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  • Jens Voigt’s hour record bike and my confusion with the UCI

    Bicycle Design
    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…
  • Selling your bicycle

    London Cyclist Blog
    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Last week, we provided a list of bang for your buck upgrades that can transform your bike for as little as £5, but if you feel you’d rather get a new bike, than upgrade your old one, you’ve come to the right place with our guide to selling your bike. Bikes generally retain their value really well, and it’s certain someone out there would fall in love with your second hand bike. Here’s how you get it to them. 1) Decide where to sell There are many options: If you belong to a cycling club or group you can probably advertise via a forum, newsletter or word of mouth…
  • Gallery: Jens Voigt’s hour record ride

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    VeloNews.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Voigt set a new record, 51.11 kilometers, a day after his 43rd birthday. The crowd sang happy birthday to the German after his ride. Photo: Ulf Schiller Schillerphoto.com 1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.Jens Voigt's hour record ride Jens Voigt leaves the starting block, setting off on 60 minutes of full-gas riding. He used a 55x14 gear, massive by track standards, which made his first few pedal strokes a bit wobbly. He still started fast, about one second faster than he had intended to ride the first lap. Photo: Ulf Schiller Schillerphoto.comView Larger Image.Jens Voigt's hour…
  • Interbike ’14, Part V

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    Padraig
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Lugged steel road frames are more typically found at NAHBS than Interbike these days. So it was refreshing to see one, especially one with as storied a background as the Masi Gran Criterium. Haro continues to guide the brand here in the U.S. and the product manager is a dyed-in-the-wool roadie. To my knowledge, the bike is still using the same lugs and tubes as it did back in the ’70s.  Interbike wouldn’t be Interbike if there weren’t some really startling products. Stopping to find out the full details on this thing seemed a disservice to my slack-jawed amazement. What…
  • Basic Bike Repair – 30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle

    Cyclist Ville
    Shawn Gossman
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Basic bike repair is something you should consider mastering when attempting to master your cyclist lifestyle. Basic bike repair will not only make you more aware of cycling in general but basic bike repair skills will also save you money and even quite possibly help you make money. I once purchased a book on basic bike repair instructions and then took an old mountain bike that someone gave me and stripped it and then put it back together, changed the tubes, changed the chain and so on and so on. I then realized I got really good at basic bike repair and started researching advanced bike…
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  • Video: Building an SRM head unit

    Logan VonBokel
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Logan VonBokel visits SRM and captures the assembly process of a Power Control 7 head unitThe post Video: Building an SRM head unit appeared first on VeloNews.com.
  • Video: Previewing the UCI Road World Championships

    VeloNews.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Global Cycling Network breaks down the events at the Road World Championships in Ponferrada, SpainThe post Video: Previewing the UCI Road World Championships appeared first on VeloNews.com.
  • The worlds team time trial explained

    Gregor Brown
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Orica-GreenEdge, which finished third in the Vuelta a Espana TTT, is a favorite to win gold at the worlds. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comMILAN (VN) — The team time trial that returns to the UCI Road World Championships for the third consecutive year Sunday promises to be a tight battle between a handful of superpowers and a sponsorship showcase in Ponferrada, Spain. “We have made good progression over the last three years,” Orica-GreenEdge sport director Matt White said in a press release. “We finished third, a little off the pace, in our first attempt two years ago.
  • Gallery: Jens Voigt’s hour record ride

    VeloNews.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Voigt set a new record, 51.11 kilometers, a day after his 43rd birthday. The crowd sang happy birthday to the German after his ride. Photo: Ulf Schiller Schillerphoto.com 1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.Jens Voigt's hour record ride Jens Voigt leaves the starting block, setting off on 60 minutes of full-gas riding. He used a 55x14 gear, massive by track standards, which made his first few pedal strokes a bit wobbly. He still started fast, about one second faster than he had intended to ride the first lap. Photo: Ulf Schiller Schillerphoto.comView Larger Image.Jens Voigt's hour…
  • In the News: Wiggins may head Sky-backed development team

    VeloNews.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Bradley Wiggins' future remains uncertain after being left off Sky's 2014 Tour de France lineup. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThe Guardian has reported that Team Sky and British Cycling are investigating forming a development team which would have Bradley Wiggins as its leader and figurehead, from midway through 2015 into 2016, when the 2012 Tour de France winner hopes to bow out with a bid for an Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro. Wiggins is currently contracted to Sky, with negotiations taking place about the future form of his contract, and this initiative is being seen as one way of…
 
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  • Some things to know about the cycling worlds (The Associated Press)

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    MADRID (AP) -- With the grand tours over and done with, it's time to get ready for the road cycling world championships.
  • Voigt sets new hour record (Reuters)

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    LONDON (Reuters) - German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, cycling's governing body the UCI said on Thursday. The Trek Factory Racing rider, 43, is now set to retire after beating the previous record of 49.700 km set by Czech rider Andrej Sosenka in 2005. Voigt's record follows a revision by the UCI of the rules, introduced in 2000, governing equipment used in the celebrated competition. ...
  • Cycling-Voigt sets new hour record (Reuters)

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    (adds details, quotes) LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, cycling's governing body the UCI said on Thursday. The Trek Factory Racing rider, 43, is now set to retire after beating the previous record of 49.700 km set by Czech rider Andrej Sosenka in 2005. Voigt's record follows a revision by the UCI of the rules, introduced in 2000, governing equipment used in the celebrated competition. ...
  • Jens Voigt sets cycling's Hour Record (The Associated Press)

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    GRENCHEN, Switzerland (AP) -- Jens Voigt has set a new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record, racing 51.1 kilometers (31.7 miles) around a velodrome.
  • Valverde signs new 3-year contract with Movistar (The Associated Press)

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:09 am
    MADRID (AP) -- Alejandro Valverde has agreed to a new contract with Movistar that will keep the Spanish rider on the team for the next three years.
 
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    Bike World News

  • Belkin Pro Cycing ‘giving everything’ for Worlds TTT

    Ron Callahan
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Belkin Pro Cycling Team will start the World Championships team trial Sunday in Ponferrada, Spain, with five riders who have finished the Vuelta a España. The post Belkin Pro Cycing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lotto Belisol signs stagaire Tiesj Benoot to pro contract

    Ron Callahan
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tiesj Benoot, who’s a trainee at Lotto Belisol and is rider of the U23 team, will become pro in the team as of January 1st, 2015. The post Lotto Belisol signs stagaire Tiesj Benoot to pro contract... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Matthew Goss Joins Team MTN-Qhubeka

    Ron Callahan
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are delighted to announce that Australian Matthew Goss will join Team MTN-Qhubeka for the 2015 cycling season The post Matthew Goss Joins Team MTN-Qhubeka appeared first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ORICA-Greenedge and ORICA-AIS set ambitions for World Championships

    Ron Callahan
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    ORICA-Greenedge and the women's team of ORICA-AIS have both announced their team rosters for Sunday's World Championships team time trial. The post ORICA-Greenedge and ORICA-AIS set ambitions for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jens Voigt breaks hour record, achieves legendary status

    Ron Callahan
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce that the German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the Hour Record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland The post Jens Voigt breaks hour... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    PezCycling News

  • Photog’s View: Doylestown Criterium

    Darrell Parks
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    Photo Special: After the wet, yet spectacular road race on Saturday, the Sunday criterium turned out to be a dry yet equally spectacular affair. Ace photographer Darrell Parks runs us through some of his favorite photos from the mens and womens races at the Bucks County Classic, Doylestown Criterium. This year’s 12th edition of the Bucks County Classic Doylestown Criterium had a few changes in store for the fans and racers. New this year was the addition of a womens pro race prior to the mens main event. The Mens race not only had an enormous field with 160 registered riders it was also…
  • PEZ Talk: Vuelta Debutant Chad Haga

    Edmond Hood
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Rider Interview: Chad Haga went from competing in the US to a WorldTour rider in the season’s hardest Grand Tour in the matter of a year. A steep learning curve you might say, but Chad took it all in his stride. Ed Hood asked him all about his Vuelta baptism of fire. What a difference a year makes. In September 2013 Giant’s young American, Chad Haga was pedaling across the golden Prairies of Alberta; September 2014 however saw him in the green hills of Asturias and Galicia in his first Grand Tour – la Vuelta. A pro with Optum-Kelly since 2011, his first big results came in his neo pro…
  • The Photog’s View: Thompson Bucks County Classic

    Darrell Parks
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo Report: Darrell Parks had a full-gas weekend at the 2014 Thompson Bucks County Classic, with a road race and a criterium he had his work cut out to bring us the best photos of the race action from Pennsylvania. This is Part 1 from the rain-soaked road stage with hard-man Zach Bell the deserved winner. This year’s Bucks County Classic provided an exciting and diverse weekend of racing in eastern Pennsylvania. A huge field of 185 riders had signed on to race the season closer for both the UCI America Tour and the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. The huge field, a wet and…
  • Pre-Worlds EuroTrash!

    Alastair Hamilton
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    It’s World championships time and we kick off with the team time trial on Sunday. Race reports and video from Agostoni, Wallonie and Bernocchi, the teams’ preview the TTT and more transfer news fill EuroTrash. Other cycling news: Degenkolb is sick and the Giro d’Italia returns to Madonna di Campiglio. Coffee? TOP STORY: Contador Returns to Pinto 2014 Vuelta a España winner Alberto Contador returned to his home town of Pinto to a big welcome. No World championships for Alberto, but he seems happy enough with his ’14 season. Contador said at the presentation: “The experience is…
  • Interbike ’14: Round #1 Gear

    Richard Pestes
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    The PEZ Interbike 2014 coverage kicks off as the dust settles on another show season – but we’ve got lots to come, starting with helmets & shoes from Scott, socks from Defeet, and a brand new bike from Devinci Cycles. With eleven Interbikes under my belt, I’m happy to report that I’m still finding ways to make being inside for 48 hours better each year. One of my tricks is to start the show meetings off with clients who are better classed as ‘friends’, thanks in equal parts to some solid working together, and a night or two of heavy drinking along the…
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Selling your bicycle

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Last week, we provided a list of bang for your buck upgrades that can transform your bike for as little as £5, but if you feel you’d rather get a new bike, than upgrade your old one, you’ve come to the right place with our guide to selling your bike. Bikes generally retain their value really well, and it’s certain someone out there would fall in love with your second hand bike. Here’s how you get it to them. 1) Decide where to sell There are many options: If you belong to a cycling club or group you can probably advertise via a forum, newsletter or word of mouth…
  • Mounting your GoPro to your bike or helmet

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    We’ve reviewed various action sports cameras in the past – and they’ve all got their merits – but the GoPro is by far the most popular of the lot. The market leader promises quality footage, that is easy to download and share, all in an attractive package that isn’t too heavy or bulky – and of course it’s shrinking with every new addition. There’s obviously not much point having your GoPro, and no way of attaching it to you or your bike – and mounts can sometimes be expensive if you buy them direct. You can get your GoPro as part of a…
  • The best bang for your buck bike upgrades

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    If your bike has started to feel a little tired or outdated, you may be able to revitalise your trusty steed with just a little investment. My own first road bike has been taken apart and re-created repeatedly, and my husband’s old Kona MTB (14 years old, steel frame) is still going strong, albeit sold to a friend who thinks it’s the best bike since the Penny Farthing. Upgrades don’t need to cost the earth – little £10 tweaks here and there could turn a weary churn into a rolling joy. Here’s a look at some of the most inexpensive replacements that will make the…
  • A crossrail for bikes – London cyclists to finally have their wishes granted

    Andreas
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Transport for London have announced detailed consultation plans for two new Cycle Superhighways. They are the first two routes that really deserve the superhighway label. The East-West route will take you from Barking to Acton. An 18 mile route that will see some of the most dangerous junctions in London completely re-imagined. It will continue from Cycle Superhighway 3 past Tower Hill (shown in the picture above), along the Embankment, through Parliament Square, Hyde Park and then past paddington. The North-South route will take you from Farringdon to Elephant and Castle using a…
  • How to jump a red light

    Andreas
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    All the cyclists are patiently waiting at a traffic light. Should they jump it instead? Risking a fine For a start, if they were caught, they would be issued with a £50 Fixed Penalty Notice. In 2013, over 4,000 cyclists were issued a Fixed Penalty Notice after jumping a red light or ignoring a road sign. Endangering pedestrians Aside from a potential fine, there’s a question of endangering pedestrians. According to statistics provided by TfL, between 1998 to 2007, 4% of pedestrian injuries were the result of red light jumping by cyclists. With the remaining 96% involving motor…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • The Impossible Hour...Of Music!

    BikeSnobNYC
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    Further to yesterday's post regarding my debut Brooks Blog guest post (and yes, your chamfered comments have now appeared), the so-called "Recumbent Conspiracy Theorist" posed the following question:recumbent conspiracy theorist said...Nice!So are you doing the full monty 209 km or one of the lesser wuss-bag routes?September 17, 2014 at 12:24 PMOkay, I know I tend to make self-deprecating remarks concerning my cycling ability or lack thereof, but let's cast modesty aside for just a moment and take a look at my "carrickyoulumb vee-tay:"--Experienced former mid-category amateur road,…
  • Everybody Follow Me: Party At Old Man Brooks's House!

    BikeSnobNYC
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    Remember when you were young and some rich kid's parents went away to St. Barths so you all went over to his house to hang out?  Remember how much nicer everything was--the TV with all the cable channels, the en suite bidet, the giant fridge with a door like a meat locker that the butler had to open for you?  Then remember you stole the old man's rare Ferrari and went on an charmingly irreverent coming-of-age tear through Chicago?Well, I'm going to L'Eroica in a couple of weeks, and guess what?  Brooks let me use their blog and that's where today's post is, so now let's go…
  • Mangia! An appetizer before Wednesday.

    BikeSnobNYC
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Good day to you!I regret to inform you that, owing to various obligations and miscellaneous whatnots, today's blogular post will be somewhat truncated.  This also has something to do with it:  Yes, I "curated" this cannoli-eating "edit" myself, and its significance will be revealed in the not-too-distant future.Possibly.Also, further to yesterday's post, a commenter had this to say:Lyscii said...Lol, surprised to see my ad here. I needed a longer seatpost when I built up that Bianchi, and a friend sold me that seatpost super cheap. As soon as the deal was done, he tells me that the…
  • Title: A Descriptive Or General Heading!

    BikeSnobNYC
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    Stand up from your desk, café table, bus seat, or toilet and go to the nearest window.Go ahead, I'll wait.Now, open that window, uncover your genitals, and expose them to the outdoors.So what do you feel?The faint hint of autumn in the air, that's what!(Unless you feel a sharp, concentrated burning sensation, in which case a wasp has just stung you on the penis or vulva.)There was once a time when those first crisp suggestions of fall made me think of only one thing:Cyclocross!Sadly, cyclocross has reached "peak frat boy" now, and my patience for it has worn thin, like a pair of 10-year old…
  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

    BikeSnobNYC
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    So how psyched are you that it's Friday?Please enter your response here:_______.No obscenities please, this is a family blog.JUST KIDDING!!!Feel free to answer this way if you're so inclined:Oh, also, we're well into September, so who's racing cyclocross this weekend?Show of hands:Okay, you can put them down now.  Good for you.  Have fun driving three hours, walking around a field for another five hours asking people in shants "Whatpressureyourunning?," riding your bike for 45 minutes, and driving another three hours home.Hey, don't get me wrong, I like the cyclocross.  But you…
 
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  • 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.
  • Month of summer.

    MC
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    As long as you aren't too careful about the finer date details, the video below represents roughly a month of outdoor adventure this summer.And since *you* can't see the date stamps on the video clips, you'll just have to take my word for it.Besides--who the hell can keep track of what happened when, at this pace, and with this level of sleep deprivation?Not me.Boating locations include Taylor Canyon, Gunny WW park, Upper Animas river, Chetco river, Slaughterhouse Falls, The Numbers, Gunny Gorge, and 29 Rd waves @ GJ.Trails include Free Lunch, Pucker Up, Mack Ridge, Vitamin B, Upper…
  • Cross Mountain Gorge.

    MC
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
    Around about this time of year the last of the water 'dries up', meaning that free-run rivers drop too low to float, and dam releases get curtailed for umpteen reasons.If it weren't for an upcoming Grand Canyon trip for which I feel ill-prepared, I'd be OK with letting boating season end and riding season begin.But because of said looming trip, I badgered Stevie and Greg into paddling on Tuesday, despite the fact that flows were tanking all over the state.  Ultimately Stevie had to bail but Greg pressed for Cross Mountain Gorge of the Yampa, which turned out to be a great call.We rode…
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    Training4cyclists

  • 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…
  • The #1 Way to Achieve Better Performance

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Imagine if there was a secure and legal way to improve your cycling performance within 6 to 8 weeks…Think about it. You can reach a new level if you are ready to take the necessary steps. Are you ready?There is one thing that we all know that can possible improve performance: more training. Yes, it’s obvious and well known. But it is a proven method that has been successfully used for many years.If you are able to add 20% to your current training volume, there is a good chance that you can ride much faster within 6 to 8 weeks from now.What does that mean? If you train 5 hours per week,…
  • Boost Your Anaerobic Engine With Race-Winning Intervals

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Imagine if you were able to make much stronger attacks at the most decisive moments in a cycling race. If you could push 50-100 Watts more and keep it there just a little longer.Could it make a difference? Could it possible increase your chances of winning?No doubt.The good news is that you can actually boost your anaerobic performance with very small adjustments to your current training. You can call them Race-Winning Intervals. And you don’t have to work harder, but you need to pay more attention to the specific skills you want to train.Let me explain…Most road cyclists enjoy riding…
  • Maximizing Your Threshold Power

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Threshold power is the key to a successful cyclist. Climbers, time-trial experts and sprinters all need strong threshold power if they want to win any race.Of course, a highly-trained aerobic system, tactical acumen, VO2 max and sprinting prowess also matter. But if you don’t want to get dropped by the leaders, then having a high threshold power is imperative.Threshold power can often be referred to as critical threshold power, functional threshold power, anaerobic threshold or lactate threshold. It simply means that when you ride at a certain speed you can continue for about an…
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  • Imbibe

    cafiend
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Introducing the IMBIBE: Ingenious Mechanics' Bashed In Barplug Extractor.It can also be used as a corkscrew. Ingenious!
  • Mix it up

    cafiend
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Those of us who get most of our exercise from transportation may find ourselves falling into a routine of the same activity over and over.I used to mix it up, even in the commute. I had a deal going that allowed me to paddle four miles and walk at least a mile and a half as one alternative. The drive to Lake Wentworth, the paddle and the walk all together took at least an hour and a half each way. It was great fun, but I had to give it up. It ate too much time. But I have few options to insert walking into my commute. So I end up riding the bike every work day.I'm not complaining, just…
  • The world's fastest micro-poodles

    cafiend
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    It's a gray day.  It started kind of light gray, but it's closing in as the clouds thicken. It seemed like a good day to do a park and ride commute to shake down the path bike before autumn really sets in.On the Cross Check I may ride a lot of dirt, but once I get to Center Street I get back into traffic, even if I rode in the path from North Wolfeboro. The last section of path, along Back Bay, is often full of other users. The street route is more conducive to speed. But the path bike is such a wallowing slug on the pavement that I will stay on the path and be nearly the fastest thing…
  • Muffin Doin'

    cafiend
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Feeling a little under-breakfasted this morning, I decided to indulge in a sour cream coffee cake muffin from Lydia's Cafe. The recipe dates back to the original Lydia, around 1997. That's three Lydias ago. The current Lydia is a guy named Hunter, but he carries on the fine tradition of a cheerful welcome and worthy consumables.The cafe's name may be its good luck charm. The original Lydia was pretty darn special at a time when that whole neighborhood could use it. She and her consort, Darrell, moved on to enrich some other place, but each successive owner has kept the name and carried on its…
  • Horrible seats and cheap pedals

    cafiend
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    It's hard to spec a bike for industrial production. The seat and pedals on this 1994-ish Bianchi hybrid illustrate the point.By the time step-in pedals became widespread in the 1990s,  bike manufacturers had already developed the habit of putting disposable plastic pedals on most new bikes. While toe clips were still a viable option, some mid- and upper-range bikes might have somewhat nice pedals in that style, but by the mid 1990s the toeclip was dead, as far as the industry was concerned. After a few seasons in which step-in pedal manufacturers got some OEM spec, the industry decided…
 
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    Cyclelicious

  • San Jose moving forward with sidewalk riding ban

    Richard Masoner
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    After cars killed 21 pedestrians in the city of San Jose last year, the San Jose Department of Transportation, under the direction of D3 council member Sam Liccardo, is moving forward with a plan to address the real issue: those doggone sidewalk cyclists. At last night’s “Prioritizing Sidewalks for Pedestrians Pilot Program,” DOT staff received input from cyclists and members of the city Senior Citizen commission. Senior Commission members and those who walk and use transit in downtown are overwhelmingly in favor of a sidewalk riding ban, which would take place in the box…
  • Operational and Safety Impacts of Restriping Inside Lanes of Urban Multi-lane Curbed Roadways to 11 Feet or Less to Create Wider Outside Curb Lanes for Bicyclist

    Richard Masoner
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    That mouthful is the title of the study published by the Florida DOT in 2011 showing that driver’s passing distance of cyclist can depend on the cyclist’s apparent gender and attire. Researcher Tara Goddard was hunting for this and discovered the report is no longer available at the FDOT website, so I’ve now archived the report here for your handy dandy reference. Tara, incidentally, is researching how factors such as race, gender and other factors influence motorist behavior around cyclists and is reviewing the existing literature. See also: California politics: On the…
  • 49ers: Solution to too many cars? More cars!

    Richard Masoner
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Sunnyvale BPAC will discuss bike trail access around Levi’s Stadium Thursday, September 18, 2014. Details below parking and transit discussion. Besides the 20-28 loss to the Chicago Bears at Sunday’s game at the brand new Levi’s 49ers Stadium in Santa Clara, the thing people complained loudly about was the post-game traffic. Horrible leaving #LevisStadium: no security, people stuck/irate, driving over curbs to escape more at 11 @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/PNigO1vAIt — Peggy Bunker (@PeggyBunker) September 15, 2014 70,000 people all trying to leave a large stadium…
  • 3 foot law today and the yellow centerline

    Richard Masoner
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Note: Don’t forget – San Jose Bike Train rolls Wednesday morning, 8 AM from Diridon Station. California’s three foot passing law takes effect today. In spite of the predictions by a few dozen malcontents who predicted gridlock on California roads, nothing much happened. As of this writing, three bicycle crashes have been called into the CHP statewide today, which is about average. Ho hum. Nationally, there has been some discussion about the legality of crossing the yellow line when passing a very slow moving vehicle like a typical bike. When the California legislature first…
  • Caroline Kennedy rides a bicycle

    Richard Masoner
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    The only surviving child of JFK and current U.S. Ambassador to Japan joined 2,800 people in the Tour of Tohoku charity ride in Northeastern Japan. #455420174 / gettyimages.com The Tour of Tohoku in Miyagi Prefecture raises funds to aid in the region, which is still recovering from the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated the Pacific coast of northern Japan on March 11, 2011. The Ambassador to Japan often rides her bike through the Tokyo Imperial Palace East Garden, which is open to the public. See also: Sumo wrestler rides a bicycle Caroline Brasch Nielsen rides a bicycle More bikes…
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    BikeRadar.com Road

  • Friday five-a-side: this week's best bike gear

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's the end of another working week and that means only one thing here at the BikeRadar office. Yes, as you may have guessed it's time once again to round up the finest bits of road cycling and mountain biking kit to have passed through our oily fingers.This week, however, we're shaking things up a bit (relax, it's nothing too drastic). As you may be aware we've recently spent time at the Eurobike and Interbike trade shows, so we've compiled today's selection from some of the most mouthwatering items we encountered there…New road bike gearCanyon Aeroad CF SLXCanyon's Aeroad has been…
  • Wanted: Editor-in-Chief for BikeRadar

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Do you love cycling and digital media? Immediate Media is looking for a talented digital Editor-in-Chief to lead BikeRadar, the world’s biggest cycling reviews website, in Bristol.You’ll be managing the editorial output of BikeRadar and be the public and industry face of the brand. You will help set the strategy for the website and execute it, delivering ideas and a vision for the site and translating this into action. You will be responsible for the overall traffic performance of the site and work with the publisher, commercial, video and development teams to build on the…
  • Storck Aerfast aero road and TIX cyclocross bikes revealed at Eurobike

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Storck Bicycles is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the best way possible: with a new aero road bike, its first cyclocross model and a full range of limited-edition 20th anniversary models. Well-heeled buyers can also opt for the high-zoot signature-edition builds with Markus Storck's own preferred (and decidedly high-end) build kit.Meet the AerfastStorck's second-generation aero road frame, the Aerfast, carries on with the company's 'sectional aerodynamic shaping' concept. According to Markus Storck, this means that any horizontal slice of the frame or fork will yield an aerodynamically…
  • Knight 65 and 95 wheels – first impressions and price details

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Last month we told you that Knight Composites – a new name in the bike wheels market – had recently launched with a range of three highly developed full carbon clincher aero wheels. The Oregon-based company has promised to rattle the established market-leaders by being faster, lighter and less expensive. And now we've got our hands on two sets (a 95 and 65) to give them a thorough lookover.The wheels use DT Swiss hubs and Sapim spokes. The 65 model is 28mm wide and uses a 20/24 spoke arrangement; Knight says it produces drag figures that are 20 percent lower than its nearest rival…
  • How to remount in cyclocross

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    In cyclocross, getting back on your bike quickly, safely and efficiently is key to good racing. You can learn proper technique for dismounting in this earlier piece. Here, FasCat Coaching founder Frank Overton walks us through proper technique for remounting.Common mistakes when remounting are: a stutter step instead of a decisive jump, jumping too high, remounting in the wrong place and trying to remount when the bike is bouncing around. Overton first addresses the solution for each of these, before spelling out how to remount step by step below.Don’t drop the bike, place itWhether you…
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    Twenty Nine Inches

  • Bluegrass Golden Eye Helmet: Long Term Review

    c_g
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    BLUEGRASS Golden Eye helmet – Long Term Review: by c_g The Bluegrass Golden Eye helmet It was back at Eurobike ’13 when the BLUEGRASS Golden Eye first hit me with its progressive looks and innovative technologies  – a helmet with deep roots in the All-Mountain / Enduro segment. Now we have had one on review since February ’14. In that time it has become one of the very few go-to helmets. If you look through our ride images of the recent 1/2 year or so, you likely see the BLUEGRASS Golden Eye on most of them. As such it has seen snow and winter conditions just as it has…
  • Eurobike ’14: Rocky Mountain Bikes News

    c_g
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Eurobike’14 – Rocky Mountain Bikes News: by c_g Our friends from Canada -ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIKES -have some interesting things for 2015. RMB Thunderbolt 799 MSL as shown at Eurobike ’14 RMB Thunderbolt 799 MSL … the most exclusive bike by Rocky for 2015. It didn’t come as a real surprise, the Carbon version of the 27.5“ Thunderbolt (120mm). But instead of sticking to what has proven well over the last generations of Instincts and Elements, RMB put some neat details into this extraordinarily beautiful carbon frame. For one, there is the geometry and tune adjustment RIDE-9,…
  • WTB Trailblazer 27.5 X 2.8″ Tires: Exclusive B+ Review: First Impresions Part 2

    c_g
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    WTB Trailblazer 27.5 X 2.8″ Tires: Exclusive B+ Review: First Impresions Part 2 : by c_g Now that GT and I both have a set of tires and wheels introduced here (c_g) and here (GT) and GT has given his first impressions on two rigid bikes, I will chime in with my impressions based on riding B+ on a long travel 29″er full suspension bike with 160 mm front and 140 mm rear. And believe me, I cannot remember a test ride that I was more anxious about.  How would this turn out? The Cube Stereo with B+ Trailblazer tires Remember, my bike was set up initially with the super wide WTB…
  • WTB Trailblazer 27.5 X 2.8″ Tires: Exclusive B+ Review: First Impresions Part 1

    Guitar Ted
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    WTB Trailblazer 27.5 X 2.8″ Tires: Exclusive B+ Review: First Impresions Part 1- by Guitar Ted In my last report seen here,  I gave you the tech intro to the WTB Trailblazer 2.8”er “B+” tire. In this post I will give my impressions of the Trailblazer B+ format and in a separate report, c_g will give his thoughts. We hope that together we are able to give you a well rounded look at this new wheel format. The WTB Trailblazer 2.8″ 27.5″er tire on a Velocity Blunt 35 rim I mounted them onto a Blunt 35 rim set, and now have ridden them on a Salsa Fargo and my OS Bikes…
  • Eurobike ’14: Tire News

    c_g
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Eurobike 2014 –Tire News – by  c_g  Featuring MAXXIS, SCHWALBE & VEETIRES: And here come a few bits of Eurobike news in the tire segment. To be honest when roaming the show room floors we didn’t see all that much in this segment that got us excited – but some things did and here is what that was: Schwalbe’s huge Eurobike ’14 booth The most news was coming from German tire manufacturer SCHWALBE. Schwalbe Nobby Nic In terms of new treads there was the all new redesigned Nobby Nic tires, which Markus Hachmeyer, SCHWALBE’s head designer, says is the most…
 
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    Fat Cyclist

  • BREAKING NEWS: Jens Voigt Hour Record Attempt UNMITIGATED DISASTER

    fatty
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    A Note from Fatty: Today at 11:00AM MDT, Jens Voigt will attempt / has attempted to set a new one hour record. I am happy to be the first journalist to file a story on how it will go / went. Grenchen, Switzerland – Sitting at the side of the velodrome, clutching his aero helmet and rejecting all words of comfort from those around him, Jens Voigt is trembling with rage. “Yes, I am a little upset,” Voigt confirms, doing his best to smile. “But these things happen, you know?” The very fact that he makes this attempt at being philosophical about what has been, without question,…
  • Forget Me Not Farm: Guest Post from Odessa Gunn

    fatty
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    A Note from Fatty: Sometimes I have so much fun joking around as I set up my fundraisers that I tend to push the causes — the reason I’m raising money at all — into the background. Let’s fix that right now. Today’s guest post comes from Odessa Gunn (Levi Leipheimer is her husband), a highly-involved, unpaid volunteer at the Forget Me Not Farm, which is the charity benefitting from the “Race with Fatty and Levi at Boggs” fundraiser I’m doing right now (read parts one, two and three if you don’t know what I’m talking about).  Read what Odessa has to say, then go donate.
  • Let’s Eat, Let’s Race: The 2014 Tour de Donut is ON

    fatty
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    A Note from Fatty: If you’ve had enough jibber-jabber and are looking for the registration / donation pages, here you go: Click here to register for the Tour de Donut, and use the “fatdonut2014” discount code to save $5 on entry. Click here to donate to the good causes being raised by the Tour de Donut — if you donate $5 you’ll get a Tour de Donut / FatCyclist sticker sent to you. I sometimes wonder about evolution. About what particular combination of circumstances, challenges, advantages and environment has led various life forms to the place where they are now. In particular,…
  • All’s Awesome That Ends Awesome (And This Does In Fact End Awesome)

    fatty
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    A Note from Fatty: If you already know what this is about and how it works and now just want the link to donate, just click here to go to the fundraising page. Things were not looking good. Not good at all. But now they’re looking good. For me, and for the GranFondo. And — most especially — for you. To catch you up, things started getting ugly early this week when I said that I won’t be able to go to Levi’s GranFondo this year. The BikeMonkey guys — in a typical mega-company aggressive move — reacted by telling me that if I’m not coming to their party, I needed to reimburse…
  • I Am In Serious Trouble

    fatty
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Wow. Just wow. I genuinely and completely honestly had no idea what a Pandora’s box of worms yesterday’s post would open. I mean, I just — as pleasant as could be — announced that, as much as I would like to, I will not be able to attend Levi’s GranFondo this year.  You’d think they’d understand. And you’d be wrong, apparently, to think that. Almost instantly after I posted yesterday, I got the following message from the GranFondo: .@fatcyclist Seriously? That’s disappointing. We’ll be in touch. — Levi’s Gran Fondo (@levisgranfondo) September 9, 2014…
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    Official Website of Jeff Kerkove

  • REPORT: Rincon de la Vieja MTB Challenge 100 (RVC100)

    Jeff Kerkove
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Back to Costa Rica! Last year I was very fortunate to meet Juan Carlos and have him extend me an invite to come down and race Latin America's first and only 100-mile mtb event, the Rincon de la Vieja Challenge MTB 100. This year he did the same and I brought with me Karen and Sonya. Last year I went into the race a mere 6 days after finishing the Breck-Epic Stage Race. My only goal in 2013 was to take the lingering fatigue and ride as fast as possible, hope for the best. I finished 8th in a time of about 7.5 hours.This year, I was fresh, knew the course, and had different goals. For the 2014…
  • Jones Pass: The Route to the Colorado Freeride Festival and Enduro World Series

    Jeff Kerkove
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Personally, one of the best rides in Colorado exists just to the south of Winter Park, CO. Most riders, me included at times, are head down and full steam to get over Berthoud Pass to get that day started at Trestle Bike Park. Don't get me wrong, Trestle Bike Park is amazing! But sometimes, the sense of adventure outweighs the lift lines, berms, jumps, and park features. Not many are aware that just off of Hwy 40 to the west while en route to Winter Park sits Jones Pass. This route was new to me until about 4 years ago. Now, I try to make room in my schedule to hit this out-n-back ride at…
  • REPORT: Telluride 100

    Jeff Kerkove
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    July 18, 2014 Telluride, Colorado  Telluride, CO is known Worldwide for it's fantastic skiing in the winter. Soon it will be well known for it's Telluride 100 mountain bike race.  2014 marked the inaugural year for the Telluride 100 which covers 96 miles and climbs 15,000 ft.  As a first year event, the field was limited to 100 athletes.  Coming from all over the USA to tackle this demanding course, the athletes would ride 2 different loops, both starting and finishing in the town of Telluride.Loop 1 was the toughest loop of the day and also the shortest at about 33…
  • Mosquito Range: See The Path Less Traveled

    Jeff Kerkove
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    A re-post of a post I wrote up for PinkBike and MTBR.com.....With one of our Ergon Bike USA offices located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado I am lucky to drive through some mind-blowing terrain. I often pass through Leadville en route to events, to visit Ergon retailers, and weekend rides. The Mosquito Range sits to the east of Leadville. It's peaks are high (topping out over 14,000 ft), but less aggressive than it's brother range to the west, the Sawatch Range. From a distance they look smooth and relatively flat in comparison to some of the jagged and aggressive peaks in any…
  • REPORT: Durango Dirty Century & Firecracker 50

    Jeff Kerkove
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    Enjoy!! Cut-n-paste from the team post-race press release.......July 8, 2014 Durango and Breckenridge, Colorado, USA Over the past two weekends, Topeak-Ergon USA rider Jeff Kerkove, has been putting in some lengthy efforts on the Canyon race bikes. The last weekend of June, Jeff competed in the Durango Dirty Century (DDC), a 100-mile self-supported and self-navigated backcountry mountain bike race. The following weekend he celebrated the USA Independence day by toeing the start line of the fastest mountain bike marathon race in the USA, the Firecracker 50. While looking for solid results,…
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    Bike Noob

  • Thinking Time, Not Miles

    Bike Noob
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    It occurred to me the other day that once again, my riding has settled comfortably in the 25-mile range. Oh sure, I’ve got some longer rides under my belt — but nowhere near the metric centuries I did semi-frequently a couple of years ago. It seems that lately, my rides have been stuck in a range of between 23-27 miles. A few years ago, I bemoaned the fact that I rode so many 25-milers. I felt that I was shortchanging myself — not putting in enough effort to improve as a cyclist. And I did work to get those long rides to longer distances. But now, I hardly ever think about…
  • Bike-Work Balance

    Bike Noob
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:13 pm
    We finally had a taste of fall here over the weekend. It only lasted a day and a half, but the hint of the new season got me taking stock of some recent developments around here. I’ve really cut back on my riding. The start of the new school year does that to me every year, but this time around it’s tougher. You see, in addition to being an instructor, this semester I’m also a student. I’m enrolled in a class for faculty that teaches us how to prepare a class for delivery online. Now, you’d think for a blogger that wouldn’t be too difficult. But this class…
  • The Octogenarian Record-Holder

    Bike Noob
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    My virtual friend Steve Martin, he of “There and Back Again” fame, linked earlier today to a feel-good story: a British cyclist who broke the one-hour cycling record in the 80-84 year-old category. Sidney Schuman is 84. He covered 28.388 kilometers (17.64 miles) in one hour. Sidney Schuman, one-hour record holder. “This is not much of a record,” he said, “But that’s not the point.” The point is that maybe 21 years from now, his record might be broken by a guy who now spends some time blogging about biking.Filed under: Odds 'n ends, People, Records…
  • The Wife and the Mountain Bike

    Bike Noob
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    I came home from work today to find my mountain bike standing on the garage floor. This is unusual, because it normally hangs from hooks in the garage ceiling. “Did you go for a mountain bike ride today?” I asked my wife. “I did!” she replied. Her own bike was over at our local bike mechanic, getting an overhaul. “And did you take it down by yourself?” I asked. “That isn’t easy.” “No,” she said, “it’s not.” “How was your ride?” I asked. “Say, compared to last week, when you took it…
  • Some Changes Close By

    Bike Noob
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Rain visited overnight, and continued to threaten this morning, so instead of a planned trip out to Dripping Springs, we decided to just do a neighborhood ride with the club. Besides Maggie and Brian, two regular B riders, I was joined by Kenny and Steve, two of our better A riders. Kenny is recovering from rotator cuff surgery, and said he wanted to ride easy to recover from a 54-mile ride the previous day. (“I can’t stand up on my bike yet,” he complained. “Can you imagine riding 54 miles without standing up?”) Steve had also ridden long on Saturday, and he was…
 
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    Urban Velo

  • Cinelli Hobo GEO – Off The Grid

    brad
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    The Cinelli Hobo GEO is the latest in the Hobo line of adventure bikes, taking it further offroad with mountain bike touring sensibilities. Check out the latest video from Lucas Brunelle of navigating the Darien Gap between Panama and Columbia, and some images of the GEO we caught at Interbike.
  • Cyclist Found Guilty for Riding in Street

    Scott Spitz
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Midwest, my home state included, is stereotyped as backwoods rednecks for a reason…this is one of them. A cyclist in Kentucky was found guilty, after being cited for a few traffic offenses a year ago. She was cited for riding in the middle of the lane instead of moving as far to the right of the lane as possible, which we all know invites cars to dangerously squeeze by us. It was even suggested she should have been riding in the shoulder that is riddled with pot holes, debris and RUMBLE STRIPS. According to Kentucky state law, vehicles moving slowly have to stay as far to the right…
  • The Mechanics of a Crash

    Krista Carlson
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    Less is more, and helmets are sexy.
  • pupRunner

    Scott Spitz
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Well, holy crap, sometimes Kickstarter actually comes through with a truly unique and useful bike accessory. This pupRunner initially looks like a standard bike trailer, except it allows a dog to actually run behind the bike or just hang out in the back. This design eliminates those precarious, pretty much dangerous, handlebar attached leash leads and prevents dogs from darting in front of other rail/trail users. It’s hard to find anything critique-worthy about this product. Backers can get small perks at the ground floor and pre-ordered trailers start at around $450, which is a pretty…
  • Bamboobee Build It Yourself Bamboo Bicycle Kit – $170

    brad
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    Bamboobee produces their own complete bamboo and aluminum bicycles, and using what they’ve learned over the past couple of years is ready to introduce a Build It Yourself bamboo bicycle kit. Each kit will ship with a single use jig, a complete set of bamboo tubes, stainless dropouts, an aluminum headtube and bottom bracket shell, and all of the hemp twine and wire you need to complete the project. The amazing part is that the planned crowdfunding price is just $170 for a single kit, making it a tempting purchase no matter how many project bikes are already in the garage. I’d be…
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    Bike Hugger

  • Jen’s LIVE - Hour World Record Attempt

    Byron
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    And his legs are being told to shut up already! If you’re not watching yet, here’s the live stream. Pretty sure there was a guy on the Burke this morning, on aero bars, also setting an HOUR record to WORK. Also… With each Jens rotation, I delete another file from my iPad to prep for iOS 8! Together, we're getting through this.— byron@bikehugger (@bikehugger) September 18, 2014 51,115 km, 1,415 km more than Ondrej Sosenka in 2005. WHAT A RECORD ! @thejensie #HourRecord— UCI (@UCI_cycling) September 18, 2014
  • Cross Vegas In Pictures

    David Schloss
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    While the industry has been a bit abuzz about the beer throwing at this year’s Cross Vegas race during the Interbike trade show, we’ve been reflecting on the awesome aspects of that race, and on cross racing in general. As a chill slips into the air across much of the United States, the cross lover starts to think of the joy of continual anaerobic punishment. Byron raced in the media class at Cross Vegas and then stuck around to capture some images. We’ve been shooting recently with the Sony Alpha series of full frame cameras, astounded by their capabilities and their small…
  • Also On Square’s Marketplace

    Byron
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    Square’s been good to us and been with them since the beta, selling Clip-n-Seals, Kickstands, and now just made available our Waxed Canvas Tool Roll available on their marketplace. The roll has been a hit for us and was recently reviewed in Wired on Square Market Until I had these made for us as a pet project, didn’t know how many other cyclists would agree that carrying tools and spare tube in your pocket is better than your saddle. Well, lots of you do and thanks! Now there’s another purchase option.
  • Mobile Social Photos

    Byron
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Discussing the route, we think Our 9th annual and 4 Mobile Social of the year brought the expected bike awesomeness, as seen in these photos. A diverse ride Arriving in Fremont We like to keep the Mobile Socials a bit mysterious, like where the exact meet spot is OR how we hire male models to sex it up. The full gallery is on G+ and Facebook and when we roll through your town, suggest you ride with us. Fabulous Pure Fix As Jackson Lynch from PureFix said, “this year’s MoSo was again a lively, festive, embracing and incredibly diverse collection of pedaling souls intent on…
  • Handbuilt in Seattle like Issue 16

    Byron
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Back in Seattle, to the comforts of home after a trade show, and pulled a fav Davidson out of the shed for a ride. In Issue 16 of our magazine, Patrick Brady from Red Kite Prayer writes for us about the loss of another great American shop, like Elliott Bay Bicycles where this bike was made. It’s the featured cover story and free to read. There came a point when a handful of shop owners got smart and found frame builders who would work in-house. It was like a car dealer with its own in-house body shop, only better. The bike is the Hotspur and the 3rd one designed for us by Bill and Mark…
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    The Cleanest Line

  • Why I’m Joining the People’s Climate March

    Patagonia
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    By Rose Marcario, CEO, Patagonia It is the work of this generation to make clear we reject the status quo—a race toward the destruction of our planet and the wild places we play in and love. We cannot sit idly by while large special interests destroy the planet for profit without regard for our children and grandchildren. We have to keep the pressure on. That means being loud and visible in the streets, in town halls and our capitals, and most important, in our elections—voting for candidates who understand we are facing a climate crisis. It means protecting local surf breaks, rivers,…
  • Red Shins

    Kasey
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    By Craig Holloway Back in February, I started volunteering for the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC), a nonprofit that protects open space through land acquisitions and conservation easements. They have a number of preserves scattered across the valley and the Valley View Preserve was their newest one. OVLC volunteers had already built two trails on Valley View and were now building Luci's Trail. While I was out on a hike I met Bill Brothers, a volunteer who said they could use my help building Luci's. I asked when could I start. On my first day, Rick Bisaccia, the preserve manager, had…
  • FORCE – A seven-city film tour with Patagonia climber and photographer Mikey Schaefer

    Kasey
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    By Fitz Cahall I’m a homebody. My friend Mikey Schaefer is not. I made a conscious choice to develop a lifelong relationship with my local ranges and the urban environment right out my front door. A climber and photographer by trade, Mikey travels the world and he, much like I did, found a landscape that left its mark on him. It was 15,000 miles away, but, hey, when a place speaks to you, you listen. “Patagonia chose me, as much as I chose Patagonia,” Mikey will tell you if you ask. I’d say the same thing about the Sierra and the Cascades. Since his first trip as a 21-year-old to this…
  • Greenland Vertical Sailing 2014 – Part 2, Bad weather, boat concert and night climbing

    Kasey
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    By Nico Favresse, photos by The Wild Bunch Three weeks have passed now since we arrived on Baffin Island. [Editor’s note: Get caught up with Part 1 here.] Our first encounter with the local population already happened miles away from the coast when we met eight polar bears drifting on chunks of pack ice. It was quite a surprise running into them while weaving through broken up pack ice in thick mist. After a quick stop in Clyde River to clear Canadian border formalities, we set sail for the big walls of Sam Ford Fjord. Right away our minds were blown away by the amount of huge rock faces…
  • Elwha River Uplift

    Kasey
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Words and photos by Dylan Tomine The kids and I decided to squeeze in one last, close-to-home, weekday excursion before school started, so we headed over to the newly dam-free Elwha River for a little float. The last piece of the upper dam was removed last week, so it seemed like a good time to go see what had changed since I was there earlier this summer. And I wanted the kids to experience a river being reborn. That’s Weston and Skyla starting out, courtesy of our friends at Olympic Raft & Kayak. The first thing we noticed was the amazing clarity of the water. Opponents of the dam…
 
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    Bicycle Design

  • 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…
  • Bikes on Behance and a little show in Vegas

    James Thomas
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    Time trial bike concept rendering by Lachezar Ivanov Lachezar Ivanov is a Bulgarian designer with a few interesting bike sketches and renderings in his portfolio. I just happened to run across his design for a time trial bike (alternate version here) while I was browsing product galleries on Behance. He also has an e-bike frame design that you can see on his Behance page or on his blog. Also on Behance today, I noticed Brazilian designer Raphael Crespo’s Mazda concept bike rendering (with a pretty extreme seat to bar drop). BOLA folding helmet renderings by Nicolas Figueras There is a…
  • BICYCLE : A Great British Movement

    James Thomas
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
      I had the chance to watch a very interesting documentary over the weekend called “BICYCLE” : A Great British Movement. “Bicycle” is an independent film, created and directed by Michael B Clifford and produced by Pip Piper of Blue Hippo Media, that asks the question why is the bicycle back in fashion? “It tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle, it’s birth, decline and re birth from Victorian origins to today. The film weaves bicycle design, sport and transport through the retelling of some iconic stories and features interviews with…
  • UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships

    James Thomas
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Alex Zanardi of Italy on his way to a H4 Time Trial win at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships   The UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships took place in Greenville, SC over Labor Day weekend. As I have mentioned before, these athletes are incredibly inspiring …and the bikes, trikes, and handcycles that they use are quite interesting as well. I won’t go into detail about the equipment in this short post, but I encourage you to read my previous post about handcycles if you haven’t already. I posted a few of my shots from the handcycle time trial on Saturday to the…
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    Streetfilms

  • PARK(ing) Day Was Streetfilms First Big Hit in 2006!!

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Gasp, was it really eight years ago PARK(ing) Day San Francisco 2006 happened? It only feels like a few years have passed. I'll never forget being in Oakland visiting a friend and learning that PARKing Day was happening the following day. I got up early, jumped on BART with my camera and went looking for all the spots inspired by Rebar, a unique & awesome art and design studio in San Francisco. What a day. I never had so much fun as an in-the-moment filmmaker. I shot for almost 8 hours straight and by the end was exhausted and nearly dehydrated. But as I saw the energy and the…
  • Talking About Bikelash in Your City

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    Six months ago, Dr. Doug Gordon and Dr. Aaron Naparstek charmed audiences at the 2014 National Bike Summit with a great routine called "Moving Beyond the Bikelash," sharing what they've learned from the pushback to New York City's bike network expansion. So last week, while at the Pro-Walk Pro-Bike Pro-Place conference, I thought it would be interesting to ask advocates from across the country about the state of bikelash in their cities and how they combat it. Here's what they told me. Related posts: Velo-City 2010: Copenhagen Bike Parade National Bike Summit 2014: United Spokes Voices…
  • Need to Add a Bike Lane to a Bridge? Experiment Like Pittsburgh Did

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    The Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place 2014 conference took place this week in Pittsburgh. Even though the Andy Warhol Bridge already has a nice shared bike-ped path on it, for one week the city decided to put bike lanes on its roadway. It's the simplest design you can imagine, just two rows of small traffic barriers and a little bit of signage. I compiled a few moments of footage while walking to an event one night. In New York City, the Brooklyn Bridge is just packed with pedestrians and cyclists. For about the last ten years or so, the crowding gets so intense at peak hours that it can…
  • Sometimes #Sneckdown Dreams Come True!

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ah yes, that's the now-famous "Snowy Neckdown Redux: Winter Traffic Calming" Streetfilm above. As you may recall, I shot the video in my Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights a few years ago to demonstrate how we could extend our curbs further into the streets to slow drivers and shorten pedestrian crossing distances. Then the idea completely blew up this winter with the #sneckdown hashtag causing a media sensation. Now, as you can see in this series of photos, I can report some unexpected progress. In the last week, curb extensions have sprung up at many of the intersections I…
  • Sunnyside, Queens Becomes a Bike-Friendly Business District!

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Transportation Alternatives has been working all across NYC to foster goodwill and support for bicycling in the business community. Recently, they've begun to declare certain neighborhoods Bike-Friendly Business Districts and the first one in the outer boroughs is Sunnyside, Queens. Come along as a group of over 50 cyclists explored 6 of 70 bike-friendly  restaurants to sample food and exchange goodwill as cycling continues to grow all across NYC. Related posts: Tour de Queens 2008 Queens Plaza Protected Cycletrack is Open for Business How a Massive Bike Tour Inspired Montreal to Become a…
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    Bikes For The Rest Of Us

  • 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…
  • Legacy Rambler

    Freewheel
    19 May 2014 | 7:35 am
    When we last talked about Legacy Frameworks (it was last year), the Chicago framebuilder had put out two thoughtfully designed complete bike models - a diamond frame and a step-through. Now Legacy has refined those models with the Rambler series, which includes a step-through, a diamond frame, and a disc brake model. They go for around $1,750, but you should contact Legacy for details.Rambler Step-Through.Rambler DiamondRambler diamond with disc brakes. All photos courtesy of Legacy Frameworks.There are some nice touches here. The following come standard: belt drive, full fenders, drum or…
  • #1: Fenders

    Joseph E
    12 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    Fenders keep you clean and dry when the road is muddy or wet.There are 4 main kinds:Painted steel, Stainless steel, Aluminum alloy (painted or polished), and thermoplastic.Steel is least likely to crack, and less likely to dent than aluminum, but risks rusting. Painted steel fenders come with many cheaper bikes, such as beach cruisers, as well as on high-quality European city bikes, where the underlying metal may be stainless steel or galvanized to resist rust.Stainless steel, polished fenders are beautiful and very durable, but expensive and slightly heavier than alloy or plastic…
  • BULLITT Cargo Bike

    Joseph E
    9 May 2014 | 3:07 pm
    BULLITT RedWhile a number of North American designers have developed "longtail" cargo bikes, where the kids or freight are carried in back, the Dutch and Danish prefer keeping things up front. LARRY VS HARRY, a shop in Copenhagen, designed the BULLITT to be a relatively light-weight and speedy way to transport cargo and children.Most of the models come standard with a 7 or 8-speed internal gear hub in the rear, disc brake in the front, a custom kick-stand and fenders. Derailleur gearing and e-assist are also available. The riding position is somewhat leaned-forward, especially for taller…
  • What makes a Bike For The Rest Of Us?

    Joseph E
    5 May 2014 | 5:02 pm
    In a new weekly series, we will be going over the "extra" parts that make a bicycle useful for everyday transportation.1) Fenders2) Chain guard3) Baskets and racks4) Gears5) Lights6) Brakes7) Lock8) Kickstand9) BellOver the next weeks, we will be reviewing these one at a time.
 
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    Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog

  • 15 Fat Bikes Bringing Traction to the Masses

    Greg Heil
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    In years past, getting your hands on a fat bike used to be a difficult endeavor: few brands made them, and seemingly fewer bike shops carried those brands. In 2013 the number of brands offering fat bikes expanded, but there … Continue reading → Related posts:Using zip ties for tire traction in snow 10 Hottest Enduro Bikes from the Sea Otter Classic Interbike 2013: Mountain Bikes from Norco
  • Kind Shock: KS Lev With New Travel Option + New Bars & Stems

    Jeff Barber
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    In the recent Singletracks gear survey the KS Lev was voted the #2 dropper seat post, which is remarkable given that companies like Specialized and Fox compete in the same category. Not content to rest on the runaway success of … Continue reading → Related posts:Easton is Control! The New Havoc Stems and Bars Interbike 2012: New Wheels, Bars, Stems, and Seatposts from Easton News: Thomson Droppers, Stems and More Closer to Reality
  • Video: Road to Rampage, Episode 2: Training & Injuries

    Red Bull
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    At home in Spain, Andreu Lacondeguy practices downhill on enduro motocycle trails with his brother, while Kyle Strait pursues his passion for racing to earn a silver medal at U.S. National Championships, and Tom van Steenbergen goes to Europe for … Continue reading → Related posts:Video: Road to Rampage, Episode 1 Red Bull Rampage 2012: Finals Video Video: “MTB Slopestyle Training with Matt Jones”
  • Interbike 2014: The Latest from Rocky Mountain and Jamis

    Greg Heil
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    While we’ve been reporting on all the latest bike releases and developments from Rocky Mountain right here on the Singletracks blog, I still made a point to swing by the Rocky booth at the beginning of the show and check … Continue reading → Related posts:Interbike 2014: The Latest in Electronic Suspension from Magura Interbike 2014: Thomson Dropper Seatposts, Singlespeed Cranks, and Mountain Bikes News: Rocky Mountain Announces 2015 Thunderbolt MSL
  • Video: Red Bull Rampage: Relive the Worst Crashes of 2013

    Greg Heil
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    While we love to see big mountain riders nail mind-blowing lines on the steep red dirt slopes of Red Bull Rampage, we–or at the very least, I–also secretly love to see the insane carnage that naturally results from pushing the … Continue reading → Related posts:Video: Red Bull Rampage 2013: Best Highlights Video: “Red Bull Rampage 2013: Kyle Strait’s Winning Run” Video: “Kelly McGarry’s Run from Red Bull Rampage 2013″
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    MtnBikeRiders.com

  • INTERBIKE 2014- KTM

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

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

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

    Art Aguilar
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    G-FORM PULLING OUT THE STOPS ON NEW PROTECTION New shirt and shorts offer protection in all the right places. Check out G-FORM pads and look out for an up coming product review on the G-FORM Knee/Shin pads soon. Bookmark It Hide Sites
  • NEW 2015 KHS ENDURO BIKE

    Art Aguilar
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Check out the new KHS Enduro sled. 160mm of travel, slack head angel, and 27.5 (650b to them). Suspension pivot give an active feel. Dropper seatpost is a prerequisite for any cool Enduro rig. Shimano XT and SLX parts make this bike a winner. More to come. Bookmark It Hide Sites
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    Sick Lines - mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

  • Red Bull Rampage – Road to Rampage Episode 4

    sicklines
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Road to Rampage continues as we head into the Red Bull Rampage live on September 28th. If you missed any previous Road to Rampage episodes, be sure to watch them. It’s time for the last stops in the chaotic season leading up to Rampage. Kyle and Andreu head to Retallack Lodge to take on some of the biggest jumps ever built for a mountain bike but first they will have to take on the local weather. With time ticking down Tom is still injured and doing everything he can to prepare off his bike and Kyle leaves Retallack early to help a good friend achieve a life long goal. Visit…
  • Clothing Review: 2014 – 2015 Specialized Demo Pro Clothing – Long Sleeve Jersey and Pro Short

    sicklines
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    When it comes to naming quality gravity clothing companies the first name out of most peoples mouths is typically not Specialized. Specialized has been making clothing for some time now however and they’ve been improving their clothing lineup quite a bit across the entire cycling spectrum. Inside, we take a look at some of their freshest Gravity offerings. Today we’re taking a look at some of Specialized’s Gravity offerings including the Demo Pro Long Sleeve Jersey and the Demo Pro Short.  Specialized’s efforts have become more focused in the clothing arena recently and…
  • Danny Hart – Beyond the Bike : Episode 5

    sicklines
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    Dirt’s Beyond the Bike series continues as they pay a visit to the Red Rocket, Danny Hart. “What runs deep in Danny is racing and bikes, he can turn his hand to anything with wheels. He looks silky smooth on a BMX and rips turns on a moto faster than a lot of racers, but when he slings his leg over a downhill bike that’s when the magic happens and few look more natural.” http://mpora.com/videos/AAdvzotaduuc If you missed previous episodes of Beyond the Bike, be sure to catch up.
  • Corsair Revo, Atomlab, Park Tool, Fly 6, Schwalbe Procore, OneUp RAD, and more

    sicklines
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    Check out some of the 2015 prodcut highlights from Park Tool, Fly 6, Schwalbe, Corsair Bikes, Fly6, OneUp, and Atomlab. Fly6 Fly6 has a really awesome product for those of you who ride on the road. You’ve probably had a close call or two with a vehicle if you commute or have ever ridden your bike on the road. The Fly6 pairs a HD camera (1280×720) with a rear tail light to watch and record your back during your ride. They’ve had some great success in aiding the police in pursuing legal action in cases and we were impressed with it. After turning it on, the camera will…
  • Interbike 2014 – Josh Bryceland, e*thirteen, SRAM, Yeti Cycles SB5c

    sicklines
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Check inside for some updates from interbike including highlights from e.thirteen, SRAM, Josh Bryceland’s World Cup DH bike, Nate Hill’s Yeti SB5c, and more. Santa Cruz Syndicate Josh Bryceland was on a stormer of a run at worlds this year and ended up breaking his foot with the finish line in view sadly. He was still able to secure 2nd place at Worlds to go along with his 1st in the overall rankings. Santa Cruz had his bike on display. Bash protection is important when you’re smashing rocks and Josh’s setup had a bit of extra beef in this area. Be sure to check out…
 
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    Keir Plaice

  • With 30k left in yesterday’s race, I suddenly couldn’t see straight. I’d been flying, covering moves...

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    With 30k left in yesterday’s race, I suddenly couldn’t see straight. I’d been flying, covering moves and fetching bottles, fighting at the front then dropping back for the boys, euphoric, not useless, ‘til I cracked. I wasn’t prepared. I was riding on memory, on too little training, too little racing, too much belief in myself.  In half a lap, I fell from the front to the back, legs numb and hands cramping, body bathed in pain, mind floating in ether. Every corner became a battle to concentrate, to stay on the wheel, stay on the wheel, stay on the fucking wheel. For the rest…
  • On the first day of third grade, my mum told me I was old enough, I could ride to school without...

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    On the first day of third grade, my mum told me I was old enough, I could ride to school without her. Within a week, I had ridden my first bike race. Every morning, the boys from town would meet at the corner of Avon and Ridge for a mass-sprint to the schoolyard. By the time the first bell rang, no one would remember who had won but for those eight-hundred metres coming first was the only thing that mattered. There we were; a pack of kids on hand-me-down bikes, charging, cars-be-damned, down the whole road, backpacks swinging and shoulders bumping, gasping for breath as our sneakers slipped…
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    Commute by Bike

  • Bike Commuting and Social Justice in Kentucky

    Melanie Colavito
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The name Cherokee Schill is going viral this week. If you haven’t heard of Cherokee yet, here’s her story (as I have pieced together from the Interwebs). Earlier this year, Cherokee first made the news after she was ticketed three times for “reckless driving”. Cherokee is a single mother of two who bike commutes 18 […]
  • Car-less: Frustrated By Distracted Drivers

    Kohl Martin
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Recently, I was riding to a friend’s house to do some bike part swapping. I was a riding the route I typically use to his house. I was nearly injured or killed by a driver on a cell phone because they some how thought the bike lane was also a right turn lane. I came […]
  • Pigs Can Fly & GM Is Encouraging Employees To Ride Bikes

    Melanie Colavito
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Excuse me while I go scrape my jaw off the floor. General Motors, yes the enormous, global maker of the 4-wheeled, gas-powered vehicles we call cars, announced this week that it will begin offering a bike sharing program for its 19,000 or so employees at the 330-acre Warren Technical Center campus in Warren, Michigan. The […]
  • Car-less: Humble Bicycle Beginnings

    Kohl Martin
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    In my haste and excitement of my first post, I neglected to introduce myself. My name is Kohl Martin and I am originally from St. Louis, MO. I have been in Tucson for about 3 years and this is an awesome bike community. I am also a musician. I play saxophone, flute, and I do […]
  • Wheel Spikes for Bikes?

    Ted Johnson
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately. A lot. Recently I was driving on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson. I noticed something — some things — poking off of the front wheel of a semi truck: spikes jutting out several inches from each wheel lug where only short nuts should be necessary. Naturally […]
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    Bike Shop Girl

  • 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  
  • The Great Commuting Debate: Backpack vs Pannier

    Bike Shop Girl
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    How do you carry things when you are commuting? Backpack. Panniers. Frame bag. Handlebar basket. Trailers. Sherpa? For this first week of my new 20 mile round trip bike commute I used a pannier 100% of the time. One day I used my Chrome Niko camera bag in addition to the pannier, but a pannier was always used for the past week. Yesterday, I switched it up to my trusty Mission Workshop Vandal backpack as I was carrying a laptop and more expensive camera gear. Granted, I was carrying some heavier gear (an extra 4 lbs for my laptop with charger) with my backpack but it changed many things…
  • Review: Buffalo Creek Mountain Biking

    Bike Shop Girl
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Back in mid-July, Emily and I finally made the quick trip to Buffalo Creek for some mountain biking. This trail system has a lot of hype around it and within a few miles of our route I realized why. Where is Buffalo Creek? Buffalo Creek, Colorado, is about an hour southwest of Denver proper according to Google. With very minimal turns, it is a quick trip from the city and if you get up early enough I bet you could make it in 45 minutes. There are a couple parking lots, we parked at the one just past the park entrance on 126 on the left at the Park Work Center. It wasn’t nearly as…
  • 1,000 Posts Brings Me Back to the Bike Shop

    Bike Shop Girl
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    My last post on the new Surly Ogre commuter rig was my 1,000 post here in BikeShopGirl.com. 1,000 posts since starting this site in July of 2009 and I find it very fitting as I will be going back in to the bike shop life this coming Monday as the general manager of all things management at Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop here in Denver, Colorado. As you may remember, I worked for a short bit at Salvagetti helping the owner here and there when we first moved to Denver. Salvagetti wasn’t ready for a GM and so I moved on. A quick stint selling spandex at Pearl Izumi and then a longer stint in…
 
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    Bike Diva

  • Top 5 Cycling Safety Tips

    Lynn Smythe
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    5 Safety Tips for Cyclists This article is a Sponsored Guest Post Cycling is slowly becoming everyone’s favorite hobby. It is fun and it also allows you to exercise properly. Many people are including it in their regular workout regimen and cycling is now at par with swimming. Not just that, cycling to work can help you in doing your bit for the environment. Children can cycle and lead healthy lives which would help them to grow and become healthier adults. Apart from bearing in mind safety consideration I also make sure I have a decent padlock, I have replaced a few bikes due to theft.
  • Bike Diva Reviews LumeneX Bike Light

    Lynn Smythe
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    I spend most weekends at my friend's house out in Loxahatchee, Florida which is about 35 miles from my apartment in Boynton Beach. He lives right across the street from 60,000 acres of JW Corbett Wildlife Management Area. I do a bit of trail running and mountain biking out in the Florida wilderness. We are going into the hot and humid summer of south Florida, so this time of year I try to get my workouts in either early morning or later in the evening. I often start my workouts very early, before sunrise, or later in the day as the sun is starting to set. I have a road bike, mountain…
  • Low on Energy? Try QSpeed CoQ10

    Lynn Smythe
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I recently got to try the QSpeed CoQ10 supplement from Nuline Nutritionals. Instead of having to swallow a pill, this supplement comes in a fast melting tablet. You simply place one or two tablets in your mouth and they instantly melt away.  CoQ10 is known as a supplement to help restore energy levels. I like taking these tablets mid-morning, after my early morning cup of coffee has worn off and it's not quite time for lunch. You know that time of day when you feel like you might fall asleep at your desk but it's too early…
  • Bike Diva Reviews Shandali Microfiber Towel

    Lynn Smythe
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Above: Shandali travel towel comes in small or medium in gray, navy or light blue. I recently got to test out a microfiber towel from Shandali. I do a bit of running and cycling and always carry a small towel in my gym bag. I don't like beach towels, they take up a lot of room, and once you use them you're left with a stinky, wet mess. Shandali was kind enough to send me one of their small, ultra sport travel towels, which measures 20" by 40".  I use one of those chamois cloth towels on the rare occasions when I…
  • Infographic - 8 Best USA Cities for Cyclists

    Lynn Smythe
    29 May 2014 | 4:14 am
    Check out this great infographic on the Great 8 Top US Cities for Cycling. Hmmm, I live in south Florida, no surprise we didn't make the list. Tucson, AZ is a great place to ride. I had a chance to do the 100+ mile century ride, El Tour de Tucson, back in 2007. I would love to travel to Seattle, WA and spend some time cycling - road trip anyone? What's your favorite US city/state for riding your bike? And what kind of cycling are you doing there - roadie, mountain, triathlon or something else? Brought to you by:SpareFoot.com - See more at:…
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    Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos

  • New Finds at Interbike: Racks, Hubs, Shades and Tools

    cyclocross magazine
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Not everything we saw at Interbike 2014 was a new cyclocross bike. Walking the floor, we saw new VX Race pedals from VP Pedals, innovative ... The post New Finds at Interbike: Racks, Hubs, Shades and Tools appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos. ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • LikeALars? (Van der) Haarness? In the Crosshairs Interviews Lars van der Haar at CrossVegas

    andrew reimann
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Earlier this week, Bill Schieken of In the Crosshairs talked with Sven Nys on SVENNESS. At CrossVegas 2014, he also got the chance to talk ... The post LikeALars? (Van der) Haarness? In the Crosshairs Interviews Lars van der Haar at CrossVegas appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross Gets Underway

    andrew reimann
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Report written by John Osgood The Michigan Cyclocross series officially kicked off the first Saturday of September with the inaugural Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross ... The post Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross Gets Underway appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Boulder Cycle Sport / Yogaglo Cyclocross Team Adds Pro Squad

    andrew reimann
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Press Release from Boulder Cycle Sport is as follows: BOULDER, CO – September 9, 2014 – The Boulder Cycle Sport / YogaGlo Cyclocross Team is set ... The post Boulder Cycle Sport / Yogaglo Cyclocross Team Adds Pro Squad appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • First Look and Ride: Bontrager’s New CX0, CX3 Tubeless Cyclocross Tires

    cyclocross magazine
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    While we’ve just scratched the surface of our new product coverage from Interbike, not all companies were at the big show in Las Vegas, and ... The post First Look and Ride: Bontrager’s New CX0, CX3 Tubeless Cyclocross Tires appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
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    Bikedan in Asia

  • 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…
  • Cycle Travel: Discovering Fujian

    Bikedan
    22 Oct 2013 | 6:59 pm
    China has a stunning variety of places to discover by bicycle and this Cycle Travel series is part of my goal to show-case the cycling opportunities in China as well in other Asian countries. Expect to see more inspirational ideas and photographs to inspire you to travel with your bicycle more often. I have not yet gone myself to visit the Tulou’s but that is one of my listed destinations. There is a cycle invitational race this week in Fujian and hopefully we’ll get the chance to visit the UNESCO sites. Images and words kindly provided by Bruce Foreman. Cycling in Fujian is…
 
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    All up to date 2014 Texas bicycle rides in one location

  • From the Back of the Pace Line – Fake it ‘til you make it 2

    WB admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    We all know the expression— “You’ve got to get back on the horse!” Well, sometimes it’s a horse, but it my case it was a bike. It always starts the same way: a tickle in your throat, a nagging runny nose, an annoying case of the sneezes and before you know it, you are the bearer of a miserable cold. Almost without fail this happens at quite possibly the most inconvenient time: when you are gearing up for a big ride or your next goal is right upon you. This year, I have become all too familiar with getting back on that bike.
  • Weekend Ride Round Up – 9/19- 9/21

    Taylor Ford
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
     Another busy weekend here in the Texas cycling world! So many races, so little time…   Friday, September 19th: Texas Time Trials Glen Rose, TX Saturday, September 20th: Hale on Wheels 2014 Plainview 2014 Fort Davis Cyclefest Tour Fort Davis Houston Tour de Cure Houston Wheel A’ Mena Ride Mena, Arkansas Conquer the Coast Ride 2014 Corpus Christi, TX Tour for […]
  • The Greatest Thing

    Nedim Topic
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    Nedim Topic
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  • The Brave May Not Live Forever

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    Cycle EXIF Update

  • Colossi Rambler Road

    Adam
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    With the myriad of options for frames, accessories and apparel out there, it can be very daunting for a new cyclist to know which is going to be a worthwhile investment — or a stash of cash and time down the drain. Sydney’s Chris Deal was fortunate enough to have a brother-in-law who knows his way around a bike and this dashing Colossi Rambler Road was the result. The well-loved and well-ridden Primate Frames we featured last week belongs to Chris’ brother-in-law, Jonathan Vandenberg, a long-standing member of the Australian fixed.org.au massive. Jonathan sold Chris his old…
  • FOLLY x BRYANT FaTRoB

    Adam
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    One of the things I find most inspiring about cycling these days is the creative community it seems to be fostering. Whether it’s the filmmaking of Brian Vernor, the printmaking of Rebecca J Kaye, the leatherwork of Busyman Bicycles and Patebury, or the bag making of BOGear and Bike Bag Dude, it seems everyone’s got a story to tell through their craft, dedicated to enriching our cycling experience. Take Matt Pittman and Kyle Steed. Two guys with a passion for cycling, photography, skating and design. They started something called Folly (I’m loath to call it a brand) in 2011,…
  • Donhou Bicycles Signature Steel

    Adam
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    It was a privilege to be able to visit Tom Donhou in his workshop earlier this year on a holiday that coincided with the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart. Tom allowed me to photograph a project that he’d been working on, but these official photos give a much more accurate representation of just how superb the Donhou Bicycles Signature Steel frame really is. From the press release: “As you may be aware, award winning Donhou Bicycles has been producing some of the most beautiful custom steel frames and bicycles right here in the UK — by hand, one at a time. We love building custom…
  • Insight: Bavabici

    Adam
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    One of the great reasons to travel is to gain an insight into human interaction. Being a traveling cyclist means that you get to meet other cyclists, who happen to be some of the most interesting people. You’ll most likely wander into some bike shops, too. One of the most interesting and welcoming is Sweden’s Bavabici, which operates in the apartment of Simona Bava. Has Bavabici paved the way to a new generation of bike stores? By guest writer and photographer Matt Leasegang. Simona Bava; Cyclist, cat lover, mother and operator of Bavabici – a bike shop run from her small…
  • Review: Wheelworks Rail 52

    Adam
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    By guest writer Richard Gearing. The road bike wheel market is a veritable minefield at the moment — options range from below $300 to far beyond $3000; from box section aluminium to deep section carbon; from narrow, ‘old format’ widths to the current crop of rims as wide as 26mm; and now there’s disc brake alternatives thrown in for good measure — and that’s all without mention of the good old fashioned clincher Vs tubular argument. For most though, the second decision to make (the first decision of course being budget) is probably “do I buy factory wheels, or hand built?”.
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    Dave Moulton's Bike Blog

  • 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…
  • Stan Higginson 1931 – 2014

    Dave Moulton
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Former British National 25 Mile TT Champion and Competition Record Holder, Stan Higginson, died on August 31st. He would have been 83 on the 20th of September. On May 1st, 2009 I wrote an article here titled “The Higginson Twins: A Pedaling Phenomenon.” Back in 1952 the year I started racing at the age of 16, the two fastest time-trialists for the 25 mile distance were Stan Higginson and his twin brother Bernard Higginson. The picture above is a recent one of the twins, Stan is on the right. Picture left: From 1952. Stan on the left, Bernard right. In the 1950s and before that…
  • Statistics

    Dave Moulton
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    37.8 % of all statistics are made up on the spot by the 26.9% of statisticians who are in the ball park when they should be back at the office gathering facts to back up their statistics. I can vouch for the validity of those figures because I just made them up. Whether or not you find that funny will depend on your falling into the 49.3% of people who are skeptical over statistics. The thing that makes something funny is when a statement contains a modicum of truth, and the point here is that some of us are skeptical of certain statistics. Whether we buy into them depends on our opinions to…
  • Weight Weenies and the WSJ

    Dave Moulton
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    I got a mention in the Wall Street Journal in an article about the rising cost of high end bicycles.  We all know that when it comes to bicycles, “Less costs more.” Less weight that is. The lightest bikes today are carbon fiber or titanium both very expensive materials. The article begins with a story about a 51 year old cyclist from California who dipped into his 401K in order to buy a $20,000 titanium frame bike, custom made in Australia. WTF, like there aren’t enough good custom builders in the US? Explaining why he had to have this bike, the cyclist said, “I…
  • Bikes or Insurance, is it the same thing?

    Dave Moulton
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Someone recently asked me: “You were a frame builder, so you didn’t actually make complete bicycles?” I explained that I built frames that either had the ‘dave moulton’ name on them, or Fuso, or Recherché. And when these frames were later built up into a bicycle, the assembled item became a ‘dave moulton, Fuso or Recherché bicycle. I further explained that the bike business is not like the auto or motorcycle industry, where a company manufactures all the parts, and then assembles them into a car or motorcycle. When it comes to high end…
 
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    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education

  • How do I get the new U2 album’s tracks into a Spotify or Deezer playlist?

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:37 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. The music wars are starting to heat up between Apple/iTunes and Spotify. Last week Apple added (without your permission) the new album Songs of Innocence to every iTunes account in the world. Some people weren’t happy with either the free music… or the part about Apple adding it without telling anyone what they were doing.
  • ICI Podcast 327 – Spivi Display Training at Inner Drive Fitness Studio

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:27 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. Display tracking of each rider’s performance during an Indoor Cycling class is proving to be very motivating for the riders and profitable for the studio owners because those participants keep coming back. Customer retention is hugely important to keeping your classes full. I hear over and over; “once you’ve shown me…
  • Meet Parkinson’s Cycling Coach Kathy Helmuth

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. Hi, my name is Kathy Helmuth and I am excited to share a wonderful new program called Parkinson’s Indoor Cycling.   As group cycling instructors, we try to educate and encourage success in our indoor group cycling classes. We see those moments of achievement and we are excited for the participants who have reached their goals. In…
  • ICI Podcast 326 – The 28 Day Challenge Explained

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:27 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. Instructor Lena Hershey and I both find it incredible that 96 Instructors have already committed to our 28 Day Challenge – they have no clue what we have in store for them and we’re still a week away from the start on September 21st. I invited Lena back on the Podcast so we could explain a little more about the contest and…
  • Free Music Friday – living in the past

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. I’m probably older than most of the ICI/PRO members – and there isn’t much I can do about that. When I was in High School there were two bands / rock stars that I couldn’t get enough of; David Bowie and Jethro Tull. I had the privilege of seeing Tull in concert twice, but never Bowie. Actually, as it turned…
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    Cycling 360 media

  • 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…
  • Why you have tight hamstrings

    Victor
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Why you get tight hamstrings and what to do about it. (just stretching is not enough) Many cyclists struggle with chronic tight hamstrings.  Many blame themselves for not stretching enough and usually end up ignoring the tightness. At least until they get and injury. The cause is usually caused by either your position on the bike and or you bodies “cycling core”. It can also be caused by your riding and pedaling technique. Here are some things you can do about tight hamstrings 1. Check your position first. Have a professional bicycle position expert check your position. 2. Start…
  • Your Personal Route to Weight Loss Success

    Darryl
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    We have a bunch of listeners who use cycling as an aide in loosing weight, and it’s definitely a good move in getting there.  But diet is an equally important part of the weight loss puzzle.  In this Cycling 360 Quick Tip, Darryl goes over a simple strategy in how to use nutrition for your personal weight loss success.  Everyone is totally unique, so your diet should be unique to you as well.  
  • Cycling Through Glass

    Darryl
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Unfortunately, broken glass sometimes makes its way to the lane in which we ride our bikes.  So what do you do when you find it in your cycling path?  There are several strategies and in this Cycling 360 Quick Tip, Darryl talks about the following areas and how they will help when cycling through glass. Tires Picking your line Road report Brushing it off
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    lovingthebike.com

  • Loving the BITE: Easy Gourmet Boiled Potatoes on the Bike

    Kelli
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    This week, we’ve got an oldie but a goodie.  For many decades (maybe even centuries?), athletes have been eating potatoes for fuel. At races. On rides. On runs.  It’s a great choice.  While many commercial sports products use maltodextrin as one ingredient in their mix, you can go to the source. When you eat potatoes, their starch readily breaks down to maltodextrin, which metabolizes efficiently as a great fuel source on the go.  And, with this week’s recipe, you’ll take it up a notch to provide electrolytes, delicious flavor, and maybe even cramp-relieving…
  • Loving the Bike TV: The Power of Water

    Darryl
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    One of the essentials of loving life on and off the bike is to appreciate the power of water.  Hydration from water while on the bike is a vital necessity for all cyclists…..and I strongly feel that the healing power of water (especially ocean water) is incredibly valuable for life off the bike. Please don’t hate on me as I film this episode of Loving the Bike TV from the shore of Grand Anse Beach here in Grenada.  Water….one of the keys to Loving Life on and off the Bike.
  • The Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: 24 Hours With Rob Greenfield

    Darryl
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    I’ve often wondered what it would be like to spend a day with Rob Greenfield as I know it would be nothing short of spectacular.  I know for a fact that one day soon we’ll spend some good times together, including lots of time on our bikes.  But for now, I was fascinated by this article posted on budgetdumpster.com…..24 Hours with Rob Greenfield. Pretty cool stuff, and it gives great insight into what a dumpster diving, world saving, environmentally awareing day with my buddy is like.  It still blows my mind that I personally know someone doing such amazing things and…
  • Cycling the Malaysia Interstate: Support and Hotels

    Ashley Hill
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    Last week I wrote up my experience riding Interstate, a three-day, 525 km ride in Malaysia. During the event I spent a good chunk riding, and slightly more time in the van doing support for other riders. Having done support for an ultracyclist, I was familiar with how it should work, and how important it to be quick and efficient. Before the ride we had loaded the vans with water, Revive, bananas and the ever important Coca-Cola. By the end almost everything disappeared, except some less-than-appetizing bananas. Whenever we stopped the van I’d hop out and grab bottles from bikes to fill up,…
  • Hurtful Words: Don’t #MakeitHappen

    Darryl
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    How come we so often find ourselves putting up with things from people we don’t even know, and doing so with a smile on our face….yet with those closest to us, we treat even the slightest aggravations as if they are the end of the world? I think this is another one of those issues that I won’t be able to solve today, but it is something I would like to ponder with you.  It seems so sad, but I’m pretty sure we are all guilty of treating those closest to us with less respect, courtesy, and friendliness then we do when interacting with acquaintances or people we don’t even…
 
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    Motocross Hideout

  • How To Swap TTR125 Carb to VM24 – Video Tip

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

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

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

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    23 Feb 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Step by step tutorial on how to replace fork seals on a conventional damper rod dirt bike fork, specifically the TTR125L. Special tips including a homemade damper rod holding tool.
  • 5 Signs That Your Dirt Bike Needs A New Top-end – 2 Stroke

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    27 Jan 2014 | 6:30 pm
    If you buy or put a lot of hours on a 2-stroke motocross bike, chances are it will need the top-end replaced. A top-end rebuild is pretty easy to do on a two stroke engine, and the only special tool you’ll need is a torque wrench for most dirt bikes. However, before tearing your engine apart, there’s several signs that can tell you it has a worn top-end. If you have most or all of the symptoms listed below, you can count on replacing at least the piston and ring, and possibly a cylinder and head. Although, if none of the symptoms relate to your bike, there’s a good chance it…
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    VeloReviews

  • Jens Voigt Hour Record Attempt

    Ross Del Duca
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Retiring strongman and cycling superstar Jens Voigt has announced that he will be making an attempt at the Hour Record on September 18th. In a letter to Trek Factory Racing email subscribers emailed on September 3rd, Jens announced: On September 18 in Grenchen, Switzerland, I am going to attempt to break the hour record mark of 49,7 km, [...]
  • Are Police Electronic Device Laws Justified?

    Ross Del Duca
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    California, like many other states, has laws on the books to control the use of electronic devices while riding. As in most (all?) jurisdictions with such laws, there is an explicit exception for operators of emergency vehicles – which on the surface makes sense to most. While the intent of this exemption makes sense to me, a recent [...]
  • 2014 Interbike is just around the corner

    Ross Del Duca
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:50 pm
    The 2014 Interbike extravaganza is just around the corner. It is that magical time of year when all of us in the bicycle retail business spend money on airfare, hotels and buffets in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with other bicycle retailers that as just as broke as we are. We mingle about getting [...]
  • The Trails Need Gals and Gals need the Trails

    Rapunzel
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    I was reading an IMBA article that asked the question why there are so few women out on the trails. I put a post on a social media site with some thoughts on the matter, and then, I realized I had much more to share. I wanted to put out encouraging words for women, girls [...]
  • Riding dirt is like being the wind

    Rapunzel
    28 Jun 2014 | 8:02 pm
    If you could change forms and become the wind, what would you do? I don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes to my mind is the playful element of the wind. Oh sure as those of us who doing road biking know, the wind certainly has its harsh and painful attributes, but [...]
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    PinoyMTBiker Community - Philippine Mountain Bike Community

  • FS Used: Small Size Merida Mission Full Suspension Bike

    fishdoc
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:37 am
    Specs: Frame : Small Size Merida Mission 3000 Full Suspension frame Brakeset : Magura Martha Shifter : Sram XO Grip shifter RD : SRAM XO FD : SRAM X7 Crankset : Race face Handle bar : Truvativ carbon Setapost : Truvativ Stem : Truvativ Fork : Fox F Series Wheelset : Mavic x717 Condition : 8/10 RFS : Road bike Asking Price is P55K for whole bike 0917 855 8119 Location Pasig [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG]
  • FS New: Crank Brothers seat post

    kuliglig
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:24 pm
    FS: Brand new Crank Brothers Cobalt 1 Setback Seatpost or swap to 31.6 size with same brand. -Post diameter: 34.9mm - Length: 400mm - Setback: 20mm - Rail diameter: 7mm Price: 1,000 # 09286622734 RFS: Wrong size for my current frame. [IMG]http:/[/IMG]
  • Help: Trinx Folding Bikes

    BikePot
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    I'd like to get reviews and reactions from reviewers and/or users, at least on the durability of the frame, locks, hinges. :thinking: The introductory price of DA2007D model is P8,500 with free helmet.
  • Interbike 2014 - Five Ten Shoes

    Webot
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    The new Kestrel is an All Mountain clipless shoe has been designed for efficient power transfer, so the sole is much stiffer than it's other biking brethren. It has a low-profile design and uses the Boa reel closure system for maximum fit and tunability. It comes in the Team Black color, full and half sizes from 2-15 (15 only full) and retails for $180. It uses their uber sticky Stealth Mi6 rubber on the outsole except for a section of C4 rubber that surrounds the pedal interface. By using this dual compound design, they have sticky and soft Mi6 rubber on most of the shoe for grip and a…
  • Interbike 2014 - Bell Super 2R

    Webot
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    by Brian Mullin The Super 2R is an All Mountain helmet that has a removable and protective chin bar that can be easily attached and detached during the course of a ride. You can detach the chin bar and enjoy the comfort and ventilation of a normal helmet or add the chin bar and get the versatility and protection of a full face helmet. The helmet comes with the ICEdot emergency identification and notification service and an optional MIPS insert. The Super 2R comes in three sizes, five color combinations and retails for $200 and will be available at Bell dealers in November. I checked out the…
 
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Selling your bicycle

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Last week, we provided a list of bang for your buck upgrades that can transform your bike for as little as £5, but if you feel you’d rather get a new bike, than upgrade your old one, you’ve come to the right place with our guide to selling your bike. Bikes generally retain their value really well, and it’s certain someone out there would fall in love with your second hand bike. Here’s how you get it to them. 1) Decide where to sell There are many options: If you belong to a cycling club or group you can probably advertise via a forum, newsletter or word of mouth…
  • Mounting your GoPro to your bike or helmet

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    We’ve reviewed various action sports cameras in the past – and they’ve all got their merits – but the GoPro is by far the most popular of the lot. The market leader promises quality footage, that is easy to download and share, all in an attractive package that isn’t too heavy or bulky – and of course it’s shrinking with every new addition. There’s obviously not much point having your GoPro, and no way of attaching it to you or your bike – and mounts can sometimes be expensive if you buy them direct. You can get your GoPro as part of a…
  • The best bang for your buck bike upgrades

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    If your bike has started to feel a little tired or outdated, you may be able to revitalise your trusty steed with just a little investment. My own first road bike has been taken apart and re-created repeatedly, and my husband’s old Kona MTB (14 years old, steel frame) is still going strong, albeit sold to a friend who thinks it’s the best bike since the Penny Farthing. Upgrades don’t need to cost the earth – little £10 tweaks here and there could turn a weary churn into a rolling joy. Here’s a look at some of the most inexpensive replacements that will make the…
  • A crossrail for bikes – London cyclists to finally have their wishes granted

    Andreas
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Transport for London have announced detailed consultation plans for two new Cycle Superhighways. They are the first two routes that really deserve the superhighway label. The East-West route will take you from Barking to Acton. An 18 mile route that will see some of the most dangerous junctions in London completely re-imagined. It will continue from Cycle Superhighway 3 past Tower Hill (shown in the picture above), along the Embankment, through Parliament Square, Hyde Park and then past paddington. The North-South route will take you from Farringdon to Elephant and Castle using a…
  • How to jump a red light

    Andreas
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    All the cyclists are patiently waiting at a traffic light. Should they jump it instead? Risking a fine For a start, if they were caught, they would be issued with a £50 Fixed Penalty Notice. In 2013, over 4,000 cyclists were issued a Fixed Penalty Notice after jumping a red light or ignoring a road sign. Endangering pedestrians Aside from a potential fine, there’s a question of endangering pedestrians. According to statistics provided by TfL, between 1998 to 2007, 4% of pedestrian injuries were the result of red light jumping by cyclists. With the remaining 96% involving motor…
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • Univega Supra Sport Road bike. Vintage. Made in Japan. 495 obo. Low miles

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    UNIVEGA SUPRA SPORT. MADE IN JAPAN! Never ridden and it shows, not even 50 miles on it. Bike shop quality! Sz 20, Small. Very good condition. Double crank. Toe clip n strap pedals included. Both wheels are true. Never wrecked! Original tires have NO wear, bike has close to zero miles! ZERO! A new quality 2014 vintage road bike will cost you 1500 to 6,000! Price is flexible when you come see it but do not Low-ball. MAY BARTER FOR CYCLING ITEMS or GIFT CARDS. Serious buyers may contact me. 32 one 297 9 1 75. CHECK OUT MY OTHER BIKES ON HERE BY DOING A SEARCH WITHIN 25 MILES OF ZIP CODE 34684.
  • TREK 800 all terrain bike

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Trek 21 speed Mountain Track bike. 19 frame. 26 tires are in excellent condition. Quick release levers on front and rear wheel. Quick adjust lever for seat height. Basket style pedals. Saddle pouch included. Ready to ride.
  • Triathlon Racing Bike

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    2007 Orbea Ordu Red/Black with Dura Ace components, Bontrager Racing rims and the bonus of a Power Tap. Medium size frame, approximately 51cm. Practically new, this bike has less than 200miles on it!!!! In pristine condition but I have a young family that I need to care for and no time to train. Paid 5,500 for the bike without the Power Tap. 2,500 OBO.
  • 52 Schwinn 21

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Vintage 1952 Schwinn World Traveler 21 inch,3 speed woman's bicycle.Blue.Serial number E53452.Has Miller generator kit with front headlight and rear red light.Rack.3 speed shifter.Hand brakes.Comes with both chrome fenders.Bike is all complete and in original condition.Bike is rideable,but needs to be restored.Selling in as-is condition.100.If interested call Alan at (818)299-1812 between 8:00 am and 9:30pm PST anyday.
  • BMX Bike-Freestyle

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Haro Backtrail X2 series Main tube cromo frame TH Cane Creek A-head w/Oryg 360 Gyro System. Haro quality engineering.
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    Cycling Tips

  • Shelley Olds joins Bigla Cycling Team

    Shane Stokes
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Two days after it was announced that Annemiek van Vleuten would join the squad, the Bigla Cycling team has today confirmed that the American Shelley Olds will also be part of the setup in 2015. The 33 year old took two stages, the overall classification and the points competition in Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile last week, adding to her wins earlier this year in the GP Comune di Cornaredo and the Winston Salem Cycling Classic. Her signing is part of a general fortification of the team under the new management of Thomas Campana. “I will race for the Bigla Cycling team next year…
  • Ultralight touring: a how-to guide

    Matt de Neef
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Pack up your bike, fly to some exotic location, and ride to your heart’s content. I’m sure it’s a thought you’ve had more than before. One of the beautiful things about cycling is the long list of stunning holiday destinations it introduces you to. But while a great photo is all it takes to inspire a cycling trip, actually embarking on the journey is fraught with challenges. Luke Pegrum reflects on a recent trip to provide some tips on how to plan for and make the most of your next cycling adventure. When CyclingTips published Roadtripping Norway I knew I had to experience for myself…
  • Rocacorba Daily

    Matt de Neef
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Michael Albasini takes out Tre Valli Varesine; Jens Voigt smashes world hour record with distance of 51.115km; Brian Cookson hails Voigt’s new hour record; Matt Goss signs with MTN-Qhubeka; Bradley Wiggins to head Team Sky development team?; Graeme Obree’s next goal – mark 50th birthday by helping son beat his record; Rachel Neylan aiming to put injury behind her in Worlds return; Preview of the women’s world’s TTT; Behind the scenes with neutral service at the Vuelta; A slice of history with Luciano…
  • Voigt smashes world hour record, covers 51.115 kilometres

    Shane Stokes
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Achieving the goal he announced earlier this month, Jens Voigt entered a very select group of riders in breaking the world hour record in Switzerland today. The Trek Factory Racing rider clocked up an impressive 51.115 kilometres in his effort on the Grenchen track, beating the previous record of 49.7 kilometres. This was set by the Czech Ondrej Sosenka on a standard bike on July 19, 2005 in Moscow. Voigt turned 43 years of age on Wednesday, one day prior to his effort, and his beating of the record was the final point in a long pro career. The resurgence of interest in the hour record came…
  • Graeme Obree’s next goal: mark 50th birthday by helping son beat his record

    Shane Stokes
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Having spent much of his life chasing national and international records in cycling, including two successful attempts on the world hour record, Grame Obree has decided on a rather different focus next year: passing the baton by helping his son to break one of his records. On September 13 of last year Obree broke the world prone cycling record at the Human Powered Speed Championships in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Lying head forward, face down in an aerodynamically-shaped surrounding, he reached a speed of 56.62 miles per hour. The record was not surpassed at the recent 2014 championships in the…
 
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    over40cyclist.com

  • I’m Okay, I’m Okay

    Over 40 Cyclist
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Jim Goodin’s Story Today’s article is by Jim Goodin, a cyclist at, co-incidentally, the same age as me. 58. Jim has a story that might be familiar to you. Hitting the pavement. It’s happened to most of us, including me, before. And his story doesn’t stop there. I’ll let Jim take it away: Well it […] The post I’m Okay, I’m Okay appeared first on .
  • 870 Kms Cycling Through New Zealand – For 50 To 70 Year Olds

    Over 40 Cyclist
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:46 pm
    It can’t be easy cycling 870 kilometres through New Zealand, at 70 Today’s article comes from Geoff Phillips from the Auckland Cycle Touring Association which is, in his words, largely made up of older cyclists. Here’s Geoff’s story about one of their recent cycling trips. 870 kilometres through the back country of the South Island […] The post 870 Kms Cycling Through New Zealand – For 50 To 70 Year Olds appeared first on .
  • Basic Bike Handling Skills For Older Road Cyclists. Start Here

    Over 40 Cyclist
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Even older cyclists need to know some basic bike handling skills. Here’s where you begin Whilst cycling is a lot of fun it also has its skills, and for any older person relatively new to road cycling learning some of the basic skills is very important. I remember, not long after I started cycling at […] The post Basic Bike Handling Skills For Older Road Cyclists. Start Here appeared first on .
  • Welcome Slightly Older Cyclist

    Over 40 Cyclist
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Road cycling is getting more (and more) popular among older people. Road cycling is a fantastic sport, recreation and social activity. That’s why it’s getting extremely popular among older people. Road cycling is fun, it’s great low impact easy exercise and it’s a great way to meet new people and share a common interest. And […] The post Welcome Slightly Older Cyclist appeared first on .
  • Exercise For Older Cyclists, From Philip, At 71!

    Over 40 Cyclist
    5 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Philip’s cycling exercise routine for older cyclists Today I’d like to share with you an article written by one of my readers, Philip Venter from South Africa. You might recall that Philip also shared his story with you in a previous newsletter which you can read here. At 71 Philip is doing extremely well on […] The post Exercise For Older Cyclists, From Philip, At 71! appeared first on .
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    Ecyclingstore Blog

  • Ecyclingstore Brings Swiss Cycling Jersey Style

    Elan Powell
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Cycle the Swiss Alps in Style with the Ecyclingstore World Jersey’s Switzerland Cycling Jersey. Switzerland is world-renowned for scenic cycling routes, and cyclists flock from thousands of miles (sorry, kilometers) around to ride in this alpine paradise. From the Matterhorn to the Monte Rosa, Rhone Glacier Route to trail rides along the River Rhine, Switzerland [...]
  • Crikey! Is that an Australia Team Cycling Jersey from Ecyclingstore?

    Elan Powell
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    Aussies know cycling, the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games recently wrapped, with Australia finishing in the top tier with 20 medals, 7 of them gold! 9 Australians have won the Tour de France, with the most recent being 2011′s Cadel Evans and 2013′s Simon Gerrans. The great southern land is home to dozens of off-road trail [...]
  • Tour de France 2014 Wet and Wild Adventure on the way to Paris- Celebrate French Cyclist Pride with a New Jersey

    Elan Powell
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The Tour de France always ends in Paris, but getting there turns out to be a new set of adventures and surprises every year.  This year seems to have brought more challenges, disappointments and opportunities than usual. First created in 1903, the Tour de France is cycling’s most prestigious Grand Tour event, and traverses a [...]
  • Go Speed Racer, Go!

    Elan Powell
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    Watch out for Racer X and get a leg up on the competition in your own imaginary Mach 5 with the latest in Ecycling Store’s cycling jerseys, styled after the legendary anime Speed Racer. Yes, the Speed Racer Men’s Racer X Jersey brings the colorful imagery of this classic anime tv series and manga to [...]
  • How to Eat (and Drink!) Your Way Through the Tour de France

    Ross Barefoot
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:45 pm
    It’s the world’s greatest bike race, and, notwithstanding the media hype about those boys kicking balls around down in South America (am I the only one sick of a month of Google World Cup doodles?), the Tour de France is also the world’s greatest sporting event.  But enough has been written about how the riders [...]
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  • The New Era

    Padraig
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Jens Voigt has broken the hour record. It’s a simple statement, a declaration where the fact is beyond the reach of debate. He broke a record that is cycling itself, that is an aspiration no one needs to explain, an exploration of power so pure it leaves non-cyclists breathless. The wonder of the feat is staggering. His mark of 51.115km works out to 31.76 miles for those of us who still think in English units. Most of the world sees numbers like those only on a downhill, or only in a group, and even then, only for seconds at a time. This is an achievement that bears repeating: Jens…
  • Interbike ’14, Part VII

    Padraig
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    SRM has introduced a new head unit, the PC8. Like all SRM units, it is jam-packed with features, but what sets this unit apart from previous SRM head units is that it records GPS data and speaks not only ANT+ but Bluetooth and Wifi as well. With GPS running, batter life is 30 hours; without, it’s 100 hours. It features a noticeably larger screen that can display seven different data point, plus a few handy icons. The new casing is also made from aluminum for improved durability. In addition to tracking all of your ride metrics, it also includes a number of different bike profiles as…
  • The Best Buddies Challenge, Hearst Castle

    Padraig
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Cycling has become a vehicle for acts of good. From the MS150s to the AIDS Lifecycle rides, cycling has been used to raise billions dollars for a variety of different causes. Name a medical need or a disadvantaged group and you can likely find a ride meant to help raise funds to help. That observation isn’t meant to make light of plight, but to demonstrate the far-ranging appeal and success these rides enjoy. Of course, to us, there’s no mystery why. Going for a bike ride is way better fun than doing a walk in some stadium, no matter how great the cause is. Over the years…
  • Interbike ’14, Part VI

    Padraig
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The title for world’s lightest road frame is still under assault. Guru Cycles has achieved a stunning 625 grams in a frame, leaving Cervelo, Cannondale and anyone else with aspirations for low-gravity achievement to eat their epoxy. Yep, 625g. Less than some bottles of beer, less than some forks, hell, less than most front wheels. Looking inside the BB and the head tube of the bar frame showed exceptionally clean work with no drips or spider webs of excess epoxy inside the tubes. Guru shaved nearly 50g from the existing Photon HL to hit the mark of 625g for a 54cm frame.  Also handy:…
  • Interbike ’14, Part V

    Padraig
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Lugged steel road frames are more typically found at NAHBS than Interbike these days. So it was refreshing to see one, especially one with as storied a background as the Masi Gran Criterium. Haro continues to guide the brand here in the U.S. and the product manager is a dyed-in-the-wool roadie. To my knowledge, the bike is still using the same lugs and tubes as it did back in the ’70s.  Interbike wouldn’t be Interbike if there weren’t some really startling products. Stopping to find out the full details on this thing seemed a disservice to my slack-jawed amazement. What…
 
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    Semi-Pro Cycling Performance Podcast

  • 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.
  • SPC111 - Building Systems for Performance with Keith Flory of Drapac PRO Cycling

    Damian Ruse
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
  • SPC110 - How to Prepare for a Stage Race

    Damian Ruse
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The challenge of a longer stage race is that it requires more fitness, more endurance and the ability to recover day-after-day. This episode answers the question - Am I training hard enough for a demanding stage race? To help answer this question I asked Scott Bradburn onto the show...Scott rides for the Australian NRS team - Cellarbrations Racing supported by VW and Bikebug - as he prepares for the Tour of Tasmania.
  • SPC109 - Maximal Aerobic Power (MAP) Testing Explained

    Damian Ruse
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Discover a faster and less painful why to measure progress and set training zones. RAMP tests can test VO2Max, Lactate and MAP. You may be familiar with V02Max and lactate but not MAP. MAP is just as useful as FTP for measuring progress and setting training zones...But what is MAP and how is it calculated?
  • SPC108 - Your Yearly Review Process

    Damian Ruse
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    It may be a little early for you to start reviewing your season. But it’s never too early to start preparing for it when it eventually comes around. Discover how to review your season by maximising the data you have collected over the year.
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    ibikedaily.com

  • Reprieve Saddle

    CJ Holt
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    ALLEVIATE SADDLE DISCOMFORT ON YOUR ROAD OR MTB BIKE WITH REPRIEVE. The Reprieve saddle from 3 West Designs is a new approach to increasing comfort, by relieving the perineum of unwanted pressure and road bumps. The saddle features a unique air bladder system that’s located just under where you perineum sits and is adjustable so the rider can fine tune the fit. Instead of banging your soft tissue into the saddle’s not so soft parts, you essentially float on a cushion of air. Which in theory should provide a more comfortable ride. Reprieves shape is also different, dropping almost…
  • Rubbers Bicycle Tubes

    CJ Holt
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    CHEEKY POSITIONING, MINIMALIST PACKAGING & A GLUELESS PATCH, MEET RUBBERS. Rubbers lineup includes road and mountain bike tubes that come wrapped in a cool and clever tapered sleeve that’s designed to easily slide into your bag or pocket jersey. Plus, every tube comes with a glueless patch kit. Rubbers, a Vancouver based brand offer tubes in both retail packaging as well as in bulk, for LBS or small OE brands.   ROAD TUBE Suitable For 700C Wheels Standard thickness butyl tube, suitable for 700C wheels (standard road and hybrid wheel size). Recommended for tire casing sizes up…
  • Supercross Envy BLK

    CJ Holt
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    LIGHT, STIFF AND FAST, THE SUPERCROSS ENVY BLK. Just as with aluminum and steel, there are different grades of material for different strengths and needs. The Supercross crew has been working with some of the worlds leading carbon suppliers on the ENVY BLK for almost 4 years, ensuring that our High Modulus / Nano Tube Carbon is the best material available to build you the Lightest, Stiffest, Fastest Carbon Race Frame Possible. When Supercross first started working on their new Carbon Frame in 2007, they ended up choosing Aluminum, as the Tubing which they were able to get from Easton® at the…
  • Simpson Velorigs VR1

    CJ Holt
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    THE VR1 FROM SIMPSON VELORIGS, A SEMI-CUSTOM ROAD MACHINE. Simpson Velorigs VR1 is designed and built to fill the void between “off the shelf” bikes and “full custom” bikes. The company has been around since 2012, but they just recently launched their first road bike, the VR1. The monocoque carbon frame is their own design and features an integrated seat post (ISP), disc brakes, and internal drivetrain/wire routing through a single entry in the head tube. Available in either a complete build with your choice of mechanical or electric group sets from Shimano & SRAM…
  • Effetto Mariposa OctoPlus Kit

    CJ Holt
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    NO MORE STINKY HELMET LINERS THANKS TO OCTOPLUS. The OctoPlus from Effeto Mariposa is a on-size fits all replacement foam pad system that allows bicycle helmet owners to replace all their stinky deteriorated pads with new fresh smelling ones. OctoPlus fits kids and adult helmets alike and comes with 10 velcro pads to secure the liner, plus a few different size adjustment pads. Best of all, it’s machine washable. FEATURES Universal: the main star-shaped element adapts to any XC/road helmet, providing optimal comfort. Customizable: several padding elements allow to get a customized fit.
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    Total Women's Cycling

  • Indoor Training for Cyclists

    Aoife Glass
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Add indoor training to your cycle training regime, and reap the benefits! The post Indoor Training for Cyclists appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Recipe Collection: Fuelling Breakfasts

    Hannah Ustel
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Fuelling breakfast recipes which will keep you performing your best in the saddle all morning. The post Recipe Collection: Fuelling Breakfasts appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Review: Barracuda Bikes Corvus 2 WS

    Total Women's Cycling
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    A sub £400 road bike? Adele Mitchell takes the Barracuda Bikes Corvus 2 WS for a ride. The post Review: Barracuda Bikes Corvus 2 WS appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Design the Brompton of Your Dreams at the ‘Build a Brompton’ Design Week Event

    Aoife Glass
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Choose the colours, choose the parts, and have it made before your very eyes! The Build a Brompton pop-up at the London Design Festival. The post Design the Brompton of Your Dreams at the ‘Build a Brompton’ Design Week Event appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Halfords Unveil New Bike Brand ’13′

    Aoife Glass
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    We get a look at the range of hybrid, road and mountain bikes from new bike brand '13' at Halfords The post Halfords Unveil New Bike Brand ’13′ appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
 
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    Bike Tourings - Blog

  • Bike Commuting in Wet Weather from Portland, Oregon, by Rideon

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Rain ponchos, preferred wet weather cycling apparel with some bike commuters Craft cycling apparel for wet weather riding Rain and wet weather don't have to keep a person from riding like the gal in the photo above with her Rain Cape or Poncho.  Folks who bike commute in Portland, Oregon would hardly ride at all if they refused to ride in the rain.  Ironically, Portland has become known for its bike friendly atmosphere where bikes frequent the everyday commuting scene. Having lived in Portland, Oregon I have some experience riding in wet weather.  Rain in Portland is most…
  • What Pedal is the Right Pedal to Pedal? by Rideon

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:56 am
    Clipless, Platform Pedals for Touring Bikes and Bike Commuting Shimano PD-M324 SPD Dual Platform Pedal There are different pedals for a variety of riding styles and conditions and there are plenty of opinions on the matter.   This discussion is more about evaluating your own riding style, considering what type of riding you want to do and what sorts of situations or conditions you might find yourself pedaling through.First and foremost is the ever popular "to go clipless or not to go clipless" question.  Let's get one thing made clear clipless pedals are for riders who "spin" their…
  • Best Bike Commuter Helmet Ever Made, by Rideon

    8 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Bell Metro Helmet Available for Purchase! Bell Metro Helmet available for purchase There isn't a whole lot to say about this helmet as it has been discontinued by Bell and replaced with the Muni.  Not exactly sure why that is as this helmet is considered the best bike commuter helmet ever made considering the optional bike commuting accessories.  My article regarding the Muni attempting to replace the Metro discusses many of the finer points of the Bell Metro for commuting and touring.  Photo below is of my '05 Bell Metro with optional winter accessory kit and visor mirror.
  • Axiom Atlas Handlebar Bag, for Bike Touring and Commuting, by Rideon

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    Axiom Atlas 323 Cu. In. Handlebar Bag No wonder Axiom dubbed this handlebar bag the "Atlas" it's perfect size and functionality make it a nice complement for most bike travels. We had been looking to replace an older worn out rack trunk bag and decided to try a handlebar bag instead.  We were also looking for a bag that could be used for everyday and any time of day or night bike commuting.  This meant having a handlebar bag that would mount beneath the front light for night time commuting.  W e have found that most bags and baskets prevent the front light's ability to…
  • A Bit of Non Obsolescence, the 27 x 1 1/4" Wheel and Tire, by Rideon

    6 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Vintage Puch Bergmeister touring bike with 27 x 1 1/4" tires Most bike geeks agree that steel lugged frames are so elegantly funky that their aesthetics are worth the process of restoration and make for fun riding.If you're one of those bike folk who enjoy finding grand dad's old well kept barn bike being sold off for little to nothing then you know that most of the wheels and tires on those bikes are 27 x 1 1/4".  There's a lot of confusion in bike forums with folks referencing ISO diameters believing it necessary to determine proper tire and tube replacement.  I hope this article…
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    Office Cyclist

  • 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…
  • After the rain...

    18 May 2014 | 10:24 am
    1.5 hours of cleaning the bike, cleaning the gears and the chain and lubing. I HATE RAIN
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    Road Bike Pros

  • Kestrel Legend Shimano 105 Bicycle Review

    Doug J.
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Kestrel has been known to come out with bikes that do more than perform, but to also do so in style. The Legend Shimano 105 doesn’t disappoint. Featuring the sleek new color pallet of matte carbon imbued with a vibrant red logo and detail work instantly makes this bike pop. At a measly 780 grams, [...] The post Kestrel Legend Shimano 105 Bicycle Review appeared first on Road Bike Pros.
  • Schwinn Men’s Phocus 1600 Drop Bar Road Bicycle Review

    Doug J.
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:51 pm
    If you’re looking to invest in a bike that will help you in your new workout regimen, then you may not need to look any further than Schwinn’s Phocus 1600. This Drop Bar Road bicycle comes with 700c wheels ready to take to the trails and help you burn the calories and meet your goals. [...] The post Schwinn Men’s Phocus 1600 Drop Bar Road Bicycle Review appeared first on Road Bike Pros.
  • GMC Denali Road Bike Review – Does It live up to the hype?

    Doug J.
    9 Mar 2014 | 9:29 pm
    The GMC Denali Road Bike combines great features and good looks to deliver a bike that is affordable. The challenge for GMC when it came designing the Denali road bike was come up with a bike that people at all different skill levels would be drawn to and it be affordable at the same time. [...] The post GMC Denali Road Bike Review – Does It live up to the hype? appeared first on Road Bike Pros.
  • Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike Review – Steel Frame Fixie

    Doug J.
    6 Feb 2014 | 8:14 pm
    The Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike is a diamond in the rough, especially for a first road bike. Whether you are looking for nothing but speed or looking for bike that will hold to the riggers of a daily commute, this bike will offer the best of both worlds. Fixed gear (single speed) bikes [...] The post Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike Review – Steel Frame Fixie appeared first on Road Bike Pros.
  • Schwinn Men’s Prelude Road Bike Reviews and Specs

    Doug J.
    6 Feb 2014 | 3:38 pm
      The Schwinn Men’s Prelude Bicycle (BBWhite) was designed to be both a hard working commuter bike and can be used as a fast running racing bike. Schwinn has been designing and manufacturing high quality bicycles for more that 50 years. Whether it is low cost bike for the family on a budget or if [...] The post Schwinn Men’s Prelude Road Bike Reviews and Specs appeared first on Road Bike Pros.
 
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    Cycling Perspective®

  • Vuelta a España 2014 Final General classification results

    Kim Hull
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 21 » Name Nat Team Time / Gap 1 Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO Spain TCS 81:25:05 2 Christopher FROOME Great Britain SKY +1:10 3 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE Spain MOV +1:50 4 Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Spain KAT +3:25 5 Fabio ARU Italy AST +4:48 6 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Spain BMC +9:30 7 Daniel MARTIN Ireland GRS +10:38 8 Warren BARGUIL France GIA +11:50 9 Damiano CARUSO Italy CAN +12:50 10 Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA Spain COF +13:02 11 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ Spain KAT +16:44 12 Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE Spain SKY +19:54 13 Romain SICARD France EUC +24:20 14 Wilco KELDERMAN…
  • Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 21 results

    Kim Hull
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 21 » Name Nat Team Time / Gap 1 Adriano MALORI ITA MOV 11:12 2 Jesse SERGENT NZL TFR 8 3 Rohan DENNIS AUS BMC 9 4 Vasil KIRYIENKA BLR SKY 17 5 Jimmy ENGOULVENT FRA EUC 18 6 Sergei CHERNETSKI RUS KAT 18 7 Maciej BODNAR POL CAN 18 8 Alexey LUTSENKO KAZ AST 18 9 Jasper STUYVEN BEL TFR 19 10 Damien GAUDIN FRA ALM 19 11 Kristof VANDEWALLE BEL TFR 19 12 Daniele BENNATI ITA TCS 21 13 Sam BEWLEY NZL OGE 22 14 Nikias ARNDT GER GIA 24 15 Patrick GRETSCH GER ALM 28 16 Greg HENDERSON NZL LTB 28 17 Gert JOEAAR EST COF 29 18 Fabio FELLINE ITA TFR 30 19 Vegard BREEN NOR LTB 38…
  • Alberto Contador wins Vuelta a España 2014; Adriano Malori wins stage 21 ITT

    Kim Hull
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Stage 21  Date  Start  Finish  Distance Time trial 14 Sept 2014 Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela 10 km Alberto Contador wins Vuelta a España 2014Photo: © Tinkoff Saxo Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) made it official, winning the Vuelta a España 2014 in Santiago de Compostela. Chris Froome (Team Sky) was second, finishing 1 minute 10 seconds back and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) rounded out the general classification podium in third place. “I’m really satisfied with this third place and my performance through the last three weeks. Save for misfortune with…
  • Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 20 results

    Kim Hull
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 20 » Name Nat Team Time / Gap 1 Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO ESP TCS 5:11:43 2 Christopher FROOME GBR SKY 16 3 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE ESP MOV 57 4 Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER ESP KAT +1:18 5 Fabio ARU ITA AST +1:21 6 Warren BARGUIL FRA GIA +2:51 7 Giampaolo CARUSO ITA KAT +2:55 8 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ ESP BMC +2:58 9 Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA ESP COF +3:15 10 Damiano CARUSO ITA CAN +3:20 11 Daniel MARTIN IRL GRS +3:22 12 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ ESP KAT +3:26 13 Jesus HERNANDEZ BLAZQUEZ ESP TCS +3:51 14 Dominik NERZ GER BMC +5:21 15 Wilco KELDERMAN NED BEL +5:21 16…
  • Tour of Britain 2014 Final General classification results

    Kim Hull
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    Tour of Britain 2014 Stage 8 » Tour of Britain Final general classification results Name Nat Team Time / Gap 1 Dylan VAN BAARLE Netherlands GRS 32:22:50 2 Michal KWIATKOWSKI Poland OPQ 10 3 Bradley WIGGINS Great Britain SKY 22 4 Edoardo ZARDINI Italy BAR 37 5 Nicolas ROCHE Ireland TCS 42 6 Jon IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Spain MOV 46 7 Sylvain CHAVANEL France IAM 50 8 Alex DOWSETT Great Britain MOV 54 9 Jan BARTA Czech Republic TNE +1:09 10 Dylan TEUNS Belgium BMC +1:10 11 David LOPEZ GARCIA Spain SKY +1:11 12 Sébastien REICHENBACH Switzerland IAM +1:11 13 Ignatas KONOVALOVAS Lithuania MTN +1:19 14…
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  • Motobu

    Tyson Blades
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    We spent most of our time today on Ie Island, a large island off the west coast of central Okinawa. It’s very isolated as far as bikes are concerned. So after we got back to the main island, I went in search of any bicycle I could find. This far from the main city all … Continue reading →
  • Okinawa

    Tyson Blades
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    If you haven’t figured it out yet, we are in Okinawa. We will be here for the next 23 days. Posts will be few and far between, but I will try my best to bring you plenty of bike photos. I am here filming a research project for F. so my efforts will be focused … Continue reading →
  • Quick Review: The 2015 Kona Humuhumu

    Tyson Blades
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Its not often that a bike company will bring an older model back to its original glory simply because you wished it so. I don’t normally subscribe to faith or the belief that positive thoughts always have a physical manifestation…but in this case, maybe I should actually read that copy of The Secret my mom gave … Continue reading →
  • 2014 Annual Fiesta Cruiser Run

    Tyson Blades
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The first Sunday of August is usually sort of a relief to locals. It marks the last day of Old Spanish Days Fiesta. A 90-year-old celebration of Spanish and Mexican tradition and culture here in Santa Barbara. It’s a great draw for tourists to spend their money and college kids to get drunk. Most of the … Continue reading →
  • Why I Ride

    Tyson Blades
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
    What motivates humans to do certain things will never be medically or psychologically quantified…at least in an exact sense that covers everyone. Everyone is different. That’s why we hate stereotypes so much. I am a cyclist. I love bicycles. I have no idea why. Maybe I was born that way. With some sort of a … Continue reading →
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  • I need a Vacation from Vacation

    Jarred Gitz
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Shut Up Vacation!So I'm taking one!  I guess that is one of the advantages of being a bike blogger after all; the care free lifestyle and oh the fact that you don't get paid at all might figure into the vacationability.  Luckily I'll be back next week and should actually have some stuff to write about with my race recap from the CATS Sprint Triathlon on Monday, my Wahoo TICKR Run review on Wednesday, and my trip to DC on Friday.  So it'll be a busy weekend of writing but just to leave you all with something to do tomorrow and in case you missed it below is Jens Voigt's hour…
  • Road ID Review

    Jarred Gitz
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Throwback Thursday I mean Wednesday!  This is the very first review I have ever written; I think almost 2 years ago.  Kind of funny to go back and read my old stuff that lead me to where I am now.  I also think it means I should write adverts!!!If there is one product that my girlfriend would make me review it is my Road ID bracelet.  Luckily for me I am all too happy to do this willingly.  A Road ID is an identification bracelet commonly worn on the wrist (Although there are ankle, Shoe, and Necklace Road IDs) to identify you in the unlikely but possible event that…
  • My Week in Runs & Rides in Preperation

    Jarred Gitz
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    This week's runs & rides is a little unique as the week culminates with my "first" triathlon of the season on Sunday.  Yeah tell me about it this year hasn't exactly gone as planned when I'm doing my first triathlon in September.  It will be the CATS Sprint Triathlon in Conway which is about 30 minutes from where I live although the damn thing starts at 7am which is STUPID!!!  I haven't really done much in the way of training for this triathlon other than just going about my usual running and riding; I haven't swam in months!  But only being a sprint triathlon with a…
  • Going to DC

    Jarred Gitz
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You know like Washington DC!  Yup so that means I will not be here next week but thanks to the wonders of auto-posting and my ability to stockpile content you incessant need to read my writing will continue unabated. I am actually on a plan as this is posting.  My regular posts will happen on Monday & Wednesday for sure and if I can get just a little bit of writing done while I'm in DC (it is always my plan when I travel but rarely reality) than Friday should be my race recap from the CATS Sprint Triathlon this morning.Oh so Why am I going to DC?  Well because as my Twitter…
  • Kenda Kadence Tires

    Jarred Gitz
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    My tires were starting to show a wee bit of wear (probably should have been replaced months ago) but I finally broke down and got some new ones: Kenda Kadence tires to exact.  I found them on a really good deal and others' reviews seemed to think decently well of them so I figured why not give them a shot.  Being September my season is about to come to an end with only 2 more sprint triathlons on the schedule so the Kadence tires are going to fill in more as a winter training/general riding tire and not a good race tire.  Although they are going to be pressed into duty for…
 
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  • Bicycling Dark Side – 30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle

    Shawn Gossman
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    Bicycling Dark Side – There is a dark side to everything. The bicycling dark side is a variety of different issues. One big bicycling dark side is doping which is something we who follow pro cyclists have heard about lately especially after Lance Armstrong admitted to it on Oprah with all his supporters and fans watching well at least those who used to support him. There are also concerns of cycling that can be put into the bicycling dark side mix. Nothing is really that fail-proof especially when it comes to fitness strategies.     Bicycling Dark Side and Your Health Bicycling…
  • Basic Bike Repair – 30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle

    Shawn Gossman
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    Basic bike repair is something you should consider mastering when attempting to master your cyclist lifestyle. Basic bike repair will not only make you more aware of cycling in general but basic bike repair skills will also save you money and even quite possibly help you make money. I once purchased a book on basic bike repair instructions and then took an old mountain bike that someone gave me and stripped it and then put it back together, changed the tubes, changed the chain and so on and so on. I then realized I got really good at basic bike repair and started researching advanced bike…
  • Bike Racing – 30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle

    Shawn Gossman
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Bike racing is a wonderful sport to get into when you want to begin a lifestyle in cycling. Bike racing is not only fun but its highly competitive and allows you to get a full workout while you are doing it. Bike racing doesn’t mean you have to compete in the Tour de France, either. There are plenty of bike racing events and competitions all around the world and I am sure there are a few even close by to you as well. If you haven’t given bike racing a shot yet, you should try it out because you might find out you really like it a lot.     Bike Racing for Beginners Training is…
  • Century Bike Ride – 30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle

    Shawn Gossman
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    A century bike ride is a big trophy in the lifestyle of a cyclist. A century bike ride is when you ride 100 miles in one day. My first century bike ride added up to 110 miles that took me 7 ½ hours to ride. Riding a century bike ride sounds like it would be impossible especially to a new rider but it isn’t as impossible as it sounds, especially when you actually take the time to prepare for one. In this article, I am going to show you how I prepared for and completed my first century bike ride. I might also add that my first century bike ride wasn’t painful and it was a very positive…
  • Cyclist Nutrition – 30 Days to a Cyclist Lifestyle

    Shawn Gossman
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    Cyclist nutrition is very important to the cyclist lifestyle that you choose to take. Most people become cyclists because they want to lose weight or get into better health – just because the bike helps you accomplish that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any cyclist nutrition standard that goes along with it. There are a lot of tips out there to promote better cyclist nutrition and in this article I will be pointing a few of them out to help you with your own cyclist nutrition and healthy routines.     How to have Better Cyclist Nutrition Eating right is important for cyclist…
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