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  • Combine a weekend of sunshine, 2,000 riders, 185 miles.. what do you get?

    London Cyclist Blog
    Andreas
    21 May 2015 | 12:45 am
    The pictures are in from the 2015 Mitie London Revolution. Here’s a selection of our favourites! Good advice at the start of the ride! Smart way to fuel up. I’d throw in a few energy gels too. The start of the ride is a chance to security mark your bike. You know, that thing you meant to do two years ago but haven’t got round to? A familiar sight in London. Kicking things off in London. And heading out in to the countryside. A friendly welcome at the pit stop. Sandwiches that never tasted so good! Pictures like this make me want to grab my bike and head out on a ride. A…
  • Drive Kind Ride Kind

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    Darryl
    22 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    I’m so excited about this video finally coming out to the public.  My very good soul brother, Al Bastidas from the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is the man behind this project and it’s something that everyone need to see. More from Be Kind to Cyclists: Save the Date! On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Please BE KIND to Cyclists will be hosting the launch of the new video, DriveKind RideKind. The DriveKind RideKind educational video was jointly developed by Please BE KIND to Cyclists and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to promote safe driving practices by motorists…
  • How Fast Eddie got his bike back

    Dave Moulton's Bike Blog
    Dave Moulton
    12 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Last November I had the pleasure of meeting “Fast Eddie” Williams when I made a brief visit to New York. (Picture above.) Eddie is something of a legend as a bike messenger in New York City. Eddie has been a bike messenger since 1983. It was a handful of New York bike messengers, the likes of Fast Eddie that started the whole fixed wheel craze that has spread worldwide. Eddie’s bike was a ‘dave moulton’ custom track frame that I had built in 1983. He bought it in 1998 from the original owner who had raced the bike on the velodrome at Trexlertown, Pennsylvania.
  • Compression Sleek Sleeves

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    Dave Moulton
    7 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    Elastic support hose or stockings have been prescribed in the medical profession for years as a remedy for poor circulation in the legs. My mother suffered from Phlebitis and Varicose Veins as long as I can remember. Back in the 1940s she would bind her legs with crepe bandages. Later elastic support stockings became available. It appears that binding the legs or wearing stretchy sleeves or stockings actually improves circulation. And if blood circulation is improved, would this not be of benefit to athletic performance and/or recovery? In recent times runners have been using compression…
  • Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 1 results

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    Cycling Perpspective
    10 May 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 1 » Rank Rider Team Time 1 11 Mark CAVENDISH ETIXX – QUICK STEP 4:43:27 2 41 Peter SAGAN TINKOFF – SAXO 0:00:00 3 22 Jean-Pierre DRUCKER BMC RACING TEAM 0:00:00 4 104 John MURPHY UNITEDHEALTHCARE CYCLING TEAM 0:00:00 5 123 Guillaume BOIVIN OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES 0:00:00 6 37 Zico WAEYTENS TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN 0:00:00 7 98 Wouter WIPPERT DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING 0:00:00 8 81 Tyler FARRAR MTN – QHUBEKA 0:00:00 9 34 Koen DE KORT TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN 0:00:00 10 56 * Danny VAN POPPEL TREK FACTORY RACING 0:00:00 11…
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  • Kiryienka wins stage 14 time trial, Contador retakes Giro lead

    VeloNews.com
    23 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    A mark of 1:17:52 on the 59.4km time trial course was enough to give Vasil Kiryienka (Sky) a victory on stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia. The 33-year-old Belarussian started midway through the afternoon and set a time that stood its ground against the challenges of the other time trial specialists and the GC contenders that followed. Fabio Aru (Astana), wearing the pink jersey to start the day’s racing, did his best to limit his losses to his rivals, but 2008 Giro d’Italia winner Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) put in a very strong ride, taking third on the stage. His performance allowed…
  • Armstrong’s road to Rio runs through Chattanooga

    Dan Wuori
    22 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-Sho-Air) finished third in the Amgen Tour of California women's time trial. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.comRetirement doesn’t agree with Kristin Armstrong. The two-time Olympic gold medalist has twice stepped away from competitive cycling, “retiring” after both the Beijing and London Olympic Games. But with 2016 just around the corner, the 41-year old has again set her sights on gold in the women’s time trial. Whether the Twenty16-Sho-Air rider takes the start in Rio could well be decided Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, were she will…
  • Contador’s pink jersey gone, but for how long?

    Gregor Brown
    22 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Stage 13 was unlucky for Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) who suffered his second crash this Giro and lost the GC lead. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comJESOLO, Italy (VN) — Alberto Contador lost the pink jersey in the Giro d’Italia Friday due to a crash on the wet roads near Venice, but it could just be a small hiccup in his ride to Milan. The Spanish captain of team Tinkoff-Saxo fell at 3.3 kilometers to race as part of a maxi-caduta involving Richie Porte (Sky). He jumped on his bike quickly, but saw his lead slip away to Italian Fabio Aru (Astana). Aru sat second overall at 17…
  • Video: Aerial view of Squaw Peak climb

    VeloNews.com
    22 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Get a birds-eye view of the ride up Squaw Peak in Utah.The post Video: Aerial view of Squaw Peak climb appeared first on VeloNews.com.
  • Gallery: 2015 Giro d’Italia, stage 13

    VeloNews.com
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.2015 Giro d'Italia, stage 13: Rainy weather The peloton made its way through the rain-soaked streets, on the flat 147-kilometer route, from Montecchio Maggiore to Lido di Jesolo. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2015 Giro d'Italia, stage 13: Three-man breakaway Rick Zabel (BMC), Jerome Pineau (IAM Cycling), and Marco Frapporti (Androni-Sidermec) were in the break on stage 13. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2015 Giro d'Italia, stage 13: Train crossing delay At one point in the race, the three-man breakaway was…
 
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  • NCC: Menzies claims top men’s spot with Wilmington silver

    22 May 2015 | 5:17 am
    Karl Menzies (Ada, Mich./UnitedHealthcare) slid into the top spot of the menandrsquo;s 2015USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC)standings after earning silver at the May 16Wilmington Grand Prixin Wilmington, Del
  • 2014/15 USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar

    20 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    The 2014/15 USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar
  • Volkswagen USA Cycling Pro Road and TT Nationals back in Chattanooga Saturday

    19 May 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Chattanooga, Tenn., is once again the epicenter of American cycling this weekend, as the2015 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championshipsreturn to the Scenic City for the third consecutive year May 23-25
  • USA Cycling mourns the loss of Susie Diller

    18 May 2015 | 5:37 pm
    USA Cycling is deeply saddened by the recent passing of friend and staff member Susie Diller. Susie worked at USA Cycling for 13 years as a by Coupon2Mac"> membership Services Coordinator
  • DEVO: Team USA collects hardware at Pan American Championships, Course de la Paix

    12 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    In a decorated week of racing for the USA Cycling National Development Program (NDP), Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air) punched her by CinemaPro1.2"> ticket to the 2015 UCI Road World Championships after by CinemaPro1.2"> winning the womenandrsquo;s individual time trial at the 2015 Pan American Championships in Leon, Mexico, May 7, while Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) by CinemaPro1.2"> earned second in the May 9 road race, and the juniors menandrsquo;s team dominated the May 7-10 Course de la Paix in the Czech Republic.
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  • Cycling-Contador back in pink with sparkling time trial performance (Reuters)

    23 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    May 23 (Reuters) - Alberto Contador took a commanding lead in the Giro d'Italia on Saturday with a strong performance in the 14th stage, a 59.4-km individual time trial won by Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus. After losing the pink jersey to Italian Fabio Aru after a crash on Friday, the Spaniard finished third on the day, 14 seconds behind Team Sky's Kiryienka, who clocked a best time of one hour 17 minutes 52 seconds. Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) took second place, 12 seconds off the pace. ...
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia mountain classification after stage 14 (Reuters)

    23 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 14 on Saturday 1. Benat Intxausti (Spain / Movistar) 61 2. Simon Geschke (Germany / Giant) 53 3. Carlos Betancur (Colombia / AG2R) 46 4. Steven Kruijswijk (Netherlands / LottoNL) 43 5. Paolo Tiralongo (Italy / Astana) 23 6. Mikel Landa (Spain / Astana) 19 7. Pavel Kochetkov (Russia / Katusha) 15 8. Jan Polanc (Slovenia / Lampre) 15 9. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Netherlands / Cannondale) 15 10. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) 15
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia points classification after stage 14 (Reuters)

    23 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Points Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 14 on Saturday 1. Elia Viviani (Italy / Team Sky) 119 2. Giacomo Nizzolo (Italy / Trek) 119 3. Nicola Boem (Italy / Bardiani Valvole) 109 4. Sacha Modolo (Italy / Lampre) 91 5. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium / BMC Racing) 83 6. Diego Ulissi (Italy / Lampre) 75 7. Marco Frapporti (Italy / Androni Giocattoli) 72 8. Alberto Contador (Spain / Tinkoff - Saxo) 64 9. Marco Bandiera (Italy / Androni Giocattoli) 60 10. Eduard-Michael Grosu (Romania / Nippo) 55
  • Contador reclaims Giro lead from Aru after time trial (The Associated Press)

    23 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    VALDOBBIADENE, Italy (AP) -- Alberto Contador outclassed his rivals on a tough individual time trial Saturday to reclaim the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia after the 14th stage, which was won by Vasil Kiryienka.
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia classification after stage 14 (Reuters)

    23 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Giro d'Italia after Stage 14 on Saturday 1. Alberto Contador (Spain / Tinkoff - Saxo) 55:39:00" 2. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) +2:28" 3. Andrey Amador (Costa Rica / Movistar) +3:36" 4. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia / Etixx - Quick-Step) +4:14" 5. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Belgium / Lotto) +4:17" 6. Dario Cataldo (Italy / Astana) +4:50" 7. Mikel Landa (Spain / Astana) +4:55" 8. Damiano Caruso (Italy / BMC Racing) +4:56" 9. Roman Kreuziger (Czech Republic / Tinkoff - Saxo) +4:57" 10. Leopold Koenig (Czech Republic / Team Sky) +5:35" 11. ...
 
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  • Download Issue 3 of the Cannondale Gazette

    21 May 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Issue 3 of the popular Cannondale Gazette is hot off the press and available to download. In partnership with Peloton Magazine, Cannondale has released Issue 2 of the Cannondale Gazette, which features the Cannondale Factory Racing Team and Cannondale’s upcoming events.
  • Great Western Bicycle Rally – For Wine Lovers, Beer Tasters, Families, Foodies & For Those that Hammer and Cruise

    20 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    CCSD Sport Event brings you The Great Western Bicycle Rally. There is something for everyone at the Rally. A common passion for cycling brings all types of riders together for a simply awesome 4 day festival of all things to do with bikes, set in one of the most idyllic cycling locations in California; Paso Robles, one of California’s nominated bicycle friendly cities. Rally dates: May 22-25, 2015 (Memorial Day weekend).
  • Ride of Silence To Take Place on May 20th

    19 May 2015 | 4:18 pm
    The annual Ride of Silence™ will take place on Wednesday, May 20th. According to the Ride of Silence™ web site, “At 7 pm local time, the Ride of Silence™ will begin in North America and roll across the globe in having a unique ride which will bring increased awareness to the streets of our home towns – focusing on the numbers of cyclists who are killed and injured by motorists who do not safely share the road.
  • Report & Photo Gallery: ATOC – A Dramatic Stage from L.A. LIVE to Pasadena

    17 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    The eighth and concluding stage of the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California could not have been any closer, with Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan (SVK) winning the race by two millimeters over 22-year-old SRAM Best Young Rider Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) of Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team.
  • Report & Photo Gallery: ATOC – Riders Battle for Yellow on Mt. Baldy

    16 May 2015 | 10:50 pm
    The final weekend of the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California began in Ontario with 133 cyclists and ended with one solo rider, 22-year-old SRAM Best Young Rider Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) of Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team, claiming the stage win and overall race lead at the 6,347-foot summit of Mt. Baldy.
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    Bike World News

  • 2015 Giro d’Italia: Stage 14 Preview

    Jamie Naragon
    22 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Stage 14 is the 59.4kms ITT, playing in the favor of those who have decent climbing abilities. The post 2015 Giro d’Italia: Stage 14 Preview appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sacha Modolo nabs Lampre’s 3rd victory in 2015 Giro d’Italia

    Ron
    22 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Sacha Modolo took his first career victory in the Giro d'Italia today, also taking the third win by a resurgent Lampre-Merida team in the race. The post Sacha Modolo nabs Lampre’s 3rd victory... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 2015 Giro d’Italia: Stage 13 Results

    Ron
    22 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    Alberto Contador lost the overall lead of the 2015 Giro d'Italia to Fabio Aru after he was involved in a crash toward the end of Friday's 13th stage, which was won by Sacha Modolo. The post 2015 Giro... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Colavita|Bianchi Prepares For USA Cycling Pro Road and TT National Championships

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    22 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    Cutler, Donovan, and Schultz represent Colavita|Bianchi in Chattanooga at the Volkswagen/USA Cycling Time Trial and Road Race National Championships. The post Colavita|Bianchi Prepares For USA... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Philippe Gilbert storms to Stage 12 win at 2015 Giro

    Ron
    21 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Philippe Gilbert of the BMC Racing Team roared up the finishing straight in the midst of a raging downpour to win Stage 12 of the 2015 Giro d'Italia Thursday. The post Philippe Gilbert storms to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • CASTELLI Backpack Review

    Richard Pestes
    22 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    My Castelli Backpack review fit in nicelymy recent Giro coverage, when I received one of the first media samples in Sanremo Italy. It’s part of their new line bags for the serious cyclist that offer up the quality, durability, and easy to use designs you’d expect from this top brand of cycling apparel for the roadie, and here’s how it looks… When a brand goes for an extension into another category, Im often skeptical because I’ve seen many ‘brand extensions’ that end up as nothing more than cheap advertising which ultimately cheapens a…
  • Giro’15: Modolo Wins in Jesolo!

    Gordan Cameron
    22 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    Stage 13 Race Report: On a day no one expected much of anything… Lampre’s Sacha Modolo out dragged Trek’s Giacomo Nizzolo for a wet weather win, while just outside 3km to go a crash caused GC chaos – another typical day at the Giro.If you love mountains, descents, the high altitude, the heroic cycling opportunities afforded by a constantly changing landscape today probably isn’t for you. The macro report is – flat, fast, flat, very fast, flat, mayhem. A sprinters’ day through and through, but it’s the Giro so that means hard racing and…
  • WIN: RUDY PROJECT GEAR Every Giro Stage!

    PEZ Crew
    22 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    Celebrate Il Giro d’Italia with Rudy Project and PEZ, and look bellissimo doing it. You could win a Rudy Project WINDMAX helmet, OR RYDON OR SPINHAWK glasses every day during Il Giro 2015. You win: you choose your prize its this easy And there’s a new winner every stage! ENTER BELOWWere giving away a new prize after every stage to the 2015 Giro d’Italia. Winners choose from either a Windmax helmet, Rydon glasses, or Spinhawk glasses.Theres a NEW CHANCE TO WIN EVERY DAY, so be sure to return and enter the sweepstakes every day during il Giro!WIN Windmax Helmet MSRP $300.00The…
  • Giro’15 St.12: Gilbert The Great!

    Alastair Hamilton
    21 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    Race Report: Philippe Gilbert gave the BMC team the Giro stage they had been trying for the last few days. The finish was made for the ex-World champion with a short steep rise to the line – A mini Cauberg. Contador was 2nd and now has 17 seconds over Aru in the fight for overall. The break of the day on stage 12 didnt stay out front as long as expected and after they were recaptured the wet roads finished a few riders hopes, including Simon Gerrans. Into the final and Franco Pellizzoti and Tanel Kangert had a lead of 30 seconds as they hit the final climb of Monte Berico, but that…
  • EuroTrash Katusha Thursday!

    Alastair Hamilton
    21 May 2015 | 12:10 am
    Katusha win in Italy and Norway in the same day. We have the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of Norway to catch-up with – we have all the reports, results, rider quotes and that all important video action. Top Story is puncture-gate and in other news we preview the World Ports Classic and the European Road Championships, plus the Giant-Alpecin long-list for the Tour and Marco Haller re-signs for Katusha.TOP STORY: Porte’s 2 Minute PenaltyIn stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia Sky’s Richie Porte punctures with 6 kilometers to go and had no teammates with him, so his…
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Combine a weekend of sunshine, 2,000 riders, 185 miles.. what do you get?

    Andreas
    21 May 2015 | 12:45 am
    The pictures are in from the 2015 Mitie London Revolution. Here’s a selection of our favourites! Good advice at the start of the ride! Smart way to fuel up. I’d throw in a few energy gels too. The start of the ride is a chance to security mark your bike. You know, that thing you meant to do two years ago but haven’t got round to? A familiar sight in London. Kicking things off in London. And heading out in to the countryside. A friendly welcome at the pit stop. Sandwiches that never tasted so good! Pictures like this make me want to grab my bike and head out on a ride. A…
  • Hill and Ellis bags – the journey to Made in England

    Andreas
    19 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    Guest post by Catherine Ellis We always wanted Made in Britain to be stamped on our leather bike bags. Yeah, the Italians know a bit about cycling, and leather for that matter, but us Brits are hard at their heels both in terms of innovative bike products and cycling itself. (We don’t want to go on about Bradley Wiggins but…). Therefore getting a bike bag collection designed and made in Britain was high up our to do list. Hill & Ellis started life in 2013 when we launched our first collection of bike bags, made in veg-tan leather and finished with our signature-striped cotton lining,…
  • Beyond pink: The rise of the female-specific bike shop

    Jude Burke
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Walking into Everyone Bikes, in Battersea, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered into a boutique rather than a bike shop. Everything here has been laid out with an eye to its visual appeal – from the helmets, forming a colourful display along one white, minimalist wall, to the clothes, draped from wooden hangers towards the back of the shop. There are bikes, yes, but they don’t dominate the shop. It’s a calm, clutter-free space – one that owner Alex Coleman describes as “a relaxing environment” and “a comfortable place to come and ask questions.” If this doesn’t…
  • The five things I’ve learnt as an everyday cyclist in London

    Charlotte Cowling
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    People ask me all the time, “dont you find cycling in London terrifying?” Apparently, it’s only the most insane amongst us who are actively choosing to take on two wheels in the UK’s capital. That’s not without its reasons. In the last four years, almost 23,000 incidents involving bicycles were recorded in London. Still, scary stats aside, I love being a London cyclist. Nothing quite compares to the unparalleled freedom you feel when you ride, wind whipping your face as you skirt through traffic, or the joy that comes from fully exploring London’s nooks and crannies outside the…
  • Best rechargeable bike lights

    Andreas
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    Rechargeable lights come with green credentials and are wallet friendly, saving you from having to keep replacing the batteries. There is a downside though, in testing, they don’t tend to last as long as bike lights that use standard, non-rechargeable batteries. With that in mind, we’ve summed up a handful of our favourites from the low, mid, to high-end price range. Oh, and two caveats, before we look at our selections: We’ve only discussed rechargeable lights here and not dynamo hub lights. We’ll cover those in a separate post. As posted by Amoeba in the comments in a…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz And Hiatus Announcement!

    BikeSnobNYC
    15 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    Before anything else, we've got some scheduling business to attend to, so everybody take out your calendars and your crayons:Please note that after today I'll be gone (from this blog, anyway) until Tuesday, May 26th, at which point I will resume regular updates.Oh, relax.  You'll manage.By the way, while all the letters on that Hello Kitty calendar look somewhat obscene (I think it's the little hairs), I probably should have censored that "A" because it's particularly suggestive:Then again, I may just be particularly suggestible.Anyway, when I decided to become a semi-professional bike…
  • The More Things Change The More I Don't Care

    BikeSnobNYC
    14 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    First of all, as of this very moment, consider "registration" for the BSNYC Gran Fondon't "officially" closed:You're probably wondering how I can close the registration to a ride that is not organized or sanctioned in any way, and for which there was no registration in the first place.  Well, "leading" a group of this size into the suburban wilderness is uncharted territory for me, so I want to make sure we can pull it off.  Therefore, I will not be responding to any RSVPs I receive after this post:If you did RSVP before this post then you should have received details.And don't…
  • "Wednesday" Is A Bit Unwieldy, But The New Foldable Version Lets You Break It Down To "Way" For Easier Portaging

    BikeSnobNYC
    13 May 2015 | 10:10 am
    Well wouldja you look at who made the pages of Time, or at least its blogular Internet presence:No, it’s just that in much of America, spring is when all the fair-weather cyclists emerge from their hidey-holes after cowering inside all winter. This means that before Bike to Work Week even begins, the bike paths and greenways are already clogged with overzealous, wobbly-legged cyclists splayed out over their aerobars like baby giraffes. In order for cycling to “take,” it’s most important that these Bike to Work Week commuters enjoy themselves, and injecting them into this frothy mix of…
  • Almost There: You're Just One More Click Away From Today's Fun-Tackular Post!

    BikeSnobNYC
    12 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    Because I live to inconvenience you, you're going to have to click or tap your computing device, smarting phone, or futuristic space watch ONE MORE TIME, because today's post is over at Old Man Brooks's thatched roof cottage:(If that wasn't clear enough for you, click HERE.)Read it, love it, commit it to memory, and set it to music.Then we'll all meet back here tomorrow for the usual routine.Your's Truley,--Wildcat Rock MachinePS: If you emailed me about the Gran Fondon't, rest assured you can expect a reply in the not-too-distant future, though probably not today.
  • I would have posted earlier, but I dropped my phone in the toilet, then I lost my smart watch while trying to fish it out.

    BikeSnobNYC
    11 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    You know how sometimes you're just riding to work when all of a sudden some "Premium Rash" putz on a fixie appears out of nowhere and nearly takes you out?Well, it's no different if the job you're riding to is the Giro d'Italia, because apparently one such putz managed to cause a crash after jumping into the peloton towards the end of Stage 2:"If I get hold of the dickhead that had the brilliant idea of diving into the peloton on a fixed bike with 10km to go, causing us to crash…" he tweeted, adding a couple of angry emoticons.Please note the rider above is Alafaci and not the fixie…
 
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    Big Wheel Building

  • Tis the seasons.

    MC
    19 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    There is a few week window every year, usually late in April lasting somewhat into May, where the local particulars of climate and geography combine to allow the last of alpine winter to exist a mere ~30 minutes from home where we're deep into the desert spring.The end result is an ability to ride in the trees atop deep snow at 11,000', or amidst fragrant flora on sinuous desert singletrack at 4600', or to float or fish a river somewhere in between.  ~20 years ago I'd have made a point of cramming all three (and maybe more) into the same day, but now we're content to enjoy each on their…
  • Fatillac.

    MC
    13 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    There are effectively four narrative threads that intertwine to tell the story of how this new project came to be.-I've always loved the feel of high volume tires at low pressures on my trailbikes.  20 years ago that meant a 2.2, 10 years ago it meant a 2.1 labeled as a 2.3, 5 years ago it was a 2.5, and even 3 months ago it was still a 2.5.-I've tried to like fatbikes on firmer surfaces but they're just not for me.  They lack proprioception, the ride isn't sporty or lively, the tires are too damn expensive and fragile.-Our local trails are getting more and more crowded and more and…
  • Presented, for the moment, without comment.

    MC
    12 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    Some details here.
  • Worth your time.

    MC
    7 May 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Thanks to Hizzoner Neiley for sharing.
  • Ninety one.

    MC
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Just back from a forty-frog-day at the pond, in time for his afternoon nap.13 years ago today Doogan came into this world.In the ensuing 4,749 days he has been an unending source of joy, laughter, and gratitude to all that know him.  Especially me.We've had some fantastic times together on trails, in lakes, camping and fishing, on and in rivers, and especially on snow.He's been a model and photo assistant without equal.As well as a top-notch routefinder and navigator.He's helped unhook 99.9% of the fish I've caught in the last 13 years.  Regrettably, I've had to ask him to drop the…
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    Citizen Rider

  • I majored in advertising for a while

    cafiend
    22 May 2015 | 7:17 pm
    A car in the parking lot behind the shop had a crooked magnetic sign on the door that said "Out Haus Ales." This struck Big G and me as an unappetizing association for a beer brand."What, you don't want some Burning Urethra IPA?" I asked. "How about some Foaming Leak Pale Ale?""Or, It's Only Beets Red Ale," said George."Sure. And You'd Better Hydrate Brown Ale and Call Your Urologist Porter."Asparagus Lager. Lift the Seat Wheat. Old Stinky Stout.Beer that stands out from the pile: Out Haus.Mind you, the beer itself is perfectly fine craft brew. But we had too much fun riffing on the pee…
  • Micro Landmarks

    cafiend
    21 May 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Every morning that I ride to work, I dodge the same discarded hose clamp on the shoulder of Route 28. I'm always in too much of a hurry to stop and pick it up. It's become a micro landmark.A true micro landmark is something a person in a car would never see. There's a mysterious plastic disc set in the pavement of Elm Street. It could be the cap from a milk jug. But, if so, how has it stayed in the same place for years? Tiny road kill and the stubborn stains left behind by juicy bits of litter tell their stories to cyclists scrutinizing the pavement for a safe, smooth line. Some last for…
  • Move the finish line

    cafiend
    20 May 2015 | 6:32 pm
     As you may recall, Jake the Satanic Serpent absolutely refused to shift into the lowest gear on the rear cassette. Based on the noises from the inaccessible interior and the way it acted like it had too much and too little cable tension at the same time, I wondered if the cables had been run correctly when the bike was built. If they had somehow gotten tangled with each other, running a guide sleeve to install new cables would simply replicate the error.With a bit of time to think about it I realized I could feel for any interference by shifting to the mid range on the rear and feeling…
  • Bike parts by Salvador Dali

    cafiend
    17 May 2015 | 3:21 pm
  • Satanic Serpent

    cafiend
    16 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Jake the Satanic Serpent came back to the workshop about three weeks ago because the shifting had gone crunchy again after another abusive mud wallow."Gloucester isn't until late September," said the owner. "I don't plan on riding it until a couple of weeks before that." He was referring to the big cyclocross race in Gloucester, Mass. in the fall. He said he would be riding his road bike for the spring and summer, so not to rush the 'cross bike.I gratefully triaged around the Satanic Serpent, grappling with more urgent repairs for people who wanted their bikes now, not four months from now. I…
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  • San Jose District 4 candidate questionaire 2015 special election

    Richard Masoner
    19 May 2015 | 5:57 pm
    The I Walk I Bike I Vote Board of Directors sent the five questions below to candidates Tim Orozco and Mahn Nguyen for District 4 City Council Election on June 23. District 4 encompasses Berryessa, Alviso, and North San Jose. The deadline for the candidates to submit answers is Friday, May 22 at MIDNIGHT. Answers received on Saturday, May 23 at 12:01 am and afterwards will not be accepted. I Walk I Bike I Vote will announce its endorsement the following week. As of this writing, neither candiate has responded to this questionaire. Each unanswered question will receive a score of 0. Each…
  • City council member car-free experiment

    Richard Masoner
    14 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Raul Peralez represents the 3rd Council District in the city of San Jose, CA. He’s not a bike person, but during last year’s campaign for the council seat, members of the All Powerful Bike Lobby convinced Peralez to make a crazy promise: If he wins, he would give up his car for a full month. He won the race for D3, and he picked National Bike Month to park his car. Peralez lives just 2.5 miles from City Hall. He’s discovered he can commute to work at a casual pace in under 15 minutes. He can cover most of District 3 with his bike within 20 minutes or so. In his San Jose…
  • Attention Bay Area: Rain for Bike to Work Day

    Richard Masoner
    13 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Strap on your fenders, biking boys and girls! The National Weather Service tells us to expect up to a quarter inch of rain beginning Thursday morning in the San Francisco Bay Area, with nearly a half inch expected along the coast. If you organize or volunteer for an Energizer Station, you’ll want a tent to cover your food, your schwag, and yourselves. Hot coffee will also be much appreciated. The VTA bike train from downtown San Jose to the VTA offices on North 1st via the Guadalupe River Trail takes place rain or shine. They’ll meet at the VTA customer service center on Santa…
  • Yowamushi pedal anime replica bicycle jerseys

    Richard Masoner
    12 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Did you know you can buy knock-off jerseys from the high school bicycle teams shown in the Yowamushi Pedal manga and anime series? I saw this guy with the rocking the Sohoku Bicycle Club jersey on the trail in San Jose, CA last night. You can buy it here from Amazon.com. This might make a great gift for Fathers’ Day coming up on June 21. Shipping is included in the purchase price, and it ships from mainland China so you’ll need to wait a few weeks for delivery. Chinese sizing is notoriously small so I suggest you go up a size or two, also.
  • Whole lotta biking going on

    Richard Masoner
    12 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Happy National Bike Week in the USA and the San Francisco Bay Area. I was talking with a friend yesterday and discovered it can be hard to follow what’s going on. Here are some choices for you in the SF Bay Area this week. TODAY Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 starts and finishes in the city of San Jose, CA today. Start happens on Berryessa Road at 10:45; finish happens sometime between 3 PM and 4 PM at the County Motorcycle Park out on Metcalf Road in the south part of San Jose. Great viewing can be found on Mount Hamilton at Lick Observatory, too; expect the leaders to pass the…
 
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  • 38 Lawbreakers

    Jeff
    2 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    In the span of just under a minute we waited for 38 lawbreakers.  I say we, meaning my wife and I trying to cross one half of 108th St., and the jogger waiting to cross the other side. Granted they didn't commit any misdemeanors or felonies, but they disregarded a law meant to insure the safety of pedestrians.  They did so seemingly without a second thought. Perhaps they don't understand the law. I'll put it in simple terms, when someone is waiting to cross at ANY crosswalk especially a marked pedestrian crossing, you must stop if you are able. I've called the police department who…
  • The Trifecta

    Jeff
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Had the trifecta today, close pass, passing into oncoming traffic and ignorant comments.  For a bonus the passenger yelled something at me as they passed.Past the next stoplight the woman driving (388 HJB), told me I should be on the "bike path".  For the record there's not a bike path anywhere near this road.
  • The Big One?

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

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

    Jeff
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    The good and not so good from today's ride. The good was Keith's pant's or more accurately tights.  They weren't his actual tights like the Vince Lombardi West Point jacket, but the ones with the Bontrager logo on them.  They might not fetch a five figure price tag at auction, but they are worth every penny I paid for them for rides with temps in the teens.  Best tights I've worn so far. The not so good, and I say not so good because it wasn't really the worst infraction, but one that makes you shake your head and say "what the hell" none the less.Silver Camry license 490 VPJ…
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  • Scott Scale 900 RC HMX: Mid Term

    Grannygear
    19 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    We had the Scott Scale 900 RC HMX introduced On Test here and Out of the Box here.  I have seen a fair amount of dirt go under the wheels of this build-up and after all this time, I think I put together a winning combo of bike and components. Lets look at each main section at a time and see what worked well (or did not) and why.  Then we will talk about how it worked as a whole and whether or not I reached my goal as called out in the first posts.  That goal was to select parts that would compliment the nature of the Scale and result in a light weight, capable, fast and ‘comfortable’…
  • 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR early release.

    Grannygear
    15 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    More details on the new 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR.  After speaking with Sean Estes, marketing whiz for the Big S, Mountain Bike division, this new Stumpy FSR looks to be an all around trail killer, both in 29er and 27.5 (or what Specialized calls 650b)…potatoe, potAAAto, etc. Here is the new link to all the details at the2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR website, but it looks like 2 main model options for NOW…S Works and Expert, but I have to imagine that will widen a bit.  The S Works with carbon wheels and a FACT 11 all carbon frame AND carbon wheels is pretty swanky.
  • 2016 Stumpjumper FSR preview video?

    Grannygear
    15 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Found this on the Specialized website this morning.  TNI.com will be up in the mountains of Big Bear, CA, in a week or so and we have been promised a peek at some new 2016 products.  Will this be one of them? Twenty Nine Inches - 29er Bike Reviews, Rumors and News
  • Spot Gen3 Tracker: Out Of The Box

    Grannygear
    12 May 2015 | 7:11 pm
    We introduce for your reading pleasure, a guest reviewer’s take on the SPOT Tracker system.  A dedicated and enthusiastic XC endurance racer and rider,  ‘The Pragmatic Cyclist’ says that “If he comes in first, it means none of the fast folks showed up”.GG Out Of The Box…SPOT GEN3 Tracker:  By The Pragmatic Cyclist. I do most of my mountain biking alone. I carry a cellphone, but coverage is spotty at best in many of the places that I ride. I often wonder how long it would take for someone to find me if I experienced an unrepairable mechanical…
  • BMC updates the TE01 with MTT

    Grannygear
    10 May 2015 | 7:20 pm
     We had a chance many moons ago to ride the original BMC TE01 and enjoyed the bike very much.  This looks like a step forward to increased compliance in what was already a very comfy bike.  Very interesting and nicely integrated.  gg From the BMC press release: The New BMC Teamelite 01 – a Racing Evolution  The Impec Lab has teamed up with the BMC Mountainbike Racing Team to create the new BMC Teamelite 01 – the world’s most technically advanced hardtail mountainbike. The high-performance discipline of cross-country racing has become, quite literally, a race to the top.
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  • The Last Part of My Boggs Report. No Really Honest It Is

    fatty
    21 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    When I last posted, I had just finished my second lap in near-record time (where “near-record” is defined as “less than a 50% variance”). I had ridden into the transition area, looking for Jeff, who now needed to do his second lap.  But there was no Jeff to be found.  “He was around earlier,” Levi said. “He went to use the bathroom or something, and now he’s disappeared.” “Perhaps his attention drifted, he wandered into the woods, and he is now lost,” I postulated. “That’s happened to me before.” “Or maybe he got hungry, distracting him from the race,…
  • Part Fifthly in my Boggs Writeup, for Some Reason or Other

    fatty
    19 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    You know what’s really great about racing in a relay? The part where you’re not racing. The part when you can — for a little while — put aside the fact that soon you’re going to be gutting it out, giving your all, and just…relax. Chill out. Be one of the guys, rooting for other guys. So right after my first lap in Boggs, I went back to the trailer, cleaned the dust off my face (without getting too religious about it, since I’d be heading out again in less than two hours), and then hung around with Levi for a few minutes, ’til it was his turn to race again. After which, of…
  • New Bikes and Delivery Truck Musings on a Rainy Spring Morn

    fatty
    15 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    A Note from Fatty:  Free-verse Friday is back! At least for today it is, anyway. Because I’m feeling extraordinarily poetic for some reason. Verse IIn Hodgkins, IllinoisThere is a truckOr a planeOr somethingThe vehicle type is not the pointWhat is on that vehicleThis UPS-owned vehicleThat my friend Is the point Verse IIAt three this morning(Which time, By the way,Feels not at all morning-like)I got a text messageFrom the Oracle of Cannondale(AKA Matt Ohran)I would be receivingIN THE VERY NEAR FUTUREAn F-Si Carbon Black Inc Verse III Verse IVSleep fledI knew at onceThat for the next two…
  • Part Fourish of My Boggs Funduro Writeup, Including ACTUAL RACING

    fatty
    14 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    Today, I will write about what I had for breakfast on the morning of the Boggs Funduro eight-hour relay. I shall go into excruciating detail. I shall provide photographs. I shall provide lengthy asides that meander here and there, without even a tangential connection to the race at hand. OK, OK. How about if I start talking about the race itself instead? I thought you might say that. How It Works I’m not one to get too caught up in details, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to give a quick description of the Boggs Eight-Hour race format. To wit, your team tries to do as many laps before the…
  • Me and My RV: Fatty’s Boggs Funduro Adventure, Part 3

    fatty
    11 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    The day started well, and it would end well. And more often than not, it would just be a great day. But there would be some in-between stuff that I could have happily done without. No Pressure Jeff started the day by surprising me with an outrageously cool, autographed poster of Jens Voigt: So now I have no choice but to lose this 15 pounds of winter blubber I’m still carrying around and get into race shape. [Note to self: Write a post sometime soon about how lack of self-discipline in dieting can make for slow weight loss. Said post will undoubtedly be groundbreaking.] Then, after…
 
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  • It’s Time

    Bike Noob
    17 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    It’s been awhile in coming, but I have finally concluded it’s time. This is the end of Bike Noob. I’ve enjoyed writing the blog over the last seven years, watching the page views rise, and fall, and rise again. I’ve gotten to vicariously know some of you from your comments on my posts. But lately, I’ve been less than enthusiastic when I realize it’s time to write another post. I’ve stockpiled ideas, and pulled them out when I needed them, although more often than not, the blog is a reflection of what I’m thinking about at the time I write it.
  • Rolling Coal

    Bike Noob
    13 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    The Bike Hugger Facebook page pointed me to an interesting piece today from Jalopnik — it seems that in New Jersey, they’ve outlawed the practice of “rolling coal.” That’s when a big ‘ol, jacked up four-wheel drive pickup passes you while blasting a cloud of black smoke back in your face. It’s about as funny as the jerks who interrupt female TV reporters by yelling a particularly nasty obscenity. Here’s hoping you don’t run into something like this. It’s happened to me only once — just about a year ago. I had made the mistake…
  • Selective Enforcement

    Bike Noob
    10 May 2015 | 9:35 pm
    One of the members of my cycling club sent out an email to the group the other day, warning of police ticketing cyclists who failed to stop before turning right on a red light. It seems there were three squad cars, all writing out tickets. Now, this kind of thing has gone on before, but I haven’t heard a lot about it in several years. And what struck me as odd about this instance was that it took place on a Wednesday morning, at about 11 a.m. That doesn’t strike me as a busy biking time, but apparently there were enough wayward bikers out there to keep the police busy for a little…
  • They’re Paving Paradise

    Bike Noob
    3 May 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Okay, that’s perhaps a bit of an overstatement. Austin is not a biking paradise, regardless of what you’ve heard. But the reason has to do with the point of this post. The city has gotten too big, too fast. We’re now at about 843,000, which makes us the 11th-largest city in the United States. The roads I enjoyed biking on when I took up the sport eight years ago are not as inviting as they once were. Just on Sunday’s ride, I made a jaunt out to the southeastern part of the city, where it starts becoming rural — or, at least, semi-rural. It used to be, that once…
  • Reaching and Maintaining That Riding Weight

    Bike Noob
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Guest poster Don Blount is back, with an item on getting back to his best weight — and staying there. For some, it may not be their thing to weigh, measure or tally just about everything they eat and drink. But it works for me. This system has helped me lose weight and keep it off for nearly two years. And this philosophy has become more than a “diet” or “eating plan,” it has become part of my lifestyle. It works with my personality. I watch what I eat, schedule my exercise and as a result I am able to maintain the weight that I want. This was my Thursday dinner: chicken, green…
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  • The Opening to A Holiday Weekend

    Byron
    22 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Friday before a holiday and you’ve got some time to waste? Spend hours clicking through these galleries curated by Spoke Sniffer. That’s the Flickr handle of BB who I met at Specialized HQ a few years ago. We’re riding big miles and relaxing…got a new Tarmac Disc in.
  • Late Night Top Ten

    Byron
    21 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    Where’d the time go? Huh? From Late Night’s Top Ten January 15, 2013, the other Lance Armstrong Revelations Artificially enhanced his cycling shorts Still never leaves the house without several vials of clean urine Owns Texas real estate known as “Rancho Decepto” Took steroids to work up the strength to admit taking steroids Once had an inappropriate relationship with an air hose Also has tattoo of Rex Ryan’s wife Has given up on making the baseball Hall of Fame United States Postal Service paid him in stamps Started erotic website, “Tour-De-Pants”…
  • For the Collector

    Byron
    20 May 2015 | 2:50 pm
    A fascinating collection of bikes were auctioned by Dorotheum yesterday, like this Masi Prestige that went for EUR 1,625. Or an UMBERTO DEI that sold for EUR 1,750 The auction was so monumental, Dorotheum made an edit for the occasion.
  • 2 Years of Covers

    Byron
    20 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Our first cover And 24th 2 years of covers in 15 seconds – 7 if you’ve got even less time. Get it on iTunes and the Web
  • Connex by Wipperman throws in for 11speed

    Mark V
    18 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Wipperman finally joins the 11-speed game with their Connex 11sO (nickel-plated) and 11sX (nickel plated w/ stainless steel inner links) chains. There was a time during the early 10sp era when I pretty much used only Wipperman chains. You see, I had Dura Ace drivetrains, and since Shimano chains didn’t have a masterlink, I chose the drivetrain brand-neutral Wipperman chain so I could easily pull the chains off to fully degrease before re-lubing. I had also come across some independent testing that suggested that Wipperman 10sp scored best among 10sp chain wear resistance. That said, I…
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    The Cleanest Line

  • Earthquake in the Langtang Valley

    Kasey
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    By Colin Haley I got on a plane in Vancouver around midday on April 16. I was exhausted. After a four-month season in Patagonia, my six weeks back in North America turned out much less restful than I had imagined. Conditions had been excellent, and I couldn’t keep myself from going out in the mountains a bunch. The downside to my most successful ever season in Patagonia is that I was swamped with requests for photos, requests for writing, and a huge pile of related e-mails. I barely slept my last couple nights in BC, staying up late trying to catch up, and then finally closed my computer to…
  • If GMOs Are Safe, Why Not Label Them?

    Patagonia
    20 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    By Rose Marcario, Patagonia, CEO When Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, began writing about GMOs in the early 2000s, he started by asking a reasonable question: “What does a clothing company know about genetic engineering?” The answer, he said: “Not enough.” And neither does anyone else. In the proliferation of GMOs, Yvon saw a serious threat to wildness and biodiversity. More than 10 years later, the prevalence of GMOs in everyday food products has risen sharply—but basic consumer awareness remains low. An alarming bill before Congress aims to keep it that way. The Safe and…
  • A Steep Ski Traverse of the Mont Blanc Range from East to West

    Kasey
    8 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
    By Fred Bernard, with Laurent Bibollet The Mont Blanc range is not a very big mountain range, but it is steep. It has become a kind of laboratory for skiers, mountaineers and climbers from around the world. Laurent and I consider ourselves somewhere is the middle as we are ski-mountaineers, IFMGA mountain guides and part of the Peakpowder guide team. The Mont Blanc range sees tons of action because of its fast and easy access, with cable cars reaching higher altitudes in minutes. The idea of doing a steep ski traverse of the Mont Blanc range from its most easterly point to its most westerly…
  • Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: The Modern Dirtbag

    Kasey
    1 May 2015 | 3:21 pm
    By Fitz & Becca Cahall In the golden days, dirtbags lived to climb. They didn’t work, have permanent addresses or sponsors. They ate leftovers off of tourists’ plates and slept in beater cars or in caves. They stayed in one place only as long as the weather allowed for climbing. Now, our modern world of fees, time limits and locked dumpsters has made it nearly impossible to live that way anymore. Dirtbagging is dying—or at least that’s what some people claim. Join Matt Van Biene for a day in Yosemite’s Camp 4 as he talks to climbers of all different ages, nationalities and…
  • The Fisherman’s Son – My vision for Punta de Lobos

    Kasey
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    By Ramón Navarro When I was growing up I wanted to help my dad, and be exactly like him: a fisherman. Then a couple of guys blew into town with surfboards and wetsuits and I said, "Wow, this is amazing," and then I wanted to learn to surf more than anything in the world. So I learned to surf and started to travel the world, but I figured out pretty fast that the best place to surf was right at home. We have big waves, small waves and the traditional fishing culture I love. Nothing could be better. While traveling, I saw many similar coasts around the world that had been polluted or were…
 
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    Bicycle Design

  • Mando Footloose IM by Mark Sanders

    James Thomas
    18 May 2015 | 10:35 am
      Thought it has been nearly three years since I first shared Mark Sanders’ design for the Mando Footloose chainless hybrid e-bike, that 2012 post still remains quite popular today.  After the successful introduction of the original Footloose, Mark was asked to design a new non-folding (and more affordable) version of the bike called the Mando Footloose IM. Like the original design, the IM has already won a few design awards, including the 2015 Red Dot and Good Design awards , and today (May 18, 2015) Mando announces availability of the Footloose IM in the UK. Like the original…
  • A catch-up post with several designs

    James Thomas
    12 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    I have been running a bit behind this blog lately, but there are many interesting design submissions from readers in my inbox (thanks to all of you who have sent in tips or designs).  I will be in Miami for Maison & Objet Americas the rest of this week and won’t likely have time to post, but before I go I want to quickly pass along a few interesting designs that I have recieved lately.     Geoffrey Bochicchio wrote in response to the recent post about the passing of Ilya Vostrikov. “I’m really sad to hear the news since his work inspired me to create my own bicycle…
  • HERObike Bamboost, a bamboo composite e-bike

    James Thomas
    7 May 2015 | 9:45 am
      A couple years ago, I posted about  Semester Bicycles- Hextube bamboo composite frames made in the rural South.  Since that time, Greensboro, Alabama based HERObike has continued to explore new ways to build bikes with bamboo, a material that is in no short supply in the region.  By creating products made from an abundant natural resource, HERObike is able to create jobs in the Alabama black Belt, an area that greatly needs an economic boost. Lance Rake, a professor of industrial design at the University of Kansas, spearheads the design and development for HERObike. Recently, he…
  • CrossBow Tension Bicycle Concepts by Clandestine Design Group

    James Thomas
    4 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    If you are a fan of Buckminster Fuller, you are no doubt familiar with the principle of Tensegrity (or  tensional integrity), which is “based on the use of isolated components in compression inside a net of continuous tension, in such a way that the compressed members (usually bars or struts) do not touch each other and the prestressed tensioned members (usually cables or tendons) delineate the system spatially.” I have mentioned Tensegrity bicycles in the past, and any discussion of bike frame designs with tensioned cables reminds me of the Slingshot designs of the 80’s and…
  • FrenchBuilt 22 concept bike by Ben Goudout (update)

    James Thomas
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
      Last fall, I began a post about the FrenchBuilt 22 Triathlon concept bike by saying, every once and a while, a design on Pinterest catches my attention and I want to find out more about it.” Thanks to Ben Goudout, the designer of that bike, I recently did find out a bit more… and received additional images of the prototype that was presented at the Paris bike show a couple years ago. As mentioned in the first post, the bike was designed for RCD Small Dots in 2013 and a 3D printed prototype was displayed at the show later that year. You can see additional images of the prototype…
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  • May Streetfilms Shorties You May Have Missed

    Clarence Eckerson Jr.
    17 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Often we make short Streetfilms that do not officially get posted on the main site for one reason or another. They may just be quickly edited videos not destined to be up for the long haul or short clips for Streetsblog. Or ones we just don't expected to have too much interest nationwide. Click here to view the embedded video. Here's a pretty inspiring video we posted a few days of the NYC Progressive Bike Caucus on Bike to Work Day. In all nearly ten council members showed up, and at least half of those rode bikes in the ride. It's pretty amazing to see that many out there as just five or…
  • NYC’s Varick Street Gets a Granite Bike Path

    Clarence Eckerson Jr.
    12 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    As any bicyclist can tell you, a bumpy ride on cobblestones is no fun. In NYC, the DOT has implemented its first granite bikeway on one block of Varick Street to make it easier for cyclists and to keep them off the sidewalks. You will almost never see me on a sidewalk in NYC for any reason, but I confess, I have used the sidewalk for this one block in the past. The smooth granite is a great idea. I got to speak with Nick Carey, a project manager with NYC DOT's bicycle program, about how the project came to be and how the department might use the same idea for future bike routes. Related…
  • The Philadelphia Bike Story

    Clarence Eckerson Jr.
    11 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Of U.S. cities with more than a million residents, the one where people bike the most is Philadelphia. In 2012, the U.S. Census estimated Philadelphia’s bicycle commute rate at 2.3 percent [PDF], higher than Chicago (1.6 percent) and New York (1.0 percent). It's just about always been that way. That comes as a surprise to many people, since Philadelphia doesn't have a lot of bike infrastructure. But there are other street design and urban design factors at work, many due to the fact that Philadelphia is an old city. For one, the city has a lot of narrow streets. That makes it…
  • CNU23: A Wrap Up of My Experience in Dallas & Ft. Worth

    Clarence Eckerson Jr.
    2 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Had a great time at the Congress for New Urbanism Conference in Dallas. It's always great being around transportation & planning people for a few days. Dallas is a city with many challenges and hopefully many of the minds in attendance made an impact in helping the intrepid advocates there gain more momentum. One of the first things I did (see above) was go out and ride the newly opened Dallas Streetcar from Union Station to Oak Cliff. For now it only has four open stations and 1.6 miles of track, but the cars are nice and the ride quick. I got to…
  • Freeways Without Futures: I-345 in Dallas

    Clarence Eckerson Jr.
    2 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    In this Streetfilm, Patrick Kennedy, founder of A New Dallas, talks about the movement to replace Interstate 345 in downtown Dallas with connected streets and walkable development. Shot at the "Freeways Without Futures" session at the Congress for New Urbanism's recent conference in Dallas, the piece provides views of I-345 from heights most people never get to see. Kennedy was joined by Peter Park, who was instrumental in the removal of the Park East freeway in Milwaukee, and Ian Lockwood of the Toole Design Group. Their take on urban highways like I-345 was too powerful and logical…
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  • The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to the HCG Diet

    Levi
    20 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    If you thought the Paleo diet was restricting, the Dukan diet too complicated, Jenny Craig too expensive, and the Get Shredded Diet was insane, well, prepare to have your mind blown. We’re talking about the HCG diet, where you eat a scant 500 calories per day, only certain foods are allowed at certain times, it’s extremely expensive, and the whole thing hinges on daily hormone injections under doctor supervision. It’s a whole new kind of extreme! Continue on to see how (and if) it works…   It’s All About Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) If you have ever…
  • Tested: two Ogres Essential-Z Chalk Bag

    Levi
    16 May 2015 | 4:29 am
    Chalk bags for rock climbing seem like simple accessories; not really a big deal, not life saving, just something to have. A good one is not really appreciated, but if you get a bad one, you’ll know it. It will spill chalk everywhere, or maybe you can’t fit your hand inside it comfortably. It’s worth thinking about the purchase! Right now I’m using the two Ogres Essential-Z Chalk Bag, a new and improved version of the two Ogres Basique chalk bag I bought last year. Why did I choose the two Ogres bag in the first place? It had the three things I wanted: A zippered…
  • InsideTracker vs WellnessFX: A Comparison of Two Top Blood Analytics Services

    Levi
    6 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    Blood testing is an amazing way to see what’s going on inside your body. You can see if something is wrong, or you can see if something is right. Has your health improved since beginning that new diet? Did that juice cleanse solve all your problems? It’s sort of like taking before and after pictures of the inside of your body. The usefulness was never called into question though. The problem was that you would have to convince your doctor to order the blood work for you (not always easy if you’re fit and healthy,) and then you’d have to pay handsomely to have it done.
  • Tested: CLIF Organic Energy Food

    Levi
    2 May 2015 | 4:18 am
    Clif Bar keeps expanding into new product lines. Though not what I was expecting, it was only a matter of time before we had CLIF Organic Energy Food. It’s food, in a pouch. Other sports nutrition companies have already offered energy smoothies akin to baby food. But in this case, it’s adult style baby food. Instead of apples and pears or peas and carrots, we’re talking pizza that you squeeze into your mouth. Intrigued? Keep reading… This new line just launched in February 2015 and features both sweet and savory flavors/formulas. Yes, flavors and formulas! The sweet…
  • Tested: MIU COLOR Packable Lightweight Backpack

    Levi
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    I thought I graduated from simple little backpacks when I finished high school. Ever since, I’ve been using specialty hydration packs, serious backpacking packs, or at least a fancy laptop-carrying briefcase. But now I find myself with the smallest, lightest backpack I’ve ever owned – the MIU COLOR Packable Lightweight Backpack. Normally I would turn down such a product review opportunity. I mean, it’s just a little backpack, what would I even write about? But then I realized it would make the perfect gym bag for me! And if you go to the gym, you might like it, too!
 
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    BikePortland.org » Front Page

  • Man on bike seriously injured in SW Barnes Road collision

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    22 May 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Southwest Barnes Road at Miller Road.(Image: Google Street View)A man reportedly received life-threatening head injuries while biking on Southwest Barnes Road Friday afternoon, just west of the Washington/Multnomah County line on the street that is known, in Multnomah County, as Burnside.Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Bob Ray told KGW that the man, who is in his 40s, was headed westbound on Barnes, possibly in or near the turn lane, when an SUV turned left in front of him onto Southwest Miller Road.“The vehicle believed that he was turning,” Ray said in…
  • Comment of the week: Portland’s road-diet deadline

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    22 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Southwest Naito Parkway, pre-redesign.(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland)How long is it supposed to take to drive across town?Your answer to that question probably depends, more or less, on how long it took to do so when you moved to town.That’s one of the ideas behind a comment BikePortland reader Carl Abbott added to Tuesday’s story about this week’s experimental redesign of Naito Parkway. Extrapolating a bit from the Naito situation, Carl speculated that as Portland’s buildings fill in and grow up, its streets might start filling up, too.By reallocating traffic lanes on…
  • Seattle’s antidote to aggressive driving on neighborhood greenways

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    22 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    It works.(M.Andersen/BikePortland)I’m in Seattle today joining the second leg of a study tour for a group from Indianapolis that’s visiting Portland and Seattle to study neighborhood greenways, the relatively low-cost, low-controversy bike infrastructure Portland imported from Vancouver BC and has built into a pretty solid network on its eastside grid.As we’ve reported, our neighbors to the north are following suit even as funding for further expansion of Portland’s system remains frozen.Indianapolis, short on cash but ambitious about bike infrastructure, is one of…
  • Bike Milwaukie raises money for public bike repair stand outside City Hall

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    22 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    This year, the city just south of Portland is getting a new light rail line and an excellent new bike path extension alongside McLoughlin Boulevard. The co-founders of the group Bike Milwaukie want to add another amenity: a public bike repair stand.“Over the past four and a half years, we’ve gone on over 50 rides with hundreds of participants, and it’s been a lot of fun,” group co-leader Greg Bartz-Bowman explains in the Kickstarter video above. “The only thing what hasn’t been fun is that when we have that occasional breakdown, there’s nowhere in…
  • #BetterNaito demo kicks off two-week trial of multi-use path west of Waterfront Park

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    22 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    (Photos: Greg Raisman)Backed by a slightly bleary-eyed team of Portland State University engineering students, community volunteers and city staffers, local street redesign group Better Block PDX brought its latest city-approved demo to the easternmost lanes of Naito Parkway at 6 a.m. Friday.The temporary treatment will convert the bike lane and rightmost mixed-traffic lane alongside Waterfront Park to a multi-use path for northbound bike traffic and for people walking.It’s intended as a response to thick pedestrian spillover during the Rose Festival that starts this weekend, but will…
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  • News: Atlanta Cycling Festival Ride Calendar Released

    Aaron Chamberlain
    23 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    The Atlanta Cycling Festival just released the Ride Calendar for the week-long (June 13-20) celebration of bikes! The mission of the ACF is simple: To connect cyclists of all experience levels to the Atlanta Community. In order to achieve their mission, the ACF has a slew of cycling-related activities planned. There are bike parades, work shops, art …
  • Specialized Medicine: The Impact of Cycling on ADHD

    Chris Daniels
    22 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects people of all ages worldwide and is one of the leading disorders diagnosed in childhood. The characteristic behaviors of ADHD include varying grades of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. While these behaviors may seem normal for any school-age …
  • Must Watch | These Guys Go HUGE at #aggysreunion!

    Video Share
    22 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    POV footage from what went down during Aggy’s reunion. Kurt Sorge and Thomas Vanderham follow Graham Agassiz and the others down these insane jumps they built in kamloops. We did have some struggles with the wind and couldnt ride as much as we wanted to, but we managed to have some insane sessions with everyone. …
  • Video: Mountain Biking, Skiing, and Cliff Diving… All in the same weekend in Whistler.

    Video Share
    22 May 2015 | 3:55 am
    Stan Rey’s entry in the GoPro GoShow incorporates mountain biking, downhill skiing, and cliff diving… all over the course of three days during the spring in Whistler.
  • POV Footage: Flying Down the Flying Monkey Trail (Near Redbull Rampage)

    Video Share
    21 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    Logan Binggeli rips down the Flying Monkey trail, located near the site of the Redbull Rampage, in this killer POV video. Very few POV vids are worth watching, but this is one of them!
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  • Mountain Bike Drinking Game

    Chop Chop
    12 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    One of my buddies at Mybookie.com suggested I try a drinking game catered for mountain biking. Anyone can do this and all you need is some booze and a mountain bike race. If you’re not a betting kinda of guy/gal, take a look of some tips to help you to understand the Sportsbetting Lines. Now that you’ve got a clear understanding, let’s begin. Go to your local mountain bike race and then start taking bets on winners/losers/crashes/kits/types of bikes and etc. A perfect place for that would be Fontana where the folks at Southridge Racing Company put on Super D, Downhill and…
  • SEA OTTER KIDS

    Art Aguilar
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:09 pm
    THE KIDS ZONE Just for you, from 2 to 16, this is to you One of the best sections I like to post is the kids section, why because they are here to have fun plain and simple. You have the little tikes on there push bikes, whole families enjoying the Sea Otter experience, kids mastering their jumping skills, and kids racing showing they could do it just as good as the big kids. Its funny to see them with ear to ear grins or wiped out form a whole day of excitement, crying because they fell and a second later they’re tearing it up again. You will see that the bike industry is making more…
  • SEA OTTER : BELL HELMETS

    Art Aguilar
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you recall we did a review on the BELL super helmet last year as a part of our Enduro product reviews. At that time BELL had not yet released the Super 2R or Super 2R MIPS. These are the latest in the All-Mountain / Enduro type line up for BELL Helmets along with the Super 2. The Super 2R come as a standard foam type EPS liner with a In-Mold Polycarbonate Shell, while the Super 2R equipped MIPS steps up the protection in the shell. MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. This allows for better protection to the head. The key feature to both Super 2R helmets is that they…
  • SEA OTTER VIBE

    Art Aguilar
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    What this means is when you attend an event like this you will see some of the most interesting people an well as going on’s here. With this many people that are into cycling I have to say we are a rear group. GOOD MORNING SEA OTTER Time for the show to start and the crowds to come THE BEER CAR IS HERE Beer is important to cyclist as well as wine. Sierra Nevada knows how to do it up right. YOU WON’T SEE THIS EVERYDAY Sumo cycler   KIDS COVER YOUR EYES!!! STUNT SHOWS THE FUN OF SEA OTTER IS YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING COOL TO SEE   “Did you get that!”…
  • REDLINE BICYCLES

    Art Aguilar
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    REDLINE BIKES Redline has come out with a couple of new item that the BMX and Dirt Jump set will love. Let’s start with the new PL-26 that looks like an oversize BMX cruiser. The PL-26 has that old school BMX heritage put into it that Redline is known for. If you want that full sized BMX feel this is the one for you, built with a full chromoly frame, machined BB. The fork is made with the same material and the frame and multi butted with tapered legs, Integrated headset 1 1/8, RL Aluminum HollowPoint 55mm stem, with Chromo bars. You have the old school type pinch bolt crankset with…
 
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    Sick Lines - mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

  • iXS Xult – Cross Over Full Face Helmet

    sicklines
    21 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    iXS sent over some details on their new Xult helmet that aims to be the solution for Enduro and DH racers alike.  Details inside. Photo:Ale di Lullo | iXS Presenting the Xult – The perfect cross over full face Helmet solution! A cross over full face – developed and designed for downhill racing and riding. It features a VORTEXTM molded aeration system that provides consistent airflow through the helmet and therefore crosses over towards the needs of enduro style riding and racing. The special FRPTM (fiber reinforced polymer) shell is designed to increase strength while also…
  • JBL Clip+ and JBL Charge Portable Splashproof Speakers

    sicklines
    20 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    If you don’t have a portable speaker, you’re missing out on a great tool. JBL sent over some details about some new splash proof portable speakers that are great options if you’re in the market. JBL Clip+ The JBL Clip+ is an ultra-light, ultra-rugged and ultra-powerful portable speaker. This splashproof upgrade to the JBL Clip+ provides 5 hours of playtime, so you can take your music wherever you go, over land or water. Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth, or plug it into any smartphone or tablet with its integrated audio cable. Use the speakerphone to make clear, noise…
  • Video: Remy Metailler in Whistler

    sicklines
    20 May 2015 | 5:24 am
    Whistler is a magical place that makes grown men act like children. Watch as RemY Metailler is followed by an ecstatic Yoann Barelli. Yoann Barelli et Remy Metailler en Tchou Tchou à Whistler c’est priceless !
  • Troy Lee Designs A1 Limited Edition Colors 2015 Camo Desert, Camo Midnight, and Drone Turquoise

    sicklines
    19 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Troy Lee Designs has had some great success with their A1 helmet. They’ve announced their new limited edition colors are now available in Camo Desert, Camo Midnight, and Drone Turquoise. The award winning Troy Lee Designs A1 all-mountain trail helmets. • Camo Desert at $165 • Camo Midnight at $165 • DRONE Turquoise, our lower priced graphic series, at $139. www.troyleedesigns.com
  • ReMount – Lindarets Aftermarket Cable Actuated Replacement Seat Post Dropper Lever (Specialized, Thomson, Giant, etc)

    sicklines
    19 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    If you’ve ever been frustrated with your dropper post lever, this might be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Lindarets have come up with their ReMount dropper post lever that works with a variety of cable-actuated dropper posts including Specialized, Thomson, Giant, etc. It positions the dropper lever in a front-derailleur shifter position. Introducing the ReMount. Here at Lindarets, we love our dropper posts. With most of the reliability up and costs down, there’s little reason not to enjoy the confidence and control they allow on anything short of a full-fledged XC…
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    Commute by Bike

  • JOYBAG – The Fastest Lock-Up in the West

    Josh Lipton
    19 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    One of the more annoying aspects of everyday bicycle use is fumbling with a bicycle lock. Arriving at your destination by automobile, on the other hand, is a smooth elegant experience. With the click of a button, you are off on your merry way. Why can’t we ride our bicycles and lock them with ease […]
  • Reflecting on Reflection – The EVT Safe Zone Mirror

    Josh Lipton
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    I’ve been riding bicycles for a long time without ever having used a helmet mounted mirror, 33 years to be exact. And I know plenty of cyclists with far more miles under the belt who scoff at the idea of attaching a shiny piece of metal to their brain bucket as a matter of principle. […]
  • Volvo Life Paint is the equivalent of Colt Camo Paint

    Ted Johnson
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:16 am
    The NRA convention just concluded a few days ago, and let me say that I had a great time — not being there. But I’ve been thinking about the NRA for the last week because of the ongoing fuss over Volvo “Life Paint” — the amazing new reflective paint that Volvo thinks will bolster their […]
  • Riding Red – City Bicycle Company’s Chicago Bike – A Review

    Tom Bowden
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Prelude. Cars can be habit-forming. I lazily slid into the All-American habit of driving my car to work as I navigated a series of changes in my career, domicile and personal life. So when I received the email from Commute by Bike asking for someone to review a bike, I thought, Hey, that might be […]
  • A Child’s Bike that Says Bikes are for Adults

    Ted Johnson
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    I bought a bike in Madagascar. I met a kid in the town of Mahajanga. Five years old and full of attitude. I couldn’t understand much of what he said in Malagasy, but bicyclette came through loud and clear. He wanted one, bad. I told him I’d work on it. A month later I heard […]
 
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    Bike Shop Girl

  • Denver Public Works Accepting Bike Rack Applications

    Bike Shop Girl
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Denver businesses, you have until May 28th to submit an application to possibly receive a FREE bike rack from the city! It looks like the Denver Public Works (DPW) is hitting at the heart of encouraging Denver to ride bikes by providing businesses bike racks. From StreetsBlog: Taking advantage of the program is also a no-brainer for any business that likes money, which I’m betting is all of them. Shoppers and diners who arrive on bikes spend 24 percent more per month than those who arrive by car, according to DPW. “Nothing says you care about people on bikes like providing bike…
  • Banjo Brothers Magazine: The Brotherhood

    Bike Shop Girl
    19 May 2015 | 7:54 pm
    The bag company, Banjo Brothers, is a unique mix of heart, soul and brain power that is very needed in our little bike industry. This company is backed by two guys, Mike and Eric, who make product that is well tested, functional and priced right. Recently, Banjo Brothers released their first issue of their online magazine, The Brotherhood. Within the digital pages you’ll find a write up of one half of the brotherhood , Eric Leugers. Read about his background and where Banjo Brothers came from. Who knows, maybe you’ll be as inspired as I was reading the start of this two person…
  • DZR Mechanic Lifestyle Shoes Preview

    Bike Shop Girl
    18 May 2015 | 7:55 pm
    The bike industry is changing face as it strives to make the lifestyle of biking more appealing to those that aren’t exactly born in wool. This means less spandex when you don’t need it, and more style where you do. If we are going to win over that interested but concerned crowd, having the right style could be a great first step. The new clipless lifestyle shoe from DZR called the Mechanic is a great step forward. A shoe style that I would buy from my local skate shop, but with a stiff sole that includes threads to bolt in your favorite mountain bike cleat. MSRP: $99…
  • Social Media for Local Bike Shops: Step 1

    Bike Shop Girl
    12 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    A few months ago I asked you to chime in on what role local bike shops should play on social media. Some of the best comments came offline when I was face to face with bike dealers that were struggling to understand the impact of social media and feeling overwhelmed by deciding what channels they should be utilizing. After co-hosting two seminars at QBP’s FrostBike this past February I realized that most bike shops are getting too stuck in the tactical side of social media. For example, what time should they be posting, what channels, how often and so on. Very few shops actually…
  • Preview: Burley Solstice Stroller

    Bike Shop Girl
    6 May 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Typically, Bike Shop Girl as a site focused 80% of the articles and reviews on bikes, bikes and bikes. As I recently became a new mom, the idea of empowering women and families to get active has really hit home as there really aren’t a lot of valuable, honest, resources out there to help. When my wife and I were looking for a good multi-purpose stroller last fall the only option we came across was the BOB family. We didn’t purchase one then as I wasn’t completely sold that it was honestly worth the $400 price tag. Fast forward this spring when I was at a industry trade…
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    Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos

  • In Review: The 2016 Foundry Overland Titanium Cyclocross Bike

    Andrew Reimann
    23 May 2015 | 4:59 am
    Not only has Foundry revamped its full cyclocross line, but added a titanium arrow to their quiver as well. The Foundry Overland titanium cyclocross bike seeks to tackle everything from the commute and getting lost in the woods, to cyclocross courses and gravel races. The post In Review: The 2016... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Thule: 2015 Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Car Rack Brand

    Andrew Reimann
    22 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Next on the unveiling list of our 2015 Readers' Choice Awards is the Favorite Car Rack Brand, with the voters giving recognition to the long-standing Swedish company, Thule. The post Thule: 2015 Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Car Rack Brand appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • The Thrill of Paris to Ancaster: A Gravel Journey by Christine Vardaros

    Christine Vardaros
    22 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    The gravel season is well upon us, and in a young tradition stemming from last year, Christine Vardaros offers a rider diary of the full experience of the Paris to Ancaster ... The post The Thrill of Paris to Ancaster: A Gravel Journey by Christine Vardaros appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine -... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems? Throwback Thursday to the USGP Money Pit of Mercer Park

    Andrew Reimann
    21 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    For today’s #throwbackthursday, we go back seven years to Mercer Park in New Jersey, the mid-season checkpoint for the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. As ... The post Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems? Throwback Thursday to the USGP Money Pit of Mercer Park appeared first on Cyclocross... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • In Review: Louis Garneau Steeple Xc-Elite Brings the Brand Back to the USA

    Andrew Reimann
    21 May 2015 | 3:09 am
    For years, Louis Garneau has been recognized as a cycling clothing brand in the United States despite having road and cyclocross frames availble in many parts of the world. This year, it is bringing their Steeple Xc-Elite to the USA, and we have an in review model for a closer look. The post In... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
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  • Great Bike Gear for May

    colin mcsherry
    22 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Rapha Essentials Case I like bags—their pockets, compartments, and straps help keep my bike gear organized and appease my OCD tendencies. So of course I snatched up this stylish case. There's room for money, ID, two tire levers, spare tube, patch kit, multitool, and a few small zip ties. It's everything I need for a ride, meticulously organized. $65 Manu Campa Paintings I'm blown away by this artist from Madrid. His composition—the shape of the handlebar, the curve of a brake cable, the details of a lug—reveals the bike's character. If I could own just one piece of Campa's art, I'd have…
  • Get Someone Riding

    bill strickland
    22 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    In nearly 25 years at Bicycling, I must have encouraged or helped millions of people to get started riding or to get back on their bikes. Yet, every year I'm awed by the personal impact of my long-running campaign to choose one noncyclist and do whatever I can to get him or her riding. This year, it's my Rodale colleague, Amy Keller Laird, editor in chief of Women's Health, who happened to mention to me that she grew up pedaling all over her Missouri neighborhood, but since moving to New York City has been too intimidated. And I'm also challenging every reader—and everyone on staff—to…
  • Thomas Yang Makes Some Damn Fine Art

    Bicycling Staff
    22 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    We first noticed Yang and his company, 100copies, when he produced a series of striking black-and-white images—of the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, London's Tower Bridge, and Beijing's Forbidden City—using bicycle tire treads. The breadth of his work includes more designs, produced using different techniques, but bikes are prominent in all of it. Yang produces only 100 prints of each design, which makes his art beautiful, and exclusive (though it's not prohibitively expensive). We sat down with the Singapore-based Yang and asked him about the nature of existence, the meaning of…
  • An Audi Bike for People Who Love Cars

    ron koch
    22 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    German automaker Audi has dabbled in bicycles for years—most recently with a collaboration with Renovo to create a concept e-bike. This year, Audi is going for the lightweight road market, collaborating with German bike and wheel manufacturer Lightweight to produce the Sport Racing Bike. According to Audi’s website, the frame and fork are exclusive Audi Sport design. Other than the paint, the Sport Racing Bike looks identical to Lightweight’s Urgestalt, so chances are that the two models are structurally similar, especially considering both frames weight 790 grams. Built with…
  • Protected Bike Lanes Get a Big Boost

    joe lindsey
    22 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    One of the biggest shifts in encouraging people to ride bikes more just got a big boost from the federal government. In recent years, cycling advocates have come to realize that the traditional on-street bike lane may not be the best way to get more people on bikes. So they’ve begun pursuing an alternative: protected lanes. A protected bike lane is located in or alongside a roadway, but is separated from motor vehicle lanes by some kind of physical barrier, like a curb, posts, or even parked cars. They’ve existed since the 19th century (yes, before the rise of the automobile), but…
 
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    All up to date 2015 Texas bicycle rides in one location

  • A Purchase that’s nearly as Complicated as Getting Married

    Emily
    5 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Maybe it’s a bit extreme to compare buying a bicycle to getting married, but the decisions and options are nearly as endless. Like many other purchases, the cool features and different bicycle styles could leave you a little befuddled. But we’ve created a handy guide to help you not only figure out which type you […]
  • How to Successfully Complete your First Century

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

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

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

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

  • Klein Quantum Race

    Adam
    20 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    Tonight, I attended the 40th anniversary celebrations of Clarence Street Cyclery. While my earliest memories of the shop — one of Sydney’s oldest — was when I was working as a bike messenger and being asked to leave because it was pouring rain outside and I was dripping water all over their floor. While I sought refuge under their roof, I also remember ogling the Rastafarian-coloured Bontrager MTBs and fat-tubed Kleins, two brands that were stocked before they were swallowed up by Trek. I’m sure there was a Quantum Race on the floor, and it would’ve looked very similar…
  • Craddock Cycles R1.7

    Adam
    19 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    There’s not too many carbon fibre bikes on Cycle EXIF — or maybe that be rephrased. There’s not enough carbon fibre bikes on Cycle EXIF. Richard Craddock, of the UK’s Craddock Cycles, is changing our perception of carbon frames, offering a completely custom, British-made product. This blue beauty was exhibited at the recent Bespoked Bristol UK Handmade Bicycle Show, where it stood apart from the steel frames, but the common denominator was that they’re all upholding the indomitable tradition of English engineering. Craddock frames are already very distinct: big, bold…
  • Insight: An afternoon at Cicli Spirito

    Adam
    18 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    On Saturday afternoon I dropped by Cicli Spirito, the workshop of Ben ‘The Maestro’ Kamenjas. Ben is a well-known personality around Sydney’s classic bike scene, and I remember first meeting him at Deus Cycleworks many years ago. Cicli Spirito is an oasis of authenticity and integrity in the corporate wasteland that is North Sydney, and it’s always a pleasure and an honour to enjoy his hospitality — and have him service your bike at the same time. My old Ricardo Nuovo can be best likened to a Holden LX Torana or Kingswood. Ain’t nothin’ flash, but solid…
  • Festka Asphalt LT

    Adam
    15 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    It wasn’t all that long ago that local cycling clubs were highly populated and were integral cogs in the community machinery. Of course, for every ten smaller clubs that have disappeared to the sands of time there is one larger club that is thriving, and a lot of them have benefited from an updated identity. Take Finland’s Lahden Pyöräilijät club, for example. Established in 1928, it’s one of the country’s oldest but in 2013, was in danger of disappearing. Luckily, one of the younger members is a graphic designer named Antti Peltonen who had a clear vision of how to…
  • Matter Cycles Adventure Shred Benefat

    Adam
    13 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    For those of us in the southern hemisphere, Winter is really beginning to dig its heels in. And while the mercury doesn’t plunge to the depths that it does in Boulder, Colorado, where Collin Schaafsma and Matter Cycles is based, it’s enough to make us appreciate his ‘Adventure Shred’ edition Benefat bike. Here’s the undressed Benefat. It’s one of the Matter Cycles range of models whose names summon up images of raw two-wheeled adventuring: the SlayRide 27.5″ MTB, the GhostCat 29/27.5er, the WolfBeard adventure road bike, the CogFight tarmac killer,…
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    Dave Moulton's Bike Blog

  • The Mob Mentality

    Dave Moulton
    19 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    Whenever I am engaged in conversation with people who are not cyclists, on learning of my background in the bike business, and my continued interest in riding, they will invariably ask me, “Why do large groups of cyclists take up the whole damn road? If you give even a friendly toot on the horn to let them know you are passing, you will more often than not get the finger. Why are they so hostile and so rude?” This is how I try to explain it: First of all in any random group of people you have a cross-section of society. Some are nice people, and some are assholes. It is the…
  • How Fast Eddie got his bike back

    Dave Moulton
    12 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Last November I had the pleasure of meeting “Fast Eddie” Williams when I made a brief visit to New York. (Picture above.) Eddie is something of a legend as a bike messenger in New York City. Eddie has been a bike messenger since 1983. It was a handful of New York bike messengers, the likes of Fast Eddie that started the whole fixed wheel craze that has spread worldwide. Eddie’s bike was a ‘dave moulton’ custom track frame that I had built in 1983. He bought it in 1998 from the original owner who had raced the bike on the velodrome at Trexlertown, Pennsylvania.
  • Compression Sleek Sleeves

    Dave Moulton
    7 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    Elastic support hose or stockings have been prescribed in the medical profession for years as a remedy for poor circulation in the legs. My mother suffered from Phlebitis and Varicose Veins as long as I can remember. Back in the 1940s she would bind her legs with crepe bandages. Later elastic support stockings became available. It appears that binding the legs or wearing stretchy sleeves or stockings actually improves circulation. And if blood circulation is improved, would this not be of benefit to athletic performance and/or recovery? In recent times runners have been using compression…
  • Exercising to lose weight

    Dave Moulton
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Back in September 2007 I wrote an article called Running vs. Cycling: Calories Burned. This one article is by far my most successful in terms of daily hits from search engines. It gets hundreds of hits every single day, from Google and others. It is obviously sought after information by people looking to burn calories by exercising in order to lose weight. My attention was drawn to the article yesterday when a friend emailed me that he burned 650 calories in one hour on his stationary bike and asked how many miles he had traveled. I’m not sure if he was “Yanking my Chain,”…
  • Patti Kissinger 1953 - 2015

    Dave Moulton
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    Patti Kissinger was an artist, she created beautiful pieces of art in glass. Glass blown and formed while hot and in a semi-molten state. She also made stained glass windows, and lamp shades. Patti was also a songwriter, played guitar and was a working musician. That is how I met her briefly in 2013. She had just moved to Charleston, South Carolina and showed up one night at a Songwriters’ Open Mic that I attend regularly. As I usually do when I meet someone new at one of these events, I gave Patti a copy of my novel, Prodigal Child. She was only in the Charleston area for a month or…
 
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    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education

  • Pedaling Backwards?

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    22 May 2015 | 11:28 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. Talk about opening “Pandora’s Box” – this is bound to get a few conversations going… Cameron Chinatti from Stages Indoor Cycling alerted me to this. ACE (American Council on Exercise) just published a scientific study that looked at the effectiveness of pedaling backwards. Please download the PDF and read…
  • Free Music Friday – Tune Mapped Sprint Track

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    22 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists.   I love a great track that can be tune-mapped with some very clear bursts of energy, that signal GO!!! The image above is the actual sound print of today’s free track. I’ve added the √ at the start of each sprint and an X at the end. You’ll notice the segment @ 1:53 – 2:23 not marked –…
  • How do I submit my Podcast to the new podcast offering from Spotify?

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    21 May 2015 | 10:52 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. Spotify had a big announcement yesterday > sounds like they’re going directly after iTunes with a confidence that really surprises me. After all, we’re talking about Apple here – the company with the largest market value of any company on earth. Kind of like my four pound Yorkie Maxx attacking our neighbor’s…
  • ICI Podcast 343 – Create Entertaining Performance Training Classes

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    21 May 2015 | 7:57 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. Is it possible to create Performance Cycling Classes that are entertaining and compelling, for both endurance athletes and non-cyclists? David McQuillen, with The Sufferfest video series, says you can with entertaining video content – note the emphasis on entertaining  I’ve been aware of David’s videos for years.
  • Learn to demonstrate cycling style and efficiency with this video from Sufferfest

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    19 May 2015 | 1:27 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. Did anyone teach you how to pedal correctly? I was lucky to have a mentor when I first started riding outdoors. My friend Eddy not only gently coached me on the finer points of cycling style as we rode together, he demonstrated an impeccable pedaling form. He was so smooth and powerful, that I desperately wanted to emulate how Eddy…
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    Cycling 360 media

  • Just Smile to Improve your Performance

    Victor
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I know, it seems so simple and maybe even a little weird. But just smiling can help improve your performance. Even if you dont want to smile. Listen to this quick tip and embrace the power of the smile
  • Meditation and Cycling

    Darryl
    15 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s no surprise that top athletes include meditation in their training ritual.  This is not just something that Buddhist monks do in the mountains of Tibet, the value of meditation can help everyone….and we guarantee that it will help make you a better cyclist. Darryl has a whole bunch of questions about this subject, and Victor just happens to know a great deal about meditation.  As always, the Guru shares his wisdom and helps create a podcast with beneficial information to all cyclists. In this podcast: The definition of meditation How and where to do meditation Information…
  • Going Fast

    Darryl
    8 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Darryl loves speed, so of course he’s going to figure out ways for me to go faster on his bike.  In this quick tip on going fast, he shares what he feels are guaranteed ways to increase speed on your current bike and set up. Have a listen and then try them out for yourself….then let us know if you’ve been able to increase your speed.   Additional Links: Cycling in the Wind
  • How To Do Basic Gear Adjustments – even when you are riding!

    Victor
    1 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    How to do basic gear adjustments while you are riding! Victor talks about what those little barrel adjuster are for and how to use them when you are riding. Simple tweaks that you can make that will save your ride. If you want to learn more about how to do adjustments and maintain your bike. Check out Victors Basic Bicycle Maintenance Course. 
  • Integrating Cycling with Family Life

    Darryl
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    We all know that Darryl and Victor are passionate about Bikes and Family, and we’re had several comments asking about how to find room for cycling and integrating it into family life. This is a fantastic topic and the Cycling 360 guys were happy to dive right into it.  Helping others find a balance between cycling and family time is something we definitely want to help out with. In this podcast: Integrating cycling into life‏ Getting everyone on the same page Core values and priorities Making best use of time‏ on the bike Why group rides might not be a great idea Setting a…
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    lovingthebike.com

  • Drive Kind Ride Kind

    Darryl
    22 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    I’m so excited about this video finally coming out to the public.  My very good soul brother, Al Bastidas from the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is the man behind this project and it’s something that everyone need to see. More from Be Kind to Cyclists: Save the Date! On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Please BE KIND to Cyclists will be hosting the launch of the new video, DriveKind RideKind. The DriveKind RideKind educational video was jointly developed by Please BE KIND to Cyclists and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to promote safe driving practices by motorists…
  • Loving the BITE: Keep Pedaling with Candied Ginger

    Kelli
    21 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    On recent long rides, there’s been one fuel that has really, really made me smile lately. I don’t eat huge amounts (it doesn’t take much), but it provides carbs, tastes delicious, cleanses your palate, calms your stomach, and soothes your joints. Any guesses? Of course, it’s ginger. But not just any ginger. Candied ginger. Most any woman who’s been pregnant and experienced morning sickness knows about this sweet little miracle food. Having experienced this debilitating nausea four times, I’m quite familiar with the stuff. So, when looking for great fuel on…
  • Loving the Bike TV: Making the Most of Change

    Darryl
    20 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    For most people, change is one of the most feared things they can possibly imagine.  I, however, have pretty much made a career out of change.  More than a few times I’ve totally redesigned every possible aspect of my life and been through my share of excessive changes. This month I went through two major changes all within 6 days, and have come out on the other side.  Yeah, you could say it’s been a little k-otyk around here. I’m sharing a little personal insight, and laying out one of my personal fears about change in this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV: The…
  • Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

    Darryl
    18 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    Back in my gym rat days, a big part of my life was spent in a fitness center and associating with the people who went there. I remember one day talking to a woman who was a dedicated gym-goer and working hard at getting her body in shape.  We discussed motivation and what she used to get herself into the gym each day, and this is what she said: “I just point my car in the direction of the gym, and once I’m here I’m ready to work out.” I’ve always loved her explanation.  Pure and simple advice for creating motivation. If you’re using the bike as your means…
  • Best Tool For Changing Road Bike Tires

    Darryl
    15 May 2015 | 5:14 am
    Okay, so here’s some bike guru advice for all of you on changing tires on your road bike.  If it has to do with bikes or cycling, you can bet that my buddy Victor Jimenez has the best tips for you. Here he is below giving you his advice on the best tool for changing road bike tires: If you have questions about the mechanics of your bike or improving the fit between you and your bicycle, please be sure to send them in to Ask the Bike Tech. Consider Victor your own private bicycle expert.  Send your questions to: darryl@lovingthebike.com. The post Best Tool For Changing Road Bike…
 
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    Motocross Hideout

  • How To Make Your Clutch Last Longer – Quick Tip

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    18 May 2015 | 6:25 pm
    “Budget” and dirt bike riding usually don’t go hand-in-hand, but there are many ways to make it more affordable. This tip is something so simple that will make your clutch last longer. You may already do it some of the time without even knowing it, but you may be able to improve upon it. It is a problem that I see quite often (I see a lot of guys/gals on street bikes doing it as well). By now you’re probably thinking, just tell me what it is! Okay, I don’t like reading much either so I won’t waste time. When you come to a stop, put the bike in neutral and…
  • AFX FX-39DS Supermoto Helmet & Shield – Review

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Looking for a budget supermoto helmet that will turn heads, yet be stealthy at the same time? Yes, I know that sounds like a contradiction, but that is what I was going for when I decided to buy this AFX FX-39 Dual Sport helmet. I already had street and dirt bike helmets, but none of them would cut it, in my opinion, for supermoto duty. I needed an entirely different helmet for this kind of riding. What do I do when riding my street legal supermoto? Pure hooliganism. These bikes aren’t meant to go fast, so I don’t need a high-tech aerodynamic motorcycle helmet, and a dirt bike…
  • Pre-Ride Checklist – 11 Things To Inspect On Your Dirt Bike

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    A broken dirt bike sitting in my garage is not a happy sight. What’s even worse is when I haul my dirt bike out to the track or trails and it breaks down shortly after my riding session begins. There will always be those kind of days sooner or later, but I have learned how to prevent most mechanical gremlins from occurring just from experience over the years.’ I started taking maintenance seriously when I had an incident that fried a top-end when it probably could have been prevented if I had only checked the coolant level prior to riding. I have now taken the time to figure out…
  • 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.
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    PinoyMTBiker Community - Philippine Mountain Bike Community

  • FSale: Dahon Cadenza P18

    louielim
    22 May 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Selling my one month old Dahon Cadenza full size folding bike No need for bike rack, will easily fit in a trunk of even a small car (can fit in Vios - see pics) Meet-ups only in BGC fort on weekdays, Greenhills on weekends No swap! PHP 29,000 0915-677-0363 I will not reply to stupid texts. Specs: FRAME Frame OA Series, 7005 aluminum, replaceable derailleur hanger, integrated head tube, disc/v/canti brake compatible Fork Puro U7 aluminum, double butted tubing COCKPIT Handlebar Kinetix Comp, flat, double butted 6061, 31.8 mm Headset Dahon Fusion, Zero stack, cartridge, conical spacer Grips…
  • FSale: Fulsus Frames

    BryD
    22 May 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er Fulsus Frame - Php 45,000.00 - Small Size - Fox Triad Rear Shox - Tapered Head Tube - 142 x 12 Thru Axle Rear - FSR Suspension Technology - Aluminum Alloy Materials - Free FSA Headset - Free Specialized Seatclamp - Used Specialized Epic Marathon 26er Fulsus Frame - Php 40,000.00 - Large Size (5'6" to 6') - Specialized Rear Shox with Brain Technology - Standard 9mm QR - Non Tapered - FSR Suspension Technology - Aluminum Alloy Materials - Free XT Direct Mount FD - Free FSA Headset - Used Titus Motolite Titanium 26er Fulsus Frame - Php 65,000.00 - Medium…
  • Help: Choosing my first Road Bike

    OmarM94
    22 May 2015 | 9:25 am
    Going to buy my first Road Bike, that would last for years. I consider myself as a recreational cyclist. For fitness/adventure. Planning to use it 6 days a week, here are the 3 bikes I liked the most (suggestions are welcome) i'm 6'2 tall. i read on the net that 6'2 tall should go for the large frame also read that all brands doesn't have the same size. it would be helpful if you tell me what size to get from these brand below 1st choice - SAVA R3 (PHP 17,200) https://www.facebook.com/SAVABIKESPH...ype=3&theater] 2nd choice - GIANT SCR 2 2015 (PHP 27,000)…
  • Help: Choosing my first Road Bike

    OmarM94
    22 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    Going to buy my first Road Bike, that would last for years. I define/consider myself as a recreational cyclist. For fitness/adventure. Planning to use it 6 days a week, here are the 3 bikes I liked the most (suggestions are welcome) i'm 6'2 tall. i read on the net that 6'2 tall should go for the large frame also read that all brands doesn't have the same size. it would be helpful if you tell me what size to get from these brand below 1st choice - SAVA R3 (PHP 17,200) [https://www.facebook.com/SAVABIKESPH...ype=3&theater] 2nd choice - GIANT SCR 2 2015 (PHP 27,000)…
  • Good Lock

    ays297
    22 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    Ano pong magandang lock ang gawin sa bike? Yung damay both tires, and kung wala yung parang lock lang ng para sa quick release. And san bibili, thanks!
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Combine a weekend of sunshine, 2,000 riders, 185 miles.. what do you get?

    Andreas
    21 May 2015 | 12:45 am
    The pictures are in from the 2015 Mitie London Revolution. Here’s a selection of our favourites! Good advice at the start of the ride! Smart way to fuel up. I’d throw in a few energy gels too. The start of the ride is a chance to security mark your bike. You know, that thing you meant to do two years ago but haven’t got round to? A familiar sight in London. Kicking things off in London. And heading out in to the countryside. A friendly welcome at the pit stop. Sandwiches that never tasted so good! Pictures like this make me want to grab my bike and head out on a ride. A…
  • Hill and Ellis bags – the journey to Made in England

    Andreas
    19 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    Guest post by Catherine Ellis We always wanted Made in Britain to be stamped on our leather bike bags. Yeah, the Italians know a bit about cycling, and leather for that matter, but us Brits are hard at their heels both in terms of innovative bike products and cycling itself. (We don’t want to go on about Bradley Wiggins but…). Therefore getting a bike bag collection designed and made in Britain was high up our to do list. Hill & Ellis started life in 2013 when we launched our first collection of bike bags, made in veg-tan leather and finished with our signature-striped cotton lining,…
  • Beyond pink: The rise of the female-specific bike shop

    Jude Burke
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Walking into Everyone Bikes, in Battersea, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered into a boutique rather than a bike shop. Everything here has been laid out with an eye to its visual appeal – from the helmets, forming a colourful display along one white, minimalist wall, to the clothes, draped from wooden hangers towards the back of the shop. There are bikes, yes, but they don’t dominate the shop. It’s a calm, clutter-free space – one that owner Alex Coleman describes as “a relaxing environment” and “a comfortable place to come and ask questions.” If this doesn’t…
  • The five things I’ve learnt as an everyday cyclist in London

    Charlotte Cowling
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    People ask me all the time, “dont you find cycling in London terrifying?” Apparently, it’s only the most insane amongst us who are actively choosing to take on two wheels in the UK’s capital. That’s not without its reasons. In the last four years, almost 23,000 incidents involving bicycles were recorded in London. Still, scary stats aside, I love being a London cyclist. Nothing quite compares to the unparalleled freedom you feel when you ride, wind whipping your face as you skirt through traffic, or the joy that comes from fully exploring London’s nooks and crannies outside the…
  • Best rechargeable bike lights

    Andreas
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    Rechargeable lights come with green credentials and are wallet friendly, saving you from having to keep replacing the batteries. There is a downside though, in testing, they don’t tend to last as long as bike lights that use standard, non-rechargeable batteries. With that in mind, we’ve summed up a handful of our favourites from the low, mid, to high-end price range. Oh, and two caveats, before we look at our selections: We’ve only discussed rechargeable lights here and not dynamo hub lights. We’ll cover those in a separate post. As posted by Amoeba in the comments in a…
 
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • Huffy 10 speed 70s

    22 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    Vintage 10 speed.everything in good working order.SORRY THE RACK IS NOT INCLUDED!!Please call with questions 7172798495 Charles.thank you ( I lowered price)
  • Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc

    22 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    2012 Santa Cruz Tallboy Long Travel Carbon (Medium) Yellow with FOX RP23 shock FOX 34 Float fork, 140mm CDT FIT with 15mm through axle SRAM XO 2x10 drive train and disc brakes, 36/22 chainrings with 175mm cranks and 11-36 XX cassette STANS ZTR Arch EX wheels/Chris King hubs, WTB 2.3 Vigilantes with STANS No Tubes 26.6 pounds Can send more pix upon request.
  • Vintage Peugeot Triathalon

    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    1980's Peugeot road bike, 14 speed, everything working great, also comes with a spare set of tires they are used but in good condition,size 700-23c. please call my cell 717679-3337 my names charles
  • Incredible Giant HB3 xtc Bike

    21 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Giant HB3 xtc Bike mint condition! Delivery available. This bike retails at close to 1,500. Frame GIANT CARBON/ ALUXX SL Fork XCR RL T100 Shifters SHIMANO Deore SL-M530 F/R Derailleurs SHIMANO Deore FD-M530/ RD-M531 Brake GIANT MPH ROOT Tire KENDA K1047 DTC 30TPI 26X1.75 Speed 27S Please feel free to contact with any questions!
  • Specialized Hotrock 24 Girls Mountain Bike

    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Like new condition. Cream color, lightweight girl's bike, 24 wheels, RST suspension fork, 7 speed grip shift, titanium water bottle cage, professionally serviced and maintained, fresh tune up. A few small scratches. Small tear on underside of seat cover that was there when I bought it 2 years ago. It has been glued and hasn't gotten any worse. 225. Two available. Other one is pink with no flaws.
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    Cycling Tips

  • Kiryienka wins the Giro stage 14 time trial as Contador takes back pink

    Matt de Neef
    23 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    Vasil Kiryienka (Sky) has won the stage 14 individual time trial at the 2015 Giro d’Italia in soggy conditions, completing the 59.4km course in 1 hour 17 minutes and 52 seconds (45.7km/h). Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) was second on the stage, 12 seconds behind Kiryenka, while Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) claimed the final step on the podium, a further two seconds down. A day after being caught up in a crash and losing his overall lead, Contador is once again in pink after stage 14 having completed the course nearly three minutes faster than overnight leader Fabio Aru (Astana). While…
  • Contador loses Giro lead as crash costs 36 seconds, Porte also delayed

    Shane Stokes
    22 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Having gained time on Thursday’s uphill finish, both via splits in the bunch and also the bonus he picked up for second place, Alberto Contador’s apparent vice-like grip on the Maglia Rosa was dramatically lost on Friday when the Tinkoff-Saxo leader was delayed in a crash. He and Sky rival Richie Porte were amongst a number of riders who were caught up in the big pileup just outside the three kilometre to go area; had the fall occurred a couple of hundred metres earlier, the time lost would not have counted towards the general classification. That wasn’t the case, however, and as a…
  • Modolo wins Giro d’Italia stage 13, Aru takes over from Contador after crash delay

    Shane Stokes
    22 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    Italian rider Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) beat Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing), Elia Viviani (Team Sky) and a number of other sprinters to win stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia but the biggest news of the race to Jesolo was a large crash which brought down race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Sky leader Richie Porte and others and brought about a change in the Maglia Rosa. Contador added to his lead on Thursday’s stage, prompting some to suggest that Fabio Aru’s challenge was in trouble, but the Astana rider instead took over at the top on Friday. The Italian avoided the…
  • Giro d’Italia photo gallery: stages 10-12

    Matt de Neef
    21 May 2015 | 11:35 pm
    The overall lead at the Giro d’Italia hasn’t changed in the past seven days. But that’s not to say that the racing has been dull. Far from it. We’ve seen the breakaway survive to take a thrilling win against the odds on stage 10, we’ve seen Richie Porte penalised two minutes for an unauthorised wheel change and great wins by Ilnur Zakarin and Philippe Gilbert. And that’s just in the past three days. Here’s a selection of terrific images from stages 10-12 of the 2015 Giro d’Italia.
  • Climb for Nepal: ride to help earthquake survivors

    Andy van Bergen
    21 May 2015 | 8:35 pm
    The act of riding a bike can be a powerful thing. The fact that it can be more than recreation or sport and can actually be used to raise money for worthwhile causes is incredible. There’s no sport like it on Earth. One of our employees here at CyclingTips, Andy van Bergen, is the brains behind the recent “Everesting” craze and wants to use this concept to help those who suffered and are still suffering as a result of the recent earthquake in Nepal. The connection between “Everesting” and Nepal is obvious, and important. We wholeheartedly support this and since we’re fortunate to…
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    Bikes.org.uk

  • Best Cycling Snacks During A Ride

    Mark Taylor
    9 May 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Original article published on www.bikes.org.uk. What to Eat During Cycling? Have you ever wondered what the best snacks are to eat during a bike ride, well this article guides you through a few of the best foods to eat. We’ve written our fair share of guides on nutrition, such as the best cycling diet, stop dieting, lose weight cycling, eating […] More Info on Google+ Bikes.org.uk for Mark Taylor
  • Riding a Single Speed Fixed Gear Bike

    Mark Taylor
    2 May 2015 | 3:23 am
    Original article published on www.bikes.org.uk. I recently completed a 50 mile cycle event and at one point found myself riding alongside someone on a single speed bike. Nothing unusual in that, until he put his foot down and gently eased passed me – uphill. Now what the heck was that all about? I’m not unfit, although like a lot of […] More Info on Google+ Bikes.org.uk for Mark Taylor
  • Saris Sentinel 2-Bike Carrier

    Mark Taylor
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Original article published on www.bikes.org.uk. A friend of mine recently asked if I could recommend a bike carrier. Having used a Saris bike rack for a number of years, I immediately suggested he look at the two-bike Saris Bones model. A couple of days later, he said that wasn’t an option as he had no bumper (fender to our US […] More Info on Google+ Bikes.org.uk for Mark Taylor
 
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    RKP

  • Live Coverage: Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stage 14, Treviso to Valdobbiadene, 59.2 (TT)

    Charles Pelkey
    23 May 2015 | 3:58 am
    The 14th Stage of the 2015 Giro d’Italia will go a long way toward clearing up any questions regarding the overall standings of this three-week national tour. Today’s 59.2-kilometer Individual Time Trial from Treviso to Valdobbiadene is certain to have a big impact on GC. CLICK HERE to keep track of how the Giro may shape up going into the mountainous final week.
  • Friday Group Ride #264

    Robot
    22 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    At my  day job, I spend a fair amount of time discussing the merits of emerging technologies with customers putting together their dream bikes. Electronic shifting, disc brakes, thru-axles, these are just a few of the debates that rage in new bike buyers’ minds these days. Almost no one wants to be behind the curve, to build a bike that is immediately retro, but it’s hard to be convinced sometimes that the new bottom bracket standard is actually going to enhance your riding, or that you won’t get stuck with a faddish component and have to replace it next season. Flat mount…
  • Live Updates: Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stage 13, Montecchio Maggiore to Jesolo, 147km

    Charles Pelkey
    22 May 2015 | 3:18 am
    Short, flat and fast the 13th stage of the 2015 Giro d’Italia takes riders on a 147-kilometer ride from Montecchio Maggiore to the beach-side resort of Jesolo, near Venice. CLICK HERE to follow the action on the road, with Live up-to-the-minute reports from a stage that will certainly end in a mass gallop to the line.
  • Too Many White Guys

    Padraig
    21 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Of the many truths I’ve learned about being a writer, perhaps the greatest is that the more universal your subject, the greater the audience you draw. That may seem obvious, but for someone who typically writes about bicycles, branching out into subjects like doping, childbirth and sexism can result in some surprising results. Few pieces I’ve written have gotten the reaction that my recent post “PinkGate” has. To put it another way, it touched a nerve. As I’ve watched the reaction in social media and here in our comments, I have drawn a few early conclusions. The first, biggest…
  • Live Coverage: Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stage 12, Imola to Vicenza, 190km

    Charles Pelkey
    21 May 2015 | 3:09 am
    The 12th stage of the 2015 Giro d’Italia features a long, flat route until an interesting series of climbs at the end. CLICK HERE to join us for Live up-to-the-minute coverage of what promises to be an exciting day at Italy’s national tour.
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    Semi-Pro Cycling Performance Podcast

  • SPC137 - Advice to a Young Athlete

    Damian Ruse
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    What are the "little things" you could do off the bike to chase marginal gains? Alex Hutchinson answers an e-mail from a young elite cyclist who was looking to break through to the next level. Everything from supplements to sleep, and heat acclimatisation to brain endurance training.
  • SPC136 - The Best Supplements for Cycling Performance

    Damian Ruse
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Do you believe there are supplements out there that will help you get to the next level? It seems it’s fairly entrenched into cycling performance culture. Believe it or not there are a small list of supplements that can enhance your cycling performance. Find out which ones they are on this episode.
  • SPC135 - Don’t Get Dropped : Analyse Your Bunch Ride

    Damian Ruse
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    We have all been dropped by a bunch at some point. there. This week we are going to look at advice for not getting dropped. Find out a way the 3 steps to analyse the power numbers of your favourite local bunch ride. Go to http://semiprocycing.com/bunch for all the episode details.
  • SPC134 - Strategies for Treatment and Prevention of Burnout

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

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

  • Founder of the Women’s Cycling Association Eileen Gray Dies Aged 95

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    22 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    Women’s cycle racing pioneer Eileen Gray – a member of the first ever Women’s International Team, ex-president of the British Cycling Federation and founder of the Women’s Cycling Association – died on Wednesday, aged 95. Eileen was born in Dulwich and began cycling in the midst of World War II, riding her bike between bomb […] The post Founder of the Women’s Cycling Association Eileen Gray Dies Aged 95 appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Reader Blog: Ditching the 9-5 Job to Cycle 20,000kms from London to Cape Town

    Heather Irvine
    21 May 2015 | 1:50 am
    TWC reader Emily decides to ditch the nine to five in favour of an epic 20,000km adventure by bike with her partner James The post Reader Blog: Ditching the 9-5 Job to Cycle 20,000kms from London to Cape Town appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Trotty Kicks of Matrix GP Series with a Win in Redditch

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    20 May 2015 | 4:50 am
      Laura Trott was victorious at the first round of the Matrix Fitness GP series, flying the flag for Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling in their first year as a pro team. The 45 minute criterium race was fast and furious, consisting of 1.4km laps that featured a climb half way through. Nearing the end, five […] The post Trotty Kicks of Matrix GP Series with a Win in Redditch appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Shock and Controversy as Women in Yemen Ride Bikes

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    20 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    In war torn Yemen food is short, fighting is constant, air strikes are frequent – but the most shocking event ripping through the nation right now is a group of women choosing to ride bikes. Women there are allowed to drive in Yemen (unlike their Saudi Arabian neighbours) but petrol supplies are low – so […] The post Shock and Controversy as Women in Yemen Ride Bikes appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • How to: Manage your Hydration Levels on the Bike

    Heather Irvine
    19 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    We look at what and when you should be drinking to avoid dehydration on the bike and ensure you perform to the best of your ability on the bi The post How to: Manage your Hydration Levels on the Bike appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
 
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    Bike Tourings - Blog

  • Trek Pannier II Pack thoughtful Design for Bike Commuting

    18 May 2015 | 1:05 am
    Trek Panniers offer excellent features for bike commuters Versatile Panniers that can be mounted to a variety of bike racks designed for front or rear use. Panniers can be snapped together at three points When considering bike panniers for commuting there are certain qualities that can be overlooked as opposed to considering panniers for bicycle touring.  For example having smaller more compact panniers for navigating through urban, city or high traffic areas where a large set of waterproof panniers are usually too bulky and rigid.  Panniers supplied with horizontal compression…
  • CamelBak Rain Cover, multi Purpose for Wet Weather Rides

    12 May 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Wet weather protection for bike commuting or touring hydration packs Velcro strap and loop at top of rain cover Spring is here with plenty of wet weather and being in need of a versatile rain cover for my hydration packs and panniers I combed through the options scrupulously.I have a genuinely fond appreciation for my older CamelBak Capo Hydration Pack.  Although it's one the company's discontinued models I have no reason to replace it.  It is durable, comfortable and is perfect for camping, day hikes, bike packing and bicycle commuting all it needed was a rain cover.  However,…
  • Hand Crafted Leather Fender Mud Flaps,  Good Stuff

    9 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Leather mud flap provides extended coverage for front mountain bike fender. 1/8" leather clamped to fender As a follow up to a previous post regarding the Wald Splashguard Fenders for folks who were concerned about the fender providing enough coverage for wet weather bicycle commuting or as one fella commented "getting a bikini shower". .Several options are available for adding leather fender mud flaps, most popular being those from Velo Orange and Brooks.  While they provide very nice products I chose to make my own since I had some pieces of leather stashed in my workshop.
  • Fun Earth Day Project, Wood Pallet and Bamboo Bike Rack

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:02 pm
    DIY Pallet Bike Rack  Bike Rack for parking bicycles made from wood pallet and bamboo. I always knew building a bike parking rack from wood pallets would be a fun project.  After clearing some of the bamboo that lying around behind the Natural Living Country Store.  Photo above is of the newly completed bike rack for bicycle parking just in time for Earth Day.  Bike Commuters typically need a way to park and lock their bikes while running and errands and shopping.  The bamboo pallet bike rack fits a variety of wheel and tire sizes with a large bamboo top piece for use…
  • Honoring Park Tool Co-Founder Howard Hawkins

    5 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    Park Tool Co Founder Howard Hawkins Walk into any bike repair shop and you will notice the distinctive blue tools and repair stands which have become standard equipment in most all American bike shops.  Since 1963 Park Tool Company has made it easier and safer for bike techs. to perform their work with innovative designs and a reputation for quality.Check out the link provided below from Bike Magazine showing how Park Tool provides more bike specific tools than any other company in the world.  Most of my bike specific tools are from Park Tool Co. and I truly appreciate the tried and…
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    Fit Citizen

  • Great Cycling Inspiration

    30 Apr 2015 | 1:08 am
    Just found this video on Vimeo, and it's a truly great inspiration.In the 77 years old cyclist - "I look at people my age, and they look so old" #NeverGiveUphttps://vimeo.com/124486981Terry Taylor on a bike, by Peter Taylor via VimeoDo you feel younger today? Did you do your ride?
  • Top 6 Excuses for a New Bike

    29 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    Every cyclist wants a new bike. There is even a Velominati rule 12 about that. The problem with wanting a new bike is that prices of that bike are huge.We are all aware that the decision to buy a bike is 80% emotional. It's OK to be emotional about it.Before you go and drop the 2000$ plus on your new baby, have a sincere discussion with yourself on the reasons for buying it.Pinarello by Glory Cycles from Greenville, SC , USA via Wikimedia CommonsI bet that the reasons below are at the top of you list:It's 1.5 kilograms lighter and laterally stiffer - Bike weight and stiffness is very…
  • Think like a Pro cyclist about what's important

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    There are hundreds of reasons to stop or postpone your exercise. Most are not that important.Pro cyclists ignore so many things and keep going.You may not reach a pro level, but use the pro's perspective about what's important and what's not:NOT IMPORTANTFalling off a bike  - Falling off a bike is unavoidable, just like death and taxes . If nothing is broken, check your bike, wash the scrapes and continue riding. If something is broken, do the same 6-8 weeks later. Just always wear a helmetMuscle Pain - Muscle pain is part of every sport. Don't let the fear of pain stop you…
  • Recipe of the week - Fried Liver with Oven Baked Potatoes

    5 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Sometimes you need a lot of flavour in your meal. And this is where fried chicken liver with potatoes shines. It's still relatively healthy, and should be eaten fresh - no leftovers for the next day.This lunch is quite easy to prepare, although it takes more than an hour of total cooking time.Ingredients (for 3 persons)For the fried liverFried liver with oven baked potatoes450 grams of chicken liver 3-4 cloves of garlicRosemary AllspiceSaltPepper50ml good quality brandyteaspoon of butterOilFor the oven baked potatoes4-5 large potatoesRosemarySaltAllspiceThymeOlive oilSeveral…
  • 4 Things just as important as fitness

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

  • Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 1 results

    Cycling Perpspective
    10 May 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Amgen Tour of California 2015 Stage 1 » Rank Rider Team Time 1 11 Mark CAVENDISH ETIXX – QUICK STEP 4:43:27 2 41 Peter SAGAN TINKOFF – SAXO 0:00:00 3 22 Jean-Pierre DRUCKER BMC RACING TEAM 0:00:00 4 104 John MURPHY UNITEDHEALTHCARE CYCLING TEAM 0:00:00 5 123 Guillaume BOIVIN OPTUM P/B KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES 0:00:00 6 37 Zico WAEYTENS TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN 0:00:00 7 98 Wouter WIPPERT DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING 0:00:00 8 81 Tyler FARRAR MTN – QHUBEKA 0:00:00 9 34 Koen DE KORT TEAM GIANT – ALPECIN 0:00:00 10 56 * Danny VAN POPPEL TREK FACTORY RACING 0:00:00 11…
  • Lauren Komanski takes over lead at ATOC women’s race 2015; Kirchmann wins stage 2

    Cycling Perpspective
    9 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Lauren Komanski (Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air) started stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California’s women’s race in third place overall, but after two laps of a 25-mile circuit at South Lake Tahoe, she moved into the leader’s jersey.  Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) was the stage winner for the day. STAGE 2 Podium 1. Leah Kirchmann (CAN), Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 2. Lauren Komanski (USA), Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 3. Trixi Worrack (GER), Velocio-SRAM STAGE 2 Overall results Amgen Race Leader Jersey: Lauren Komanski (USA), Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air Yesterday…
  • Katie Hall wins stage 1 of Amgen Tour of California Women’s race

    Cycling Perpspective
    8 May 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Katie Hall (United Healthcare) moved into the leader’s jersey after a snowy stage 1 at Lake Tahoe at the Amgen Tour of California. Alena Amialiusik (Velocio-SRAM) was second and Lauren Komanski (Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air) was third. It feels really good to wear this jersey. I think there will be some good hard racing and it will be hard to defend this jersey. But we brought a really strong team, so hopefully we’ll go away with it.” Katie Hall, United Healthcare Stage 1 Amgen Tour of California 2015 Women’s Race results Jersey Winners Amgen Leader Jersey:Katie Hall (USA),…
  • Amgen Tour of California 2015 Start list

    Cycling Perpspective
    7 May 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Team Sky (SKY) 1 Peter Kennaugh GBR 2 Ian Boswell USA 3 Philip Deignan IRL 4 Xabier Zandio Echaide ESP 5 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya COL 6 Christian Knees GER 7 Danny Pate USA 8 Nathan Earle AUS Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team (EQS) 11 Mark Cavendish GBR 12 Julian Alaphilippe FRA 13 Yves Lampaert BEL 14 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck BEL 15 Mark Renshaw AUS 16 Matteo Trentin ITA 17 Stijn Vandenbergh BEL 18 Martin Velits SVK BMC Racing Team (BMC) 21 Michael Schär SUI 22 Jean-Pierre Drucker LUX 23 Campbell Flakemore AUS 24 Daniel Oss ITA 25 Ben Hermans BEL 26 Joseph Rosskopf USA 27 Manuel…
  • Giro d’Italia 2015 Start List

    Cycling Perpspective
    5 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    AG2R La Mondiale 1. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy) 2. Julien Berard (France) 3. Carlos Betancur (Colombia) 4. Axel Domont (France) 5. Hubert Dupont (France) 6. Patrick Gretsch (Germany) 7. Hugo Houle (Canada) 8. Matteo Montaguti (Italy) 9. Rinaldo Nocentini (Italy) DS Laurent Biondi Androni-Giocattoli 11. Franco Pellizotti (Italy) 12.Davide Appollonio (Italy) 13. Marco Flag (Italy) 14. Tiziano Dall’antonia (Italy) 15. Marco Frapporti (Italy) 16. Oscar Gatto (Italy) 17. Simone Stortoni (Italy) 18. Serghei Tvetcov (Romania) 19. Gianfranco Zilioli (Italy) DS Giovanni Ellena Astana 21. Fabio Aru…
 
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    Bicycle's Buddy

  • The Best Cheap Folding Bikes

    Bicycles Buddy
    13 May 2015 | 2:09 am
    Folding bicycles are an appealing option for commuters and frequent travelers who need a bicycle that is easy to carry with them as they use public transportation, drive small cars, or fly. Folding bicycles also fit into small spaces such as offices and apartments. Good folding bicycles should be, above all, durable and easy to use. Folding and unfolding should not take more than a few steps, so as to make the process automatic and simple. In addition, these bicycles should be made of quality parts that will last over time, and come in at an affordable price. A light weight is also…
  • The 5 Best Commuter Bicycle Panniers

    Bicycles Buddy
    2 May 2015 | 1:43 am
    Commuters who use their bicycles to go to and from work, school, or even the grocery store will find it necessary to store their supplies somewhere on their bicycles while they ride. Backpacks can cause uncomfortable sweating. Panniers, because they attach to the bike rack, provide a more comfortable way to carry these supplies, and tend to be more spacious than the average backpack. The best panniers provide a number of features to maximize comfort and space. For instance, a well-built pannier will offer lots of room without being so wide as to interfered with the operation of the bicycle.
  • Review of The Best Lightweight Bike Locks

    Bicycles Buddy
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:35 am
    Bicycles can be prized, and expensive, possessions. As a result, they can be the target of thieves who want to use or sell the bicycles for themselves. Bicycle riders who live or work in urban or high-theft areas need a high-quality bike lock to prevent these kind of thefts. Less expensive, or lower quality bike locks can be prone to lock picking or bolt cutters that can render the locks useless. As a result, bicycle riders should invest in high quality bike locks that have been specially designed to resist determined potential thieves. For instance, the best bike locks come with a high…
  • The Best Padded Bike Shorts for Long Distance Rides

    Bicycles Buddy
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    Bicycle riding can create discomfort without the proper equipment. Beginning riders who are not used to the rigors of the bike may find that getting into the hobby leaves them uncomfortable. Even experienced bicyclists can experience pressure and chafing, especially on longer distance rides. As a result, purchased one or two pairs of padded bike shorts can significantly relieve their discomfort and improve the quality of their rides. One important factor to consider when purchasing a pair is size. Some bib shorts run a bit larger than average shorts, and others run a bit smaller. Knowing the…
  • Citizen Folding Bikes Reviews

    Bicycles Buddy
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:37 am
    The Citizen bicycle company has established itself as a relevant American company specializing in folding bikes for the average person. The company has a passion for making high-quality folding bikes available at an affordable price. The company focuses on creating a comprehensive package that is accessible to consumers on a budget. For instance, in addition to economy, Citizen strives to make its products beautiful, high-quality, compact, and reliable.Citizen’s line of bicycles includes both folding and portable bikes. Each bike follows the company’s motto of “Going and Being Human,”…
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    ScarletFire Cycling

  • The ultimate cycling selfie: Meet the Lily Camera

    Al Thompson
    17 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Imagine having a personal drone quadcopter that follows you wherever you go on your bike, filming everything. Start saving, because you`re going to want one of these.  I first imagined this exact device about three years ago when commercially available drones were starting to become more popular. I remember chatting to one of the guys who organises the Wild Wales Challenge. He`d been experimenting with a quadcopter that could carry a camera, like a GoPro or similar. But those had to be piloted manually, with a…
  • Charging mobile devices (like a Garmin) when you’re out and about. Veho Pebble.

    Al Thompson
    11 May 2015 | 11:51 pm
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness If you’re on a long ride or possibly a trip spanning more than a couple of days, you’ll be concerned about battery life. This little device can help. It’s the curse of modern gizmos. Technology has advanced so rapidly that our devices need a lot of power these days. Battery technology has advanced too, but we always want more out of them, don’t we? This is a very brief post to share a deal I found for a great little device that can charge two devices at the same time. The Veho Pebble Imagine…
  • Win a FREE ZipVit Energy and Recovery Pack (worth about £25)

    Al Thompson
    9 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Enter our latest GiveAway now and win a free ZIPVIT Energy and Recovery Pack. I’m extremely grateful to the folks at ZipVit Sport for donating not one, but TWO of their Energy and Recovery packs from ZipVit. Can’t wait to win the competition? Click to visit ZipVitSport and buy one now. (Use code SCARLET10 for 10% off) I’m delighted to be working with ZipVit Sport on this promotion, because I genuinely love their products. Especially the ZV7 gels (blackcurrant for me!) Check out their whole range by…
  • Review: DHB Aeron Pro bib short.

    Al Thompson
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:54 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness My review of the DHB Aeron Pro Bib Short. I have quite a few pairs of DHB shorts, so in this review I’ve been able to confidently provide a comparison between a less expensive DHB bibshort, and some others from their range. As I mentioned in my recent review of the DHB Flashlight Gilet, I’ve always thought of DHB as a brand which perfectly balances quality and cost. Essentially, you get really good gear for your money. The Aeron Pro is at the more expensive end of their product line, so would I be able…
  • Reader’s questions: How to start riding a road bike and stay motivated

    Al Thompson
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Here’s a reader question from Marius in Germany! Right now I’m not a regular biker with a Race bike (yet) but I really want to start it. Do you have any tips on how to start racebiking without doing “too” much and without loosing the motivation? I started mountainbiking a few years ago and in the beginning I just did too much (I believe) so that I did not feel so happy about it anymore. I also want to start racebiking in order to lose some weight. Maybe you have some helpful advice for that…
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    Bicycle Events 2015

  • Roam around Virginia on your Bicycle

    21 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    World championships are organized to promote cycling and are one of the largest cycling events in the world. This season in 2015, it is expected that over 450,000 spectators will visit including the participants. Cycling events are amazing to watch and participants enjoy very much riding their bicycles over the hills and mountains. The cycling event is a huge responsibility on the organizers and many people feel it good to participate. Virginia is the lucky country to host this event this season in September 2015. The organizers have taken care of all the facilities which will be provided to…
  • A Quick Glance at the Bike Tours in Virginia – Breathtaking

    13 May 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Bicycle tours are organized by many biking clubs and associations who want to promote cycling all over the world. These tours represent the cyclists around the world and help them achieve their goals of being professional cyclists. The cyclists from all over the world come to participate by taking cycling packages suiting their needs and convenience. The whole trip is organized by the biking company including booking, food and accommodation and entertainment facility. So plan your trip with us and enjoy your journey in the arms of beautiful Virginia. Virginia has been organizing UCI cycling…
  • Keep your Health Breathing with UCI cycling events

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    Welcome to Virginia! Let’s participate in the UCI cycling events with thrills and spills. Put your feet in your shoes and start pedaling your bicycles with fun and enjoyment. Cycling looks tempting but it is very challenging as you need to maintain balance to get rid of falling on the road. And it’s even more daunting when you are out for mountain biking, in which the cyclists have to ride their cycles over the hills and mountains passing over the cobblestones and dense forests. The cyclists have to act very smart and careful while riding over the hills and deep valleys. UCI popularly…
  • Pedal your Bicycles in Virginia at World Championships

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

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