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  • Tour of Utah 2015 route announced

    Cycling Perspective®
    Kim Hull
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Tour of Utah 2015 route announcement press conferencePhoto: © Dave Richards / Dave Richards Photography The Tour of Utah 2015 will begin in the north on August 3rd in Logan, Utah and make visits to Tremonton, Ogden, Antelope Island, and Bountiful in the first three stages. Next, the race moves to Soldier Hollow in Heber Valley for stage 4, then back to Salt Lake City for stage 5 and a stage 6 start. As in previous years, stage 6 will be the queen stage with a Snowbird finish and the race will wrap up with a Park City start and finish. In its first year as a 2.HC race (the highest class on…
  • Cyclists And Hyponatremia. Or Why You Might Need To Eat And Drink More Salt On The Bike

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    Over 40 Cyclist
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:28 pm
    And why you shouldn’t just rely on water when on a hard ride Many of my readers will remember Ron Mollinga, who has written articles for this site before. Ron suffers from Epilepsy, and is also a cyclist. Here’s one of his articles detailing his battle with his disease, and incorporating cycling into his life. […] The post Cyclists And Hyponatremia. Or Why You Might Need To Eat And Drink More Salt On The Bike appeared first on .
  • Stand on the Pedals or Sit in the Saddle?

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    Darryl
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    It’s the questions I hear from thousands of cyclists…..when climbing a hill, should I stand on my pedals or sit in the saddle? We watch pro cycling and get excited when we see people like Alberto Contador dancing on his pedals as he makes his way up a big climb.  Yeah, I’m not a fan of Alberto but you just gotta love the way he moves out of the saddle. But for regular cyclists like us, what’s the best way to get up a hill? I’m of the opinion that it is very rare that you should have to jump out of the saddle and dance.  Yep, I strongly believe this…..and…
  • North American Woman of the Year: Katie Compton

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    VeloNews.com
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    At the end of the 2014 cyclocross World Cup, Compton claimed the top step on the podium for a second consecutive year. She made history one year earlier, as the first American to win the series. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comEditor’s note: This article was originally published in the December 2014 issue of Velo magazine, the annual awards issue. American Katie Compton has been winning international cyclocross races so consistently, and for so long, it’s sometimes easy to overlook her world-class caliber. It’s not accurate to say that Compton is without peer — Marianne Vos has…
  • I refuse to pay my dues until I can buy cheap ones at Walmart.

    Bike Snob NYC
    BikeSnobNYC
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    Yesterday morning I sat atop a ridge in silent contemplation:As I contemplated, a Zen kōan came to mind:The Enlightened ManShogen asked: `Why does the enlightened man not stand on his feet and explain himself?' And he also said: `It is not necessary for speech to come from the tongue.'I then passed wind loudly, proving this to be true.If I'm that wise on a regular bike, just imagine how insightful I'd be if I had a fat bike!  Fortunately, Walmart--a.k.a. "America's Junk Drawer"--has expanded its fat bike offerings to include this seven-speed model for $230.99:(Walmart: Fat Bikes for Fat…
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  • Gallery: Cyclocross World Cup #4, Namur

    VeloNews.com
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.2014 Cyclocross World Cup #4, Namur: Muddy racing The racers faced a heavy, muddy course on Sunday in Namur, Belgium. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2014 Cyclocross World Cup #4, Namur: World-class field As always, the World Cup attracted the best 'cross riders, and as we enter the Kerstperiode, you can be sure that most are in peak form. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2014 Cyclocross World Cup #4, Namur: Van der Haar runs Lars van der Haar (Giant-Shimano) attacked all day long, but each time, Kevin Pauwels…
  • Compton satisfied with podium finish after asthma issues at Namur

    Neal Rogers
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Katie Compton overcame allergies and asthma for a third place finish that helped to keep the World Cup overall close. Photo: Dan Seaton | VeloNews.comAmerican cyclocross champion Katie Compton said she was content with her third-place finish at Sunday’s World Cup race in Namur, Belgium, after breathing issues nearly ended her race early. The threat of an asthma attack, combined with a missed pedal at the start, forced Compton to stay within herself over the muddy, hilly course at Namur. The Trek Factory Racing rider, who has been crowned World Cup series champion the past two seasons,…
  • North American Woman of the Year: Katie Compton

    VeloNews.com
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    At the end of the 2014 cyclocross World Cup, Compton claimed the top step on the podium for a second consecutive year. She made history one year earlier, as the first American to win the series. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comEditor’s note: This article was originally published in the December 2014 issue of Velo magazine, the annual awards issue. American Katie Compton has been winning international cyclocross races so consistently, and for so long, it’s sometimes easy to overlook her world-class caliber. It’s not accurate to say that Compton is without peer — Marianne Vos has…
  • Kevin Pauwels wins cyclocross World Cup in Namur

    Spencer Powlison
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    Kevin Pauwels secured his overall lead in the World Cup with an impressive win in Namur. Photo: Dan Seaton | VeloNews.comKevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) won the fourth round of the cyclocross World Cup in Namur, Belgium on Sunday. Wearing the white World Cup leader’s skinsuit, the Belgian made his move on the final lap, and proved to be the most sure-footed on a difficult, hilly course, getting the best of Lars van der Haar (Giant-Shimano) and Philipp Walsleben (BKCP-Powerplus). Early in the race, a group of seven riders broke off the front of the field. The lead group began to slowly…
  • Katerina Nash wins Namur World Cup

    Spencer Powlison
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    Katerina Nash broke rode away from Marianne Vos to earn a solo victory in Namur. Photo: Dan Seaton | VeloNews.comCzech Olympian Katerina Nash (Luna) claimed her first World Cup cyclocross victory of the season on Sunday. After winning the Czech Republic’s national cyclocross championship title the weekend before, Nash took on a muddy course and a competitive field in Namur, Belgium, the fourth round of the World Cup. “It wasn’t easy, but it was a good ride,” said Nash. “I had two tiny little hiccups, but overall I just had a really good day and I’m super…
 
 
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    SoCalCycling.com - Your Cycling Source

  • CLIF® Bar Introduces Two New Flavors

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    CLIF® Bar has announced the release of two delicious new flavors, Berry Pomegranate Chia and Nuts & Seeds.
  • Join the Transition To Green Festive Bike Ride

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    The Transition To Green Festive Bike Ride will begin at the south end of Pasadena into San Marino to view the beautiful and creative holiday decorations and LED light displays on Tuesday evening. The ride will meet at Peet’s Coffee & Tea off of Lake Ave (605 South Lake Ave) in Pasadena to enjoy some seasonal beverages of choice while waiting for the group to gather.
  • Bike Profile: SoCalCycling.com Team Cannondale SuperSix EVO

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:26 am
    The SoCalCycling.com Elite Team was formed eleven years ago and in those eleven years the Team has been on board Cannondale bikes. The Team started with the aluminum CAAD7 and has been riding the Cannondale SuperSix EVO’s for the last couple of years after coming off the stellar CAAD10.
  • BMC Racing Team Announces 2015 Roster And Hour Record Attempt

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:24 pm
    The BMC Racing Team formally announced its roster for the 2015 season while also revealing that Rohan Dennis will make an attempt at the world hour record in February.
  • Interview: The Bobby Lea Experience

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Bobby Lea calls his main training site the VELO Sports Center at the StubHub Center while he gears up for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In preparation for 2016 Lea claimed the first-ever men’s omnium World Cup medal for the USA on Sunday November 9th when he finished third at round one of the 2014-2015 UCI Track World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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    Bike World News

  • Will 2015 Be the Year of the Hour?

    Ron
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
    With three riders making an attempt on the hour record in the early part of 2015, it looks to be the 'Year of the Hour'. The post Will 2015 Be the Year of the Hour? appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Today in Pro Cycling News – December 19, 2014

    Ron
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    In today's pro cycling news, Alex Dowsett latest for 'hour club', Rigoberto Uran announces season, Lotto-Soudal presents and more. The post Today in Pro Cycling News – December 19, 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New Belgium expands solar capacity

    Ron
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    New Belgium Brewing has announced that they'll partner with Boulder-based Namasté Solar to add an additional 96.525kW of photovoltaic solar paneling to their Fort Collins brewery. The post New... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cycling Product News: December 18, 2014

    Ron
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    In today's latest cycling product updates, Kurt Kinetic to supply trainers to Cannondale-Garmin, LIMAR adds eyewear to offerings and Lampre-MERIDA renews with Salice. The post Cycling Product News:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Today in Pro Cycling News: December 17, 2014

    Ron
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    In today's pro cycling news, Etixx-Quick Step names 2015 Tour Down Under squad, BMC adds youth and Rohan Dennis goes for the hour record The post Today in Pro Cycling News: December 17, 2014 appeared... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #6

    PEZ Crew
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    Our last Gift Guide of 2014 is packed full of great last minute gift ideas for you or the cyclist in your life including an ultimate cycling holiday from DuVine, a Cancer Charity ride in Canada along with products from Saris, Castelli, Giro, BMC, Salsa, Clément, De Marchi, Campagnolo, Endura and more. Saris SuperClamp 2-Bike Rack – $429.99 The Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2-bike loves to protect your bikes as much as you love to ride them. It’ll take your bike for the most secure ride of its life, thanks to front and rear wheel hooks and an integrated lock. And if you ask Saris,…
  • Pre-Xmas EuroTrash Monday!

    Alastair Hamilton
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    A busy weekend of cyclo-cross, video and results as always. Other cycling news: Santambrogio positive again, Dowsett next for the hour, new Tinkoff-Saxo jersey, Rigo Uran’s calendar, Tirreno course, Lotto Soudal presentation, Cult get license and do disk brakes slow you down? A full pre-Christmas EuroTrash. TOP STORY: The Sad Story of Santambrogio Mauro Santambrogio has been on suspension for his EPO positive since the 2013 Giro d’Italia, due to Santambrogio testifying at the Cycling Independent Reform Commission earlier this year, his suspension was reduced to 18 months and he…
  • PEZ Talk: Caleb Fairly

    Edmond Hood
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Rider Interview: Caleb Fairly has had quite a diverse professional career so far and it has just changed again, this time he’s off to join the Giant-Alpecin team. Ed hood caught up with the Texan to get the lowdown on his past travails and his future plans. The next step in the career of Caleb Fairly. Judged on the results he achieved at the end of 2010, it looked as if 27 year-old Texan, Caleb Fairly was headed straight for the top. Riding for Holowesko Partners/Felt, the Garmin U23 ‘feeder’ team, at the start of the year Fairly won the Tour of the Bahamas, the Tour of the…
  • Top Rides: Paris?

    Chris Selden
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:09 am
    Paris, France – the city of love, the Eiffel Tower, le Louvre and… traffic jams. Could Paris really be a destination for a PEZ ‘Top Ride’? Well, yes as just 35km South-West of the capital is the gorgeous Vallée de Chevreuse where the cows, sheep and forest replace the hustle and bustle of the big city making it an ideal playground for cyclists. Visiting the Eiffel tower and all the sights that Paris has to offer is a must but if it’s real bike riding you’re after then you have to leave the city. Having lived and worked in Paris I’ve come to accept…
  • PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #5

    PEZ Crew
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:37 am
    The gift ideas just keep coming in from around the cycling world and today we’ve rounded up some of the best with everything from a luxury cycling holiday with VeloClassic Tours to some Finish Line Pedal & Cleat Lubricants. We’ve also got everything in between with products from Easton, Topeak, Velox, State Bicycle Co., CycleOps, Essor USA, E-Motion, CyclePassion and Louis Garneau. VeloClassic Liege-Bastogne-Liege Experience April 23-27, $2795 If the Tour of Flanders is in your heart and Paris-Roubaix is in your head, then Liège-Bastogne-Liège is a race that is clearly in…
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • 5 most popular London Cyclist posts in 2014

    Andreas
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:40 am
    As we wrap things up for 2014 here at London Cyclist HQ and get ready for mince pies and long naps in-front of Christmas TV, we’d like to take a look back at our 5 most popular articles in 2014. Using GPS Cycle Routes on your Android or iPhone Our in-depth guide to GPS on Android and iPhone devices became the third most visited article on our site in 2014, which goes to show the growing popularity of smartphones and how cyclists are increasingly looking towards using some of their most useful features. The best carbon road bikes for under £1000 Ribble, Boardman and Planet X…
  • London Cycle Hire price changes from January 2015

    Andreas
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:16 am
    Good news and bad news off TfL this Christmas. Which would you like to hear first? The good news is hundreds of new docking points are planned for 2015, as the scheme continues to successfully expand. In particular, Putney Pier, Vauxhall and Tower Bridge will see new stations, as will Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A further 1000 docking stations are also in the planning stage, which could be delivered across London, by early 2016. After a brief dip in 2013, the Cycle Hire Scheme has recorded record levels of usage, with over a million journeys being taken during each summer month. Further…
  • Staying cycling fit over Christmas

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
    The festive season  is often associated with back-to-back parties, three course meals, and the mad rush to pick up all your Christmas presents in time for the 25th December – all those things don’t usually equate to being your fittest ever (maybe the last one…). However, if you’ve got cycling goals for 2015, or you just don’t want your return to commuting to work to be overly slow, you probably don’t want to take backward steps in your riding and fitness. The good news is that though many people accept that they simply will put on a little holiday weight,…
  • LUMO cycling gear for stylish visibility

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:25 am
    There’s no argument that visibility whilst cycling is important – part of that is cycling lights and also reflective gear. However, a lot of high-vis gear is simply not that attractive off the bike. That’s where LUMO comes in. LUMO make city cycling jackets and backpacks designed to be attractive, and visible, using waterproof LED lights built into stylish, understated designs. The founders are seeking Kickstarter funding, and have currently made £18,000 of their £50,ooo goal, with the support of 105 backers (at time of writing). We receive a lot of messages from…
  • Amazon but for local bike shops

    Andreas
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am
    Readers always ask us to do more to feature local bike shops. It’s the reason we launched the free London Cyclist app to showcase some of London’s best bike shops. Today, we’re launching a new useful tool for London cyclists in collaboration with Pocket High Street. Using the orange search box on the right hand side of our site, you will be able to search for products in over 100 independent London bike shops. If you are on mobile, you’ll need to scroll to the end of this post to see it. I know that often we feature products on Wiggle, Amazon and Chain Reaction…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • The Last Post Of 2014 Of Any Kind (And BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz)!

    BikeSnobNYC
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    So this is it, I'm shutting down the presses until Monday, January 5th, Two Thousand and Freaking Fifteen, at which point I will resume regular updates:"Wow, I can't believe it's almost 2015," he sighed wistfully.If you'd have told me 25 or 30 years ago that by 2015 we would not be living on Mars, or traveling in flying cars, or vacationing in a democratic North Korea, I'd have been profoundly disappointed.Indeed I'm still profoundly disappointed.And if you'd have told me I'd be a semi-professional bike blogger when I grow up, I'd have saved myself a bunch of time by dropping out of grade…
  • The last day-after-Wednesday post of 2014.

    BikeSnobNYC
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    First of all, now that we're normalizing relations with Cuba, I'd like to welcome all you cubanos to the blog.  Our cycling cultures have much we can learn from each other.  For example, you can teach us about DIY recumbent building:While we can teach you about being overprivileged douchebags who wear cyclocross-specific shoes:And don't forget your cyclocross-specific scarf:I never thought I'd get to the point where cyclocross annoyed the fuck out of me, but I'm sorry to report that cyclocross now annoys the fuck out of me.It's hard to say whether it's because cyclocross is getting…
  • The last Wednesday post of 2014.

    BikeSnobNYC
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    I've just learned a fun fact from a reader about New Zealand, which is that their taboo against not wearing a plastic hat while riding a bicycle is even stronger than their taboo against public nudity:A male in Timaru was stopped by police on Sunday afternoon while cruising the streets without clothes or helmet.Like Australia, it is compulsory for cyclists to wear helmets in New Zealand.The man was slapped with a fine for leaving his head uncovered, while police were more lenient about him leaving his body unclothed. So where did they slap him?Speaking of nudity, Leroy's Dog has…
  • No time for titles!

    BikeSnobNYC
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    In yesterday's post, I mentioned possibly conducting a "test" of a Walmart fat bike:To which a commenter replied thusly:Mr.Doom said...The Fatties at bikesdirect are rideable and fairly cheap. The FBSO from wallyworld will shoot your eye out kid.DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 9:27 PMHere are said Bikesdirect fatties:Shooting your eye out notwithstanding, I'd argue that it's the Bikesdirect offerings that are the most dangerous, for the simple reason that they're just nice enough to send you into an upgrade spiral.  In fact, about five years ago, I ordered a shockingly inexpensive singlespeed 29er…
  • I refuse to pay my dues until I can buy cheap ones at Walmart.

    BikeSnobNYC
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    Yesterday morning I sat atop a ridge in silent contemplation:As I contemplated, a Zen kōan came to mind:The Enlightened ManShogen asked: `Why does the enlightened man not stand on his feet and explain himself?' And he also said: `It is not necessary for speech to come from the tongue.'I then passed wind loudly, proving this to be true.If I'm that wise on a regular bike, just imagine how insightful I'd be if I had a fat bike!  Fortunately, Walmart--a.k.a. "America's Junk Drawer"--has expanded its fat bike offerings to include this seven-speed model for $230.99:(Walmart: Fat Bikes for Fat…
 
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    Big Wheel Building

  • Sneaking.

    MC
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Sometimes, dare I say often, we hesitate in getting outside when the time to do so arrives.Could be that the temperature is something other than ideal.Might be that there is precip not just in the forecast, but right there twixt us and the obscured horizon.Sometimes it's dark, and the visual component is important enough not to be missed.Rarely, but still more than never, there'll be no good reason whatsoever to stay inside.  But we will.None of the above prevented us from sneaking out between the rain, snow, sleet, fog, and bookends of darkness yesterday.
  • The pleasure was ours.

    MC
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    A few weeks back Jeny and I invited Doom to ride with us on a favorite set of trails.  Not really a loop per se, more of an inspired connection of dots.  This was a momentous occasion, an opportunity, for the shoe is typically on the other foot: He's usually playing tour guide for us.What we love about this ride is the amalgamated blend of exquisite textured rock, the almost-always-sumptuous light, a distinct lack of hordes of humanity, the constant opportunities for discovery.  The riding itself is rather exceptional in it's own unique way, too.And while Doom is a long ways…
  • You could be an asshole...

    MC
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    ...and so could I.But it doesn't have to be that way.Invest 15 minutes in this:Do it.
  • thx...

    MC
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    ...for Jeny and Bud, Doom and Lou, Nate, Bluto, Marge and the Underworld.
  • Packrafting the Grand.

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

  • Jim's Last-Minute Cycling Gift Guide

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Happy Holidays and happy the-time-of-year-no-one-knows-what-to-get-for-their-favorite-cyclist (which might be YOU!).Here are a few sure-to-please cycling gift suggestions - well, if you count my last tip, it's more like many thousands of bike gift ideas, so keep reading! (And be sure to share this, so that you get the gift you really want!)Your Home Bicycle Workshop e-Book ($19.95)Let's start with a suggestion dear to my heart: my very own Your Home Bicycle Workshop e-book. It's the only book of any type all about setting up the perfect place for your loved one to work on all your bicycles.
  • PRODUCT REVIEW: Giro's 2014 Air Attack Shield Helmet

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

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

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

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

  • A mess of unreliable Styrofoam

    cafiend
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:37 pm
    This morning's park and ride started out promisingly enough. The dirt road had thawed and frozen numerous times, creating such continuous bumps that the video I shot is basically unwatchable. But it was firm and fairly fast.I figured with heavy snow to end November and a couple of fresheners on top of it that the local snowmobilers would have been up and down the Cotton Valley Trail, packing it to concrete. We've had a lot of warm and wet weather as well, but the snow was so dense and the sun is so weak that the cover is still thick and durable in most places. If past snow seasons were any…
  • The aftermath

    cafiend
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    The workshop looked serene enough after Monday's chaos.There was this pile of insulation,This full trash barrel,This jumble of rental skis, The upended rental ski rack, aka the lobster trap,And the floor looking -- believe it or not -- cleaner than usual.A faint tinge of a funky brown reek hangs in the air. Much of the wood in this building is more than a century old. The newer stuff has still absorbed grunge for many decades.The crew from upstairs carried away the pile of insulation and the trash barrel today. They seem thoughtful and chastened.I'm really glad we don't have gas lines up…
  • Oh man! I always miss the good stuff

    cafiend
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    A crew has been remodeling the apartment above our shop. My first impression was that I would not want anything constructed by these people, but the units in the building are condos and the owner of that one has made his choice.Phase one has been demolition. For days we've listened to the sounds of heavy objects being flung, big saws screeching, pounding, prying and heavy boots thumping across the floor. I would swear that they had brought in extra appliances to throw around. The heavy crashes would be accompanied by the light harmony of wire, like oven racks or refrigerator shelves. Maybe…
  • Here they come a-wassailing

    cafiend
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:44 pm
    There you are, going about your normal day's business, when, suddenly, costumed performers troop in through the front door, assume their formation and start singing.Caroling seems quaint and delightful in the movies, or when it's happening to someone else a comfortable distance away. But when you're staring at the uvula of an enthusiastic performer just a couple of feet in front of you the whole thing starts to seem weird pretty quickly. And it only gets weirder the longer it goes on.Maybe its just me. I have a real problem being sung at.Wolfeboro has its own group of Dickens Carolers. Search…
  • Good advice is good advice

    cafiend
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    The old tee shirts we get for rags sometimes turn up quirky bits of almost folk art. I liked the lines here, and thought the sentiment applied to bicycling well enough.Apparently no one else shared my opinion. The scrap of shirt stayed pinned to a wall in an obscure enough location to remain for several years, but I recently found it among the other rags. Fortunately it had not been grunged up.Other items in the gallery are totally commercial, but hey: Kermit.And Tweety and Sylvester.For a while, another mechanic and I had complete collections of every color of foil from Lindt chocolate…
 
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    Cyclelicious

  • Who bought what through Cyclelicious?

    Richard Masoner
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:51 pm
    I run Cyclelicious as a labor of love, but I do appreciate those of you who choose to contribute a dollar or two my way by purchasing items through my Amazon affiliate online store. I occasionally look through the sales reports to see what you buy. I can’t see who the purchasers are, but I can see the items (and the occasional returns). If you’re looking for last minute Christmas gift suggestions, here’s what people who read this bicycle blog buy. British cyclist Max Leonard focuses on chapters in the lives of those racers who finish last in the book Lanterne Rouge: The Last…
  • That tree under Montague Expressway

    Richard Masoner
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    During one of our rainstorms over this past week this tree became wedged under Montague Expressway on the Guadalupe River Trail in San Jose, California. Some guy says he totally could have bypassed that with his mountain bike. The water drained by this morning, and this is what the water obscured. San Jose Trails has sent work crews out to try to remove this tree, so far without success. They’re working to borrow heavier equipment. In the meantime, we get to detour across six lanes of fast and heavy traffic on Montague Expressway, whee! Those of you who depend on trails in the Santa…
  • Last San Jose Bike Train of 2014

    Richard Masoner
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Rain is maybe forecast for Wednesday morning. Conditions on the Guadalupe River Trail are challenging from Santa Clara Street south, and at Montague Expressway. Note this tree, for example, wedged across the entire undercrossing at Montague Expressway. As of this morning, the trail is clear north of Santa Clara Street, past the airport, under Highway 101 through Trimble Road. So who’s in? I’ll have baked sweets for the good boys and girls who meet me at San Jose Diridon Station or Bel Bacio Coffee at 8 AM. San Jose Bike Train is a slow pace group ride from downtown San Jose to…
  • Should I wash my bike?

    Richard Masoner
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    This is my bike this morning. It’s filthy with mud from my cyclocross skills drills commute this morning. The trails I use for my commute will remain muddy and debris laden through the rest of this week, with more rain likely this afternoon, and possible through Wednesday afternoon. As an apartment dweller it’s kind of a pain to clean this bike — I can’t just hose it down in the yard, since I have neither a yard or a hose. All of this gritty debris in the bike can’t be good for the drivetrain. Should I wash it now? Or should I wait until the rain is over?
  • Waze to create a better world for me and you. But mostly for me.

    Richard Masoner
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Modern disruptive innovations based around mobile technology applications implicitly promise a move towards the “pure” capitalism theorized by (paradoxically) 19th century economists. Informed consumers can theoretically compete more effectively on price. But what happens when the commodity — in this case, road space — is free? The photo above shows beach traffic in the city of Santa Cruz, California. Nobody wants to sit in this mess for longer than necessary, and the Waze traffic app has become a remarkably popular and effective way to help drivers navigate off of the…
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    BikeRadar.com Road

  • Best mini pumps for road cyclists

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Every cyclist’s home workshop should include a track pump – but there’s no way you’re going to be carrying one of these huge and heavy metal constructions whenever you’re out on a bike ride. Not too long ago, roadies carried frame pumps strapped to their frames, usually right underneath the top tube. But the change in frame shapes and the rise of CO2 inflators have seen those largely vanish. Enter their miniature cousins come into play: the mini pump.These are designed to be carried on your bike – usually mounted in a bracket under your bottle cage –…
  • Exposure Toro MK6 light review

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Exposure's latest Toro gets all the UK innovator's latest tweaks to create a properly techy light. The most obvious new feature is a strip screen rear display that provides constant run time, power setting and recharge feedback. Three LEDs give a relatively tight focus beam with excellent reach and mid range detail but there’s enough spill around the edges for peripheral context or picking up potholes just in front of the wheel. There’s certainly enough power for any road situation, and we’ve used it on night-time cyclocross missions across the moors with no problem too.Run…
  • Focus Izalco Max 5.0 review

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    First things first: the Izalco Max frameset is seriously light. The frame weighs in under 800g, and even adding the 5th Element carbon fork only just lifts the whole package above a kilo. This is a great start to making a lightweight bike, one that without pedals dips under the UCI minimum weight limit. Should you really feel the need to go lighter, the Tour replica AG2R model weighs 560g less, but it will lighten your wallet by six grand…Highs: Very light with a sublime rideLows: Mechanical gearing-only frameFocus makes two versions of this frame, the one we’re testing for a…
  • Ritchey WCS Zeta II road wheelset - long-term review

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ritchey's new WCS Zeta II wheels ultimately go about their business in a rather quietly competent manner – and we mean that in a good way. They ride well and feel competitively quick, plus they're reasonably light and have proven to be exceptionally durable. But for globetrotters that regularly fly with dedicated travel bikes, they also have a seriously awesome feature that makes packing a breeze.Highs: Decent width, fantastically durable, slick tool-free disassembly, standard J-bend spokesLows: So-so sealing, heavier than claimed – though still reasonably lightBuy if: You're…
  • Pro Bike: Nathan Earle’s Pinarello Dogma F8

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Nathan Earle made his debut with Team Sky in 2014. He joined the British team after having raced in Australia with friend and fellow Tasmanian Richie Porte on the Continental Praties Squad. Since he moved to the World Tour in 2014, Earle’s had some of his better results in longer races, such as the Liège - Bastogne - Liège and the Amstel Gold Race. In fact, Earle was the only Sky rider to finish the 2014 Liège.Here, we look at Earle’s 2014 race bike, which, in the guise pictured, has relegated to being his 2015 training bike. Sitting at the centre is…
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    Twenty Nine Inches

  • So Cal Winter Gear: Endura

    Grannygear
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
    We reached out to a few vendors, those that had a complete line of clothing for pretty much all typical cycling conditions that would allow a near ‘one stop shopping’ experience, to see what they would put together to outfit an MTB rider under a certain set of Fall through Winter conditions (my winter conditions, to be exact).  In So Cal we get very little rain and when we do, we just wait a day or so to avoid the clay soil and the skies clear up.  But things happen out there on trail and having something in the pack that sheds a bit of water can be really helpful.  Temps may get into…
  • Pivot announces the new Mach 429 SL Carbon

    Grannygear
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    Pivot Cycles unveils the new half-pound lighter Mach 429SL Carbon with Shimano Di2 compatibility.    From the Pivot Cycles press release: PHOENIX, Arizona – Dec 12, 2014 – Racing is a new game and the half pound lighter Pivot Mach 429 SL Carbon is the bike riders need when the course tests both engine size and handling skills. Pivot has dropped over 226g via the use of leading-edge carbon fiber and their proprietary hollow-core, internal-molding process with optimized composite materials and lay-up structure – making this the lightest, stiffest 29er with the best power transfer…
  • So Cal Winter Gear: Specialized

    Grannygear
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:59 am
    We reached out to a few vendors, those that had a complete line of clothing for pretty much all typical cycling conditions that would allow a near ‘one stop shopping’ experience, to see what they would put together to outfit an MTB rider under a certain set of Fall through Winter conditions (my winter conditions, to be exact).  In So Cal we get very little rain and when we do, we just wait a day or so to avoid the clay soil and the skies clear up.  But things happen out there on trail and having something in the pack that sheds a bit of water can be really helpful.  Temps may…
  • thx…a Thanksgiving frame of mind.

    Grannygear
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Mike Curiak, wheelbuilder and all around legendary bike adventurer in all things winter, gives us a few moments on video to pause and reflect.  A bit late for Thanksgiving, so feel free to apply this to Christmas or just any day of the year.  From his blog: Photo and video from Mike Curiak.  Twenty Nine Inches - 29er Bike Reviews, Rumors and News
  • FSA Afterburner Hydraulic Brakes: The Wrap

    Grannygear
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:11 pm
    After our OOB, the First Impressions, and the Mid Term, the FSA brakes have been on a Specialized Epic that I took to Idaho for a 93 mile gravel race then have been using it as my go-to long day in the saddle training bike.  The most recent ride was a multi hour loop with a lot of climbing and descending where recent rains had the trails and roads all full of surprises, giving me lots of reason to need power under control when it came to brakes.  The FSA brakes are that for sure. On the Epic I am running 10 spd Grip Shift so it places the brake levers a ways inward, making them really a…
 
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    Fat Cyclist

  • Failure is Not an Option

    fatty
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    “Failure is not an option.“  How many times have you heard someone say that? How many times have you said it yourself? No, don’t answer either of those questions. (At least, not out loud. I can’t hear you.) Here’s a little piece of actual wisdom for you, though: if you’re doing a hard ride—whether you’re training or racing—saying “failure is not an option” is completely idiotic. I know, it’s tempting to say it. It sounds like you’re being tough when you say it. Determined. Resilient. Like you are hell-bent on not failing. But you know what? When you say…
  • 50 Minus One

    fatty
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    You know what happens if you start a blog in your late thirties and then keep on blogging for a decade? You wind up being a guy in his late forties, still blogging. Specifically, tomorrow, on December 18 (my youngest son’s nineteenth birthday), I will be exactly 48.5. I’ll certainly still be blogging when this blog turns ten, and I’ll probably still be blogging when I turn fifty, a year later. All of these facts, combined with a new year coming up, have made me consider the likelihood that at some point in what I assume is the near future, I am going to have the distinct pleasure of…
  • Rule #5 is Stupid

    fatty
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    Some of you have never heard of it. Some of you have heard it referenced, but don’t know what it means. But probably most of you have heard of it, know what it means, and regard it as a sacred cycling edict: The famous Velominati Rule #5: “Harden the F— up.” I’ve had cyclists say it to me when I’ve been stopped on the side of the trail mid-race, crouched and whimpering as my quads and hamstrings battled it out to see which could cramp harder. I’ve heard cyclists say it to others on trails, much more frequently on the road, and—most frequently of all—on social media.
  • How To Pedal Your Bike Properly

    fatty
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
    A Great Fatsby Note from Fatty: I’m happy to announce that as of this morning, The Great Fatsby: The Best of FatCyclist.com, Volume 2, is now available on the Kindle. Please go check it out. And then buy a copy, for crying out loud. It’s been years since I’ve won an award or been invited to a fancy dinner party as the guest of honor, and if I don’t get some kind of validation soon I’m going to crumble. Please make me feel good about myself. Buy a copy of my book, or I’ll cry. You don’t want me to cry, do you? Oh, and if you pre-ordered the Kindle version of The Great Fatsby,…
  • My Best Superpower: Randomly Selecting Inspiring Winners

    fatty
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    I have many superpowers. Too many to list, really. But among the most awesome and mysterious of these powers is the ability to select incredible and inspiring people from a very long list at random. Honestly, I do not know how I do it. But I suspect this superpower is at its strongest when I am furthest from a yellow star, because I drew names for the winners of the Great Fatsby pre-order contest last weekend as we near Winter Solstice, and this power manifested itself in extraordinary ways.  Here, let me show you how that works. First Drawing My contest drawings always start out kind of…
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  • Updates coming!

    Jeff Kerkove
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Things are on the UP!! I'm in the process of re-evaluating the blog, blog design, and future content. It is a work in progress currently.  For the most up to date ramblings and photos, please visit my social links, which are updated daily.  Thank you and stay tuned!!FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM
  • 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…
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    Bike Noob

  • Out of Commission

    Bike Noob
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:56 pm
    I haven’t gotten in a lot of biking lately. Not only have I been caught up in the end of the semester crunch at the university, but my road bike has been acting up. A week ago, I found myself unable to shift from the small chainring to the big one. I had to abandon a ride and get home, although that was the same ride where I discovered the broken spoke. I finally got the bike into the shop on Wednesday, where the mechanic listened to my shifting complaint and examined the bike. The chain is okay, since it’s fairly new. But he didn’t like the look of the big chainring.
  • Road-Tested, Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas For Cyclists

    Bike Noob
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Unlike the tongue-in-cheek Christmas gift ideas I posted a couple of weeks ago, our guest poster Jeff Hemmel has some ideas that might actually merit a spot under the tree. Recently I was asked to write a Holiday Gift Guide for one of the publications I write for in the real world. The task got me once again thinking of all the great things I’ve assembled over the last year for my bike. Looking back, my favorites aren’t pricey, high-end items. Instead they’re simple, smaller products that just make day-to-day riding a little bit easier. Need something to get the cycling enthusiast on…
  • Cutting It Short

    Bike Noob
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    With the end of the semester rapidly approaching, I’m spending more time at the university, putting out fires that flare up regularly as students realize they haven’t done enough to get that A they so covet. And with standard time bringing about darkness earlier than before, I’m not getting in a lot of riding at the moment. So when the weekend comes, I’m ready to saddle up and hit the road. But this past weekend didn’t pan out the way I expected. On Saturday, I set out to do about 25 miles, just on roads in my immediate area. It’s easy to rack up the miles…
  • Avoiding the Mud

    Bike Noob
    30 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    A beautiful fall day. It’s hard to imagine that on November 30, the temperature reached 80 degrees (26C). Who wouldn’t go biking in that weather? I sure would. For the second ride in a row, I took out my mountain bike. Usually, Sundays are reserved for longish rides on the road bike, but it’s been giving me problems in the shifting department lately, and I’ll have to take it to my mechanic. So, the mountain bike it would be. That raised a new concern — the condition of the trails. We had two solid days of rain a week ago, which was a blessing for our…
  • Gifts for the Cyclist

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

  • URBAN VELO PRINTS FINAL ISSUE

    Urban Jeff
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    After more than seven years, Urban Velo printed its 45th and final regularly scheduled issue. Since 2007, the publication has documented bicycle culture in cities around the world. Urban Velo not only reflected the state of city cycling, it encouraged a global cycling culture. While the mainstream cycling media barely took notice, Urban Velo’s founders not only documented the burgeoning urban scene, they lived it, organizing alleycats, goldsprints, bike polo tournaments and film festivals. One of Urban Velo’s great successes was spreading bike culture to the far corners of the…
  • Issue #45 – Available Online

    Urban Jeff
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Contents Include: Classics Bronx Club, Product Reviews, The Comedown, Grave Consequences, Product Spotlight, Product Reviews, and I Love Riding in the City. Download it for free online.
  • NEOCycle 2014

    Scott Spitz
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    NEOCycle 2014 : An Urban Cycling Festival from Aerial Agents | CLE on Vimeo. Cleveland held a rad, diverse cycling festival, which is rad and all…but did you see the arcade games they set up? Now that makes for am awesome event! Dear event organizers, arcade games at all future bike events, k? Check out NEOCycle for information on next year’s event.
  • For your “Black Friday” Shopping Pleasure

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

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

  • Waiting for the Sun to Come Up

    Byron
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    Waiting for the sun to come up to build our travel bikes, after the inaugural Delta SEA to OGG flight, responded to a new friend, and her request on Facebook with Hello Jennifer and thanks for the intro Jeremiah, timing-wise I’m on vacation and have reduced the amount I talk about bikes to a trickle. But see this Wired story. And this post. From there the snowbike tag. Fat bikes are great fun and also significantly improved, since I first started posting about them. Back on the mainland in the new year, we’ve got a magazine issue dedicated to fatbikes and how, in the industry, a…
  • Trigger Happy Action Cam

    Byron
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Sharing entirely because it’s not another GoPro edit…competition is good in all things.
  • New Music for the New Year: Hey Rosetta

    Byron
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    Ordered new music for the new year from @heyrosetta and as soon as that drops, syncing it to my iPod for some long rides.
  • Waiting for Tubeless Cyclocross Options

    Mark V
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    After closing out my cyclocross season at Waves For Water’s UCI event in Tacoma, I’ve had a chance to evaluate my equipment choices from this season. This time around I brought in a second bike, a Davidson D-Plus, that I fitted as a singlespeed (you can read about the design in Issue 19 of our downloadable magazine). All the little details on the bike were spot-on, allowing the components to function at their best, though there were only two significant deviations from my usual parts selection: brakes and tyres. For the moment I still remain faithful to…
  • On Amazon: Fast and Fresh

    Byron
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    Patented rod-and-clamp design makes the bag-closure device very versatile Ok, so it’s not really a bike thing per se, but check this out: With 6 days left to order in time for Christmas with Prime, Amazon published their annual Stocking Stuffers with a Story feature and it includes an origin story about a household product my company makes, Clip-n-Seal. We originally designed this to keep coffee and chips fresh at home, but people have found all kinds of other uses for them, including disposal of chemical waste in manufacturing processes, and even to seal testing apparatus in the space…
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    The Cleanest Line

  • I Dream of Running

    Kasey
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    By Greta Hyland I dream of running, not figuratively but literally. In my dreams it is effortless, exhilarating. When I wake from these dreams I feel pumped and want to jump out of bed and run—there have been times at night when I have. For a while, running was a nightmare. I got tired. My legs felt like they were filled with sand. My lungs burned, everything hurt and I was miserable. I hated running. Then, one day it happened. I ran and it was exactly like my dreams. I didn’t set out to run. I didn’t finally make up my mind to be a runner—starting small and then working my way to…
  • Fitz’s Fall Layering System – Suggestions for dressing your child in the cold

    Kelly Cordes
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:10 pm
    By Rebecca Caldwell Today’s post comes from Rebecca Caldwell, photographer and wife to Patagonia climbing ambassador Tommy Caldwell, and mama to their son, Fitz. She discovered the climbing lifestyle five years ago and now spends more time soaking up the beautiful places around the world than at home. They share their somewhat unconventional lifestyle with Fitz, and hope to encourage others to explore the outdoors with their kids, too. Every autumn since I’ve known Tommy we have loaded up our van, left our home in Estes Park, Colorado, and driven to Yosemite National Park for him to work…
  • An Excerpt from The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre by Kelly Cordes

    Kasey
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    By Kelly Cordes At the wind-scoured southern tip of Argentina, between the vast ice cap and the rolling estepas of Patagonia, rises a 10,262-foot tower of ice and rock named Cerro Torre. Considered by many the most beautiful and compelling mountain in the world, it draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists from around the globe. Reinhold Messner, the greatest mountaineer in history, called it “a shriek turned to stone.” I began work on my book in spring 2012, after the Compressor Route de-bolting controversy. On a broad level, I’d gained a glimpse into Cerro Torre’s…
  • Shipping Out for the Environment

    Kasey
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    By Gavin Back This summer, the Patagonia Shipping Department in Reno, Nevada helped two local environmental non-profits. We were able to work for the Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund and the Sugar Pine Foundation. This was made possible by the environmental internship program Patagonia offers to every employee. Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund (HVWHPF) is a group based on the southern edge of Reno. Their mission is “to protect and preserve the wild horses that settle in the foothills surrounding Hidden Valley.” Work includes rescuing and protecting horses that have been…
  • Running the Distance, Part 1 – Arrival at the new Patagonia Park

    Kasey
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    By Luke Nelson The wind gusts, blowing spray from the water lapping on the banks of Lago General Carrera. Here I stand, eyes closed, feeling the cool mist on my sunburnt cheeks. When I open my eyes it’s still there, it feels like a dream, but it’s not—Patagonia spreads out all around me. I’ve long dreamt of seeing this place and now it’s blowing my mind. After imagining over and over what it would be like, how it would smell, how it would feel, it is far more than I had imagined it would be. The previous 39 hours have been a blur of driving, airports, flying, airports, loading gear,…
 
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    Bicycle Design

  • CGI Concepts Rev2 Time Trial Tandem

    James Thomas
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
      Eric Streeter, of CGI Concepts, created this virtual model of a tandem for time trial racing. One prominent feature is the “split-drive” (seen in the rendering below) which “allows for power to be applied from each rider to the left and right sides of the rear hub independently.” Interesting idea, but the left side derailleur and freehub/cassette would need to be custom too…not impossible, but a bit of a challenge.        
  • The Derailleur Project 2015 Wall Calendar

    James Thomas
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    A few years ago, I briefly mentioned in a post a website that has since become one of my favorites. Taking its name from the 1967 Cream album, Disraeli Gears chronicles in photographs the history of the rear derailleur, a component that, according to the site, “defines the ‘groupset’ and in turn, defines the bike.” As someone who has a pretty good collection of 80’s and 90’s derailleurs from old bikes that I have owned, I guess you could say that I qualify as a bit of a derailleur fanatic (which probably explains why I can spend hours looking at that site).    …
  • A trio of wooden bikes

    James Thomas
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    Tratar Bikes city wooden bicycle. Photographer: Nejc Pus (http://www.pusnejc.com)   As I mentioned in my latest post, there has been a surge in the number of wooden bike submissions in my mailbox lately. I won’t share them all, but today I want to pass along three that I think are pretty interesting.   The Tratar bike is the brainchild of Janez Tratar, a 28 year old Slovenian engineer whose family has been crafting wood for a few generations.  He first sketched his idea for the bike in 2012 while he was traveling in Vienna. “Commuting this gorgeous city daily with a rented bike…
  • Grainworks AnalogOne.One wooden bike

    James Thomas
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am
      For whatever reason, I have received quite a few submissions of wooden bike designs (probably close to 10) in the past couple of weeks. I’ll share a few of them next week, but today I want to pass along just one… the AnalogOne.One custom bike by Mike Pecsok of Grainworks Wood Art.  The finish details of the African mahogany, birch, walnut, maple and other woods laminted to creat the frame immediately caught my attention. The types of wood used are up to the customer though.  For a base price of base price of $5000, Pecsok will custom build an AnalogOne.One model to fit you with…
  • Design and development of the Cylo bike

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

  • Bike Friday Haul-a-Day

    Freewheel
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    Bike Friday's answer to the SUV. Photos courtesy of Bike Friday.The Haul-a-Day is a custom-made folding cargo bike from the family-run Bike Friday in Oregon. They start at $1,500 and can go for more than $2,000 depending on the features you choose.  The basic features are an 8-speed transmission with a rear disc brake, front v-brake, rear rack, and dual kickstand.A few months ago, Joseph wrote a great post about Bike Friday folding bikes. Now there's something to add to that post: Bike Friday is putting out a cargo bike that is one of the most versatile bikes, period.  The frame has…
  • Civia Twin City

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

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

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

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

  • Tested: Bike2Power BikeCharge Power Pack

    Levi
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:18 am
    Before smartphones became so prevalent in our daily lives, there was only one reason to carry a phone along on your adventures. For emergency phone calls, obviously. Today, people are carrying their phones to help them navigate, to record their rides and runs on Strava, and to post photos to Instagram. I do it too – just check my Instagram. It’s fun. But it drains your battery life something fierce. If you want to do all this stuff, and still have some juice for when it matters, the Bike2Power BikeCharge Power Pack is your new best friend. It’s a battery pack to recharge…
  • NatureBox vs The Grocery Store: A Price Comparison

    Levi
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    NatureBox is the only subscription box that has ever impressed me. I think most of the others are just glorified boxes of free samples. NatureBox actually provides their own branded snacks, and if I do say so myself, they are pretty tasty! After publishing my review, a client messaged me on Facebook asking how the price of NatureBox compares to just shopping at the grocery store. Well, that’s really a two-part question that goes like this: Can you get the same snacks at the grocery store? Do you save money by doing so? See, with NatureBox, not only do you not have to leave your home or…
  • Tested: Caveman Cookies (North Pole Flavor Out Now!)

    Levi
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Virtually everyone loves cookies. And even if you don’t love cookies, you probably can’t resist eating them, because it’s so easy to grab one – no utensils, no mess, no will power. It wouldn’t be a great idea to eat cookies on a daily basis, but the holidays might be the time to indulge, allowing yourself a few delicious cookies. Earlier this year, Caveman Cookies caught my eye. The Caveman Cookies are Paleo-friendly cookies with a short ingredients list, based on organic honey and maple syrup. I make my homemade cookies as naturally as possible, and these are…
  • Tested: Satechi Pro RideMate Waterproof Bike Mount for Smartphones

    Levi
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    Carrying a smartphone while riding is not something I usually recommend, especially if you have an expensive phone that’s going to cost you a lot of money out-of-pocket to replace. But there are times it makes sense to carry a smartphone with you. Perhaps you need navigation with turn-by-turn directions. In that case, a smartphone running Waze (or another mapping app) is the perfect solution. You just need to find a case to protect your phone from damage! Let’s look at the Satechi Pro RideMate Waterproof Bike Mount for Smartphones. This is both a case and a bike mount, it’s…
  • Tested: RockTape + RockSauce

    Levi
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    Remember the 2008 Summer Olympics when Kerri Walsh came out with some weird tape all over her shoulder? Back then, hardly anyone knew about kinesiology tape. Fast forward to today, and you see the tape everywhere! Pro athletes and weekend warriors alike are using the tape to relieve pain and prevent injury. If you happened to see the blue argyle tape during this year’s Tour de France, you spotted RockTape, the official kinesiology tape for Team Garmin-Sharp. Using the tape is sort of like using compression garments – the research so far is promising but not conclusive. Most of the…
 
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    BikePortland.org » Front Page

  • Comment of the Week: Lawsuits, the quiet pressure behind city decisions

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Traffic on SE Clinton.(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland) As we wrote beneath the last Comment of the Week post, BikePortland has decided to be the only blog we’re aware of that pays for great comments. The person whose thoughts we select for this feature gets a crisp $5 bill in the mail, as a way for us to appreciate the site’s amazing discussion community. So watch your email — we might be in touch. Street safety matters to cities. So does street comfort. But only one of those issues will land you in court. That’s the insight shared this week by BikePortland reader…
  • The Friday Profile: Kyle Carlson, Daimler Trucks’ 52-mile-a-day iron man

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Kyle Carlson.(Photos by M Andersen/BikePortland) Kyle Carlson was a couple hundred feet up the hills of Northwest Portland when he mentioned he used to ride all the way home without switching out of his biggest front gear. “I compromised,” he said. “Now I just never use my smallest gear.” Carlson, an electrical engineer for Daimler Trucks North America, might have the most intense bike commute in the country’s bikingest state. After rising at 4 a.m. on summer mornings in his family’s Hillsboro subdivision, this single father of three bikes 26 miles to work…
  • PBOT hopes new signs, markings fix tricky Williams Ave intersection

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    The person in the truck was legally required to turn left at this intersection; but a weak design — coupled with a bad decision by the vehicle’s operator — led to an abrupt merge in tight quarters with other road users.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Now that construction of the North Williams Safety Project has nearly wrapped up, it’s time to address how specific parts the new design are working — and how they’re not. There are several issues I plan to look into in the coming weeks. The first is a driving behavior and design concern we’ve observed between N.
  • Weekend Event Guide: Holiday lights, braving the elements, makers, and more

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    Don’t let the rain keep you down. (Rob Sadowsky doesn’t.)(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. You know what’s great about this town? Even with the cold/wet weather and the holiday season craziness, there are still fun bike rides and events to take part in. Whether you are looking for a group ride or an event that lets you connect with other biking fans, there’s something for you in the roundup below. I have a feeling many of your bike rides this weekend will…
  • Jobs of the Week: Quality Bicycle Products, Trek Travel, Chris King

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    Some of the bike world’s best companies have posted new job opportunities this past week. If you’re looking to break into the industry, check them out in the links below… Marketing Manager – Quality Bicycle Products Communications Specialist – Chris King Precision Components Graphic Designer – Chris King Precision Components Bike Mechanics, Tour Guide – Trek Travel For a complete list of available jobs, click here. If you’d like more information about the BikePortland Job Listings, contact us, or visit the Job Listings page. You can sign up for…
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    Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog

  • 10 Trails I Like More Than You

    John Fisch
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    Having ridden over 400 distinct trail systems from coast to coast in 25 states and 3 Canadian provinces, I’ve developed a pretty broad base upon which I draw when I assess trails.  Like everyone, I have my personal quirks and … Continue reading → Related articles: Trails 20 & 21: RAMBO Mountain Bike Trails Infographic: The Trails We Love (Flow Trails, Advocacy, and Etiquette) Poll Results: The Top 5 Scenic Mountain Bike Trails in the Eastern USA
  • Video: Essential Mountain Biking Skills

    Greg Heil
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    This 35 minute video from WhatMountainBike Magazine details some of the essential mountain biking skills that every rider needs to know. Related articles: Video: Mountain Biking in Nepal: The Yak Attack Race Video: StopMotion Mountain Biking Cinema Sunday: “If Only Every Mountain Biking Video Was Shot Like This”
  • The Summer of Bizarre Trailside Mechanical Issues and Repairs

    mtbikerchick
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    Disclaimer: We are quite vigilant about bike maintenance in our household.  If we’ve hit mud puddles during a ride, the mud gets washed and brushed off as soon as possible. Tires get changed, chains get lubed, brake pads get replaced, … Continue reading → Related articles: Trailside Repairs: Fixing A Flat Tire Trailside Repairs: Fixing A Broken Chain Trailside First Aid: When the Gnar Shreds You and Your Bike
  • Video: Marcelo Gutierrez Rides With Travis Pastrana And The Nitro Circus Boys

    Epic TV
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    We all have our personal sports heroes. When downhill mountain bike racer Marcelo Gutierrez was on the long road to racing success he watched Travis Pastrana in awe as he competed at the X-Games. Marcelo was blown away by how … Continue reading → Related articles: Cinema Sunday: Marcelo Gutierrez Races Down 1,000+ Steps Video: “Pat Foster Rides one of the World’s most Inspiring Trails” Video: “Tom van Steenbergen Rides the Whistler Bike Park”
  • How Straight Is Your Brake? The Park Tool DT-5 in Action

    syd
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    No one in the service industry has your back more when it comes to the well being of your bike than Park Tool. On my last visit to Interbike, Park had a few very interesting shop-oriented items available. One item I can … Continue reading → Related articles: Review: Park Tool CRP-2 Crown Race Removal Tool Review: Park Tool PRS-25 Team Issue Repair Stand Interbike 2014: Mavic, Norco, Easton, Race Face, and Park Tool
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    MtnBikeRiders.com

  • “WHERE HAVE WE BEEN!!”

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

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

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

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

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

  • Brad’s Big Day – Inside the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro Presented By Specialized

    sicklines
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    This December, Crankworx is releasing a series of videos showcasing how our festival affects the mountain biking community in Whistler. Working with TELUS Optik TV, the three episodes highlight the impact on local riders and how Crankworx has helped develop the sport throughout the Sea-to-Sky corridor. WHISTLER, BC Dec. 9, 2014 –This December, Telus Optik TV showcases the Crankworx experience at its finest with participants from the Whistler area sharing how important the 10-day mountain bike festival is to their community experience. The three-part program was made possible by a Community…
  • Coastal Crew – Coast Gravity Park : Sunshine Coast

    sicklines
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    The Coastal Crew’s been keeping busy in the woods of the Sunshine Coast creating the world’s first year-round mountain bike facility in the small coastal town of Sechelt. Funded entirely by the support of the mountain bike community this project is a true testament to how rad our sport really is. Leave the skis in the closet this winter and come ride with The Coastal Crew – this place is open year round. Check out Dylan, Curtis & Kyle enjoying some quality time on there Demo 8’s. Trails featured include Devils Elbow, Hand Job, Dynamite Panther, Flight Deck, Hot lap, Red Dragon…
  • Deity – Brayden Barrett-Hay : On The Level

    sicklines
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    Deity’s Brayden Barrett-Hay knows how to ride a bike to say the least. Watch as he shreds inside in the latest Deity video filmed by Tory Powers. As a young local to the Joyride scene and a loyal customer of the Deity brand, the evolution of Brayden Barrett-Hay within the Deity program started years ago. With an eye always out for passionate, talented, and hungry athletes, Brayden’s progression from customer, to part of the Deity Grassroots Program, to a member of their dynamic Pro Team is a testament to his work ethic and skill on a bicycle. Now, with his sights set on the…
  • FOX FACTORY HOLDING CORP. ACQUIRES RACE FACE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS LTD. AND EASTON CYCLING

    sicklines
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    FOX Factory Holding corporation acquires Race Face Performance Products and Easton Cycling. FOX FACTORY HOLDING CORP. ACQUIRES RACE FACE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS LTD. AND EASTON CYCLING Race Face Performance Products and Easton Cycling to Strengthen and Expand FOX’s Ride Dynamics Portfolio Burnaby, BC – December 5th, 2014 – Race Face Performance Products Ltd and Easton Cycling President, Chris Tutton, announces the sale of both cycling brands to Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF) (“FOX”). “FOX is the perfect fit for Race Face/Easton. All three brands complement each…
  • Santa Cruz V10 Carbon C – 27.5″ Wheels for 2015

    sicklines
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    2014 was a great year for Josh Bryceland and the Santa Cruz Syndicate team. They saw a lot of success during the 2014 World Cup season and World Championship on-board a new 27.5″ V10. It should come as no surprise to you that Santa Cruz Bicycles has released their new 27.5″ wheel V10. Learn more about it inside. Video: Features Full carbon frame and swingarm Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options 216mm (8.5″) VPP suspension 27.5″ wheels Adjustable geometry with HIGH & LOW settings Double sealed pivots for long bearing life Dual grease ports on lower link for easy…
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    Keir Plaice

  • "You can suffer as much as you want; if you do the wrong thing at the wrong time, you will never win...

    9 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    "You can suffer as much as you want; if you do the wrong thing at the wrong time, you will never win the race. You can not compensate your stupidness by suffering more. First you must begin to do right thing at the right moment. That’s the art of cycling." - Paul Köchli
  • 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

  • High Visibilty and High Fashion? Yes Please! – Vespertine Vespert Review

    Karen Voyer-Caravona
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    Let me just cut to the chase; I dont normally wear clothes made for bike riding. However, Vespertines reflective Vespert vest intrigued me as a fashionable solution to my recent concerns about being visible on Phoenixs often inhospitable streets.   When I started blogging about my experiences commuting by bike, one of the points that […]
  • Riser Bars become Drop Bars South of the Equator(and more Science from Madagascar)

    Ted Johnson
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:08 pm
    We all know for a fact that toilets and drains swirl counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. (And by “fact” I mean “falsehood.”) But did you know that south of the equator riser bars become drop bars? That’s right. I have the scientific proof from Madagascar. Check it out: […]
  • 17 Bike Commuting Accessories Schlepped 10,000 Miles

    Ted Johnson
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    More than ten thousand miles from where I sit, there is a storage unit filled with the other 99 percent of my life’s accumulated crap; the stuff I left behind when I shipped off to Madagascar. This includes all four of my bikes. I crammed that unit full of my material attachments like a minor […]
  • 2014 Holiday Cycling Gift Guide

    Josh Lipton
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    Its beginning to look a lot like Black Friday, soon it will be Cyber Monday. Take a look at our bike gift recommendations, glistening once again with exactly what the cyclists in your family really want. I’ve broken down our gift recommendations into a few main categories. As this is CommuteByBike.com we’ll start with bike […]
  • DIY Trailers and Cargo Powerhouses – A Reader Round-Up

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

  • Week 1: 40 Rides in 40 Weeks Bike Project

    Bike Shop Girl
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Last week I wrote about a new bike project I am working on based off the popular book, “Popular Bike Rides in Denver and Boulder”, that has 40 great road and dirt rides to explore the Front Range. My goal is to ride all 40 of these in 40 weeks. After one week I have attempted 3 rides, and yet haven’t officially completed one! At first I was frustrated with this outcome as I didn’t ride the routes as prescribed (I’m a bit type A.) The more I have thought about it, the more I realize this first week has been a complete success. There are three new areas of town I…
  • Festive 500 Planning

    Bike Shop Girl
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    It has been a couple of years since I gave the Rapha/Strava Festive 500 a go. For my newer readers that aren’t addicted to Strava yet, Festive 500 is a challenge from Rapha to ride 500km (311 miles) between Christmas and New Years Eve. You must be using a Garmin or your smartphone to track these rides and then upload them to Strava to qualify. It is fun to follow along with the hashtag #festive500 on Twitter or Instagram to see other’s adventures. What better way to say farewell to 2014 than ride it out in style? As I plan on spending as much time as possible the 24th-28th with…
  • “B is for Bicycles”, a kid’s book on bikes

    Bike Shop Girl
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The owner’s of Fitzgerald Bicycles have been inspired to grow kids cycling with an illustrated kid’s book, ” Be is for Bicycles”. Head over to the Kickstarter to learn more. If you enjoy children, bikes and books – take action before this Kickstarter runs out in a couple of hours!      
  • A Biking Project: 40 Best Bike Rides Near Denver & Boulder

    Bike Shop Girl
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Over the past few weeks I have been bitten by the desire to find adventure out front door, to explore everything that Denver has to offer me on two wheels, and to tell you what I find. Yesterday, I found exactly the tool I needed for this, a book from the Falcon Guide “Where to Ride Series” for Denver and Boulder. There are a mix of “the best” road and dirt rides in the area, either broken out by location or by a handy ride finder. Ride Finder The ride finder is specifically why I purchased the book due to them breaking down rides into the following categories: Best…
  • Battling Goat Heads

    Bike Shop Girl
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Before moving west to Colorado I thought goat heads were rocks. As I’m entering my second winter in Denver, I can tell you that goat heads are death to all things rubber and air. It is a weed that forms a hard thorn on various edges, puncturing most anything that runs over it. Puncturevine, Tribulus terrestris L. from the Zygophyllaceae or (Caltrop family) and sometimes better known as a goathead, is a plant designed to survive. If you venture off trail in Colorado, especially in the fall and winter, there is a chance you’ll run over a few (dozen) goat heads. Thorn resistant tires…
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    Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos

  • 2014 World Cup at Namur American Photo Gallery, U23 and Junior Full Results

    andrew reimann
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    Van Aert Outmatches Van der Poel in Namur Wout Van Aert of Belgium had an impressive showing in the World Cup stage in Namur, not ... The post 2014 World Cup at Namur American Photo Gallery, U23 and Junior Full Results appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Lange Twins Winery Cyclocross: Hopping the Vines Cyclocross Video

    andrew reimann
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
      The Lange Twins is a winery whose vines have deep roots in the cycling community. They are a titled sponsor to a masters cycling ... The post Lange Twins Winery Cyclocross: Hopping the Vines Cyclocross Video appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Pauwels Emerges Victorious at 2014 Word Cup in Namur, Nys Doesn’t Start and Van der Haar Finds his World Cup Form

    andrew reimann
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    NAMUR, Belgium – Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team) took the win at round four of the World Cup in Namur over Lars van der Haar ... The post Pauwels Emerges Victorious at 2014 Word Cup in Namur, Nys Doesn’t Start and Van der Haar Finds his World Cup Form appeared first on... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Katerina Nash Beats Returning World Champion Vos in the 2014 World Cup at Namur

    Kevin White
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    NAMUR, Belgium – Katerina Nash (Luna Pro) powered her way to the win at the  2014 World Cup in Namur, finishing 34 seconds ahead of ... The post Katerina Nash Beats Returning World Champion Vos in the 2014 World Cup at Namur appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Nys Announces Withdrawal from World Cup in Namur

    Kevin White
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    ESSEN, Belgium – Sven Nys announced his withdrawal today form the upcoming World Cup in Namur via Twitter  following a disappointing thirteenth place finish at ... The post Nys Announces Withdrawal from World Cup in Namur appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
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    Bikedan in Asia

  • China: Yunnan Colorful Gran Fondo

    Bikedan
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    I have been in and out of China for the last 14 years since first coming in the year 2000, I have witness a stunning transformation of this great nation; not just the economic transformations but a significant shift in the attitudes towards outdoor leisure, particularly cycling. Cycling has always been part of the Chinese culture and it still is a major mode of transportation in today’s modern China.  The cycling events scene has been rapidly gaining in popularity over the last few years, but the problem was most events were short and held on boring un-inspiring circuits. If there was…
  • New Zealand: Around the Mountains Cycle Trail

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

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

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

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

    greg kaplan
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    Adam Craig has won the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships for three consecutive years. Along with each win came the privilege—and requirement—of a tattoo in honor of the accomplishment, provided by the host-city race promoter. Craig’s first SSCXWC win was duly recorded on his skin: a skull, with cogs for eyes, and the letters SSCXWC in the lower teeth. Craig debuted the Giant TCX SLR SS the following year in Philadelphia with a custom paint job to match his new ink. The idea behind this bike came about when Craig and Giant’s On-Road Global Category Manager, Jon Swanson,…
  • Oh What Fun It Is to Ride!

    Elspeth Huyett
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Any cyclist who’s logged hours on the trainer can tell you: riding inside gets awfully boring. Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas made it a little more interesting by recreating “Jingle Bells” with five bar-mounted bells. He may be a pro rider, but he is not a professional musician. It takes him a few tries to get it right, but let’s be honest—watching him struggle is half the fun. Related: Listen to Our 16 Favorite Bike Bells    
  • Little Rippers

    mike yozell
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
  • Itty-Bitty Badass

    mike yozell
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    The rider in front of me stands to pedal up the grade, his body moving in the supple rhythm of comfortable climbing. I look approvingly at the clean lines of his bike, painted a muted sky blue, with a classic faux-leather saddle. I would love a bike like that. He carves a turn, slows, and stops carefully at the light. "How do you like it?" I ask. "I love it," he says, smiling. "It's so easy to climb, and it's fast. The bigger wheels help with the bumps and riding over things." Then his attention turns. "Hey, the light's changing." The rider, my not-quite-six-year-old son, Isaac, looks up at…
  • An Interview with Monica Garrison

    Elly Blue
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Black Girls Do Bike seems to be one of the fastest-growing bicycle organizations around. Every time I log onto social media, there's a new chapter of the group, accompanied by photos of stoked, smiling women out on their bikes in some sort of beautiful, natural setting, aoften decked out in organization’s boldly designed cycling kits, or t-shirts with slogans like “These hips were made for cycling." Anyone can start a chapter (founders are known as “Sheroes”), and it turns out that a lot of women are excited to do just that. Monica Garrison, who founded BGDB, was kind…
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    Cycle EXIF Update

  • The 2014 Cycle EXIF Top 10

    Adam
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    What an incredible year 2014 has been. We’ve seen some big changes, but one constant is the fact that we can climb aboard this simple machine called a bicycle and fly like an eagle above it all, enjoying the solitude or the camaraderie of friends. There’s still a couple of weeks left to 2014, but as things tend to speed up the closer we get to the finish line, I’d like to take this opportunity to present this year’s most popular bikes on Cycle EXIF. It’s a mixed bag, with a few surprises… The Cycle EXIF Top 10 were selected by traffic figures, social media…
  • Festka USAGI

    Adam
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    The custom scene in Eastern Europe is spearheaded by one brand, and that is Festka: the Czech house that is completely unafraid of bucking convention and producing bikes that are very different and as striking as any you’ll find in the other major centres. Texan shop Cycleast already represents Festka in the US, and now it looks like they’re beginning to make headway into other regions as well, evidenced by their latest build. ‘USAGI’ is decorated with Japanese mythological motifs, a clue as to its final destination. USAGI was unveiled at the 2014 Festival Bike…
  • Mavic 125 Ans x Seven Axiom SL

    Adam
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Well, the countdown is on for your chance to own another in the spectacular collection of handmade bikes that Mavic have produced to celebrate their 125th Anniversary. This time, Massachusetts’ Seven Cycles are offering one of their double butted titanium Axiom SL models, custom dressed in a Mavic cadmium yellow paint scheme. From the press release: “Mavic is proud to offer this limited edition Seven Axiom SL with our Ksyrium 125th Anniversary wheel-tyre system and Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components. The Seven Cycles x Mavic 125th Anniversary Axiom SL is part of a collection of…
  • DirtySixer 36er

    Adam
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Consistently, the average height of NBA players is 6’7″, with individual heights reaching up to 6’10” and beyond. Hasheem Thabeet, currently playing for the Grand Rapids Drive, tops out at 7’3″. It’s silly to expect these guys to simply ride an XXL bike off the peg at their LBS, which makes them ideal candidates for a custom frame. Even a 700C wheel looks disproportionate to these heights, let alone a 29er MTB, so David Folch of DirtySixer Bikes has stepped in to offer a more suitable arrangement. DirtySixer is the only bicycle endorsed by the NBRPA…
  • l’Atelier Des Vélos

    Adam
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Just like the flavour of a wine will manifest the character of the land it was produced from, the work of custom frame builders exhibit qualities individual to their countries. US bikes are bold and proud, Aussie builders create honest and reliable frames, the Italians are the product of a long tradition of speed and the British are exceptionally refined. French frame builders, on the other hand, manufacture bicycles imbued with the same bravado that gave rise to artistic movements like rococo and the Baroque style. As an example: Quentin Polizzi is the founder of l’Atelier Des Vélos, a…
 
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    Dave Moulton's Bike Blog

  • Large Printable Posters

    Dave Moulton
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    A magazine ad from 1986 was brought to my attention last week. I remembered I had a large format file of that print. (Above.) The picture was composed and taken by photographer Mike Graves. He used an old sheet of plywood that was on the floor of his father’s garage for many years, to catch oil drips from an antique car. On this somewhat dirty rustic backdrop, he laid out a brand new pristine Fuso frame, surrounded by various tools. Some were tools he borrowed from me, others were from his father’s antique tool collection. The result, a very interesting black and white art photo.
  • Clear prescription lenses for my Rudy Project glasses

    Dave Moulton
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    You may remember earlier this year when I wrote about my new sunglasses that I ordered from SportRX, a company in San Diego that specialize in prescription sports eyewear. I was able to choose from a selection of cycling specific glasses. I settled for a pair of Rudy Project Horus frames, and when these Italian made glasses arrived I noticed that the lenses were mounted in separate individual frames around each lens. The main eyewear frame is then flexible enough that these eye-pieces clip in place, making it easy to change lenses for different occasions. (Picture left.) The silver coated…
  • The Bicycle: Evolution or Intelligent Design. Part III

    Dave Moulton
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
      This is the final part of a three part series. If you haven’t already done so, I suggest you read Part I, and Part II first. The slump in bicycle sales that lasted through the 1960s, ended during the 1970s spurred on by a bicycle boom in the United States. In America people were realizing that exercise was an important part of a healthy lifestyle. In Europe those who had given up on cycling in the late 1950s, were coming back to the sport after the initial love affair with the motor car had subdued. If you remember from part one of this series, the standard racing frame of…
  • The Bicycle: Evolution or Intelligent Design. Part II

    Dave Moulton
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    This is Part II of a three part series, If you haven’t already read Part I, you can read it here. Soon after the chain driven bicycle was invented in 1885, a whole bicycle industry sprang up in Britain. Bicycles were mass produced, making them affordable for the working man. For the next 60 years the bicycle became the working man’s form of transport. And bicycle racing the working man’s sport. Because Britain was the first to industrialize bicycle manufacture, certain standards were set, and the rest of the world followed. The half an inch pitch bicycle chain is a…
  • The Bicycle: Evolution or Intelligent design. Part I

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

  • ICI Podcast 336 – Meet Sight and Hearing Impaired Instructor (and Author) Rebecca Alexander

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:22 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 title of the cosmopolitan.com article sent in by an ICI/PRO member hooked me immediately; What It’s Like to Teach a Spin® Class When You’re Going Deaf and Blind.  What would it be like to be losing both your vision and hearing? Can you even imagine how challenging it would be teach? I just had to know more about…
  • Power for the people survey

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:09 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. Cameron Chinatti from Stages Indoor Cycling is looking for Instructors and participants who know their FTP (Functional Threshold Power). I’m not sure exactly what she’s doing with the results of this survey – but it only will take you two minutes to complete, so please click over and share your awesome wattage number.
  • Hating Spotify Today :(

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. This morning at about 5:30, as is my normal routine, I check to see that my playlist is ready for my 6:00 AM class. The frustrating notice above appeared when I clicked one of the local tracks in my playlist. I’ve seen this before Amy has been having this same problem with her iPhone 6. Best we can tell, this started after she…
  • Through The Customer’s Eyes

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:04 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. Some riders are present to train and give 100% every class. Many, however, are present simply to be…present. Through The Customer’s Eyes When was the last time you really looked at the Indoor Cycling experience you offer through the eyes of your customer? The riders who consistently attend your classes relate to you. But ……
  • Global Ride DVD’s are on sale now

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:04 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 folks at Cycling Fusion are offering their complete Global Ride series of Indoor Cycling videos at a 20% discount between now and the end of the year. Enter discount code VeryVIPDVDs at checkout. This might be a great time to stock up so you’re ready with new virtual rides for the craziness that’s coming in…
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    Biking To Live

  • Black Friday Deals – Cycling Edition

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

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

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

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

    Bryan
    26 Feb 2013 | 10:05 am
    I love eggs. And I like to think they love me. They’ve been a staple of my diet ever since I was a kid and it’s still true today. In fact, I had two hard boiled eggs for breakfast this morning. Over the years eggs (particularly the yolk) has gotten a bad rap for not being good for you. That’s old school logic. Just the other day my wife and I were debating the nutritional value of eating the yolk and whether or not it was good for you. She was of the mindset that they’re bad for you. I tried to tell her that current thinking is that it isn’t as bad as you think.
 
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    Cycling 360 media

  • What about broken spokes?

    Victor
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    Do spokes wear out?   In this quick tip Victor talks about how long wheels should last and when to have a pro check the wheels for trueness and tension .
  • Fix Your Cycling Jersey Zipper

    Darryl
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Generally our Cycling 360 quicktips are about on the bike training or sometimes about living a positive life on and off the bike.  Well this time, it’s all about your cycling jersey and how to fix a stuck zipper. Darryl loves life hacks so when he recently had an issue with his jersey, he researched a way to fix it and is now here to give you the details. One easy cycling jersey fix in this week’s Cycling 360 quick tip.
  • Simplify Your Cycling: On the Bike Workouts

    Darryl
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    In the final edition of our Cycling 360 Simplify Your Cycling series, Darryl and Victor discuss how to take the complexity out of cycling training and workouts. As we’re sure you’re aware, there are countless articles and information about how to get the most out of your training on the bike.  Most of our listeners are cyclists out for exercise, weight loss, and enjoyment….but still want to push it and get the best performance possible.  So this podcast give you a stripped down and simplified way to do it. Tune in for and find out more: The one simple key to make cycling…
  • The Tool Bottle

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

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

  • Stand on the Pedals or Sit in the Saddle?

    Darryl
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    It’s the questions I hear from thousands of cyclists…..when climbing a hill, should I stand on my pedals or sit in the saddle? We watch pro cycling and get excited when we see people like Alberto Contador dancing on his pedals as he makes his way up a big climb.  Yeah, I’m not a fan of Alberto but you just gotta love the way he moves out of the saddle. But for regular cyclists like us, what’s the best way to get up a hill? I’m of the opinion that it is very rare that you should have to jump out of the saddle and dance.  Yep, I strongly believe this…..and…
  • Loving the BITE: Nourishing Gifts for Cyclists 2014 & FREE Giveaway!

    Kelli
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    Want a nourishing gift for someone in your life? For a cyclist, athlete, or anyone, really? Here are 5 great Loving the Bite options that you can make in your own kitchen, including one awesome discount on Fuel Right Race Light for Loving the Bike readers! Who doesn’t want a delicious edible gift?!? 5 Loving the BITE Gift Options 1) For the Cyclist who wants Nourishing, Real Food Training Fuel & Drinks: This year, we’ve discussed many simple, delicious, refreshing fuel options made of minimal ingredients and real foods.  In no time at all, you can whip up any of these as a…
  • Loving the Bike TV: Never Say Never

    Darryl
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    Even on a small Caribbean island like Grenada, anything is possible.  Who would imagine a cool reality game show being based out of Grenada….and who would have imagined an episode being filmed at Mocha Spoke?  Yep, anything is freaking possible. Best of all, this TV episode promotes bikes.  Check it out. The post Loving the Bike TV: Never Say Never appeared first on lovingthebike.com.
  • Motorized Bicycles

    Ashley Irving
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    I’m going to say this right now: I feel a little blasphemous writing about motorized bicycles on Loving the Bike. Sorry Darryl, but it’s difficult to enjoy every bike ride, especially when you have a laptop in a bag on your back, it’s threatening to rain and it’s all uphill to the cafe you call your office. I only have a car here every other week, and it’s such a car-centric place: no real space for bikes on the road, no place to lock up a bike, sketchy sidewalks, a million stoplights. Not to mention the weather, which is either hot, or hot and raining. When I first moved here I…
  • The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

    Darryl
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    What’s the first positive thing that pops into your head when you go through the alphabet?   Anything can happen. Believe in something. Create opportunities. Dream. Eat Ice Cream. Forget about disagreements. Get involved only if you really want it. Help people when you really can. Invest in yourself. Invest in opportunities. Invest your energy. Judge never. Keep the world clean. Love the people closest to you. Show love to everyone else. Motivate yourself and others. Never give up on something you really want. Open your mind to new ways of thinking. Prepare ahead of time. Quietness can…
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    PinoyMTBiker Community - Philippine Mountain Bike Community

  • FS Used: Merida TFS 300 29er

    agent_007
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:19 am
    Selling a slightly used 29er bike specs: Frame - Merida TFS 300 (Small, size 15) bathroom tape protected Fork - Suntour XCT modified to 80mm travel. Will include original spacers RD - shimano alivio FD - shimano shifters - alivio 8 speed cogs - 8 speed chains - kmc Crankset - suntour Brakes - Shimano non-series hydraulic brakes (95% pads, uncut cables) Pedals - your choice of clipless as seen on pictures or platform atomic Rims - giant PXC-2 Hubs - sealed bearings front (la bici) and rear (giant) spokes - DT swiss Inner Tires - Maxxis Outer tires - Kenda SB8 Headset - Avenzo Handlebar - low…
  • FSale: Mosso 668FR All Mountain/Freeride Frame

    archer22
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:14 am
    Mosso 668FR Frame -Freeride/ All mountain -160mm travel -Size 16.5 inches -Slightly used, excellent working condition, no issues -FSA Sealed bearing headset included, seatclamp 18,000 only.. fix.. (Discount will be given upon purchase) 09286203039.. sucat near slex.. no reservations, no shipping, lowballers and last price inquiries will be ignored..
  • FS Used: Cannondale Trail 6 2013 Medium(15) 26r 10k

    phawcadence
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    Cannondale Trail 6 2013 Medium(15) 26r 10k Cannondale Trail 6 for 10k only Used. Meet up - PASIG CITY / ROSARIO PASIG CITY 09055460580 3x8 speed • Frame: Size 15 Medium - Trail, double butted 6061 alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8â€� headtube • Fork: SR Suntour XCT-mm, coil spring, 1-1/8″ • Crank: Shimano, FC-MBottom Bracket: Tange Seiki LN- • Shifters: Shimano FD-M190, 34.9 clamp • Cog Set: SunRace M56, 11-32, 8-speed • Chain: KMC Z-72 • Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M190, 34.9 clamp • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus • Rims: Alex…
  • FS Used: Mavic Crossmax with Nevegal Tires

    maarme
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    CONDITION: Used Good Condition SIZE: 26 inches FEATURES: Silver PRICE: Php 20,000 MEETUPS: Tomas Morato QC or Ortigas Emerald Avenue CONTACT NO: 09189276110 or 09178780081
  • FS Used: Medium Ellsorth Epiphany Matte Black

    maarme
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Ellsworth Epiphany COLOR: Black SIZE: Medium CONDITION: Used. Dent on downtube PRICE: Php 45,000 Thanks for looking. MEETUPS: Tomas Morato QC or Ortigas Emerald Avenue CONTACT NO: 09189276110 or 09178780081
 
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • 5 most popular London Cyclist posts in 2014

    Andreas
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:40 am
    As we wrap things up for 2014 here at London Cyclist HQ and get ready for mince pies and long naps in-front of Christmas TV, we’d like to take a look back at our 5 most popular articles in 2014. Using GPS Cycle Routes on your Android or iPhone Our in-depth guide to GPS on Android and iPhone devices became the third most visited article on our site in 2014, which goes to show the growing popularity of smartphones and how cyclists are increasingly looking towards using some of their most useful features. The best carbon road bikes for under £1000 Ribble, Boardman and Planet X…
  • London Cycle Hire price changes from January 2015

    Andreas
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:16 am
    Good news and bad news off TfL this Christmas. Which would you like to hear first? The good news is hundreds of new docking points are planned for 2015, as the scheme continues to successfully expand. In particular, Putney Pier, Vauxhall and Tower Bridge will see new stations, as will Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A further 1000 docking stations are also in the planning stage, which could be delivered across London, by early 2016. After a brief dip in 2013, the Cycle Hire Scheme has recorded record levels of usage, with over a million journeys being taken during each summer month. Further…
  • Staying cycling fit over Christmas

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
    The festive season  is often associated with back-to-back parties, three course meals, and the mad rush to pick up all your Christmas presents in time for the 25th December – all those things don’t usually equate to being your fittest ever (maybe the last one…). However, if you’ve got cycling goals for 2015, or you just don’t want your return to commuting to work to be overly slow, you probably don’t want to take backward steps in your riding and fitness. The good news is that though many people accept that they simply will put on a little holiday weight,…
  • LUMO cycling gear for stylish visibility

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:25 am
    There’s no argument that visibility whilst cycling is important – part of that is cycling lights and also reflective gear. However, a lot of high-vis gear is simply not that attractive off the bike. That’s where LUMO comes in. LUMO make city cycling jackets and backpacks designed to be attractive, and visible, using waterproof LED lights built into stylish, understated designs. The founders are seeking Kickstarter funding, and have currently made £18,000 of their £50,ooo goal, with the support of 105 backers (at time of writing). We receive a lot of messages from…
  • Amazon but for local bike shops

    Andreas
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am
    Readers always ask us to do more to feature local bike shops. It’s the reason we launched the free London Cyclist app to showcase some of London’s best bike shops. Today, we’re launching a new useful tool for London cyclists in collaboration with Pocket High Street. Using the orange search box on the right hand side of our site, you will be able to search for products in over 100 independent London bike shops. If you are on mobile, you’ll need to scroll to the end of this post to see it. I know that often we feature products on Wiggle, Amazon and Chain Reaction…
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • 2011 Giant Anthem X 29er 2 Size L

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    Original owner, well maintained and very clean with lots of upgrades, Shimano XT throughout, 2 X 10 drivetrain, pedals not included. ing 1,500 FIRM. Serious Inquiries Only Please.
  • Super Motorized Bike!

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Unique Panama Jack Motorized Bike. 66cc two-stroke engine with performance carb. Check out our website.
  • Sun spider a, t electric sand bike with 1000w ebikekit motor 28 mph

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Custom made from local bike shop Sun spider with 26x4in tires with 1000w 48v hub kit goes 28mph has 30 mile range charges in 4 hrs ebikekit.com i put custom vee 8 tires air horn has panier bags bike is in great condition no wrecks have close to 3000 miles 200mm disk brake custom 3 g bars
  • Raleigh Capri 10 speed road bike

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Classic Raleigh 10 speed road bike with 20 frame. Saddle is original(with emblem) and in excellent condition. Saddle height can be set between about 34-38. Accessory posts on down tube with bottle cage. Dual brake levers with padded grips. 27 wheels. Tires in good shape. Ready to ride. Great for Silver Comet Trail or Beltway
  • Recumbent Bike Giant Revive DX - very good condition

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    for sale: 2007 Recumbent Bike Giant Revive DX. (hard to find this model ) Top of the line unique bike not made anymore. One size fits all - adjustable for your height. This model has a fully enclosed chain requiring little maintenance. Come take a test drive and see how comfortable it is. Frame Material: 6061 T6 aluminum Brake Levers: aluminum linear-pull Handlebar: aluminum Stem: aluminum, adjustable Headset: 1 1/8 Crankset: aluminum 3-piece, 48 teeth Rear Der: Shimano Sora Pedals: resin Tires: 20 x 1.75 multi-terrain Taken from Giant website A one-size-fits-all, easy step-through aluminum…
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    Cycling Tips

  • Simon Gerrans out of Nationals, Tour Down Under after training crash

    Matt de Neef
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) will miss the chance to defend his Australian National Road Race and Santos Tour Down Under titles in January after crashing in training yesterday. Gerrans broke his left collarbone while mountain biking, having finished a training ride on the road earlier in the day. “About half way through my mountain bike ride I became a little unstuck, came down and landed pretty heavily on my left side,” Gerrans explained in an Orica-GreenEdge press release. “I knew straight away as I hit the ground that I had broken my left collarbone.
  • What factors determine pro cyclist salaries?

    Shane Stokes
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Three-week Grand Tours, week-long stage races, gruelling Classics and perhaps over 10,000 kilometres of racing per year. Professional cycling is undoubtedly one of the toughest sports around, if not the most difficult, but how much do riders earn for all that hardship? CyclingTips spoke to two rider agents about this topic, Paul de Geyter and Ken Sommer. De Geyter manages a wide range of riders including Tom Boonen, Tejay Van Garderen, Jan Bakelants, Greg Van Avermaet, Maxime Bouet, Matt Goss and Luke Durbridge. Sommer works alongside former Cervélo Test Team pro Joao Correia at the Corso…
  • Why the Break was Made

    cosmo catalano
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Nearly every professional bike race features an hours-long, almost certainly doomed breakaway. The odds against this move are terrible, and yet riders always seem willing to make it. Why? Lots of reasons, it turns out. Cosmo Catalano explains. Copyrighted material has been used under Fair Use. If you are the copyright holder and believe your material has been used unfairly or if you have any feedback or suggestions, please contact editor at cyclingtips.com.au. Thank you.
  • Rocacorba Daily

    Matt de Neef
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Zach Williams and Brooke Tucker win at the Austral; Maximum of three more seasons for Contador?; Armstrong associates try to negotiate settlement in Department of Justice legal case; Andy Schleck – Yes I miss cycling; Sydney’s Lakemba cycling community rides in support of hostage victims; La Course by La Vuelta blocked by the UCI; Carla Ryan announces her retirement; The Week in Bike #49 – The Doping Episode; “Don’t overtake turning vehicles”; Titan Desert – “the Dakar of…
  • Armstrong associates Stapleton and Knaggs try to negotiate settlement in Department of Justice legal case

    Shane Stokes
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Two of those fighting their corner in the combined Department of Justice/ Floyd Landis case against Lance Armstrong and his former associates have sought to bring their involvement to an end by offering payoffs to the United States government and Landis’ lawyer. USA Today has today reported that Armstrong’s longtime agent Bill Stapleton and the former pro’s business partner Bart Knaggs, both of the Capital Sports and Entertainment agency, have offered a combined payment of half a million dollars to the government plus $100,000 to Landis’ attorney, Paul Scott. This settlement offer is…
 
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  • Light Up Your Bike with Battery-Powered-Holiday-Lights

    Anne
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    Tree-hauling preparations started last week with a search for LED-battery-powered-holiday-bike lights. We love using these festive lights in the winter, not just to spread holiday cheer, but they are also great for side visibility! They come in all shapes and sizes: from stars to pine cones to super mini-bulbs. We string them through our front baskets and weave them around our rear Xtracyle Snapdecks. Drivers really appreciate a festive well-lit bike, and often stop us to compliment our high-vis-decorated bikes and cool lights. We try not to be wasteful in general, Tim is a DIY-fixit-guy in…
  • Eighth-Annual Xtracycle Tree Haulin! (plus retrospective)

    Anne
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    This is our obligatory eighth-annual Christmas tree by bike post. Tree-hauling is old hat by now, but I thought I’d post some photos of this year’s adventure anyway. You might remember that last year our daughter hauled the tree. When we discussed who would pedal the tree home this year, I realized I’d never done it. How did I pass on all of those tree-hauling opportunities over the years? Naturally I volunteered for the task. As we were prepping to leave for the tree lot, I strung lights through the baskets, Snapdecks and frames on four of our bikes. I lit up my commuter…
  • Confessions of a Bike to School Advocate

    Anne
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:05 pm
    I think I’ve mentioned one or two (or a hundred) times over the past seven years that I’m a bike to school advocate. If you’ve been reading Car Free Days for any amount of time, you’ve most likely surmised that I’m a tiny bit passionate about encouraging kids and families to bike and walk to school. One message I’ve repeated over the years is how easy it is to bike and walk to school. Since my first kid started pre-school in 2004, I’ve talked about the simplicity and the joy and the fun of biking to school with kids. But lately, I’ve started to…
  • REI dishonors the dead with new “Ghost Bike” brand

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

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

    cyclelogicalgear
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Watch this video. It’s Pretty cool. After that, ditch all your possessions and wander the desert and mountains.     Tagged: boats, cycling, travel
  • Brody travel trailers

    cyclelogicalgear
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    If your into cycling, your probably into road tripping and camping. We are!! Our friends at Brody travel trailers do restorations on vintage trailers. Really nice stuff. Check them out. Brodytravelsupply.com Tagged: Airstream, bicycle, cycling, vintage
  • Bicycle camper on craiglist

    cyclelogicalgear
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:04 pm
    I saw this on craiglist today. Pretty amazing for $150 bucks. I’m thinking this could be my undercover hotel at seaotter. Maybe park it at embassy suites parking lot and enjoy the free breakfast in the morning:) Tagged: Bike camping … Continue reading →
  • Made in USA t-shirts

    cyclelogicalgear
    12 Feb 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Hey all, just in case you didn’t know, the majority of our t-shirts are made in the USA and we use organic cotton or recycled polyester as much as we can. We really don’t preach about this stuff , but … Continue reading →
  • Ojai cyclocross race at lake casitas

    cyclelogicalgear
    14 Jan 2014 | 8:53 pm
    We will be showing at the cyclocross race on jan 19 at lake casitas in ojai. It will be a great event. Escape the city and come join us.
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    over40cyclist.com

  • Cyclists And Hyponatremia. Or Why You Might Need To Eat And Drink More Salt On The Bike

    Over 40 Cyclist
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:28 pm
    And why you shouldn’t just rely on water when on a hard ride Many of my readers will remember Ron Mollinga, who has written articles for this site before. Ron suffers from Epilepsy, and is also a cyclist. Here’s one of his articles detailing his battle with his disease, and incorporating cycling into his life. […] The post Cyclists And Hyponatremia. Or Why You Might Need To Eat And Drink More Salt On The Bike appeared first on .
  • 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 .
 
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    RKP

  • Friday Group Ride #244

    Robot
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    My kids are 7 and 9 and in a weird place with Santa Claus. The older one is wise to the scam, and maybe like his father, too cynical to indulge in too much fantasy about a fat guy in a red suit performing millions of B&Es in a one-night reverse crime fest. Simultaneously, he’s smart enough not to ruin a good thing when he’s onto it, so his smile is knowing when he says, “Oh, no. I totally believe in Santa.” The younger one is still, I think, a true believer, which is a magic all its own. Each of them wrote a long list for Santa. A puppy made it onto the…
  • Scott Addict Team and Solace 10, Part II

    Padraig
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Fit and Geometry The Addict is a pretty typical road racing bike, while the Solace is part of the now established class of grand touring or endurance bikes, typified by the Specialized Roubaix. It’s easiest to demonstrate their differences with their stack and reach figures. Both my review bikes were size large, ostensibly a 56cm frame. For the Addict, the stack and reach are 56.8 and 39.4cm respectively. For the Solace, the stack and reach are 59.2 and 38.4cm respectively. That difference in position for the headset top cap—1cm less reach and 2.4cm higher stack—means Scott is…
  • Scott Addict Team and Solace 10, Part I

    Padraig
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Carbon fiber has re-ordered our expectations for bicycle frames and forks. Today we have frames that weigh what some steel forks used to weigh. It has given brands a palette from which to create visually striking bikes, bikes that trumpet their brand even at a distance. And we’ve learned that what we used to think was stiff for a steel bicycle frame wouldn’t be considered acceptable in carbon. Many of these changes in our idea about what’s possible, what is achievable, what we as consumers have even come to expect can be traced back to a significant engineering milestone.
  • An Open Letter to American Cycling

    Padraig
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Let’s start with a memory, one of your memories. Think back on your first bicycle ride, that ride in which neither hand nor training wheels held you aloft, that first time when you pedaled just hard enough for the spin of the bike’s wheels to hold you aloft, that first time the world began to zoom by, that first time you recognized your freedom. Exhilarating, wasn’t it? I still recall my first time. I went out with a family friend, a woman who had babysat me for years, and I was eager to show her what I knew of riding a bicycle. I pedaled, and my pride took over. I pedaled…
  • Friday Group Ride #243

    Robot
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    December is a funny month in the bike industry. Everyone knows cycling is a seasonal endeavor, and as goes the riding, so go the sales. Years ago, December was a welcome winter respite for weary retailers who had watched sadly as their cash registers fell silent in October and November.Now, the reality is somewhere in between. On-line retailers have taken the lion’s share of seasonal spending out of the shops, leaving them to flog late-season inventory at greatly diminished margins and cold weather maintenance services. The entire fat bike movement is, perhaps, born of the need to have…
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    Semi-Pro Cycling Performance Podcast

  • SPC124 - How to Crush Crits and Be a Better Racer

    Damian Ruse
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Since the Summer crits have started in Australia, and this is one of the most underrated episodes of SPC I've decided a replay Criterium Racing: Tips, Tactics and Strategy.
  • SPC123 - Peaking and Tapering Revisited

    Damian Ruse
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    What is the right tapering strategy for you? While this is not top of mind all year round, it’s important even when it’s not happening. Meaning you should be thinking about it when you’re planning your season.
  • SPC122 - Cycling Interval Training Basics

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

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

    Damian Ruse
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Learn how to take control of the coaching relationship and take advantage of the knowledge of your coach. This episode covers Things You Can do to Make The Most of Your Coaching which can be used as a criteria if you’re considering changing and once you change to a new coach.
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  • Setup Instructions for v2.41

    admin
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Welcome to Launch Effect Premium v2.41! Launch Effect Premium lets you create and customize an entire website at the click of a few buttons. Version 2.41 includes some important stability fixes and speed improvements, tweaks to the theme’s responsive styling, and large improvements to the way the theme handles the generation of meta data for Facebook sharing, as well as the theme’s ability to play nice with popular SEO plugins. Be sure to check out the Launch Effect > Designer > Global Settings panel for more information. Take a look around to see what’s new and launch…
  • Hello world!

    admin
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! The post Hello world! appeared first on I Bike Daily LLC.
 
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    Total Women's Cycling

  • Review: Pactimo Palisade Jacket

    Total Women's Cycling
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    Lorena Jones goes for a spin in the super bright Pactimo Palisade Jacket. The post Review: Pactimo Palisade Jacket appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Total Women’s Cycling Advent Calendar, Day 22

    Chloe Hay
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    With just a few days to go before Christmas Day, we’re on to the last few doors of our advent calendar giveaway bonanza and we’ve certainly saved some of our best prizes for last. Behind todays door is a double treat for one lucky reader so make sure you’re in with a chance by entering […] The post Total Women’s Cycling Advent Calendar, Day 22 appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Where to Ride: Mountain Biking in Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland

    Total Women's Cycling
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Mountain biking in Golspie offers the longest descent in the UK and the longest technical singletrack climb! What are you waiting for? The post Where to Ride: Mountain Biking in Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Total Women’s Cycling Advent Calendar, Day 21

    Total Women's Cycling
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    What's hiding behind day 21 of the awesome TWC advent calendar? The post Total Women’s Cycling Advent Calendar, Day 21 appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Total Women’s Cycling Advent Calendar, Day 20

    Chloe Hay
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s day 20 of the TWC advent calendar and today we’ve teamed up with independent female focused cycling store Everyone Bikes. Scroll down to enter the competition and be in with a chance of winning yet another great prize…. Full Bike Service at Everyone Bikes   With the new year on the horizon there isn’t […] The post Total Women’s Cycling Advent Calendar, Day 20 appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
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    Bike Tourings - Blog

  • Four Must Have Items for Bike Touring and Commuting

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    Bike folks looking to refresh their commuting kit or wanting to add to it for overnight camping trips or bike touring here are some must have items to help get you there and back safely and with less hassles.  Convenient, portable, packable mini pumps "They don't make a good mini pump" to quote my old bike school instructor in Oregon.  That may be true but a mini pump shouldn't be compared to a frame pump for performance.  Mini pumps are the "it's certainly better than nothing" option that the teacher was inclined to agree with.  That having been said there actually are…
  • Stick a Cork On it, Cork Dork with Stylish Cork Grips

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    Locking ergonomically shape grips For handlebar tape on drop bars cork tape is preferred by many avid cyclists.  So why would that be different for bike grips?   A big turn off for some folks was assuming they would have to use spray adhesive to install old fashioned cork grips.  While that style of cork grip is still in use there are many cork grips available including all the features specific to virtually any other grips being made including ergonomic shape, locking grips or integrated bar ends.  Last year I found some locking ergonomic molded rubber cork…
  • Keep It Going with Winter Bike Commuting Gear and Apparel, by Rideon

    11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Layering for Winter Bike Commuting provides many options. "Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night stays these commuters from the swift completion of their appointed rounds".  Adopted from the unofficial postal service motto but is true of many hard core bike commuters as well.  However if you're new to bike commuting you may have had some rather unpleasant experiences attempting to ride a bike in adverse weather conditions.  If not, consider yourself lucky as most well traveled bike commuters have many stories to share  regarding their learning curve on the way to…
  • Little Hydration Pack that Could, Can and Will, by Rideon

    10 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    High Sierra Hydration Pack for Mountain Biking, Touring and Commuting Mountain Biking in Colorado with High Sierra 70 Hydration Pack Nice helmet carrying ability There is nothing wrong with touting good equipment when you find it.  Particularly when it delivers more than expected.  This can be said of the quality and affordable hydration packs from High Sierra.  Most of my gear for bike touring and commuting has been of such good quality I haven't had to replace anything for ten years or more.  Might have something to do that I don't feel the need to keep up with bike…
  • Four Forty Dollar-ish  Front Bike Lights for Commuting, by Rideon

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Assorted Front Bike Lights for used for commuting and touring. Older model front bike lights Over the years I have tried several different brands of front bike lights.  Finding a good balance of battery run time and emitting enough light to see rural unlit roads when need be.   For mixed conditions this is referred to as "see" or "be seen" the latter referring to the flashing or strobing front bike light.  When LED's hit the market several years ago it was a nice improvement for bike light technology.  As a former bike shop owner I tried out several not only for myself but…
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    Cycling Perspective®

  • Tour of Utah 2015 route announced

    Kim Hull
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Tour of Utah 2015 route announcement press conferencePhoto: © Dave Richards / Dave Richards Photography The Tour of Utah 2015 will begin in the north on August 3rd in Logan, Utah and make visits to Tremonton, Ogden, Antelope Island, and Bountiful in the first three stages. Next, the race moves to Soldier Hollow in Heber Valley for stage 4, then back to Salt Lake City for stage 5 and a stage 6 start. As in previous years, stage 6 will be the queen stage with a Snowbird finish and the race will wrap up with a Park City start and finish. In its first year as a 2.HC race (the highest class on…
  • Wahoo Fitness TICKR X

    Kim Hull
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:11 pm
    The Wahoo Fitness TICKR X tracks your heart rate, calorie burn, workout duration and other items, including cadence, with built-in memory – which means you don’t have to be connected to your phone during your workout – with the information viewable on an app paired to an iPhone, Android, or other supported device. Wahoo Fitness TICKR X: What’s included The TICKR X comes with the heart rate monitor, which already has a CR2032 battery installed, an adjustable strap, and a quick start guide. Wahoo Fitness TICKR X: How it works Like other Wahoo Fitness…
  • USA Pro Challenge 2015 route announced

    Kim Hull
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    USA Pro Challenge 2014 Stage 1, Kiel Reijnen, Alex Howes, Ben HermansPhoto Credit: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media The USA Pro Challenge 2015 will start on Monday, August 7th in Steamboat Springs with circuit race and end 7 days later, on Sunday the 23rd of July, in Denver. The route for the 2015 edition of the USA Pro Challenge includes two new host venues, Copper Mountain ski resort and Arapahoe Basin ski resort. Fans have been able to visit the USA Pro Challenge website before11:59 p.m. MT December 12 to vote on which cities Stage 6 should visit. USA Pro Challenge 2015 route…
  • 11 Pro cycling teams form joint venture called Velon

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

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

  • Overreaction to Winter: a Birthright of the Santa Barbarian

    TB
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Back when I was in college, I met a girl from Oregon. She grew up outside of Eugene and moved down here to go to college. Her first impression of Santa Barbara was what giant pussies we all are when it comes to the weather. She was surprised, for example, that when the temperature dipped…
  • People Are All the Same…Except Different

    TB
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Just a photo to keep it going. Okinawa. Mamachari. Just let it happen.Filed under: Cruisers, Hybrid Bikes Tagged: bicycle, bike, Cruiser, Cycling, featured, japan, okinawa, photograph, road bike, steel
  • Quick Review: 2015 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Comp Disc

    TB
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Gallery below! I am slowly getting to like Specialized. I mean, if you’re going to purchase a crabon bike to shed grams and pretend like you’re on a team, then Specialized, I think, is one of the better big-company bike companies out there.  I am not doing this review here to claim that Specialized is…
  • Light Action: A Lesson in Patience

    TB
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    If you’ve read any of my posts you would probably infer that I hold bicycles pretty high in the hierarchy of super important things that humans have invented. Indeed, the bicycle as we know it evolved from a long history of rich people’s toys and false starts. I find it rather unfortunate that the modern bicycle…
  • Cyclocross Films: For the Love of Mud

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

  • Coaching Cycling as a Way to Make Money with Cycling

    Shawn Gossman
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    Could you imagine coaching cycling to others? Could you imagine coaching cycling to others while getting paid for it? Coaching cycling is an actual career choice that many cyclists tends to go for and you can too if you any good at cycling at all. Basically with coaching cycling, you are going to be showing people how to become better at cycling or showing them how to get into better health with cycling – there are endless routes you can take and also base these routes on your own cycling skill level as well.     So why not start a coaching cycling business and get for doing…
  • Mobile Bicycle Repair as a Way to Make Money Cycling

    Shawn Gossman
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    Ever thought about making money through bicycling by offering a mobile bicycle repair service? A mobile bicycle repair service is a good idea if you really think about it. Someone is riding their bike and the chain snaps, they don’t have the tools to fix it, what do they do? They call a mobile bicycle repair service that you just so happen to own.     You can make some money with a mobile bicycle repair service if you do it right. You can charge a fee for the mobile bicycle repair of course, a travel fee and a fee to take the rider somewhere if the bike cannot be repaired on the…
  • Bicycle Repair Business as a Way to Make Money Cycling

    Shawn Gossman
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever thought about opening up your own bicycle repair business before? A bicycle repair business would be a great way to make money with cycling and also very informative to your bicycle lifestyle because you will learn a lot – trust me on that. Starting your own bicycle repair business is fairly simple too especially when you are just getting the bicycle repair business going and don’t have a whole lot of capital to invest in it at the moment.     I started my own bicycle repair business about a year ago. When I market it, I tend to get quite a bit of business and I am…
  • Bicycle Delivery as a Way to Make Money Cycling

    Shawn Gossman
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    Do you like to ride your bicycle? Have you ever considered providing a bicycle delivery service? A bicycle delivery service might be what you need in order to start profiting from the bicycling niche. The idea is that you will go pickup items and use your bike to transport the items to those who are expecting them. You save fuel and insurance costs by using a bicycle and in high traffic areas; you can often get packages to those who need them a lot quicker than parcel vehicles.     Go into Independent Bicycle Delivery Cut out the middleman and just start your own bicycle delivery…
  • Bicycle Storage as a Way to Make Money Cycling

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

  • Dahon Speed D7 Folding Bike Review

    Bicycles Buddy
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Built for both affordability and quality, the Dahon Speed D7 folding bike offers consumers a fast, modern bicycle that can be folded up into half its unfolded size. Its foldability makes it an ideal bicycle for anyone commuting to work or lacking bicycle storage space, while its affordability make it an excellent choice for those on a budget.CURRENT PRICES/DISCOUNTS ON AMAZON HERESpecsModel number: 92-1-02Weight: 34 poundsUnfolded dimensions: 30 in. x 11 in. x 11 in.Folded dimension: 11.8 in. x 30.3 in. x 25.2 in.Rider weight: 230 lb.Rider height: 4 ft. 8 in. to 6 ft. 4 in.Material: Chromoly,…
  • Dahon Espresso D21 Folding Bike Review

    Bicycles Buddy
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    The Espresso model of Dahon’s folding bicycles offers consumers a unique combination of a full-size unfolded and a compact and easily portable size folded. As a result, this particular model is more comfortable than smaller folding bicycles, while maintaining the small size that makes Dahon’s folding bicycles an appealing option for consumers. In addition, the bicycle’s ruggedness and versatility make it worth its slightly higher price tag.CURRENT DISCOUNTS/PRICES ON AMAZON HERESpecsModel number: 96-0-13ASIN: BOO37AMJP4Weight: 29.3 poundsFolded dimensions: 13.3 in. x 36.7 in. x 30.8…
  • Dahon MU P8 Folding Bike Review

    Bicycles Buddy
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:19 am
    Falling in the middle price range of Dahon bicycles, the Dahon MU P8 folding bike provides a fast and light riding experience on a small and compact frame. This bicycle is ideal for flat terrain and city settings and offers the consumer the enjoyment of a quality bicycle almost anywhere they wish to go.CURRENT PRICES/DISCOUNTS ON AMAZON HERE SpecsModel number: 92-2-12ASIN: BOO1CY1BBAWeight: 24.7 poundsUnfolded dimensions: 30 in. x 11 in. x 26 in.Folded dimensions: 11.8 in. x 31.1 in. x 26 in.Rider weight maximum: 230 lb.Rider height: 4 ft. 8 in. to 6 ft. 4 in.Number of gears: 8The Dahon…
  • About Seven Cycles Bicycles

    Bicycles Buddy
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Despite being a relatively young company (having been founded in 1997), and fairly small (with only 24 employees), Seven is rapidly gaining an international reputation for its custom-made bicycle frames and is one of the largest custom builders around. The company, which began in Topsfield, MA, and is now located in a 15,000 square foot space in Watertown, MA, emphasizes precision, craftsmanship, quality, and individuality in all of its products.From the very first year it was founded, Seven has pioneered the manner in which customization takes place with its Custom Kit questionnaire that…
  • About Mongoose Bicycles

    Bicycles Buddy
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Since 1974, Mongoose has been a leader in BMX and MTB biking. The company was founded 40 years ago by Skip Hess. Hess started Mongoose in his garage in California with the MotoMag One Wheel. This new style of BMX bicycles boasted improved, more durable wheels. Due to the almost immediate success of this product, Mongoose quickly established itself as a thriving manufacturer of BMX bicycles.Over the years, the company became active in BMX competitions, and its high-quality bicycles began to provide wins for competitive riders. The company’s bicycle was used in a win in the ABA #1 National…
 
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  • RiderState to close down. A sad day for bike GPS games.

    Al Thompson
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Riderstate will close down on December 19th, 2014. I first brought RiderState to the attention of ScarletFire readers back in April 2014. As someone who blogs about how digital technologies, particularly those based around gamification, can influence and motivate our activity levels, RiderState was an exciting new game to play on your bike. Here’s my original in depth post. Sadly, RiderState will close down on 19th December 2014. Where did RiderState go wrong? The bottom line is that the developers have to…
  • Buying bike stuff online? Want Cashback? Here’s TWO ways you can get it.

    Al Thompson
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Complete guide to getting cashback on all your online purchases. Discover TWO methods for getting guaranteed cashback on your bike bits (and other stuff!) Here at ScarletFire, my aim is to always bring value to you, so you get something useful out of every post. If you buy your bike bits online, you’ll love this post! You know that old saying? The one that goes “if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is”? I love that expression, but if I applied it to everything I find out about, I…
  • Safety Cameras for Cyclists. The best cycling head cams.

    Al Thompson
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Free guide to help you decide which helmet camera is right for you. We’ve all seen those scary YouTube videos, right? Incredible footage captured by cyclists. I don’t mean those beautiful picturesque mountain descents though. I’m talking about recording incidents of road rage, near misses, acts of aggressive, dangerous or inconsiderate driving. You know the sort. They make you wince and feel sorry for the poor rider who went through it. But there’s more to capturing footage like that than…
  • The obligatory Black Friday post. ScarletFire’s roundup of the best bike gadget deals. Get a Black Friday Garmin GPS bargain.

    Al Thompson
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness OK, pause the world, it’s Black Friday peeps. Here’s a great chance to get that new Garmin bike GPS you’ve been thinking about for months. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t post some deals to the most amazing bike GPS units on the planet, would it? Garmin Edge GPS black friday deals I’ve pulled together a list of the top 5 retailers with the best price on each of the following Garmin GPS units. First off, the newest addition to the Garmin GPS range for cyclists, the Edge 1000.
  • Why do bike thieves laugh at Strava users?

    Al Thompson
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Strava users? Bike thieves are laughing at you. You’re making it easy for them by posting too much info online. Find out how to secure your data. This story seems to resurface every few months. I first blogged about Strava security way back in 2012, and the issue is still around, sadly. Here’s a very recent one from Dyfed-Powys police  here in Wales. How you could be making it easier for someone to steal your bike. If you use any of the online networks like Strava, MapMyRide, or Garmin Connect for…
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