take any photos, but I'll make sure to take some ASAP.The ride was nice, with a great weather, although my fitness level wasn't up to par. The last 500 meters of climb were difficult, and I only rode half way up the mountain.And things weren't improving at the end of the climb - I got sick when I…
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  • Amstel Gold Race 2014 Start list

    Kim Hull
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Amstel Gold Race 2014 » Tinkoff-Saxo  AG2R La Mondiale Astana Pro Team 1  KREUZIGER Roman 11  BARDET Romain 21  NIBALI Vincenzo 2  VALGREN Michael 12  BETANCUR Carlos 22  BOZIC Borut 3  HANSEN Jesper 13  BONNAFOND Guillaume 23  FUGLSANG Jakob 4  KROON Karsten 14  CHEREL Mikael 24  GASPAROTTO Enrico 5  PIRES, Bruno 15  GASTAUER Ben 25  LUTSENKO, Alexey 6  SORENSEN Chris Anker 16  MINARD Sébastien 26  GRIVKO Andriy 7  SORENSEN Nicki 17  MONTAGUTI Matteo 27  IGLINSKIY Maxim 8  SUTHERAND, Rory 18  RIBLON Christophe 28  WESTRA Lieuwe  Belkin-Pro Cycling Team  BMC…
  • Philippe Gilbert wins De Brabantse Pijl 2014

    Kim Hull
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    Philippe Gilbert wins De Brabantse Pijl 2014© Digitalclickx.com Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) won De Brabantse Pijl 2014 with a bike throw at the line to beat Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEDGE). Tony Galopin (Lotto Belisol) came in third. The win was Gilbert‘s first win of the season and his second at De Brabantse Pijl, having won the race in 2011. De Brabantse Pijl 2014 Matthias Brandle (IAM Cycling), Matia Pozzo (Neri Sottoli), Perrig Quemeneur (Team Europcar), Christopher Williams (Team Novo Nordisk), Giorgio Cecchinel (Neri Sottoli) & Kiel Reijnen (United…
  • De Brabantse Pijl – La Flèche Brabançonne 2014 results

    Kim Hull
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:42 am
    Philippe Gilbert wins De Brabantse Pijl 2014 » De Brabantse Pijl – La Flèche Brabançonne 2014 » Name Nat Team Time / Gap 1 Philippe GILBERT BEL BMC 4:54:26 2 Michael MATTHEWS AUS OGE 0 3 Tony GALLOPIN FRA LTB 0 4 Simon GESCHKE GER GIA 0 5 Björn LEUKEMANS BEL WGG 0 6 Nathan HAAS AUS GRS 0 7 Davide REBELLIN ITA CCC 0 8 Julien VERMOTE BEL OPQ 0 9 Sébastien REICHENBACH SUI IAM 0 10 Aleksei TCATEVICH RUS KAT 0 11 Dries DEVENYNS BEL GIA 0 12 Yukiya ARASHIRO JPN EUC 0 13 Jeffry Johan ROMERO CORREDOR COL COL 0 14 Julian ALAPHILIPPE FRA OPQ 4 15 Wouter POELS NED OPQ 4 16 Pieter SERRY BEL…
  • Robert Gesink to undergo heart surgery

    Kim Hull
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Photo: Radu Razvan / Shutterstock Robert Gesink will undergo surgery to correct the cardiac arrhythmia he has suffered over the last few years. “It actually began in 2008 during the Brabantse Pijl. Last year during the Giro d´Italia, after the Mountain time trial, I got trouble again. This was accompanied by a hyperventilation attack on the mountain. I became fearful of it. It stands in the way of my performance because I am afraid that something is not right. I agreed with my family and friends that, when it appears once again, I would do something on it. Last Friday in the Tour…
  • Helmets – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Kim Hull
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Seven months ago a friend of mine suffered a horrific cycling accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury (TBI).Were it not for the competence of the people in the group he was riding with, some luck of having a trained emergency responder on scene almost immediately and a flight for life crew that was able to stabilize him and get him off the mountain and into a hospital quickly, the accident may well have been fatal. That is the upside. The downside is he has since spent nearly two months in the Intensive Care Unit of our local hospital, another two months in a rehab facility for TBI…
 
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  • Luis

    Tyson Blades
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:49 pm
    You may be saying to yourself, “didn’t that fixie scene die out like four years ago?” I thought so. But that was when people were buying them because they carried some sort of hipster caché. Indeed, it used to be college students insisted on getting a beach cruiser. Not so anymore. They all want fixies. … Continue reading →
  • Dean and the Celeste Blue Acquisition

    Tyson Blades
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    So my friend Daniel Quinones has a buddy named Dean who just acquired possible the most beautifully-restored Bianchi road frame I have ever seen. It’s amazing what you can find with just a little perseverance and patience. Dean found this frame on Craigslist. He got it from a guy who repaints and restores frames and … Continue reading →
  • 2014 Jake the Snake: Quick Review

    Tyson Blades
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Like I was saying earlier about cyclocross: the bikes that some companies are coming out with are just fantastic. If you are looking to get into cyclocross, Kona might be a good place to start. There are four bikes in the Jake series for 2014: from entry level to high end they are the Jake, … Continue reading →
  • Tyler

    Tyson Blades
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Some of you may not know about cyclocross. It’s a sport that has been around for quite a while but has really blown up lately. It started out as a steeplechase format where you would ride your bike from one point to another across fields and fences, rivulets and hills in relatively straight line. Nowadays, … Continue reading →
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    Tyson Blades
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Some of the time, I like to see an old bike left as it is. A patina of rust and faded paint. A saddle that looks like it has seen many miles. These are the things that make bicycles unique among all other antique vehicles. But an old bicycle is far more precious than an … Continue reading →
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