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  • Quintana’s complicated recovery from surgery shouldn’t slow run for yellow

    VeloNews.com
    Andrew Hood
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nairo Quintana has faced an uphill battle, recovering from shoulder surgery this fall. However, his appointment with the 2015 Tour de France stands, and Movistar is optimistic about its young star. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).Nairo Quintana was all smiles last week at a four-day Movistar team camp, but he’s been gritting his teeth with a slow recovery from shoulder surgery in September. The Colombian superstar came down with tendonitis in his right arm in the wake of a complicated recovery from surgery, following his early exit from the Vuelta a España on September 3.
  • Astana Continental team ‘suspended’ in wake of new positive

    VeloNews.com
    Andrew Hood
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Astana faces intense scrutiny after five different riders associated with the team have failed doping tests in 2014. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com (File).Astana is pulling the plug on its Continental team following a third doping positive that threatens to engulf the WorldTour team as well. Perhaps looking to distance a growing doping controversy from the WorldTour team captained by Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, Astana general manager Alexander Vinokourov told La Gazzetta dello Sport the continental team is being “suspended indefinitely.” “These young…
  • Bicycle Black Friday

    Bike Hugger
    Byron
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    Been stocking up for weeks Mentioned our Tool Roll yesterday, of course Clip-n-Seals (a best-selling, and Amazon-featured bag closure made by the parent company of Bike Hugger), and there’s gear on sale too, like this light, lock, and wool cap. For more bike deals, see DC Rainmaker’s post and hey if you’re riding and relaxing instead of shopping on Friday, that’s what we’re doing, up in Alaska. They’re not on sale, but our Purist bottles are popular too.
  • Soleus Draft in for Review

    Jarred's Cycling
    Jarred Gitz
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Soleus is a company that has been involved with GPS running watches for quit a while but readers will remember that not too long ago I reviewed the Soleus Go! activity tracker. With the GO! Soleus was testing the waters outside of their traditional focus on running watches. Well in the same vein Soleus has the Draft GPS bike computer and I now have a unit in to test for a review!Now what is really interesting about the Soleus Draft is the budget spot it takes in the market. The Draft is GPS computer that retails for only $99 dollars! That is half of the Sigma Rox 10.0 I have been testing…
  • Pro CX: Leads shrink, standings tighten after two-event weekend

    USA Cycling News Headlines
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The menandrsquo;s and womenandrsquo;s 2014-15USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar standings leads held by Jeremy Powers and Caroline Mani decreased dramatically after strong performances from the Pro CX top fives at the Supercross Cup iand CXLA Weekend.
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    VeloNews.com

  • Astana Continental team ‘suspended’ in wake of new positive

    Andrew Hood
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Astana faces intense scrutiny after five different riders associated with the team have failed doping tests in 2014. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com (File).Astana is pulling the plug on its Continental team following a third doping positive that threatens to engulf the WorldTour team as well. Perhaps looking to distance a growing doping controversy from the WorldTour team captained by Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, Astana general manager Alexander Vinokourov told La Gazzetta dello Sport the continental team is being “suspended indefinitely.” “These young…
  • Velo Gift Guide: Mountain bike

    VeloNews.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    Evoc Stage 12L pack $135 The draw: Great for today’s trail riders who might need to carry a little extra. It’s on the pricey side, but the Evoc Stage 12-liter is a fantastic bag. The elastic Velcro hip band is secure and comfortable, and while the bag isn’t huge, hidden buckles can secure a full-face or half-shell helmet. Water bottle side pockets are a nice touch for short rides, or enduro events, when you don’t want to carry a hydration bladder. The post Velo Gift Guide: Mountain bike appeared first on VeloNews.com.
  • Reviewed: SRAM Rival Hydro 22

    VeloNews.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Rival disc brake caliper: Almost identical to Red and Force, except for different mounting hardware and finishes. Photo: Michael RobsonAlthough third in line behind SRAM Red and Force, Rival mirrors virtually all the performance, design, and durability standards of its pricier siblings, it just weighs more and costs less. It’s this cost-effectiveness that makes it a great choice for a cyclocross ‘B’ bike, training bike, or even a thoroughly competent race bike. Stop me if you’ve heard this one, but bike stuff is expensive. If you’re a cyclocrosser and want two identical rigs it’s…
  • Quintana’s complicated recovery from surgery shouldn’t slow run for yellow

    Andrew Hood
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nairo Quintana has faced an uphill battle, recovering from shoulder surgery this fall. However, his appointment with the 2015 Tour de France stands, and Movistar is optimistic about its young star. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).Nairo Quintana was all smiles last week at a four-day Movistar team camp, but he’s been gritting his teeth with a slow recovery from shoulder surgery in September. The Colombian superstar came down with tendonitis in his right arm in the wake of a complicated recovery from surgery, following his early exit from the Vuelta a España on September 3.
  • Steve Hed, aerodynamics pioneer and industry icon, dies at 59

    VeloNews.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Steve Hed will be remembered for his warm, curious personality and brilliant innovations in the field of bicycle aerodynamics. He died Wednesday at age 59. Photo courtesy of HED Cycling.Steve Hed, a relentless tinkerer whose innovations in aerodynamics and wheel design set industry trends for three decades, died Wednesday. He was 59. Hed collapsed outside one of the HED facilities, the company he founded, last Thursday. CPR was administered on the scene and as he was rushed to the hospital. He was removed from life-support on Tuesday night and passed away Wednesday morning. The all-caps HED…
 
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    USA Cycling News Headlines

  • Pro CX: Leads shrink, standings tighten after two-event weekend

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The menandrsquo;s and womenandrsquo;s 2014-15USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar standings leads held by Jeremy Powers and Caroline Mani decreased dramatically after strong performances from the Pro CX top fives at the Supercross Cup iand CXLA Weekend.
  • 2015 Pro GRT receives UCI status, will be broadcast

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    USA Cycling announced Tuesday that the 2015 Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) has gained UCI status for all five races of the calendar, making the U.S. an international mountain bike point-chasing destination in the coming year. Additionally, USA Cycling has partnered with Mountain Bike Mania to film the events to be aired in July and August on local ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates nationwide.
  • Gage Hecht takes big cyclo-cross win in Koksijde, Belgium on Saturday

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Round two of the Cyclo-cross World Cup was contested on Saturday with elite races. Non-world cup races were also held for U23 and junior men.
  • Pro CX: Powers, Mani hold leads at Jingle Cross

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Jeremy Powers(Easthampton, Mass./Rapha Focus) and Caroline Mani(Littleton, Colo./Raleigh-Clement) continued to control the menandrsquo;s and womenandrsquo;s 2014-15USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) standings following the Nov. 14-16 Carousel Volkswagen Jingle Cross in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • USA Cycling mourns the loss of Deirdre Murphy Bader

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    USA Cycling mourns the passing of Deirdre Murphy Bader, founder of Star Track Cycling in New York, N.Y., a champion in track development, 2000 Olympian and friend.
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    Yahoo Sports - Cycling News

  • Astana hit by fifth doping case (Reuters)

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's Artur Fedosseyev on Wednesday became the fifth Astana rider in two months to be suspended by the International Cycling Union (UCI) after testing positive for anabolic androgenic steroids. The 20-year-old Fedosseyev joins brothers Maxim and Valentin Iglinskiy, trainee Iliya Davidenok and reserve team member Victor Okishev, all from Kazakhstan, on a growing list of Astana riders to fail doping tests this season. The UCI has provisionally suspended Fedosseyev, who tested positive in a sample taken on Aug. 16 during the Tour de l'Ain. ...
  • UCI announces 5th doping case linked to Astana (The Associated Press)

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Cycling Union has provisionally suspended Kazakh rider Artur Fedosseyev in the fifth doping case linked to the Astana team.
  • Top cycling teams unite under 1 umbrella (The Associated Press)

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Eleven of the world's leading cycling teams have united to form Velon, a business venture that they hope will rejuvenate the sport in the wake of doping scandals, haphazard management and questions about its overall integrity.
  • Private league project in the works again (Reuters)

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - The prospect of a private cycling league raised its head again on Tuesday when 11 top teams announced the creation of Velon, a venture they say will help the sport develop further -- without saying how exactly. The 11 teams -- Sky, Belkin, BMC, Garmin, Lotto, OPQS, Orica-GreenEdge, Giant, Lampre, Tinkoff-Saxo and Trek -- say they want a new calendar, plan to introduce new technology, such as on-bike cameras, and create a "better economic future for the sport". ...
  • Tour de France 2016 to start in Manche (The Associated Press)

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    PARIS (AP) -- The 2016 Tour de France will return home for its ''Grand Depart,'' starting in the wind-battered Manche region.
 
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    SoCalCycling.com - Your Cycling Source

  • Upcoming Thanksgiving Day Rides

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    We have put together a list of some of SoCal’s favorite Turkey Day Rides that will help you burn some extra calories and enjoy the day on the bike with your cycling friends.
  • Criterium Skills Clinic powered by CCSD is Set for August 9th

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    After the success of the first and second clinics on January 12, 2014 and March 15, 2014, respectively, the third Criterium Skills Clinic powered by CCSD will be held from 9:00 am to 12 noon on Saturday, August 9, 2014. This clinic will be located on the Huennekens criterium course in Mira Mesa, San Diego.
  • Report & Photos: Driscoll & Nash Double Up at CXLA Day 2

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    It’s not often that pro cyclocross riders get to work on their tans between race days. Then again, it’s not often that pro ‘cross racers get to collect their pay and UCI points in SoCal. Day 2 of CXLA was another day in paradise for those who elected to head southwest this weekend; a warm, dry, dusty and sometimes wildly gusty day at the famed Greek Theatre in Griffith Park.
  • Nash and Driscoll Seize CXLA Day 1

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:31 am
    Pro ‘cross racing returned to Los Angeles this weekend, for the first time at the Greek Theater in Griffith Park. Day 1 of CXLA was conducted under blue skies and dry, short-sleeve conditions on a 2.5km course featuring considerable climbing and enough technical trickiness to keep even the most savvy bike handlers on their toes.
  • 2015 Southern California Race Calendar Announced

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The 2015 Southern California Road calendar has been announced and added to SoCalCycling.com’s Event Calendars. The bike racing season will begin on January 11th with the Icebreaker Grand Prix in Ontario.
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    Bike World News

  • Chrome releases Pro Series bag line

    Ron
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    Chrome's Pro Series gear shows their dedication and commitment not only to messenger's, but to Chrome's heritage The post Chrome releases Pro Series bag line appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mavic and Ritte Partner on Auction for World Bicycle Relief

    Ron
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    Mavic and Ritte have cooperated to offer a limited edition Ritte Vlaanderen bike with Mavic Ksyrium 125 Anniversary wheel-tyre system and SRAM Red 22 components. The post Mavic and Ritte Partner on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Endura Thermolite Full Zip Legwarmers Review

    Scott Kingsley
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Endura Thermolite Full Zip Legwarmers provide convenience and warmth in tough conditions. The post Endura Thermolite Full Zip Legwarmers Review appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Zane Lamprey’s Drinking Jacket, The Ultimate Cyclocross Spectating Accessory

    Scott Kingsley
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Drinking Jacket is quite possibly the best cyclocross accessory for 2015. The post Zane Lamprey’s Drinking Jacket, The Ultimate Cyclocross Spectating Accessory appeared first on Bike World... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MTN-Qhubeka gets UCI Pro Continental license

    Ron
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are happy to announce that the UCI has confirmed the renewal of our Pro-Continental Licence for the 2015 season. The post MTN-Qhubeka gets UCI Pro Continental license... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    PezCycling News

  • EuroTrash Thanksgiving!

    Richard Pestes
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Nov. 27, 2014 – A special guest editor today for this Thanksgiving Edition of EuroTrash – the PEZ himself has been charged with a condensed version of ET, noting the sad passing of Steve Hed, the birth of the Velon Project, and the return of the Tour to German TV and San Remo’s finish on Via Roma. Steve Hed Dies Hed Cycling’s Facebook page reported that: “Steve Hed has died at the age of 59. Mr. Hed collapsed outside of one of his facilities on Thursday and was discovered by an employee minutes later. CPR was administered on the scene and by first responders, who…
  • Gent’14 Six Day: PEZ Goes Trackside

    Edmond Hood
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
    The cirque du Six Days was in Gent for the 74th running of this ‘race to nowhere’, and PEZ was right there in the middle of it… Ed Hood takes us inside the boards for a unique look at Cav’s almost win, rising star Jasper de Buysts convincing win, and everything in between. ‘A convincing fix’ says one of our Belgian friends about the last chase; another just laughs when we ask if the finale was ‘straight.’ All we can do is ask you to look at the pictures we took; whilst the other photographers were lined up waiting for the leggy podium girls,…
  • TruTrainer Premium Rollers: The PEZ Review

    Stephen Cheung
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    The market for indoor cycling training systems is constantly increasing and evolving, and while most non-trackies are opting for fixed-mount trainers, TruTrainer has reconverted me to the fun of rollers with their top-end quality and ride feel. Pez reviews TruTrainer’s Premium cycling rollers. I first reviewed the TruTrainer Premium rollers in early January 2014, and I’ve just pulled the TruTrainer back out this past week after an early wallop of snow. Despite a full 8 months of storage with no special care or maintenance, the entire setup still looks great. The frame and drums…
  • Trackside PEZ: Koksijde Cross World Cup

    Edmond Hood
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    PEZ’s Ed Hood spent the weekend in Belgium – taking in the best of winter cycling at the Gent Six Days & the Kokside Cross races. Click in for a trackside photo report of the boards, the bikes and the boys who pedal through anything – including axle deep sand. On The Boards The ‘big’ chase on Friday night was our first taste of the race – like Bob Williams said; ‘it’s the fourth night . . . Suffice to say that the Derny race wasn’t any less ‘flat’ albeit “Lindsay” the singer in the spangly mini-dress who…
  • Interbike’14: Ritchey Logic, Giro, Verve Infocrank, Scapin, Rauler, BH bicycles

    Charles Manantan
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    The Interbike 2014 love just keeps on coming, here’s a look at the new cycling gear from Ritchey, BH, Scapin, Giro, Rauler, and Infocrank. We’re winding down this year’s coverage and stopping in at a slew of top brands with some great new stuff… One of the new offerings this year is an innovative crank-based power measuring set (and several great iterations of it), Verve’s Infocrank… This is a solid unit that puts independent power measuring in the left and right crank arms, giving you accurate reading through the entire pedal stroke for both right and left sides (rather than…
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Why you should watch the Cyclocross in Milton Keynes on Saturday

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    This Saturday a UCI World Cup Cyclocross competition will be held in Milton Keynes and it will be the first event of its kind ever to come outside of mainland Europe. Hugely popular in Belgium, cyclocross has been gathering more and more steam in the UK in recent years, and on Saturday 29th November we’ll be treated to a performance from international riders. A cyclocross race is typically around 60 minutes long, and riders compete on bikes that look like road bikes, attacking mud, sand, gravel, grass, and occasionally a little bit of tarmac. Obstacles are placed in their path, meaning…
  • How not to use bike lights

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    Cycling in the dark can be perfectly safe, as long as you ensure that you make it easy for other road users to see you. The Highway code states that all cyclists must have a white front, and red rear light fitted to their bike before dawn and after dusk. It also states that you should have reflectors on your pedals, but since no clipless pedals actually incorporate this into their design, this one is never (to our knowledge) enforced. If you are riding on lit roads, you don’t need a super high lumen light – ‘be seen’ lights are often 50 lumens on the front, and around…
  • Keeping your phone charged while you track your rides

    Andreas
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Mr No Battery Life asks: I wonder if in your editorial you might be able to do some surveying of mobile phone peripherals? I have been using MapMyRide to plot my routes, but my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) runs out of battery before I finish, even on a 30 miler. So might you do something about rainproofing phones, cradles and on bike kit for charging powering phones? Thank you for asking the question! I’m a big fan of Cyclemeter, which I use to plot my little rides. It gives me audio feedback on my ride time, distance travelled and how my performance compares to previous time I’ve…
  • Spanish and Swedish bike repair instructions added to Bike Doctor app

    Andreas
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    In Spanish: ““¡Mi desviador esta roto!” In Swedish: “Min växelförare är trasig!” Now you know how to say my derailleur is broken in two more languages! Just don’t ask me how to pronounce the Swedish version… Our bike maintenance guide for iPhone and iPad now has two more languages. If your settings are in either of these languages, you’ll see the new translated version. I’m afraid this update will not be available yet for the Android edition of our app. We’ve also made some upgrades: App size is now smaller Higher quality images You can now…
  • 5 odd things we do with our bikes, that we’d never do with our cars

    Andreas
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    I’m sure many fellow cyclists can relate. 1. Avoid maintenance, until the brakes barely work I was having a chat with a friend of mine recently who runs a bike shop in London. Someone came in to the shop with £200 worth of repairs to their bike that needed doing. They decided they would leave it until after Christmas and rode the bike home. If you went to visit a car mechanic and you were told that something on the engine needed fixing, you’d book it in there and then. You wouldn’t say: “Oh, just one of my brakes works and one of the wheels is falling off,…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz And Thanksgiving Recess Announcement!

    BikeSnobNYC
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    Everybody knows that October 13th was Thanksgiving:But did you know the holiday has an obscure counterpart down here in Canada's Taint?("Here, enjoy some smallpox.")Yep, it's true!  We've got our own Thanksgiving, commonly known as "American Thanksgiving."  The whole shitshow goes down on Thursday, November 27th this year, and that means I'M TAKING THE WEEK OFF, SUCKERS!(Suckers.)In other words, after today's post, I will not be posting again until Monday, December 1st, at which point I will resume regular updates.  So please mark your calendar:(Holy shit, the puppy's driving a…
  • Hail Fellow Hel Ment.

    BikeSnobNYC
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    As readers of "Rolling Stone" already know (just kidding, nobody reads "Rolling Stone" anymore), details on Bono's bicycle crash in Central Park have finally emerged, and they are not pretty:While riding his bike through New York's Central Park on Sunday, the singer attempted to avoid another rider and was involved in what doctors have called a "high energy bicycle accident." Bono was rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Emergency Department and underwent "multiple X-rays and CAT scans" followed by five hours of surgery. So who was this other rider?  A…
  • This Wednesday is Your Wednesday, This Wednesday is My Wednesday...

    BikeSnobNYC
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Hall of Useless Bike Inventions is littered with crap designed by people trying to "improve" an already perfectly functional piece of cycling equipment that simply isn't for them.  All those anatomic seats, for example?  Simply the product of riders who won't accept that they belong on a recumbent:Or how about that rolling hernia truss?Same thing there: deep, deep recumbent denial.Clipless pedals are another invention that work quite well for what they are, but are not for everybody.  If you enjoy the sensation of having your shoes attached to your pedals for certain types…
  • Cycling: Who Has The Time?

    BikeSnobNYC
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Did you know that long before people with beards made self-aggrandizing videos of their cycling exploits, people with beards made self-aggrandizing videos of their cycling exploits? The difference, however, is that people went bigger back then--and I'm not just talking about the helments:I'm also talking about the routes:Sure, it was a little easier back then since the continents were slightly closer together in 1980 due to continental drift.   Still, that's a whopping 45,000 miles:Which took them six and a half years to complete:That is one long-ass vacation.  Indeed, to put…
  • In Search of the World's Greatest City in America!

    BikeSnobNYC
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    As "America's Most Bike-Friendly City," New York does her best to throw that cumbersome title off her back like a bucking bronco dispensing with a redneck.  To that end, her latest rodeo clown is Bono, humanitarian and vocal stylist for aging rock band U2, who has suffered a crash in Central Park:Just days after he ‘cheated death’ following an in-flight emergency over Germany, Bono has been forced to pull out of a scheduled TV appearance in New York after falling off his bike in Central Park on Sunday.The U2 frontman has since been left needing surgery for an injury to his arm…
 
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    Big Wheel Building

  • Packrafting the Grand.

    MC
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Back in October Jeny and I joined a superstar group of friends for a 3 week descent of the Grand Canyon.We had raft support and, more importantly, moral support from our boat(wo)men.  They gave verbal beta from their higher vantage point when reading and running, and gladly eddied out while we scouted the rapids that demanded it.In other words, we were given the tools to thrive.I've spent a handful of hours on most nights since then, culling and editing the gigabytes of media I collected from the trip.  Alas, I'm still weeks away from having that ready to share.I've been…
  • Effing awesome.

    MC
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    I'll cop to the teenage part any day of the week and especially twice on Sunday.Well done team.
  • Tip o' the iceberg.

    MC
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Winter has not yet arrived.Late fall has, and it's close enough.  Need to acclimate to this first.Muted, low angle light with lots of contrast will always make me smile, camera in hand or not.Jeny always makes me smile.Focused.Fresh digging.  Or maybe scraping.Just enough tech to keep us engaged.Great little Sunday jaunt on the bikes.
  • Ignominious.

    MC
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    What do Glen Plake, Roman Dial, Will Gadd, and Lynn Hill all have in common?The ignominy of having to share the limelight with a punter like me.And poor Shackleton got dragged down to 'our' level...After thinking about this for the last few hours, it occurred to me that I know a solid handful of people that deserve to be recognized on that list at least much as I do, and probably more.Doom.  Tim Hewitt.  Gordy Vernon.  Thai Verzone.  Forrest McCarthy.  Pat Norwil.  Pat Irwin.  Brad Meiklejohn.  Eric Parsons and Dylan Kentch.  Rich Rudow.And those…
  • Clear, cold, and tired.

    MC
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    A clear, crisp afternoon fades slowly into the pinkness of evening.  Crunching through red, yellow, brown leaves on the sidewalk leaving the shop.Hints of woodsmoke in the air as I skedaddle up the hill away from town.  Hints of snow on the mesa above.  Empty trails, tack-tastic from an afternoon shower.Ostensibly I'm out testing tires.  Realistically I'm getting in an 'hour of power' before sunset.  Before winter.Too early to conclude anything, but the first, second, third impressions of this pile of tires goes something like:"That one rolls like a ball…
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    Training4cyclists

  • 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…
  • Review: Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    As a cycling coach and medical doctor you have many niches to master. Nutritional advice is just one of them. In the past years, I have had several requests from road cyclists and triathletes about nutritional advice and strategies to achieve optimal racing weight and performance.It seems like many athletes tend to ask very specific questions and get lost in all the different advice and products available. So cooking the knowledge into scientific-based recommendations is challenging. And picking the essential advice from hundreds of different studies of varying quality into useful, pragmatic…
  • 5 Practical Steps to Boost Your Race Performance Next Season

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    It’s October and for most riders in Europe and USA/Canada it’s the beginning of a long period without frequent cycling races. Maybe you ended your season with some of your best results ever or maybe you have already been in ‘off-season mode’ for a couple of weeks.Based on my experience, I have made a list of 5 tips you can use to let the off-season be your platform for better results next year.Sleep moreWe all need rest and most of the time we don’t get enough sleep. We can read tips about how important it is to get enough sleep almost anywhere. Anyways, we can almost always take…
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    Citizen Rider

  • Fighting for your life in the fun business

    cafiend
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    A friend and customer is in the fitness business. She's ferociously active, and energetically generous about sharing her knowledge and support with the people who come to her for training.In a small town the ugly aspects of business competition come to the surface the way rocks gash the hulls of smooth-sailing boats in shallow water. The fitness industry is a busy one. Lots of people try to find an angle and work it. Businesses that attract enough clientele to meet their overhead will survive. In that arena, business owners will pursue any advantage, including propaganda, disinformation and…
  • Antiques Trainer Show

    cafiend
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    This portion of a 1970s Peugeot PX 10 came in a couple of days ago. It was repainted in an anonymous version of period colors --or lack thereof --so its identity can't be verified. The lug work is a trifle crude. The tubing sounds more like gas pipe than Reynolds 531 when you ting it. But it does have a forged alloy Stronglight crank. More on that in a moment.The owner bought it used for  $170. After a couple of years he had to store it in a bad location, so it rusted. It also suffered from the attention of a mechanic who did not understand crank tapers or chain line. Wisely, the…
  • Fool the eye

    cafiend
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Yesterday's rides featured visual phenomena.It was the first day of the regular firearms deer hunting season. Pickup trucks were stuffed off the sides of the road everywhere. It's not a day to wear your brown coat and white mittens and prance around flapping your hands. I wore my usual school bus yellow jacket and added a blaze orange flag to my trunk pack. Nothing on my usual ensemble suggests the color of a deer, but a bit of orange helps seal the deal.Nothing you can do about a stray shot. But that's true in any season.A few hundred yards down rail from where I enter the path I saw a…
  • Snippets of Effingham

    cafiend
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    On my days off I can spend the whole time hanging around my house if I don't make a point to get out. The cats need to go out and come in, laundry needs doing, little and large chores beckon. And a certain amount of time simply goes to sloth.On Monday I used a trip to the post office as the basis for a ride. Yesterday I had to tell myself the ride itself was important.The day was mild. I won't call it unseasonable, because I have hiked shirtless in November, and climbed ice two weeks later. It's just New England.I threw on the helmet cam just for grins.A lot of town looks like this. This…
  • Just a few miles to Freedom

    cafiend
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Because the cellist went back to Maryland in search of career survival I have been doing a lot of mailing.Frank Zappa tried to warn people what would happen if they chose a career in music. FZ was referring to popular music, but the general idea that it will lead to mental, emotional and financial ruin holds true no matter what. I don't know any musicians who aren't working hard for slim margins, "successful" or not.Recorded music and a lack of widespread, ongoing music education in schools have led to a culture constantly immersed in music, yet utterly taking it for granted. It comes out…
 
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    Cyclelicious

  • Change petition for California 3 feet passing law

    Richard Masoner
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    When California Assembly Member Steven Bradford originally authored the 3 foot bill that is now on the books as California Vehicle Code 21760, he included a provision to allow motorists to cross the double yellow line when passing cyclists. The original bill read (in part): The driver of a motor vehicle on a two-lane highway may drive to the left of [double parallel solid yellow lines, etc] to pass a person operating a bicycle proceeding in the same direction …. The 2012 version of this 3 foot passing bill also contained this exception. Governor Jerry Brown called out this yellow line…
  • Bicycle action camera, 1940-1949

    Richard Masoner
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    “Man demonstrates small camera for taking secret pictures from a bicycle basket.” From the British Pathé collection, which has dozens of historical films featuring bike, among the tens of thousands on every topic imaginable.
  • East Bay Bike Party: Coal in your stocking you naughty kids

    Richard Masoner
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    The volunteers who organize the monthly East Bay Bike Party announced no ride for December 2014, citing a “a general decline in civility at our bike parties.” Like any large event, EBBP organizers have struggled to balance the diversity and chaotic fun that’s so much a part of cycling with the fact that any large event has an impact on the neighbors. They consistently announce rules asking participants to follow the rules of the road and to not be complete jackasses on their bikes. In spite of these efforts, Bike Party organizers say they have seen an increase in bad…
  • Thoughts on a Santa Clara County transportation tax 2016

    Richard Masoner
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    After the success of transportation funding measures earlier this month in San Francisco and neighboring Alameda County, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in Santa Clara County began scoping out a proposal for a new transportation tax for the rapidly growing South Bay that the call Envision Silicon Valley. VTA funding backgrounder VTA is the transportation planning and traffic congestion management agency for Santa Clara County, California, which is located at the south end of San Francisco Bay. The agency operates bus and light rail public transportation, and manages funding, design…
  • The incorporation of San Jose Bike Party

    Richard Masoner
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Last year, an attorney began contacting San Jose Bike Party organizers, volunteers and riders while preparing a lawsuit against a shopping center where a Bike Party participant injured herself during one of the monthly night rides. This conversation prompted a few in the cohort to talk about ways to protect themselves from liability. Incorporation became a reality in the spring of 2014, when attorney and SJBP organizer Joe Tate filed the papers. A few regulars went along with Tate’s plans, while others objected because it goes against the anarchic spirit of Bike Party. Since then, the…
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    BikeRadar.com Road

  • Cannondale Slice tri bike 2015 – first ride

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Originally published on 220 TriathlonUnless you happen to be particularly fond of wind tunnel charts, bike launches can be a somewhat tedious process. So here, at the launch of the 2015 Cannondale Slice, despite the gorgeous setting in a seafront house on Ali’i Drive in Kona, Hawaii, we’re bracing ourselves for the standard torrent of unexciting aerodynamic information and marketing claims. But it never arrives.Much to our surprise and delight, Cannondale has taken a different approach to its update of the Slice – the original version of which won Ironman World Championships…
  • Smart Enve 3.4 Clinchers review

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Smart Enve System (SES) rims are the product of a collaboration between Enve Composites and former F1 – and now cycling – aerodynamics guru Simon Smart.Highs: Handling, strength, speedLows: Their only vice is the priceThe rim cross-section resembles a snub-nosed bullet, with almost parallel sides and a rounded top. The front wheel’s rim is 26mm wide and 35mm tall, and the rear 24.5mm wide and 45mm tall.The front feels extremely agile in all conditions with fast direction changes, while the deeper rear is laterally stiffer, adding brawn to acceleration, and both feel…
  • Lombardia powered by Bianchi bike tour set for May 2015

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Bianchi and bike tour specialist Thomson have joined forces to create a world-class Italian cycling experience that will take place in Lombardy next May.The Lombardia powered by Bianchi tour is an eight day, seven night trip taking riders through northern Italy’s cycling paradise. Guests will challenge themselves on the iconic routes of the Giro d’Italia and Giro di Lombardia on a top-of-the-line Bianchi bike: the highly acclaimed Infinito CV with Countervail vibration cancelling technology.Guests will be welcomed with a Bianchi gift bag, full Bianchi Reparto Corse kit and…
  • GoPro drone set for launch in 2015

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    Bike action camera specialist GoPro is creating a line of multi-rotor drones equipped with high-definition cameras, according to the Wall Street Journal.The report states that “people familiar with its [GoPro’s] plans” says these new GoPro drones are likely to go on sale by the end of next year with a price of between US$500 and $1000 (around £315 to £630, AU$580 to $1,165).The move into drones is said to have come from a combination of the fact that many of the multi-rotor drones currently available are sold with GoPros as their cameras of choice, and also that…
  • Santini Fluke LS Thermofleece jersey and BeHOT bib tights review

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The bold highlights on the Fluke LS Thermofleece jersey certainly help it stand out. It's not as warm as the 'thermo' part of its name would suggest though – the bibs, on the other hand, are very warm, and stand up to winter weather well. Fluke LS Thermofleece jersey£89.99 / €109 / US$TBAFluorescent colours look to be in danger of becoming fashionable again, and the highlights on this top from Santini are certainly eye-catching. Beneath the flashy exterior is a very conventional winter jersey, with cosy ‘thermofleece’ (Roubaix-style) fabric used throughout,…
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    Twenty Nine Inches

  • Fuji Tahoe 29 1.5: On Test

    Guitar Ted
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Fuji Tahoe 1.5 -Image courtesy of Fuji Fuji Tahoe 29 1.5: On Test- by Guitar Ted We were contacted by Fuji recently and we discussed a few bikes that we might be able to review. In the past we have done several of their upper tier bikes, so we decided to take a look at one of their mid-range Tahoe 29″er hard tail bikes. This test will focus on their 2014 1.5 level model. It has an interesting spec and reflects the type of bike many recreational level mountain bikers might be riding. Just what do you get for around $1200.00 these days? We’ll find out. Look for an Out Of The Box…
  • DT Swiss OPM O.D.I. 29″er Fork: Final Review

    c_g
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:51 pm
    DT-SWISS OPM O.D.L  29″er fork : Final Review- by c_g Looking for a new XC/trail-fork? If so, don’t miss taking a closer look at the new for 2015 DT-SWISS OPM O.D.L. suspension fork (intro here and first impressions here). I have been riding one of these very understated and uniformly black forks on my ROCKY Instinct for the last 2 months and have grown to love every aspect of it. The first positive surprise for me has been the fantastic sensitivity of this fork as it handles small bumps and trail ripples when run in open mode. In this respect it must be one of the best forks I have…
  • Ellsworth Evolution SST.2e: Out Of The Box- First Impressions

    Guitar Ted
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Ellsworth Evolution SST.2e: Out Of The Box- First Impressions- by Guitar Ted Last week we told you about the Ellsworth Evolution SST.2e hitting the doors of the Mid-West headquarters of Twenty Nine Inches. Some of you may be aware that since that time we’ve been plunged into the deep freeze here and we have snow on the trails. Fortunately, I was able to scoot out on a long ride before that snow happened! This may be a shortened version of our usual testing, but weather permitting I hope to get out there a few more times before the Final Review. The Ellsworth Evolution SST.2e Out Of The…
  • GEAX Goma 2.25“ TNT Tires: On Test

    c_g
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    GEAX Goma 2.25“ TNT Tires: On Test- by c_g The Geax (now Vittoria) Goma- born of the enduro craze. Not too long ago we received a set of the new generation of all-mountain/enduro tires by the brand that once was GEAX (and now is VITTORIA). It is the Goma which claims to be the „ultimate Enduro tire“, designed by Ken Avery. MTB all-star Cameron Zink was also involved in the development. By now the “E-word” is very much overused, but it simply means the Goma is designed to be ridden hard. According to the manufacturer, „the Goma shines when the trail gets challenging and the…
  • 45NRTH Announces STURMFIST Winter Gloves

    Guitar Ted
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    45NRTH Announces STURMFIST Winter Gloves- by Guitar Ted Winter and its much ballyhooed henchman, the Polar Vortex, has made an earlier than hoped for appearance on the North American continent. Is it time to scurry for cover and hang your bicycle on a hook for the darkest days of the year? No! 45NRTH says they have the means for you to fight the power and win. Their latest offering to armor you against the onslaughts of Winter is dubbed the Sturmfist. STURMFIST 4: “Super hero” gloves for the intrepid cyclist. 45NRTH has already been busy working on solutions for cold weather…
 
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    Fat Cyclist

  • Thankful, 2014 Edition

    fatty
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    A Recap Note from Fatty: In social media and the comments, a few people have asked whether my book pre-order still has the contest component going on, so I thought it might be a good idea to do a quick re-cap of the highlights and logistics of my The Great Fatsby: The Best of FatCyclist.com Volume 2 pre-order: What: The pre-order is a chance for you to pre-order my new book (regular, signed, inscribed, or Kindle), as well as a very cool tecno-merino wool jersey and t-shirt, (or a discounted bundle) with delivery by Christmas (as long as you live in the US). The Contest Part: Depending on…
  • As a Serious Cyclist, I Demand You Take Me Seriously

    fatty
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    A Note from Fatty: I’m happy to announce that my second Best of FatCyclist.com book, The Great Fatsby, is nearly finalized and going to the printer next week. I’m even happier to announce that I’m genuinely happy with how it’s turned out. It’s about 350 pages (fifty or so pages more than the first volume), the intros, edits and annotations actually make the reading experience better, and Velo’s Dan Wuori has an awesome Foreword…and Middleword…and Backword. Yes, really. To check out the book—and the beautiful tecno-merino long-sleeve jersey also on pre-order—by Christmas,…
  • Subtraction

    fatty
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    A Note for Kindle-Loving Friends of Fatty: I know that a lot of people these days prefer to read their books as e-books. In fact, I am one of those people. So it bothered me that I couldn’t figure out a way to make it possible to pre-order an e-book version of The Great Fatsby and still be entered in the contest to win the Ibis of your choice, not to mention have 25% of the profits go to World Bicycle Relief. Well, I woke up at 4:00am today with an epiphany. Now I know how to do it, and it’s not even all that hard. Well, it will require some work on my end, but it’s do-able.  The catch…
  • Good News, Good Reviews

    fatty
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    Last week I announced that as part of the pre-order on my upcoming book, The Great Fatsby: The Best of FatCyclist.com, Vol. 2, someone is going to win an Ibis bike of their choice.  I mentioned the Tranny 29—my own personal bike, which I’ve been riding as a singlespeed and as a fully geared go-everywhere, do-anything bike.  I’ve mentioned the Ripley 29, which Boston Carlos won last year, and now rides and loves. What I did not mention at the time, however, was something I knew (and yet managed to keep secret): that Ibis would be announcing and launching a new bike in very short…
  • Here, Have a Free Slice of My New Book, for Free

    fatty
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    Today, I am beginning what may be the busiest week I have ever lived in my life. Here are the things that are happening: I am finishing my edits of my new book. I may have to do some late nights to make this happen, but I will get it done. Something I can’t tell you. It’s important and kind of a big deal to me personally, but doesn’t have anything to do with cycling or this blog. I am completing and submitting an application to a reality TV show, at their request. I will either have more to say on this in the future…or I won’t. I guess it all depends on whether anything happens…
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    Bike Noob

  • Gifts for the Cyclist

    Bike Noob
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:51 pm
    As an internationally-renowned bike blogger, I get hit up on a regular basis from entrepreneurs who would like to some help publicizing their products. I generally resist such entreaties, because this blog is not in the business of giving free publicity to consumer products (Although I’ve done it before, and will probably do it again). Anyhow, with the holidays approaching I’ve been besieged with more requests than usual. So I figured, what the heck? Let’s feature some of the more interesting ones that have come my way. Maybe you’ll be interested enough to back these…
  • A Reordering of Bike Stuff

    Bike Noob
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    The deep freeze that has spread across so much of the country has made its way down to Texas. We’ve had a few nights where the temperatures hovered around freezing, and we’re due for another tonight. Meanwhile, the dayside conditions have been miserable, too — with a persistent mist and a chilly dampness that you can feel right through to your bones. So I was neither surprised nor upset when my pal Maggie texted me this morning to say she was not riding. That suited me. Although it meant that I would be off the bike for more than a week, I figured I could give it a rest and…
  • A Good Sign

    Bike Noob
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:11 pm
    During the summer, I expressed my concern over the resurfacing of streets in our neighborhood with chip seal. Chip seal is irritating, because cyclists are riding through small, loose gravel until it become tamped down to a sort of smooth surface. That tamping is pretty much taken care of now, and on a ride the other morning, I saw some crews striping the streets. The striping doesn’t just trace the marking that had been in place previously. Instead, it accommodates cyclists better. Here’s a look at what I mean: The new bike lane might be in the door zone, but there’s still…
  • Recruiting New Riders

    Bike Noob
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    For some time, several of us in the club have been conducting “B”-level rides. That is, we’re not as fast as most of the folks who show up for the Sunday club ride, and it’s no fun being left behind. Trouble is, we have a very small B group. Most often, the only ones to show up for the B ride are my pal Maggie and me. So Maggie got an idea: Why not schedule a “beginner” ride for people who we know are reading the club emails on our Yahoo group, but who for whatever reason don’t come out to rid with us? She did one a month ago, and got my wife and one…
  • Two State Parks — Two Different Rides

    Bike Noob
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    I’m a member of a Meetup group, the Austin Mountain Bikers. Earlier this week, I got a message from them that an interpretive mountain bike ride would take place at Bastrop State Park in Bastrop, Texas, about 25 miles east of Austin. We would be led by a park ranger on trails that are normally closed to the public. Sign me up. Maggie had the same idea, so we loaded the bikes onto the SUV and set out for Bastrop. The park and the area are known for the “Lost Pines” — a substantial acreage of loblolly pines that somehow detached from the piney woods of East Texas.
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    Urban Velo

  • For your “Black Friday” Shopping Pleasure

    Urban Jeff
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    We get a number of press releases about Black Friday… Here are a few companies that are offering specials. • Upright Cyclist – Enter PILGRIM at checkout • DZR Shoes – Use promo code BLACK40 • Blaq – Everything is 20% off • Timbuk2 – Daily deals • Fyxation – Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY Feel free to add to this list in the comments below.
  • Goldsprint Overdose

    Scott Spitz
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Goldsprint Overdose from GoldsprintManila on Vimeo. Manila knows how to party, throwing down a gold sprint event outside the Goldsprint Kitchen for their grand opening.
  • D-Fix Rear Hub

    Urban Jeff
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Remove your quick-release rear wheel without having to deal with the chain. I think Tullio would approve. Via…
  • Swrve Photo Contest

    Scott Spitz
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The bike (and hike and climb, etc.) apparel makers at Swrve have announced an Instagram photo contest in which you can win a $100 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on December 22nd after all submissions have been accounted for. The rules are as follows: 1. Wear something Swrve related. 2. Be out in the winter doing something. 3. Hashtag #swrve14winter and #swrve There are 5 categories to enter in order to increase your chance of winning. Get all the details on the Swrve site here.
  • I Love Riding in the City – Mohamed Shalaby

    I Love Riding in the City
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    NAME: Mohamed Shalaby LOCATION: Newark, NJ OCCUPATION: Writer Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city? I live in Newark, New Jersey and I’m proud to call it home. A Jersey boy at heart I love riding around my city and taking in all of its sites and history. I find it cool to ride past locations that I have seen in various movies. For example Rounders staring Matt Damon and Find me Guilty staring Vin Diesel are two of my favorite movies that were filmed in areas that I ride past every day. Passing by such places often gets me thinking about all of the different…
 
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    Bike Hugger

  • Steve Hed, aero wheel innovator and all-around cool dude, passes away at 59

    Mark V
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Here at Bike Hugger, we are saddened by the news that Steve Hed has died at age 59. Founder of Hed Cycling, Hed’s personal history has been deeply entwined with high performance cycling, particularly in triathlon and time trialing. Since the mid-1980s, Hed had represented the personification of the American innovator: creative, maybe a little kooky but willing to follow his ideas with equal measures of diligence and honesty. With many hours in the wind tunnel long before it was cool, he helped bring deep profile rims and disc wheels to cycling world, but when his own design for a…
  • RIP Steve Hed, an Innovator

    Byron
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    As we’re heading out of town, heard that Steve Hed passed. Here’s a video interview with him from last year and it was always like that, every time we met, we geeked out on bikes. RIP.
  • Bicycle Black Friday

    Byron
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    Been stocking up for weeks Mentioned our Tool Roll yesterday, of course Clip-n-Seals (a best-selling, and Amazon-featured bag closure made by the parent company of Bike Hugger), and there’s gear on sale too, like this light, lock, and wool cap. For more bike deals, see DC Rainmaker’s post and hey if you’re riding and relaxing instead of shopping on Friday, that’s what we’re doing, up in Alaska. They’re not on sale, but our Purist bottles are popular too.
  • Holiday Shopping Endorsement: Tool Roll

    Byron
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    Tool Roll doing its job, that it does This Tinyblackbox pic is our Black Friday/Cyber Monday every shopping Holiday endorsement! Also see the Wired review of the Waxed Canvas Tool Roll from earlier this year and now they ship for free with Amazon Prime. They’re all hand made in Seattle and built to hold a spare tire, CO2 canisters, as well as a couple bike tools. Bundled up the roll fits right into your jersey pocket. According to Bike Hugger, they designed the roll to help organize flat tire tools, and offer an alternative to the traditional seat bag, which can rub against (and ruin)…
  • A Long Bike Ride

    Byron
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    After last night, the country needs to go on a long bike ride; clear its head. We’ll do that in Sitka, Alaska this week, visiting grandma and local haunts like the P Bar. Also working on Issue 19 and 20 of our magazine. The photo above is from earlier this year when we were riding in Eastern Washington. Happy Thanksgiving.
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    The Cleanest Line

  • Percebeiros: The Hunter-Gatherers of Europe’s Rugged Coastlines

    Kasey
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:51 pm
    By Tony Butt Until recently in our evolutionary history as a species, humans couldn't extract resources faster than those resources were renewed. Even if we wanted to we couldn’t because Nature put a limit on the amount we could physically take. Then, sometime within the last few thousand years, we crossed a tipping point and now we are quickly and unashamedly depleting our own resource base. Our addiction to technology and unsustainable living has spread to almost every corner of the globe. For example, where I live in northwest Iberia, there are no large cities but there are steelworks,…
  • Paddle to DC: A Quest for Clean Water

    Kasey
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    By Dave Freeman, video by Nate Ptacek The plastic sign posted to a tree in our campsite reads: “ALL FISH MUST BE RETURNED TO THE WATER IMMEDIATELY. FISH CONTAMINATED WITH PCBs DO NOT EAT.” Paddling through a superfund site is not typically part of a canoe trip, but on day 73 and 74 of our journey from Ely, Minnesota to Washington D.C., that’s where we find ourselves. My wife Amy and I are about 1,500 miles into a 100-day, 2,000-mile expedition to protect the million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the threat of sulfide ore mining. We departed from the Voyageur Outward…
  • Dirtbag Diaires: What You're Handed

    Kasey
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    By Fitz & Becca Cahall Regardless of how you choose to play outside, if someone gets hurt in the mountains, the first step on the checklist remains the same: “scene safety”—you make sure the thing that hurt your buddy isn't going to hurt you too. But there's no checklist for emotional safety when things go wrong. Today we bring you the story of a family, an accident and the repercussions they navigated for years afterwards. Listen to "What You're Handed" by The Dirtbag Diaries on Soundcloud. Visit dirtbagdiaries.com for links to past episodes, featured music and to pledge your…
  • Family Man, 5.14 – A short story (and video) of a first ascent

    Kasey
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    By Sonnie Trotter It all began five years ago, as many things do these days, with a simple email to a few of us Squamish cracks hounds from a friend in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia. Hey Boys,Check out these roof cracks. I think they’ll go free. Peace out.- Doug Doug and his wife Janet are longtime local climbers, hikers and explorers in the Skaha region, and probably know the lay of the land as good, or better, than any other living beings. But even more than that, they are simply two of the greatest people ever. Of course, this letter from Doug wouldn’t be complete without an…
  • River Surfing on the Saint Lawrence

    Kasey
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    By Juilen Fillion, photos by Vincent Bergeron Montreal might be known for its welcoming French Canadian community, the beautiful women and the famous Poutine—French fries topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce and cheese curds—but it’s also known for a standing river wave called Habitat 67. This endless wave located on the center shore of Montreal Island was informally named for the adjacent Habitat 67 housing complex. It has become a popular destination for whitewater kayakers and river surfers. The wave is created by fast-moving water hitting underwater boulders and can reach a…
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    Bicycle Design

  • Design and development of the Cylo bike

    James Thomas
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
      It is likely that you have seen the CYLO 1 bike, designed by former Nike design director Eric Duvauchelle and his brother Antoine in collaboration with Arro-Studio. The bike was covered earlier this year by several of the big design and gadget blogs and was featured on the cover of the October Wired Magazine issue. With this post though, I want to get a little deeper into the design of the bike, and give you a brief glimpse into the development process that led to the final solution.   As is usually the case with a design project, the Duvauchelle brothers started by…
  • Luna 3D printed Bicycle by Omer Sagiv

    James Thomas
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
      Artist and designer Omer Sagiv has shared his conceptual bike designs here a couple of times in the past. His latest is Luna, a bike that features a 3d printed nylon frame, fork, and bar/stem assembly. The ability to customize and make design changes without a tooling investment is a big advantage with 3d printed bike frames (or any other product for that matter), and Omer points out that fact in one of his presentation boards below. He also mentions that the form of the Luna “wisely uses the good specific strength and durability of nylon” with its hexagon frame structure which…
  • Douze and Kiffy- a pair of French cargo bikes

    James Thomas
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:22 am
    I have been traveling for work the past couple weeks, so I am a bit behind on the blog (as usual). Recently though, reader Pierre Fabre shared a couple of interesting French cargo bike designs with me, so I want to take a minute to share them with you. The 4/ A modular cargo bike by Douze Cycles is an interesting design by Thomas Coulbeaut, a French designer who has been working for the past three years in Hamamatsu, Japan at Yamaha musical instruments. According to Pierre:    “Thomas developed the concept and prototype all by himself and begun marketing it through his own company…
  • Arvak, RoadRing, Stromer, Vello and a glimpse into design at BMC

    James Thomas
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Arvak is a minimalist wooden bike designed by Paul Guerin and Till Breitfuss of Keim. The lines of the frame certainly look nice and sleek, but if the seat height is anywhere near correct, I wonder if I could get my leg over that extremely high top tube. Aside from that though, the hollow frame construction is pretty interesting. According to the website, the lightweight monocoque frame is a composite of 24 layers of laminate ash vacuum bio-sourced with a resin” (that’s roughly translated from French, but you get the idea). I would like to see pictures of the construction process though.
  • The University of Iowa Hand Built Bicycle Program

    James Thomas
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    I mentioned the University of Iowa’s Hand Built Bicycle Program earlier this year in a post about NAHBS 2014.  That was during my time away from this blog though, so it is likely that the majority of you never saw it. I noticed recently that the Iowa students are gearing up for something new at the next North American Handmade Bicycle Show (in Louisville, KY March 6-8), so it seemed like a good time to give the program another mention. Dr. Steve McGuire, Professor of 3D Design and Metal Arts, Head of Dimensional Practice (3D Design, Ceramics, Metal Arts and Sculpture) and Studio Division…
 
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    Bikes For The Rest Of Us

  • Civia Twin City

    Freewheel
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Civia Twin City 7-speed. Credit: CiviaCivia Cycles' Twin City models range from $450 for a single speed to $800-1,000 for a 7-speed with an internal gear hub.QBP (the Minnesota-based company that owns Civia, Surly, Salsa, and All-City, among other brands) has revamped Civia so that it now offers affordable steel bikes with racks, chainguards, fenders, wide tires, and internal gear hubs.  The biggest change at Civia is the new affordability.  Civia previously stood out with its thoughtfully designed, lightweight all-purpose bikes such as the Loring and Hyland. While…
  • Feeling Bamboozled?

    Keith Couture
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:07 pm
    What's the deal with bamboo bikes?by Keith Couture      Bamboo, not just the preferred snack of Panda bears, has long been used to build structures, scaffolding, water transport systems, flooring material, kitchen utensils, boats, not to mention its use as a decoration, or even in cuisine alongside water chestnuts. It didn't take long for someone to conceive of a bicycle made from bamboo, too. The list of boasts about this wonder-material grows:“Bamboo is lighter than aluminum!” Some say.“Bamboo has a higher tensile strength than steel!” Claim others. “It's…
  • The Willingness to Wander

    Keith Couture
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    Exploring the connection between human empathy and bicyclingby Keith Couture     When I first moved to Denver in 2011, I was unemployed, broke, a little despondent, had no friends (in fact, knew almost no one at all), and in my mid-20's, which as many of you may know, makes for a nice combo often called “Quarter-Life Crisis.” Unemployment is never an easy time, whether you're 20, 30, 60, whatever. Not having a solid social network or a reliable group of friends or family for support is similarly hard to deal with. When we face times in our lives like this, it can feel…
  • Biking Through the Snow

    Keith Couture
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    How to make your spirits bright by transforming yourself into an abominable snow-bicyclerby Keith Couture          Winter bicycling? You must be crazy! This is the most common reaction I receive upon telling someone of the joys of winter biking. I empathize with the viewpoint, I really do. But I'd like to offer two rhetorical counterpoints to this incredulity.      There was a time in my life and likely in many of our readers' lives (although I won't make the mistake of saying this is universal) when upon waking up to see a lawn…
  • Bike Everywhere

    Keith Couture
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    by Keith Couture  “There is no worse neurosis than that which derives from a consciousness of guilt and an inability to reform.” - Anthony Burgess           Riding your bike gives you the ideal pace to observe city life. For instance, I can always linger long enough to read bumper stickers. I read a lotof bumper stickers. Bumper stickers make me chuckle because there is no more obvious an example of talking the talk (it's even more passive, since you don't have to talk. When one uses a bumper sticker one is literally “letting the…
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  • Tested: CEP Progressive+ Compression Run Socks 2.0

    Levi
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    It couldn’t have been all that long ago that there were just a few main sports companies offering compression socks and sleeves for improved race performance. 2007 or 2008 I think it was. I remember CEP, CW-X, and Zensah being the prominent brands when I was first looking. Nowadays, running stores have entire sections devoted to compression socks! The big running and triathlon brands are still there, and you’re also seeing the giant sporting goods companies like Nike and ASICS joining the fray. Furthermore, companies like Injinji and SmartWool, who I never expected to offer…
  • 50 Fabulous Fitness Gifts For Any Endurance Athlete On Your List (All Under $50)

    Levi
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Despite numerous upcoming commercials and sales flyers claiming the contrary, there’s no dire need for super-expensive fitness gadgets. Anyone can get fit, healthy, and have lots of fun doing it without spending a lot. (Often it’s the cheap, simple items that work the best anyway!) All these items, carefully selected by a panel of judges (me, myself, and I,) are priced under $50. Yeah, some just squeaked in at $49.95, but most are only $10-20 or even less. The goal was to list items that are both fun and exciting (so the recipient jumps for joy upon opening the gift) as well as…
  • Book Review: The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal)

    Levi
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Running is one of those sports people hate. They hate it so much that they have to constantly talk about why they run, in order to convince themselves to go for another run. To hear some people talk about running, you’d think it must be the most wonderful thing in the world. Others, such as myself and Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, are willing to admit that it can also be a terrible thing. It’s all explained in the aptly-named book, The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances. If you’ve read The Oatmeal, you know what I’m talking about. If you…
  • Tested: KOOEE! Super Snacks Jerky Trail Mix

    Levi
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    I’ve had beef jerky, turkey jerky, elk jerky, moose jerky, and venison jerky, but this is my first time biting into Tasmanian Devil jerky! OK, not really. It’s actually beef jerky. But the cows are from Tasmania, and I grew up watching the Looney Tunes, so what else is going to pop into my mind?! In this KOOEE! Super Snacks Jerky Trail Mix, you get top-quality beef jerky combined with trail mix for one of the best snack combos you can carry along on your wilderness adventures. It’s not just any trail mix, either. Rather than peanuts and raisins, you’re getting almonds,…
  • How to Score Epic Deals at the REI Garage Sale

    Levi
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Want to get awesome outdoor gear from the best brands, brand new or barely used, at insane discounts? Then you need to find an REI Garage Sale. This is how REI gets rid of their returned merchandise, retired rental equipment, stuff that was damaged during shipping, and anything else that can’t be sold as new. The garage sales are awesome, but there is a catch – an REI garage sale literally is a garage sale. Most of the stuff is going to be old and/or broken, it will be crowded, and you have to show up really early on a Saturday morning to get the best deals. The good news is, with…
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  • Congressman’s fruitcake ice cream will help buy gift bikes for Portland kids

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    This is definitely our favorite ice cream charity partnership ever. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, the former Portland transportation commissioner who now chairs the Congressional Bike Caucus, has teamed up with booming Portland ice cream shop Salt & Straw to translate his personal fruitcake recipe into a seasonal ice cream flavor and donate the profits to the Community Cycling Center’s holiday bike drive. As you can see in the video above, this started when Blumenauer (who has made holiday fruitcake for friends and acquaintances for years, based on a recipe he found in — this…
  • TriMet bus kills man who had been walking bike in bike lane (UPDATED)

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The bus stop on 82nd Avenue near Clackamas Town Center where the incident reportedly took place.(Image from 2011: Google Street View) A man who had been walking his bike in the bike lane down 82nd Avenue at SE Causey Wednesday night was killed beneath the back wheel of a TriMet bus, Oregon State Police said. The man, a 60-year-old whose name has not yet been released, had apparently been passed by the bus while walking in the lane, caught up with it, and was beating on the back of the bus before his death. Here’s the approximate location of the incident, just outside Clackamas Town…
  • Light and warmth: New Portland Design Works Lars Rover and Showers Pass baselayer

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Two new products from Portland-based bike companies deserve your attention — especially as evening commutes get darker and rides get colder. Body-Mapped Baselayer from Showers Pass Male version shown. It also comes in a female version. Showers Pass rain jackets are sort of an unofficial uniform for Portland bike riders. Given how many of them dot the streetscape when weather turns wet and cold, you’d think they were handed out at the border. We’ve loved watching this company grow and expand ever since they moved to inner southeast Portland. They launched a line of gloves last…
  • In letter to PBOT, BTA says Williams Ave work zone has led to injuries

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Current conditions on Williams Ave.(Photo by Carl Larson/BTA) The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is fed up with the dangerous work zone conditions on Williams Avenue. Claiming that bicycle riders have been injured and put in danger due to misplaced construction materials and a poorly implemented traffic control plan, the Portland-based non-profit group penned a letter today to the Bureau of Transportation with a laundry list of demands to improve the situation. While the BTA supports the city’s North Williams Avenue Safety Project and says they are excited to see the finished product,…
  • Ferguson, equity, and active transportation

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    A slide from Seeing & Believing in Bike Equity Like many of you, I’ve been following the events in Ferguson and around the country very closely these past two days. Flipping from headlines to my social media feed, my head has been spinning with thoughts on issues ranging from racism and white privilege to our justice system and media culture. As last night’s protests spilled into the streets and freeways across America last night, this story came even closer to my own sphere of activism. The shooting of Michael Brown and the decision by a Grand Jury to not indict Officer…
 
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    Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog

  • Trail Report: Moab’s Mag 7 Trail System

    mtbikerchick
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    I am in love. Its name is the Mag (or Magnificent 7) trail system and it lives in Moab, UT. Yes, I do live in Grand Junction where our singletrack trails are fast, flowing, and mostly-awesome, but that doesn’t matter! … Continue reading → Related articles: Ride Report: McKenzie River Trail, Oregon Ride Report: Above Treeline on the Alpine Tunnel Trail, St. Elmo, Colorado Ride Report: Alpine Trail, Oakridge, Oregon
  • Video: Peak to Creek Episode 2

    Greg Heil
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    Peak to Creek Episode: 2 from Freehub Magazine on Vimeo. With snow on the ground, the Peak to Creek scouting team takes to the woods—exploring the history and terrain Retallack has to offer. Watch the continued birth of a trail … Continue reading → Related articles: Video: Peak to Creek: Episode 1 Video: “From Where We Stand Episode 1: Mountain Creek Bike Park” Video: Danny MacAskill “Imaginate” Episode 5
  • Black Friday Mountain Bike Deal Roundup, 2014

    Jeff Barber
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    Full disclosure: Singletracks.com earns a small commission for purchases made through some of the retailer links in this article. Read more about our disclosure policy here. Black Friday. Small business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Bro deal Tuesday. Ok, I made that … Continue reading → Related articles: The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Mountain Bike Deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Mountain Bike Deals Black Friday / Cyber Monday Mountain Bike Deals
  • News: Curt Gowdy State Park to Offer Groomed Trails for Fat Biking

    delphinide
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    You read that right. Groomed trails. For fat bikes. The word you’re looking for is “awesome-licous.” In case you didn’t know, grooming trails for fatties is not common practice. In fact, many popular ski resorts, until very recently, seemed to … Continue reading → Related articles: Mountain biking at Eno River State Park? News: Opportunity to Participate in NPS Decision to Allow Mountain Biking in Rocky Mountain National Park Lory State Park adds MTB Park
  • Video: Jaws Freeriding The Remote Black Hills Of France

    Epic TV
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    We followed Bartek “Jaws” Krzyszton to the Black Hills in France, one of the best freeride spots in Europe. Miles away from any form of civilization, the men spent days sleeping in tents so they could fully explore this mountain … Continue reading → Related articles: Video: “Hills of Home” Mountain Biking in Germany Video: Mountain Biker Jumps Tour de France Peloton Video: “GoPro: Combing Valparaiso’s Hills”
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  • “WHERE HAVE WE BEEN!!”

    Art Aguilar
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:34 am
    WHERE STILL HERE!!! Well now that I caught your attention with that way cool guy on his road bike (roadies!), the question is “Where have we been!!” We do apologize for the hiatus and lack of stories since Interbike. It seems that life has gotten in our way just a little, but I’m here to tell you RL Policar and I have been out testing products, thinking of great stories from the past and present, and how to’s that will help you and your bike out. So stay tuned, because we love our readers. Bookmark It Hide Sites
  • INTERBIKE 2014 – LAUF SUSPENSION FORK FOR 29 or 27.5

    Art Aguilar
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
    THE LAUF FORK – A DIFFERENT TAKE ON SUSPENSION So are all you Hardtail riders with 29 or 27.5 bikes looking for something different than the standard 80-100 mm fork for your ride, a fork that’s lighter than your standard suspension fork, made of full composite, and still gives you some suspension, a fork that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to dial in for every ride or race course, with zero maintenance. Well look no further than a company called LAUF and their fork called the LAUF TRAIL RACER. They will give you what you need, short of assuring you a World Cup title. This…
  • INTERBIKE 2014- KTM

    Art Aguilar
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    KTM IN THE U.S. If your an avid dirt biker or just know motorcycles in general, you should know the KTM name, but what you may not know is that this Austrian company has been making bicycles for quite a long time, as a matter of fact they have been making bicycles since 1964. Now that you can purchase the KTM brand in the US they have a full line of bikes ranging from Road, Commuter, E-Bikes, and Mountain bikes to choose from and if you want KTM accessories, you got it. All there bikes look top notch for whatever your needs may be. So if your into something different check out KTM soon. KTM…
  • INTERBIKE 2014 – DAINESE 2015

    Art Aguilar
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    THE DAINESE 2015 MOUNTAIN BIKE LINE The Dainese booth was hopping with interest all week at Interbike. Always the innovator in the world of protection Dainese did not disappoint for the up coming 2015. You may have seen photos of the new PRO PACK and the new HYBRID KNEE and ELBOW pads early on from EUROBIKE just a month or so ago, but we at MtnBikeRiders.com were able to see them first hand not to long ago prior to the show in a special secret location along with the rest of the 2015 line. Though we were sworn to secrecy, we kept our oath to Dainese not to tell a sole, besides they made us an…
  • ENDURO / ALL MOUNTAIN BIKE BEAUTIES

    Art Aguilar
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:59 am
    ENDURO ALL MOUNTAIN BIKE RAGE With Enduro racing in Europe becoming all the rage and Enduro racing becoming popular here in the states it almost seems that it could replace Downhill racing. “Naaaahhh, never happen.” With this kind of new racing discipline, bike manufactures have did the research to make All Mountain bikes ten times better than they were in the past. It starts with the geometry, travel, and the best wheel sizing to meet the needs of the terrain. The bikes are pushing close to DH head angles, 27.5/ 650b or 29er wheel sizing, add dropper seatpost to make one kick…
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    Sick Lines - mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

  • Video: Life Worth Winning – Episodes 1 – 3

    sicklines
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Lapierre Gravity Republic team had a successfully 2014 season. Creative Concepts has created a documentary called, A Life Worth Winning, that touches on some of their trials and tribulations of the 2014 season. Watch episodes 1-3 inside. Trailer Episode 1 Episode 1 features the history and background of the team up until the 2014 season. Starting with Q Bikes and working their way through a host of top athletes and sponsors to the current Lapierre Gravity Republic lineup, this episode really gives a great insight into where the team have come from and how they have become the top Downhill…
  • Showers Pass – Baselayer Debut

    sicklines
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    It’s getting to be that time of year again when layering up becomes important. Showers Pass has a new Baselayer that is worth a look at if you’re in the market. Learn more from them inside about it. PACIFIC NORTHWEST INCLEMENT WEATHER APPAREL DESIGN LEADER, SHOWERS PASS, DEBUTS INNOVATIVE LAYERING SYSTEM Portland, Ore.-based Company Introduces Body-Mapped Baselayers – Designed to Complement Bestselling Outerwear Lines PORTLAND, Ore. – November 17, 2014 – Showers Pass (www.showerspass.com), the Portland, Ore.-based experts in inclement weather protection, today announces…
  • Video: Danny MacAskill – The Loop

    sicklines
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    Danny MacAskill is one of the most talented riders we’ve ever seen ride a bike. Watch as Danny teamed up with Microsoft and Cortana to perform a complete a huge loop-the-loop. Cortana, the most personal digital assistant, and Danny MacAskill, world-renowned trials cyclist, have successfully completed one of the world’s largest loop-the-loop challenges ever cycled…and it’s on water! Danny MacAskill rode round a monumental 5-metre loop, illuminating the Cortana signature halo in front of one of London’s most iconic landmarks in the process, all on the River Thames.
  • Video: The Bike Brothers

    sicklines
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    The world premiere of ‘The Bike Brothers’ was released today featuring the Godziek brothers. This is not a typical video edit by any means. It has some unique editing and plot that many of you will enjoy. Today (November 17th) a blockbuster featuring the Godziek brothers got it’s worldwide release. “The Bike Brothers” combines real world-class athletes with the magical world of film. The story of the siblings is told in an unconventional way and now it can be watched at www.redbull.com/thebikebrothers Szymon and Dawid Godziek are athletes who can already boast some…
  • Deity – Fuzzbox with Tyler McCaul

    sicklines
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Deity has been posting some great video edits this year with many of their riders. Mind Spark and Deity teamed up with Tyler McCaul in this latest edit as they prepare for their 2015 product launches. The onslaught of Deity edits continues as we ramp up to multiple massive product launches in 2015! Next up is a Mind Spark Cinema masterpiece featuring Tyler McCaul, “FUZZBOX”. www.deitycomponents.com
 
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  • DIY Trailers and Cargo Powerhouses – A Reader Round-Up

    Melanie Lipton
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    Here at Commute by Bike and our sister site, BikeShopHub.com, we get a lot of happy folks who are very excited to share how they use their bikes for tours, commutes, and all other fun adventures. Today, we’ve got a round-up of some of the creative and epic uses of some great gear. DIY Trailers […]
  • New Crowdsourced Bike Safety Map: BikeMaps.org

    Melanie Colavito
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Anything that combines two of my favorite things – geography and bicycling – is something I can’t help but share with you all! Hooray for bike maps! Earlier this month, at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, geography professor Dr. Trisalyn Nelson launched a new bike mapping website called BikeMaps.org. The website is a […]
  • ‘Transportation Colonialism’ and Inequality

    Ted Johnson
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
      Before coming to Madagascar I spent a lot of time organizing my storage unit — and getting pulled into the kind of distracted, time-consuming reminiscing that happens whenever I get near all my old junk. I came across this booklet: “Transportation Patterns in Nairobi & Programs to Improve Opportunities for Bicycling [PDF]” published by […]
  • Why Aren’t More US Women Riding Bikes?

    Melanie Colavito
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    An article recently came out in The Guardian titled, “The reason fewer US women cycle than the Dutch is not what you think it is.” This title grabbed my attention immediately, as it was meant to do, and I began to wonder if there was something I already thought about this matter as the title […]
  • Unusual Bike Commuting Needs

    Dara Marks Marino
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    In some past lifetime, long ago, in other words, before I had a child, bike commuting was pretty much what it sounded like: riding my bicycle to get from point A to point B and back again. I used racks and panniers, front and rear. Simple. Then I had a child. And bike commuting looked […]
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    Bike Shop Girl

  • MindShift Gear rotation180° Trail Camera Backpack

    Bike Shop Girl
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    MindShift Gear has been busy with their new rotation180º bag line up. What started as a functional pro camera backpack has expanded, but shrunk in size, to an adventure ready, trail backpack. Meet the rotation180º Trail Camera Backpack. What is unique about the rotation180º bag line up is the fanny pack that rotates around you hip from the main backpack on your back. Keeping your camera body and small bits like lense cleaner, spare batteries and memory cards, at arms distance. You no longer have to carry all the gear on your back and then keep your camera either in the bag, or dangling…
  • Motivational Monday: Recovery

    Bike Shop Girl
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    My dear friend, Amy Thomas, recently broke her radius and ulna while mountain biking in Moab. She is attacking recovery with an optimistic outlook and I asked her to share her story of recovery over the next weeks with a few articles. We hope you can gain something out of reading her determination (stubbornness) and love for life. It’s been roughly 3 weeks from the accident and surgery. I’ll get into where I’m at currently but I wanted to share a few things not previously mentioned that happened on the trail at the time of the accident that made this not nearly as bad as it…
  • Motivational Monday: An Intro to Recovery After an Injury

    Bike Shop Girl
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    My dear friend, Amy Thomas, recently broke her radius and ulna while mountain biking in Moab. She is attacking recovery with an optimistic outlook and I asked her to share her story of recovery over the next weeks with a few articles. We hope you can gain something out of reading her determination (stubbornness) and love for life. The last time you heard from me on Bike Shop Girl, I was relishing in completing this summer’s Breck Epic, a 6 day MTB stage race in Breckenridge, Colorado. It was the culmination of a comeback from shattering my pelvis in March 2013 and my big 40th year goal…
  • Beti AllRide Women’s Mountain Bike Clinics

    Bike Shop Girl
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:24 pm
    If you haven’t heard of the Beti AllRide women’s mountain bike clinics yet, you are in for a treat. Picture a dozen or more women gathered on their bikes in the dirt at some epic location while learning how to be more skilled and confident from inspirational ladies. Having personally spent time with Lindsay, Sarah and Elena, I can say that they are a force to learn from! In 2015 the Beti AllRide clinics will be expanding from the western US to a national calendar. We will get the schedule posted as soon as they give it to us!
  • Ticking Off Another Decade: Turning 30

    Bike Shop Girl
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:06 pm
    As I type this, I am sitting on the door step of a birthday and turning 30. Earlier this month I spent some quality time with my wonderful wife down in Hawaii. This vacation gave me a good amount of time to reflect on life, where I am, and who I want to become. There are a few core topics that I have had a lot of clarity around. Here are the few things that I’ve learned in the past 10,950 days of my life; they may differ from yours, and that is a-okay. Life is about love My best memories are those laughs or tears when I have been sharing a moment in life with someone I care about. My…
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  • Thanksgiving Race Weekend Preview: Verge Series Continues with Baystate Cyclocross

    andrew reimann
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Dramatic weather and exciting racing will converge on Sterling, Massachusetts this weekend, where Baystate Cyclocross Weekend will be Rounds 5 and 6 of the Verge ... The post Thanksgiving Race Weekend Preview: Verge Series Continues with Baystate Cyclocross appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine -... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Rider Diary: Christine Vardaros Battling on Flanders Fields, Cyclocross Style

    andrew reimann
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    by Christine Vardaros I am smack dab in the middle of yet another full Belgium-based cyclocross season. This means I’ve taken the dive down the ... The post Rider Diary: Christine Vardaros Battling on Flanders Fields, Cyclocross Style appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Melas CX of the Chicago Cup Sees Technical Riders Swartz and Maloney Take Wins

    andrew reimann
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    by Kelly Clarke In its third year, Melas CX – the tenth race of The Chicago Cyclocross Cup, has earned both die hard fans and ... The post Melas CX of the Chicago Cup Sees Technical Riders Swartz and Maloney Take Wins appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Video: Superprestige Spa-Francorchamps, Women’s Race – Descend At Your Own Risk

    cyclocross magazine
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The women at yesterday’s Superprestige Spa-Francorchamps took to the challenge of the steep climbs and descents of the course in a battle that was as ... The post Video: Superprestige Spa-Francorchamps, Women’s Race – Descend At Your Own Risk appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Kemmerer is Two for Two at Supercross, Werner Gets First UCI Win Since 2012

    andrew reimann
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Kemmerer Achieves Solo Victory After Yesterday’s Close Contest The course at Supercross Day Two took to the mud, both naturally and artificially as the frost ... The post Kemmerer is Two for Two at Supercross, Werner Gets First UCI Win Since 2012 appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine -... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
 
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    Bikedan in Asia

  • New Zealand: Around the Mountains Cycle Trail

    Bikedan
    1 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the official opening of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail in Lumsden, Southland and witnessed part of what New Zealand is doing with the Cycle Trails Network development to attract more international tourists to experience the beauty of New Zealand on two-wheels. Route 6 Cafe in Lumsden The turn-out in windy, but sunny, Lumsden was its largest in history for the small Southland town that also hosts a stage finish at the Tour of Southland. The first stage of the trail was opened by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English. English led a group of cyclists…
  • China: Chengdu Laochemi 100km Road Race

    Bikedan
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    It is always good coming to race in the Chengdu area as the organizers, ‘Lao Che Mi’ are widely known for putting on great events that are well organized. They also look after their foreign guests extremely well, paying attention to every detail. I have raced at many races throughout China, and Laochemi events are right up their with the best, if not the best.  They have been putting on events since 1984 and are pioneers in the China cycling scene; they also have five TREK concept stores in Chengdu city!  If you are looking for a good race to do in China, consider signing up for…
  • Cycle Travel: Exploring off-the-beaten track in China

    Bikedan
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    China is a massive country with many off-the-beaten track gems just waiting to be discovered by bicycle, so many that you can spend a lifetime here and still not complete them all; I’ve been living in China for over four years and have barely scratched the surface. For familiarity sake and time constraints, I tend to do many of the same routes around the city of Hangzhou where I live, and travel out frequently for bicycle races around China. Unfortunately, many of the bike races around China are not held in locations that ideally show-case the region where the race is being hosted;…
  • Mountain Bike Stage Racing in Asia

    Bikedan
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Mountain biking seems to be seeing a resurgence in popularity, especially with multi-day stage racing that provides riders with new experiences and adventures in exotic locations. Multi-day MTB stage racing is already popular in Europe and USA, and its slowly taking a grip on the Asia circuit. Its a perfect way to see and experience the country close up while meeting other like-minded MTB endurance riders from all parts of the globe. I had my first taste of MTB stage racing when I took part in the Genghis Khan MTB Adventure in Inner Mongolia back in 2010. It has now become a firm fixture on…
  • Cycling Secret: Durian Fruit the New Super Food?

    Bikedan
    7 Dec 2013 | 10:41 am
    It is a stinky putrid smelling fruit. I’ve always steered clear of this fruit despite friends on numerous occasions trying to convert me to eating Durian. Last year, I had a flat-mate from Canada who loved the spiky fruit and would bring it home; I would instantly know it was around, even though it was put out in the laundry room. The smell just pervades the whole apartment. I was offered to try it but never could get past the evil smell. I did try it and was pleasantly surprised at the sweet creamy taste of the fruit, however it did leave a slight after taste.  My wife also tried to…
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  • Moab Says No to E-Bikes

    Joe Lindsey
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    In an early move that could influence trail use rules across the country, the Moab-area office of the Bureau of Land Management says that mountain bikes with electric motors are not allowed on non-motorized trails.  The agency quietly updated its trail use regulations earlier this fall, but did not issue any news releases to accompany the decision. The new rules were first reported last week by MTBr.com. The new rules say that the Moab BLM “has determined that motor assisted bicycles (electric, gas or diesel) are motorized vehicles. Use of motor assisted bicycles is only allowed on…
  • Best Off-Bike Gifts for Cyclists

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
  • Steve Hed, Founder of Hed Wheels, Passes Away

    matt phillips
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    We’ve just received word that Steve Hed, a pioneer in the field of bicycle aerodynamics and founder of the Hed Cycling wheel and component brand, passed away today. At the moment, there has been no mention of Steve’s passing on Hed Cycling’s Facebook or Twitter streams, both of which do not have any recent posts. When reached for confirmation by phone, a representative at Hed wheels confirmed Steve’s passing at 9:30 am this morning and stated a press release would be forthcoming. Professional cyclist Steve Tilford posted this note on his personal blog this morning, “I just received…
  • How Far Should You Ride to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner?

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    The holidays are a time of fun, family, and of course, food, but if you have trouble pumping the brakes on Thanksgiving dinner excess, you're not alone. Research shows that the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories over the course of a traditional Thanksgiving feast, which can't feel great when it's time to tackle that next hill climb. Luckily, time off for the holidays gives us a chance to offset turkey overload by indulging in one of our other great holiday joys—riding. Here's how much you'll need to pedal to burn off some of that Thanksgiving glut. Thanksgiving Feast Foods*…
  • Pro Downhiller Amanda Batty Wants to Pay You to Race

    Taylor Farnsworth
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    The sport of downhill mountain biking is predominantly male—but professional racer Amanda Batty is hoping to change that, through a new program called Proving Possible. “I get really frustrated at how it seems impossible to grow women’s downhill,” Batty says. “The more women that try downhill racing, the more women there will be who will love it.” In 2015, Batty will support women looking to try the sport for the first time by offering clinics at races and by covering the entry fees for females of any age or riding ability who are first-time downhill racers. “I know I’m not…
 
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    Cycle EXIF Update

  • Ritte x Mavic 125 Ans Auction

    Adam
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    The cadmium yellow of Mavic is one of the most recognisable brand colours in cycling. The French company was founded in 1889 as a bicycle parts manufacturer and thus celebrates a 125th anniversary this year. There will be gifts galore and one of them is this collaboration with California’s Ritte Bicycles, which is currently up for auction on eBay. Mavic is an acronym for ‘Manufacture d’articles Velocipediques Idoux et Chanel’ — Idoux and Chanel being the surnames of the founding fathers, Charles Idoux and Lucien Chanel. Neutral support for professional racing started…
  • Mark Nobilette Gold Road

    Adam
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    El Dorado is translated from the Spanish as The Golden One and describes the chief of the Muisca native people of Colombia, who was gilded with gold as part of his initiatory rite before flinging himself into a lake. A legend grew around him until El Dorado came to refer to the empire that inspired the Spanish conquistadors to first traverse the entire length of the Amazon River. Gold is the most inspiring colour, both financially and romantically, and which most appropriately adorns this frame by Mark Nobilette. It is an intriguing build, assembled by Andrew Dalton of Winnipeg’s…
  • Hedley’s Lynskey R230

    Adam
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Lynskey family business has been through some ups and downs, like every family, but the continued existence of their titanium bike business today is proof of their strong unity. More evidence is the near cult-like status a Lynskey frame has among those who respect fine titanium craftsmanship. The family founded Litespeed in 1986 after creating one of America’s first titanium frames and taking it to the Long Beach bike show, where it generated considerable interest and demand. The company grew and eventually Lance Armstrong was racing a Trek-branded Litespeed for his time trials.
  • Horse Cycles 29er XXIX

    Adam
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    While the temperatures are dropping in the northern hemisphere, things have been hotting up around the Horse Brand Co campfire. The latest product to hit the shop is the 2014 29er MTB frame — handmade, just like all of the other products in the catalog. New York-based Thomas Callahan is the curator of the Horse Brand and the builder of many frames under the Horse Cycles moniker. Nowadays, the range isn’t just limited to custom frames: knives, axes, bags and tees are included, as well as coffee, wooden goods and woollen mittens. The 2014 29er is a production frame that comes in two…
  • Gear: Showers Pass Baselayers

    Adam
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Pacific Northwest is well-known for its long periods of precipitation and temperature range which naturally creates a test of endurance for the cyclist. Showers Pass is a Portland-based company that has been making it easier to brave the elements, producing a range of waterproof and breathable outerwear specifically tailored for the all-weather cyclist. Their catalog includes some well-designed and considered jackets, pants, jerseys and tees, gloves and accessories, and they’ve just introduced an integrated merino baselayer system designed to work with their jackets. From the press…
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    Dave Moulton's Bike Blog

  • The Bicycle: Evolution or Intelligent design. Part I

    Dave Moulton
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
      The chain driven bicycle was invented almost 130 years ago. (Picture left, The Rover "Safety" Bicycle 1885.) To the layman, or the untrained eye, this bicycle is basically the same as today’s bike. But its geometry was directly influenced by its predecessor, the High-Wheeler. And that would influence frame design for the next 60 years. Indirectly it had an influence on what we ride today. I have been riding bikes, racing bikes, designing and building bikes, and writing articles about bikes for 65 years, which is half of the period chain driven bikes have existed. Albert…
  • The Silver State 508.

    Dave Moulton
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Regular readers of this blog will have no doubt noticed the ad in the right hand column of this blog, for the Silver State 508, some of you may have even clicked on it to find out more. This tough ultra-marathon 508 mile bike race with a cut-off time of 48 hours, has been successfully run using four different courses for the last 31 years. The race started in 1983 when it was first run on a 102 mile loop in the Hemet area, a little town in the Southern California desert, southeast of Los Angeles. Three years later the race moved to Arizona and was run on an out-and-home course from Tucson to…
  • My Philly – New York City Trip

    Dave Moulton
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    I just got back yesterday from a weeklong trip to Philadelphia and New York City. It came about when I was invited to speak at the Philly Bike Expo, held at the Convention Center there. (Pic left, Broad Street entrance.) My wife and I decided to travel on to New York for two and a half days after, to take a mini-vacation. My wife had never been to New York, and I had never been back since 1980 when I worked for Paris Sport in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, and was located just 7 miles from NYC, just over the George Washington Bridge. Philadelphia is a very nice city that I would like to visit…
  • Working Bike: Fast Eddie

    Dave Moulton
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    At the end of September I wrote a piece here about a track bike I built, now being used by a New York City bike messenger. I have since learned more, the bikes owner is Eddie Williams, AKA Fast Eddie. Fast Eddie has been in the bike messenger business since 1983. Coincidentally the year this frame was built. He and other Bike Messenger cohorts were riding fixed wheel track bikes on the street long before it was fashionable, in fact they were mostly responsible for starting the whole trend. Eddie has confirmed that he bought the frame from the original owner Jim Zimmerman. Jim had raced it on…
  • An open letter to all shorts manufacturers: Please take care of the Butt Crack issue

    Dave Moulton
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Back in 2007 I wrote a tongue in cheek piece called “Batman and Robin never had this problem.” It addressed the problem of cycling shorts being so shear, that the outline of male genitalia could be seen in such detail that you could almost tell a person’s religious leanings, or ethnic background. At the time I called for more padding in the shorts, and since then padding in cycling shorts has become larger and thicker, to the extent that we now see some serious male “Camel Toes” on the podium. This previous problem was not an issue when guys were actually riding…
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    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education

  • Please Join Our New Facebook Group – Celebrate Indoor Cycling

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Waking up to -3° F this morning reminded me again how thankful I am for Indoor Cycling I felt today would be the perfect time to announce our new Facebook group – Celebrate Indoor Cycling  Celebrate Indoor Cycling is dedicated to the memory of Jim Karanas Anyone who knew Jim, loved him. He was a…
  • I feel like I just woke up!

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:25 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. Have you been teaching awhile? If you have- you know what it’s like to get that ‘shot in the arm’ that brings back a resurgence of energy and life to our teaching. I’ve experienced this over the last 23 years from conferences, workshops, inspiring podcasts, and other instructor’s classes. In the last few…
  • Jumps – 5 possible reasons you aren’t offering them… even though your riders will appreciate you adding them to your classes Pt 2

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:08 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.   In Jumps – 5 Reasons Riders Might Appreciate You Adding Them To Your Classes Pt 1 I feel I offered 5 pretty substantial reasons why your participants would appreciate you adding Jumps as a regular feature in your classes. So if you’re not including jumps in your classes… why aren’t you? The proper way to do…
  • HELP! The Stereo Cord Won’t Plug Into My New iPhone 5s or 6

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:10 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. I never expected this problem Amy and I both updated our iPhones last week. She got a new iPhone 6 and I went with a 5s. Both are lighter and thinner than the iPhone 4s’ we replaced. Thin is great, until you add a case to them. Now the club’s connection cord to the stereo is too thick to fit into the iPhone cases’…
  • ICI Podcast 333 – Learn Best Practices For Display Training From Julz Arney

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:38 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.   Technology can be a great thing for our classes – as long as all of your Instructors have been trained to use it properly. I’m seeing a bunch of clubs and studios having enormous success with performance data tracking and display systems. These systems connect to the consoles all of the new Indoor Cycle’s with…
 
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    Biking To Live

  • 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…
  • 5 Steps To Setting Up Your Trainer For Success

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

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

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

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

  • Loving the BITE: Got Leftover Turkey? We’ve Got a Plan

    Kelli
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    Got turkey leftovers? If so, you’re in luck.  To make new delicious meals that are quick, healthy, and packed  full of antixodiants, just whip up a flavorful sauce for the turkey, add some vegetables on the side, and voila, dinner’s done.  And, unlike most leftovers, it’s a whole new meal. Recipe of the Week:  3 Perfect Sauces for Leftover Turkey (or any protein) #1: 2-Minute Flavorful Curry Peanut Sauce Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (or for dairy free, full-fat coconut milk) 1/4 cup natural Peanut Butter or Cashew Butter 1/4 cup green salsa 2 tsp curry spice 1 tsp dried basil…
  • Loving the Bike TV: Love Where You Live

    Darryl
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Do you love where you live?  If not, I’m here to tell you to change it.  Yes, loving where you live is a huge part of Loving Life on and off the Bike. If you don’t love where you live, there are two option.  1.  Suck it up and make yourself appreciate where you live.  2.  Move. For me, sucking it up was not an option so I’ve moved myself around to get to where I am totally loving where I live.  Please excuse the shaking video for this week’s Loving the Bike TV….I had just got back from a ride and my hands were shaking.  I’ll explain more about why I…
  • I Support This Kickstarter Cycling Project

    Darryl
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    Okay, so I seriously must get asked to help support a cycling related Kickstarter project at least a few times each month.  Yeah, there seems to be a whole lot of cycling initiatives trying to get funded.  But my response is always the same, “In order to keep things fair and consistent, we can put up a sponsored post at a cost to you”.  Yep, that’s the cold-hearted truth…..I’ll only support a Kickstarter campaign with a post on this site if we are paid. But a new Kickstarter campaign by a Chicago based indie band has sweet talked me into promoting their…
  • 5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

    Darryl
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    It’s #MakeitHappen Monday once again….and for our American friends it’s the start of Thanksgiving week.  So while all of you are pondering about how to make this one the best weeks ever, or reflecting on what things you’re most thankful for….why don’t we remind ourselves about the Secrets of a Life Well Lived? The purpose of life (well, in my opinion anyway) is to achieve goals and live your dreams.  Seems pretty simple, but sometimes actually doing it is another story, right?  Well, let’s break it down.  How do you do it?  I’m not…
  • Loving the BITE: Delicious Whole-Food Thanksgiving Menu 2014

    Kelli
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    I’m not sure where 2014 went, but next week is Thanksgiving (US).  Are you planning the dinner? Do you know what you’re gonna make? Or, what about the next Holiday…are you inspired to cook up a delicious whole food feast? Most certainly, I am.  I’ve scoured the interweb for you, to save you time and headache looking for fantastic Holiday foods. You can take that extra time and go ride your bike…you’re welcome. Without further ado, I present the Loving the Bite Holiday Menu 2014. Loving the Bite Holiday Menu 2014: Roasted Turkey in an Oven Bag from…
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    Motocross Hideout

  • Honda XR200R Mods Part 2 – Weight Reduction

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Honda XR’s aren’t known for being high-performance dirt bikes. That’s a given… In stock trim. If you read Part 1 on XR200 Mods, you will know that there are a lot of parts that you can replace for better performance, such as: suspension, intake, and exhaust. Part two we’ll look at the parts that can be removed or replaced for the purpose of reducing the bike’s overall weight. One of the reasons why the Honda XR200R is so popular for trail riding is its simplicity and low weight compared to other bigger four-stroke trail bikes. Wait, hold on! Why in the…
  • How To Swap TTR125 Carb to VM24 – Video Tip

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Having starting or running problems with your TTR125? There’s a good chance that the stock carburetor is your problem. Instead of spending hours trying to fiddle with it, a carb swap can save you a lot of headaches and make your bike start easier and run much cleaner. Here’s a step-by-step video tutorial on how to convert to the Mikuni VM24 carburetor. If you’re unsure about this conversion or have questions on why you should do it, read all the details on swapping out the stock carb HERE.
  • Honda XR200R Mods Part 1 – Performance

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    8 May 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Is the Honda XR200 a race bike? No, but it is a reliable, torquey, lightweight, easy to ride, and simple trail bike that is great for tight and technical riding. It may not be the best at anything in stock form, but it does a lot of things very well in the off-road scene, and let me tell you, it is a BLAST to ride! The XR200R started out with decent suspension back in the 80s that was adjustable and fully rebuildable, but went downhill in the 90s until Honda stopped importing the bike to the U.S. in 2002. The XR200R was featured as the Used Dirt Bike of the Month in July of 2013 here on…
  • 25 Things You Must Look For When Buying A Used Dirt Bike

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    2 Mar 2014 | 5:38 pm
    When buying a used dirt bike, or any vehicle for that matter, you never truly know what you are getting. Just because the seller says it was rebuilt, doesn’t mean it won’t grenade on you an hour after you get home. You don’t know what exactly has been done to it, and they may not have rebuilt it correctly. Not everyone lies about what they have or what’s been worked on, but some people just don’t know. That’s why it’s YOUR job as a buyer to do as much research and scrutinizing of the bike as possible. The more you know about the model of bike…
  • How To Replace Fork Seals On A Dirt Bike TTR125

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    23 Feb 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Step by step tutorial on how to replace fork seals on a conventional damper rod dirt bike fork, specifically the TTR125L. Special tips including a homemade damper rod holding tool.
 
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Why you should watch the Cyclocross in Milton Keynes on Saturday

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    This Saturday a UCI World Cup Cyclocross competition will be held in Milton Keynes and it will be the first event of its kind ever to come outside of mainland Europe. Hugely popular in Belgium, cyclocross has been gathering more and more steam in the UK in recent years, and on Saturday 29th November we’ll be treated to a performance from international riders. A cyclocross race is typically around 60 minutes long, and riders compete on bikes that look like road bikes, attacking mud, sand, gravel, grass, and occasionally a little bit of tarmac. Obstacles are placed in their path, meaning…
  • How not to use bike lights

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    Cycling in the dark can be perfectly safe, as long as you ensure that you make it easy for other road users to see you. The Highway code states that all cyclists must have a white front, and red rear light fitted to their bike before dawn and after dusk. It also states that you should have reflectors on your pedals, but since no clipless pedals actually incorporate this into their design, this one is never (to our knowledge) enforced. If you are riding on lit roads, you don’t need a super high lumen light – ‘be seen’ lights are often 50 lumens on the front, and around…
  • Keeping your phone charged while you track your rides

    Andreas
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Mr No Battery Life asks: I wonder if in your editorial you might be able to do some surveying of mobile phone peripherals? I have been using MapMyRide to plot my routes, but my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) runs out of battery before I finish, even on a 30 miler. So might you do something about rainproofing phones, cradles and on bike kit for charging powering phones? Thank you for asking the question! I’m a big fan of Cyclemeter, which I use to plot my little rides. It gives me audio feedback on my ride time, distance travelled and how my performance compares to previous time I’ve…
  • Spanish and Swedish bike repair instructions added to Bike Doctor app

    Andreas
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    In Spanish: ““¡Mi desviador esta roto!” In Swedish: “Min växelförare är trasig!” Now you know how to say my derailleur is broken in two more languages! Just don’t ask me how to pronounce the Swedish version… Our bike maintenance guide for iPhone and iPad now has two more languages. If your settings are in either of these languages, you’ll see the new translated version. I’m afraid this update will not be available yet for the Android edition of our app. We’ve also made some upgrades: App size is now smaller Higher quality images You can now…
  • 5 odd things we do with our bikes, that we’d never do with our cars

    Andreas
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    I’m sure many fellow cyclists can relate. 1. Avoid maintenance, until the brakes barely work I was having a chat with a friend of mine recently who runs a bike shop in London. Someone came in to the shop with £200 worth of repairs to their bike that needed doing. They decided they would leave it until after Christmas and rode the bike home. If you went to visit a car mechanic and you were told that something on the engine needed fixing, you’d book it in there and then. You wouldn’t say: “Oh, just one of my brakes works and one of the wheels is falling off,…
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • 12 toddler bike

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    ready to ride 12 toddler bike no training wheels, both new inner tubes 8 FIRM
  • Yakima Bike Rack, Carrier. King joe 3. Holds 3 Bikes

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    YAKIMA KING JOW 3. HIGH QUALITY, HEAVY DUTY BIKE RACK, CARRIER. HOLDS 3 BIKES. FITS ANY SIZE VEHICLE WITH A TRUNK, IT'S ADJUSTABLE. Does NOT fit on SUV'S. Serious buyer may contact me anytime, 3212 9 7 9 1 7 5. SEE MY OTHER ITEMS BY SEARCHING ZIP 34684
  • Scattante

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    Upgraded seat, grip tape, tires. Ultegra De-rail Tiagra front-rail uses a 50 tooth Crank, throwing in a Grossman 53 tooth crank (new) with a new lighter new cassette and chain.
  • Orbea Tri Bike Carbon Fiber

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    THIS BIKE IS BUILT FOR SPEED!! Everything is carbon except the cockpit. The drive chain is all Dura Ace (cassette, both derailers, even the chain) Upgraded seat. Upgraded Cont entail tires. Professional zero design cockpit (adjusted for zero incline, for dead sprints) 60cm front and rear Zipp carbon rims. 50 tooth Dura Ace Crank (fairly new) super light, super fast! Forte carbon pedals. THIS BIKE IS LIGHT! THIS BIKE IS FOR ANY TRI'S THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO SET PERSONAL BESTS ON FAST COURSES. Drive train might not suit for climbs or training. Execllent condition. Only use this baby on race…
  • 2005 Schwinn Occ Chopper Motorized Chopper Bike Black Widow

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    New 2005 OCC chopper motorized bicycle is brand new professionally built with 66/88 motor custom muffler and motor mount. speedometer, lights, turn signals, brake light, Dual brakes. cell 740 405 1701.
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    Cycling Tips

  • Coffee with a Champion: Kate Bates

    Matt de Neef
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    In this second video in the Coffee with a Champion series, Matt Keenan catches up with 2006 Australian National Road Race Champion Kate Bates to talk about that race, the challenging year that preceded it and more.
  • Gracie Elvin’s Road Nationals Training Diary: Episode #2

    Matt de Neef
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:37 pm
    In the second instalment of Gracie Elvin’s Nationals Training Diary she talks through the importance of long, slow rides when building fitness.
  • Gracie Elvin’s Road Nationals Training Diary: Episode #1

    Matt de Neef
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    In the first episode of Gracie Elvin’s Nationals training video, the two-time national champion talks about the need for a restful off-season — something she’s managed to achieve this year.
  • A chat with Richard Bowen, Australian Cyclists Party candidate at the Victorian State Election

    Matt de Neef
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Victorians head to the polls tomorrow to vote in the state election. One of the smaller parties vying for seats in the upper house (the Legislative Council) is the Australian Cyclists Party. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef caught up with candidate Richard Bowen to learn more about the Australian Cyclists Party, how he views the Party’s chances tomorrow and what the Party would do if it wins a seat (or seats). For people that mightn’t have heard of it, what is the Australian Cyclists Party and what’s it all about? The party’s around 12 months old. We’re registered…
  • Rocacorba Daily

    Matt de Neef
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Astana Continental team ‘suspended indefinitely’ by Vinokourov after Fedosseyev’s positive test; Women’s NRS expanded in 2015 with two new races; Canadian William Goodfellow receives two-year ban for anti-doping violation; Rui Costa’s brother Mario inks deal to race alongside him with Lampre-Merida; Peter Sagan helps launch first Israeli pro cycling team; Tom Southam replaces Henk Vogels as Drapac DS for 2015; Canadian pro Woods blasts Astana rider Davidenok over Qinghai Lake dominance and doping; MTN-Qhubeka…
 
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    Tredz Cycling Blog

  • Just how safe is cycling in the UK?

    Sally Thomas
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    More people are taking up cycling as a healthier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly way to travel.  With roads getting more congested there is a growing concern as to just how safe cycling is as a way to travel in the UK. Cycling safety is one of the main barriers stopping people biking, and it needs to be addressed.This week the BBC highlighted data gathered from a DFT (Department For Transport) report back in 2013 to look at the actual statistics of cycling death and serious injury rates. It makes for interesting and encouraging reading.   Cycling safety statisticsCycling is…
  • Going Dutch – the 2015 TDF grand depart

    Sally Thomas
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    This year’s Tour may still be underway, but why not get planning for next year’s grand depart in the Netherlands? The 102nd Tour de France will kick off from Utrecht, a thriving city in the Netherlands steeped in cycling tradition, which first made a bid for the opening stage honours back in 2002.The Netherlands is renown for its cycling culture, so hosting the grand depart was an obvious choice. Utrecht is the fourth largest city in Holland and has the largest university in the country. To celebrate the Tour, a garage with a capacity for more than 20,000 bikes is being built near the…
  • Tour de France – climb categories

    Sally Thomas
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Love ‘em or hate ‘em, hills are part of cycling and whilst you’re cursing your way up your local nemesis in mound form, spare a thought for this year’s Tour de France riders who will be tackling over 74,000 metres of climbing.Of course, this isn’t just one whopper of a mountain, there are various climbs to be partaken in over the course of the 21 stages, ranging from ‘testing’ to ‘only for the superhuman’. Back in the day, riders gained the same number of points for a climb no matter how high or steep it was. In 1947 categories were introduced to represent the difficulty…
  • Tour de France facts and figures

    Sally Thomas
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    In preparation for the Tour de France, we’ve gathered together some interesting, number-based facts about the greatest sporting event in the Tredz calendar. So without further ado, here’s our non-musical, non-short, non-Christmassy version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. About the Tour de France.1 – single rider, Eddy Merckx (BEL), has won the combination classification, combativity award, points competition, King of the Mountains and the Tour in the same year (1969, the first year he took part).2 hours, 49 minutes and 45 seconds – longest gap between first placed Maurice Garin…
  • Catching up with Team Tredz

    David Bowkett
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    It’s been an intense year so far for all our Team Tredz triathletes. Dave Bowkett catches us up on the latest news from the squad, including a first impressions review of his Giant XTC Advanced.Without doubt Liam Lloyd’s selection for the Commonwealth Games has been the star performance for Team Tredz so far this year. Well done, Liam, we can’t wait to cheer you on to victory in Glasgow. I’m please to say my own quiet year transitioning to off-road tri has turned into a string of podiums and a real run of good form. With just a few weeks until I race the ITU Cross Triathlon World…
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    Bikes.org.uk

  • £5m Paid to Claimants due to Potholes

    Mark Taylor
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    Original article published on www.bikes.org.uk. £5.4m paid to claimants due to pothole damage by North-West of England Councils over the past 3 years Earlier this year, the Department of Transport announcement an additional £168m to help the scourge of cyclists, potholes. There are approximately 3 million potholes across UK roads and this fund has been provided to 148 councils to […] More Info on Google+ Bikes.org.uk for Mark Taylor
  • Cycling on Mont Ventoux

    Mark Taylor
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    Original article published on www.bikes.org.uk. “You see this big man? Would you believe that he can actually ride over big mountains?” These words were ringing in my ears for a long time. They were spoken by a close friend of mine whilst talking to other beer swilling pot bellied people at the local beer festival. Words that were not uttered […] More Info on Google+ Bikes.org.uk for Mark Taylor
  • Boris Bikes Worth £300,000 Stolen

    Mark Taylor
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Original article published on www.bikes.org.uk. Last year we reported that cycle commuters in London had doubled over the past decade, which is significantly more than the national average. The introduction of the London congestion charge and the phenomenal growth in popularity in cycling following the London 2012 Olympics may have had a direct impact on these commuters numbers. £308,000 valuation […] More Info on Google+ Bikes.org.uk for Mark Taylor
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    RKP

  • Thanksgiving

    Padraig
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’ve been living in Southern California so long that the arc to my weekend days is as predictable as a Christmas movie. Living in a place as warm as this, it’s possible to ride first thing in the morning, even during the height of winter. That’s handy for logging miles during hours when you aren’t likely to be missed. Even before I became a parent, the idea of going out for five hours at noon would have been a detriment to my future survival. This, from a guy who is fond of saying he negotiated his hall pass at the beginning of the relationship, not mid-way through.
  • Goggles and Dust

    Padraig
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    At 8-inches by 7-inches and 120 pages, “Goggles and Dust” is a small volume, but it contains much. It’s a photo book, with images drawn from The Horton Collection’s 170,000-image archive. From that archive Brett Horton has drawn a collection of images from the aughts, teens, twenties and thirties. Image, subject, race, caption. No treatise on the import of the situation, no poetics about man and machine or triumph of will. In that, the book is its own poetry. We are left to focus on what is contained within the frame, to glean what we can, to connect the dots…
  • Giordana Silverline Kit

    Michael Hotten
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    The first time I put on something from Giordana was 1998. A pair of knee warmers my sister gave me. A birthday present, I think. 16 years later, I still have them and I still wear them. On the occasional cold ride I pull on those knee warmers and find the elastic still holds and they still keep out the chill. Thanks ‘sis. It’s a bit puzzling that cycling wardrobes are not stocked with more Giordana. Italian styling, good fit and if a pair of knee warmers from the ‘90s is any indication, great durability. Why not have more of that? The company also does a good job of keeping there name…
  • Friday Group Ride #241

    Robot
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    I know guys who break things. What I mean is, I know guys who, by virtue of their size, strength or hell-for-leather riding style, go through parts like a college bar through cheap, American lager. Broken pedal spindles, bent chainrings, stripped stem bolts, it’s one thing after another for them. I’m 5′ 9″ (with the wind at my back), and I weigh 155 lbs. I’m not the smoothest on the bike, but I’m not a wildebeest either. I don’t break things. I seldom even wear things out. The only catastrophic failures I can recall were a shattered chain and a…
  • Family

    Padraig
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    I’m announcing a new section of editorial here at RKP, an addition to our existing sections of Mind, Body, Machine, Race and Travel. For the sake of brevity and obviousness, we’re calling it “Family.” The point of this new section is to address something that’s not really being covered by other cycling media, at least, not with any consistency: passing cycling to the next generation. The desire to pass cycling on to our children is a near universal experience among cyclists. That RKP exists and you are reading it now is because we understand the bicycle to be an…
 
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    Semi-Pro Cycling Performance Podcast

  • SPC122 - Cycling Interval Training Basics

    Damian Ruse
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Interval training is the cornerstone for successful cycling training. I use them in all my training programs and I believe they are the most effective way to achieve great results. Find out what they are, why you should be doing them, and how to do them.
  • SPC121 - Rider Hot Seat: Barron Mendelssohn

    Damian Ruse
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    This is something new for Semi-Pro Cycling – a Rider Hot Seat where a rider jumps in the hot seat and I try and answer their questions about their training and racing.
  • SPC120 - How to Make the Most of Your Coaching

    Damian Ruse
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Learn how to take control of the coaching relationship and take advantage of the knowledge of your coach. This episode covers Things You Can do to Make The Most of Your Coaching which can be used as a criteria if you’re considering changing and once you change to a new coach.
  • SPC119 - When Should You Make a Coaching Switch?

    Damian Ruse
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    If your current coach's plan seem to work and you have a good rapport, why would you make such a radical change? If your after performance gains and have an appetite for knowledge, then a new coach can serve you well.
  • SPC118 - How to Become a Better Climber

    Damian Ruse
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Learn the 5 step system to become a stronger, faster and more efficient climber. Including the Focus Checklist - a complete body and form check to keep you riding at your highest capacity even in high stress situations. Also learn a quick way to check if you are activating your glutes, and why it's so important in climbing.
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  • Rubbee

    CJ Holt
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    TURN ANY BIKE INTO AN EBIKE WITH RUBBEE Rubbee is a friction drive module which fits most standard bicycles. It enables bicycle to reach up to 25 km/hr speed and travel 40 km, making it a great solution to daily commutes. The aircraft-grade CNC produced aluminum parts as well as integrated battery management system, ensures unit’s longevity for thousands of kilometers. This all-included system uses friction – one of the oldest ways to transfer energy. The magic of Rubbee is in the way it transfers energy with very high efficiency by using state of the art compound materials for…
  • Maglock Bike Pedal

    CJ Holt
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    MAGLOCK, THE MAGNETICALLY LOCKING BIKE PEDAL. The MagLOCK Bike Pedal has a platform pedal design that utilizes strong rare-earth magnets to “clip” the rider’s shoe to the pedal. Are you the type of person that is hesitant to start clipping in because you have heard the horror stories of not being able to clip out? With the adjustability of the MagLOCK Bike Pedal, you can start out by riding with only minimal attractive force. Then as you get more comfortable with having your feet attached to the pedals, you can increase the attractive force of the pedal. The MagLOCK Bike…
  • Showers Pass Body-Mapped Baselayer

    CJ Holt
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    INSULATE THIS WINTER WITH THE SHOWERS PASS BODY-MAPPED BASELAYER. The Showers Pass baselayer features custom blend fabric that utilizes Merino Wool, Modal, Nylon and Spandex for high performance and soft touch. 4-Way fabric moves with your body with less chafing due to seamless body construction. Shower Pass has spent many months refining the fiber content of their Body-Mapped Baselayer to achieve a garment that is soft to the touch thanks to Modal, form fitting with plenty of stretch thanks to Spandex, is warm but will not stink after aerobic activity due to Merino Wool, all while being…
  • Rogue C6 Smart Bike

    CJ Holt
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    THE ROGUE C6, A SMART, FUNCTIONAL & WELL EQUIPPED URBAN BICYCLE. Rogue Bicycles introduces two new urban bicycles that fully integrate everything you need to ride in the city, the Rogue C6 and Rogue C6+. These bicycles are designed for performance, functionality and style. They are equipped with integrated front and rear LED lights, a GPS-system and anti-theft location based services all embedded in the bicycle frame. The Rogue C6 and C6+ have a unique design built for speed, agility, and all day comfort for the city commuter. The Rogue C6 is the first all carbon urban frameset, with a…
  • Rocket Propelled Bicycle Hits 207 MPH

    CJ Holt
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    On November 7th of 2014, on the famous Circuit Paul Ricard located at Le Castellet in South of France, François Gissy has reached an incredible speed of 333 km/h on the rocket-propelled bicycle designed by his friend Arnold Neracher. More than 300 km/h on a skinny and completely stripped bicycle, this is amazing, and crazy! Who thought that one day a daredevil on a bicycle, with a rocket under the saddle, could travel the quarter mile in less than 7 seconds? Data of the fastest run set on 7 November 2014: Peak speed: 333 km/h (207 mph) attained after around 250 meters Design: Arnold Neracher…
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    Total Women's Cycling

  • 3 Female Cyclists Nominated for BBC Wales Sports Personality 2014

    Suzie McCracken
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    The shortlist for the 2014 BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2014 award has been announced, and it includes three female cyclists. The award, now in its 60th year, will be given to the athlete that gains the most public votes. Voting opens on 1st December. All three female cyclists have had great […] The post 3 Female Cyclists Nominated for BBC Wales Sports Personality 2014 appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • £214 million Investment in UK Cycling Announced

    Suzie McCracken
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Nick Clegg has announced that millions of pounds will be pumped into cycling infrastructure throughout the UK. A total of £214 million has been marked for various cycling projects. £114 million will support the Cycling Ambition Cities Programme for the next three years. This programme will enable Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and […] The post £214 million Investment in UK Cycling Announced appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Bicycle Tattoos: Turning Cycling into Body Art

    Hannah Ustel
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    We do love cycling but would you go as far as getting a bicycle tattoo? The post Bicycle Tattoos: Turning Cycling into Body Art appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Review: Specialized 2FO Women’s Flat Pedal MTB Shoes

    Aoife Glass
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:19 am
    We've been waiting for these for a long time and Aoife finally got her hands on a pair to test. But are the Specialized 2FO shoes as good as she had thought? The post Review: Specialized 2FO Women’s Flat Pedal MTB Shoes appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Annie Londonderry: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know

    Suzie McCracken
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:59 am
    Annie Londonderry is famous for having cycled around the world between 1894 and 1895. We say ‘famous’ – only people who obsessively Google ‘women’s cycling’ have ever heard of her. But more people need to know about her. Because she was an incredible woman that used a bicycle as a vehicle by which to make […] The post Annie Londonderry: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
 
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    Bike Tourings - Blog

  • Sun Tour Freewheel Removal Made Easy, by Rideon

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:03 am
    Park Tool FR-2 and FR-3 for Suntour Working on older bikes can be a bit challenging at times.  Rust and corrosion contribute to a majority of failed projects either by damaging parts and components in an effort to repair or simply giving up on the stubborn old parts that have succomed to neglect or obsolescence. Having proper tools for bike repair tasks is obvious to anyone who has attempted to work on a bike with a crescent wrench and pliers.  Knowing which tool is most appropriate is when knowledge and experience is most appreciated.     Park Tool FR-3 held in place with…
  • Happy Halloween, our Month of Bike Photos

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Hard to believe it's October already and things have been busy around here.  We had our fourth annual kid's cooking class campout and organic pumpkin sale.  We had some trees come down in the yard and were able to get some good fire wood for the campout from one of the dead trees.  Puppy is now four years and is nice to have him behaving with the kids.  Had a chance to work on the workshop and get it ready for some more bike repair and build projects and am excited at the possibilities with some of the old fixer uppers I've been able to find for converting to bikes for…
  • Affordable Quality Bike Trailer for Bike Touring and Commuting, by Rideon

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    Aosom Solo Single-Wheel Bicycle Cargo Bike Trailer Reviewed Aosom Single Wheel Bike Trailer with water proof bag. Trailer capacity rating of eighty pounds. Quality packaging with all the parts is nice As mentioned in a previous post regarding the Top Four Bike Trailers here is the review of the Aosom Single Wheel Bike Trailer.  First of all I want to say I like it and for the price of less than a hundred bucks including shipping it's excellent.  Secondly it's the perfect trailer for anyone who has some aptitude for working on their own bike maintenance and repairs and this review…
  • Made in USA, Selle Anatomica Titanico, by Rideon

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:34 am
    Selle Anatomica, New Designs and Options for Touring and Commuting Selle Anatomica Titanico Watershed '07 Mahogany Selle Anatomica could be producing the best saddle for a touring bike.  Since 2007 when the Selle Anatomica introduced their Titanico saddles with patented slot design there has been praise for the absolute comfort and quality of craftsmanship in a simple effective design which appeared to be made to last.  If you're one of the many bike touring folks who has been following the company's products including production and design changes you probably understand…
  • Simple No Frills Delta Compact Panniers, by Rideon

    9 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    Delta Compact Panniers with dry sacks Some bike accessories are so simple they seem boring and thereby potentially taken for granted.   Such is the case with my pair of Delta Compact Panniers.  I own other higher quality more expensive panniers with locking attachment mechanisms that are excellent for the rigors of bike touring.  However when I want to conveniently toss on a pair of bike bags for some commuting errands on short notice I don't want to mess around by having to fiddle with some gadget mechanism no matter how wonderful the products' claims.  I also appreciate…
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    Office Cyclist

  • Never let a flat get you down

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:31 am
    Training poster by Bozidar Spirovski
  • Cyclist using Google

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Cyclist not thinking while using Google: Google for "replace brake pads" ....Spend a minute staring at the results and wondering what does replacing brake pads have to do with cars?
  • We all ride for fun, not to make fun!

    3 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Self-proclaimed serious road bike riders will usually make fun of you if you:Velo Parade by Geigerni via Wikimedia Commons1. Wear a helmet with a visor (apparently a MTB helmet)2. Keep the wheel reflectors on the wheels3. Put any form of light on the handlebars that actually illuminates the road in night rides4. Put any rear red light that marks you well in pitch black.5. Have an oil mark on your right calf from the large crank gear or chain6. Have a third gear on the cranckset (the much maligned granny gear)7. Have a lower-end groupset on your bike8. Your shirt does not match your bibs9.
  • Why I love cycling

    20 Jun 2014 | 12:43 am
    Words are obsoletePhoto by Jared Gruber, originally published on http://pelotonmagazine.com
  • 19.05.2014 - Тажен ден за Скопје / A sad day for Skopje

    19 May 2014 | 2:00 pm
    19.05.2014 - Тажен ден за Скопје. Попладнето е убиен Ангел Петковски, додека се обидувал да го фати крадецот кој му го украл велосипедот од дворот на семејната куќа. Имаше 18 години.Уште еден прерано згаснат живот. Почивај во мирA sad day for Skopje. This afternoon Angel Petkovski was killed while trying to catch the thief who stole his bicycle from the yard of his family home. He was only 18 years old.Another…
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    Cycling Perspective®

  • 11 Pro cycling teams form joint venture called Velon

    Kim Hull
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Belkin Pro Cycling, BMC Racing, Garmin-Sharp, Lampre-Merida, Lotto-Belisol, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step, Orica-GreenEDGE, Team Giant-Shimano, Team Sky, Tinkoff-Saxo and Trek Factory Racing have joined together to form the first joint venture of UCI World Tour cycling teams called Velon. In a press release, the teams described the purpose of Velon as: “to drive a financial model that, in line with other international sports, ensures a sustainable future for the teams. Velon aims to make the sport more accessible to all, to bring technology to the races and to promote stable, credible…
  • Cannondale – Garmin Pro Cycling announces 2015 roster

    Kim Hull
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Slipstream Sports has announced the 2015 roster for Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling, the team resulting from the merger of the two teams announced in late August. Cannondale will be the title sponsor and technical bicycle sponsor for the team, and has taken an ownership stake in the management organization of Slipstream Sports LLC. Garmin will remain co-title sponsor and has been a key partner of Slipstream Sports since 2008. The Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling 2015 team roster includes: Janier Acevedo, Garmin-SharpAmgen Tour of California 2014 Stage 4Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media Janier…
  • Movistar unveils 2015 roster

    Kim Hull
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    Winner AnaconaPhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media Movistar has announced their roster for the 2015 season: Andrey Amador (CRC, 28) Winner Anacona (COL, 26) Igor Antón (ESP, 31) Eros Capecchi (ITA, 28) Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP, 27) Alex Dowsett (GBR, 26) Imanol Erviti (ESP, 31) Rubén Fernández (ESP, 23) Nairo QuintanaPhoto: © LaPresse John Gadret (FRA, 35) Jesús Herrada (ESP, 24) José Herrada (ESP, 29) Beñat Intxausti (ESP, 28) Gorka Izagirre (ESP, 27) Ion Izagirre (ESP, 25) Pablo Lastras (ESP, 38) Juanjo Lobato (ESP, 25) Adriano Malori (ITA, 26) Javi Moreno (ESP, 30) Dayer Quintana…
  • Lampre-Merida bids farewell to Chris Horner

    Kim Hull
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    Chris Horner, Tour of Utah 2014 Stage 7Photo: Greg K Hull ©Chasing Light Media Chris Horner, who spent the 2014 season with Lampre-Merida, will not be with the team in 2015. According to a statement issued by the team, “…seeing Chris coming back to races and taking part in Tour de France after this serious injury was a huge success, however even after his hard work and due to these situations Chris was not fortunate enough to demonstrate his true potential.” Horner, who won the Vuelta a España 2013 just shy of his 42nd birthday, was involved in an early season accident…
  • Tour de France 2015 route announced

    Kim Hull
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Tour de France 2015 route © ASO The Tour de France 2015 will start on Saturday 4th of July in Utrecht with the only individual team time trial on the route and end three weeks later, on Sunday 26th of July, on the Champs Elysées in Paris. The route for the 102nd edition of the Tour de France includes a a start in the Netherlands, a finish at the top of the Mur de Huy (stage 3), passing of seven cobblestone sections (stage 4), five summit finishes, one individual time trial, and one team time trial. Tour de France 2015 route and stages Stage 1: Saturday 4th of July: Utrecht…
 
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    wayofthebicycle

  • Cyclocross Films: For the Love of Mud

    TB
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:13 pm
    I am going to try something new here. Usually I don’t feature work that is not my own, but I just saw the teaser for a new cyclocross video and I am so excited about it. It is called For the Love of Mud by Benedict Campbell. I am excited about it for two reasons:…
  • Steel is Real: Stinner Frameworks Open House

    TB
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Free beer? Costco pizza? Yes please. I knew it was coming but I’d somehow thought that I was busy Saturday night. It wasn’t until towards closing the shop at the end of the day that I’d realized a lot of the other Velo Pro bros were heading to Stinner Frameworks open house out by the…
  • I’m famous…

    TB
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:16 pm
    So I have been dabbling in video lately. The bank that I work for wanted to put together a series of social media videos about their new mobile app. There was no budget so I just raised my hand and did it. The only catch was, it would have to star yours truly. So check…
  • George Gets Surly and Rides Again

    TB
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    A little while back we met George and his old Trek. It was his only form of transportation and he really loved that old bike. Then, a few weeks back, a drunk driver crashed into his bike while it was locked up on the sidewalk. That’s what happens when you combine enabling, alcohol and really…
  • Death of Tallboy

    TB
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Whenever you have to saw in half the frame of a $3000 bike, you die a little. Indeed, I never thought I would see the day when anyone would commit such a crime. However, in light of the situation at hand, it was a necessary evil. Whenever a carbon frame develops any sort of defect…
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    Jarred's Cycling

  • Soleus Draft in for Review

    Jarred Gitz
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Soleus is a company that has been involved with GPS running watches for quit a while but readers will remember that not too long ago I reviewed the Soleus Go! activity tracker. With the GO! Soleus was testing the waters outside of their traditional focus on running watches. Well in the same vein Soleus has the Draft GPS bike computer and I now have a unit in to test for a review!Now what is really interesting about the Soleus Draft is the budget spot it takes in the market. The Draft is GPS computer that retails for only $99 dollars! That is half of the Sigma Rox 10.0 I have been testing…
  • TrainerRoad in for Review

    Jarred Gitz
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    TrainerRoad is a PC based software that is pure pain and by that I mean it is for the evil contraption called a bike trainer. But on the bright side the point of TrainerRoad is to make you a faster cyclist, they literally say it right on the front of their website, bold claims in my book. But they whole program revolves around structured workouts and training plans. There are tons of training plans, pre-made workouts, and the ability to create custom training plans. The TrainerRoad program is available for download via the web through their site: www.trainerroad.com. Using the service…
  • It's Thanksgiving! Snow?

    Jarred Gitz
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Being a resident of Arkansas we don't exactly get much of the fluffy white stuff. If we do it is full on ice which just sucks! But this year the family is headed up to the Great White North... Illinois!!! Where Nicole's family lives which I envision as looking a lot like Buffalo right now but in reality probably looks more like the below picture :( I actually love snow so I have high hopes of convincing Lilly to pull me on a sled instead of doing a running workout.But all of this is a roundabout way of saying I won't be posting next week due to being out for Thanksgiving. Just Kidding! Unlike…
  • Winter Cycling Apparel

    Jarred Gitz
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
     The trees are losing their leaves and it is noticeably cooler than last month because summer is coming to a close and it will soon be fall and then winter.  To many that means racking their bike up for the winter or going to a stationary trainer, but it doesn’t have to.  Winter cycling is just as fun as summer cycling; you get the clear skies, the crisp air, and one quarter of the people on the trail.  Best of all winter cycling can be done easily as long as you know how to dress appropriately.Winter Cycling involves covering and layering up to deal with the cooler…
  • Garmin Vivosmart in for Review

    Jarred Gitz
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    Garmin announced their newest activity tracker earlier this year dubbed the Vivosmart, the reasoning makes sense as I'll explain, but now I have gotten one in to test for a review. The Vivosmart builds upon Garmin's first activity tracker the Vivofit. I assume the names come from their functions with the original Vivofit being one of the first activity trackers to support heart rate monitors where as the new Vivosmart's big feature addition is smart notifications. So to me the names make some sense.Back to the actual device the Garmin Vivosmart is obviously an activity tracker so it does all…
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    Cyclist Ville

  • Bicycle Storage as a Way to Make Money Cycling

    Shawn Gossman
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Have you ever considered bicycle storage as a way to make money with cycling? Visit Small Town America and you will see the self-storage business is booming – why not attempt this with bicycle storage as well? Many people in larger and smaller communities live in smaller apartments and homes where bicycle storage capability is just not possible. Offer your community an affordable bicycle storage facility and maybe business will boom for you as well.     How to Start a Bicycle Storage Business Starting a bicycle storage business might not be as difficult as you might think. The…
  • Building Custom Bicycles to Make Money with Cycling

    Shawn Gossman
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    Have you ever imagined yourself making money by building custom bicycles? You can actually make quite a bit of money from building custom bicycles and probably more money than you thought you could make by building custom bicycles.     Building custom bicycles is still a big need in this world especially now that everything is trending towards a cheaper form of transportation and a greener worldview of life. You could be building custom bicycles for the next Tour de France bike team or maybe even building custom bicycles for wounded soldiers just getting back from combat –…
  • Bike Rental Service: Make money by renting out bicycles

    Shawn Gossman
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Have you ever wondered how much money you can make from a bike rental service? You might not know it but a bike rental service could actually make you quite a bit of money. See people choose a bike rental service verses buying a bike because it’s a cheaper option. Now the first bit of advice I can give you though when creating your own bike rental service is to make sure you thoroughly research your location to ensure that there are cyclists or people interested in cycling in your area. You also want to make sure cycling can easily and safety be accomplished before opening up your own bike…
  • Make Money Cycling: 15 Ways to Earn Money with Bicycling

    Shawn Gossman
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Could you imagine being able to make money cycling? Well it is very possible to make money cycling. In fact there are at least 15 different ways you can make money cycling. In this article, I will be covering 15 different ways that you can make money cycling. To be able to make money cycling would be a great benefit to you and every other cyclist out there because let’s face it, true cycling isn’t very cheap and we’d love to have more money for better components, gear and even new bikes so why not try to make money cycling after all?     #1 – Make Money Cycling with Rental…
  • Dogs Chasing Cyclists: What to do if it happens to you!

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