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  • Campagnolo CEO: ‘We will never make a disc brake’

    VeloNews.com
    VeloNews.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    Speaking to journalists in Italy this week, Valentino Campagnolo was unequivocal: His company will never, ever produce a disc brake.VICENZA, Italy (VN) — Amid rumors that the UCI may experiment with disc brakes in select professional races as early as this year, the CEO of the storied Campagnolo brand, Valentino Campagnolo, told tech press at a wine tasting near the Campagnolo factory, “I’d sooner drink a Pinot Grigio from California than have disc brakes on my road bikes.” One of the greatest hurdles to allowing disc brakes in the WorldTour peloton is the braking discrepancies…
  • DEVO: Top-20 finishes highlight week for women, U23s

    USA Cycling News Headlines
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The USA Cycling National Development Program (NDP) chalked two top-20 finishes in Italy and Portugal this week, as Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air) finished 12th at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda on Sunday, while Colin Joyce (Pocatello, Idaho/California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) again led the U.S. U23 men at the March 26-30 Volta ao Alentejo with a 20th-place result.
  • Paolini wins Gent-Wevelgem cycling race (The Associated Press)

    Yahoo Sports - Cycling News
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Italian veteran Luca Paolini posted his first victory in nearly two years after overcoming difficult weather conditions to win the Gent-Wevelgem classic on Sunday. The 38-year-old Paolini pulled away from his breakaway companions with about five kilometers (three miles) to go to prevail in the heavy wind and rain and derail the sprinters' ambitions. Paolini, whose previous victory dated back to May 2013 when he claimed a stage win at the Giro d'Italia, won ahead of Niki Terpstra of the Netherlands and British rider Geraint Thomas.
  • Photo Gallery & Report: San Dimas Stage Race – Criterium

    SoCalCycling.com - Your Cycling Source
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:47 pm
    The San Dimas Stage Race wrapped up three days of great racing with the Incycle / Cannondale Old Town Grand Prix which was held on the palm tree lined streets of Downtown San Dimas.
  • Sufferfest continues support of UCI Women Road World Cup

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    Ron
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The UCI announced this week that The Sufferfest will continue as the Official Sponsor of the UCI Women Road World Cup in 2015. The post Sufferfest continues support of UCI Women Road World Cup... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    VeloNews.com

  • Campagnolo CEO: ‘We will never make a disc brake’

    VeloNews.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    Speaking to journalists in Italy this week, Valentino Campagnolo was unequivocal: His company will never, ever produce a disc brake.VICENZA, Italy (VN) — Amid rumors that the UCI may experiment with disc brakes in select professional races as early as this year, the CEO of the storied Campagnolo brand, Valentino Campagnolo, told tech press at a wine tasting near the Campagnolo factory, “I’d sooner drink a Pinot Grigio from California than have disc brakes on my road bikes.” One of the greatest hurdles to allowing disc brakes in the WorldTour peloton is the braking discrepancies…
  • Women’s Cycling: The path to parity

    VeloNews.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    The Tour de France held its first ever La Course last summer. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comEditor’s note: This is an excerpt of an article written by Joe Harris and Steve Maxwell for TheOuterLine.com. Nowhere is the desire and need for positive reform more immediate than in women’s professional cycling. A major priority of the UCI under President Brian Cookson has been to raise the profile of women in the sport, but a meaningful long-term strategy which will improve the opportunities and treatment of women has yet to materialize, and this is especially distressing for the current…
  • Putin nationalizes Tinkoff-Saxo, eyes Katusha

    VeloNews.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:11 am
    Vladimir Putin has already been spotted training with the Tinkoff-Saxo team, much like former owner Oleg Tinkov was wont to do. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comSOCHI, Russia (VN) — Russian President and known cycling fan Vladimir Putin has quietly nationalized the Tinkoff-Saxo team of Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan, disturbed by the lack of results it has garnered this spring. “Tinkoff-Saxo has always been Russian,” the president said in speech to the Russian Duma, scoffing at the team’s Danish roots. “That means it has always been mine.” Putin removed team owner Oleg Tinkov…
  • Video: Col Collective climbs the Peyresourde (Luchon)

    VeloNews.com
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    The Col Collective climbs the Col de Peyresourde from the Bagnères-de-Luchon side.Editor’s Note: This video is courtesy of The Col Collective. The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily represent the opinions of VeloNews.com, Velo magazine or the editors and staff of Competitor Group, Inc. The post Video: Col Collective climbs the Peyresourde (Luchon) appeared first on VeloNews.com.
  • Gallery: 2015 Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde, stage 1

    VeloNews.com
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.2015 Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde, stage 1: Strung-out peloton Conditions were windy on stage 1, causing organizers to neutralize the first 14.5 kilometers of racing through narrow roads. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2015 Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde, stage 1: Steegmans crash Gert Steegmans (Trek Factory Racing) crashed on stage one, and was taken away by ambulance with an injury to his right leg. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2015 Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde, stage 1: Bernaudeau climbs Giovanni…
 
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  • Paolini wins Gent-Wevelgem cycling race (The Associated Press)

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Italian veteran Luca Paolini posted his first victory in nearly two years after overcoming difficult weather conditions to win the Gent-Wevelgem classic on Sunday. The 38-year-old Paolini pulled away from his breakaway companions with about five kilometers (three miles) to go to prevail in the heavy wind and rain and derail the sprinters' ambitions. Paolini, whose previous victory dated back to May 2013 when he claimed a stage win at the Giro d'Italia, won ahead of Niki Terpstra of the Netherlands and British rider Geraint Thomas.
  • Peraud wins Criterium International (The Associated Press)

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    COL DE L'OSPEDALE, France (AP) -- Jean-Christophe Peraud of France defended his Criterium International title on Sunday after claiming victory in the final stage of the race featuring an uphill finish.
  • Ben King holds lead at Criterium International (The Associated Press)

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    PORTO-VECCHIO, France (AP) -- Ben King retained the overall lead at the Criterium International after Fabio Felline and Bob Jungels secured a 1-2 finish for the Trek Factory Racing team in a short time trial on Saturday.
  • Russia's Sergei Chernetski wins penultimate Volta stage (The Associated Press)

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Sergei Chernetski of Russia pressed hard in a final sprint to win the sixth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Saturday while Richie Porte of Australia retained the overall lead. Chernetski just edged Julian Alaphilippe of France in a photo finish to claim the first World Tour win of his career, while Maciej Paterski of Poland came in third on the same time. ''I am not a sprinter and this stage has been very hard,'' said Chernetski, ''but today is my day.
  • Valverde wins 5th stage, Porte leads Volta a Catalunya (The Associated Press)

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Alejandro Valverde won the fifth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Friday, while Richie Porte took the lead of the seven-day race. Valverde opened a gap ahead of a small group that included Porte and Alberto Contador on an ascent with 10 kilometers left. Heavy winds and work by Movistar and Sky to push the pace had already left then overall leader Bart De Clercq behind.
 
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    SoCalCycling.com - Your Cycling Source

  • Photo Gallery & Report: San Dimas Stage Race – Criterium

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:47 pm
    The San Dimas Stage Race wrapped up three days of great racing with the Incycle / Cannondale Old Town Grand Prix which was held on the palm tree lined streets of Downtown San Dimas.
  • Video: San Dimas Stage Race – Pro Men’s Criterium

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:41 am
    Watch the the final sprint of the 2015 Pro Men’s San Dimas Stage Race Criterium as Cory Williams (Incycle / Cannondale pb SC Velo) out sprints Sean Mazich (Jelly Belly pb Maxxis) in a close battle to the line along the tree-lined streets of San Dimas at the Incycle / Cannondale Old Town Grand Prix.
  • Photo Gallery: San Dimas Stage Race – Road Race

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:06 am
    The San Dimas Stage Race continued with the San Dimas Community Hospital Road Race around Lake Puddingstone and Bonelli Park. The course was modified from recent years to include a new climb called Heckler’s Hill that added a new dynamic to the race.
  • Photo Gallery: San Dimas Stage Race – Time Trial

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    The 2015 San Dimas Stage Race got underway on Friday with a challenging 4.25 mile Time Trial up Glendora Mountain Road. GMR is one of SoCal’s most beautiful, scenic and popular climbs for cyclists to ride. The SDSR Time Trial course had a total elevation gain of 1257 feet and an average grade of 4.5 – 6.5 percent. A full Photo Gallery is posted and photos are available at EchelonDesignPhoto.com.
  • Results: San Dimas Stage Race

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    The San Dimas Stage Race is taking place this weekend from March 27-29. SDSR, which is now in it’s 16th year, consists of three exciting stages in three great venues.
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    Bike World News

  • Sufferfest continues support of UCI Women Road World Cup

    Ron
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The UCI announced this week that The Sufferfest will continue as the Official Sponsor of the UCI Women Road World Cup in 2015. The post Sufferfest continues support of UCI Women Road World Cup... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Strava continues sponsorship of Friends Life Women’s Tour

    Ron
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Strava has announced that it will partner with the Friends Life Women's Tour for the second year running. The post Strava continues sponsorship of Friends Life Women’s Tour appeared first on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Recovered Alex Dowsett to revive Hour Record attempt

    Ron
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    After an early season setback, breaking his collarbone in January, Movistar's Alex Dowsett will now make his go at the hour record at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on Saturday, May 2. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Velocity and Industry Nine enter wheel partnership

    Ron
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Velocity USA's in-house wheel building division, The Wheel Department, announced a new top-shelf build option featuring Velocity Blunt SS rim and Industry Nine's Torch series hubs. The post Velocity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Magner, Hincapie Racing Shock United Healthcare at Sunny King Criterium

    Scott Kingsley
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Hincapie Racing out foxes United Healthcare at Sunny King Crit. The post Magner, Hincapie Racing Shock United Healthcare at Sunny King Criterium appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    PezCycling News

  • Lee’s Lowdown: Wonderful Wevelgem!

    Lee Rodgers
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    Last Sunday Gent-Wevelgem was a sufferfest of the highest order; wind, rain, crashes and hard riding whittled the peloton down to meager 39 finishers. Lee Rodgers gives us his lowdown on the chaos that turned out to be a great race, the sort of race that inspires you to ride your bike… even in the rain? Whenever I look out the window and see the rain coming down in sheets and the wind blowing poodles along the thoroughfare, I do my best to fight my natural inclination to get back under the covers, and instead I ask myself:What would a Belgian do?Heck, theyd man the heck up, get on their…
  • PEZ Preview: De Ronde ’15

    Edmond Hood
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The early season Belgian cobbled Classics have been building up to this Sunday and the battle of the Tour of Flanders, or De Ronde van Vlaanderen. Ed Hood looks at the history and examines the parcours for this Monument of the road. Who will be the winner? Not an easy answer, but he will be a Lion of Flanders.It’s hard to over-state the relevance of the Tour of Flanders, not just in cycling circles but in the national consciousness of Belgium. During the Copenhagen six day race a few years ago I was sitting beside Gents own star of road and track; Iljo Keisse in the back seat of Michael…
  • Toolbox: Paolini’s Sport Psych Clinic

    Stephen Cheung
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    We have spent a lot of bandwidth over the past 13 years honing your physical fitness. However, thats only part of the story. Mental fitness and racing smarts are just as important to your overall success in cycling. Luca Paolini just gave us a master class at Gent-Wevelgem, so lets look at some lessons learned.Your legs may be made of steel, but if your brain is made of oatmeal, youre not going to get very far in a sport as tough as cycling. Looking back to 2002, the difference in my breakthrough first-ever win in a race (well try to avoid mentioning that it was also my only-ever win) was not…
  • WIN: Bellwether Optime Kit!

    PEZ Crew
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    WIN Bellwether’s best kit – just in time to make your Spring faster than ever. The winner receives one complete kit featuring Bellwether’s premium OPTIME short sleeve jersey & bib shorts, socks, VELOCITY vest, arm warmers and knee warmers, and Pursuit gloves. Total retail value is over $450. ENTER NOW! If you hadn’t noticed (and you should) Bellwether is back big time with a serious commitment to making some of the best cycling kit around. Their Optime line sets anew high bar, and youre gonna love this gear (read thePEZ Optime Kit review here) sure, you could…
  • Inside The Taipei Bike Show

    Lee Rodgers
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    The Taipei Bike Show has been running now for a rather incredible 26 years, making it older than even the infamous Eurobike, the Big Daddy of all bike shows, by three years.The importance of Taiwan in the global scheme of all things bicycle is not fully understood by many people outside of the industry, but its essentially the Silicone Valley of the bike world, with Taichung, forty-five minutes south of the bustling capital, being its epicenter.This is the place where it all began with King Liu starting Giant in his garden shed in 1972, a feat that encouraged others to follow suit, and then,…
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Mitie London Revolution 2015 – Extra camping spots released!

    Andreas
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Way back in 2012 I rode the Mitie London Revolution. To date, it’s been one of the most fun and challenging rides I’ve ever been on. Since the rides conception just a few short years ago, it’s become one of the most popular routes amongst London cyclists, selling out each year. The 2015 edition, kicks off on the 16th and 17th May and the organisers have just released a few extra spots. The ride circumvents the capital, involving 185 miles of ‘breathless sightseeing’ over two days. It is said that “the adventure really begins on day 2″ and it’s true…
  • The simplest bike storage solution

    Andreas
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    It’s a well known formula: Bike + Indoor storage = Unhappy coinhabitants  + messy corridor Having recently taken part in the much despised game of “find a new place to rent” one of the things I was looking at, as estate agents showed me around, was where I could potentially store my bike. Would I be able to fit it in that lift? Does that bike storage outside look safe enough? Carpets in the lounge! There’s no way I can store my bike here! It’s a tricky one to overcome and there are all manners of solutions vying for the attention of cyclists. A Trimetals…
  • 10 of the greatest joys for cyclists

    Andreas
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    In a previous video, I’ve talked about 5 of the greatest dangers facing cyclists in London. Of course it’s not just about avoiding the dangers, it’s also about taking in the joys of cycling in London. In the new video, I wanted to explore 10 of the greatest joys London cyclists experience. We often forget many of these as we get used to each daily commute. Take a look at the video and do share any that you would add to a Top 10 list. We produced this video and hopefully many more future videos, thanks to a GoPro we got at Argos. 1. Challenging hill climbs That feeling of…
  • Discounted bike servicing in 17 local London bike shops

    Andreas
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:52 am
    The last time we did a bike servicing offer with Lunar Cycles in Kentish Town, things got a little crazy and we sold a lot more than we expected. Since then, a lot of people have been asking me when we’re going to do a follow on promotion. Finally, today is the day! As you may know, this time of the year is fairly quiet for bike shops, as a lot of commuters haven’t yet returned to their bikes. This means that it’s one of the few times of the year when bike shops are able to offer these big discounts. It’s a great chance to jump in, before the shops get busy again.
  • How a cyclist sees London

    Andreas
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:24 am
    There is an invisible hierarchy in London. It looks like this: Underground passenger Car driver Bus passenger Cyclist Runner Walker The Underground user is at the bottom of the hierarchy. They get to see little, to none of the city. A little further up, a driver, gets to see more. However, despite what car manufacturers will try to sell us, drivers get to experience very little. They are too busy focusing on the road (you hope) and too stuck inside a metal box for the sights and sounds. Beyond the driver, the bus passenger has more time and focus to passively gaze upon the world. If…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • Sprayed and Neutered: When It Comes To Safety, It's All On You

    BikeSnobNYC
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    Part of moving on to the wide-tires-and-leather-saddle phase of life is that you lose track of the professional bicycle racing, and so I had no idea until yesterday that last Sunday's Gent-Bubblegum was torn apart by high winds:In case you don't follow the sport, Gent-Bubblegum is generally considered a "semi-classic," and it will never attain full-blown "classic" status for the simple reason that George Hincapie has won it:Alas, for cycling fans this means the race is forever tainted by a mediocrity it can never transcend, much in the same way that Jerry couldn't get over the fact…
  • On your marks, get set...read!

    BikeSnobNYC
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    Good morning!Aren't Monday's the best?!?This past Friday I wrote about how stupid mandatory helment laws are, and naturally anybody who wasn't a total idiot agreed with me.  Further to that post, I should point out that yet another reason helment laws suck is that they are terrible for bike share programs.  Here in New York City our bike share program has been a tremendous success (well, except for financially, but that's typical of public transit).  When using bike Citi Bike, some people wear helments and others do not, and (knock on wood) to date the streets have not run red…
  • BSNYC Friday No Quiz Just Tedious Editorializing!

    BikeSnobNYC
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    My Fellow Cyclists:There is a creak in our metaphorical bottom bracket, and if we don't address it now it's only a matter of time before we squash our genitals on the Top Tube of Catastrophic Failure.So what is this creaking?  Well, a California senator has introduced a bill for a mandatory bicycle helment law, and our beloved cycling media--which should be standing united against such nonsense in the interest of cyclists everywhere--is instead entertaining it, and in at least one case actually supporting it.Now I don't care what your feelings on helment use are.  Maybe you're one…
  • Spring Has Sprung, And I Think It Sprained Something

    BikeSnobNYC
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    It's spring, which means the Human-Powered Daddy Shuttle (a.k.a. the "Smugness Flotilla"--or, according to the company that sells it, a "Surly Big Dummy") is running more frequently now:I believe I took delivery of this bicycle sometime around March or April of 2010, which makes the bike five (5) years old this spring.  This is well beyond what most of the cycling media considers an appropriate period for a "long-term review."  In fact, I don't even think the cycling media considers it acceptable to own a bicycle for five years.  For the rest of us, however, five years means a…
  • Your Wednesday Public Service Announcement: Please Stop With The Bluetooth Locks Already!

    BikeSnobNYC
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    For some reason, would-be entrepreneurs continue to fundraise for keyless Bluetooth socially-networked bicycle locks, even though they're totally stupid.  If nothing else, at least these locks were at least marginally robust--until now.  Meet Kadalock, the world's most easily-defeated Bluetooth bicycle lock: Are you freaking kidding me?Not only is the cable itself gossamer thin, but the lock itself is attached to the goddamn water bottle cage!  Really, the only thing that makes this even slightly more effective than waiting for a spider to spin a web between your bike and the…
 
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    Big Wheel Building

  • Transitioning.

    MC
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:10 pm
    “Life is a garden, not a road. We enter and exit through the same gate. Wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice.”― Kurt VonnegutOur winter was but a shadow of it's normal self, but it was winter.  Impatient humans that we are, before one season's ended we're ready for the next.So it was that we drove away from our own little slice of heaven and headed for the Sonoran desert.We had reason to both celebrate and take some time off, and given a choice Jeny's first (and 2nd, and 3rd) preference would always be to bikepack.I'd ridden a handful of…
  • Back to the front.

    MC
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:38 pm
    After a winter spent flitting between the fatbike (sometimes lightly laden, other times loaded for bear) and the 29+ rig, occasionally interspersed with a bit of paddling here and there, today I got onto my mountain bike.  A proper 29" full suspension trailbike.Felt like the first time all year.  Wasn't, but definitely felt like it.And damn if it didn't feel like coming home again.  The simple pleasure of leaning back to manual through silly amounts of chunk on the back wheel cannot be overstated.  And I missed it dearly.Tis the season--80 degrees in the forecast for…
  • A week of winter...

    MC
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:57 pm
    ...does not a not-weak winter make.The last ~2 months have looked like this.Positively gorgeous, which is what you'd expect of fall and spring around here.Except that it's the heart of winter, and our most popular trails (light on moisture and heavy on traffic) have already become linear sand dunes.Finally, on Friday it started to snow.By Sunday enough had fallen to make fatties necessary for the first time in months.The irony of finally having fatbike-worthy conditions?In 7+ hours out on trails in the shadow of Denver, Jeny and I saw one other rider.(Hey Cal!)Complaining?  Hell no.
  • Finding flow.

    MC
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    A few months ago I got invited on a trip.  Trip of a lifetime some would say: Down the Grand Canyon.The fine details included a mid-January launch, being out 10 days in small boats, a total of 5 guys well-versed in the self-support ethos that a trip like this demands.As departure drew closer and friends learned of the trip, a common question, worded appropriate to the experience and perspective of each asker, arose.'Why rush through paradise?'Regardless of verbiage, the question is valid from any perspective.  If you're given an opportunity to do something that few can and fewer…
  • Maybruary.

    MC
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Winter in our neck of the woods should, and typically does, look like this:^ That pic was taken a few weeks back, in the 'heart' of winter.  Despite the appearance of deep snow, a trained eye will see a proliferation of surface hoar.  What you can't see, but what I can vouch for having been there, is that that hoar extends from bedrock to surface, regardless of aspect.In other words: The snow is rotten and there isn't much of it.And that's the good news.Drop a few thousand feet, to the locales we can easily reach on an all-day ride, and it looks more like this:Were this May, that…
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    Training4cyclists

  • Ironman training: The Comprehensive guide to your first Ironman Triathlon

    Nikolaj Astrup
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    Triathlons are tough. There is no way around it. Whatever distance you want to complete, doing one is a big project from start to finish. Training to have good results in swimming, cycling or running is a big project, but combine all three, and it starts to look overwhelming.This article will try to break down all the elements of Ironman Triathlon. Hopefully, this article can give the last kick to someone thinking about doing an Ironman and give some tips and ideas for you, who are already training towards an Ironman.Doing an Ironman is all about the experience and the things you learn on the…
  • Strength Training – Does It Make You Stronger?

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    During winter training many cyclists enjoy visiting the local gym and believe that strength training can help them perform better. But does strength training really help them?First of all, strength training is not a magic tool to better performance. However, if you like to switch cycling training with other sports during the winter, weight lifting can be a good supplement to your bike training.Even though so many cycling coaches have different opinions about weight lifting, there is probably a trend towards recommending strength training during the winter season. Several studies have shown…
  • Interview with Matt Fitzgerald – Author of ‘Racing Weight – How to Get Lean for Peak Performance’

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    A few weeks ago I made a review of Matt Fitzgerald’s popular book Racing Weight – How to Get Lean for Peak Performance. I thought it was a great read with many practical examples and illustrations of how athletes can manage their diet to perform better. However, many readers are not going to read the whole book, but want practical tips that are easy to implement now. So I decided to contact Matt Fitzgerald to ask for some easy digestible tips that you can implement today.Interview with Matt FitzgeraldJesper: Many riders bulk 5 to 10 kg during the off-season. People train less and eat…
  • Top-15 Most Popular Cycling Training Tips

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:34 am
    ‘Likes’ on Facebook, Twitter, Google plus etc. is the new social currency. In most cases there is something interesting about the most liked content. Therefore, I decided to pick the 15 most popular pages and share them with you.If you want to make sure you don’t miss any action on social media please make sure to join me on Facebook, Youtube and Google Plus.Comprehensive Guides to Cycling TrainingBasic Cycling Training Principles for BeginnersMountain Bike Training for BeginnersThe Ultimate Guide to Time Trial TrainingHow to Increase Your Threshold PowerCycling Training…
  • When Should You Start The Winter Season?

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    For some riders, serious cycling training starts on January 1st. For others, it starts on December 1st or earlier. I personally believe riders with ambitions of riding at top level (not necessarily pro level) should begin their winter training in November, but I also know that some riders prefer to not put too much pressure on their shoulders too early.What is the right time to begin structured winter training?There are moments when you feel extraordinary comfortable and confident. In these moments you are capable of doing everything. And entering a new training program seems like a piece of…
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    Citizen Rider

  • A life of sport vs. the sport of life

    cafiend
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    As money gets tighter for more and more people -- as more and more people keep making more and more and more people -- consumer civilization will not last much longer. There's no way a bloated population can find enough things to do that earn enough money to buy enough things so that the majority of them can enjoy the kind of lifestyle that leads to obesity and the diseases of idleness.A society where exertion is optional develops sports as ways to entice some people to get out of their recliners for a while and build up a healthy sweat. Recreational athletes go for personal records and…
  • Maybe the bike shop can fix it

    cafiend
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    Anything with spoked wheels or pedals or a chain drive is liable to show up at the repair shop. If any part or parts remind someone of a bicycle, the bike shop must know how to fix it.Bike mechanics being habitual improvisers, we usually can figure it out. And we tend to work cheap, because our skills are not valued in society.Most of the people who bring in weird stuff don't buy bikes from bike shops. If they bring us a bike it's something from a department store. But when they have nowhere else to turn, the bike shop seems like the place to find help. Yesterday, a woman brought in the…
  • They got George! Those BASTARDS!

    cafiend
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Big G sent me an email the other night. He needed to tell me he had ordered himself a Specialized Roubaix road bike.After all we've been through, dealing with the mysterious creaks, cracks and pops of carbon frames, and all the headaches of brifters and the Chain of the Month Club, Big G signed himself up for all of it. At what point did he cease to mean it when he said, "I'm so glad I don't own one of these?"With so many more elegant ways to achieve a light bike that would also be simple and durable over the long haul, he chose to buy off the rack and shackle himself to this year's "state of…
  • Computer calibration

    cafiend
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Resetting a computer I use on two bikes after battery replacement, I couldn't find where I'd written down the wheel size, so I rolled out the front wheels from each bike.These bikes both have 700X28c tires. I should be able to swap the computer head between the two of them without making any adjustments, and I thought I could. But when I rolled out the wheels I discovered one rolls out a fat centimeter longer than the other one. Like 1.3-ish centimeters.A centimeter? That's all? That's huge. Over a ten-mile ride that adds up to a cumulative error of almost 249 feet.According to the handy…
  • Hit the rollers!

    cafiend
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    As the season advances, colder than average still becomes inexorably warmer. The persistence of subfreezing days and snow cover masks the fact that April is near. I may have only a few days to shift my training to launch the bike commuting season.With a minor background in racing I use the term "training" a lot. Don't be put off. It's a convenient term for the physical conditioning that benefits anyone self-propelled. I don't consume the magic potions racers do, or meticulously plan my workouts to hone my physique and technique to perfection. I just throw together a few ingredients that seem…
 
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  • San Jose Bike Train on April Fab Day, a BikePool report, and Bike to Shop

    Richard Masoner
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Remember, San Jose Bike Train rolls the first and third Wednesday of every month. We’ll roll 8 AM from San Jose Diridon Station for destinations north along the Guadalupe River Trail. If you need to drive to Bike Train and need free parking at one of the alternate starting points, please let me know by tonight so somebody can meet you and guide you in. Almaden Valley BikePool The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s BikePool got off to a good start on March 18 with an evening commute from San Jose City Hall to Almaden Valley. I joined SVBC Youth Programs Coordinator Ashley…
  • Chasing Rickshaws

    Richard Masoner
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The other week I was just riding the bus when a Santa Cruz hippie dressed in earth-tones boarded and sat right next to me. After a few moments, I detected nuances of bicycle lube and brazing flux under the odor of human labor and raw lanolin. I recognized the guy by his smell; I looked over and, sure enough, it’s local bike builder extraordinaire Josh Muir. I hadn’t seen Josh in a couple of years so we caught up. He teaches an industrial design class at the California College of the Arts, where his students are designing a rickshaw / cargo bike. That’s when Josh asks if…
  • Santa Cruz City Schools Complete Streets Master Plan

    Richard Masoner
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    30% of school children in the city of Santa Cruz, CA bike or walk to school, according to Ecology Action, and the city of Santa Cruz would like to increase that number. To help accomplish this, Santa Cruz City Council unanimously approved Santa Cruz City Schools Complete Streets Master Plan. The plan describes the transportation environment in the neighborhoods around each of the ten Santa Cruz public elementary, middle and high schools, including the two charter schools. It identifies barriers to students walking and biking and provides a list of potential capital improvement projects to…
  • San Jose budget: Public safety and traffic safety

    Richard Masoner
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Newly elected San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo released a message highlighting the budget priorities for 2015-2016. In his press release, Liccardo and his allies emphasized the concern most often expressed by San Jose residents, namely that of reducing crime through increased police spending. I’m happy to see, nonetheless, that Liccardo and other members of the city council include traffic safety in their goal of a “Safer, Smarter San Jose.” San Jose funding primer The third largest city in California and the self-proclaimed “Capitol of Silicon Valley” routinely lags…
  • Boneshaker Big Wheel

    Richard Masoner
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    This kinetic sculpture by artist Ron Shroer in Jacksonville, Florida combines a pedal-powered Jansen’s linkage walking mechanism with a wooden penny-farthing style wheel. Boneshaker Big Wheel 2014 incarnation from Ron Schroer on Vimeo. On his One Spark project page, Shroer writes “I’m just a boring old fart who, after going through chemo, realized if I didn’t let some of my crazy out before I passed I’d be disappointed with myself.” Via Eric in Ohio.
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  • The Big One?

    Jeff
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    In some NASCAR races they talk about the "big one", referring to a really bad crash.  I'm afraid at some point I will end up witnessing a big one because of drivers who are either really impatient or don't understand the concept of lanes and when and how to pass. Yesterday and today I had people who gave me plenty of room when they passed but since they passed directly into oncoming traffic they almost caused the big one. In the pass that the  Lexus (License 432MJM)  made, you can see in the rear facing camera that the car in the oncoming lane was almost off the road when the…
  • Spring, The Season of Impatience

    Jeff
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    It seems spring is often the worst season for impatient drivers.  Maybe they just aren't used to bicycles being on the road yet, but that doesn't excuse dangerous or illegal behavior.Approaching a stop sign this red Dodge pickup license LA 8481 decided he needed to get to the stop sign before I did.He didn't quite make it and in the process he almost took me out. In the rear facing angle you can see my hand come within an inch or so of the bed of the truck.  I was pretty sure he was gonna hit me so I took my hand off the bars so I could avoid him hitting my handlebars and sending me…
  • Patience and Keith Bontrager's pants

    Jeff
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    The good and not so good from today's ride. The good was Keith's pant's or more accurately tights.  They weren't his actual tights like the Vince Lombardi West Point jacket, but the ones with the Bontrager logo on them.  They might not fetch a five figure price tag at auction, but they are worth every penny I paid for them for rides with temps in the teens.  Best tights I've worn so far. The not so good, and I say not so good because it wasn't really the worst infraction, but one that makes you shake your head and say "what the hell" none the less.Silver Camry license 490 VPJ…
  • Getting Back

    Jeff
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    It will take a lot longer to get my body back in shape than it took to get my bikes back in shape.  But at least I know if I can get myself out there when it's -15 wind chill, prospects look good.  There should be more reports to come as the process continues.BikesaferJeff
  • Some Things Never Change

    Jeff
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:36 pm
    I've been off the bike for a while and recently got back in the saddle.  I've missed many things about riding but I haven't missed the idiots.Last week a woman nearly doored me and when I called her out on it she told me how dangerous bikes were.  Then her knucklehead boyfriend or brother or whatever got into the act.  He told me his name was Brent Halverson.  Either way neither saw anything wrong with opening a door into a bike lane right in front of a bike. Today the driver of an SUV stopped at a stop sign, then looked right at me and started pulling out directly…
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  • New Guide Brake and revised Fox 34

    Grannygear
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    A few press releases crossed our desks today. Here you go.  More details at Sea Otter I imagine as well as some brief hands on. CENTERLINE X ROTORS LIGHT, QUIET, SMOOTH AVAILABLE: July 2015 CenterLine X rotors are the lighter-weight version of SRAM’s quiet, smooth and robust CenterLine rotors, featuring a two-piece design with an alloy center and steel brake track. Diameter: 140mm, 160mm, 180mm Hub interface: 6-bolt, Center Lock Aluminum carrier Steel CenterLine brake track Color options (aluminum center): Black Weight: 86g (140mm), 102g (160mm), 125g (180mm) GUIDE ULTIMATE FOLLOW THE…
  • Bellwether Coldfront Convertible Jersey

    Grannygear
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Two things come to mind when I think of the word Bellwether.  One is that in my early days of riding, I remember a seasoned rider and friend always wore that brand.  The other is “Why can’t they learn to spell Bellweather?’  Well my friend was no dummy so it must have been good clothing and I found out that the word ‘Bellwether’ comes from the sheep world (so maybe I am the dummy). bellwether n 1. (Breeds) a sheep that leads the herd, often bearing a bell 2. a leader, esp one followed unquestioningly Well, you learn things every now and then.
  • Scott Scale 900 RC HMX: Out of the Box

    Grannygear
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    The final product ready for Spring training. I announced my intentions here in the initial On Test post where I set out to build up a Scott Scale 900 RC HMX frame set with a goal in mind.  That goal was to select parts that would compliment the nature of the Scale and result in a light weight, capable, fast and ‘comfortable’ hard tail for long, fast rides or shorter faster rides, as the case may be.  Personally I am challenged by the typical geared hard tail.  I find them tiring over long rides and in a lot of cases only marginally faster than something like, oh, say the Scott…
  • ENVE MTN Carbon Rigid Fork – Ride Impressions

    Grannygear
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    ENVE MTN Carbon Rigid Fork (Project Singlespeed ’15) – Ride Impressions:  by c_g Well a month into riding our Project Singelespeed bike and only now the first post on the fork? Yes, but no not for lack of use, as the Project Single Speed bike came together as a “total work of art” – The PIVOT LES is a bike that is almost perfect in total – regardless of the individual components, the riding experience could have scarcely been better. Part of why it took me longer to come out with some real substance on the fork, had been the long winter here. Instead of…
  • SRAM Guide RS disc brakes – ride impressions

    Grannygear
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    SRAM Guide RS disc brakes – Ride impressions -Project Singlespeed ’15: from c_g SRAM wanted to make a new start with the Guide series brakes and constructed  them to be real trouble free brake – a claim that was sustained by our first hands-on experience of the Garda Festival’14. Less than a month ago, I have given you our intro to the SRAM Guide RS with details. We have the brakes mounted on the PIVOT LeSS (Single Speed Bike Project) where they have been in  and show their service ever since. The SRAM Guide RS mounted on the PIVOT Les test bike. The brake…
 
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  • True Grit Epic Race Report, Part Last: A Chicken Does Math

    fatty
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    A Note from Fatty: The 2015 Fat Cyclist Gear Pre-Order is in full swing! Read here for details about the gear, and order here. Oh, and allow me to drop a nice fat little hint. There’s going to be a contest with a seriously cool prize very soon — and your Fat Cyclist gear purchase is your ticket to win. (And yes, those of you who have already bought your gear will be retro-entered automatically.) Long ago, I noted the extraordinary difference that a wetsuit can make to a bad swimmer. Essentially, a good wetsuit made for swimming goes a long way toward leveling the playing field in a…
  • A Few Short Things, Cuz Monday is Swamped-Day

    fatty
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Hey there. I had hoped to finish my race report today. I really really did. No really, I did. But I haven’t, because I just discovered that I have a day job and it pays the bills and right now I’m doing a few things I need to in order to keep my life from descending into utter chaos, until such time when this blog makes me rich beyond my wildest dreams (should be any day now). So, here’s what’s going to happen right now in this very short blog post: I’m going to write an introduction explaining why I’m not writing the conclusion to my race. I’m going to begin a numbered list.
  • True Grit Epic Race Report, Part 4: Foul Language

    fatty
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    A Note from Fatty: Before reading this part of my race report, be sure to check out the previous installments: Prologue, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Today you should note that I will be including some foul language. Or at least, I will be discussing the fact that I used foul language, for comedic effect. Also, you should be aware that my intended comedic effect wasn’t particularly funny. Staying Behind My Friends Brad Keyes is the inventor / owner of CarboRocket, which is my go-to energy drink for endurance events.  He is also a member of the Core Team — one of the guys I’ve been…
  • True Grit Epic Race Report, Part 3: Lifesaving Measures

    fatty
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    After the race, I met up with the man whose life I had saved just a few hours ago. No, I didn’t come to visit him in the hospital, where he had just been released from the ICU. In fact, I met him while standing in line to get the post-race meal we got as part of the race. He was there, as you might suspect, because I had saved his life so well that he had been able to finish the race. He thanked me. Because I’m awesome at life-saving. How to Save a Life, Part 1 The thing is, his wasn’t the only life I had saved during this race. Earlier, I had noticed a racer walking his bike down the…
  • True Grit Epic Race Report, Part 2

    fatty
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    A Note from Fatty: If you’re catching up with this story, you should read the prologue first, then part 1, then this. Otherwise, you’re going to miss out on…well, not much, really. But still: please read them. Or I’ll be all sullen for the rest of the day. Things have changed. As a darned-near-49-year-old-man, it’s rare that I get to say this, but as I hit the first climb of the day, it was immediately apparent. For one thing, I stayed seated for about 3/4 of the climb; a winter of TrainerRoad has changed my riding behavior. Instead of hitting everything like a singlespeeder…
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  • Breathing In, Breathing Out

    Bike Noob
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:28 pm
    After battling bronchitis for three weeks, a tentative ride on the bike was very welcome. I didn’t go very far or very long — I just wanted to see if I was ready to come back. I think I am. This picture is six years old, but I still look like this when I ride, with my mouth open. It didn’t take long into my ride before I became aware of something I don’t think about during my “normal” rides: breathing. My lungs have been so congested these past few weeks that I haven’t been able to take in a deep breath without bursting into a coughing fit. But this…
  • Door Zone Warning

    Bike Noob
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Last week, when I went for a ride against my better judgment and wound up aggravating my bronchitis, I was cruising through a new housing development that still has some construction going on. I saw one of the workers shoulder some tools and head toward the street, so I swerved a bit to my right to avoid him. Just then, the door of a pickup truck on my right opened. I had just a second to swerve back and thread the needle between the tool guy and the door. I got through that all right, but lots of cyclists get nailed by the opening door. So I was glad to see some new striping go down on…
  • Relapse!

    Bike Noob
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Apparently, I pushed it real good. Too much, too soon. I rode four days in a row, which was great, but after a hilly 26-miler Monday, I returned home with that same hacking cough I complained about in an earlier post. “I thought the exercise would drive it out of me,” I said to my wife. “No. That just made it worse,” she said. “You’re staying off the bike until you get rid of this.” I obeyed. Which killed me, because although some rain was in the forecast this week, it never really materialized. We’ve had three glorious days in a row, and I was…
  • Let the Training Begin!

    Bike Noob
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Finally, I’m back in the swing of things. It’s Spring Break, and I have a week off! I got on the bike Friday, and have ridden each day since then. It’s important that I do so, because I’ve committed to a bike ride at the end of the month that will involve some challenging hills. It’s not a race or anything — just a semi-organized ride over some roads in Northwest Austin that I’ve never ridden, but have always wanted to. But my lackadaisical attitude this winter has set me back, fitness-wise. If I’m going to ride hills — and on a ride whose…
  • How Badly Do You Want to Watch Yourself Ride?

    Bike Noob
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Over the last couple of years, it seems that drones have become the go-to tool for all manner of applications. Now, drones are invading the biking world. A French make, Hexo Plus, is touting its drone’s ability to get Hollywood-style action shots of not just bikers, but athletes generally. The drones are small, as the photo shows, and a GoPro camera is easily attached. It’s actually a pretty small unit. It’s also easily controlled, by swiping a simple iPhone app. The drone can do a 360 overhead, and keep up with a rider while doing it. It can zoom up on a rider from behind,…
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  • A Rattling Cage

    Byron
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:43 pm
    A couple weekends ago, three of us roadies stopped on the ship canal trail to fix a loose bottle cage and none of us had a tool or a pump…plenty of C02 cartridges though, enough to fill the tires on a semi. The things we’ve learned over the years got discussed during the pause in the ride, and we talked about the early season crashes. Our own injuries came up, how life sidetracked us from a sport we love for a season, and how the fastest cyclists we know don’t race anymore. As Snake Hawk bullet points here, “Racing is optional,” like when the mood is right, or…
  • Antidepressor

    Byron
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Back on the bike is the antidepressor.
  • Like a Minivan

    Byron
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Shawn’s cargo bike Shawn O’Keefe was explaining to me how he bought a cargo bike to take his kids to school, but the convo was really about getting old, being responsible, and two friends that don’t ride together as much anymore. “It’s like your minivan,” I said. I think he secretly hated that bike, like you hate a minivan for being so practical, and the right thing to do for the wife and kids. “When you kids get older, they’ll weight too much for it, so you can retire it…
  • Remy Team Edition

    Byron
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Had a lot of fun riding Scott bikes in Austin a couple weeks ago, like these two Sparks. During Scott Week last year, rode a Tuned Genius LT too, and their downhill bike. Scott PR shared these photos of the Genius LT 700 Remy Team Edition, as seen at the Enduro World Series stop in New Zealand. A “DH” configuration with big pedals, tires and wheels: Without the carbon rims, it weighs in at only 13.4kg (size large). Syncros 760mm bars and 50mm stem are colour matched to the frame. Shimano Di2 lets Remy customize his shifting to his own preferences and the demands of the course.
  • Kaena Point

    Byron
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Today in the Medium Bicycles Collection, Patrick Brady writes about Kaena Point. Kaena Point
 
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    The Cleanest Line

  • The Release – Fundamentals of fish and the path to responsible angling

    Kasey
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:22 pm
    By Andy J. Danylchuk, PhD Recreational angling is an incredibly popular leisure activity in North America, spanning a wide demographic of our society and occurring almost every place fish can be found. Tools and techniques for recreational angling are also vast and selecting the right gear often consumes a lot of our leisure time, basements, and wallets. It is not a ‘one size fits all’ sport and, for the most part, I think we like it that way. Given recreational angling’s popularity, breadth and depth, this also means that many different kinds of fish are caught in many different ways.
  • Effervescent Lunacy in Las Vegas

    Kasey
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Words and photos by Greta Hyland The irony was not lost on me as I sat crossed legged in Las Vegas at a youth soccer tournament reading, The Solace of Open Spaces, by Gretel Ehrlich. The sound of traffic from the freeway merged with referees’ whistles and yelling coaches. I looked through the mountain of casinos hovering just beyond the concrete straps stretched in front of me at the expansive landscape beyond. Even with all the noise and obstacles it was still hauntingly alluring and drew my sight through the cityscape as though it were a ghost. I marveled at how even a city like Las Vegas…
  • #VidaPatagonia – Blockbuster, a new route on the west face of Mojon Rojo

    Kasey
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:25 pm
    By Luka Krajnc Coming to Patagonia with big goals can be an unpredictable thing.  Tadej Krišelj and I found ourselves at the wrong place below the triangular snowfield on Cerro Torres’ east face surrounded by snowflakes, spindrift and the first signs of avalanches. Backing off was more of a lesson than a failure and a few hours later we were squeezing under a dripping boulder bivy surprised by the snowy outcome of the relatively good forecast. The Patagonian weather had lived up to its reputation.  The next morning the sun welcomed us with its warmth which was perfect for drying the…
  • Mile for Mile, Part 2 – The Run

    Kasey
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    By Jeff Browning How do you tell the story of 106 miles in two days in a short and concise manner? It’s nearly impossible—similar to trying to restore an ecosystem and build a national park. So many little steps, so many little stories. Our route would take us through the new Patagonia Park. Starting north in the town of Chile Chico on the edge of the nearly 400,000-acre Jeinimeni Reserve, dropping into Valle Chacabuco on day one. Day two would take us through Valle Chacabuco to the Park’s headquarters, up and over Cerro Tamanguito and into the southern beech forests of Tamango National…
  • The Climbing is the Easy Part These Days – A report on the FA of Slesse's Heart of Darkness, Colin Haley and Dylan Johnson, 8 March 2015

    Kasey
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    By Dylan Johnson Things have changed. That old "live simply" ethos Jenna and I lived by, roaming around the desert and mountains in our '83 Dodge Prospector van (with a sci-fi mural on the hood and velvet interior), feels a bit like a past life. Climbing these days is tightly packed between a life of airports, computers, conference calls and meetings—logging huge numbers of hours running my architecture practice. Time at home is spent cradling Olivia (our newborn) in the middle of the night or jogging alongside Emma (our two year old) as she rides her bike to school for the first time—or…
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  • Predator HPV by Eugen Ackermann

    James Thomas
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    3d printed 1/4 scale model of Eugen Ackermann’s Predator HPV   Last summer, for his Bachelor thesis of Industrial Design at Pforzheim University in Germany, Eugen Ackermann chose to design an “Alternative Mobility” solution. His Predator design is a recumbent bike, a category that he believes offers users many advantages but still is not socially accepted even though the basic design goes back to the early days of human powered transportation. To change that perception, Ackermann believes that recumbents should not be thought of as versions of ordinary bikes. As he states on…
  • ElevenTwentySeven Erembald by Tobias Knockaert

    James Thomas
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Karel Vincke (left) and Tobias Knockaert (right) at the ElevenTwentySeven launch last week in Belgium.   Tobias Knockaert is a recent industrial design graduate from Belgium, Bruges. For his final school project, he designed a custom bicycle frameset using laser cutting technology to precisely size and miter the frame tubes. Since people were generally enthusiastic about his prototype, after graduation Tobias decided to start a company with business partner Karel Vincke, an industrial engineer and owner of V.A.C. Machines in Bruges. They plan to produce the bespoke Erembald bike in a…
  • Spinlister X VANMOOF Smart Bikes

    James Thomas
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    You may have heard of the little local festival that is currently underway in Austin, Texas. I think they have a few bands playing or something, but the big news from SXSW over the weekend was the announcement of rather unique collaboration between bike sharing platform Spinlister and Dutch bike company VANMOOF. With the new bike share model that they developed with VANMOOF, Spinlister aims to “usher in the world’s first sustainable bike share model owned by the people, for the people, requiring little to no investment or involvement from private entities or government.”  If you are…
  • Introducing the Core77 Design Awards Transportation Jury

    James Thomas
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
      You may have noticed the banner for the 2015 Core77 Design Awards that has been running at the top of the sidebar here at Bicycle Design for the last month or so. If you haven’t submitted an entry yet, don’t worry… there is still time. The regular deadline ends March 24th, and you will have a week after that to make the late deadline if necessary.  For any of you not familiar with the annual competition: “The Core77 Design Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in all areas of design. With 14 categories that span both traditional and progressive applications, this is…
  • Why did I miss NAHBS?

    James Thomas
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    Yeah…I know the answer. I had a scheduling conflict this year, but I still kept asking myself that question as pictures from the show started popping up on Twitter and Instagram over the weekend. Rasmus Gjesing with his Cykelmageren show bike (Photo: Ben Coxworth, Gizmag.com) I am really just starting to look at the coverage from NAHBS 2015 online, but I want to take a few minutes to share just a few of the images and links that immediately stood out to me. First, is the bike (shown above) by Rasmus Gjesing of Cykelmageren. His bikes (complete with handmade wooden accent hubs) were among…
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  • Tested: Columbia Sportswear Cool Creek Stretch Cargo Pants

    Levi
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:32 am
    For as many cycling and running tights as I have, and wind pants, and skiing/snowboarding pants, I’ve never been much for hiking pants. I never really liked them. Then I found some pants that looked awesome, at a reasonable price, and couldn’t say no. They were the Columbia Sportswear Cool Creek Stretch Cargo Pants which retail for $60 but I managed to find them in my size for just a few cents over $25 at Sierra Trading Post! Ever since finding the Omni-Freeze gear, I’ve become a big fan of Columbia. Not that I wasn’t already a big fan beforehand, but much more now! To…
  • Retailer Review: LuckyVitamin.com

    Levi
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    Finding a place to buy supplements is not difficult. But finding a place with a good website, wide selection, and fair prices, that you can trust, can be a challenge. LuckyVitamin.com is one of the many online stores selling vitamins, supplements, personal care products, snacks, tea, and much more. They compete primarily with GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and VitaCost.com. I decided to give them a shot. Here’s my experience… How I Found Lucky Vitamin In The First Place Throughout my racing career, I ordered from VitaminShoppe.com most of the time. Then, when I was looking for a few items…
  • Tested: Gramicci Original G Climbing Pant

    Levi
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    Sandstone and gritstone rock faces are unforgiving surfaces. They also happen to be frequently encountered surfaces when it comes to rock climbing in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. One slip on this stuff, and it could shred lightweight hiking pants. So when I decided to take up rock climbing, I needed a new pair of pants fit for the task. I was looking for pants that had these three qualities: Tough, durable fabric Allow a wide range of movement Cheap One day I was perusing Amazon.com, purely doing research, and I came across the Gramicci Original G Climbing Pant. Though the retail price was…
  • Tested: BeetElite NeoShot

    Levi
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    You must have heard about beet juice by now. It’s been all the rage with cyclists and triathletes for years, and it recently made national news after being used by some of the top collegiate football teams. If you’ve used it, you might agree that it works. There’s research to back it up. But you also know that it’s not cheap, nor particularly easy to make yourself. So I was shocked to find BeetElite NeoShot, a beet root powder that’s super convenient and somehow costs less than the other options! Let’s see if it’s the real deal. But first, if…
  • Heart Rate Monitors, Heart Rate Zones, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Heart Rate Training

    Levi
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Heart rate training was all the rage in the 80s and 90s. Power training is becoming more popular now, at least for cyclists, but heart rate monitors are still way cheaper than power meters (and monitoring your heart rate will always have its place.) A heart rate monitor is not an absolutely essential tool, but it sure is nice to have. Regardless, all athletes should understand the concept of heart rate training, which is explained here. How Your Heart Works First of all, it’s essential to understand how your heart works. Not specifically how it pumps blood, rather, what happens during…
 
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  • Oregon lawmakers try (again) to raise speed limits

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
    It might get faster down there.(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland) Despite a clear connection between speed and fatal and serious injury crashes, ten Oregon lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that would raise our state’s freeway speed limit to 75 miles per hour. According to the text of House Bill 3094, it would increase the speed limit from 65 to 75 miles per hour on interstate highways (only for cars, large trucks and buses will stay at their current max of 55 mph). The bill also establishes a maximum speed limit of 65 miles per hour on state highways and limits the Department of…
  • Bike/walk advocates unveil plan for Oregon to zero out road deaths

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    The cover of the new report. Two Portland-based advocacy organizations have released Oregon’s first detailed proposal for a “Vision Zero” policy that they say could completely eliminate road deaths and serious injuries. The plan from Oregon Walks and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance describes itself as “A Unifying Vision for Street Safety for Oregon.” The two groups assembled the report with input from officials at various government agencies, including the City of Portland and Oregon Department of Transportation. It’s the first big component of a…
  • Bike Theft Task Force launched: Now let’s get to work!

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    A local blogger speaking at today’s press conference.(Photo by Caesar Ursic) Today we officially launched the Portland Bike Theft Task Force. It’s been quite a journey to get to this point… Regular BikePortlanders know we’ve been documenting this city’s bike theft problem for almost 10 years. Who remembers our May 2005 story, Bike theft: What should we do about it? Yes, we’ve been frustrated by this issue for nearly a decade now. That’s why today felt so good. We actually took another big step toward doing something about it. Back in October,…
  • Weak links: City finds traffic hot spots on neighborhood greenway system

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    The first numbers are rolling in from the first comprehensive analysis of the country’s first connected bicycle boulevard network, and they show some clear problem spots. SE Clinton at 22nd. The side-street bikeways are known in Portland as neighborhood greenways to capture their appeal as places to walk, jog, shoot hoops and so on. But the City of Portland’s project shows that six — inner SE Clinton, SE Lincoln near 53rd, NE Tillamook near Grant High School, SE 86th near Powell, inner Northwest Johnson and upper NW 24th — clearly fail national standards for auto…
  • The Ride: Scappoose to the Banks-Vernonia Trail via logging roads

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Pisgah Road near Gunners Lakes Mainline was a wrong turn that turned out right.(Photos J. Maus/BikePortland) Note: Welcome to the first in a series of posts sponsored by 21st Avenue Bicycles. They’ve stepped up help us share more adventure rides. Stay tuned all year as we explore the best backroads and bike-camping spots in Portland and beyond. There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with finally doing a route that has been in the back of your mind for a few years. That’s what I did on Sunday by finally connecting dirt roads from Scappoose to the Banks-Vernonia Trail (at…
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  • 2016 SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes and CenterLine X Rotors. S4 Caliper, Guide R, RS RSC, DB5, DB3, DB1

    sicklines
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    SRAM continues to evolve their products and they’ve made some updates to their 2016 product offerings.  Learn more about the Guide Ultimate brakes and CenterLine X rotors inside. The SRAM Guide brake family introduced a new standard for mountain bike brakes through rigorous design and testing, and has been proven at the highest levels of competition in the Enduro World Series and with downhill World Cup wins. With its completely new, 4-piston S4 caliper, SwingLink lever cam, and carbon lever blade, the 360-gram Guide Ultimate stands alone as the new leader in its class. It has been…
  • 2016 FOX Factory Float DPS Shock, Factory Float 34 (FIT4) Fork

    sicklines
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    FOX introduces some new products for 2016 today  including a FOX Factory 34 DPS shock and a 34 Factory Float featuring FIT4 (27.5 & 29). Details inside from FOX. Little brother to the 36 – the new 34 is aimed at aggressive trail riders in a super lightweight package. Read more about the 2016 34 here. Fourth Generation FIT Cartridge (FIT 4) gives increased compression and rebound damping control Upgraded to our proven FIT RC2 10mm shaft architecture 10mm shaft provides more oil flow through the base valve Production version 34 FLOAT has 22 clicks of low-speed compression adjustment in…
  • 2015 Enduro World Series Results – EWS#1 Video Recap Rotorua, NZ

    sicklines
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    The Enduro World Series has just published a video recapping Round #1. Be sure to check it out. [Video: Enduro World Series - Round 1 Results Recap]
  • 2015 Crankworx Rotorua – Brett Rheeder wins SlopeStyle

    sicklines
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Crankworx Rotorua ended with a bang as Brett Rheeder secured the #1 spot at the end of the competiion. Crankworx instituted a Triple Crown option that will anoint Brett Rheeder with $50,000 should he win all 3 Crankworx Slopestyle events. No pressure. Details from the event inside. BRETT RHEEDER PROVES THE FIRST MAN ON DECK FOR THE TRIPLE CROWN OF SLOPESTYLE Brandon Semenuk scrubs out for a disappointing finish in 1st Crankworx Slopestyle ROTORUA, New Zealand, March 29, 2015—Brett RHEEDER will be the first man capable of winning the new Triple Crown of Slopestyle and earning the $50,000…
  • 2015 Enduro World Series: Jerome Clementz and Anne Caroline Chausson win the Giant Toa Enduro in New Zealand

    sicklines
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    The 2015 Enduro World Series kicked off at Cranworx Rotorua and there was some exciting racing going on to say the least. At the end of the race, Jerome Clementz and Anne Caroline Chausson went on to win the Giant Toa Enduro in New Zealand. Details inside from the Enduro World Series. It was an explosive start to the 2015 Enduro World Season as Jerome Clementz (Cannondale OverMountain) and Anne Caroline Chausson (Ibis Cycles Enduro Team) were crowned the first winners of 2015 in the Giant Toa Enduro in New Zealand during Crankworx Rotorua. Men 1. Jerome Clementz FRA 2. Fabien Barel FRA 3. Wyn…
 
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  • Motivational Monday with Neela Fleckenstein

    Megan Archer
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Motivational Monday is an on going series highlighting stories of women like you and me. We feature racers, commuters, car-free mommas, and everything in between. Want to be featured? Let us know! Neela Fleckenstein is a 33 year-old engineer from Greenville, South Carolina. She started cycling in 2011. What initially motivated you to race bikes? Joining a women’s cycling team helped get me into road racing. I became interested in racing cyclocross after seeing my husband do a few races, and watching a few episodes of Behind the Barriers. I had to join the fun! What were (if any) your…
  • Early Rider Belter 16″ Kid’s Bike

    Bike Shop Girl
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Popularity of quality bikes for kids is growing as adults realize that kids benefit from bikes that don’t weigh as much as they do! There are a few brands on the market offering well spec’d kids bikes and Early Rider is one of them. This fancy Belter 16″ model has proper length cranks, great v-brakes and is belt drive for less maintenance (and rust!) The price is steep, but if you have several children or know your child is into it – it will last a couple lifetimes! MSRP: $420 16″ wheels 12.5 lbs Suggested age 3.5 – 6 yrs Minimum seat height 47cm Hand…
  • Motivational Monday with Rebecca Fahringer

    Megan Archer
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:47 am
    Motivational Monday is an on going series highlighting stories of women like you and me.  Rebecca Fahringer is a 25 year-old cyclocross racer for the Jam Fund. A little about myself I am actually having an identity crisis. I am an unemployed, ex-student cyclocross racer. I started doing collegiate triathlon in 2010, and that is when I bought my first bike. I didn’t start cycling consistently until meeting some cyclists in grad school in 2012. What initially motivated you to race bikes? I was riding recreationally with the Brown Cycling Team and the Providence Velo Club. After promising…
  • 6th Annual Beti Bike Bash Mountain Bike Event

    Bike Shop Girl
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:19 am
    Sign up and be a part of the 6th Annual Beti Bike Bash, the largest women’s mountain bike event in the country! Team Yeti Beti is encouraging all women that mountain bike to come out for the Beti Bike Bash. We know that there are more women out there who want to try a race. Grab your other dirt loving friends and come out to test your skills against other women, or just come out and experience a Colorado mountain bike race. RACE does not have to be a four letter word. From the first timer to the seasoned professional, join us for a landmark event in the mountain bike community.
  • Introducing the 2015 VIDA MTB SERIES

    Bike Shop Girl
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    If you are a lady looking to get stronger and faster on a mountain bike, pay attention! The Beti AllRide Clinic has transformed to the VIDAMTB Series. VIDA literally translates to “life” and the VIDA MTB Series is a natural evolution of Beti AllRide, a new incarnation that celebrates the entire lifestyle of women riders, and that supports them in all of their endeavors. VIDA MTB Series is proud to partner with Yeti Cycles at the title sponsor, along withSmith Optics, Stan’s NoTubes, Keystone Bike Park, Twin Six and Team Yeti Beti. The VIDA MTB Series will kick off the year with…
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  • Think Twice Before You Ice

    selene yeager
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    For decades, ice has been the first line of defense in injury response. Take a spill? Pull out the frozen peas. Just hammered out 100 miles? Fill the tub, brace yourself, and polar plunge away. Now a growing number of scientists are cooling on ice therapy for muscle repair, citing evidence that inflammation is essential for speedy healing. Researchers from Australia have added to this expanding body of research with a study comparing two groups of rats with deep-thigh muscle bruises. One group had their leg iced within 5 minutes of the injury for 20 minutes. The other received no ice…
  • The Rundown on Red Hook

    Elspeth Huyett
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    Since 2008, the Red Hook Criterium has been bringing cyclists to Brooklyn, New York, to race track bikes around tight turns and through torrential downpours, and implement all kinds of chaos. This week, 60 Minutes Sports is picking up on the story, with a special hosted by Phil Keoghan of The Amazing Race. The show is set to air on Showtime on April 1. While Keoghan is doing press coverage, Kacey Lloyd is in crunch mode to get ready for this year’s Red Hook Crit, to be held April 25. After winning the first edition of the race, she has become a fixture at the event. She took a few minutes…
  • Fox Unveils 2016 34 Float Fork and Float DPS EVOL Shock

    matt phillips
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    It’s spring and the weather is warming up and drying the trails. That means mountain bike season is starting to come out of its winter slumber in much of the country. It also means that companies are starting to officially release 2016 product info. Fox Shox is typically one of the first to unveil next year’s goods, and it’s doing it again this year with the announcement of the 2016 34 Float fork, Float DPS shock, and EVOL air sleeve. I received samples early and installed them onto a Yeti SB5c. Since the SB5c was equipped with a 2015 Factory 34 Float fork and Factory Float shock, this…
  • Peek Inside the Coolest Bicycle Clubhouse Ever

    Molly Hurford
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    You’re not eight years old anymore, so we’re guessing your clubhouse no longer has a “No Girls Allowed” (or “No Boys Allowed”) sign and a bunch of broken bike parts hidden in the corner. You’ve probably graduated to a slightly more upscale space to commune with your bike, like the corner of your garage where you hoard your stash of spare wheels and bike tools. But for an even fancier bike room, you may want to book a weekend at The Inn at Cooperstown in New York. The owners have renovated an old cobbler shop and turned it into the Big Ring Bicycle Clubhouse, a space where guests…
  • New Study Shows Link Between Exercise and Lowered Cancer Risk

    Molly Hurford
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    We all know that cycling—or any exercise—is beneficial to our health. And now, according to a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, logging those miles may be helpful in preventing cancer. The study looked at nearly 14,000 men, and the results concluded that those who had a higher fitness level as they approached middle age were at a lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer as they aged. And just as important, the men who did have cancer but had a higher exercise level were more likely to survive, even when they were diagnosed later in life. The study was headed…
 
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  • How to Successfully Complete your First Century

    Emily
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
     If you’ve taken up cycling in the last year and find yourself desiring to complete your first 100 mile ride, you might have a lot of questions. What should you take? Should you go with a group? How can you make sure your body is up to the task? What if you get lost? These […]
  • A Guide to Cyclists’ Etiquette

    Emily
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
     Whether you’re riding on your own or in a group, there is a set of rules you should follow as a courtesy to everyone you share the road or path with. This post is a reminder for the veteran cyclists and a mini-lesson for newer ones. Relaxed and Steady Riding This courtesy suggestion is three […]
  • 12 Essentials Every Cyclist Should Have in Their Fanny Pack

    Emily
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
     Being prepared is essential to any long-distance ride. Things happen to even the most careful of cyclists. You don’t want to be the person dropping things from an overfull pack like crumb trail for other cyclists or weighing yourself down. But it is important to have a few essential things tucked away just in case. […]
  • Spring Fever Bike Rally

    WB admin
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:14 pm
     Downtown Sulphur Springs, Texas, March 14th, 2015 If you’re looking for a challenging ride with plenty of scenery and good old-fashioned Texas hospitality, then the Spring Fever Rally is the one for you. With a choice in distances, this one is perfect for beginners and marathoners. Kicking off in pretty downtown Sulphur Springs before winding […]
  • 5 Ways to Maintain Healthy Joints for Bicyclists

    WB admin
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
      It’s no surprise to most bicyclists that the health of their joints, especially the knees and ankles, is vital to their sport. Too often, cyclists wait until something is hurt before they take action to care for them. As an old Dutch proverb states: “Prevention is better than cure.” Below are five ways to […]
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  • 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

    Adam
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    The 3rd edition of the Sydney Classic Bicycle Show occurred last Saturday, the 28th March 2015. After three years, it’s a given that it will be a hot and humid day in the bowl of the Canterbury Velodrome, but one that brings together the largest congregation of bicycle aficionados and the most varied collection of beautiful bikes to be found in New South Wales. We have to be willing to blur the lines when we’re defining ‘classic’ here: there are plenty of classic bikes represented but expect to see modern steel bikes also. It is concerning that steel naturally denotes…
  • Field Cycles: Made of Steel

    Adam
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Without ever meeting the guys from Sheffield’s Field Cycles in person, it’s always been a mystery as to who they really are. The custom, fillet brazed frames have captivated our attention over the last few years with their individual features and vivid geometric paint schemes. Their mates at Walker Creative, a digital production agency specialising in film, just released this short video that gives a wonderful insight into Field’s history, team and work ethos, and Harry Harrison’s thoughts on bicycles in general. Make yourself a cuppa, grab a Fig Roll and have a watch.
  • MFS: Reach for the Dream Bikes

    Adam
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    We first had an inkling of the Reach For The Dream project, presented by Manual For Speed, back in June 2014. Since then we’ve been flabbergasted by their Surprise Me! Space Panda jerseys and bib shorts, and further dumbfounded by the equally outrageous Kasual Klub merchandise. Well, the Reach For The Dream masterstroke has now been revealed. Consistent with the MFS brand, the RFTD bikes are an eye-searing collaboration between Argonaut and Speedvagen Cycles that is going to knock your lilli-white socks off. Better take a seat. From the press release: Do you dream? Of course you do, who…
  • Pias x Pancalen Cycles Scarab

    Adam
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    If we’ve got our international date times correct, you should be reading this as one of the first emails in your inbox for the day. That means, according to pharaonic mythology, the sacred scarab, or dung beetle (Scarabaeus sacer), has adhered to his daily routine of pushing the sun god Ra across the sky. The pain of pedalling against gravity, whether it’s across town or up an Alp, often feels like we’re pushing a big ball of dung up a hill. But what a sense of satisfaction we feel when that sphere comes to rest. It’s a sense of accomplishment and relief that we have…
  • Alan Minna

    Adam
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    It’s a sad sight to see a bicycle on top of a scrap heap, no matter what the condition. Unfortunately, a lot of the bikes on top of those heaps deserve to be there, as a result of our disposable society. But an occasional few are tossed away as a result of pure ignorance… of the fact that well made frames — this Alan Super Record CX from 1984, for example — can be made usable once again. The Italian marque of Alan was founded in 1972 by Lodovico Falconi, an ex-employee of Torpado who was inspired by the use of aluminium by companies such as Campagnolo and 3ttt for their parts.
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  • It is stay off the Internet because everything you read is BS Day

    Dave Moulton
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am
    This blog will be 10 years old this year, and I used to look forward to April 1st. each year when I could attempt to write some bogus article that would entertain and maybe amuse my readers. A good “All Fools” story will suck you in at first, and you believe what you are reading. Then as the story becomes more and more bizarre, you start to ask yourself, “What is this?” Then you realize the date is April 1st. and you chuckle because you get the joke. You’ve been had. However, a joke is not funny if you already know the punch line. I wrote my last April…
  • The March of the Machines

    Dave Moulton
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Just about any manufactured item can be described as Functional Art. Designed not only to do what it is supposed to do, but to look appealing also. If you are choosing between two similar priced items of similar quality, you are most likely going to pick the one that looks cool, all other things being equal. When I built bicycle frames in England during the 1970s my customers were almost exclusively racing cyclists. They bought my bikes mainly because they rode and handled well, and were reasonably priced. A few file marks showing under the paint showed it was a handmade item. On moving to…
  • Survival, Fear and Anger

    Dave Moulton
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    On the spectrum of emotional feelings, fear and anger sit right next to each other. If we believe our vital instincts stem from mankind’s primitive beginnings, this makes perfect sense. When in danger there are two options, fight or flight. Fear will make you run, if trapped or cornered, anger will make you turn and fight.  I sometimes feel we arrive on this planet with one very basic and simple instruction: Survive. But it is never explained to us how to survive. When, if we would just stop and think about it, if we just live our lives day to day we can do nothing else but…
  • Buyer’s Remorse

    Dave Moulton
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:06 pm
    I occasionally sell a few items on eBay. I don’t make a regular business out of it, but like most bike enthusiasts I collect a lot of bike parts, and need to get rid of them from time to time. A couple of weeks ago I collected about six items together, took photos, and listed them on eBay. It was quite a lengthy process that took up most of a whole day. I didn’t look too closely at the items, and maybe I should have paid more attention.  I listed a pair of Campagnolo, 1980ish brake levers as having “Slight sctatching,” and added “See photos.” The…
  • Labels

    Dave Moulton
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Our society has this strange trait of labeling everyone. It is not enough that we know someone by their given name, we have to categorize them further by what they do for a living, their political or religious beliefs. Even their hobbies. I’m sure people who live in my neighborhood but have not yet met me, refer to me as “The Cyclist,” because they see my ride by on my bike. The problem is that being labeled a “Cyclist,” I am then pre-judged by the worst behavior of other cyclists, even those who would not necessarily label themselves as cyclists.
 
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  • Did an overemphasis on “contraindications” > give rise to SoulCycle?

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    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. What caused the SoulCycle phenomenon? Why are their riders so passionate, loyal and willing to spend $34 dollars a class, when clubs and studios had been offering Indoor Cycling classes for 10 or more years – long before SoulCycle’s launch in 2007? The research done (and reported here) by future studio owner Callie Bowling…
  • March 31st is World Backup Day

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    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. March 31st is world backup day. Why not the day after, on 4/1? It certainly would be easier to remember. But it’s on this day, not the next, because everyone would think they were joking if it was on April 1st, that’s why. All jokes aside, having a regular backup of your computer’s files is critical and a Best…
  • We’re using Epic Planet’s “Tour of The West” Video This Week

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    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. With the weather starting to break here in the frozen north, today [Sunday] is my last scheduled Performance class for the season. To celebrate our (hopeful) return to riding outdoors, I thought it would be fun to ride along with this new Indoor Cycling DVD from Epic Planet – Tour of The West. This 60/45 minute video is a…
  • ICI Podcast 341 – Follow Up On IHRSA With Cameron Chinatti With Stages Indoor Cycling

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:24 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. Master Educator Cameron Chinatti with Stages Indoor Cycling joins me for a fun followup to their very successful IHRSA convention where they launched the new Stages SC3 Indoor Cycle. We’ve got a bunch of videos that relate to my interview, which you’ll find below. One of the highlights from the show was the amazing efforts…
  • Annual meeting of Cycling Studio Owners?

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:53 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. John, I feel we need an official organization of Cycling Studio Owners + an annual conference where we can all meet and learn from each other. I’ve heard this dozens of times from Studio Owners, including this past IHRSA and last month at our Full Psycle/PRO PIQ training in Chicago. That’s a great idea, I would say…
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  • PainCave Cycling Videos Review

    Bryan
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    What they say about riding on an indoor trainer is true. It can really suck. It can suck even more if you don’t have something to take your mind off of staring at the walls while spinning circles to nowhere. Thankfully, there are options out that can help and today’s post will be a review of one of them. Fighting Boredom on the Trainer I’ve had my trainer for about two years now and ride it a lot more than I thought I would. Knowing that I needed something to occupy my mind, I started by listening to some custom play lists on my Ipod. That was great to start with but you can…
  • Recapping January 2015

    Bryan
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:13 pm
    We’re now a month into the new year so I thought it might be a good time to upate you with my progress so far this year. If you remember, I mentioned that I would be in a weight loss challenge with another rider from our Saturday group rides. Weight Loss Challenge That challenge is going OK but I haven’t see the gaines (losses) I had hoped for. Perhaps I was further out of shape than I thought. Part of my problem last month was that I didn’t ride enough. In my opinion. For the month of January 2015 I rode 212 miles. That’s OK but I only averaged 2.5 rides per week with…
  • Closing out 2014 and Moving onto 2015

    Bryan
    31 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    Another year has come and gone. Ups and downs. You know the drill. The year wasn’t all bad and wasn’t all good. That’s life I guess. Those of you who follow this blog probably thought I might have died due to the infrequent blog updates. The same could have been said last year. I’ll try to explain a little of that, and more, as I close out 2014. This will not be a resolutions post though. Posting Frequency Over the last couple of years the number of posts I’ve written has been pretty small. Only five in 2014 (including this one) and five in 2013. For all…
  • Building Sam Pilgrim’s Ridley Noah for Road Bike Party 3

    Bryan
    27 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    A couple of days before Christmas, Road Bike Party 3 was released to much anticipation throughout the Interwebs. Sam Pilgrim has replaced Martyn Ashton as the rider this time around with about 90% of the film shot in San Diego. I’m always amazed at what these guys can do on a road bike. The video featured here is one I hadn’t seen until today as it has shows the guys from Global Cycling Network building the Ridley Noah that Sam rides during the video. An awesome looking bike to go with an awesome video. The first Road Bike Party video was ridden by Martyn Ashton. Martyn suffered a…
  • Black Friday Deals – Cycling Edition

    Bryan
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving which is a great time to be with family, have some great food and enjoy a long weekend. The day that follows is one of the biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday. Personally, I’m not a Black Friday shopper but prefer instead to do my shopping online vice having to fight for parking and deal with the crowds. The last few years has seen Black Friday and Cyber Monday start to meld together with the week of Thanksgiving and the following weekend packed with all kinds of deals both in the stores and online. We as cyclists need a good deal every once…
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  • Sore Feet and Cycling

    Darryl
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Why do I get burning, aching, numbing in my feet when cycling?  It’s a question Victor gets all the time, and we’ve also had a few listeners asking about as well….so we decided to make a podcast out of it. Whether you experience foot pain while cycling or not, you’re going to want to listen in for our tips and suggestions on how to improve your cycling experience by making your feet happy. The importance of a good insole Adjusting your shoe Pedal Stroke and minimizing foot pain Do insoles wear out? Victor’s tip for properly adjusting your shoe straps What causes…
  • How to deal with muscle imbalances

    Victor
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Almost everyone has some sort of physical imbalance, and whether you know it or not, it affects your cycling.  The idea for this podcast came up after receiving an e-mail from one of our listeners who suffered a rare type of stroke that made everything in life more difficult.  We share his inspiring story and explain how he decided to take up cycling in the aftermath of it all. So how does your own personal imbalance affect your cycling, and how do you improve it?  In this podcast, we go over all things involved with imbalance and cycling: Strength, Form, Awareness, and how to deal with…
  • Stretch After the Hills

    Darryl
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    It’s important to stretch all the time, but this time around Darryl talks about stretching when you’ve been doing hill climbing.  Riding hills uses different muscles than on regular rides, so you need to stretch it out in order to keep things loose and prevent your back from tightening up. In this quick tip, Darryl explains why you need to stretch out your glutes.   Additional Links: 4 Good Cycling Stretches (with video)
  • The Cycling Lifestyle – Victor’s Story

    Darryl
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    We all know his as the cycling guru, but when exactly did Victor become such a bicycle expert?  We shared Darryl’s story, but now it’s time to hear about the amazing journey Victor has taken to get where he’s at today. Through a series of decisions and good judgment, Victor has found himself exactly where he wants to be. How did Victor get interested in road cycling? How did he go from cyclist to cycling entrepreneur? Is it just a coincidence that he lives less than a mile from one of the greatest cycling routes? What did he learn by selling his business and most of the…
  • The Cycling Lifestyle – Darryl’s Story

    Darryl
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
    How exactly did Darryl get to this point in life where he’s co-hosting the Cycling 360 podcast, celebrating 5 years with his Loving the Bike website, and the owner of a bicycle café in the Caribbean? Listen in to this inspiring podcast as Darryl explains how he took his core values and love of cycling to create the lifestyle he has now. When did Darryl start cycling? What advice does he give to people wanting to reach their goals? Why are core values so important? How does someone overcome their fears when making change? How does luck play into lifestyle creation? Darryl’s…
 
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  • Loving the Bike TV: Do a Charity Ride This Year

    Darryl
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    I know there are at least some of you debating taking part in one of those group/charity type rides this year.  No need to feel intimidated by it or convince yourself that you’re not ready. I’m here to tell you to go ahead and just do it.  Have a watch, then proceed to action. The post Loving the Bike TV: Do a Charity Ride This Year appeared first on lovingthebike.com.
  • Cycling Grenada: My Toughest 60

    Darryl
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    When you live on a mountainous Caribbean island, the amount of route options is very limited.  On a daily basis, if I want to ride over 20 miles I either have to head up coast and do some pretty serious climbing or opt for monotonous loops. I don’t like either option, really……so most of the time I put in 20+ miles and call it a day.  But for a while now, I’ve been yearning for the solitude that can only come from putting in the miles. Ever since coming to Grenada 2 1/2 years ago, I’ve considered cycling around the island.  At 60 miles, the circumference ride…
  • The Missing Peace

    Darryl
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    It’s no secret that I haven’t been firing at the highest level the past couple years or so.  I haven’t even come close to consistently being the fun-loving, easy-going dude that I love to be.  But I’ve found the missing peace. A couple weeks ago, my nutritional friend Kelli wrote me a beautiful e-mail.  In that message she wished me “Peace more than Fleeting Happiness”……and in that moment I knew exactly what was missing. In the process of settling my family into a new country, starting up a business, and dealing with a million and one…
  • Loving the BITE: Take Pre-Ride Nutrition to the Next Level

    Kelli
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    We’ve covered Pre-Ride Nutrition a few times before. The carbs. The calories. The timing. The type of foods (easy to digest, and my preference, liquified into a smoothie). This week, we’re going to add in some advanced ingredients to take your pre-ride nutrition to the next level. I’ve mentioned each of them individual in past posts.  In this one, we’ll put it all together for your toughest rides. Recipe of the Week: Advanced Pre-Ride Nutrition Plan Ingredients Foundation: Pre-Ride Smoothie OR 8 ounces organic Lemonade mixed with 8 ounces water Advanced Ingredients:…
  • Loving the Bike TV: Be Near Water

    Darryl
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    Not only is it important to drink water and stay hydrated, but it’s also very important to be near water so you can recharge your soul. Yes, being near water provides a means to soothe and create peace.  Here’s more in this short video. The post Loving the Bike TV: Be Near Water appeared first on lovingthebike.com.
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  • Spring is Here

    Mike
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Hedghogs up Bees on a very scenic loop on the west side of South Mountain. Brittlebrush on Pirate in Estrella Ranch. No flowers on these canals. Brown’s Ranch is getting ready to explode in color… get out there soon.
  • Winter

    Mike
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:03 pm
    The Hammer at Browns Ranch Destination National Gold at the end of the Rainbow! Golden Glow We need more cowbell !!! Best ride all winter! When it rains…wii ride. Vortex Solid gold!
  • Summer

    Mike
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    Mike
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  • Review: Guideline Cabo Sunglasses

    Mike
    10 Mar 2013 | 8:41 pm
    Guideline Eyewear sent me a pair of Cabo sunglasses in December to try out. (It’s one of the perks of being the infamous mountain biking blogger I am… OK, it’s the only perk). They arrived Christmas eve…so festively, I put them under the tree, and opened them in the morning. It doesn’t take long for me to know if I like a pair of sunglasses or not. It’s usually love at first sight, first fit, and first sweat (if it’s love at all)… all of which you can get in one ride. I’m lucky, living in Arizona, to have spectacular riding weather all winter long, so I have…
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    PinoyMTBiker Community - Philippine Mountain Bike Community

  • FS Used: FS fizik gobbi kirium saddle

    cicero
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    For sale fizik gobi kirium rails Wing flex n tail flex Made in italy Bright orange Practically new installed n remove for 2 rides Guaranteed No scratch or nick Very light at 280grams Rfs: change of matching color Bought for P6.8k Selling for P6k Sms09178657566
  • 48t and above mtb chainrings / road cranks on mtb (?)

    Sileo
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    was wondering where can you buy 48t, 50t (preferred) mtb chainrings locally? 104bcd for shimano deore-type cranks. know that blackspire makes some but not sure if its available here. also, has anyone frankensteined road CRs attached to a mtb BB? is it even possible? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ not really a spinner, and during a long-distance cycling events (200km & 300km) was definitely wishing had much, much heavier gears than the current 42t-11t during flats.
  • FS Used: Medium Turner 5 Spot

    fishdoc
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:56 am
    MUST GO!!! FS : Turner 5 Spot (MEDIUM) Newly Painted New Decals Asking 20K firm Mobile : 0917 855 8119 location : Makati or Pasig Click link to see pic Read more: http://www.pinoymtbiker.org/forum/sh...#ixzz3TkxifSX0
  • Buying new bike, need help

    arvee14
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Mga sir, pahelp naman pumili ng bike.. budget around 25k Choices: Giant ATX Elite 1 Rocky Mountain Vapor 27.5 Cannondale Trail 5 27.5 Thanks PMTB! :):)
  • FS Used: Cannondale Trail 7 27.5 2015

    riffscreamer
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    For Sale/Swap: Cannondale Trail 7 27.5 2015 For specs, please go to this link: http://www.cannondale.com/…/m…/trail.../trail/trail-7 Size XS (Extra Small). Perfect for the ladies! Bought last December 2014 at Cristy's Cartimar. Bone stock, with trail scratches. Price: 15k slightly neg. Or swap to a whole bike size Small or Medium 27.5 or 29er. Willing to add cash if necessary. Freebies: CatEye Go Kit (front light, rear light, wired cyclocomp), Mountain Peak flat pedals, Kalloy Uno 400mm seatpost. Muntinlupa/San Pedro Area RFS: Wrong size.
 
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Mitie London Revolution 2015 – Extra camping spots released!

    Andreas
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Way back in 2012 I rode the Mitie London Revolution. To date, it’s been one of the most fun and challenging rides I’ve ever been on. Since the rides conception just a few short years ago, it’s become one of the most popular routes amongst London cyclists, selling out each year. The 2015 edition, kicks off on the 16th and 17th May and the organisers have just released a few extra spots. The ride circumvents the capital, involving 185 miles of ‘breathless sightseeing’ over two days. It is said that “the adventure really begins on day 2″ and it’s true…
  • The simplest bike storage solution

    Andreas
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    It’s a well known formula: Bike + Indoor storage = Unhappy coinhabitants  + messy corridor Having recently taken part in the much despised game of “find a new place to rent” one of the things I was looking at, as estate agents showed me around, was where I could potentially store my bike. Would I be able to fit it in that lift? Does that bike storage outside look safe enough? Carpets in the lounge! There’s no way I can store my bike here! It’s a tricky one to overcome and there are all manners of solutions vying for the attention of cyclists. A Trimetals…
  • 10 of the greatest joys for cyclists

    Andreas
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    In a previous video, I’ve talked about 5 of the greatest dangers facing cyclists in London. Of course it’s not just about avoiding the dangers, it’s also about taking in the joys of cycling in London. In the new video, I wanted to explore 10 of the greatest joys London cyclists experience. We often forget many of these as we get used to each daily commute. Take a look at the video and do share any that you would add to a Top 10 list. We produced this video and hopefully many more future videos, thanks to a GoPro we got at Argos. 1. Challenging hill climbs That feeling of…
  • Discounted bike servicing in 17 local London bike shops

    Andreas
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:52 am
    The last time we did a bike servicing offer with Lunar Cycles in Kentish Town, things got a little crazy and we sold a lot more than we expected. Since then, a lot of people have been asking me when we’re going to do a follow on promotion. Finally, today is the day! As you may know, this time of the year is fairly quiet for bike shops, as a lot of commuters haven’t yet returned to their bikes. This means that it’s one of the few times of the year when bike shops are able to offer these big discounts. It’s a great chance to jump in, before the shops get busy again.
  • How a cyclist sees London

    Andreas
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:24 am
    There is an invisible hierarchy in London. It looks like this: Underground passenger Car driver Bus passenger Cyclist Runner Walker The Underground user is at the bottom of the hierarchy. They get to see little, to none of the city. A little further up, a driver, gets to see more. However, despite what car manufacturers will try to sell us, drivers get to experience very little. They are too busy focusing on the road (you hope) and too stuck inside a metal box for the sights and sounds. Beyond the driver, the bus passenger has more time and focus to passively gaze upon the world. If…
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • Cycling Jerseys Shorts. 50 Total. 8 Bikes. Moving Must Sell

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    30 Women's BIKE JERSEYS CYCLING SHORTS. 20 to 50. PLUS 3 pair of women's cycling shoes in size 5.5 and 10. 25 Men's CYCLING JERSEYS SHORTS. 10 to 50. Plus 5 pair of shoes in size 7.5, 8.5, 9 10. MOVING MUST SELL 8 BIKES TOO, COME SEE Got some road bike parts too. WILL SHIP, US ONLY THOUGH. CALL ONLY 3212 nine 79175. NO TEXT CHECK OUT MY BIKES ON HERE BY DOING A SEARCH WITHIN 25 MILES OF ZIP CODE 34652.
  • Specialized Tahoe Mountain Bike shoes. Cycling shoes. Moving Must Sell

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    SPECIALIZED TAHOE CYCLING/MTB SHOES. WOMENS size 10/41. Good used condition. Low miles. Hardware for cleats never used. MOVING MUST SELL 8 BIKE. COME SEE Got 7 other pairs too. Some are men's and some for women. CALL ONLY, 321-297-9 ONE 75. NO TEXT. Do a search within 25 miles of zip code 34652 to see my other posts.
  • Shimano brake calipers, Parts, clothes, accessories. Moving must sell

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    ROAD BIKE PARTS, JERSEYS, CYCLING SHOES GEAR MOVING MUST ALSO SELL 8 BIKE, COME SEE 2009 SHIMANO ULTEGRA 10 SPEED RD. 60 2010 SHIMANO 105, 10 X 2. TOOK OFF NEW BIKE 240. 2010 TIAGRA CALIPER SET. 95 2009 Trek Madone alloy dual pivot brake calipers 95 STEMS, 2 of them, sizes 25.4 and 26 mm. 30 JERSEYS, over 40 of them in many sizes. Men's and women's. 20 Cycling shoes, 5 for men, 3 for women. I HAVE MORE PARTS, SHOES AND CLOTHING 4 MEN N WOMEN. I SHIP. MUST SELL, MOVING CALL ONLY 321 /2 nine 7/ 9 1 7 5. NO TEXT. CHECK OUT MY BIKES ON HERE BY DOING A SEARCH WITHIN 25 MILES OF ZIP CODE 34684.
  • Cycling shoes. Specialized, Nike, Sidi, Shimano, 8 Pair. Moving must sell

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    EIGHT pair different cycling shoes. SIDI, NIKE, DIADORA, LG, SHIMANO, PEARL IZUMI, SPECIALIZED. MOVING, MUST ALSO SELL 8 BIKES, COME SEE THEM 5 for men, 3 for women. 1 Sidi female, size 36/5.5. Low miles. Made in Italy. 140 obo 2 Brand New Nikes. Female. Size 36/5.5. 80 3 Specialized Tahoe. Sz 10/41, low miles. 65 4 GIRO. LOW MILES. Size 7.75. With cleats, 85 ...SOLD 1 Men's 7.5 Louis Garneau Ventilator w/Ergo air. VGC! 75 2 Men's size 9 Shimano MT32 mtb shoes. Excellent condition. 50 3 Men's 8.5/42 Pearl Izumi X-Road Fuel II. BRAND NEW. 100 4 MEN DZR FASHION BIKE SHOES. SZ 42. 75... SOLD 5…
  • schwinn bicycle restorations

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    go to www.recyclethepast.net to see what I can do for your old Schwinn bike
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  • Radical Doubt – a poetry reading

    Phillip Barron
    14 Mar 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Join me, along with Andrew Joron, Amy Narneloop, and Eric Parkison, next Saturday afternoon in San Francisco for a poetry reading. The reading is part of the sixth annual conference of the North... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Water, the problem of representation

    Phillip Barron
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    An experiment in micrograms, dedicated to the tule fog and shrouded winters. Each morning, a tightrope walk on wires of water suspended tightly at the ends. #cadrought pic.twitter.com/1ScPYwcZt9... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lyrical Materialism, a working theory

    Phillip Barron
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    In June, I published four poems along with a statement of poetic research in the dynamic journal Common-Place. The statement gave me the opportunity to work through some of my thinking about the how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • listen to Black Mountain poets

    Phillip Barron
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Thanks to Alice Sebrell for the opportunity to gather together a handful of the web’s best collections of recordings of Black Mountain poets. It is an honor to contribute to the good work that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Don’t choose on me

    Phillip Barron
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Apparently the criteria for selecting a poet laureate in North Carolina have changed. The North Carolina Arts Council’s traditional criteria, which are no longer on their website, are below. A North... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Cycling Tips

  • Richie Porte: “I’ve already had an incredible season but I want more”

    Matt de Neef
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Things are falling into place for Team Sky’s Richie Porte in 2015. As of Sunday the Australian time trial champion has six UCI-classified victories to his name, including overall victories in two, week-long WorldTour stage races: Paris-Nice and the Volta a Catalunya. But Porte has his sights set on an even greater success this season: the Giro d’Italia. Porte will go to the Italian Grand Tour in May as one of the big favourites. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef caught up with the 30-year-old Tasmanian the day after his win at Catalunya to discuss the race, his preparations for the…
  • Daily News Digest

    Shane Stokes
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff grabs stage one of Driedaagse de Panne; Kristoff gains confidence through manner of his win; Riis says goodbye to Tinkoff-Saxo; unclear if he hopes to continue in cycling; Tinkov on team’s and sport’s future: We need a boring, meticulous manager like Brailsford; Richie Porte: “I’ve already had an incredible season but I want more”; Dowsett announces plans to try to break Dennis’ world hour record; Kimmage Fund: Final judgement rendered against Aaron Brown, former UCI Overlord owes $85 thousand and…
  • Kimmage Fund: Final judgement rendered against Aaron Brown, former UCI Overlord owes $85 thousand and counting

    Shane Stokes
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Having been found liable for the missing Kimmage Fund by the Massachusetts Superior Court last October, the person responsible for its theft, Aaron Brown, has run out of time to lodge an appeal. As a result final judgement has been rendered against Brown, the former user of the UCI_Overlord persona. According to Bill Hue, a fund donor who took a class action lawsuit on behalf of the other contributors, Brown owes a sum heading towards $100,000. Hue explained the recent timeframe to CyclingTips on Tuesday. “We had the final damage ‘trial’ on January 8, 2015. Aaron did not appear. At the…
  • Roundtable with Boels-Dolmans: First bike races and top tips

    Jessi Braverman
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Ella CyclingTips spent last Saturday in northern Italy with Boels-Dolmans. We met the Dutch super squad at their hotel in Ternate and followed along as they pre-rode one lap of the Trofeo Binda course. The team is a hot commodity these days, and five of the six riders that started Sunday’s World Cup already have a win to their name this season. It was no surprise to see other media outlets joining in on the post-ride interview session. When we learned Voxwomen would spend overlapping time with us and Boels-Dolmans, we hit them up for a collaboration. The video above is the result – and is…
  • Dowsett announces plans to try to break Dennis’ world hour record

    Shane Stokes
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Having been forced to cancel his initial plan to target the world hour record on February 27 due to a collarbone fracture, Alex Dowsett has now announced a new date for the attempt. The British rider, who is racing with the Movistar team, will attack the record in Manchester on May 2. “I’m thrilled to be back on track to attempt the #PerfectHour,” explains Dowsett in a statement released Tuesday. “Breaking my collarbone whilst in such good form was a real disappointment, but I healed 100% and didn’t lose much form through it all. “Manchester will be a fantastic location…
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  • Pulling Through

    Peter Flax
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    The Road to Hell is Narrow and Cobbled One year ago this week, I was in Belgium. It essentially was a press junket – a collective invitation from Flanders tourism and Eddy Merckx to visit the heartland during Holy Week. During those eight days, I did many things that I will never forget—like drink Trappist ales at the monestary at which they’re made and pedal alongside the greatest cyclist who ever lived and test my meddle on the fabled cobbled roads of Flanders. As I type that last item, I can feel the muscles in my shoulders starting to cord, as if I’m recounting a gorgeous former…
  • Letting Cooler Heads Prevail

    Padraig
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    I’ve been a cyclist for almost 30 years. For 18 of those years I’ve lived and ridden in the greater LA metropolis. In all that time only one change has made me feel safer as a cyclist—the passage of AB 1371, the three-foot buffer law. Since it went into effect last September I can say that I’ve experienced a significantly reduced number of cars passing within two feet of me. I’m willing to credit the law with fewer white-knuckled experiences. I believe this is one occasion where legislation has made the world a safer, better place. But what of SB 192, the law that would mandate that…
  • Friday Group Ride #256

    Robot
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    I wound my way up Sommerset, chasing an appliance repair man in his juddering van. Sommerset was a crappy road before the winter robbed it of its top coat, the snow plows excavating last year’s patches, the frost heaving the lumps and bumps into some kind of rally car nightmare. I gained on him. It’s not a long hill, and it’s not too steep, but the pitch and terrain conspire to keep your speed down. The repair man’s suspension was taking a beating, but so was I, still in what I’ll call the bronchial phase of my fitness build up, my chest giving way before my…
  • Fighting a Helmet Law

    Michael Hotten
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Maybe for the enthusiast it’s just obvious. Maybe because we do things that others simply can’t, we see no other option. We dive for corners, sprint for city limits, aggressively descend a local mountain. So it goes without question that some level of head protection is needed. That’s why, before every ride, we check tires, inspect components, and strap on a helmet. The brain bucket is just part of the deal. Now the greater riding public is faced with the possibility of being told they have to wear head protection anytime they ride. Mandatory helmet laws for all are percolating in the…
  • Bell Star Pro Helmet

    Padraig
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    Of the many investments you can make in aero equipment, there’s little that can beat the aero helmet in terms of dollar to speed. Truly, only shaving your legs offers as great a gain for less money. There’s been one significant difference between leg shaving and aero helmets, though. Unlike shaving your legs, aero wheels, pro-fit kit or aero frames, the aero helmet has carried a geek factor—even among dedicated riders. So while leg shaving was as accepted a practice as using clipless pedals, the aero helmet was tin-foil-hat crazy. As if you need proof, I submit these two stills…
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    Semi-Pro Cycling Performance Podcast

  • SPC134 - Strategies for Treatment and Prevention of Burnout

    Damian Ruse
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This episode explains what burnout is, examines the symptoms, illustrates why it occurs, provides a burnout questionnaire to assess burnout levels, and provides strategies to prevent its occurrence.
  • SPC133 - Does Poor Air Quality Mean Poor Performance?

    Damian Ruse
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    On August 5, 2008, Sarah Hammer and Michael (meatball) Friedman arrived at Beijing Airport ready to compete for the USA 2008 summer Olympic games wearing face masks to protect them from air pollution. Why? Do masks even protect you from air pollution? Is air pollution that dangerous? Today we’re investigating whether Hammer and Meatball were right to wear masks - and what you can do if you’re faced with a similar situation. Listen in to find out the effect of air pollution on your cycling performance; including, what air pollution is, and how it is measured. Also, why athletes are at a…
  • SPC132 - The Effect of Green Tea on Performance

    Damian Ruse
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This episode explores Green Tea Extract and the promise it has shown as a supplement to induce weight loss by an increase in energy expenditure and fat oxidation.
  • SPC131 - Energy Systems Explained

    Damian Ruse
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Energy systems drive all of our activity on the bike. Understanding them will help you to focus your training and optimise your nutrition. The 3 energy systems will also help you understand training zones.
  • SPC130 - A Users Guide to Fueling with Fat and Carbs

    Damian Ruse
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The impact diet has on performance is huge. We look at the latest recommendations for carbohydrate use, and how to increase fat oxidation.
 
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    Total Women's Cycling

  • Mums’ Corner: Letting your Child Cycle on their Own

    Jo Somerset
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Jo Somerset investigates the little steps you can take to enable your child to start to cycle on their own. The post Mums’ Corner: Letting your Child Cycle on their Own appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Tips for Bike Racing in Bad Weather from Chloe Hosking’s Gent-Wevelgem

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:49 am
    It’s happening again – we’re developing another platonic crush on a pro rider – this time it’s Chloe Hosking of Wiggle Honda. Chloe is an Olympic, Commonwealth and World Champion Australian Cyclist, and this season she’s already taken second in the Tour of Qatar and on Sunday she was the third rider home at the […] The post Tips for Bike Racing in Bad Weather from Chloe Hosking’s Gent-Wevelgem appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Review: Lusso Layla Repel Bib Tights

    Total Women's Cycling
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Water-repellent bib tights, made in Manchester and perfect for April showers. The post Review: Lusso Layla Repel Bib Tights appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Where to Ride: Mountain Biking in the Forest of Dean

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
      Western Gloucestershire’s Forest of Dean Mountain Biking centre is situated within 110 square kilometres of mixed woodland, right on the border to Wales. There are four XC trails – two testing red routes, a blue route, and a ‘family friendly’ green circuit, as well as tons of short but sweet downhill trails, and the […] The post Where to Ride: Mountain Biking in the Forest of Dean appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Gazelle Bikes: Buyer’s Guide Reviews & Tips

    Heather Irvine
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    We take a look at the Gazelle bike range and determine what it is about these bikes that makes them the Dutch Bike of choice The post Gazelle Bikes: Buyer’s Guide Reviews & Tips appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
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    Fit Citizen

  • 4 Things just as important as fitness

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    You started your fitness effort, and achieved some good results. Now you believe in yourself and you can do more distance, more speed, more resistance!Once you become hooked to the fitness "high" you want to do more training. You start pouring more time into training, doing extra miles, extra repetitions, extra weekend hours. And since you can't carve that time  from work, you'll take it from your private time.That way you'll miss out on other very important things:Taking a nap - by Stephan BrunetMacphreak via Wikimedia CommonsA good night sleep - getting up earlier or training late at…
  • Keep fitness interesting - Go find a new monster to beat

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    After long time of the same fitness routine, create a new challenge for yourself. And don't make it easy on yourself! I found my new challenge by combining running and cycling.I am primarily a cyclist, and I don't really love running. It's difficult, painful there is no cutting corners like drafting or coasting to rest. But I'm not giving up!Duathlon logo (not aero on my bike though :) ) My new monster to beat is duathlon. Last weekend I did my first duathlon training. I did 6 kilometres running, then 39 kilometres cycling and finished with another 6 kilometres running.It…
  • Keeping fit - Do something you suck at

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    After the effort to start exercising, the months you were sore and the cycle of measuring weight, pulse and blood pressure, you've made it! You can fit in your high school clothes, and people say that you've never looked better.It's time to set different goals and challenge yourself. That way you will continue your fitness and achieve something more. Setting and achieving challenges is perfect for long-term fitness.Be simple in challenging yourself. Dump all the rules for motivation, positive enforcement, and that NLP crap people are pushing these days. There is only one challenge:Do…
  • You don't need any kit to start fitness - stop shopping and procrastinating

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    I am training and doing endurance sports for more than 3 years. In that time, i've talked to a lot of people who want to start exercising, but still find reasons to postpone it.One of the easiest reason to procrastinate is shoppingHere is a true story about two people I met - Bill and Jim (not real names). Bill is around 65 years old, and has issues with his muscle strength. Jim is around 45 years old, a strong man with weight and blood pressure issues. Both Bill and Jim had a very strong recommendation from their respective doctors to start doing low-impact cycling. I had the opportunity to…
  • Recipe of the week - Baba ganoush

    22 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    Baba Ganoush is another very tasty and healthy spread option for a great breakfast. Just as the homemade hummus which we published here, it's a dip of Levantine origin, loved and prepared worldwide.Here is my homemade version with extra tips on how to improve it:IngredientsOne large eggplantTahini (buy by the jar, lasts for a lot of recipes)Two cloves of garlicCumin seedsOlive oilSea saltPreparationThe key ingredient in this recipe is the roasted eggplant. The original recipe calls for a flame roasted eggplant, so if you have access to a garden grill, wash the eggplant and roast it on coal or…
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    Cycling Perspective®

  • Velo Gold Bicycles

    Alan Ashe
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    by Alan Ashe Photo: Josh Clark © Velo Gold Bicycles If necessity is the mother of invention for the backyard engineer – Joshua Clark – the owner and operator of Velo Gold Bicycles in Fort Worth, Texas, has developed a propensity to understand the necessity for gadgets of a cool factor that all bicycle technicians, mechanics, and everyday maintenance troubled cyclists will want in their tool boxes. The tools required to maintain that high end road bike or mountain bike or whatever is brought into his shop, is ever more as critical as that used to care for that low cost…
  • Giro d’Italia 2015

    Cycling Perpspective
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:21 pm
  • Amgen Tour of California 2015

    Cycling Perpspective
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
  • Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 1

    Cycling Perpspective
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Sunday, May 10 Start: Sacramento Finish: Sacramento Start time: 11:00 AM Elevation gain: 1,400 ft Distance: 127 miles / 203.1 km Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 1 route map Click on image to launch pdf Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 1 route description Cross the Sacramento River via the Tower Bridge Pass through West Sacramento to River Road Pass through Clarksburg, Courtland and Walnut Grove Cross back over the river into Isleton Cross the river into Rio Vista Head north through Solano County into Davis Continue north through Woodland Route turns east and heads back to West…
  • Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 2

    Cycling Perpspective
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Amgen Tour of Califorinia 2015 Stage 2: Nevada City© Sydney Moon Monday, May 11 Start: Nevada City Finish: Lodi Start time: 10:00 AM Elevation gain: 6000 ft Distance: 120.4 miles / 164.9 km Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 2 route map Click on image to launch pdf Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 2 route description Short circuit in Nevada City Head into Grass Valley Head due south on Rattlesnake Road and Dog Bar Road Pass just east of Auburn over the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge Highway 49 climb to KOM Sprint at Cool Sprint at Eldorado Hills Fast downhill route into Lodi Amgen Tour…
 
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    Cyclist Ville

  • Trek Road Bike Review: The Trek 1.1 Road Bike

    Shawn Gossman
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Are you considering buying a Trek road bike?   This is a Trek road bike review of the Trek 1.1. The 1.1 Trek road bike was my first road bike after I got hooked back on cycling after riding a mountain bike around. I bought a Trek road bike because I attempted to do an organized ride on a mountain bike and it was super hard and I wasn’t able to finish it in the end. I did 40 miles out of the 60 miles I was determined to do. So I went to a local bike shop near my community and purchased the 1.1 Trek road bike. Trek is not paying me or endorsing me to do this review – I am reviewing the…
  • Cycling Apparel: Dressing for Cycling in Any Conditions

    Shawn Gossman
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    How big is your cycling apparel wardrobe?   Cycling apparel is an important product to collect as you dive deeper and deeper into cycling. Cycling apparel is developed by many different manufacturers and it comes in all styles, colors, sizes and pricing structures. Cycling apparel is important for you as a cyclist because it is made for cycling, for performance, to prevent saddle-related pain and to help keep you dry and healthy. There are many different types of cycling apparel for different types of riding and weather conditions, though. In this article, I will guide you on all…
  • Triumph Padded Cycling Knickers from Aero Tech Designs – REVIEW

    Shawn Gossman
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you tried the Triumph Padded Cycling Knickers from Aero Tech Designs yet?   The Triumph Padded Cycling Knickers from Aero Tech Designs for men is a cycling knicker that is in between a bike short and bike tights. The Triumph Padded Cycling Knickers are basically padded (chamois) bicycle tights that are ¾ the size of actual bike tights giving less leg coverage than tights but more leg coverage than traditional bike shorts. This is my review of the Triumph Padded Cycling Knickers from Aero Tech Designs. Aero Tech Designs is not paying me nor recommending me to make this review – I…
  • How to Start a Local Cycling Club Today with Ease!

    Shawn Gossman
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever wanted to start a local cycling club in your area?   Starting a local cycling club might sound like a lot of hard work and it might even look impossible but if you play your cards right, starting a local cycling club can be a lot easier than it looks. Cycling is a lot of fun but not as many do it as they should. Starting a local cycling club can help promote awareness for local cycling activities and encourage more local citizens to consider taking up cycling. Starting a local cycling club can also create a great social network between you and other local riders and allow…
  • Better Indoor Cycling: How Spinning Can Be Fun!

    Shawn Gossman
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Are you seeking a better indoor cycling experience?   Indoor cycling and spinning can be quite daunting and monotonous. You can have a better indoor cycling experience if you use different tactics and strategies. A better indoor cycling experience is a good thing, too. A better indoor cycling routine is probably going to result in you getting better workouts and increasing your cycling performance. A better indoor cycling experience is probably what you need right now. I know I have to currently rely on spinning inside at the moment because of all the snow and ice the Midwestern United…
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  • The Best Indoor Bike Trainer – 2015

    Bicycles Buddy
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    There is no need to spend hundreds on an indoor exercise bike for those colder months when you can find an indoor bike trainer that turns your everyday road and mountain bike into your new indoor cycling workout. Once weather becomes inclement, there is no reason why your bike needs to be packed away and forgotten about. Don’t let the next winter season become your excuse to gain weight and go exercise free. On rainy days, have an indoor alternate for your outdoor workout. Open up a brand new world of usage for your bike with an indoor bike trainer. Quickly clasp your outdoor bike into one…
  • Brompton M3L & S2L-X Folding Bikes Review

    Bicycles Buddy
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    Since first producing folding bicycles under a railroad arch in 1988, Brompton has grown into an international company occupying 22,000 square feet of space in West London, England, and distributing its bicycles across the world. The company emphasizes freedom and independence for the consumer by offering them a high-quality, compact, folding bicycle that can be taken, and stored, anywhere.Since the very first prototype, Brompton bicycles have been characterized by a rear wheel that folds under the body of the bike. This folding rear wheel is part of what allows the company’s bicycles to…
  • The Best Balance Bike For Kids Reviews

    Bicycles Buddy
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    Balance bicycles offer a unique and effective alternative to training wheels and tricycles for kids. Balance bikes also claim to be safer than training wheels and tricycles because it reduces the risk of tipping over when encountering a bump or a sharp turn. These bicycles, which are generally designed without pedals, teach children as young as a year and a half and as old as 10 the balancing skills they need to successfully ride a traditional, two-wheeled bicycle. Balance bikes generally have certain characteristics in common, such as a lack of pedals, the presence of a footrest, and…
  • The Best Spin Bike Reviews

    Bicycles Buddy
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:48 am
    Whether you are a beginner looking to find the best spinning bike to stay in shape in the comfort of your home or an avid cyclist looking for spin bike reviews so that you can secure some extra cardio hours when the months get cold, there are plenty of options on the market to choose from. Take a personal inventory and assess what you will want most out of your experience. Do you live in an apartment where space is an issue? Will your workouts need to be quiet as to not disturb your roommates? Are you worried that the bike will not support your weight? The list below is an overview of five…
  • Dahon Speed D7 Folding Bike Review

    Bicycles Buddy
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Built for both affordability and quality, the Dahon Speed D7 folding bike offers consumers a fast, modern bicycle that can be folded up into half its unfolded size. Its foldability makes it an ideal bicycle for anyone commuting to work or lacking bicycle storage space, while its affordability make it an excellent choice for those on a budget.CURRENT PRICES/DISCOUNTS ON AMAZON HERESpecsModel number: 92-1-02Weight: 34 poundsUnfolded dimensions: 30 in. x 11 in. x 11 in.Folded dimension: 11.8 in. x 30.3 in. x 25.2 in.Rider weight: 230 lb.Rider height: 4 ft. 8 in. to 6 ft. 4 in.Material: Chromoly,…
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  • Review: dhb Flashlight Gilet

    Al Thompson
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness I just got my first cycling gilet! Why has it taken this long to discover the awesomeness of the gilet? When you first get into cycling, the range of clothing can be a bit daunting. Like some strange new S&M club but without the pvc and latex, there’s some pretty mind boggling garments. I still can’t get my head around arm warmers. A gilet isn’t too strange. Even normal people wear “bodywarmers”, so there’s nothing too weird about sleeveless tops. Topless sleeves though (arm…
  • Strava introduces #StravaPhoto – add photos using the Strava app.

    Al Thompson
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness First there was integration with Instagram. Now Strava has brought photography straight into their own app. I ponder the reasons why we are inspired to share pictures of our rides. Now with Strava Photos, you can add photos directly to an activity – as many as you like, anytime after you finish. It’s never been easier to document a foggy morning run or ride, sunset adventure or epic view and share it with fellow athletes. Curated from http://blog.strava.com/introducing-photos/ Cycling has an incredible knack of…
  • Strava on my apple watch – exclusive photo preview

    Al Thompson
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness I couldn’t be bothered waiting for Apple to release their new watch, even if it will run a Strava app. I decided to take them on at their own game. Whenever Apple release something new, there’s always a predictably high demand. Not always because of the genuinely new features or improvements though. People who buy their products seem to think it reflects positively on them if they’ve got the latest shiny toy. Oh, you’re expressing your unique individuality? Pardon me  I thought you were just…
  • Readers questions: How to pace yourself on a sportive?

    Al Thompson
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Here’s a great question from a ScarletFire reader about how to pace yourself on sportive rides. Paul asks: My query is around pacing for sportive events. I have been doing the 60+ minute training plans on Strava (just completed my second stint) and am doing 2 events over the next two weeks (85 miles and then 100 miles) before doing the Dragon ride in South Wales in two months. What is the best way to gauge pacing for such events? Great question! Pacing is so important on a long day out. If you get caught up…
  • Why riding my bike makes me feel like Neo out of the Matrix.

    Al Thompson
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness I had one of those funny little moments on my bike today. A ‘moment of clarity’, as some like to call them. Exiting a roundabout, and trying to make eye contact with car drivers to make sure they weren’t about to pull out in front of me, it struck. There I was, breathing in the air, inhaling the world. Early morning sun lightly warming my back, and a slight tailwind gifting me forwards. Each pedal stroke drives the clock forwards and with it, I’m tuned to the constant yet subtle changes all…
 
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  • Road Bike Trials Anyone?

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    20 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Share on Tumblr  Martyn Ashton is rider in this road bike trials video. He is a former British and World Championmountain bike trials rider, stunt rider and team manager. He had been riding professional trials since 1993and is often described as a mountain biking legend. He has been credited with turning trials from a not niche form of riding into the sport it is today. Ashton was paralyzed in an accident in 2013, during a bike trials demo at the British Moto GP (Wikipedia). This road bike trials video was filmed in 2012.Road Bike Trials Related Articles:25mm Road Bike Tires For Better…
  • 25mm Road Bike Tires For Better Performance

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    19 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Share on Tumblr  When I was working in a bike shop as a high school student in the early 2000s, the most common small item I would sell amidst the summer-time craziness was 700cx23mm inner tubes. The reason for this wasCurrent high-end road bikes are designed to fit up to a 28mm tire.simple: the road bikers would have rather ridden in cargo shorts then stray away from 23mm tires. Going to wider 25mm road bike tires was unthinkable.However, in the last few years the professional road teams have began switching over to wider 25mm road bike tires and this trend has spilled over into the…
  • The Complete Road Cycling Shopping List

    cyclingswap@gmail.com
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Share on Tumblr  The warm weather is right around the corner if it’s not already here in some areas. Road biking is an extremely enjoyable and fun way to get in shape and enjoy the outdoors. In order to have this fun, however, it helps greatly to be outfitted with the appropriate equipment. At CyclingSwap.com we have have compiled a complete road cycling shopping list that will help you navigate your initial purchases as you enter the wonderful world of road biking. Depending on your budget there are cheap and practical ways of accomplishing this list or if you prefer to get the…
  • Danny Macaskill Industrial Revolutions

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    10 Mar 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Share on Tumblr   Industrial Revolutions is the amazing new film from street trials riding star Danny ‘Megaskills’ Macaskill as shot by Stu Thomson. For his latest venture, the street trials riding star heads to an old ironworks and railway yard in the beautiful Scottish countryside where he makes the most of the crumbling masonry and train carriages with a blinding display of skill and balance. More videos like Danny Macaskill Industrial Revolutions here.Danny Macaskill Industrial Revolutions related posts:Road Bike Trials Anyone?Setting Up a New Bike: Get Ready For Spring40 Causes…
  • Bicycle Superhighway Proposed in London

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    5 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Share on Tumblr For those that make the ambitious commitment to commute on a bicycle everyday there is some exciting news looming in the future for you. That is, if you live in London. The city is looking to bicycles as a serious form of viable transportation and alternative to cars. London is prepared to spend $1.4 billion on a bicycle superhighway that will surely be the world’s most elaborate bicycle path. The 18-mile long path will be called the East-West Bicycle Superhighway and it will connect Acton in West London to Barking in the east. Speaking on the matter of the proposed…
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    Bicycle Events 2015

  • Pedal your Bicycles in Virginia at World Championships

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:53 am
    Cycling events or world championships are organized by the biking associations or clubs to promote cycling and encourage cycling lovers. Proper teams are made who perform cycling and the winning team gets prize as well. Bicycle tours virginia are organized to let the cyclists participate and contribute for the country and with a purpose to motivate them to perform well in the competition and take it seriously.  These are organized annually by UCI i.e. Union Cycliste Internationale, an organization to promote cycling events. World championships are held in different styles every year…
  • Two Wheels Have a Lot to Give You

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:48 am
    Cycling championship is going to take place in September 2015 in Richmond, Virginia. The city will be hosting the cycling event this year and many cycling enthusiasts are going to gather here to participate. Virginia invites you all to participate in this cycling event with full zeal and thrill. bike race richmond va 2015 has organized this event for a total of 4 days from 12thto 16th of September. Cyclists will be starting their journey from Staunton, Virginia and will cover 480 miles in total. Many cyclists will come here from around the world and everyone will be having fun and lots of…
  • Richmond UCI World Championships at a Glance

    9 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    UCI World Championship is a cycling event which is held annually. The city which will organize the event is decided by Union Cycliste Internationale known as UCI. Basically the cycling event lasts for some days which includes road races, mountain biking and world bike tours etc. Athletes or cyclists from around the world participate in this event to showcase their skills and talent and prove themselves for their country. Complete media coverage is done and live broadcast is shown to the audience. It will be fun to take part in this huge event and those who cannot participate, watch the event…
  • Kill your Fears with Cycling Events in Virginia

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:36 pm
    For all who are fond of cycling and are adventurous, you must try cycling events in Virginia. These events are must to try for every cyclist and biker as it gives a lot of fun and entertainment. These events are organized from time to time by many associations and biking clubs to let the cyclists show their skills and talent. Every cyclist want to participate in these events as it let them take a break from the boring schedules and inculcate a feeling of competitiveness and friendliness. Racing is the most adventurous event and has gained a lot of popularity now. In the United States,…
  • Adopt Bicycling in Your Life and Save Environment

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:49 am
    Let us make the world pollution free by promoting bicycling around the globe. Be brave and strong and ride your bicycles on the roads. To make the world pollution free, cycling events are organized in the United States and many more counties. These counties invite all the cycling enthusiasts to gather at one place and ride bicycles under the blue sky. Bicycling is itself an amazing adventure when you are with your fellow bikers. Enjoy mountain biking having fun all the way, gossiping and eating, pedalling your bicycles over the hills and cobblestones. Cover the whole journey in fun and…
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