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  • On and off the bike: 5 stylish clip shoes for men

    London Cyclist Blog
    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    At London Cyclist we love to receive your requests for topics to be featured – and when we covered casual commuter shoes for women, on request, we were soon flooded with requests for a mens equivalent. Riding clipped in allows you to utilize more of your muscle with every pedal stroke, waste less energy, and it cuts down the chances of your foot slipping in the wet. However, ­­­traditional road shoes are tricky to walk in, and traditional mountain bike shoes don’t tend to blend with your outfit. There are a range of commuter focused clip in compatible shoes that are designed to engage…
  • Step-Through Belt Drive Internal!

    Bullwhip
    Chris
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:37 pm
    It’s a mouthful, but for another commuter/all-rounder, it just makes sense! Again we’re using the value-laden Sturmey-Archer 5 speed hub, this time laced to a 26″ wheel to keep the scale of this smallish bike appropriate. But the focus for Manya is on practicality, yes (note the fenders and kickstand) but also on style and elegance, so we did our first curved top tube step-through. All it needs is a baguette and a beret.                  As we didn’t have the requisite, or at least recommended, three-roller bender…
  • Top 8 Bicycle Helmet Lights For Commuting

    Bicycle's Buddy
    Bicycles Buddy
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Are you a rider who loves to cycle at night? Do you encounter roads with minimal or no light coverage or ride mountain bikes off road? We have here compiled a list for you of bicycle helmet lights for commuting during the darkest hours of night. We have evaluated these lights from on the points of lumens, stability and sturdiness. Whether you need visibility in the darkest night or want the light that will last the longest time, these bicycle helmet lights will get you through it.Click on the links or pictures below to get in-depth specs, prices, reviews, and discounts on Amazon.com1.
  • About Fuji Bicycles

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    Bicycles Buddy
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Fuji is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world. Founded in 1899, this 115-year-old company has faced bankruptcy, moved from Japan to the United States, and developed a reputation for producing excellent touring and road bikes. While it has struggled at times to keep up with larger bicycle companies, it has established itself as a quality producer of bicycles that offers innovation and high-quality engineering in all of its products.Fuji was founded in Japan by Nichibel Fuji and named after Mount Fuji. The company took its name and logo after Mount Fuji to represent the kind of…
  • Lars van der Haar wins 2014-15 World Cup opener at Valkenburg

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    19 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Lars van der Haar won the first round of the men's cyclocross World Cup on home soil in the Netherlands on Sunday. Photo: Dan SeatonLars van der Haar (Giant-Shimano) opened his World Cup title defense on Sunday with a dominating solo victory at the series opener in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. Van der Haar got away from Kevin Pauwels as the Sunweb-Napoleon Games rider slid out on a bumpy descent, and that was all the advantage the Dutch champion needed. He added to his advantage with each go-round, and raced into bell lap with a lead of more than a minute over a six-man chase containing…
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  • Lars van der Haar wins 2014-15 World Cup opener at Valkenburg

    VeloNews.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Lars van der Haar won the first round of the men's cyclocross World Cup on home soil in the Netherlands on Sunday. Photo: Dan SeatonLars van der Haar (Giant-Shimano) opened his World Cup title defense on Sunday with a dominating solo victory at the series opener in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. Van der Haar got away from Kevin Pauwels as the Sunweb-Napoleon Games rider slid out on a bumpy descent, and that was all the advantage the Dutch champion needed. He added to his advantage with each go-round, and raced into bell lap with a lead of more than a minute over a six-man chase containing…
  • Katie Compton comes from behind to win 2014-15 World Cup kickoff

    VeloNews.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    An early fall left Katie Compton more than a minute down on the race leaders, but it didn't keep her from winning the first World Cup of the season. Photo: Dan SeatonDefending champion Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) had to get her World Cup campaign started the hard way on Sunday, coming from behind to win the first race of the 2014-15 UCI series in the Netherlands. Compton needed a bike change early on after dumping her machine on the drive side, but bounced back to take the World Cup opener in Valkenburg by just 13 seconds over Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team). Sophie De Boer…
  • Results: 2014-15 UCI World Cup-Valkenburg

    VeloNews.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    1. Lars van der Haar, Giant-Shimano, in 1:05:42 2. Kevin Pauwels, Sunweb-Napoleon Games, at 00:26 3. Corne Van Kessel, Telenet-Fidea, at 00:34 4. Klaas Vantornout, Sunweb-Napoleon Games, at 00:38 5. Tom Meeusen, Telenet-Fidea, at 00:38 6. Thijs Van Amerongen, Telenet-Fidea, at 00:41 7. Philipp Walsleben, BKCP-Powerplus, at 00:48 8. Jens Adams, Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace, at 00:59 9. Jeremy Powers, Rapha-Focus, at 01:10 10. Gianni Vermeersch, Sunweb-Napoleon Games, at 01:24 11. Tim Merlier, Sunweb-Napoleon Games, at 01:31 12. Bart Wellens, Telenet-Fidea, at 01:38 13. Michael Boros, at 01:58…
  • Results: 2014 Chrono des Nations

    VeloNews.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    1. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM Cycling, in 1:04:18 2. Jérémy ROY, FDJ.fr, at 0:53 3. Reidar Bohlin BORGERSEN, Team Joker, at 2:03 4. Carlos OYARZUN, Sélection Nationale, at 3:02 5. Aleksejs SARAMOTINS, IAM Cycling, at 3:24 6. Julien FOUCHARD, Cofidis, at 3:34 7. Stéphane ROSSETTO, Big-Mat Auber 93, at 3:39 8. Pierre-Luc PERICHON, Bretagne-Séché, at 3:54 9. Nicolas BALDO, Team Vorarlberg, at 4:12 10. Jelle WALLAYS, Topsport Vlaanderen, at 4:14 11. Samuel PÖKÄLÄ, Esko Lummelampi Pitkäkatu, at 4:48 12. Gustav LARSSON, IAM Cycling, at 5:17 13. Pierre GOUAULT, Big-Mat Auber 93, at 5:46 14.
  • Sylvain Chavanel, Anna Solovey win 2014 Chrono des Nations ITT

    VeloNews.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    LES HERBIERS, France (AFP) — Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) wrapped up the European road season on Sunday with a victory in the Chrono des Nations individual time trial. The French national time trial champion covered the 51.5km course in 1:04:18, 53 seconds faster than runner-up Jérémy Roy (FDJ.fr). Reidar Borgersen (Team Joker) finished third at 2:03. Chavanel was the first Frenchman to win the Chrono des Nations since Pascal Lance did so in 1995. He finished third in 2013 and second in 2012. Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), who won the last three editions of the race, skipped the…
 
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  • UCI to review Astana's World Tour team license (The Associated Press)

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- The governing body of cycling will ask its license commission to review the Astana team's status after a series of doping cases.
  • Astana face license review after third positive test (Reuters)

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    PARIS (Reuters) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) has officially asked the license commission to review the Astana team's world Tour (elite) status after the Kazakh outfit was hit by a third positive doping test this year. "The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) will ask the License Commission to undertake a full review of the management and anti-doping policies of the Astana Pro Team," the UCI said in a statement on Thursday. ...
  • Gilbert wins Tour of Beijing (The Associated Press)

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    BEIJING (AP) -- Former world champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium won the Tour of Beijing by three seconds over Dan Martin of Ireland on Tuesday.
  • Cycling-Road-Tour of Beijing final classification (Reuters)

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    Oct 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Final Classification from Tour of Beijing on Tuesday 1. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium / BMC Racing) 17:59:57" 2. Daniel Martin (Ireland / Garmin) +3" 3. Esteban Chaves (Colombia / Orica) +9" 4. Rui Costa (Portugal / Lampre) +11" 5. Sergey Chernetsky (Russia / Katusha) +23" 6. Warren Barguil (France / Giant) 7. Julian Arredondo (Colombia / Trek) 8. Rinaldo Nocentini (Italy / AG2R) 9. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 10. Mickael Cherel (France / AG2R) +26" 11. Pieter Serry (Belgium / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 12. David Lopez (Spain / Team Sky) 13.
  • Cycling-Road-Tour of Beijing stage 5 results (Reuters)

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    Oct 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from Tour of Beijing (Beijing - Beijing, 117 km) on Tuesday 1. Sacha Modolo (Italy / Lampre) 2:40:10" 2. Greg Henderson (New Zealand / Lotto) ST 3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway / Team Sky) 4. Tyler Farrar (U.S. / Garmin) 5. Moreno Hofland (Netherlands / Belkin) 6. Luka Mezgec (Slovenia / Giant) 7. Davide Appollonio (Italy / AG2R) 8. Ben Swift (Britain / Team Sky) 9. Caleb Ewan (Australia / Orica) 10. Enrique Sanz (Spain / Movistar) 11. Nikolas Maes (Belgium / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 12. Ruediger Selig (Germany / Katusha) 13. ...
 
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    SoCalCycling.com - Your Cycling Source

  • Centric Celebrates First Six Months in Sierra Madre, CA

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    CENTRIC celebrates the six month anniversary of its retail showroom and athlete center, serving the growing ranks of greater Los Angeles cyclists, runners, triathletes, and endurance athletes.
  • Team Simple Green Looks Forward to Continued Success in 2015

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The long-established Southern California cycling club, Team Simple Green/Cannondale, (club name Cycles Veloce) is having its Annual Club Meeting and Membership Drive on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Enjoy food & drink while you meet and mingle with fellow club members and hear about our exciting racing and recreational plans for 2015.
  • CLIF Bar Gives Back With Seasonal Flavors

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    CLIF Bar announces the return of its highly anticipated seasonal flavors. Made with a nutritious blend of organic rolled oats and wholesome ingredients, CLIF Bar seasonal flavors spread the spirit of giving by delivering delicious, holiday-inspired nutrition for sustained energy, and donating a portion of proceeds to the not-for-profit organization Protect Our Winters.
  • Local Cyclists Compete in RAAM and Raise Quarter Million Dollars for their Charity

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    This past June local cyclists Tony Restuccia and Chris DeMarchi of Monster Media and Kurt Broadhag of Helen’s teamed-up with Andre Gonzalez of Utah to form the four man Team Innovation Africa to take part in the Race Across America.
  • 2015 NRC & NCC Events Announced, Added to SoCalCycling.com Event Calendars(untitled)

    14 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    USA Cycling recently announced the 2015 National Racing Calendar (NRC) and National Criterium Calendar (NCC). The premier domestic road cycling calendars sanctioned by USA Cycling begin in the spring and continue into the fall staging races throughout the United States.
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    Bike World News

  • Weekend Cross Roundup – October 17-19, 2014

    Ron Callahan
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    It's been a busy weekend in cyclocross racing across the states and around the world. Here are some capsule news stories we've received The post Weekend Cross Roundup – October 17-19, 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Today in Pro Cycling News: October 17th, 2014

    Ron Callahan
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    In today's pro cycling news, retirement for two stalwart pros and US Cycling standouts to preview Richmond 2015 course in two day camp. The post Today in Pro Cycling News: October 17th, 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Crocodile Trophy racers receive warm welcome in Cairns

    Ron Callahan
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Riders from more than 20 countries are arriving in Cairns these days to compete in the Crocodile Trophy mountain bike stage race. The post Crocodile Trophy racers receive warm welcome in Cairns... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Today in Pro Cycling News: October 16, 2014

    Ron Callahan
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    In Thursday's Pro Cycling News, Lotto Belisol celebrates a successful season, Lampre-Merida adds Slovenian standout and Compton and Powers continue Pro CX dominance. The post Today in Pro Cycling... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Endura Adds Pants, Bibs, Warmers to Keep Your Legs Warm and Dry This Winter

    Scott Kingsley
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Born in Scotland, Endura knows a thing or two about cold, wet riding, and it shows in new additions to their winter line. The post Endura Adds Pants, Bibs, Warmers to Keep Your Legs Warm and Dry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    PezCycling News

  • Sarto, Wahoo, Lake, Zipp, Xpedo and Visijax: Interbike’14

    Charles Manantan
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    This year’s Interbike was just plain better than last year (and the year before and the year before)… It seems as though the cycling industry had decided that the world is still turning and cranks are still going round and product development is actually still OK. Sarto Antonio Cycles have been the builders behind several top Italian brands and they came with several new models, all ready to be crafted to your custom measurements. The Lampo is the latest Aero road… Designed with CFD, the head tube – down tube junction is shaped to make the transition to the fork crown much more…
  • Japan EuroTrash Monday!

    Alastair Hamilton
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    No 3 GT’s in one season competition (this year) for the top men, plus road race action from Japan and cyclo-cross from Europe in a full EuroTrash Monday. In other cycling news: we preview the Tour of Hainan, talk to Alejandro Valverde, Lotto Belisol round-up their season, plus rider and team news. Get the coffee! TOP STORY: No Grand Tour Challenge? It looks like the plan to get the top men to compete in the three Grand Tours is a non-runner, for 2015 anyway. Oleg Tinkov has been trying to encourage the top men and teams to seriously consider fighting over the honors at all three Tours…
  • Giro Di PEZ: Vicenza Revisited

    Edmond Hood
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Roadside Reload: Grand Tour veteran Ed Hood was at the 2013 Giro d’Italia covering the action for PEZ, and the stage to Vicenza that year has practically the same profile and course as stage 12 for the Giro’15. We retrace Ed’s day of fun on the Crosara climb and look forward to next years Italian Tour. 2013 stage 17 and 2015 stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia both finish in Vicenza and both crest the climb of the Crosara in the finalé. The only difference being the start point; in ’13 it was Carravaggio and in ’15 it will be Imola, both starts have a long flat…
  • Elite Hydro-Mag Trainer: The WINNER IS…

    Richard Pestes
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Go ahead…make my Saturday. Or in this case it was Thursday – when I reached the winner of the Elite Hydro-Mag Trainer – Matt Whetton of Clovis California – another long time PEZ-Fan, and a darn happy one when I told him the news. Matt’s obviously a man of superior taste, as he commented on the quality of awesome prizes we’ve offered for give-away over the past months, and well, years actually. But this is his first big win, (and maybe the first of many to come?) and in spite of what the rest of the country might think about California’s weather, Matt…
  • Pez Bookshelf: Phil’s Thrill Ride

    Leslie Reissner
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Men’s professional cycling: it’s all about glamour. Jaguar team cars; on-demand massages; garages full of the latest super-light carbon wonderbikes; worshipful fans; exotic locales with breathtaking scenery; breathtaking podium girls; the big bucks and global recognition. But then again perhaps not and for an entertaining albeit rueful look at this Real World check out “Pro Cycling on $10 a Day” by American pro Phil Gaimon, the man with with Sad Clown Face on the cover photo. That’s earning the $10, not spending it by the way… Phil Gaimon, noted for his wit and…
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • On and off the bike: 5 stylish clip shoes for men

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    At London Cyclist we love to receive your requests for topics to be featured – and when we covered casual commuter shoes for women, on request, we were soon flooded with requests for a mens equivalent. Riding clipped in allows you to utilize more of your muscle with every pedal stroke, waste less energy, and it cuts down the chances of your foot slipping in the wet. However, ­­­traditional road shoes are tricky to walk in, and traditional mountain bike shoes don’t tend to blend with your outfit. There are a range of commuter focused clip in compatible shoes that are designed to engage…
  • Choosing road tyres for autumn and winter

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    The wet weather has arrived and unfortunately it will probably continue to rear it’s ugly head repeatedly for the next couple of months. Heavy rain means that debris is washed onto road surfaces, so even when the surfaces have dried out, there are more puncture risks on the tarmac. Not only that, but of course wet weather means surfaces are more slippery. These two inconveniences – higher puncture risk and slippery roads are best combated by winter worthy tyres. One common misconception is that the best tyres are the ones with the thickest grooves, or ‘tread’ visible on the surface.
  • 5 of the best bike locks

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    No one wants to return to their pride and joy to find it missing, but unfortunately bike theft is all too common. When picking a bike lock, you want to go for one that promises to be sturdy, but is not so heavy or cumbersome that you’re more likely to take one look at it and leave it at home. The vast majority of bike locks are rated on the independent ‘Sold Secure’ scale – and given either a Bronze, Gold or Silver level of approval. Bronze is the most breakable, and Gold the least. You’ll pay more for a stronger ‘Gold’ standard lock, but this is one…
  • 5 Smart clipless pedal friendly shoes for women

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    This week we had an email from a female reader desperately searching for smart looking clipless pedal friendly shoes for women. Search as she might, our reader hadn’t found any women’s specific shoes that clipped in, but could pass as everyday wear off the bike. Task in hand, we set off in search of an answer – and found 5. DZR Link Womens SPD Compatible SPD Shoes – here for £79.98 DZR make a wide range of SPD shoes for men, and I couldn’t find many female specific offerings on their website – but strangely I did find them retailing elsewhere, at Tredz.
  • Vulpine Men’s Cotton Rain Trousers Review

    Andreas
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    I hate shopping for trousers. It’s one of those items that you’ll wear all the time and will last for years, which makes it feel like it’s a big decision. As I hate shopping for them, I end up wearing my old trousers so much that eventually they get a hole in them. That’s what happened with extensively well worn Swrve cycling jeans which I reviewed back in 2012. In my hunt for a new pair of trousers, I’ve bought from expensive brands like All Saints and more affordable brands such as Topman. All have had a habit of wearing out too quickly for my liking, as…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

    BikeSnobNYC
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Did you know my Surly Big Dummy, otherwise known as the "Flotilla of Smugness," is over four years old now?Not that this is especially old for a bicycle, but by cycling media standards it's positively ancient.Verily, this is a bike that has grown (or, more accurately, aged, since at this point in my life I'm not so much growing as I am slowly dying) with me, going from this:To this:To this:As my human-portaging needs have changed.I expect that in 20 years it will have evolved even further, and its cockpit will probably be fitted with knives so I can ride through the Zombie Apocalypse, not to…
  • For Whom the Clock Cuckoos

    BikeSnobNYC
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    I deserve credit for all manner of selfless contributions to society and popular culture, not least of which is my role as a sort of self-appointed "Kickstarter scout."  For the most part, this is a thankless job which involves sifting through a host of inventions ranging from ill-conceived to bewildering to downright useless.  Nevertheless, I do it anyway, for I am convinced that it is the Coleridgean slimy sea that is Kickstarter from which humanity's next great technological advancement will slither.This is not that advancement.However, I am compelled to bring it to your…
  • Wednesday: The Olive Loaf in the Sandwich of Your Work Week

    BikeSnobNYC
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Having already written the definitive ride report on L'Eroica, I'd like to loiter on "the boot" for a bit, and take a look at the "controversy" surrounding the death of Marco Pantani:Marco Pantani’s place of death at the Le Rose hotel in Rimini, Italy, was investigated poorly according to his family’s lawyer. A newly-released video taken on the day of his death, February 14 2004, shows police fumbling though the room and appears to support the case.Careless Italian police officers?  I don't believe it.Here's that video, by the way: Wow.  That detective is either mishandling the…
  • BSNYC Field Trip: L'Eroica!

    BikeSnobNYC
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Buonjovi!As promised, I have finally penned ("penned" is pretentious for "typed") a detailed account of my trip to Tuscany for L'Eroica, and you can read it over here on the Brooks blog:If you've got a problem with having to make one extra click to read today's post, please feel free to vent in the comments below--or, better yet, write your comment on a small piece of paper, roll it up tightly, and insert it right up your...handlebar end.Speaking of traditional saddles made of natural materials, a lot of riders are skipping the saddle and seatpost altogether and simply riding on corks…
  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

    BikeSnobNYC
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    First of all, Monday is the Columbus Day:This means I won't be posting on Monday in observance thereof (by which I mean the schools are closed so I'll be busy parenting), but I will return on Tuesday, October 14th with regular updates.If you've got a problem with that then you're racist against Eye-talians.Secondly, I'm pleased to announce I've chosen the winner of the Strava-Free Weekend Essay Contest, and here it is:When I saw Bike Snob’s challenge to have a Strava-free weekend⎯and considered whether it was possible for me to do this⎯I began sweating, shaking violently, and vomited at…
 
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    Big Wheel Building

  • An idea whose time has come.

    MC
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Devin Lenz is no stranger to innovation.  He's been pushing the limits of what's doable and desirable with 29" wheels for over a decade.  Even though every one of the big players and most of the smaller ones are finally hawking their version of big wheeled bliss, Devin's bikes remain atop the heap when it comes to uncompromised on-trail performance.  It doesn't hurt his credibility that each of his designs are dreamed up, prototyped, fabricated, and ultimately produced right here in Colorado.And while he wasn't the first to experiment with the full-suspension single speed, he…
  • Ride?

    MC
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Late afternoon.  Sun is already low, day has been long, head is rummy from too much.Energy is middling, and falling, at best.Ring ring!  The voice on the other end sounds no more energetic, but still the question is posed:Ride?Awash to the armpits in new-bike-smell, Greg easily motivates out the door.  Enthusiasm infects, induces me to follow.Little daylight left but the trails are quiet, summer-fading-to-fall light is exquisite, traction is superb.Post-monsoonal trail alterations continue to catch us leaning.Short hours later darkness forces us home, permagrins plastered to…
  • You.

    MC
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    I am speaking directly to you.Stop.  Get up.  Look out the nearest window.Look.Fall is right now upon you.  Blue skies, warm days, cool nights, the deliciously overpowering stench of decaying organic matter in the woods.Hadn't noticed?  Might want to check for a pulse.Go.  Get out there, rub your own nose in it.Soon it will be gone.  Now is the time.
  • Snowbike geometry.

    MC
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A few weeks back I shared some pics and minutia relevant to my new snowbike.For years I've been meaning to write out the pertinent numbers explaining what I like for snowbike geometry, and more importantly how and why I've arrived there.I finally took an ~hour a few nights ago and did it.Disclaimer: Below I've shared a bit about the journey I've taken with respect to riding fat tired bicycles on snow.  I do not purport that any action I've taken or design I've settled on is the only, one, true, undeniable way forward.  The world is big, conditions vary drastically from region…
  • A ride, recently.

    MC
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Getting out into high lonesome country while the getting is good.  Taking the fatbikes to increase our options once out.  Making conscious decisions as a result, always opting for the path less traveled.  Surprising ourselves with new trails found, old trails connected, still older trails resurrected.Surprising ourselves even more with how frequently we see wildlife relative to our 'normal' rides.Enjoying those pleasant surprises.If they insist...Thanks for checking in.
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    Training4cyclists

  • Review: Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald

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

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

    Cecilia ‘Ceal’ Potts
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Here is comprehensive post about mountain bike training for beginners. The article is written by Cecilia Potts who is former junior mountain bike world champion and professional cyclist. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the reading. However, you may need an extra cup midway through this article, it’s quite long… Enjoy!Mountain biking can be a little intimidating when you’re a beginner. If you’re anything like me, the first time I took my tires onto an off-road trail it didn’t look anything like the YouTube videos that show up with a search for mountain biking.My first few…
  • Short Update About Lactate, Lactic Acid and Fatigue

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    From a scientific/pedantic point of view, there are some common myths or misconceptions about lactic acid and lactate among road cyclists. However, from a practical point of view, these facts shouldn’t change your approach to training. Not at all. Anyways, here is short update about lactate and why you shouldn’t care too much.Lactic acid vs lactateLactic acid practically doesn’t exist in human bodies, because the acid dissociation constant of lactic acid is 3.86. So at a pH value of 3.86 there is equilibrium between lactic acid (that’s the acid version of lactate) and lactate…
  • Power sprints – Your Secret Weapon to Powerful Attacks

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Have you ever tried to launch an attack in a cycling race or maybe even an attempt to make a race-winning move? If you have, you have probably also experienced the most likely scenario: the other riders closes the gap without struggling, because your attempt lacks power.How can you learn the skill to make more powerful race-winning moves? If we take a look at the initial phase of your attack, all you need to focus on is neural strength. If you watch a power meter file from your most powerful attempts, you are very likely above 1000Watts or even higher.Such efforts require activation of all…
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  • NEW ENGLAND BUILDER’S BALL TONIGHT, OCT 3 2014

    Chris
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Among the awesome local builders you can catch a glimpse of Jay’s new 29er. Full write up and photo shoot next week! The Ball is tonight at the Botanical Garden at Roger Williams Park in Providence, 7-11 pm. Hopefully see you there! http://newenglandbuildersball.com/
  • Step-Through Belt Drive Internal!

    Chris
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:37 pm
    It’s a mouthful, but for another commuter/all-rounder, it just makes sense! Again we’re using the value-laden Sturmey-Archer 5 speed hub, this time laced to a 26″ wheel to keep the scale of this smallish bike appropriate. But the focus for Manya is on practicality, yes (note the fenders and kickstand) but also on style and elegance, so we did our first curved top tube step-through. All it needs is a baguette and a beret.                  As we didn’t have the requisite, or at least recommended, three-roller bender…
  • This color is called Awesome

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

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

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

  • PRODUCT REVIEW: Giro's 2014 Air Attack Shield Helmet

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Every time I wear it, riders are still asking about my helmet so I thought it would be helpful to rerun this review that ran earlier this year on RoadBikerider.There's a Giro video about their development of this new helmet at the end Good rides!JimAn Every-Ride Aero Helmet For RoadiesI received this Giro Air Attack Shield (about $200, 360 grams) last winter (2014) and liked it so much right out of the box, that I was tempted to give it a great review after only a few rides and races.However, it was mostly chilly back then and I wanted to see how it handled the heat. Last week, I…
  • BIKE RESTORATIONS: Making a René Herse-style decaleur

    20 Mar 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Before brazingTo share this fun little project for the René Herse randonneuse I'm refurbishing, and to say thanks to my good friend and framesmith Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster Cycles who brazed it for me, here are a couple of photos of my just-completed homegrown Herse-style decaleur (quick-release handlebar-bag holder).If you visit this page of the website with the best archive of Herse bicycle photographs, and if you look closely at how the handlebar bag attaches to the stem, you can see an original. There's also an illustration below that shows how cleverly it works.If you…
  • BIKE BOOK REVIEW: Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, Edition 3

    6 Feb 2014 | 7:47 am
    Readers, since it's winter - typically when bicycles need more maintenance - here's a rerun of a recent Jim's Tech Talk column I wrote for RoadBikeRider all about a helpful new guide to bike repair.As bicycles get more sophisticated, what with advances in carbon frames and components, electronic drivetrains and hydraulic-disc brakes for the road, not to mention the myriad of new bottom bracket and headset configurations - it’s pays to keep on hand an excellent up-to-date bicycle repair manual.Enter, Park Tool's 3rd Edition Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair by Calvin Jones ($24.95; available…
  • PRODUCT REVIEW: Kuat NV hitch 2-bike rack (2-inch hitch model)

    10 Nov 2013 | 12:18 pm
    The NV on the Roadtrek Agile SS Sprinter RVA few months back I wrote this review of Kuat's NV hitch bike rack ($549) for my Jim's Tech Talk column. I'm still using and thoroughly enjoying the rack, and regularly get asked about it when we're on the road.So, to help others looking for a bicycle hitch rack - and especially if you're trying to fit one on a Sprinter-type camper-conversion RV van, I thought I'd post the review here, too, with a few more observations from using it more, and also with their informative video.If you're looking for a great hitch rack for a car, truck, van or Class-B…
  • HOLY GRAILS: 1974 Masi Gran Criterium, continued

    13 Sep 2013 | 6:05 pm
    Back To The FutureIn part 1 of this great bicycle project, I reran a story I wrote for my Jim's Tech Talk column on RoadBikeRider called Basket Case, that told of my finding a quite beat-up 1974 Masi Gran Criterium, and deciding to go ahead and get it restored. It was a tough decision because somewhere along the line it had been run into a parked car or curb buckling the top and down tubes. Plus, all the original paint and decals were gone, an awful spray-can finish had been applied and the parts had been removed and dumped in a milk crate to rust away.Yet, the more I looked at the frame…
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    Citizen Rider

  • Jigsaw puzzles and more

    cafiend
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Do you like jigsaw puzzles? If so, the bike business may be just your thing.Here are the pages showing derailleur hangers in the Quality  catalog.Every time a bike comes in with a tweaked derailleur hanger we have to check it against the reference pictures, the way you consult the picture on the box when you're doing a jigsaw puzzle. As with jigsaw puzzles, we compare all angles, swoops, curves, cuts and protuberances to pick which one of several similar hangers will actually fit.Disc brake pads are a less detailed jigsaw puzzle, but still important to get right.The bike in front of me…
  • As darkness falls

    cafiend
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Last night I headed out under cloudy skies in summer-like heat to ride the path and back roads back out to my car.The path is not totally deserted yet, even in the outer reaches, but away from town other users are getting pretty scarce. So I might see the occasional dog walker or I might not.I saw something. It was way out ahead of me. Dusk was not too deep yet, but against the backdrop of forest this black animal was hard to make out. Ordinarily I see a black animal without a white stripe and I figure it's a bear. They're pretty common. But when I got a profile shot this looked doglike. I…
  • Uncivil Twilight

    cafiend
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Around here, drivers seem to get more aggressive in September. This year it was a month late, possibly as a result of climate change. The increase in pushiness reinforced the second level of driver misbehavior that comes out after sunset.When I got really good lights I tried pushing the commuting season into the months of darkness. Immediately I noticed that on certain parts of my route I could not control traffic as well as I do in the summer, even with summer's traditionally recognized heavier traffic and influx of "idiots from away." October brings the ghouls and goblins, the creatures of…
  • I like big bus and I cannot lie

    cafiend
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Caught my bus Friday morning and it almost caught me. Still figuring out how to insert subtitles and other Rantwick staples into a video. I had the helmet cam on to monitor traffic behavior on the way across town and I caught this bus. Oh boy! A draft! I got a bad drafting habit. When a truck or a bus goes by in a rush I gotta sprint! Get to that pocket and get in it!I conveniently forgot that school bus drivers can be a little crazy after many missions shut in a metal box with a bunch of kids and some of them are apparently NASCAR wannabes. Check out how this one gets on it after pulling…
  • Bamboo cycle wipes

    cafiend
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    This sample of White Lightning bamboo cycle wipes showed up in the workshop this week. I finally read the info today.The wipes are made of a tough, durable  but biodegradable bamboo fiber fabric. Supposedly it will degrade in 28 days when composted. Use a disposable product without guilt!Yeah? What about the packaging?My "cycle wipes" are little squares of old cotton tee shirt tucked into the bags on each bike in the fleet. I carry another scrap or two in the bum bag I use for commuting. Those and saliva make up my cleaning kit. Every so often I launder the little rags. When they get too…
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    Cyclelicious

  • 25 years since Loma Prieta

    Richard Masoner
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    I attended colleage in far away Texas when the Loma Prieta quake shook the Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay areas on this day in 1989. Disaster preparedness officials and local media are using the opportunity of this quarter century anniversary to remind people of the day when shaking famously interrupted the World Series game at Candlestick Park, and infamously knocked down portions of the Oakland Bay Bridge and the Cypress Viaduct. I cross the San Andreas Fault twice daily during my commute. The 1989 quake damaged a section of State Highway 17, which is the main north-south route between…
  • Typhoons and bikes

    Richard Masoner
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    I rode a bicycle during a typhoon in Tokyo once. I don’t recommend it. #457151900 / gettyimages.com HIMEJI, JAPAN – OCTOBER 13: A cyclist wears a rain poncho in the strong wind and rain delivered by Typhoon Vongfong on October 13, 2014 in Himeji, Japan. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Vongfong surpassed Genevieve for the most intense western Pacific typhoon of 2014 by estimated central pressure of 970 hectopascals at its center and packing winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour. Local media reported at least 44 people were injured in typhoon-related accidents,…
  • I see STARS

    Richard Masoner
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    STARS — the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System — created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education provides a way for participating colleges and universities to evaluate their sustainability efforts and compare themselves against similar institutions using a standard set of tools. I don’t know when I first heard about STARS, but I’ve been meaning to compare university campuses in my part of California to see how their bicycle efforts stack up versus their results, and how factors like geography and distance from…
  • Dutch app rewards phone-free cycling

    Richard Masoner
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment partnered with Internet and phone companies to create the Fiets Modus app to encourage people to stay off of their phones while they bike. In lieu of fines, the Dutch government agency hopes this app encourages cyclists to watch for road dangers by offering movie tickets, t-shirts and one of 30 Veloretti bicycles. Users turn the app on when they hop on the bike and earn points by keeping their sweaty fingers off of their mobile device until they reach their destination. More information about the program and links to Apple and Google…
  • I’m the weirdo with the camera

    Richard Masoner
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    An animated Lego mountain bike adventure, in case you missed this over the weekend. It’s pretty funny because it pokes fun at people like me who shoot photos of people like you. I don’t usually shoot photos of people catching big air on their bikes, but when I do they turn out like this. See also: Lights, camera, action USA Cycling Pro Championships Mountain Charlie Challenge photos
 
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    BikeRadar.com Road

  • Mekk Pinerolo AL ZR – in brief review

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Mekk’s entry-level road bike is as good as you’ll find at this price: decently fast, comfortable and well equipped. And while 10kg isn’t that light, it’s good for the money, and you'll only really notice on climbs.Highs: Very good ride for the priceLows: Gears take time to get used toThe welds are pretty chunky, though the rear brake cable is internally routed and the Mekk has a carbon fork, which is more forgiving than alloy. Unusually – and very welcome – at this price, it also has cartridge brake pads, which contribute to the decent braking.
  • Lavenham and Look Mum No Hands reveal cycling clothing line

    18 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    English country clothing and horse rug brand Lavenham has collaborated with London cycling café, bar and workshop Look Mum No Hands to create a new range of cycling clothing in its traditional British style.The range is designed to keep you warm and comfortable whether on or off the bike. The first items on show are a men’s jacket and matching gilet.The navy Horringer jacket is made from water-resistant wool with raglan sleeves and rib cuffs. The rear has a dropped hem to keep your bum safe from road spray and there are two deep pockets with reflective trim. There’s also a…
  • Aprire Vincenza 5.0 review

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Vincenza 5.0 is designed as a race-ready bike that won’t leave you broken at the end of a long day. Aprire is a fairly new name in cycling, created in 2009, but the Brit behind it – Phil Dempsey – has worked as a designer for some major brands, and this experience shows in the Vincenza’s ride.Highs: A class leading all-rounderLows: Race-focused fit won’t suit allThe frame is handmade in Italy, using a tube-to-tube method that’s more adaptable than a monocoque construction for custom lay-ups. With a short head tube (15.5cm on our 54cm frame), it leans…
  • #readersrides week two

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Fancy getting your bike into one of our galleries for tens of thousands of bike fans to see? Every week at BikeRadar we'll be giving 10 lucky individuals that opportunity.Every Friday we'll be requesting pictures of your bike via our Twitter page. Then, we'll select 10 of the submitted pictures to feature in a gallery for all to see. This week's readers' ridesStarting proceedings this week is Craig Price. His lovely Rourke brought back memories of Britain's fastest bike. Alaskan Tweeter Cade Dickey dropped us this shot of his homegrown FATBACK fat bike.Simon Hutchins…
  • How to cycle faster instantly without riding harder

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Changing your posture on the road bike can instantly boost your efficiency more than 13 percent, according to a recent study from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The takeaway is simple: bend your elbows.While studies on the aerodynamics of time trial positions have established the importance of a low tuck in pursuit of cheating drag, the recent proliferation of aero road bikes has shown that it’s not just the skinsuit and pointy hat wearing crew who are interested in maxing out their free speed.The study by Barry et al, published in the Journal of Sports Engineering and…
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    Twenty Nine Inches

  • Blackburn Tech Mag 1 Trainer: Test Intro

    Guitar Ted
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Blackburn Tech Mag 1 trainer Blackburn Tech Mag 1 Trainer: Test Intro- by Guitar Ted Shorter days, longer nights, jobs, family duties, “honey-do” lists, or whatever it is that is eating up your time can really put a binder on time on the bike at this time of the year. Most likely a combination of several of these factors, and the weather, is going to really knock your fitness gains from the Summer months backward. One way to get a quick, effective fitness boost despite weather, time, or lifestyle constrictions is to employ the use of a simple indoor trainer device like this…
  • DT Swiss OPM O.D.I. 29″er Fork: First Impressions

    Guitar Ted
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    DT Swiss OPM O.D.I. 29″er Fork: First Impressions- by c_g Just over 2 weeks ago we showed you the new DT SWISS OPM fork presented here – just under 1700 g , 130 mm travel with three-stage compression adjustment, and all sorts of nice touches like the one-piece magnesium casting with rear fork bridge, or the beautiful RWS thru axle . As then noted, it has since been installed on the ROCKY Instinct, put into use,  and has seen many a trail. The DT Swiss OPM fork on the Rocky Mountain Instinct As written , we got the model with the three stage ODL adjustment and a stylish remote to…
  • Coming Soon On TNI

    Guitar Ted
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Coming Soon On TNI- by Guitar Ted In the next few weeks we will be descending slowly back into the back end of Fall and then into Winter, but before that happens, we have a few things coming up on test or for final review. Here’s a brief sneak peek of what to expect.   Hutchinson Squale tires as tested by c_g Hutchinson Squale 29 X 2.3″ Tires: Our European correspondent, c_g, has tested the Hutchinson Squale 29 X 2.3″ tires already and we will be translating this text for the site here. The Squale is listed as an aggressive, down hill/enduro tire and it does come in a…
  • Eurobike’14 – 29”er Forks: Formula, BOS & DVO

    c_g
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Eurobike’14 – 29”er Forks: Formula, BOS & DVO- by c_g Yes, even with forks there is something new to report, though nothing from the major manufacturers. Instead, could this year for the small manufacturers like BOS, DVO and FORMULA  to point the way with interesting features? Formula 33 29″er Fork Cafeteria style- Formula’s Eurobike ’14 booth Last year’s FORMULA 33 was only for 26” and 27.5 ” but for 2015,  Formula puts out the lighter XC to All Mountain fork- the FORMULA 33- in 29”er format . With the weight claimed at 1660gm and travel options from…
  • WTB Trailblazer 27.5 X 2.8″ Tires: Exclusive B+ Review: Final Verdict

    c_g
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    We have been riding the new WTB Trailblazer tires both here in the U.S.A. and in Europe on several different bikes and on vastly different trails.  We have already said much about this “B+” format, and what it may mean for 29″er riders, but now it is time to give you our final take on these fat, puffy interlopers on the mountain bike scene. The previous impressions from c_g can be seen here and Guitar Ted’s can be seen here. Now, let’s get to the final conclusions! WTB Trailblazer 27.5 X 2.8? Tires: Exclusive B+ Review: Final Verdict- by c_g It is well over 1 1/2 months of…
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    Fat Cyclist

  • Tips and Advice for Your 100MoN this Weekend

    fatty
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    I’m feeling a little bit under the weather, so just a quick note  today.  This weekend, approximately 500 of you will be racing your 100 Miles of Nowhere. I want to wish you good luck, and to give you some valuable advice. First and foremost, have fun during your ride. This is a silly, ridiculous and downright weird thing you’re doing. Don’t make a grind out of it. Take time to take pictures, take a break, and look around. I kind of resisted when The Hammer suggested we stop at the park and try out those giant balls — I was in the “let’s put in the miles” mode. But because we…
  • 2014 Rebecca’s Private Idaho, Part 2: Secret Weapons

    fatty
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Here’s are two very practical aphorisms you can share with people when you want to startle them with your deep insight into the underlying truths behind athletic efforts: Every race you’re in is exactly as important and exciting as you think it is. Any ride can be a race.  You know what? Those aren’t just aphorisms. Those are axioms. I should just end this blog post right here; I’ve already given you about ten times more value than you’ll get from the average award-winning cycling lifestyle blog written by a beloved A-list celebrity superstar blogger. But I’m not done. In fact,…
  • I Am A Clown: 2014 Rebecca’s Private Idaho, Part 1

    fatty
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    A Note from Fatty to Locals Who Don’t Want to Lose Their Fitness and Get Fat Over The Winter This Year: Every year, I work so hard to get in shape during the Spring and Summer. And every year, I completely lose it during the Autumn and Winter. I’m sick of this, and plan to do something about it this year.  Specifically, among other things (which I’m going to be talking about in this blog), I’ve joined Plan 7 House of Watts. Starting in November, The Hammer and I are going to be going to the Orem SBR on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 5:30pm training sessions. Our intention is to come…
  • 2014 100 Miles of Nowhere: Winners of the Alpine, UT Men and Women’s Divisions

    fatty
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    A Note from Fatty: Did you want to do the 100 Miles of Nowhere…but found that you missed the registration? And now you’re finding that the jerseys are maybe the coolest-looking things you’ve ever seen? And you happen to wear a size Large in Men’s? Well, Felix Cohen actually ordered three Hundred Miles of Nowhere kits — and is now finding that he and his friends aren’t going to be able to do the ride. If you’d like to buy one of these never-used, never-worn, actually-still-at-Twin-Six jerseys from him, he’s selling them for $70 each. Email him at felix@felixcohen.co.uk, and…
  • 2014 Camp Kesem Report: Guest Post from Carrie and Katie

    fatty
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    A Note from Fatty: Today I’m happy to have my twins, Carrie (left) and Katie (right) be guest-posting about their experience at Camp Kesem this past summer. Carrie (aka “Car” wrote the story; Katie (aka “Couch”) illustrated it The timing for this story is perfect, by the way, because the 100 Miles of Nowhere (which is a fundraiser for Camp Kesem) gear has just shipped out —  you should be getting yours soon! Our 2014 Camp Kesem Story Camp Kesem is always the highlight of our summer vacation. It is the thing we look forward to the most as the school year comes to an end. It’s…
 
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    Bike Noob

  • Carnival of Animals

    Bike Noob
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    We decided it was time to head for Dripping Springs for Sunday’s ride. It’s been months since we were out there, and I had trouble figuring out why, since it’s my favorite place around here to ride. None of the other B riders joined us, although in fairness, this was the day of the Livestrong ride in Austin, and I knew they were going to have a large field for that. We saw only a few other riders, all near the beginning of our ride. Several miles into the ride, we rounded a bend and Maggie called out, “Turkeys!” There was a big one on the left side of the road,…
  • MY First Double Century (Guest Post)

    Bike Noob
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Our guest poster Don Blount has checked off another item on his bucket list: a double century. Here’s his account of riding 200 miles in one day. A year to the day after completing my first century ride, I set out on my first double century. A lot had happened during the past 18 months that resulted in me being a stronger rider.  Still, I never ever thought I would be riding a double century. Yet here I was riding the Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century in Clovis, Calif.  This double is actually like three different rides. It begins with a fairly flat 73-miles and ends with 27 miles…
  • Vignettes From a Ride

    Bike Noob
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Our Sunday morning club ride promised to be routine. The A’s were going some distance southeast of Austin, while Maggie and I decided to do a B ride to the south. The forecast was promising: in the 60s (18C), partly sunny, and zero chance of rain. My glasses were covered in mist as I pedaled over to the ride start, and it was chilly enough that I wondered if I had underdressed. After faffing around and finally starting three minutes behind schedule, we made a long line along the road as we struck out from our Starbucks. But at our first left turn, we left one behind. Jerry had taken off…
  • Things You See On Rides

    Bike Noob
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Took a mountain bike ride on the Slaughter Creek Preserve Trail this morning. When I came out of the woods to the trailhead, a gaggle of mountain bikers lined the trail. It turned out they were the Austin Police Department’s bike patrol, getting in some off-road practice.  Filed under: Odds 'n ends Tagged: mountain bike
  • Do You Shave Your Legs Yet?

    Bike Noob
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    You should. At least, if you’re a racer guy type of rider. Even since I began road cycling, I’ve been reading of the debate over leg shaving. To me, the arguments in favor never seemed compelling enough. Band-Aids will come off easier after a crash. It’s more aerodynamic (Yeah, right). It’s easier to slide tights or leg warmers over them when it’s chilly outside. Then, I learned that some friends were shaving their legs. Heck, even one of our fine guest posters gave in to the craze. Bosh, says I. But another friend pointed me to a video posted by the folks over…
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    Urban Velo

  • The Cyclist Philosopher

    Urban Jeff
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    The Cyclist Philosopher from fifty beans on Vimeo. “My worst day on a bike is better than your best day in the office.”
  • Riding the Ronde

    brad
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Anyone with even a passing knowledge of road racing heritage knows of the Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) and the epic Belgian farm roads and cobbles that make up the route. A couple of years back I had the unforgettable opportunity to ride throughout FLanders and on parts of the course — this video by Joe Baur helps bring it back. 245 kilometers? Cobbled climbs? No problem! For reasons beyond my comprehension, BMC Switzerland graciously selected me to join five other cyclists from across the globe to join their granfondo experience, more tortuously known as the Ronde van…
  • PDX Trophy Cup Cyclocross Photo Gallery

    brad
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    From the genius of Clint Culpepper and Will Laubernds comes the PDX Trophy Cup, a weekly cyclocross race series that takes place at the world famous Portland International Raceway (PIR). Situated just minutes north of downtown Portland OR, PIR is an ideal venue for an early week training race and hangout. PIR has hosted many cross races before, what sets the PDX Trophy Cup apart is that it takes place during that sweet spot between summer and fall, when the weather is unpredictable and you could get a beautiful sunset as the backdrop to your race or a torrential down pour and muddy, sloppy…
  • Latvian Cycle Protest

    Scott Spitz
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    From Design Boom: During this year’s european week of sustainable mobility, a branch of latvian cyclists part of the “let’s bike it” community staged a creative protest, which effectively — and cleverly — showed that cars with single occupants take up way too much space. This is by no means a new tactic of transportation protest, but it’s nice to see the spirit carried on, and hey, the frames might act as something of a crash proof carriage in case of collision. European Mobility Week is over, but you can get a recap of the proceedings here.
  • The Comedown Figure-Eight Track Test Ride

    brad
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Test riding The Comedown figure-eight track in Glasgow. Read more about the construction and inspiration behind the track in our article from last week talking with artist and sculptor Steven Murray.
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    Bike Hugger

  • An Infrastructure Cartoon

    Byron
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Popular on the Twitters last night and today, If Roads Were Like Bike Lanes from @stevepadams. Best bicycle-infrastructure cartoon? http://t.co/IVquhHo4uY via @bikehugger pic.twitter.com/aMcYAZkOP5— peloton magazine (@pelotonmagazine) October 19, 2014
  • West End Rickshaws

    Byron
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    West End Bicycle Rickshaws While in London earlier this month, noticed all the rickshaws too and don’t remember seeing them before. Today in The Economist, a story about how an unregulated industry has thrived. Since the late 1990s the number of rickshaws in London has swelled. As they are unregulated, with no set fare or formal licensing structure, precise figures are hard to come by. The London Pedicab Operators Association, which represents 300 drivers, estimates that around 700 pedal the capital’s streets. Disgruntled taxi drivers suggest the figure is far higher. It seems cab…
  • Good Coffee, Jeremiah, and KK

    Byron
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Convoy Coffee Stopped by Seattle Interactive yesterday to see my friend Jeremiah speak about the sharing economy and outside in the lobby Convoy was making coffee delivered by bike. Friend and colleague @jowyang is speaking at @seattleinteract today http://t.co/PoTpihwfqz— byron@bikehugger (@bikehugger) October 15, 2014 Well badged, head tube My kinda place, of course, where the bike and tech meet. I didn’t stick around to see if any beer arrived by bike too, but that wouldn’t surprise me. KK+ was there too and bunch of other people I know. Show up at a tech conference in…
  • The Old and New for Winter

    Byron
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Rapha’s hooded top Well I had this reveal planned of my new, fav fall/winter jacket, but getting spotted in public wearing it will work just as well. Because I can't anywhere without bumping into cycling pals, right @bikehugger? #SIC2014 #touchmeimSIC pic.twitter.com/05jkwAYf31— Spooooky Westbrook (@swestbrook) October 15, 2014 The reason I’m wearing a Rapha hooded top so much, besides the merino blend, style and cut, is that it’s just like another fav jacket of mine, from the 70s or early 80s (I think). The Moa Sport jacket is so tattered and torn, I don’t wear…
  • Another Mobile Social Edit

    Byron
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    As the editor of this video Kevin from Hawley USA said, “easily one of the best times to be had in Vegas!” Agreed! And we’re planning next season already. Thanks to our partners that make it possible and all those that rode with us.
 
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    The Cleanest Line

  • Solutions Series, Part 7: Vote!

    Kasey
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    By Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff Project On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, U.S. citizens will vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Patagonia supports candidates who will push hard for clean, renewable energy, restore clean water and air and turn away from risky, carbon-intensive fuels. We support leaders who will act on behalf of the future and the planet. Voting is an action we can all take, the ballot a place we can all be heard.In this installment of her Solutions Series, Annie Leonard, founder of The Story of Stuff Project, writes about the importance of voting, especially in the…
  • The Cleanest Power – $20 Million & Change invests in Hawaiian rooftop solar project

    Patagonia
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Last year, Patagonia Works announced the launch of $20 Million & Change, an investment fund for companies and initiatives that, in the words of our founder Yvon Chouinard, “work with nature rather than use it up.” We promised to update you from time to time on how this project is shaping up. We’re entering into an agreement with Kina‘ole Capital Partners to create a $27 million fund that will purchase more than 1,000 rooftop solar power systems in Hawai‘i, where most homeowners currently use electricity generated by coal and oil. If more businesses followed this investment…
  • Solutions Series, Part 6: Resist giving in to disillusionment

    Patagonia
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    By Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff Project The 2014 midterm elections are fast approaching in the United States. Patagonia supports candidates who will push hard for clean, renewable energy, restore clean water and air and turn away from risky, carbon-intensive fuels. We support leaders who will act on behalf of the future and the planet. Voting is an action we can all take, the ballot a place we can all be heard. In this installment of her Solutions Series, Annie Leonard, founder of The Story of Stuff Project, writes about what voting and citizenship mean to her. Stay tuned for a…
  • Relay Handoff on a Slovenian Alpine Playground

    Kasey
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    By Luka Krajnc All stories have to start somewhere. This one started over a cold beer when Marko Prezelj, Tadej Krišelj and I were sitting on the porch of Marko´s house on a warm, early summer evening discussing future plans. The debate evolved and ideas flew by when Marko briefly mentioned that together with Klemen Mali, more than ten years ago, he tried to climb a new route on the northwest face of Vežica in the Kamnik–Savinja Alps. The wall lies in the northern part of Slovenia and is known for its steep nature and quality limestone. After climbing one long pitch and scoping the…
  • Greenland Vertical Sailing 2014 – Part 3, Back to civilization and summary of climbs

    Kasey
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    By Nico Favresse, photos by The Wild Bunch How could we describe the feeling of taking our first shower in over two months? Mmmm... We have just hit civilization in Greenland. These last three weeks have been very exciting in many ways! Adventurous climbing, a close polar bear encounter (without anything to defend ourselves) and a very scary crossing back to Greenland which included a strong storm with snow and huge waves! On this kind of trip the adventure never seems to end until you are back under that hot shower. It does make the shower so much better! Editor’s note: Catch up with…
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    Bicycle Design

  • Arvak, RoadRing, Stromer, Vello and a glimpse into design at BMC

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

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

    James Thomas
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    Cycle Show 2014 took place this past weekend in the UK, and I saw a few interesting things from the show on Twitter. The Randonneur Chair by Two Makers (Andrew McDonald and Simon Taylor) was definitely the standout though. According to the Two Makers website, the design was “inspired by classic hand-built racing and touring bicycles manufactured by the master Constructeurs of the 1940s.” The chair was “handcrafted from Reynolds 631 tubing, hardwood and bicycle saddle leather. Using bicycle geometries and traditional frame-building techniques, it is both a celebration of cycling and of…
  • Jens Voigt’s hour record bike and my confusion with the UCI

    James Thomas
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Jens Voigt’s Trek Speed Concept 9 Hour Record bike. Photo: © Maxime Schmid I have been a fan of the hour record for a long time. Back in the early to mid 90s, I really loved the technological arms race that was happening as Graeme Obree and Chris Boardman swapped the hour back and forth on very different, but equally innovative bikes (not to mention the amazing hour record bikes of Moser in the 80s and 90s). Interesting things were happening with the bikes used for the hour, until the UCI put an end to all that innovation in 1996. I have shared my feelings about the Lugano Charter a few…
  • Frenchbuilt concept and a Pininfarina e-bike

    James Thomas
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Every once and a while, a design on Pinterest catches my attention and I want to find out more about it.  Unfortunately though, learning more is often not always as easy as it should be. Many people on the web these days love to share images, but don’t feel the need to credit the designer (or photographer/artist/manufacturer/etc.) or even link back to the original website where they found an image. That widespread practice of posting images without any credit or explanation is one of the reasons I started to get disillusioned with blogging earlier this year, but I’ll save you the rant…
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    Streetfilms

  • Talking with Guillermo Dietrich, Buenos Aires’ Head of Transport

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    A few months ago, I was fortunate to spend a few days observing the tremendous street changes that have occurred in Buenos Aires (documented in our Streetfilm above). I also got to meet and interview Guillermo Dietrich, the architect and force behind shaping a city that has dramatically improved transit (via MetroBus BRT), walking (with 100 blocks of 6 mph shared streets in the downtown) and bicycling by adding miles of bike lanes & a free bike share system (Mejor en Bici). The Streetfilm has been very successful and I thought it'd be good to follow up with some questions to help…
  • Zurich: Where People Are Welcome and Cars Are Not

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    When it comes to smart transportation options and city planning, Zurich can credibly claim to be the global champ. This Swiss city has enacted a number of policies and practices that have produced streets where people come first. Getting around and simply experiencing the city is a pleasure. How did they do it? In a 1996 city decree referred to as "a historic compromise," Zurich decided to cap the number of parking spaces. From then on, when new parking spaces were built anywhere in Zurich, an equivalent number of spaces had to be eliminated elsewhere within the city limits. Many of the…
  • Counting Bicyclists on NYC’s Manhattan Bridge!

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Since this has been an such amazing year for NYC bike commuting (after all Bicycling Magazine now says we are the #1 bike city, right?) two dear friends of Streetfilms (Steven O'Neill & Brooklyn Spoke's Doug Gordon) who frequently ride the Manhattan Bridge bike path joined me this morning to count some bicycles.  We spent 20 minutes during the AM rush hour (specifically 8:49 am to 9:09 am) tallying commuters just for the fun of it. It was a beautiful morning for riding and the numbers didn't disappoint - you'll need to watch the short video to find out the final tally. But the count…
  • Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of the “First Streetfilm”: Central Park, Bikelash & Advocacy

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Last month was a very bad month in the tabloids and local news for NYC bicyclists. As you've probably heard we had two awful tragedies on the loop drive of Central Park in 2014 with cyclists striking pedestrians, killing both. What followed was sadness, anger and head scratching. But also the predictable media manipulation demonizing cycling, much of it unfair or downright ignoring facts. While there's no excuse for bicycling at excessive speeds in our public parks during heavy use periods, the fact there are still cars allowed in what should be places of solitude (Central,…
  • Mayor Bill Peduto Wants to “Leapfrog” Your City on Bicycling and Livability

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is putting the rest of the United States on notice. His city is on the rise, and he fully intends to keep it that way. For the first time in over half a century, Pittsburgh is expecting an increase in residents as the number of people moving back to the city grows. Complete streets policies are high on Peduto's agenda for managing this growth and making the city more attractive. Earlier this month, the ProWalk ProBike ProPlace conference took place in Pittsburgh, and the energy of the city was on full display. So was Peduto, who was very active at the event.
 
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    Bikes For The Rest Of Us

  • Biking Through the Snow

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

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

    Freewheel
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    An introduction to the ever-mystifying internal geared hub by Keith Couture You are biking on a cool, Autumny, but bright day; a perfect day for a ride. You take the route to your favorite flat stretch of road and, feeling inspired, you decide to really push yourself this time (well, more than you usually do anyway). Just as you reach a comfortable yet brisk pace, you're passed by another bicycler on a bike with only one gear! The rider's legs push the cranks in a slow revolution. You think to yourself With a gearing that high, they'll never make it up the hill just around the corner.
  • Marin Fairfax SC6 DLX

    Freewheel
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    The Fairfax SC6 comes in any color you want so long as it's black. Credit: marinbikes.com.The Marin Fairfax SC6 DLX comes with an 11-speed Shimano Alfine internal gear hub, Gates carbon belt drive, hydraulic disc brakes, aluminum frame and fenders, an integrated rear rack, and a Super Nova E3 lighting system powered by a front dynamo hub. It retails for about $2400.Edwin mentioned this bike when he did his roundup of bikes that come with lights, aka, Lights for the Rest of Us.  Unlike the Trek Lync, the Fairfax SC6 light system is battery free.Here are the specs:Frame: Series Three 6061…
  • Trek Lync

    Freewheel
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    The Trek Lync has lights front and back. Photos courtesy of Trekbikes.comThe 2015 Trek Lync 5 27-speed will go for about $1320; the Lync 3 9-speed will go for around $990. Trek calls the Lync a "dedicated, low-maintenance, tricked-out commuter bike."Let's start by giving Trek some credit for finally producing an off-the-shelf bike with an integrated light system. These are not dynamo hub powered lights, but are instead powered by a lithium ion battery that is rechargeable by USB. It will be interesting to see the longevity of these batteries.  In any event, when Edwin did his…
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    CoachLevi.com

  • How To NOT Get Sick – A Guide for Exhausted Endurance Athletes

    Levi
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Getting sick really screws up your schedule. You’ll probably have to go shopping for medicine, cough drops, tissues, etc.. You might even have to go to the doctor if it’s bad. Worst of all, you’ll have to skip training sessions… and make up for them later. Feeling sick isn’t particularly pleasant, either. Here’s how to avoid the problem in the first place: Lifestyle Factors to Prevent Catching a Cold Your normal routine plays a very important role in preventing colds and the flu. Here are a few daily habits that will be simple to implement. De-stress…
  • Tested: Nice Laundry Men’s Dress Socks

    Levi
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    I see dress socks as a necessary evil. As much as I love socks, I’ve never been excited about them. And how could I be, with a drawer full of beautiful creations from Darn Tough, DeFeet, Sock Guy, Thorlos, Patagonia, and Balega, to name a few? When it comes to dress socks, I just try to make sure they match my outfit. And that I can change into something better ASAP. But when I was recently introduced to Nice Laundry, that all changed. The company sells men’s dress socks in fun, colorful designs, and they sell them in 6-packs, making it easier for guys to give their entire sock…
  • Better Than Treadmills and Ellipticals? Or Just Hype? Examining the Arc Trainer.

    Levi
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    It’s that time of year where you have to start thinking about off-season training. Which, in many cases, means indoor training. And that raises a few questions… Do you finally plunk down the money for an indoor trainer? Or get a gym membership and take Spinning classes? Or is it best to take more time off the bike in favor of running and resistance training? But that brings up its own set of questions, such as… Is the treadmill the most boring machine ever invented? Is an elliptical easier on my joints? Is that Arc Trainer just another elliptical machine? Lots of…
  • Book Review: FASTER: The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists

    Levi
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    I always wanted two things during my racing career. One, to get more cute girls cheering me on. And two, to go faster. Generally speaking, I had to go faster in order to get more cheers, so I centered my lifestyle around making myself and my bicycle go faster. Michael Hutchinson did the same thing, albeit with much greater success! And it’s all detailed in his book, FASTER: The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists, which was just released yesterday. This book takes you behind the scenes into not just Michael’s personal experience, but also the…
  • Tested: Balega Socks

    Levi
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    Thinking back over the years, I can’t recall buying socks from a running socks company. All my running socks were from companies that made my favorite biking and hiking socks. The one exception now is Balega. They make running socks. You go to their website, you see running. Their tagline is, “the leader in run.” Apparently they only do running socks. Some are taller, some are different colors, but they’re all running socks. I tested a couple different models this past summer, and while the socks didn’t make me a better runner (or make me enjoy running any more,)…
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    BikePortland.org » Front Page

  • Comment of the Week: The decline of ageism in biking

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    (Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) It was once true that people who bike and like bikes were mostly young. News flash: this is no longer true. That was the message of reader Anne Hawley, responding this week to our coverage of a Northwest Examiner newspaper article about a white-haired auto repair shop owner named Frank Warrens who sees a bike lane on Northwest Everett as part of a campaign to ban cars from downtown Portland. Hawley’s short, sweet reply: There’s a lot to be annoyed with here, but as a bike-rider with gray hair, approaching 60, can I just head off any tempting ageist…
  • Raising the profile of Portland’s bike theft problem

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Putting bike theft on their radar.(Photo: City of Portland) If you’ve been paying attention, you know that Portland has a serious theft problem when it comes to bicycles and bike parts. For all of you that feel hopeless about it, I wanted to chime in and say I think there are some signs that the tide is finally starting to turn against the thieves. We’ve been focused on this issue for over nine years — ever since we first launched our Stolen Bike Listings in September 2005. Since then we’ve helped recover so many bikes I stopped counting a long time ago (I’d guess…
  • LEED apartment building lacks cargo bike parking, so family rents an auto space

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    The apartment building where the DeLaneys live was designed with lots of parking for small bikes but none for the sort that lets families with children live car-free.(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland) When their name came up this year on the waiting list for a rare below-market two-bedroom apartment in one of Williams Avenue’s new apartment buildings, the DeLaney family was thrilled. It had enough room for their growing family — Bijou, their second daughter, is four months old — and was a short walk to the 35 bus that carries Chris DeLaney to his job at the Bike Gallery in…
  • Readers share concerns as Williams Ave traffic spills onto Rodney greenway

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    The lane redesign isn’t done yet, but the change is already impacting traffic.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Yesterday I got two separate reader emails about the same issue just a few hours apart. Whenever that happens it gets my attention. In this case, the issue is the increased amount of auto traffic diversion onto NE Rodney as a result of construction and lane configuration changes on Williams Avenue. Most of you are well-aware by now that the Bureau of Transportation has finally begun construction on the North Williams Safety Project. With the redesign on Williams there is less…
  • Jobs of the Week

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Looking for a job or considering a new endeavor? We’ve got a few great local bike industry opportunities you should consider. Learn more via the links below… Accounting Supervisor – Chris King Precision Components Mechanic – Bike Gallery (Downtown) Part-time Accounting Assistant – Castelli For a complete list of available jobs, click here. If you’d like more information about the BikePortland Job Listings, contact us, or visit the Job Listings page. You can sign up for all the latest job listings via RSS, email, or by following us on Twitter. The post Jobs…
 
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    Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog

  • Review: Cane Creek DBInline Shock

    syd
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Having used and loved previous versions of the Cane Creek Double Barrel line of shocks, I was super stoked to test out the new DBInline, especially because I wasn’t happy with the stock tune on my Bronson. The factory-supplied shock wasn’t … Continue reading → Related posts:News: Cane Creek Announces New DB Inline Shock Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock Review Cane Creek DBAir MTB Shock: Reviewed
  • Review: Jet Lites F3 Light

    delphinide
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Yo, you got a light?  It’s that time of year again! In just a few short weeks it will be too dark for most people to ride after work. Instead of sitting on the couch packing on the pounds, consider … Continue reading → Related posts:Light & Motion Seca 1400 Trail Light Review Light & Motion Seca 900 Ultra Bike Light Review Light & Motion Stella 120 Review
  • Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs

    Greg Heil
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Every day of the week we feature an excellent user-submitted mountain bike photo as our Photo of the Day. Just in case you missed one or two from the past week, here are the seven most recent PODs that we’ve published. … Continue reading → Related posts:Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs
  • On Review: Ellsworth Absolute Truth 27.5

    jhodgson
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    This morning, I rose from my sleeping pallet, cast aside my gold filigreed sleeping rifles, and called for my manservant Standish. I donned my silken riding costume and bade Standish to complete my dress with my finest scimitars. For breakfast, … Continue reading → Related posts:FS XC head-to-head: Titus Racer X Carbon vs. Ellsworth Truth $250 off Ellsworth Mountain Bikes! Ellsworth Rogue Interbike Test Ride
  • Racing the Green Lake Trail: Crested Butte Ultra Enduro, Day 4

    Greg Heil
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    With only 9.6 miles of riding in store for day four, we had a still-early but rather-leisurely morning, with a chill roll out directly from the sponsor village in downtown Crested Butte. We began the day by pedaling up Kebler Pass … Continue reading → Related posts:Video: “Crested Butte Ultra Enduro: 5 Days of Racing in the Birthplace of Mountain Biking” Conquering the 5-Day Crested Butte Ultra Enduro: Day 1 Channeling Danny Hart During Day 3 of the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro
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    Sick Lines - mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

  • Freeride Friday

    sicklines
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Every Friday we post up some videos. If you have any suggestions, or have a cool video to share feel free to drop us an email. Mad Productions – Backcountry Spirit Casey Brown and the Trial Dog – Sony Action Cam Marcelo Gutierrez See more Freeride Friday videos here >>
  • Outerbike 2014 – Part 1. Riding Bikes From Yeti, Transition, Specialized and More

    sicklines
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Every year Outerbike grows and this year was no different. More manufactures were present this year and the consumers were out in force trying out the latest products in one of our favorite spots, Moab – UT. Inside we’ll take you through our adventures in Outerbike this year and their plans to hold additional events in Moab in the Spring as well as Whistler! Photos: Jason Nixon / Toni Walbridge Outerbike has always been a great event to attend. It’s mostly a consumer event however as this lets the average joe ride some of the latest and greatest bikes in some really fun…
  • Courses: Blue Mountain – Downhill Moutain Bike Park in Palmerton, PA

    sicklines
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Blue Mountain, PA has offered some really fun trails in the past that we’ve covered in the past. They’ve been making headway with some new trails recently that we checked out that make this an even more fun destination. Learn more about Blue Mountain and what they have to offer inside. Video: Blue Mountain has some great terrain for riders looking to have some fun on a mountain bike. For downhill racers keen to find some great terrain, Blue Mountain has hosted quite a few races in the past as well including races within the Eastern States Cup and Gravity East Series so it’s…
  • Video: Outsiders – TchoukTV

    sicklines
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Qualifying for a World Cup downhill race is no small feat. Follow along with TchoukTV as they track a few riders trying to do just that at the Meribel World Cup race. Here is a summary of the 4 days Meribel race with pilots riding for TchoukTV and/or X1 Racing. All the pilots you’ll see in this video are “outsiders”, some of them were not amongst the 80 fastest pilots in the finale, others qualified but they’re all trying, day after day, to reach the best level they can, and maybe join a big team which would allow them to improve themselves. You won’t often see…
  • Squamish, B.C. – Jeremy Norris Video Edit

    sicklines
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    Savage Films teamed up with Jeremy Norris to put together a zesty video edit in Squamish. Check it out! Jeremy Norris pushing the limits of what a trail bike can do. Filmed in Squamish BC.
 
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    Commute by Bike

  • ‘Transportation Colonialism’ and Inequality

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

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

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

    Ted Johnson
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    After a week in Madagascar, I finally got a bike! I rode home to my apartment, taking selfies all the way. That week without a bike served me well. I spent some time on foot, in taxis, taking small public transportation buses (taxi brousse), and bumming rides from various colleagues with their SUVs. I observed […]
  • Ebola and its Rival Killer: Cars

    Ted Johnson
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Note: This was written on September 21, 2014 Not too long ago I announced that I would be working in Madagascar for a number of months. Well here I am, in Madagascar. I arrived today. Ever since that announcement the one topic that has come up repeatedly has been… Can you guess it? Ebola!   […]
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    Bike Shop Girl

  • Early October Bike Overnight Gear List

    Bike Shop Girl
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    This past Sunday night we had a shop bike camping outing from Salvagetti. A total of 6 of us pedaled from the Irving St. location down to Bear Creek Lake Park. 44 miles round trip on mostly greenway. Read the full trip report on Salvagetti.com. I haven’t been bike camping since moving to Colorado. As I explore more, it’s easy to see how many amazing places the local Denver bike path system can take you! October weather in Colorado is questionable. It could be 85º during the day and then snow at night. With that in mind, I packed a lot of wool and my 30º sleeping bag! Gear Fully…
  • Last Weekend: Fairplay, Breckenridge & Frisco

    Bike Shop Girl
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
      Last weekend I had the opportunity to frolic in the mountains with my wife and a couple of friends. We had perfect timing to see the Aspen’s leaves changing and somehow lucked out all weekend on gorgeous weather. If you are ever looking for a great weekend trip, or even a long day trip, check out the bike path from Breckenridge to Frisco (or beyond!)
  • First 30 Days Back in the Bike Shop Saddle

    Bike Shop Girl
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    It’s been officially one month since I said goodbye to the ad agency. I am finding my groove back in the bike shop life and I have already have seen a couple successful milestones. 190 miles by bike. This could have been significantly more as I skipped most of last week, and there were a couple days early on that I didn’t track my rides. Salvagetti has a new website. We launched a revamp of Salvagetti.com as the kick off of new marketing plans. Successful Labor Day sale. We blew last year’s numbers out of the water. Enjoying life. I’ve been seeing my wife more,…
  • Conversations With My Type A Self

    Bike Shop Girl
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:04 pm
    One reason I backed away from the ad agency life was to slow down, be less competitive and rely less on those “Type A” personality traits. I really want to remember to enjoy the scenery around me! With that in mind, I had a very difficult debate with myself yesterday about over-doing things. It is in my competitive nature to strive for big goals, be motivated to push myself a bit harder ever day and continue to tack on more to my to do list. There are a few things I am trying to make healthy habits in my life right now. In no particular order: commuting by bike, CrossFit,…
  • Interbike: What Did I Miss?

    Bike Shop Girl
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    Somehow I snuck out of going to Interbike this year. While I really missed seeing so many of my bike industry friends, it was a relief to not have to visit Vegas and a trade show! Need your fix of new bike goodness? Here are some of my favorite sources: BikeRumor The Radavist Bike Magazine Urban Velo Bicycle Times Singletracks  
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    Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos

  • Maximenko Digs Hard For First UCI Win, Dodge Makes It Three-for-Three at HPCX: Race Report

    andrew reimann
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    by Mark Vareschi (Jamesburg, NJ) – The weather may have been having riders begging for water in Valkenburg, but in New Jersey, wind and cooler ... The post Maximenko Digs Hard For First UCI Win, Dodge Makes It Three-for-Three at HPCX: Race Report appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine -... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Lars van der Haar Repeats at World Cup Valkenburg; Powers Ninth – Men’s Elite Race Report

    robbie
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    The 2013 overall World Cup winner Lars van der Haar (Giant – Shimano) showed today that he is on track by once again winning the ... The post Lars van der Haar Repeats at World Cup Valkenburg; Powers Ninth – Men’s Elite Race Report appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine -... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • World Cup at Valkenburg: Katie Compton Soars After Early Mechanical – Women’s Elite Race Report

    andrew reimann
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    (Valkenburg, NED) – Ellen Van Loy had a great start in the first World Cup of the season, with Lucie Chainel following behind. Sanne Cant ... The post World Cup at Valkenburg: Katie Compton Soars After Early Mechanical – Women’s Elite Race Report appeared first on Cyclocross... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Race Report: Dodge, LVG Repeat Last Year’s Success at HPCX; Injuries and Crashes Shake Up Men’s Elite Race

    andrew reimann
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Van Gilder, Maximenko Grind Course Out in Women’s Elite Race Cassie Maximenko (Rare Vos Racing/Van Dessel) looked on a mission on Day One of HPCX, ... The post Race Report: Dodge, LVG Repeat Last Year’s Success at HPCX; Injuries and Crashes Shake Up Men’s Elite Race appeared first... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Product Review: Paul Components MiniMoto

    Clifford Lee
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    Less than a handful of years ago, cyclocross bikes were iconic for having cantilever brakes and the debate raged on about the merits and demerits ... The post Product Review: Paul Components MiniMoto appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos. ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
 
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    Bikedan in Asia

  • China: Chengdu Laochemi 100km Road Race

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

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

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

    Bikedan
    7 Dec 2013 | 10:41 am
    It is a stinky putrid smelling fruit. I’ve always steered clear of this fruit despite friends on numerous occasions trying to convert me to eating Durian. Last year, I had a flat-mate from Canada who loved the spiky fruit and would bring it home; I would instantly know it was around, even though it was put out in the laundry room. The smell just pervades the whole apartment. I was offered to try it but never could get past the evil smell. I did try it and was pleasantly surprised at the sweet creamy taste of the fruit, however it did leave a slight after taste.  My wife also tried to…
  • Racing: Bikedan’s 2013 Tour de Bintan

    Bikedan
    14 Nov 2013 | 3:32 am
    I had always wanted to go back and do the Tour de Bintan race for the past several years but always ended up doing something different like the 7-day Tour de Formosa race in Taiwan followed by the KOM Taiwan Challenge in 2012. I was invited to go back  and do the KOM Taiwan again, but chose to do Tour de Bintan instead as it more suited my abilities as a rider.  I first competed at the Tour de Bintan event in 2010 as a Cyclingnewsasia cycling journalist, my report can be found via this link: Cycling Tour Bintan Island.  Also check out a 2010 report on Cyclingnewsasia.  Read about…
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  • These Jeans Are Made for Cyclists

    Elspeth Huyett
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    It’s one of the frustrations—and incongruities—of being a cyclist: Your body is built like a machine and can go for hours, but getting jeans around your quads is a Herculean feat. And if you do manage to find a pair that accommodates your legs, chances are it’s way too loose in the waist. Beth Newell, a US national and Pan-Am track cycling champion, knows the struggle all too well, and decided to do something about it. This week, she launched Keirin Cut Jeans, which are designed to fit the bodies of cyclists in a comfortable and flattering manner. A self-proclaimed “crusader to…
  • Buzzfeed Nails the Inner Monologue of Spin Class

    Elspeth Huyett
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Every cyclist has his or her own way of getting through winter. Some retreat to the basement pain cave for hours of trainer work, some brave the elements , some replace riding with eating (we don’t recommend this approach!), and some head to the gym for indoor cycling classes. Whether you’re loyal to SoulCycle, or just get on a Spin bike once in awhile, Buzzfeed’s newest list is on point. From the feeling of being bathed in your own sweat, to that extra frustrating person next to you, there’s a gif for it.
  • Pro Bike: Caroline Mani’s Raleigh RXW Pro

    Molly Hurford
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    French racer Caroline Mani has been having an amazing cyclocross season in spite of a fractured wrist. With a specially made riding cast, she doesn’t have the same control or ability to use her upper body that the other racers have, but that hasn’t been stopping her. In fact, she recently took back-to-back wins at the Ellison Park Cyclocross Festival in Rochester, New York. The real story might be her bike, though: Raleigh’s prototype RXW Pro—a new carbon cyclocross frame for women. Raleigh has been at the forefront of women-specific cyclocross bikes in the past, with several…
  • Best Energy Chews

    jessica cassity
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Blok Party Clif Shot Bloks come in eight fruity flavors—three with added caffeine—and are made of mostly organic ingredients. Three cubes (33g, half a pack) supply 100 calories and a small helping of potassium and sodium. One of our favorite flavors, margarita, has 150mg of sodium to help restore electrolytes. KNOW YOUR SUGARS CANE SYRUP A liquid form of sugar GLUCOSE SYRUP Corn syrup, though it can also be made from rice, potatoes, or wheat HONEY A natural sweetener with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals MALTODEXTRIN An artificial sugar typically derived from corn ORGANIC DRIED CANE…
  • Millennials Go By Bike

    Caitlin Giddings
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Most media reports about millennials paint the generation as a bunch of lazy, entitled narcissists, loping around their parents' house all day in search of the best light for snap-chatting a selfie. But a report released Tuesday about the transportation habits of millennials brings to light some positive facets of the generation born between 1983 and 2000. Millennials are driving less and biking, walking, and taking public transport more—and they're moving to places (like our top bike cities) that make it easier to maintain a car-free or low-driving lifestyle. Between 2001 and 2009, the…
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  • Weekend Ride Round Up – 10/17 – 10/19

    Taylor Ford
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
     I think it is safe to say it is officially  fall now! How about you get out there this weekend and enjoy this weather, before it is winter’s turn! Check out what we have this weekend.   Friday, October 17th: Ride for Missing Children - Flower Mound, TX Saturday, October 18th: 23rd Annual Missions Tour de Goliad - Goliad, […]
  • Perseverance and Courage

    Nedim Topic
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
       
  • Choose To Be Optimistic

    Nedim Topic
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  • You Can Make Anything Happen

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  • Weekend Ride Round Up – 10/10 – 10/12

    Taylor Ford
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
     After all that crazy weather this past weekend, hopfully it will be good riding weather for this races! Check  out what is coming up in just a few days. Friday, October 10th: No races today, that we know of… Saturday, October 11th: Tour de Fireant - Marshall, TX North Texas Bicycle Rally - Trophy Club, TX Outlaw Trail 100 […]
 
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  • Insight: Cicli Spirito

    Adam
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    The 2014 Sydney Rides Festival is a two week celebration of cycling in the Harbour City, organised by the City Council. Its increasing popularity is a good indicator of how far the city has come in accepting cycling as a feasible and fun mode of transport. Only a few years ago, it would have been difficult for a shop like Cicli Spirito to become established, but Sydney now has a very strong culture surrounding our beautiful sport. It’s a fertile ground for Ben Kamenjas and his enterprise to take root and become a hub for the joy of Sydney cycling. Ben is a self-confessed Italophile with…
  • Gear: The Wheel Dishing Tool

    Adam
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Wheelbuilding, believe it or not, isn’t a dark art. It’s as much a matter of physics as any aspect of engineering. It takes dedication, the correct parts, and a bit of practice, and there’s little more satisfying than riding around on a pair of wheels you’ve built yourself. If you’re inclined, there’s an array of tools available to make the job easy and enjoyable. Centring the wheel on its axle is called dishing, and to assist you with this, Washington’s Fred Lomax of Bicyclestarz gives you his handmade Wheel Dishing Tool. Fred is a master craftsman…
  • Chapman Cycles Tourer

    Adam
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    While the slogan of Chapman Cycles reads as ‘Modern Bikes for Vintage Souls’, it’s interesting to make note of the flatland BMX frame that Brian Chapman recently built for himself — executed with the same meticulous care and craftsmanship that he pays to his touring frames. The BMX is a tight little ship of a bike, which Brian whips around with utter grace and speed, but a complete juxtaposition to the cyclotouring frame shown here, which is as elaborate and considered as any of the bikes built by the French constructeurs. Brian’s workshop is located in Rhode Island,…
  • Zino Frames Disc CX

    Adam
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Cyclocross is kicking into a big gear this season, as images pour in from around the globe of new teams, new bikes and a massive resurgence of interest in the sport. With good reason too: what other activity allows you to get down and dirty in a professional environment, apart from mud wrestling? Here come the Italians — a country that has long been enamoured with ‘cross — with a fresh builder called Zino Frames who already has an intriguing portfolio of fun and functional frames under his arm. The local amateur circuit has a new contender. This isn’t the first or the last…
  • Pegoretti Responsorium

    Adam
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    When it comes to art, we all see different things. As they say, we may not know it, but we know what we like. A hand-painted frame by Dario Pegoretti is a reflection of the man who has lived a life full of colour and passion for speed and steel. Above Category Cycling, located in Sausalito, is one of California’s most premium local bike shops and a proud dealer of Pegoretti frames — take this Responsorium, for example, one of the latest bikes to leave the workshop. Dario’s enthusiasm is contagious and for those that see the beauty in his brightly coloured frames consider owning…
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  • On being Working Class.

    Dave Moulton
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    If a man had a marijuana leaf tattoo on his neck and piercings in his nose and eyebrows, it would probably bar him from gaining employment in most places. On the other hand, if you had a poisonous snake that had taken up residence under your house, and this same man came to remove it, I doubt anyone would care too much about his appearance, as long as he had the necessary skills required to take care of the problem. I have a friend who has a long beard of biblical proportions, his hair is also long and he wears it in a single braid down his back. Most would take one look and dissmiss him as…
  • See you at the Philly Bike Expo

    Dave Moulton
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    I will be at the Philly Bike Expo to be held November 8, and 9, 2014, at the Convention Center, Broad Street, Philadelphia. I was fortunate enough to be invited as one of the guest speakers. I will be speaking from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. on Saturday 8th November. I will do my best to make the talk both informative and entertaining. Among the other speakers are two other framebuilders from my era, namely Tom Kellogg, and Ben Serotta. I will be looking forward to meeting up with them again. The thing I love about these type of events, it is always an opportunity to not only meet up with old…
  • Working Bike

    Dave Moulton
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    It gives me great satisfaction to see a bike I built in pristine condition, but there is also a measure of fulfilment when I see one that has obviously been ridden hard and has seen a lot of use. Like this one pictured here. In the heyday of my custom framebuilding, the years 1982, 1983, and 1984 I built only three of these pure track frames. (One in each year.) They were all actually raced on the relatively few banked velodromes that exist in the US. No one rode a brakeless, fixed wheel bike on the streets back then, with the exception of a few New York City bike messengers, who started the…
  • I Don't Suffer for my Art

    Dave Moulton
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    I have a new book titled “I Don’t Suffer for my Art.” The subtitle inside reads “It’s the people who read this shit that suffer for my art.” It is a collection of over 1,500 short humorous quips, together with 100 cartoons also drawn by me. The book contains some strong adult language, and anyone who would be offended by this, I would rather they not read the book. I give fair warning of the content in the opening pages. Here are a few excerpts: Did you watch the Kentucky Derby? I haven’t seen that many horse faces and funny hats since the Royal…
  • NiteRider Rechargeable Bike Lights

    Dave Moulton
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Bicycle lights have improved tremendously since the introduction of LED light bulbs, emitting more light with longer battery life. There is really no excuse for anyone to ride at night without lights, and it amazes me that people still do. Most of the cycling fatalities happen during the hours of darkness. Over the years I have always considered that the main purpose of bike lights was so that drivers of other vehicles could see me, I never really thought of it as a means to actually see where I was going in the dark. That was until a year or more ago when I bought a NiteRider MiNewt 350…
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    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education

  • Pulling back the curtain on SoulCycle – Part 2 The Class

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:12 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. SoulCycle doesn’t offer Indoor Cycling “classes” so much as they offer Indoor Cycling “productions” where the participants (if they choose) are part of the show. Not just as “extras” playing bit parts, but critically important actors and actresses in each SoulCycle performance. During these…
  • Pulling back the curtain on SoulCycle

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:01 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. Amy and I are in Santa Monica, CA this week for the MINDBODY Bold convention. I knew I would have a bunch of downtime and did a search for classes near our hotel. Imagine my delight at discovering a SoulCycle just a few blocks away We attended a sold out class there Sunday morning at 9:00. The Instructor’s name was Heather P and…
  • SoulCycle may be to women – what golf is to men

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:00 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 woke up this morning thinking; the appeal of SoulCycle to women is eerily similar to golf’s appeal to men. Amy and I rode a class at SoulCycle in Santa Monica, CA yesterday. I’m working on a few posts about our experiences that I hope to have finished by tomorrow. But this observation needed to be in a post all its…
  • ICI Podcast 330 – Parkinson’s Cycling Coach Training Program Announcement

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    8 Oct 2014 | 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. This is without a doubt the most worthwhile project I’ve ever had the privilege to be involved in. Over one million people in the USA suffer from the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s Disease. As of today, there is no known cure for Parkinson’s Disease, however, regular exercise has shown to help with the reduction of the…
  • ICI Podcast 329 – Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:40 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. Minnesota author and cycling historian Terry Kerber joins me on this episode of the Podcast to discuss his book; Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame. About Major Taylor In 1907, amid a time of unspeakable racial cruelty, the world’s most popular athlete was not…
 
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  • The Tool Bottle

    Darryl
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    In this quick tip podcast, Darryl offers a very simple idea that he thinks you’re going to love.  He recently started using a “tool bottle” and totally recommends it for rides when you don’t require two water bottles on your bike. Tune in to this Cycling 360 quick tip to find out why he loves it so much, and how easily you can set yourself up as well.  
  • Simplify Your Cycling: Nutrition

    Darryl
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    As we continue our series on Simplifying Your Cycling, we discuss a topic that matters to all cyclists.  Nutrition is important no matter what level of cycling you take part in, not to mention something that matters whether you cycle or not. Of course we had to bring in cycling nutrition expert, Kelli Jennings.  Kelli is a walking encyclopedia (maybe it’s referred to as walking Wikipedia these days) full of incredible nutrition knowledge.  Not only is she a Registered Dietician and Sports Nutritionist, she’s also an avid cyclist and endurance athlete. Nutrition can be a very…
  • The Reprieve Saddle

    Victor
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    In this quicktip, Victor talks about the problems with bicycle saddles and speaks about a new saddle just launched on kickstarter. Should you go with a regular design, center cut out, cut off nose, or the Reprieve saddle with a mid-section drop and self adjusting air bladder? Victor goes over them all and discusses what each of the options will do for your comfort on the bike. To find out more about the new Reprieve saddle, head over to their kickstarter page and give them your support if you like what they’re doing. Reprieve Saddles Kickstarter –…
  • How to deal with a creaky bike

    Victor
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Does your bike have an annoying creak every time you hit a bump or stand up on the pedals? Most bikes at some point will develop an annoying creak. These are usually warning signs that something is about to break and it should not be ignored. In this quick tip Victor attempts to answer a question that came in on our Facebook page. Hi Guys Any tip on how to diagnose unwelcome noises on a bike? My bike has developed a noise when I go over bumps. Not always and seems better when out of the saddle, so I’m concentrating on that area but everything seems tight? Thanks again for the great…
  • Simplify Your Cycling: Equipment

    Darryl
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Last podcast we gave you an overview of how simplifying things can help make you a better cyclist.  In our first category, we talk about cycling equipment and how to make things more simple. Darryl and Victor truly believe that simplicity can help you love life on and off the bike, and in this episode they go over simplifying your equipment from the bike all the way down to your shoes. Tune in and find out about simplifying your cycling equipment: How to choose the best bike for you when there are so many options and choices Simplify your clothing – how much do you really need? Why did…
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  • Loving the (Children’s) Bike

    Darryl
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Cycling is a liberating, fun and challenging sport that we all enjoy. Going out on your new bike as child is one of the first places you learn independence from parents, a sense of being in control of where you’re going and perhaps the first time you push your body to its limits. Why is it then, that bikes marketed at little girls have the useless decorations of fluffy padding, wicker baskets, and tiny passenger seats to place a baby doll in etc., while little boys are given the definition of ergonomic design: double suspension, water bottle-holder, puncture kit, et al.? This marketing ploy…
  • Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

    Darryl
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Okay, so what do you think about this one….is independence a major personality characteristic of people who love cycling? Over the past few months, I’ve become good friends with a guy named Scott Price.  He’s a former Canadian cycling champion and still very much involved in coaching and other things related to the bike.  (Oh, and watch for a totally fantastic e-book coming out from us in the very near future).  Anyway, during one of our sessions of putting our book together he said something that connected the idea of independence and cycling together for me. Ask any…
  • Stay Lean This Winter Tip #2: Training Nutrition vs. Daily Nutrition

    Kelli
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    What do you get when you eat like you’re summer-training even when you’re not? You’ve guessed it; most athletes get unwanted pounds. At the heart of the issue is the idea that athletes can, and should, eat a certain way and non-athletes should eat another.  I disagree. I think that both groups should eat a whole-food, low-processed, nourishing, healthy diet day to day.  Athletes should not eat like they are at an all-you-can-eat-pasta-bar for carb loading when they are not, in fact, carb-loading.  And even when choosing healthy carbs, there is plenty of evidence that…
  • Loving the Bike TV: Goats on the Road Wisdom

    Darryl
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    For this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV, my good friends from Goats on the Road are going to tell you about their Loving Life wisdom.  I’ve really enjoyed meeting and getting to know Nick and Dariece who live their life traveling around the world and creating their own culture along the way.  At least I get to keep a piece of them on the site before they leave Grenada and continue their adventure next month. Great words, fantastic people, amazing view, and one incredible sunset to finish off the video. The post Loving the Bike TV: Goats on the Road Wisdom appeared first on…
  • How to Prepare your Bike for the Winter Months

    Darryl
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Cycling in winter can be a challenge. If the adverse weather conditions of snow, rain and ice aren’t enough to put you off then the bitterly cold air is enough to un-inspire even the most determined of cyclists. The cold weather can also take its toll on the condition of your bike and can cause structural damage. Here’s our top tips for ensure you and your bike are prepared for the coming cold season: Know when to say ‘Goodbye’ Deciding to buy a new bike can be a tough decision, but if your old one isn’t making the grade it’s time to move on and invest in a new one. The cost of…
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  • FS New: Shimano LX RD and Shimano HG 11-34 Cogset

    Korix
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    Following parts are brand new built bike "take-offs", never been used and were removed immediately even before bike was taken for a ride. Shimano LX RD Price: Php1,000 Shimano HG 11-34 Cogset Price: Php1,000 Viewing and Meet-ups at Pasig Tiendesitas area only. Please call 0917.550.1717/0998.533.9663
  • FS Used: 2013 Trek Superfly Al100

    hyuzon
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    FRAME: (Gary Fisher) Alpha Platinum Aluminum w/ABP Convert, E2 tapered head tube, magnesium swing link, G2 Geometry, 110mm travel SIZE: 15.5" WHEELS: Formula DC51 15mm alloy axle, alloy front hub; Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing alloy rear hub w/Bontrager Mustang Disc 32-hole Tubeless Ready rims TIRES: Bontrager 29-1 Expert, 29x2.20" SADDLE: fizik flex wing carbon GROUPSET: shimano SLX 10 speed FORK: fox float CTD Mileage: under 2,000kms Condition: excellent Original price: 125,000 asking price: 80,000 you may view the bike at: Secondwind Greenhills (branch 3) visit / call us…
  • Folding bike is not allowed inside office building

    stephenb
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Hi everyone, may naka experience na ba ng ganito na hindi pinapayagan ng building admin na ipasok ang folding bike sa loob ng premises ng building? Kanina lang ay sumulat ang admin ng opisina namin sa building admin to ask access para makapasok kami gamit ang folding bike namin pero dinecline yung request namin for the following reasons: 1. Higher rate of traffic on elevators and spaces. 2. Precedent of everyone to request the same queries. 3. Security and Safety risks Unang una, hindi naman kami makikisabay sa peak hours na maraming sumasakay ng elevator, pangalawa, masama bang ehemplo yung…
  • FS Used: Thomson x4 stem

    Kimosabe
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    FS: Thomson x4 80mm stem Good as new 3k only fixed! No last price! Rfs: enve Parañaque Pics to follow 0917 389 5577
  • New MTB 25k Budget (buy/assemble) advice

    arvinadaya
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Anyone have an advice on 25k budget mtb, height of my friend is 5'6 and i dont mind going for an alivio groupset, thanks!
 
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • On and off the bike: 5 stylish clip shoes for men

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    At London Cyclist we love to receive your requests for topics to be featured – and when we covered casual commuter shoes for women, on request, we were soon flooded with requests for a mens equivalent. Riding clipped in allows you to utilize more of your muscle with every pedal stroke, waste less energy, and it cuts down the chances of your foot slipping in the wet. However, ­­­traditional road shoes are tricky to walk in, and traditional mountain bike shoes don’t tend to blend with your outfit. There are a range of commuter focused clip in compatible shoes that are designed to engage…
  • Choosing road tyres for autumn and winter

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    The wet weather has arrived and unfortunately it will probably continue to rear it’s ugly head repeatedly for the next couple of months. Heavy rain means that debris is washed onto road surfaces, so even when the surfaces have dried out, there are more puncture risks on the tarmac. Not only that, but of course wet weather means surfaces are more slippery. These two inconveniences – higher puncture risk and slippery roads are best combated by winter worthy tyres. One common misconception is that the best tyres are the ones with the thickest grooves, or ‘tread’ visible on the surface.
  • 5 of the best bike locks

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    No one wants to return to their pride and joy to find it missing, but unfortunately bike theft is all too common. When picking a bike lock, you want to go for one that promises to be sturdy, but is not so heavy or cumbersome that you’re more likely to take one look at it and leave it at home. The vast majority of bike locks are rated on the independent ‘Sold Secure’ scale – and given either a Bronze, Gold or Silver level of approval. Bronze is the most breakable, and Gold the least. You’ll pay more for a stronger ‘Gold’ standard lock, but this is one…
  • 5 Smart clipless pedal friendly shoes for women

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    This week we had an email from a female reader desperately searching for smart looking clipless pedal friendly shoes for women. Search as she might, our reader hadn’t found any women’s specific shoes that clipped in, but could pass as everyday wear off the bike. Task in hand, we set off in search of an answer – and found 5. DZR Link Womens SPD Compatible SPD Shoes – here for £79.98 DZR make a wide range of SPD shoes for men, and I couldn’t find many female specific offerings on their website – but strangely I did find them retailing elsewhere, at Tredz.
  • Vulpine Men’s Cotton Rain Trousers Review

    Andreas
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    I hate shopping for trousers. It’s one of those items that you’ll wear all the time and will last for years, which makes it feel like it’s a big decision. As I hate shopping for them, I end up wearing my old trousers so much that eventually they get a hole in them. That’s what happened with extensively well worn Swrve cycling jeans which I reviewed back in 2012. In my hunt for a new pair of trousers, I’ve bought from expensive brands like All Saints and more affordable brands such as Topman. All have had a habit of wearing out too quickly for my liking, as…
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • 2014 specialized Tarmac Pro

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    only road this bike a few time, I am too old for a race position. Look at specialized website. 11 speed shimano dura ace Email for pics. zx14ninja21@yahoo.com This bike is perfect, paid 6000
  • Trek 20 Trick Bike

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    used trek trick bike with rear pegs, has coaster brakes and rear hand brake, ready to go! 30 FIRM text only 630-939-0437
  • Trek 24 21 speed bike

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    used trek 24 wheel sized bike, 21 speed, adjustable 3 piece crank, was repainted by previous owner, bontrager tires like new, ready to ride 40 FIRM, TEXT only 630-939-0437
  • Centurion Cavaletto Road Bike with front, back lights

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The bike is in excellent condition. Tires are 26 inches and 12 speeds are available. Front and back lights for night riding are included in the price. It is ready for pickup in Woodridge.
  • Motorized bikes NEW

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Motorized Bike. Sales, service repair
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    Cycling Tips

  • Kenyan rider John Muya Njoroge killed in collision at Tour of Matabungkay

    cyclingtips
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Kenyan rider John Muya Njoroge has been killed in a collision at the Tour of Matabungkay in the Philippines over the weekend. Philippine news website Tempo.com.ph and the Kenyan Riders Facebook page report that the 30-year-old died on Saturday October 18 at 10am when he collided with a car coming the other way. According to the Kenyan Riders Facebook page: “an ambulance was on the spot and our coach Rob arrived a minute later. He was transported to the nearest hospital but his injuries were beyond saving.” The day after the accident — the final day of the tour — the…
  • Mixing groupsets: what works together and what doesn’t

    Matt de Neef
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    With three major groupset manufacturers, transmissions of anywhere from seven- to 11-speed, and an excess of aftermarket cranksets and wheels on the market, consumers will inevitably suffer from a clash of component compatibilities, particularly when upgrading. In this post CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at the known incompatibilities between groupsets from different brands (and within the same brand) along with some emerging compatibilities. Once upon a time, cyclists were free to mix and match transmission components but that all changed when Shimano introduced indexed gear…
  • First-look review: SH+ Sunglasses

    Matt de Neef
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    SH+ is an Italian company that is devoted to ski and cycling helmets, goggles, gloves and eyewear. There are nearly a dozen models in the company’s eyewear catalogue and all feature bold styling and bright colours. For cyclists, there is the RG-4600 with a single wrap-around lens, the half-framed RG-4720, and the full-framed RG-4700. All three models use an interchangeable lens system. The RG-4600 and RG-4720 are shown here. Both models are available in two versions: one, with a tinted lenses boxed with two extra lenses (clear and orange); or two, the so-called Reactive version with a…
  • How the race was won: Tour of Beijing

    cyclingtips
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    In the latest “How The Race Was Won”, Cosmo Catalano takes a look at the final edition of Tour of Beijing. Despite some occasional strangeness, the event still managed to deliver several strong sprints, a reasonably exciting GC race, and of course, some guy in a panda suit. In Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won” series, you’ll see much more than simple race highlights. Cosmo Catalano picks up the details that nobody else sees, analyses the race situation and its progression, and wraps it in his own brand of humour and razor sharp wit. We hope you enjoy it.
  • Rocacorba Daily

    Matt de Neef
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Nathan Haas wins Japan Cup Cycle Road Race; Ruth Corset closes out National Road Series with victory at Tour of the Goldfields; Report – Pantani 1999 Giro exclusion didn’t follow correct protocol – was the mafia involved?; Acquarone up against RCS Sport in court – “I feel like a scapegoat”; WADA confirms Hushovd didn’t break anti-doping Code in relation to Armstrong; Tygart – Hushovd ‘sat quietly and let the lies and deception continue’; Tough opening expected for the 2015 Tour de France;…
 
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    Car Free Days

  • REI dishonors the dead with new “Ghost Bike” brand

    Tim K
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Ghost Bike: A ghost bike ghostcycle or WhiteCycle is a bicycle set up as a roadside memorial in a place where a cyclist has been killed or severely injured (usually by a motor vehicle).[1][2] Apart from being a memorial, it is usually intended as a reminder to passing motorists to share the road. Ghost bikes are usually junk bicycles painted white, sometimes with a placard attached, and locked to a suitable object close to the scene of the accident. For the past few years REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc) has been on a mad tear to show they are a legit player in the urban biking business.
  • Book Review: Washington Cycling Sojourner

    Tim K
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    An early-years, Carfreedays family tour, camped at San Juan County Park. edit: Book Party!Book-Release event for Washington Cycling Sojourner at Washington Bikes in Pioneer Square. 5:30pm May 1. Details & RSVP at WA Bikes. The  family just returned from a spring-break, car-camping trip to Yosemite National Park. While the park was beyond beautiful, the amount of time spent in the car (and in close proximity to other car campers and RVers who don’t exactly share our “don’t bring everything you own” ethos), had us longing for a another bike tour. As you may…
  • reBertha: What To Do With Our Very Large Hole

    Tim K
    24 Jan 2014 | 7:31 am
    As you’ve probably heard, our tortured tunneling titan, Bertha “the world’s largest and most expensive tunneling machine,” hasn’t moved in more than a month. Armchair speculation says she’s likely over budget and certainly behind schedule. I think it’s safe to say things are a mess.  Many of us alternative transportation nerds advocates have been against this mega project debacle since the beginning.  A mere $2.8B to move some cars at roughly the same speed and efficiency as if we tore down the doomed Alaska Way Viaduct and did nothing?
  • Tree Hauling, Year 7: Kids Hauling Trees

    Anne & Tim
    17 Dec 2013 | 12:24 pm
    Happy Holidays! It’s time for our seventh-annual Christmas-tree hauling post. You’re probably bored of our tree-hauling exploits at this point. But it’s a tradition so we’re sharing anyway! Last year our friend, Charlotte, suggested that the kids need to start hauling the tree. And since our daughter now fits Anne’s bikes, Tim floated the idea by her a couple of weeks ago. As a new 13 year old, she’s lukewarm about even riding bikes, let alone hauling trees on bikes in public, where, you know, like, her friends and, like, the whole world might see her! So…
  • Bike Lights that Last Forever, a Kickstarter Campaign

    Anne
    4 Oct 2013 | 1:03 pm
    Can you believe it’s already fall? Seattle has been hit by some nasty weather this fall: rain, clouds and wind storms. And most disturbing of all, darkness! Time to start pulling out our bike lights. What type of lights do you use? Even though we talk about upgrading to generator lights, we haven’t made the leap yet. We’re still using battery-powered lights. And not even bike-specific battery-powered lights, we use a variety of AA flashlights that we connect to our handlebars with DIY guy’s signature re-used/re-purposed inner tube mounts. Bike Light Kickstarter…
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    RKP

  • Friday Group Ride #236

    Robot
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    I live in a bubble. There’s no doubt about that. Working for a custom bike builder means I see a LOT of custom bikes, not only ours but lots of others, too. It’s almost all I look at, and of course, because it’s what I look at, it colors my perception of what people are really riding, what they really want. In my world, gravel/adventure bikes have taken off like a rocket. My roadie friends are all about fire roads and single-track on drop bar bikes. We talk about tire sizes and tread patterns like mountain bikers. We seek out new trails, new events, and we look forward to…
  • Grandfather’s Axe

    August Cole
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    The crunch of finely ground dirt and gravel under my tires seems to amplify my sense of speed in the early-morning mist. That peculiar sound adds a sense of urgency, of pursuit. It is fitting given the way the path winds between some of the Revolutionary War’s most important sites in Minute Man National Historical Park. It is a road for remembrance just after dawn. British and American flags sprout like spring buds from cracks in stone fences. This testament, while somber, is also a beautiful reminder of why a simple trip by bicycle can be imbued with so much more when you can lose yourself…
  • The Abbey Tools Crombie

    Padraig
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Even though I’m no longer a professional mechanic, I still find myself doing a lot of bike work. Discounting kids’ bikes, there 11 bikes in my garage and all but three of them have been ridden in the last quarter. Yowza. I still enjoy working on bikes, but domestic needs and other more pressing professional obligations, not to mention my desire to ride bikes rather than work on them, has cut into my lazy time like a shark bite in a surf board. It’s a bummer. Of the many things I do with bikes, one of the most frequent needs I have is to swap cassettes between wheels.
  • Schwinn CycleNav

    Padraig
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    In the town where I grew up you either had a Schwinn Varsity or you knew someone who did. Same with the Stingray. A bike path had just been built and it was covered in Schwins. I had a Columbia. But that’s another story. In the early ‘70s, Schwinn owned the kids market. That brand took kids everywhere, to school, to baseball practice, fishing and maybe a first date. Oh, if those Schwinn’s could talk. Guess what? Now they can. Sort of. Nothing beats local knowledge. No app, no service, no algorythm we can think of is better than you when it comes to where to ride and when to ride in your…
  • Why We Ride: Readings

    Padraig
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I’m going to be on the road some in the coming weeks to promote my book “Why We Ride.” Before I say anything about where I’ll be coming up, I want to thank everyone who has hosted an event and everyone who has come to a reading for their hospitality and support. There’s nothing quite like having a good host and an interested audience. The format for most of these will be a reading followed by a Q&A and then book sales and signings. Wherever possible, I’ll be around for rides either before or afterward. And now, to those dates: Thursday, October 16, 7:00…
 
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    Semi-Pro Cycling Performance Podcast

  • SPC116 - Teamwork Wins Races with Nick Traggis

    Damian Ruse
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    This episode is all about choosing team members, finding mentors and pleasing sponsors from both a rider and manager perspective. Nick Traggis - Director at Team Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros helps us out with some knowledge bombs.
  • SPC115 - Turning PRO the Carter Jones Way

    Damian Ruse
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Carter Jones’ coach Dr Stephen McGregor joins us again to talk about Carter's development. Carter Jones has signed a two year deal with Team Giant-Alpecin.
  • SPC114 - Pacing and Performance Measurement Using VAM

    Damian Ruse
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s cycling and climbing today with the concept of VAM helps us understand and quantify cycling performance and can be a useful tool to help improve your own cycling performance.
  • SPC113 - Inspiratory Muscle Training for Cycling Endurance

    Damian Ruse
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today we are learning about training the respiratory system - that’s right the breathing muscles - not the lungs. Breathing muscles fatigue just like any other muscles. So why not train them? Performance gains of 2.7% or more...
  • SPC112 - How to Add Split Sessions to Your Training

    Damian Ruse
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Learn how to survive days when you are doing 2 training sessions. This episode gives a basic framework, guidelines and benefits of having two training sessions in one day.
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    ibikedaily.com

  • Breadwinner Arbor Lodge

    CJ Holt
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    THE ARBOR LODGE FROM BREADWINNER CYCLES IS PERFECT FOR COMMUTING OR TRANSPORTING GOODS. Born in Portland, the strong>Arbor Lodge is inspired by the award-winning porteur designs of BreadWinner Cycles. Stylish, classic and fully integrated with all the features and load-carrying capacity you need for commuting and daily transportation, this Arbor Lodge comes with a large front platform rack, fenders and the optional dynamo lights. BreadWinner knows about year-round commuting in rain and cold, and the Arbor Lodge is the most capable city bike for hitting the streets every day. The Arbor Lodge…
  • Varibike

    CJ Holt
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    VARIBIKE, THE BIKE THAT CAN BE PEDALED WITH YOUR FEET, HANDS OR BOTH. Developed to make cycling even more fun, Varibike has designed a bicycle that provides a full-body workout. The bike’s unique design allows riders to efficiently use either their arms, their legs, or their whole body for cycling. Varibike also comes equipped with two options for pedaling by hand. In the alternate style (just like pedaling a standard bicycle), one arm pulls while the other arm pushes. The synchron style (rowing motion), both arms push and pull together to propel the bike forward. Either way your going…
  • Hey Cycles

    CJ Holt
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    HEY CYCLES, CRAFTED WITH STYLE. Hey Cycle, recent winner of the coveted Red Dot Award, has a passion for producing quality, simplistic bicycles for men and women. The hydroformed 6061 aluminum frame is fitted with the best parts available and is topped with a variety of colorways to suit just about everyone’s taste. Each part on a Hey Cycle is chosen for a specific reason, which adds to the bikes amazing ride and feel. In addition to frame specific models for men and women, you can also chose between a single speed, which comes equipped with a Shimano Rollerbrake, a 42T – 170mm…
  • Haibike Xduro FS RX Electric Mountain Bike

    CJ Holt
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    E-MOTOR, FULL SUSPENSION, 27.5″ ROLLERS, THE HAIBIKE XDURO FS RX MOUNTAIN BIKE. The Xduro FS RX from Haibike is the newest and most advanced e-mountain bike on the market. It features a hydroformed 6061 aluminum frame, 27.5″ wheels, 120mm travel full suspension and of course Bosch’s mid-drive electric motor that pumps out 350 watts. An Xduro branded stem, handlebar and saddle fill the cockpit while a selection of mid-range components from Shimano, Rockshox, SRAM and Fox complete the drive train and suspension. The frame also features internally routed cables (seatpost…
  • Veloloop, The Traffic Light Trigger For Your Bike

    CJ Holt
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    NOW YOU CAN TRIGGER TRAFFIC LIGHTS ON YOUR BIKE WITH VELOLOOP. Cyclists everywhere will be thrilled to hear that thanks to Veloloop, they too can now trigger traffic sensors at intersections. How does it do that? Well, it uses a microcontroller device that triggers the loop sensors. Originally for detecting cars, these sensors are installed into the ground, in the middle of the lane just before crosswalks and detects the mass of cars. It then relays that message to the light and tells it when a car is waiting to proceed through an intersection. When Veloloop is on top of one of these sensors…
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    Bike Tourings - Blog

  • Affordable Quality Bike Trailer for Bike Touring and Commuting, by Rideon

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

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

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Versatile Single Wheel Bike Trailers Reviewed Single Wheel bike trailer for food delivery Bike trailers for cargo usage Of all the various bicycle cargo trailers including those offering two wheel designs for bike commuting and touring we prefer a single wheel bike trailer for its' versatile maneuverability.  Riding narrow bike lanes, multi use pathways and casual trail riding a quality steel frame trailer is both fun and practical for carrying gear or groceries with a single wheel design.  Another advantage to the two wheel design is the tire is less likely to get a flat.  One…
  • Top Five Bike Commuting Bells Has a Nice Ring to It, by Rideon

    2 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Some communities request bike commuters to use a bike bell. Vintage Lever Strike Bell One of the joys of owning a bike is personalizing it with practical accessories and since most all accessories for bike commuting are designed with some form of practical advantage it's easy to do.  With new technological advancements and efforts to make folks app happy there are still some things that an app would have a very difficult time replacing for example a bike bell.  Accessories and gear for bikes often seem to be excessive and expensive. Here is one item that can be purchased very…
 
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    Office Cyclist

  • Cyclist using Google

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

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

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

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

    18 May 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Half drunk high-school graduates after the prom are certainly not an obstacle you want to encounter while cycling on a loose cobblestone path. They just don't care how much space they take up :)Got my front wheel stuck in a gap between the cobblestones while avoiding a particularly tipsy girl talking on her phone and ignoring the world around her.Luckily, no high-school graduates were hurt, and I managed to keep a smile on while quietly grumbling "watch out where you're going".Kids, congratulations on finishing high school, and best of luck in the future. Just please mind…
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    Cycling Perspective®

  • Alejandro Valverde’s 2014 season by the numbers

    Kim Hull
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    Alejandro Valverde, Vuelta a España 2014 stage 10Photo: © Movistar 34-year-old Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) claimed the 2014 UCI World Tour title, amassing some impressive numbers over the season. Number of seasons as a pro cyclist 2014 Podiums  Career victories since 2002   2014 Victories Stage 6, Vuelta a España Flèche Wallonne Clásica San Sebastián Roma Maxima GP Miguel Indurain Spanish ITT Championship Vuelta a Murcia Vuelta a Andalucía (+ 3 stages)  2014 Grand Tours Tour de France: 4th Vuelta a España: 3rd   2014 Medals Spanish ITT Championships (gold) World RR…
  • 2015 UCI Races by Date

    Kim Hull
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October From To Name Class Country January 09.01.2015 18.01.2015 Vuelta al Tachira en Bicicleta 2.2 VEN 10.01.2015 10.01.2015 III Gran Prix San Luis Femenino 1.2 ARG 11.01.2015 16.01.2015 Tour Femenino de San Luis 2.2 ARG 14.01.2015 18.01.2015 Tour of Egypt 2.2 EGY 19.01.2015 25.01.2015 Tour de San Luis 2.1 ARG 20.01.2015 25.01.2015 Santos Tour Down Under 2.UWT AUS 28.01.2015 01.02.2015 New Zealand Cycle Classic 2.2 NZL 29.01.2015 29.01.2015 Trofeo…
  • Final Tour of Beijing 2014 general classification results

    Kim Hull
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Tour of Beijing 2014 Stage 5 » Name Nat Team Time / Gap 1 Philippe GILBERT Belgium BMC 17:59:57 2 Daniel MARTIN Ireland GRS 3 3 Esteban CHAVES Colombia OGE 9 4 Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA Portugal LAM 11 5 Sergei CHERNETSKI Russia KAT 23 6 Warren BARGUIL France GIA 23 7 Julian David ARREDONDO MORENO Colombia TFR 23 8 Rinaldo NOCENTINI Italy ALM 23 9 Rigoberto URAN URAN Colombia OPQ 23 10 Mikael CHEREL France ALM 26 11 Pieter SERRY Belgium OPQ 26 12 David LOPEZ GARCIA Spain SKY 26 13 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Spain BMC 26 14 Bryan NAULLEAU France EUC 44 15 Steven KRUIJSWIJK Netherlands BEL 47…
  • Tour of Beijing 2014 Stage 5 results

    Kim Hull
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Tour of Beijing 2014 Stage 5 » Name Nat Team Time /Gap 1 Sacha MODOLO ITA LAM 2:40:10 2 Greg HENDERSON NZL LTB 0 3 Edvald BOASSON HAGEN NOR SKY 0 4 Tyler FARRAR USA GRS 0 5 Moreno HOFLAND NED BEL 0 6 Luka MEZGEC SLO GIA 0 7 Davide APPOLLONIO ITA ALM 0 8 Ben SWIFT GBR SKY 0 9 Caleb EWAN AUS OGE 0 10 Enrique SANZ ESP MOV 0 11 Nikolas MAES BEL OPQ 0 12 Rudiger SELIG GER KAT 0 13 Sergei CHERNETSKI RUS KAT 0 14 Guillaume BOIVIN CAN CAN 0 15 Reinardt JANSE VAN RENSBURG RSA GIA 0 16 Bryan NAULLEAU FRA EUC 0 17 Rinaldo NOCENTINI ITA ALM 0 18 Mathew HAYMAN AUS OGE 0 19 Mikael CHEREL FRA ALM 0 20…
  • Sacha Modolo wins final stage at Tour of Beijing 2014; Philippe Gilbert wins overall race

    Kim Hull
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Sacha Modolo wins Tour of Beijing 2014 Stage 5Photo: © Movistar Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) won the bunch sprint at the Bird’s Nest Piazza ahead of Greg Henderson (Lotto-Belisol) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky). I won in Suisse but then I had a bad Tour de France and crashed at the Eneco Tour and struggled. I’ve been at home training for a month and so to win is hugely satisfying for me and for the team who helped me here. We always thought we’d catch the breakaway. It was close but it’s always difficult for two guys to stay away. We tried to force the other teams to…
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    Jarred's Cycling

  • Email Newsletter

    Jarred Gitz
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I am getting ready to start an email newsletter from Jarredscycling.com so you'll have just one more way to get all of the super important info I create. In the event you don't consider it to be super important but maybe you'll find it at least entertaining. To sign up for the weekly newsletter fill out the form below or the form in the sidebar to the right.Thanks again!Subscribe to the Jarred's Cycling mailing list
  • My Triathlon Transition Bag

    Jarred Gitz
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sadly no, Nike is not a sponsorTo go along with my post about my Triathlon Finish Bag aka the Sparkly Bag (link) that posted last week here is my post about what goes into my triathlon transition bag. Now this is the bag that I actually carry into transition and where all of my gear goes that I will either set up in transition or wear during the race. As it is set up below though is for sprint triathlons as I haven't done anything longer this year. So obviously that means less water bottles and food than for someone doing a longer triathlon.Shoes - My transition bag has three…
  • Tri at the Lake Race Recap

    Jarred Gitz
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last Sunday I finished my last triathlon of the season, Tri at the Lake, in Heber Springs. I can't say I am completely thrilled with my results as my time was worse than the CATS Sprint Triathlon just a couple of weeks before. Although I did improve my placing by winning my age group; I'll just neglect to tell you all how many people were in my age group. I do wonder why turnout was so low for the race this year with only about half the number of participants versus previous years.Travel to Heber SpringsBeing that Heber Springs is around 90 minutes from Little Rock Nicole and I were not…
  • iBike Newton+ Software 5.0 has been Released

    Jarred Gitz
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Just this last week the newest software update for the iBike Newton+ has been released to the public.  I have been waiting for this software update with a decent amount of anticipation!  It was told that it would address many if not most of the issues I did have with the iBike Newton+ in the format I originally reviewed it earlier this year.Here is a link to my original review but to surmize here is my summary section from the review:"At the end of the day I think the iBike Newton+ delivers great power meter data that is accurate.  Furthermore it actually delivers many (not…
  • Wahoo TICKR X in for Review

    Jarred Gitz
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    No do not let your mind deceive you this is not the exact same post I did 2 months ago rehashed.  Or at least not completely.  This is for the Wahoo TICKR X were as the previous post was about the Wahoo TICKR Run.  A subtle but not insignificant difference here.The TICKR X basically takes all of the features of the TICKR Run ,which I previously reviewed hereand continues to build upon that platform to add event more functionality.  So much functionality in fact that Wahoo hasn't even been able to develop it all yet and the TICKR X will continue to get firmware updates to…
 
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    Cyclist Ville

  • 5 Secrets to Having a Better Cycling Experience!

    Shawn Gossman
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Do you wish you could have a better cycling experience? Some of us will jump on our bike, ride all day and wish the ride could have been better, more entertaining and sometimes even less painful. If you are wishing for a better cycling experience after your rides – then there is something wrong going on here. You should be enjoying every bike ride that you take! So I wanted to write this article to share 5 secrets that most new bike riders don’t know about to make for a better cycling experience.     #1 – Clip in for a Better Cycling Experience If you want a better cycling…
  • Bike Laws: Know Your Bicycle Rights on the Road!

    Shawn Gossman
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Bike laws were made for two reasons. One, bike laws were made to protect cyclists from being struck by drivers and two, bike laws were made for cyclists to avoid causing drivers to get into accidents. I am a cyclist and I know my bike laws and I should because it helps me understand what I am allowed to do on the road or better yet, my rights on the road. I am also a first responder and therefore, I know and have seen the dangers of riders who haven’t followed their bike laws and the usually excuse, if they make it that is, is that they didn’t know about the bike laws to begin with. So I…
  • Cyclist Lifestyle in 30 Days Article Series is Now Complete!

    Shawn Gossman
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Are you ready to intensify your cyclist lifestyle? Do you want to expand your cyclist lifestyle and go deeper into the bicycling community and all it has to offer you? Then I suggest you read the follow 30 articles focusing on enhancing your cyclist lifestyle. I hope you enjoy these articles as it took me quite a while to write all of them!     30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle Article Series Day 1: Cycling Benefits and Reasons   Day 2: Finding Cyclist Support   Day 3: Bicycle Selection   Day 4: Newbie Cyclist Tips   Day 5: First Bike Ride   Day 6: Different…
  • Cyclist Ville Cycling Challenge – 30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle

    Shawn Gossman
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    You have reached the end of the 30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle article series! Congratulations! You are reading number 30 of this article series. Now I challenge you to take on the Cyclist Ville Cycling Challenge as you last task of enhancing your cyclist lifestyle. What is the Cyclist Ville Cycling Challenge? I will tell you below in this article…     The Cyclist Ville Cycling Challenge I have a Cyclist Ville Cycling Challenge for all of you. I have three of them, actually!   If you are a blogger, my Cyclist Ville Cycling Challenge for you is to write a cycling blog article…
  • Online Cycling Resources – 30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle

    Shawn Gossman
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Every cyclist lifestyle participant needs a good long list of online cycling resources, right? In this article, I wanted to share my favorite online cycling resources with you so you can add to the list of your own online cycling resources and findings. I hope you enjoy!     Online Cycling Resources   Cycling Blogs Bike Radar – If you like blog-magazine styled websites with tons of information and resources about cycling, then you are going to love this well designed and awesome on the eyes magazine-styled blog. London Cyclist – Whether you are from the United Kingdom or…
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  • About Jamis Bicycles

    Bicycles Buddy
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Jamis originated in Tallahassee, FL, in 1937 as a distributor of European bicycles. The company, however, quickly established its own brand of bicycles and moved into the design and manufacturing of bicycles.In 1979, the company introduced one of its very first, and well-known, bicycles, the Earth Cruiser. Encouraged by the success of this beach bike, the company began introducing new types of bikes almost every year, including race bikes, comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, and mountain bikes. Perhaps the most famous of these bikes in this era was the Jamis Dakar, a race bike released in 1985 that…
  • About Fuji Bicycles

    Bicycles Buddy
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Fuji is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world. Founded in 1899, this 115-year-old company has faced bankruptcy, moved from Japan to the United States, and developed a reputation for producing excellent touring and road bikes. While it has struggled at times to keep up with larger bicycle companies, it has established itself as a quality producer of bicycles that offers innovation and high-quality engineering in all of its products.Fuji was founded in Japan by Nichibel Fuji and named after Mount Fuji. The company took its name and logo after Mount Fuji to represent the kind of…
  • Top 10 Cool Mens Bike Helmets

    Bicycles Buddy
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    We know, helmets can suck. They’re never considered cool (although we do have some that are an exception to that rule). You would often see professional cyclists without helmets, up until the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) made it mandatory for cyclists to wear helmet in all major races. Some are of the opinion that they took part out of the fun out of cycling, but let’s be honest. Protective headgear really can be a lifesaving accessory, and one which is very important (in addition to tail lights and other safety lights).Back in the day, helmets used to be bulky and…
  • 6 Awesome Full Face Mountain Bike Helmets Review, Price and Discount

    Bicycles Buddy
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Full face mountain bike helmets are the best for securing your head from serious injuries. Full face helmets provides extra safety for total face and back of head. If you are an adventurous rider and often visit the hill and mountain areas then here is the list of 6 totally awesome mountain bike helmets! We’ve reviewed it personally and they are in order from cheap to costly.Best Full Face MTB Helmets OverviewMTB HelmetWeight (Large Size)Available SizesPriceStar Rating (Out of 5)Giro Remedy 1050 grams*Small *Large4.8 StarsBell Sanction BMX/Downhill 950 grams*Small *Medium *Large4.7…
  • Top 8 Bicycle Helmet Lights For Commuting

    Bicycles Buddy
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Are you a rider who loves to cycle at night? Do you encounter roads with minimal or no light coverage or ride mountain bikes off road? We have here compiled a list for you of bicycle helmet lights for commuting during the darkest hours of night. We have evaluated these lights from on the points of lumens, stability and sturdiness. Whether you need visibility in the darkest night or want the light that will last the longest time, these bicycle helmet lights will get you through it.Click on the links or pictures below to get in-depth specs, prices, reviews, and discounts on Amazon.com1.
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