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  • Phinney, Stetina to return at Tour of Utah

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    31 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Taylor Phinney's last road racing victory came in the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, when he made a late attack to win stage 5 — he broke his leg at nationals less than two weeks later. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.comBMC’s Racing’s Peter Stetina and Taylor Phinney have spent extended periods of time out of competition while recovering from serious injuries, but both riders announced via Twitter Friday that they will return to racing at the Tour of Utah, which starts Monday. Phinney has not raced in over a year, after crashing into a roadside barrier and breaking his…
  • ​DEVO: Costa, McNulty go 1-2 at Tour de l’Abitibi

    USA Cycling News Headlines
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Adrien Costa(Los Altos, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) andBrandon McNulty(Phoenix, Ariz./LUX-Specialized by Cynergy) delivered the 1-2 punch at the July 21-26 Tour de landrsquo;Abitibi Desjardins in Canada, taking the top two general classification spots and leading the way for the USA Cycling National Development Program (NDP).
  • Richie Porte joins BMC team (The Associated Press)

    Yahoo Sports - Cycling News
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:32 am
    PARIS (AP) -- Australian rider Richie Porte hopes to fulfill his ambition of winning a Grand Tour within the BMC Racing team.
  • Rosters Announced for Tour of Utah Cycling Events

    SoCalCycling.com - Your Cycling Source
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    The preliminary rosters for the 16 men’s teams competing at the 2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Aug. 3-9, include 125 professional cyclists representing 24 countries. Fifteen of the athletes taking part in this year’s 712-mile, seven-day race have experience at Grand Tour races (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España). On the women’s side, 17 teams competing at the two-day Tour of Utah Women’s Edition: Criterium Classic, Aug. 2-3, are expected to bring a total of 94 riders representing eight countries.
  • Kora introduces Yak Wool Baselayer Apparel

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    Ron
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Kora has made its debut in the United States, bringing with it the most advanced and performance-driven baselayer apparel ever made. The post Kora introduces Yak Wool Baselayer Apparel appeared first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Phinney, Stetina to return at Tour of Utah

    VeloNews.com
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Taylor Phinney's last road racing victory came in the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, when he made a late attack to win stage 5 — he broke his leg at nationals less than two weeks later. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.comBMC’s Racing’s Peter Stetina and Taylor Phinney have spent extended periods of time out of competition while recovering from serious injuries, but both riders announced via Twitter Friday that they will return to racing at the Tour of Utah, which starts Monday. Phinney has not raced in over a year, after crashing into a roadside barrier and breaking his…
  • Astana takes ‘strongest team ever’ to Vuelta with Nibali

    Gregor Brown
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    Vincenzo Nibali took a stage win at the Tour de France, but his GC hopes fell short — he'll look for more success at the Vuelta with fellow grand tour stars Fabio Aru and Mikel Landa at his side. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com MILAN (VN) — Vincenzo Nibali will form part of “the strongest team ever” next month in the Vuelta a España. After a disappointing Tour de France, the 2010 Vuelta winner will race the Spanish grand tour alongside Astana teammates Fabio Aru and Mikel Landa. Nibali confirmed his presence today via Twitter. In addition to Aru and Landa — second…
  • Report: Padua inquiry shelved, Ferrari to sue?

    Gregor Brown
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Alexandre Vinokourov and several other current and former riders could be off the hook in the Padua doping inquiry. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comMILAN (VN) — The Padua inquiry and its 550 pages of evidence centered on the workings of Michele Ferrari will be shelved, according to a new report. The infamous doping doctor who helped Lance Armstrong may follow by suing for damages. According to an article in Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper Friday morning, the public prosecutors in the country’s northeastern city will not see any bans, fines, or sentences based on their…
  • Satisfied with Tour de France result, Quintana still on Vuelta fence

    Andrew Hood
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    Nairo Quintana climbed to second place and the best young rider jersey in the Tour de France. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comNairo Quintana, hot off a second-place finish at the Tour de France, is still on the bubble about whether he’ll race the Vuelta a España. The Colombian said he’s waiting on word from Movistar boss Eusebio Unzué before outlining the remainder of his 2015 racing season. “We are deciding if we’ll do the Vuelta or not. We’ll make a decision shortly,” Quintana said in an interview released by Movistar. “Right now, I am trying to rest and disconnect, while…
  • Valverde in pole position to repeat at Clasica San Sebastian

    Andrew Hood
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    Alejandro Valverde takes his Tour podium finish into Saturday's Clasica San Sebastian. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThere’s no rest for the weary, at least not in cycling. Less than a week after the barriers were taken down on the Champs-Élysées, the cycling world reconvenes in arguably what is Europe’s most beautiful seaside town for one of the calendar’s most demanding one-day races. The Clásica San Sebastián, now its in 35th edition, offers up a thrilling battle over the steep mountains of Spain’s Basque Country. Also known as Donostia-Donostia Klasikoa in Basque, the race…
 
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  • Richie Porte joins BMC team (The Associated Press)

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:32 am
    PARIS (AP) -- Australian rider Richie Porte hopes to fulfill his ambition of winning a Grand Tour within the BMC Racing team.
  • Cycling-Porte joins BMC Racing from Team Sky (Reuters)

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:12 am
    Australian Richie Porte will join the BMC Racing team from Team Sky on a one-year deal in 2016, the American outfit said on Saturday. "We officially welcome Richie to the BMC Racing Team," BMC Racing manager Jim Ochowicz said in a statement. "Richie's addition to our roster for next year adds extra muscle and a wealth of experience.
  • Phinney to make comeback to cycling at Tour of Utah (The Associated Press)

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Taylor Phinney had to endure such a long rehab from a devastating injury that the Olympic cyclist picked up painting and learned to fly a plane, just to help pass the time. The former world pursuit champion and two-time national time trial champion will make his return to racing at the Tour of Utah, a seven-day stage race beginning in Logan. It will be his first race since May 2014, when Phinney collided with a motorcycle during a downhill section of the national championships course and went careening into a guardrail.
  • Elite cycling spotlight finally shines on North America (The Associated Press)

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    The Tour de France dominates the landscape of professional cycling, a three-week behemoth that draws the attention of fans worldwide. Now that it's over, the spotlight is shifting to North America. The Tour of Utah starts Monday and kicks off an unprecedented run of races that include the Tour of Alberta and the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado.
  • Despite impressive Tour, African cycling team loses sponsor (The Associated Press)

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    The title sponsor of the African cycling team that made an impressive debut at the Tour de France said Wednesday it was ending its agreement, citing the ''normal business practice'' of reviewing commercial agreements. Despite praising the team's ''outstanding performance,'' cellphone network MTN said its partnership with South Africa-based MTN-Qhubeka had ''reached its conclusion'' and it wouldn't be renewing. The team ''put on a fantastic display of power and athleticism at the Tour de France and we are very proud of their achievements,'' MTN group corporate affairs executive Chris Maroleng…
 
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    SoCalCycling.com - Your Cycling Source

  • Rosters Announced for Tour of Utah Cycling Events

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    The preliminary rosters for the 16 men’s teams competing at the 2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Aug. 3-9, include 125 professional cyclists representing 24 countries. Fifteen of the athletes taking part in this year’s 712-mile, seven-day race have experience at Grand Tour races (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España). On the women’s side, 17 teams competing at the two-day Tour of Utah Women’s Edition: Criterium Classic, Aug. 2-3, are expected to bring a total of 94 riders representing eight countries.
  • Santa Clarita Century – Bikes, Bands, BBQ & Brew

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Ready to explore new territory? Child & Family Center is pleased to present the 7th Annual Santa Clarita Century, Saturday September 19, 2015, sponsored by Chiquita Canyon Landfill and the City of Santa Clarita. This year’s courses feature ALL NEW and challenging routes for its 100, 50 and 25 mile rides.
  • Photo Gallery & Results: San Marcos Criterium

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:54 pm
    The 17th Annual San Marcos Criterium was held this past Sunday at Cal State University San Marcos in Northern San Diego. The 1.2 mile circuit-like course featured a big ring climb with an elevation gain of 60 feet per lap and proved challenging for the riders as the race wore on.
  • Download Issue 4 of the Cannondale Gazette

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Issue 4 of the popular Cannondale Gazette is hot off the press and available to download. In partnership with Peloton Magazine, Cannondale has released Issue 4 of the Cannondale Gazette, which features a profile on Enduro Godfather, Mark Weir, a feature on the the all-new SuperSix EVO and super-hot all-new CAAD12, tips on nutrition and more.
  • Team Presentation, Autograph Alley, Lifestyle Expo Part of Week-Long Festival for Tour of Utah Spectators

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Spectators attending the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Aug. 3-9, can expect more than seven days of high-energy racing by the best professional cycling teams on the planet. Each day of the week-long event has become a rolling festival, offering opportunities for athlete autographs and photographs as well as a variety of activities for children and family members.
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    Bike World News

  • Kora introduces Yak Wool Baselayer Apparel

    Ron
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Kora has made its debut in the United States, bringing with it the most advanced and performance-driven baselayer apparel ever made. The post Kora introduces Yak Wool Baselayer Apparel appeared first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Back to the USA for Drapac Pro Cycling

    Ron
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    Drapac Pro Cycling's USA race calendar heats up again with Tour of Utah and USA Pro Challenge this month. The post Back to the USA for Drapac Pro Cycling appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • UnitedHealthcare Heads to Tour of Utah

    Press Releases
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    Rivera returns to defend her Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah women's title with strong squads for UnitedHealthcare. The post UnitedHealthcare Heads to Tour of Utah appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival Official Schedule Released

    Scott Kingsley
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    Schedule announced for the KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival, October 2-4, 2015 The post KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival Official Schedule Released appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Colavita|Bianchi Top Podium Ahead of Tour of Utah

    Press Releases
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Stumhofer and Brown go one and two in Chicago before Colavita|Bianchi head to the Littleton Criterium, and then the Tour of Utah. The post Colavita|Bianchi Top Podium Ahead of Tour of Utah... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    PezCycling News

  • NEW PEZ KIT By CASTELLI Is Here!

    Richard Pestes
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    The all new PezCycling Kit for 2015 by Castelli is in stock and ready to ship right now – in all its stripey, Pez blue and fluogreen coolness. The look is classic 1980’s but the technology and fit are thoroughly modern, delivered by Castelli’sTraining Fit jersey and Team Bibshort. See it in the PEZShop right now.  The delivery truck scored a bullseye on PEZ HQ with two fat boxes of our latest kits. Like every kit I’ve done, this version harkens to a time when I wasa young cycling fan, and entertained dreams of one day riding the same roads and epic climbs…
  • PEZ Talk: Steve Cummings

    Edmond Hood
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Steve Cummings has been around on the pro scene for quite a while and every year he adds a win to his palmars and this year it was a big one; stage 14 of the Tour de France. Steve is not the first rider you would think of when you see a summit finish to the parcour, but on that day to Mende he used cunning and perfect timing to outwit the French pair of Pinot and Bardet. Under rated? Many team leaders have said they would love to have Cummings in their team.Outside of the montagnes – the best stage finish of Le Tour? Tony Martin’s to take yellow? It was good, for sure – but…
  • EUROTRASH Wallonie Thursday!

    Alastair Hamilton
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    The 2015 Tour de France is becoming a memory, but not to worry we have Niki Terpstra winning in Wallonie and the result from Westrozebeke. We take a good look at Gianni Savio in the Top Story, smooth or dodgy character? We review the Clasica San Sebastin for this Saturday. Plus: New sponsor for Bretagne-Sch Environnement, Tejay van Garderen will ride la Vuelta a Espaa, no team for Reichenbach, Klas Johansson is crowned World Bike Packing Champion 2015 and 77 year-old will ride down the Stelvio with no bars and brakes at night. Loads to get through.TOP STORY: Mr Smooth, or ?The UCI…
  • SCAPIN Ivor Review: Custom Italian Carbon

    Charles Manantan
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    It’s been run through the paces and Italys Scapin Ivor review results are very good. Refined finish work, a clean and easy build up with tube shapes and detail that push the boundaries of what a lot of people expect in hand-made custom carbon, all offered with a Lifetime Warranty from a company with decades in the business.Scapin have been around a LOT longer than most folks in the US realize. Umberto Scapin started the company back in 1957 and the reigns were taken up by his son Stefano who carried the torch to and through the companys acquisition by the Fontana familys Cicli Olympia…
  • Lee’s TOUR’15 Lowdown: The Final Word!

    Lee Rodgers
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The last pedal strokes took the Tour peloton across the Champs lyses finish line on Sunday thus ending another French Grand Tour. Lee Rodgers has followed the ups and the downs of the battle for yellow and here is how he sums up the 2015 Tour de France in his unique style.Nairo Quintana gave it his all, let there be no doubt about that. He should one day with this race but hell probably never have such a perfect route for his particular abilities again, with so few time trial kilometers and such a mountainous final week, but despite his valiant efforts the race belongs to Chris Froome.Nairo…
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Velosock – A sock for your bike reviewed

    Andreas
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:51 am
    Unwrapping the Velosock and holding it in your hands feels like you are holding on to a giants brightly coloured boxers. Getting it on the bike is a little fiddly, but not difficult. You’d probably be better off doing it outside your home, because the process is likely to displace some of the dirt you are looking to keep off your clean floor. The finished result is a bicycle wrapped in a sock. Whether it looks good or not is the eye of the beholder. Personally, I quite like the quirky design. The founding team, based out of Latvia, suggest three uses for the Velosock: After daily…
  • Discerning Cyclist Style Guide – Summer Edition

    Andreas
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Guest post by Pete Reynolds from Discerning Cyclist Just because it’s getting a bit warmer in the summer months, there’s no reason to sacrifice on style when you’re out and about on your bike. There’s plenty of quality cycling clothes out there that combine both great cycling functionality and style. The kind of gear that you can wear for your ride and then also when you reach your destination – without looking or feeling out of place. Below, I’ve put together two examples of perfect stylish cycling outfits for summer – one for men and one for women. Some of these items I…
  • 5 accessories for a summer of cycling

    Andreas
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:19 am
    With long summery days ahead of us, here are 5 accessories we love and recommend at London Cyclist. Smartphone bike mount Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, whatever your poison, you can mount it to your handlebars to follow directions and use as a bike computer. With summer here, it’s the perfect time to ditch the sweaty underground and get to know more of London. Use either Google Maps or BikeHub to find bike friendly directions to your destination, taking you along new routes away from main roads. I’ve always been a big fan of CycleMeter when I choose to track my rides (Oooh I…
  • What it’s like to get knocked off your bike

    Andreas
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    Andreas: This is a story from a London Cyclist reader. If you’d like to share your story, please use the contact page. I didn’t quite make it to work this morning. Half way there, I was knocked off my bike yards from where a fatal cycling accident took place last month. After the shock, I didn’t want to pursue my journey. Instead, I came home and started writing this. I’m guessing I am not the only cyclist to get the “you bike in London?” question thrown in with a look of total horror. Is it so strange that I prefer the fresh, quick and free method of…
  • Traffic-free Sundays on Regent Street in July

    Andreas
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:21 am
    For a glimpse of a car-free London, take a trip down to Regent’s Streets on any Sunday in July. The usual traffic choked streets, will make way for street food festivals, group exercise sessions, a 50 metre catwalk and garden installations. Nina Allwood has some stunning pictures from the 2014 event, which gives you an idea of what to expect. The idea of car free Sundays is popular around the world, from Bogota’s weekly Ciclovía, to New York’s annual Summer Street initiative and Bristol’s Make Sunday Special. It would of course be fantastic to see something more…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

    BikeSnobNYC
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:27 am
    Of all the many reasons to love and respect the paradigm for human behavior that is pro cycling, perhaps the most compelling is the integrity of the team ownership, as exemplified here by Oleg Tinkov:Wow, okay.So what are we to make of this?  Well, there are three possibilities:1) Between the inherent limitations of the Twitter medium and the fact that Tinkov is not a native English speaker, some nuance was lost here, so when he says "no monkeyobama" to Vaughters what he's really doing is warning Vaughters not to draw the comparison, à la "Don't go there;"2) Tinkov is fiercely…
  • The Evolution of the Fred

    BikeSnobNYC
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    Like New York City, London is an economic powerhouse, and wherever you find money you find Freds:(Parking for one (1) Fred, spotted in London by a reader.)But did you know that Fred Culture actually began in London?  It's true.  Consider this article from 1874, which chronicles the birth of the cycling craze, and in the process reveals what may be the very genesis of Fredness:A form of amusement which appears to be becoming very popular in England is what is called “bicycling.”  Great name, I love it!Unfortunately, by the 20th century, Americans would shorten it to…
  • Wednesday Advisory In Effect, Do Not Leave Your Sofa or Cubicle

    BikeSnobNYC
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    Firstly, you should know that New York City is under a heat advisory and air quality alert:* STAY IN YOUR CAR* DO NOT SHUT OFF MOTOR OR AIR CONDITIONING FOR ANY REASON* IDLING RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED* IF YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE, BE SURE TO DOUBLE-PARK IN FRONT OF A RETAIL COOLING CENTER :The “Shut the Front Door!” initiative kicked off Wednesday with an estimated 200 volunteers fanning out across the five boroughs to chat with businesses about the true costs of pumping air conditioning into the ether, while tweeting about it with #BeCoolSaveFuel. The volunteers reminded…
  • Steal is Real

    BikeSnobNYC
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    If you read this blog you probably ride a bike, and if you ride a bike you're probably a giant nerd, and if you're a giant nerd who rides bikes and reads blogs there's a 99% chance you know "The Lumberjack Song:""He's a lumberjack and he's okay, he sleeps all night and he...STEALS BIKES ALL DAY?!?"[Cue record scratching sound.]Yep, that's right, a bike thief in Williamsburg, Brooklyn felled a tree in order to steal a bike:SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG — A thief sawed down a 25-foot tree to steal a bicycle locked to its trunk last week, according to locals.Sawed, are they sure?  Have the forensics…
  • A broken clock is right twice a day, while a broken Apple Watch is never right at all.

    BikeSnobNYC
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    (Further to Friday's discussion about symbols...)Well, the Touring of France is over, and to celebrate, Chris Froome chugged gazpacho from a giant bowl:Presumably he's relieved that the Tour is over, because now he can take a much-needed rest from being showered in bodily fluids:PARIS, (AFP) — Chris Froome said he felt “incredible” after winning his second Tour de France title on Sunday in a competition that has seen him accused of cheating, spat upon, and doused with urine.And that's not even counting the incessant snot rocket mist that is a normal part of riding in a tight pack of…
 
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    Big Wheel Building

  • Her warm embrace.

    MC
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    My guess is that few among us (likely excepting Greg and Trina) could say with specificity when spring morphed into summer.  My hope is that many of us did indeed notice that day, even early in the morning, when our subconscious told our conscious self that there was no need for pants when shorts would do just fine.Please enjoy a random smattering of moments beginning whenever spring ended and continuing up to and through the present moment.   The summer season in Colorado is hard to beat in almost every way.  Long days, mild overnight temps, clear skies except during the…
  • The Clyde (wheel) Conundrum.

    MC
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    I've built a lot of bicycle wheels--something like 14,000 and counting.  That's my job and has been for more than a decade.In the course of that decade I've noticed a trend, or pattern if you will: Heavier riders (aka "Clydesdales") need dependable wheels, but rarely seem to have the $ to spend on them.It took me a few years to understand why.  And I know this doesn't apply to everyone (what one theory does?!) but it seems to fit ~75 or 80% of the clyde scenarios I've seen.Generally speaking, it works like this:John (not his real name) either realizes or is told by his wife, doctor,…
  • Last round.

    MC
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    On-bike time of late has been limited, but what I've gotten has been on this setup:Essentially, I wanted to split the difference between true 29+ and normal 29" in order to determine if this was just splitting hairs or if there was a valid reason to go down this road.  Tires are Panaracer Fat B Nimble up front and Maxxis Ikon out back.  Although the manufacturers print different numbers on each of these tires, what they actually measure out to, at my preferred riding pressures, after having been ridden for a few weeks, is 2.75" up front and 2.5" out back.I was surprised by the ride…
  • Southcentral summer.

    MC
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    For years I've been fascinated by, possibly even salivating over, the creeks and rivers of Southcentral Alaska.  This area has been ground zero for the birth and evolution of packrafts and packrafting as we know them.And while that evolution has since spread to a worldwide theater, there remains a dedicated core paddling group in Anchorage that continues to define and refine what can and should be done in a packraft. Each time I've paddled with Ganey, Brad, or Roman I've heard countless anecdotes about their favorite runs, to the point where it seemed flat wrong that I could recount…
  • Meditations on a summer evening.

    MC
    10 Jun 2015 | 11:57 pm
    All this recent talk of +bikes, +tires, +forks, more +tires, and yet more +bikes has been overdue and mildly cathartic, but it has also entirely missed one essential point:I ride bikes in large part so that I can spend more time with my best friend.Last night we got to do just that, amidst ethereal light and breezes, on some of our favorite local trails.Thank you Jeny Jo for *you*, and for all that you do for *us*.
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    Citizen Rider

  • Busy, crazy, hazy days of summer

    cafiend
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    Your handlebar tape should not smell like a sweaty sock. And maybe you should see your dermatologist if it does. At the very least, burn your cycling gloves and get some new ones, because they're beyond washing at this point.I did not say this to the customer who came in with a sudden case of skippy gears on Saturday. I think he'd already headed off to drink and snack in a nearby cafe while we performed whatever instant miracle we could devise. I doused the tape with Lysol before getting near it again. It was white tape, a little grubby but not outright grimy. Something must have been…
  • A time to herd, a time to let 'em run

    cafiend
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Even with a massive investment in road improvements, a lot of places in this country will still have narrow roads shared by all users. Terrain, geology and well-established land uses encroach on rights-of-way.On my commute, Route 28 gets narrow and bendy as it comes into Wolfeboro. The token shoulder disappears. In theory, no motorist can safely pass a cyclist without putting themselves and oncoming traffic at risk.As I developed my own theories about traffic management a couple of decades ago, I started taking a position further and further into the lane. When the law in New Hampshire made…
  • What's lunch like where you work?

    cafiend
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Someone in management thought Mimosas would enhance their parade viewing this morning.She left the fixin's on the Bayview desk.As much as I say my job drives me to drink, actually doing so at work does not improve either my day or the ride home afterwards. But the Mimosans today were not on the clock. They just didn't clean up after themselves.
  • Devise and Conquer

    cafiend
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    A bike mechanic should do more than absorb and repeat the industry's latest technical information to keep pushing the wave of product rollouts down the long shore of history. The master of the craft knows you have to deal with a lot of other stuff that washes up in front of you after drifting derelict or perhaps breeding in the depths.A minor challenge that has bubbled up in the last decade is, "where do I put the blinky light on this bike?"The lights themselves usually come with various mounting options. Some of them actually solve the problem effectively. But the combination of seat height,…
  • If we like you, you get zip ties

    cafiend
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Does this look like a lot of zip ties to you? Big G packed this bike about a year ago for a customer who was moving back to Santa Cruz, CA, after a few years working in the Boston area. The customer had always been friendly and appreciative. Big G went all out on the swaddling and securing.The customer decided to bring the bike back here and buy a new one for out there, so he never unpacked it. It will stay here for visits back east, to the in-laws.Here are all the zip ties I removed from the bike:It seemed strangely interesting that these basically disposable items, which we had already…
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    Cyclelicious

  • Public safety and the bike commute

    Richard Masoner
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    An online acquaintance was mugged while riding his bike home from work the other evening, prompting a discussion on personal safety while bicycling. Curtis Corlew, a 61 year old college professor in Antioch, CA, was just riding along when a pair of young thugs with a gun (a GUN!) rolled him hard and stole his iPhone. They hit him hard enough that he says he’s worried about his physical recovery when class begins in two weeks at his college. He’s a lifelong bike commuter, but he’s weighing his options. People worry about public safety and it’s one of those things that…
  • Bicycle bedfellows in East Bay development dispute

    Richard Masoner
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The SummerHill development proposal in Danville, CA has stalled because opponents claim the development failed to properly account for bicycle safety in the project environmental review. SummerHill homes wants to build 69 homes on the 410 acre Magee Ranch off of Diablo and Blackhawk Roads in Danville, with about 270 acres set aside as open space. The homes will be clustered in 40 acres of flat space within the property. Danville City Council accepted the EIR and approved this project in 2013. “Save Open Space Diablo” — mostly consisting of Diablo Road residents — filed…
  • An ozone alert, skin cancer, and sun sleeves

    Richard Masoner
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Skin cancer is a thing for people (such as cyclists) who spend a lot of time outdoors. But first, allow me the opportunity to inform you that the second San Francisco Bay Area Spare the Air Alert of 2015 has been announced for Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Ozone concentrations will be especially high in the Santa Clara Valley (again), and the inland areas of the East Bay. Although today’s air quality along the Pacific Coast rates as “Good” today, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District forecasts unhealthy levels of ozone for the entire Bay Area tomorrow. You’re…
  • A cargo bike rodeo in Brooklyn

    Richard Masoner
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    718 Cyclery in Park Slope, Brooklyn will host New York City’s first cargo bike rodeo on Saturday, August 22nd from 9 AM to 6 PM. The event will include a cargo bike race, raffle and free BBQ lunch, as well as a group test ride on the streets of Gowanus. “There is no denying that cargo bikes have become a viable and affordable means of transport, exploding in growth, as NYC becomes safer and safer for cyclists,” says Joe Nocella, who owns 718 Cyclery and says his shop is the biggest seller of cargo bikes in New York City. Cargo bikes from Xtracycle, Yuba, Urban Arrow, Surly,…
  • SF Bay Area Spare the Air Tuesday July 28 2015

    Richard Masoner
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced the first Summer Spare the Air Alert of 2015 for Tuesday, July 28 2015. Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy tomorrow. Residents are encouraged to drive less and reduce their energy use tomorrow and every day so pollution levels are lower, preventing health alerts when temperatures are high. Because high ozone levels damage the lungs and irritate mucous membranes, the Air District tells us that “vigorous outdoor exercise should be undertaken only in the early morning hours when…
 
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    Jones Bikes

  • A look at recent bicycle builds….

    Brendon Potts
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    We’ve been building up a lot of bikes, and thought folks might be interested to see some of them.  Every bike we build is essentially custom; but we do direct customers to components and combinations of parts that we know work well, are reliable, and will function harmoniously together.  The upshot of this approach is that we build a lot of bikes that are variations on our stock builds.  This works out really well for everyone, because someone buying a bike can change the details to make it exactly how they want it, while allowing us to make sure they are getting a bike that works as…
  • A ride in the woods

    Brendon Potts
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Last week, Jeff and I (Brendon) got out for a ride in the woods here in Southern Oregon.   We wanted to go out and ride two very different Jones bikes, and see how they handled on the same terrain: I rode the new thru-axle titanium Spaceframe, and Jeff rode the new brown Plus bike. Riding the rocks on the Spaceframe Coming from the freight train-like feel of the 25″ Plus bike, which I really like, the ti Spaceframe reminded me of the the one Harry Potter movie I have seen, where kids were riding flying brooms.  Those brooms looked ridiculously maneuverable, and though it may…
  • Custom Wheelbuilder

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    You can now, in our store,  select the exact wheel build you want (from the carefully selected range we offer – all tested and approved by Jeff). Rims, hubs, tires and extras are all there for to you choose from and the price will adjust to reflect your choices. That not to say you can’t call to discuss your riding and your bike – just that when you know what you want you can order it and we’ll get building! Visit the Wheels and Wheel Parts page. In case you missed it, here’s that link again.
  • Introductions and a ride on the Plus….

    Brendon Potts
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    First, for introductions: my name is Brendon, and since I started working at Jones Bikes, I’ve been wearing many hats, so there’s a good chance that if you’ve ordered anything from us in the last months, I’ve had some role in it.  Mostly I build bikes and wheels, and work on the website; but we’re a small company, which is why I often find myself, as does everyone here, with a whole stack of hats on my head! Mountains, and mountains…. Be all that as it may, since I’ve gotten here, I’ve had a lot of what I thought I knew about bikes stretched a…
  • 24″ Jones Plus framesets back in stock, in brown and black, along with new Jones/Revelate Plus frame packs!

    admin
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    The new 24″ Jones Plus framesets are here!  We’re excited to have 24″ Plus framesets available again, and this time they’re available in brown.  The color is inspired by the mix of pine needles, dirt, leaves, and twigs that make up the beautiful forest floor in the mountains of Southern Oregon, where we are located (the color might look different on your screen because of how much the settings can vary).  As usual, we have black frames as well, and they’re also looking great!  We have a limited number of the 24″ framesets in stock and ready to build,…
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    Twenty Nine Inches

  • Blackburn Outpost Bags

    Grannygear
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    When I began bikepacking, I ordered a set of custom bags for my Lenzsport Leviathan, a bike that lives on with a buddy to this day.  Can’t keep a good bike down.  There may have been more than a few custom bag makers then, but as far as I know he was one of only two options in that cottage industry.  I still have those bags and while some features have evolved, materials improved, etc, they are still very capable and were well worth the significant cost. Now we have more custom bikepacking bag makers than I can count on one, if not both hands.  Bikepacking is awesome, and choice is…
  • Out of the Box: Trek Stache 9

    Grannygear
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    The Plus Wars are heating up to be a pitched battle, and the two sides are choosing between a 27.5″ based Plus tire or a 29″ based Plus tire. How all that will turn out is yet to be determined, although I have some thoughts about it here, but in the mean time we have been recently riding around on a Trek Stache 9, one of the bikes that is being built around the 29″ x 3.0″ tire.  It’s a big thing, that wheel/tire combo, ending up at around 31″ tall and looks fairly impressive when seen from the saddle. You remember how it was when manufacturers struggled…
  • 27 Plus: It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

    Grannygear
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Scott Genius 700 Tuned Plus I remember the first time I rode a 29er bike.It was a Jamis SS, steel, and hardly the refined bike that a modern 29er is as far as geometry, weight, etc.Even so I was struck by how very different it was than anything else I had ridden over the past umpteen years. I knew this 29″ wheel deal was something exceptional. Epiphany, as a descriptive word, comes to mind. noun Epiphany is defined as a sudden and profound understanding of something. An example of epiphany is when someone has been looking for their lost keys and suddenly has an idea of where they are.
  • Scott Bike Week was all about the Plus

    Grannygear
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Scott Bikes rolled out the 2016 line at Deer Valley ski area, Park City, Utah, and invited a cadre of journalists to see what those Swiss elves have been up to.  It turns out they were mostly up to bigger things, at least as far as tire sizes and MTBs go, and released a good array of 27+ bikes, both in FS and hardtail models. We will get to that soon enough, but let’s look at some other changes for 2016 across the various bikes in the line. Suspension:  Fox is the shock(s) of choice for 2016 across FS models, and the rear shock has been refined to the new Nude DPS, or Dual Piston…
  • It’s a Plus for Scott Bikes

    Grannygear
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Getting packed up for the Scott Bikes press launch in Park City, Utah.  After one ride now on what is likely the best 29+ bike out there for trail riders (Trek Stache 9), I am very interested in seeing how 27+ compares.  Interesting times we are living in.  Stay tuned to Facebook. Twenty Nine Inches - 29er Bike Reviews, Rumors and News
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    Fat Cyclist

  • Win a MTN-Qhubeka Team Replica Bike with ENVE Wheels and Components!

    fatty
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    A Note from Fatty: If you can see where I’m headed just by looking at the pictures below, feel free to go to this page to donate without further ado. Guys, I have something I want to show you. This: Honestly, I just don’t have many words that can do justice to this bike, so let me instead show you another picture: This is the Cervelo S5 Aero Road Bike, Team MTN-Qhubeka edition, completely outfitted with ENVE wheels and components:  And it is beautiful. Like, unbelievably beautiful. And my friends at ENVE Composites — a proud sponsor of Team MTN-Qhubeka, are donating one of these…
  • Win Any Ibis You Want: Grand Slam for Kenya Grand Prize

    fatty
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    I love watching friends and family win. Especially when it’s a surprise win. Whether it’s doing unexpectedly well in a race, getting a raise (or employee of the month, as my son just did), or finding a great relationship match.  I know their success has nothing to do with me, but I still feel proud, and honored to even know them. It’s a little weird to have this feeling about a company, but I do. I’ve thought of Ibis as a friend for…well, pretty much ever since I started mountain biking, and long before I ever started writing about riding. For the past several years, Ibis has been…
  • Perfect, Part 2: 2015 Crusher in the Tushar Race Report

    fatty
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    A Note from Fatty About the Upcoming Leadville 100 Webinar: Hey, Reba Rusch — The Queen of Pain — and I are doing a really cool webinar series on final prep for the Leadville 100. You should attend, even if you aren’t doing the Leadville 100 this year. Why? Because it’s good info for pretty much any kind of endurance racing. Plus we’re very entertaining.  Here are the links for registering:  Knock Half an Hour Off Your Time: Top Ten Racing Tips: Wednesday, July 29, 6:00pm PT / 9:00 ET Know the Course Monday, August 3, 6:00pm PT / 9:00 ET  Final Checklists: Monday, August…
  • LT100 Racers: 3-Part Webinar from The Queen of Pain and Me

    fatty
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Rebecca Rusch — AKA The Queen of Pain — and I were recently talking about how the final few weeks before the Leadville 100 totally start consuming all your thoughts and time. It can be a really intense and anxious time for people who have entered the race and dedicated pretty much all our waking moments to it for eight months or more. We came up with what I think is a terrific idea: What if we did a series of three webinars during this run-up to the race, designed to address the questions, challenges, and hopes Leadville 100 MTB racers all have on our minds? And that’s what we’ve…
  • Tour, Ride, and Hang Out with GARY FISHER

    fatty
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    I’m just ridiculously pleased to announce the latest prize in the World Bicycle Relief Grand Slam for Kenya contest: A day with Gary Fisher. Yes, Gary Fisher, the mountain bike pioneer / innovator. Yes, Gary Fisher, the advocate / evangelist for bikes Yes, Gary Fisher, the man with the panache. Yes, Gary Fisher, quite possibly the most interesting bike-related man on the planet. What’s The Prize? Here’s the video chat Gary and I had where we discuss this incredible prize: If you don’t have 53 minutes to watch this, however, here’s the prize all boiled down and convenient for…
 
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    Bike Hugger

  • Mountain Bike Capital USA

    Byron
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    What the locals recommended @winterparkresort A photo posted by Byron (@bikehugger) on Jul 30, 2015 at 7:26pm PDT Arrived in Winterpark to mountain bike Granby and Trestle, but first dinner at Fontenots with beer the locals recommended. I’ll share local knowledge and the trails as I experience them. Being in Mountain Bike Capital USA, expecting the best.
  • Tern on the Today Show

    Byron
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Our friends from Tern were on the Today show, today! In a segment about the Best Bikes to Buy, The Link D8 was shown around the 2:05 mark.
  • Tour Recap

    Byron
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    The Tour de France uploaded their 3-week recap edit yesterday and just watched it while working on Issue 27 of our magazine and before MTB in Colorado this weekend at Winter Park Resort and the Trestle Bike Park. Trestle offers a lift and 58 trails sections. Having just rode in Park City and Deer Valley, interested in comparing the two. I’ve heard Trestle has amazing trails.
  • Tour de France: On the Podium

    Byron
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    Best possible close to this Tour…Sagan machine gunning the crowd while Froome disapproves. As Jason Dul said, “Froome, in this vid, reminds me of Lee Trevino’s disapproval in Happy Gilmore.”
  • Our Tour de France Take

    Byron
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Our enthusiasm for the Tour this year ended at Stage 10 and Nathan Wright wrote about why in the Medium Bicycles Collection. His essay will appear in Issue 27 next month with more of our take on the tour. Did keep curating select tweets and watched the dramatic finale…
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    The Cleanest Line

  • The Rescue Box

    Kasey
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:20 pm
    By Tom Doidge-Harrison In its deep summer slumber, it is hard to gauge the latent fury this place can serve up to the unsuspecting. There are, however, clues to the power of this landscape that can both give and take in equal measure. The weathered faces of naked shale give evidence to deadly drops of tonnage. The natural order of the rounded boulders, hewn from the limestone shelf that extends at sea level, hints at unseen forces liberally applying Newton’s first law of motion to provide a natural floor, devoid of scale from most vantage points. But much of this runs in the background, as…
  • For the Love of Honey

    Kasey
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    By Hank Gaskell His hands were unlike other farmers. Not calloused, hard, cracked and stiff, but broad, flexible and quick. He seemed not to mind the thick white suit we were both wearing or the suffocating screen helmet. I felt like I was going to melt away. The deeply forested Waiho‘i Valley on Maui has countless wild bee hives that are vital to the flowering ecosystem. Avocado, mango, guava, ohia, rainbow eucalyptus and wild ginger thrive in fertile soil that’s fragmented by dark lava veins. The Kapia stream ribbons down through it all towards the ocean. At the base of the valley,…
  • The Chase: a tiny film

    Kasey
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    By RC Cone Honestly, we went to Iceland to catch big fish. It was that simple. We wanted to bask in the late Arctic sun while bringing dreamy meter-long Atlantic salmon to hand. We wanted to drink whiskey afterwards, go to bed and do it again every day we could. What surprised us wasn’t our ability to check that mission off the list it was the insignificance that those goals held compared to what we actually discovered. The Chase: a tiny film is an ode to the friendships and experiences that were shared while chasing our passions. Above: The Chase: a tiny film. Video: Tributaries…
  • Wild Fish Don’t Ride in Trucks

    Kasey
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    By Yvon Chouinard and Matt Stoecker This op-ed was originally published in the Sacramento Bee on July 23, 2015. On May 7, the Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative (YSPI) shared a plan that would create the first “trap and haul” program of its kind in California. Trap and haul involves capturing fish, putting them in trucks, and moving them up or down rivers around obstacles such as dams. The initiative is proposing a 50-year, $700 million project that involves moving spring-run chinook salmon around two dams, Englebright and New Bullards Bar Dam, into the North Fork of the Yuba River. We…
  • Respect for the Past . . . and Rules to Protect a Sacred Place

    Kasey
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    By Josh Ewing Fifteen years ago, I was drawn to southeastern Utah by the vast tracts of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Forest lands where I could find the freedom to explore and climb and have an adventure—rarely seeing another human other than my climbing partners or an intrepid hiker. I loved the feeling that my every move wasn’t being scripted by a ranger or a regulation, a sense I sometimes get when visiting National Parks. Now, years later, these remarkable lands are no longer a place I visit on a quick weekend trip. Literally in my backyard, I work every day to protect…
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    Bicycle Design

  • A peek in to the design of the 2016 Trek Madone 9

    James Thomas
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
      In case you didn’t hear, there was a little race going on in France the last few weeks. Despite the fact that Froome was in yellow for much of the Tour as expected, this was an exciting race to watch (and I was bummed to not be in Paris at the finish again). In addition to watching as many stages as I could, I also kept an eye on the tech sections of VeloNews and Cycling News, both of which are always especially interesting during the Tour. This year I also enjoyed following CyclingTips, a site which is quickly becoming my favorite source for bike and tech related stories from the…
  • Bringley, a compact cargo bike by Lawrence Brand

    James Thomas
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
      In 2008, Lawrence Brand, of Porterlight Bicycles, decided that he needed a cargo bike, but he didn’t have a secure place outside his London apartment to store one. He found that existing cargo bikes on the market were too long and heavy, so out of necessity the idea for Bringley was born. The bike was designed to be only about 40cm longer than a normal bike, but it features a large, and versatile, 60cm flat cargo deck.     Lawrence explains, “Bringley has been designed to fit into a normal domestic elevator standing on one wheel, and to be easy to store on the side of a…
  • A couple of interesting new helmet designs

    James Thomas
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
      Folding helmets have been around for a while, but most of the ones that I have seen fold or compress laterally. The Closca Fuga is different though. It compresses from the top down, reducing its volume by more than 50% for easy storage in a purse, bag or backpack. The clean aesthetics are nice too, with radial sections that give the helmet a distinctive look that works well with casual urban cycling attire.     The Closca Fuga also features NFC connection technology, allowing it to send and receive information to and from the user’s smartphone. On the Closca website, they…
  • Very Special Things

    James Thomas
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:09 am
      I don’t know Robert Egger, but I remember seeing his picture in a 1992 issue of Bicycling Magazine (along with David Schultz, the other Specialized S-Works designer at the time). When I read that article about “Future Bikes” 20+ years ago,  I was about to graduate with a degree in Industrial Design, and the two guys featured were the first product designers that I was aware of in the bike industry. Egger mentions in interviews that he was originally hired by Specialized after Mike Sinyard walked into the bike shop where he worked. Thinking he was just a regular customer who was…
  • A couple of fast bikes (if you have the right motor)

    James Thomas
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
      I have been busy with quite a few different projects lately, so it has been nearly three weeks since I last found time to post here at BicycleDesign.  Recently though, a couple of really nice aero road bikes have been introduced and have quickly been spreading around the web. The new Specialized Venge  ViAS  and the redesigned  2016 Scott Foil both appear to be amazing bikes that I would love to own, but I am not going to discuss either bike in detail here (at least not today). You can read more about the Venge ViAS, a bike which is the direct result of Specialized’s investment…
 
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    Streetfilms

  • Teasers & Bonus Videos from our upcoming Cambridge, UK Streetfilm!

    Clarence Eckerson Jr.
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. In early August we'll be debuting an exciting new ten minute Streetfilm from Cambridge, UK. The city lies about an hour train ride north of London and is easily the highest mode share for bicycling in Britain: 22% of residents ride (though some say it's even higher than that.)  But the most fascinating thing is how the city has accomplished that without building a huge amount of protected bike facilities. Click here to view the embedded video. Instead they have achieved at least the atmosphere of safety by using many traffic management techniques -…
  • A Thousand New Yorkers Call for Action on Vision Zero

    Robin Urban Smith
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:56 pm
    A crowd estimated at 1,000 people strong gathered in Union Square yesterday evening to remember victims of traffic violence and call for preventive action at the Vision Zero Vigil, organized by Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets. The message was simple: Traffic crashes and the suffering they cause are preventable. We can’t accept life-altering injuries and the deaths of loved ones as unavoidable “accidents.” Robin Urban Smith was there to capture it for Streetfilms. New York’s streets are getting safer, but not fast enough. With 123 traffic deaths and more than…
  • Fort Worth Turned Two Parking Lots Into Sundance Square Plaza

    Clarence Eckerson Jr.
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:57 pm
    While in Dallas for the CNU23 conference this May, I wanted to explore. It was my second time there in less than a year, and I wanted to see if Fort Worth was much different than the tough-to-be-a-pedestrian conditions I was experiencing in Dallas. I spoke to some folks at Project for Public Spaces (PPS) who convinced me that I needed to go see Sundance Square Plaza, which PPS President Fred Kent has called one of the best squares in the world. I was glad I went. Sundance Square Plaza is a bold, beautiful space filled with energy. As PPS wrote soon after the plaza opened in 2013: Where…
  • Cardboard Cut-Out Cuomo Rides the NYC Subway

    Clarence Eckerson Jr.
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    The advocates at the Riders Alliance have been campaigning for many months to get Governor Andrew Cuomo to ride the NYC subways. The governor’s office has refused to answer any of their inquiries. So on Thursday, they did the next best thing: They brought along a cardboard cut-out of his likeness to see how straphangers would react. Subway delays are on the rise, but so far, Cuomo has failed to fund the MTA’s $32 billion five-year capital planto fix tracks, modernize signals, expand capacity, and upgrade the equipment that moves New York City. It wasn’t hard to find straphangers who…
  • Bicycle Rush Hour Around the World!

    Clarence Eckerson Jr.
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. I've been fortunate enough to be able to visit many great bicycle cities around the globe. Sometimes it's worth to get people psyched by compiling in one post some of the great footage of cycling rush hour around the world. Here are just a few of Streetfilms' greatest shorts, but make sure you look thru the site as there are over 700 films to choose from!! Click here to view the embedded video. Click here to view the embedded video. Click here to view the embedded video. Click here to view the embedded video. Click here to view the embedded video. Click…
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    Bikes For The Rest Of Us

  • Simcoe Bicycles

    Freewheel
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    From the top down: Simcoe Step-Through Classic; Simcoe Roadster Signature; Simcoe Roadster Classic; Simcoe Step-Through Signature. All photos courtesy http://simcoebicycles.comThe Toronto-based Simcoe Bicycles makes European-style upright steel bikes that include fenders, chaincases, rear racks, and internal gear hubs. A 7-speed Classic goes for about $900; a 7-speed Signature for around $1100.Simcoe calls itself "the renaissance of the everyday bike in North America."  Momentum Magazine included Simcoe in its gear guide as one of "21 City Bikes for 2015."  Lovely Bicycle tested the…
  • Kona Minute

    Freewheel
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Kona's compact cargo bike is ready to haul your stuff. Courtesy: konaworld.comThe Kona Minute is an aluminum cargo bike with disc brakes that goes for about $1400.Do you remember when we told you about Yuba's Boda Boda?  Basically, Yuba took its full-size cargo bike, the Mundo, and made it more compact so apartment dwellers and people dealing with tight spaces could own a cargo bike. It was a really good idea.  And that's what Kona is doing here.Kona took its full-size cargo bike, the Ute, and made it more compact.  So it's a mini-Ute, or a MinUte. Get it? This is a solid…
  • Swobo Novak

    Freewheel
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Swobo Novaks are internally geared three-speeds. Photos courtesy: shop.swobo.comThe Swobo Novak is a steel 3-speed with an internal gear hub that costs around $650.We haven't talked about Swobo since the days of Tim Parr and Sky Yaeger.  If you're unfamiliar with those names, I'll wait here while you get acquainted through google.Back in 2008, we discussed Swobo's Sanchez, Folsom, and Otis models. Since then, Parr got bought out by Santa Cruz Bicycles, which is best known for making gnarly mountain bikes like the Tall Boy.  Santa Cruz was co-founded by a guy named Rich Novak, so it…
  • Another Take On The Disc Brake

    Freewheel
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for road usage. Courtesy: http://cycle.shimano-eu.comBack in 2012, after I noticed a surge in city and road bike models coming out with disc brakes, I offered A Short Take On The Disc Brake describing four situations where disc brakes might be preferable to rim brakes.Over the last three years, Shimano, SRAM and others have continued to update and redesign brake levers and discs for road use.  For example, in August 2014, Shimano released its ST-RS685 compact hydraulic disc brake levers, which they promoted as providing "more stopping power with less…
  • Public Bikes at Kimpton Hotels

    Freewheel
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    An elegant hotel loaner bike. Courtesy: Kimpton HotelsTwo years ago, Kimpton Hotels teamed up with Public Bikes to offer loaner bikes at their hotels.  From a marketing standpoint, this was a win-win for both Kimpton and Public.  But it also has turned out to be another victory for bikesharing.  The best way to see any city is by bicycle, and now Kimpton invites you to do that when you stay at their hotels.As we've discussed before, Public produces colorful and classy mixtes and diamond frames that come with fenders, chainguards, and rear racks. They look nice lined up at any…
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    CoachLevi.com

  • Tested: Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream

    Levi
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    At my age, I’m always searching for products that will help me recover faster, so that I can workout as much as I used to! What’s funny is that sometimes I come across products I used as a kid, before I got serious about training and racing (and actually paid attention to this kind of thing.) One of those products is Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, a topical anti-inflammatory and pain relief cream. You’ve probably seen it before. It’s a staple in therapy centers and professional offices (doctors, chiropractors, etc.) They usually have it in big pump canisters.
  • Stay Hydrated This Summer With New Flavors of Amy & Brian’s Coconut Water [A GIVEAWAY!]

    Levi
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:51 am
    Win Your Very Own Case of Amy & Brian’s Coconut Water! If you like coconut water, today could be your lucky day! Because in cooperation with Amy & Brian Naturals, you could win yourself a free case of delicious, refreshing coconut water! The winner will receive a full case (12 cans) of mixed flavors! (A $28 value.) It’s totally free to enter. And we’ll ship the case to your door for no charge! Here’s how to enter: You are able to earn multiple entries into this drawing by completing one or more of the steps below. Entry #1 – (One entry.) Comment on this…
  • Tested: CompressionZ Sport Gloves

    Levi
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    There was a time when I never felt the need for touchscreen-compatible gloves. I always thought they were a gimmick for people more interested in their phones than in nature. But now you have phones and cameras, and even new Garmin GPS units, that require these type of gloves if you want to operate the device without subjecting your fingers to freezing cold temps. And with my newfound love of Instagram, I need to use my iPhone, even in the middle of XC skiing! I recently received a pair of the brand new CompressionZ Sport Gloves to test out. CompressionZ makes compression gear, like calf…
  • Tested: Amy & Brian’s Coconut Water

    Levi
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    Oh so many coconut waters line the store shelves today. I guess once a few big ones put the dollars behind the marketing, everyone launched their own coconut water to take advantage of the hype. Which makes it tough to find the good ones! I’m looking for a company that takes pride in their coconut water, not a division of Coca Cola or Pepsi that just wants to jump on the bandwagon. One of those is Amy & Brian’s Coconut Water. This water is produced in Thailand, canned immediately, then shipped to the USA. The company has been around a while, but recently updated their website…
  • Tested: Ohuhu Auto On/Off Bicycle Taillight

    Levi
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    If you have paid attention to bicycle taillights in recent years, you’ve probably heard about some cool stuff. There are lights that turn on automatically at night, ones that light up extra bright if you’re braking, and even some that include integrated turn signals and video cameras. They’re collectively referred to as “smart” tail lights. The problem is, you have to spend over $150, or you might just get a light that causes more problems than it solves. That’s why I was very intrigued by this Ohuhu Auto On/Off Bicycle Taillight that sells for a mere…
 
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    BikePortland.org » Front Page

  • City parking reform proposal would limit apartment dwellers’ access to parking permits

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Under the concept, residents of the mixed commercial zone along Southeast Ankeny Street wouldn’t be allowed to buy permits to park cars on nearby residential streets unless there were spaces left unused by nearby residents.(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland)After months of research and discussion with a massive stakeholders’ group, the Portland Bureau of Transportation on Thursday circulated its first concept for how to deal with shortages of free on-street car parking in some neighborhoods.The proposal, which the city described Friday as “preliminary,” combines two main…
  • Car2go’s firestorm over shrunken service area reawakens concerns about bikeshare coverage

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    Car2go’s new service area.(Image: car2go)Soon after introducing bike racks to half its fleet, the floating-fleet car-sharing service car2go has made a much less popular change: it’s slicing its Portland service area by about a third.The company said that areas east of 60th Avenue and northwest of Portsmouth, including Montavilla, Cully, Lents and St. Johns, had accounted for only 8 percent of trips and that 90 percent of car2go users surveyed said they were unsatisfied with vehicle availability. The company says that eliminating the least-used parts of the service area will lead…
  • Across Oregon, traffic fatalities abruptly return almost to pre-recession levels

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    For Oregon’s roads, the first seven months of 2015 have been the deadliest since 2008.That was the year nominal gas prices hit their all-time peak, which sent suburban housing markets and the financial sector that had financed them into a tailspin that eventually sent the world economy into recession.Gas prices dipped for a year but returned to the high $3 range by 2011. Expensive gas and the weak economy combined with long-brewing changes in how people live and get around to create years of decline in the number of miles driven both in Oregon and around the country.But after last…
  • Jobs of the Week: Velotech, Oregon Walks, Chris King, The Bike Commuter

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    We’ve had four great jobs listed this week. Learn more about them via the links below…Customer Experience Specialist – Velotech, Inc.Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator – Oregon WalksAccount Service Representative – Chris King ComponentsMechanic / Sales / Management – The Bike Commuter- Advertisement -For a complete list of available jobs, click here. These are paid listings. If you’d like to post a job, you can purchase a listing online by visiting our Job Listings page.You can sign up for all the latest listings via RSS, email, or by following us…
  • Weekend Event Guide: Raging Waters fountain ride, intersection painting & more

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    The Salmon Street Fountain will be the last stop at tonight’s water-themed Portland Bike Party. Bring a swimsuit.(Photo © J.Maus/BikePortland)This menu of delicious rides and events is brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Their support makes BikePortland possible.The peak of summer isn’t letting us go yet. This week’s heat wave will continue through this first weekend of August before slackening off. It’s a perfect reminder to savor what we’ve got, at least in between gulps of water. There’s plenty of outdoor fun to choose from.Friday,…
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    Singletracks Mountain Bike News

  • Danny MacAskill Insists You Watch This Video of Ali C in Cardiff

    Video Share
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Yesterday trials rider Ali C posted up this video of him riding around Cardiff, Wales and we think you’ll agree it’s pretty rad. None other than Danny MacAskill had this to say on his Facebook page: If you watch one thing today, make sure it is this! Ali C tearing up the streets of Cardiff. Indeed.
  • Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Rhode Island

    Greg Heil
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States, with only 1,045 square miles of land mass. Since it’s located on the ocean, with many large inlets and bays, the land that it does have is pretty flat, too. The highest point in the state is only 812 feet above sea level. While Rhode …
  • The Post-Apocalyptic MTB Scene of Lima, Peru

    Walter Rhein
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    I lived in Lima, Peru from 2001 to 2009, and I have to say that the MTB scene is a billion times better now than it used to be. However, a billion times something close to zero remains something close to zero. A few minutes in Lima makes you appreciate what you have back at …
  • Video: New Pumptrack in NYC

    Video Share
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:55 am
    Velosolutions NY short from Claudio Caluori on Vimeo. Velosolutions built a pumptrack in New York City, and this is the result!
  • Vote for the 2015 MTB Hall of Fame Inductees

    Jeff Barber
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Each year the mountain bike hall of fame inducts individuals who have contributed to the sport of mountain biking in a big way and you can vote for favorites! This year’s nominees include an athlete, race promoter, bike designer, trail builders, magazine founder, and a video producer. Reading through the bios, it’s clear each has made …
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    Sick Lines - mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

  • Video: Josh Bryceland, 2015 UCI WC Downhill Mont Sainte Anne Helmet Camera

    sicklines
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    The iconic Mont Sainte Anne UCI World Cup DH track returns this weekend. Follow along with Josh Bryceland as he takes us down the course.
  • Live Q&A With Brandon Semenuk Today – Join in at 5-6PM EST

    sicklines
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    If you’ve seen Brandon Semenuk’s Unreal video segment you’ve no doubt been impressed by the riding as well as the cinematography. Register for a live session at 5-6PM(EST) today for a chance to speak LIVE with Brandon Semenuk and Teton Gravity Research cinematographer & Gyro Stabilized Systems operator Brian Wulf over Shindig powered video chat or text about how the shoot went down and just what it took to capture this mind-bending feat on film. [Live Q&A - 5-6PM EST July 30th]
  • OneUp Components Traction Ring – Oval Narrow-Wide Compatible Chainring for Shimano, SRAM, RaceFace and more

    sicklines
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    OneUp components sent over some details on a new chainring they’re released called the Traction Ring. The ring is oval but differs slightly from what most quickly mark it as a biopace chainring. Details inside. PRESS RELEASE: Clean more climbs with a OneUp Components Traction Ring Introducing a complete line of narrow wide oval chainrings for all 7 major mtb crank standards – 104mm BCD, 94mm Symmetrical, 96mm Symmetrical, SRAM Direct Mount, Race Face Cinch direct mount, XT M8000, and XTR M9000. OneUp your climbing performance. Our oval design delivers smoother, more consistent…
  • 2016 Scott Sports – Downhill Bike – Gambler 710, 720, 730 + Video

    sicklines
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    For 2016 Scott Sports bike range look great and the Gambler is no exception. The Gambler is Scott’s full on downhill bike that you’ve seen Neko Mulally and Brendan Fairclough ripping on. Learn more about the 2016 Gambler 710, 720, and 730 inside. Video: Gambler 710 Pricing (USD): Gambler 710 $ 6,999.99 At the top of the 2016 Gambler range is the Gambler 710. For 2016 the standout update is the FOX Float X2 Air shock. The SCOTT Gambler 710 is a no compromises DH weapon. This is the rig that GSTAADSCOTT riders Brendan Fairclough and Neko Mulally rely on daily. With 27.5” wheels, a…
  • Video: DUST APOCALYPSE – United Ride

    sicklines
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    It’s always fun to blast some dirt when the conditions are in place. Fabien takes the opportunity to another level in this latest United Ride video edit. One of the craziest dust conditions ever seen gave us the opportunity to film these insane dust explosions. This is probably what riding MTB is going to look like if global warming hits us hard! Fabien “CousCous” Cousinié was like a kid in a sand pit, shameless and riding as hard as he could until the roost were covering him head to toe.
 
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    Keir Plaice

  • For the last while, I have had a hard time writing anything personal. Anything I might write seems...

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:25 pm
    For the last while, I have had a hard time writing anything personal. Anything I might write seems utterly insignificant after the story I was living, the story I was sure I knew the ending of. I knew I was going to ride the Tour de France, once. For several years, it was a conviction that drove everything I did. But the story was a false one. I failed, again and again. My bloody-mindedness, the single source of anything I ever might have achieved, was also my undoing, as I defeated my body with my will. So, I will never achieve what I still can’t help believing I am capable of  —…
  • The PrologueEach minute, a murmur would emerge off in the distance, rising, swelling, into a rush of...

    16 Jun 2015 | 9:35 pm
    The PrologueEach minute, a murmur would emerge off in the distance, rising, swelling, into a rush of frantically beating plastic batons, rumbling engines, voices, car horns, music; then, the whoosh of a disk wheel, its hum, silence, as millions of sweat-soaked bodies strained forwards to see a hero in Rotterdam’s warm summer rain. For a few brief seconds, the street would erupt, then the rider would fade off into the distance and the loudspeaker would crackle, a new name, a new number. We talked through it all. We talked about surfing, and parties, all I had been missing, there by the…
  • For about ten minutes, I felt like a real bike racer today. I attacked over the top of the...

    7 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    For about ten minutes, I felt like a real bike racer today. I attacked over the top of the Gulpenerberg and got away with a group of six, but we were brought back and, after 140-km of racing, I fell to pieces. What a race, though.
  • My favourite race of the year is tomorrow. I’ve never ridden well at the Ronde van Limburg, and have...

    6 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    My favourite race of the year is tomorrow. I’ve never ridden well at the Ronde van Limburg, and have been buried in books for the past few weeks, but I really, really want to do something special on the climbs I’ve come to know and love.
  • Klimmen in de Ardennen.

    17 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Klimmen in de Ardennen.
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    Commute by Bike

  • Life with an Abundance of Roadside Bike Mechanics

    Ted Johnson
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    I just pumped a tire for the first time in 10 months. Not because I haven’t had a flat. I have. Not because I ride on my rims when my tires are flat. I don’t (usually). It’s because between my house and my workplace there are at least six roadside bike repair guys. I live […]
  • #Trending in 2015: The Mobile Bike Shop

    Stacey Moses
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Mobile bike shops are an important industry trend to watch in 2015, reported Fred Clements, the executive director of the National Bicycle Dealers Association, on Bicycle Retailer and Industry News earlier this year. Humbly, I admit that Commute By Bike predicted this trend many moons ago, when I first wrote about CycloMend in 2013 and […]
  • Bone Conduction Headphones: Safe, Legal or Reckless?

    Stacey Moses
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    If you do a quick search for earbuds or headphones on Commute by Bike, you likely will not be surprised to learn that we cover the controversial topic of cycling with headphones about once a year. Posts appear on CBB as early as 2006 to discuss the logic and legality of riding while wearing sound-restricting […]
  • On My Radar: The Garmin Varia

    Stacey Moses
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    “If you’re one of millions of cyclists, you know every time you saddle up, anything can happen.” That, according to Garmin’s promotional video, is why you need the Varia Rearview Radar, scheduled for release this fall. Before watching the promotional video that likely had the working title “Fear Sells,” I present you with a brief, […]
  • Vision Zero: The Plan to Eliminate Road Fatalities

    Stacey Moses
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Back in 1997, Sweden adopted the concept of Vision Zero. The Swedish approach to road safety is a straightforward and powerful initiative that can be summarized in a single sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Admittedly, when I first started learning about Vision Zero, which has been gaining traction in European countries as well […]
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    Bike Shop Girl

  • Your Bike Probably Doesn’t Fit You Perfectly

    Bike Shop Girl
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    This article will not be telling you how to check your seat height because you shouldn’t do it alone, and you probably don’t know enough to get it perfect. Instead, think of this article as a public service announcement. There is a great chance your bike doesn’t fit you and that isn’t your fault. A list of reasons your bike may not fit you: You never were fit on it to begin with You started stretching You stopped stretching You gained weight You lost weight You started working out You stopped working out You started running You stopped riding You had an injury You…
  • Hauling Your Kid by Bike Series: The Basics

    Bike Shop Girl
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    My daughter is 4 months old and I’m going a stir crazy to get her out on our local bike paths! While I love walking places with her there are a few things that are a bit too far for a daily walk like the library which is a 6 mile round trip with no tree cover to shade us. It is also the heart of the summer here in Denver right now and I need to be back from our walks by 10:30/11am at the latest since walking doesn’t create much of a breeze for my daughter in her stroller! In this “Hauling Your Kid by Bike” series I’ll walk you through different ways to carry…
  • Rapha Women’s 100 Ride

    Bike Shop Girl
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Rapha: On Sunday 26th July 2015, join thousands of women around the world to ride 100km. A global event, ride on your own or join one of the organized rides. Rides will be taking place everywhere, including several led by Rapha. Over 8,000 women took part in 2014 — this year we’re aiming to double that number. Personally, I’ll be doing my 100k in the gentle roads of east Denver. How about you?
  • I Quit Managing a Bike Shop and Here’s Why

    Bike Shop Girl
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
    It is very easy to say that I have entered the greatest chapter of my life with the birth of my daughter, Ellington, earlier this year. What I haven’t told you fully is that I stepped out of the full time bike shop world in May to spend most of my days with Ellington. The decision was difficult as I loved the organization I was helping to build but in the end I was faced with the reality that I didn’t want my daughter to grow up in the bicycle industry as it sits today. Instead, it became clear that the best place I could put myself was outside of a single bike shop in order…
  • Do You Want a Women’s Community Forum?

    Bike Shop Girl
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    I’ve been chewing on something for about 18 months and have never really taken action as I didn’t know if it would matter to anyone. Would you use a women’s community forum? Ideally this forum would be broken down into riding types, and then tech, for sale, etc. Let me know your thoughts and what forums you would like to be apart of in the comments! Photo Credit: OpenSource
 
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    Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos

  • The Inaugural Lobster Cup Cyclocross Race August 29 in Bonny Doon

    Andrew Reimann
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
    Rock Lobster is bringing back Jungle Cross to Santa Cruz in late August through a fund raiser race. The event promises cyclocross races, drag racing, kids races, and some twists and turns only possible by racing on private land. The post The Inaugural Lobster Cup Cyclocross Race August 29 in... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Testing Your Legs at 65: A Column by Lee Waldman

    Andrew Reimann
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
    In his last column, Lee Waldman looked at his return to racing. While his results were not up to expectations after getting a flat in ... The post Testing Your Legs at 65: A Column by Lee Waldman appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos. ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • TBT Video: 1973 Cyclocross World Championships in London’s Crystal Palace

    cyclocross magazine
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    We’ve got a classic Throwback Thursday (#tbt) video for you today from 1973. That year, the Cyclocross World Championships strayed from mainland Europe over to England. ... The post TBT Video: 1973 Cyclocross World Championships in London’s Crystal Palace appeared first on Cyclocross... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Climbs, Descents, Gravel and Food Galore: Ride Report of the Sixth Annual Grand Fundo

    Andrew Reimann
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    The post Climbs, Descents, Gravel and Food Galore: Ride Report of the Sixth Annual Grand Fundo appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos. ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Exclusive First Look, Ride: Calfee Design Manta CX Cyclocross Bike

    cyclocross magazine
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:16 am
    Are we all going soft? Maybe, but that might not be something to be ashamed about. We had an exclusive first look at Calfee Design​'s latest Manta CX soft-tail cyclocross bike, which has features that place the build squarely in the Dream Bike category. Today we have an in-depth look of the bike,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
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    Bicycling - Bicycling.com

  • The 13 Best Rides in National Parks

    Caitlin Giddings
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Where: Klamath County, OregonWhen to go: September 19 and 26, 2015Crater Lake has long been included in lists of “Dream Rides” for good reason—the views are incredible. Ride the 32-mile road around the deep-blue lake’s perimeter for the killer climbs and scenic vistas that make those climbs worth it. The road is completely closed during the winter months but it is open only to cyclists and hikers several days each year: In 2015, visit on September 19 or 26 to take advantage of these car-free opportunities.
  • National Parks Celebrate 100 Years of Amazing Rides

    Bicycling Staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Completing a century is a big deal, whether you’re counting miles or someone’s age. That’s why we’re helping the National Park Service celebrate its 100-year anniversary. The organization manages some of the most pristine lands and scenic roads in America. If you’ve ever ridden—or dreamed of riding— through California’s Redwood National Park, around Oregon’s Crater Lake, or on Virginia’s Skyline Drive, you can thank a park ranger and the work they do for cyclists. To mark the occasion, Bicycling and our parent company Rodale, the world’s leading healthy lifestyle media…
  • 5 Pro Cyclists’ Favorite Hometown Rides

    Lauren Matison Crossley
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Every moment in the saddle is rewarding, but nothing compares to that feeling of anticipation before a ride. Curious to know where a few of our favorite USA pro cyclists look forward to biking when they’re not racing, we talked to Evelyn Stevens, Ted King, Tim Johnson, Ben King and Tejay van Garderen, who were more than happy to share their go-to hometown rides. From the hardest climb in North America to a quest for the Bay Area’s best loaf of bread (worth carrying in your jersey), here are five routes to inspire your next ride.Evelyn StevensYou’ve never worked this hard for artichoke…
  • 7 Reasons to Watch the Tour of Utah

    jen see
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    With the Tour de France in our rearview mirrors, it’s time to get excited about epic races closer to home. The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, famous for its difficult climbing, begins August 3 in Logan. Expect to watch seven days of racing along Northern Utah’s most scenic roads, finished with an exciting pair of tough mountain stages. The race brings together a field including three World Tour teams and top riders from the U.S., Australia, Europe, and South America. We’ll be at the Tour from start to finish—here are seven reasons you should follow along with us.1. Your life has been…
  • 5 Easy Ways to Soothe Your Aching Feet

    selene yeager
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:58 am
    Cycling isn’t as hard on your feet as, say, running, but that’s not to say our sport is always foot-pain free—especially once you get into longer distances, where swelling and pressure can add up to seriously aching dogs. Foot shape and structure can also make certain pedalers more susceptible to common pains, says Larry J. Assalita, a podiatric sports medicine doctor in State College, Pennsylvania. “Wide feet, flat feet, and feet with high arches can all be more prone to developing pressure spots and experiencing pain, especially in cycling shoes, which tend to run on the narrow side…
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    All up to date 2015 Texas bicycle rides in one location

  • The #1 Way for Cyclists (or any athlete) to Get and Stay Healthy

    Emily
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:38 am
    You sweat. You push your limits. You expand your lungs and tone your muscles into a habitual rhythm. You self-motivate and ride; And you sweat. It’s a beautiful thing, a man (or woman) and their bicycle. When you’re not hovering over your handlebars, you might be pressing bells or stretching or using a treadmill. You […]
  • Ride Interview – Peach Pedal 2015 – Weatherford, Texas (July 11th)

    Emily
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    Whether or not you’re already considering heading out to Parker County Peach festival the weekend of July 11th, consider contributing by way of joining the Peach Pedal 2015. It aids in supporting the community and also offers scholarships for Weatherford College students. WC’s Vice President Brent Baker gives us the juicy details below.     […]
  • Two Wheeled Epitome of Independence Day

    Emily
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    Too often, the bicycle becomes a means to an end. We use them to stay fit, pedaling our way to healthier limbs, lungs and hearts. We compete either for a victorious win or to support a cause. Even the need to get from place to place gives us an excuse to use our bicycles. But […]
  • Ride Interview – Wild Pig Pedal – Seymour, Texas

    Emily
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    There’s a whole lot of riding going on. This weekend that is. (If you happen to be in the Waxahachie area this Saturday be sure to check out the Cow Creek Country Classic Ride that we blogged about yesterday.) Another option for wheeled weekend recreation is happening Saturday June 27th in Seymour, Texas. The Wild […]
  • Ride Interview – Cow Creek Country Classic – Waxahachie, Texas

    Emily
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:09 pm
    With the first day of summer behind us and the weather improving after a long, crazy spring, the opportunities to ride are increasing. Our blog will be filled with riding interviews to help you plan your ride schedule for the season. Many are happening all around Texas this weekend. One such ride is the Cow […]
 
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    Cycle EXIF Update

  • Handsome Cycles x MIA

    Adam
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    These days, the design, colour and effect that is applied to a frame plays as much of a starring role as the groupset or accessories that are installed upon it. With good reason, too. It takes a high level of skill and creativity to paint a canvas that is thin, round, and expensive. Handsome Cycles teamed up with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for their 100th anniversary, along with two creative agencies, a custom paint shop and Peacock Groove, on a project that truly blends bikes and art: three two-wheeled interpretations of pieces from the permanent collection. The first is inspired by…
  • Brooks Cambium C13 #backontherivet

    Adam
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    While I was in the UK for the 2015 Eroica Britannia, I had the incredible honour and pleasure of holding one of the first Brooks Cambium C13 saddles. The 13 refers to it’s 130mm width, but it is an appropriate title for this version of the marvellous Cambium: it’s very, very black. However, for such a black saddle, it’s also very light. Carbon rails. Firmer seat. This is a new direction for both Brooks and the Cambium, as it hearkens back to their roots as the saddle of choice for racers of old. Ever wonder where the expression ‘on the rivet’ comes from? Sitting…
  • English Cycles 29er

    Adam
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Pedalers Fork in Calabasas, in Los Angeles County, is a bike shop, cafe and restaurant that looks like a damn nice place to hang out. It would help, but is not completely necessary, to be passionate about bikes and cycling to enjoy the ambience. The owner, Robbie Schaeffer, took a liking an English Cycles 29er at the Denver NAHBS in 2013, and ended up with this candied beauty. Rob English took the design and features of his own 29er and expanded upon them: the rigid fork was replaced by a carbon Lefty fork, which is reminiscent of the hugely popular English Cycles Project: Right bike from…
  • Gear: Aether Apparel W Union Jacket

    Adam
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    Aether Apparel have been building up their range of adventure and outdoor wear for a number of years now, appealing to a market that appreciates subtle functionality. Their motorbike gear is exemplary, as is their urban weatherproof catalogue, which includes swim and snow wear. Their men’s cycling range is superb, and it’s now been extended to include, finally, a women’s range. The first piece to be released is the female-specific Union jacket, which is equally as tough and good looking as the male edition. Designing a cycling jacket that works well requires knowledge of the…
  • Ocean Cervélo S2

    Adam
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    The 2015 Tour de France was wrapped up by Mr. Froome & Co, for a second time now. No surprises there, but one team that was a surprise was MTN-Qhubeka, who made history as the first African team to compete in La Grande Boucle. They were the only team to ride Cervélo frames, which carried one of their number, Stephen Cummings, to victory on Stage 14 — Mandela Day. Cummings was riding a Cervélo R5, which belongs to the ‘Classic Road’ division of their catalog, but MTN-Qhubeka also use the aero S5 frames — a different beast entirely. This S2, from the same class, is owned…
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    Dave Moulton's Bike Blog

  • Going Metric

    Dave Moulton
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    Britain like the US resists going completely metric even though logically it makes sense to measure or count stuff in multiples of ten. The US has always had a decimal monetary system. 100 cents equals one dollar. Real simple. If you have 10095 cents, you simply stick a decimal point two digits in from the left, like so, 100.95 and you have 100 dollars and 95 cents. Britain too has decimal money. 100 pennies equals one pound. It wasn’t always like that, the new currency was introduced in 1971, and I remember it well. I grew up with a system where 12 pennies made one shilling, and 20…
  • Tonyon Universal Folding Bike Lock

    Dave Moulton
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    If you use a bike for transport, securing it when you park it can be a problem. A length of chain and a padlock might do the trick, but an enterprising thief, with a set of bolt cutters in his back pack could take off with your bike in seconds flat. The problem with bike locks, they are big and bulky, or if they are small and compact, then often they do not have the capacity to go around a stationary object like a bike rack or fence, and secure the frame and both wheels. It was the reason the design of this lock pictured above had me taking a second look. It folds up small when not in use,…
  • 1978 Aero Track Frame

    Dave Moulton
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    I came across these photos the other day of an experimental aero track frame I built at the end of 1978 a matter of weeks before I came to the US to work for Paris Sport. The tubing was Reynolds 531, which I had modified by squishing to an oval shape between two pieces of angle iron held in a vise. The frame was a lugless filet brazed construction. There was a sheet metal aero foil behind the head tube, and another just behind the bottom bracket in place of a chainstay bridge. The reason for building this frame was that it went to the Reynolds Tube Company, along with a proposal that they…
  • Why so short?

    Dave Moulton
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever pulled the fork from a Fuso, or any other frame I built, and wondered why the thread on the steering tube is so short? There is about 2 cm. (3/4 in.) of thread, when most frames have as much as 5cm. (2 inches.) of thread. Actually there is just enough thread to adjust the headset with a few thread turns to spare, so any extra thread is not needed. But why be so precise, and doesn’t this seem a little OCD? Not really, it is done for a good reason. After a frame left my shop I had no control over the way it was assembled and set up. I knew that in the many years this frame…
  • How a Single Ride Changed the Face of British Time Trialing

    Dave Moulton
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    In England, in 1953, the top British time trialist was a man named Ken Joy. (Left.) The previous year he had ridden a 100 miles in 4 hours and 6 minutes, which at that time was phenomenal. In the early 1950s, British riders racing against the clock invariably rode on a single fixed wheel. 48 x 15, or 48 x 16 (86.4 inch or 81 inch.) would be a typical gear ratio used for 100 miles. Courses would be selected over the flattest possible terrain, and measure to an exact distance. For example 25, 50, or 100 miles. At the end of 1952 Ken Joy turned professional and was sponsored by Hercules, a…
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    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education

  • Kickstart My Heart Tabata Video

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue is one of my favorite indoor cycling songs.  It’s my first choice whenever a profile calls for a Tabata interval.  A Tabata interval is simply 8 max effort 20 second intervals with only 10 seconds rest between each. If a Tabata interval done to Kick Start My Heart while watching a big wave…
  • ICI/PRO Podcast 348 Beat Down Audio Profile with Krista Leopold

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:48 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. As promised, here’s Krista Leopold’s Indoor Cycling Class Profile; Beat Down! Training Type: LT Intervals Working HR Zones: 4 Total Class Length: 55 min Objective and Intensity After recently being inspired by a boxing match I watched at the nail salon of all places, I decided to try to bring my riders into the ring for a…
  • Are Foods a Key To Your Moods? (Part 1)

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:23 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. As you may know, moods can affect our appetites and our food selection. People often eat for emotional reasons, based on their moods. What’s helpful to know is that the reverse can also be true. What we eat – and when we eat it – can affect our moods, our minds, and our ability to work productively all day, sleep soundly at…
  • ICI Podcast 347 – Krista Leopold shares; when is it time to take a break?

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. In advance of recording her new Audio Profile Beat Down, Instructor Krista Leopold and I discussed her need to take a break from teaching. With a demanding tech job, along with being an active soccer mom, Krista explains why she decided to step away from regularly scheduled Spinning® classes in this episode of the Podcast. This ties…
  • Free Music Friday – My Last LTF BIG FINISH Track

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:04 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. I taught my final class for LifeTime Fitness yesterday and thought I would use my very last track as this week’s free music Friday. Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education
 
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  • Cycling: If We Knew Then What We Know Now

    Darryl
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:36 am
    In this edition of the Cycling 360 Podcast, Darryl and Victor talk about all the things they would say if they could go back and talk to themselves when they first started cycling.  Yeah, neat concept huh? Listen in as the co-hosts go back in time and go over all the things they wish they would have known about way back in the past. Included in this podcast: What Darryl and Victor would tell themselves about equipment, training, and the cycling mindset Great tips for all cyclists wanting to make the best of what they do Insight into what cycling life was like for the co-hosts when they…
  • Making Adjustments to Your Bike

    Darryl
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Like most things in life, we tend not to make too many adjustments and like to go through with something that is familiar and comfortable. Well, we all know that Darryl likes to shake things up….but does his rebel attitude apply to his bike?  Tune into this quick tip where he talks about getting comfortable and making small adjustments to your bike.
  • Keeping your Bike Clean

    Victor
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Are you damaging your bike by cleaning it the wrong way? In this tip Victor talks about the common mistakes that people make when cleaning their bikes. Why wiping your bike down many not be enough How to wash your bike Why the wrong detergent can ruin finishes and damage components.   If you want to learn more check out Victors Basic Bicycle Maintenance Course
  • Cycling 4000 miles in 39 days

    Victor
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:08 am
    In July 2014, Angie Tan became the first Southeast Asian female to cycle 4,000 miles across America in 39 days.  We found this story so amazing, that we had to have her on the show to talk more about this cycling adventure. Angie is an extremely motivated and fascinating person and in this podcast, she explains the highs and lows of riding across the United States in 39 epic days. Tune in to find out: Training tips for long distance cycling How Angie made it through the low spots of her journey Advice for women doing long distance cycling The cost of cycling across the United States Where to…
  • Finding Time

    Victor
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    We all struggle with making enough time to ride. In this tip Victor give you a few ideas on how to find time. You actually have more time than you think.
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  • Cyclists are Not Unpredictable

    Darryl
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    You often hear drivers taking about feeling nervous around cyclists because they think people on bicycles are unpredictable.  What?  Are we really that erratic out there? Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve gone off on a pro-bike rant….so let’s do this. I’d say we are much more reactionary than we are unpredictable.  We make sudden shifts in our motion due to potholes or obstructions on the road….we don’t swerve all over the place for no good reason at all.  Of course I’m talking about the majority of cyclists out there, and understand…
  • Loving the BITE: Protein Power Peanut Butter Granola Bars (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free)

    Kelli
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    Would you consider yourself a “snacker?” I am. And for some reason, this has a bad connotation. For me, it simply means I eat balanced mini-meals, made up of simple real foods, between my larger meals. Generally it’s fruit and cheese, a hard-boiled egg, a yogurt, roasted chickpeas, or something similar. It’s not “snacky foods” like candy, cookies, crackers or chips. Are snacks necessary. No, they’re not. However, they work well for me and many of my clients in terms of acheiving a healthy weight, maintaining good energy, and feeling satisfied with…
  • Loving the Bike TV: Hate in Your Heart

    Darryl
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    For this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV, I’m talking about getting rid of hate in your heart.  Yeah, it’s pretty hard to be loving life on and off the bike if you’re consumed by hate. As you can tell by the video, I’m still having trouble centering my head in the shot….I might have to get a freaking selfie pole or something to help with this. The top of my head might be missing, but I hope you find the information in this week’s edition helpful and entertaining. The post Loving the Bike TV: Hate in Your Heart appeared first on…
  • Cycling Gear Giveaway

    Darryl
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Whoa, seems like it’s been a long time since we did a giveaway……so it’s time to toss some awesome cycling gear your way. The guys from GearBest are supplying a whole bunch of great items, and as always, it’s super easy to enter and win. How to Enter: Post a comment below telling us which of the items below you’d like to win. Include in your comment what cycling gear you currently use and like the best. Leave us your primary e-mail. Enter before Noon EST, Friday July 31 2015. Prizes: 1st Prize – LED Bike Light 4 Color and 5 mode LED indicator displays…
  • Doing It All

    Darryl
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    If you know anything at all about me and my life, you probably have an indication that I do a lot of “out of the box” stuff.  If I can pride myself on one thing, it’s that I’ve lived a life off the beaten path, and have done more than enough cool things for one lifetime.  Well, the same way of life applies to me and my cycling. I’ve been living here in Grenada for just about 3 years now.  It may not be the ideal road cycling location, and riding here is anything from being easy…..but I’ve taken on this island, and done about everything I can so…
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  • Cannondale caad8 claris

    eliteboy08
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Hi guys. Im planning to buy my first road bike. My budget is P20-25,000. Sulit ba kung bibili ako ng cannondale caad8 claris? Any comments about the bike? Pros and cons will be highly appreciated. Thanks guys
  • FS Used: Merida Big Seven 70

    dice1319
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:41 pm
    3 Weeks old Almost Brand New Merida Big Seven 70 Mountain Bike Less than 15 KM millage Will accept Trade for road bike Will add cash if needed. Bike Frame:17" Fork:SR Suntour 27 XCM HLO 100 Derailleur Front:Sram X5 Derailleur Rear:Sram S500 Shifters:Sram Trigger Shift Brakes:Tektro Auriga DSK Hydraulic Tires:Merida 27 2.1 Handle Bar Stem:Merida Comp OS 7° Handle Bar:Merida Comp OS 660 R25 Seat Post:Merida Speed 27.2 mm Saddle:Merida Pro SI-E Pedal:Mountain Peak Alloy 3 x 10 Speed With Blue Hyper Spectrum Bicycle Rim Stickers Price : 25,000 RFS : Will get Road bike instead Contact # :…
  • FSale: Giant XTC 29er Frame, Small Authentic

    bredbiker
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:41 am
    For Sale: GIANT XTC 29er Frame Size: Small Condition: Used Color: Silver, yellow and black combi Including Press fit BB, Headset, Thomson Elite Seatpost 410mm Uncut Price: 16.5K Firm 0943-3439371 Marikina area or Ortigas area during weekdays Pics to follow or you can inspect the frame before you buy it. Note: Nakakabit pa frame ko kapag sure buyer will disassemble it for you. Thanks
  • Qs: Is it possible to convert fixie to a road bike?

    Esventh
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:36 am
    Hi guys, possible po ba? or may nabibiling road bike na yung frame is parang sa fixie? ano po ba tawag dun? Salamat!
  • FS Used: 2010 Chumba VF2 (Large - 21inch)

    marcs
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:17 am
    CHUMBA VF2 - Active 4-Bar Suspension Size - Large (seat tube at 21 inch), good for riders 6'1" or so Price: 30,000 (neg) RFS: Getting a new bike NOTE: Frame will be available 2-3 weeks from now as I disassemble the bike. For interested buyers, you can have a look and test ride it before I have it dissembled. Location: Mandaluyong area Pics to follow ================================================== ===== Arguably, the most successful mountain bike frame design in the history of the sport. •Accepts 120 - 150mm forks •5 inches of rear wheel travel •Made from 7 series Aluminum…
 
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Velosock – A sock for your bike reviewed

    Andreas
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:51 am
    Unwrapping the Velosock and holding it in your hands feels like you are holding on to a giants brightly coloured boxers. Getting it on the bike is a little fiddly, but not difficult. You’d probably be better off doing it outside your home, because the process is likely to displace some of the dirt you are looking to keep off your clean floor. The finished result is a bicycle wrapped in a sock. Whether it looks good or not is the eye of the beholder. Personally, I quite like the quirky design. The founding team, based out of Latvia, suggest three uses for the Velosock: After daily…
  • Discerning Cyclist Style Guide – Summer Edition

    Andreas
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Guest post by Pete Reynolds from Discerning Cyclist Just because it’s getting a bit warmer in the summer months, there’s no reason to sacrifice on style when you’re out and about on your bike. There’s plenty of quality cycling clothes out there that combine both great cycling functionality and style. The kind of gear that you can wear for your ride and then also when you reach your destination – without looking or feeling out of place. Below, I’ve put together two examples of perfect stylish cycling outfits for summer – one for men and one for women. Some of these items I…
  • 5 accessories for a summer of cycling

    Andreas
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:19 am
    With long summery days ahead of us, here are 5 accessories we love and recommend at London Cyclist. Smartphone bike mount Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, whatever your poison, you can mount it to your handlebars to follow directions and use as a bike computer. With summer here, it’s the perfect time to ditch the sweaty underground and get to know more of London. Use either Google Maps or BikeHub to find bike friendly directions to your destination, taking you along new routes away from main roads. I’ve always been a big fan of CycleMeter when I choose to track my rides (Oooh I…
  • What it’s like to get knocked off your bike

    Andreas
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    Andreas: This is a story from a London Cyclist reader. If you’d like to share your story, please use the contact page. I didn’t quite make it to work this morning. Half way there, I was knocked off my bike yards from where a fatal cycling accident took place last month. After the shock, I didn’t want to pursue my journey. Instead, I came home and started writing this. I’m guessing I am not the only cyclist to get the “you bike in London?” question thrown in with a look of total horror. Is it so strange that I prefer the fresh, quick and free method of…
  • Traffic-free Sundays on Regent Street in July

    Andreas
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:21 am
    For a glimpse of a car-free London, take a trip down to Regent’s Streets on any Sunday in July. The usual traffic choked streets, will make way for street food festivals, group exercise sessions, a 50 metre catwalk and garden installations. Nina Allwood has some stunning pictures from the 2014 event, which gives you an idea of what to expect. The idea of car free Sundays is popular around the world, from Bogota’s weekly Ciclovía, to New York’s annual Summer Street initiative and Bristol’s Make Sunday Special. It would of course be fantastic to see something more…
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • Vintage Townie. Lugged Steel frame SZ M Extras. Made in Austria. Hybrid

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
    VINTAGE TOWNIE BIKE, HYBRID, COMMUTER. MADE IN AUSTRIA. LUGGED STEEL FRAME! MOVING MUST SELL 5 BIKES, COME SEE San Marco leather saddle w/built in shock. Weinmann brakes. 5 speed. Front and rear fenders. Rear storage rack. 21 Frame. NOT made in China, Made in Austria. Will need new tires and tubes. Has been sitting a while, may need tune up which cost 20 at my mechanic in New Port Richey. CHECK OUT MY OTHER BIKES ON HERE BY DOING A SEARCH WITHIN 25 MILES OF ZIP CODE 34684. CALL ONLY, 3 2 one - 2 9 7- 9 1 7 5. NO TEXT. Just REDUCED.
  • Cycling Jerseys Shorts. 60 Total 5 Bikes.

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
    35 Women's BIKE JERSEYS, CYCLING JERSEY'S CYCLING SHORTS. BETWEEEN 15 to 75. PLUS 3 pair of women's cycling shoes in size 5.5 and 10. 30 Men's CYCLING JERSEYS SHORTS. BETWEEN 10 to 75. Plus 5 pair of shoes in size 7.5, 8.5, 9 10. MOVING MUST SELL 5 BIKES TOO, COME SEE Got some road bike parts too. WILL SHIP, US ONLY THOUGH. CALL ONLY 3212 nine 79175. NO TEXT CHECK OUT MY OTHER POSTS ON HERE BY DOING A SEARCH WITHIN 25 MILES OF ZIP CODE 34652.
  • Shimano brake calipers, Parts, clothes, accessories. Tiagra, 105, Ultegra

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
    ROAD BIKE PARTS, JERSEYS, SHOES GEAR, TO MUCH TO LIST HERE BUT HERE IS JUST A FEW... ALSO SELLING MY 5 BIKES, COME SEE EM 2009 SHIMANO ULTEGRA 10 SPEED RD. 50 SOLD 2010 SHIMANO 105, 10 X 2. TOOK OFF NEW BIKE 225. 2010 TIAGRA CALIPER SET. 95 2009 Trek Madone alloy dual pivot brake calipers. SOLD ROAD BIKE STEMS, 2 of them, sizes 25.4 and 26 mm. 30 JERSEYS, over 60 of them in many sizes. Men's and women's. 20 to 75. Cycling shoes, 5 for men, 3 for women. CYCLING AND MTB ACCESSORIES. 2 GARAGE WALL RACKS, these are brand new. 15 EACH ROAD BIKE AND CASUAL BIKE SADDLES. I HAVE MORE PARTS, SHOES AND…
  • Specialized Tahoe Mountain Bike Shoes Specialized Carbon Cycling. 3 Pair

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
    First 2 are MEN'S size 7.5/40 CARBON FIBER SPECIALIZED cycling shoes. High miles with lot's of wear n tear. One comes with a pair of speedplay cleats. 25 per pair. SPECIALIZED TAHOE MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOES or SPINNING. WOMEN'S size 10/41. Good used condition. Low miles. Hardware for cleats never used. 3RD PIC. 50 Got 3 other pair too. Some men's and some for women. ALSO SELLING 5 BIKES, 60 JERSEY'S, CYCLING SHORTS, BIKE PARTS AND GEAR. CALL ONLY, 321-297-9 ONE 75. NO TEXT. I TRADE TOO. I SHIP AS WELL. Do a search within 25 miles of zip code 34652 to see my other posts.
  • Trek 2300 Road Bike. Hand Built in U.S.A. Ultegra. Race Bike. 16 pounds

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
    TREK 2300 ROAD BIKE. FULL SHIMANO ULTEGRA GROUP SET. MOVING, MUST SELL 5 BIKES. COME SEE Brand new chain coming. WILL BE INCLUDED. 3 wheel set option. Bontrager select wheels, BONTRAGER RACE X LITE or MAVIC. HAND BUILT in Wisconsin, at Trek headquarters. One of the best and lightest aluminum frames they ever built, look it up, ZR900. 58 cm. 16 POUNDS with lite wheels. READ REVIEWS ON SITE OF YOUR CHOICE! Choice of 2 racing saddles. Choice of 2 stems. Will fit most between 5' 11 to 6' 3 with proper fitting. Stomping the Pedals accelerates the 2300 like a photon torpedo after Captain Kirk has…
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    nicomachus.net

  • Summer poems in Brooklyn Rail and Janus Head

    Phillip Barron
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Thanks to poetry editor Anselm Berrigan for publishing four of my poems in the July/August 2015 issue of Brooklyn Rail. It’s an honor to be included in a magazine with such an active, committed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Poetical Scavenger, digital humanities project on 18th century poetry

    Phillip Barron
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    After years of managing digital humanities projects for organizations, this past fall, I had the opportunity to contribute to a digital humanities project as a student. In a graduate seminar on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Radical Doubt – a poetry reading

    Phillip Barron
    14 Mar 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Join me, along with Andrew Joron, Amy Narneloop, and Eric Parkison, next Saturday afternoon in San Francisco for a poetry reading. The reading is part of the sixth annual conference of the North... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Water, the problem of representation

    Phillip Barron
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    An experiment in micrograms, dedicated to the tule fog and shrouded winters. Each morning, a tightrope walk on wires of water suspended tightly at the ends. #cadrought pic.twitter.com/1ScPYwcZt9... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lyrical Materialism, a working theory

    Phillip Barron
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    In June, I published four poems along with a statement of poetic research in the dynamic journal Common-Place. The statement gave me the opportunity to work through some of my thinking about the how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Cycling Tips

  • Richie Porte confirmed to have signed with BMC

    cyclingtips
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    Reigning Australian national time trial champion Richie Porte will be part of the BMC Racing Team for the 2016 season, General Manager Jim Ochowicz announced in a press release on Saturday. “We officially welcome Richie to the BMC Racing Team,” Ochowicz said. “Richie’s addition to our roster for next year adds extra muscle and a wealth of experience. It also gives us the chance to separate and/or unite our strategies and goals as we see fit throughout the season.” Porte, 30, has won nine races this season, including the overall titles at Paris-Nice, the Giro del…
  • Taylor Phinney returns to racing at Tour of Utah

    cyclingtips
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Taylor Phinney has announced that he’ll be returning to racing at the Tour of Utah this Monday. The former world pursuit champion and two-time national time trial champion will make his return to racing at the seven-day stage race. Happy to announce that I'll be racing the Tour of Utah, starting Monday. Thank you to the many beautiful souls who have helped get me back! — Taylor Phinney (@taylorphinney) July 31, 2015 Phinney has been sidelined for 62 weeks since fracturing his left leg and injuring his left knee in a crash at the 2014 USA Cycling national road championships in…
  • How Taylor and Davis Phinney learned to embrace adversity

    cyclingtips
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Olympic cyclists Taylor and Davis Phinney have dealt with intense pressure. Taylor had a near career-ending crash, and his father Davis, once a brazen sprinter, has had to live with Parkinson’s disease. This video tells how they both learned to embrace adversity. Taylor Phinney has announced that he’ll be returning to racing at the Tour of Utah next week, over a year and a half after his horrendous crash at the USA Cycling pro road championships. “I think my relationship with pain is completely different now than it was before,” Phinney told CyclingTips, answering with some…
  • Tour de France samples to be tested for EPO-booster FG-4592

    Shane Stokes
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    In the wake of the first two positive tests for the blood-boosting drug FG-4592, the UCI has confirmed that the samples of riders who competed in the Tour de France will be screened for the substance. Nicknamed oxygen in a pill, FG-4592 is an EPO-like medication which can be taken in tablet form. This differs from EPO, which needs to be injected and which also must be stored at a certain temperature. It went through phase II clinical trials but in May 2007 this was temporarily suspended following the death of a trial participant due to fulminant hepatitis. In early 2008 the blockage was…
  • “Oxygen in a pill”: the next big thing in sports doping?

    Matt de Neef
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Much has been written in recent years about the future of doping in cycling and what drug, if any, will replace EPO as the substance of choice. Previously we published an article that looked at two compounds, GW1516 and AICAR, and considered whether their use might be widespread in the pro peloton, now or into the future. Recent positive drug tests by two cyclists Fabio Taborre of Italy and Carlos Oyarzun of Chile suggest there is a new substance that’s going through clinical trials that increases production of red blood cells, and still not approved for human consumption. We’re talking…
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  • Cycling Love – Cycling Maui

    Over 40 Cyclist
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Frank Thompson’s second cycling story You might have read Frank Thompson’s first cycling story, about how he was 50 pounds (and 20 years) younger after taking up cycling. If you haven’t read that then you can read Frank’s story here. Here’s his second cycling story about cycling Maui. You might remember he’s lucky enough to […] The post Cycling Love – Cycling Maui appeared first on .
  • 50 Pounds Lighter and 20 Years Younger

    Over 40 Cyclist
    13 Jun 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Frank Thompson’s Cycling Story – at 56 I love hearing stories of people who’ve taken up cycling in their later years and found all sorts of benefits that come from it. Frank Thompson is no exception, he seems to have found a stack of benefits from his new sport. This is Frank’s story. Take it […] The post 50 Pounds Lighter and 20 Years Younger appeared first on .
  • 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 .
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  • Friday Group Ride #274

    Robot
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    We rolled out in a drizzle that soon became a downpour, except that downpours tend to be short-lived. Three hours later with the road flooded in spots, the deluge continued. We were wet through and still had 70 miles in front of us. This turned out to be a blessing for me. In heat, I dehydrate quickly, no matter how much liquid of certifiable nutritional chemistry I pour down my neck. The cold rain kept me in the game. I didn’t say anything to my companions, but I hoped it wouldn’t end. I was in over my head, honestly. Brad just finished a cross country bike race a few weeks ago,…
  • Old School #97: Bottle Sock

    Rick Vosper
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    You know you’re an #OldSchoolCyclist if you put a wet sock over your spare bottle on hot days. Because ice cubes were for sissies. Let’s talk about Euro. Not the monetary unit, the cultural unit. As in the irreducible essence of All Things European. Expressed, in this case, by potable liquids. Wine, for instance, is very Euro. The only thing more Euro than wine is wine being drunk out of a dirty water glass very late at night at a table on the sidewalk outside a little café on an unpronounceable street in one of the sketchier sections of the 18th Arrondissement by a guy with a beret and…
  • Specialized S-Works Turbo Tires

    Padraig
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    The first time a tire ever impressed me, it was a 28mm-wide Specialized Turbo. Reagan was in office. It was my first folding clincher and its improvement on my bike’s handling and rolling was enough that I vowed to buy a set of tubular race wheels. Basically, I decided that if a Mustang was that much better than my Corolla, I needed a Lamborghini. Since then, everyone has upped their tire game to the point that I haven’t ridden a 23mm tire I disliked enough to comment on in more than five years. It’s also fair to observe that while Specialized helped lead a revolution in…
  • Fast and the Big 5-O

    Michael Hotten
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    A friend of mine, a little older than me, offered this tidbit as I was about to turn 50:  he said 50 is not a big deal, it’s 51. He said when you turn 51, that’s when you know you are in your 50s.  51 is when the second half of life has officially begins. Pretty heavy stuff. Another twisted way to look at the half century mark is by comparing it to the new millennium. Remember how we were told that Y2K was really not the new millennium? That it was actually the year 2001 we should be celebrating. Maybe there’s some screwed up parallel here that my friend was unknowingly pointing out.
  • Clif Organic Energy Food

    Padraig
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Reviewing energy foods is, relative to our editorial mission, a difficult business. Not that it’s hard to review these products; rather, it’s hard to say anything that isn’t obvious to the point of inane. Gels, chews, bars … they all work, more or less. It’s rare that one does something truly different or surprising. Rare, but not impossible. Which brings us to Clif’s Organic Energy Foods. Note that they call these “food” instead of gel or glop or mush. It’s not an unreasonable monicker. They’ve got good texture, if perhaps reminiscent…
 
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    Semi-Pro Cycling Performance Podcast

  • SPC139 - Velocity Based Training to Fine Tune Your Strength

    Damian Ruse
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    In this episode you will learn about a strength training methodology called Velocity Based Training. It’s interesting because strength athletes traditionally use VBT but it can adapted for endurance athletes it to go faster.
  • SPC138 - Big Data and Decision Optimisation for Racing.mp3

    Damian Ruse
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Analytics and big data are the new buzz words in sports. This week learn how big data and decision optimisation are helping one rider in the Race Across America and how it might eventually help you too.
  • SPC137 - Advice to a Young Athlete

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

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

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

  • Interview: Plus Sized Athlete Krista Henderson on Focusing on Fitness Not Weight Loss

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:14 am
    Krista Henderson is a plus sized athlete – she’s been competing in triathlon since 2004, when she changed her focus from weight loss, to performance. Since discovering sport herself, she’s gone on to gain coaching qualifications, and launched a website called ‘Born to Reign’ which motivates and celebrates plus sized women living an athletic lifestyle. […] The post Interview: Plus Sized Athlete Krista Henderson on Focusing on Fitness Not Weight Loss appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • #BeatTheStrike: Evans Cycles Offer Free Maintenance Classes and Repairs

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:39 am
    Tube strikes may throw the city centre into chaos next week but Evans Cycles plan to use the protests to get more people cycling. The 24 hour strike is planned for Wednesday August 5 and the high street cycle shop with 23 stores in London is offering services throughout the week, from Monday 3 to […] The post #BeatTheStrike: Evans Cycles Offer Free Maintenance Classes and Repairs appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Prudential RideLondon Women’s Race Hosts TV Coverage World First

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:38 pm
    The women’s Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix will be the first ever event to showcase live on-bike footage to TV viewers. The race, in St James Park tomorrow, will be shown on BBC2 and the coverage will include live footage direct from the bikes of former winners Laura Trott (Matrix Vulpine) and Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) […] The post Prudential RideLondon Women’s Race Hosts TV Coverage World First appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Fuji Supreme 2.3 Reviewed

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    Fuji have been making bikes since 1899, and for they’ve been putting their weight behind women’s cycling since sponsoring the first ever US women’s pro team, Fuji-Suntour, in the 1970s. They key ranges available in women’s fit are the Fuji Finest, and the Fuji Supreme. The Finest is designed for mile munching sportive riders looking […] The post Fuji Supreme 2.3 Reviewed appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • First Dedicated Women’s Cycling TV Show Broadcast on Eurosport TONIGHT

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    The first ever women’s lifestyle television show is due to be aired on Eurosport this evening. Voxwomen’s half hour programme will be on British Eurosport 2 at 9.15pm and will be the first ever cycling show dedicated to women’s riding. The focus will be on providing a real insight into the world’s most talented female […] The post First Dedicated Women’s Cycling TV Show Broadcast on Eurosport TONIGHT appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
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    Bike Tourings - Blog

  • Commuter Touring Bike Conversion, Mountain Bikes for Touring

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:59 am
    From Mountain Bike to Commuter Bike to Touring Bike '93 Bridgestone Catalog with fun illustrations '93 Bridgestone MB-1 as I had found it with stripped threaded 1" steer tube and broken fork dropout. New fork, shorter riser stem and sweeping ergonomic bars provides instant commuter bike conversion. Converting an old steel frame mountain bike can be accomplished and identified as two distinct phases of the bike's transformation.  Here is a precise definition of conversion; a substitution of one component for another so as to effect a change:What begins as a simple, no frills basic…
  • Find Your Fit, A New Breed of Touring Bike

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:50 am
    Fitwell Bicycle Company Fahrlander II Looking for a new touring bike with a steel frame, good components, rack, fender braze ons, disc brakes, with wider tires than a conventional road bike for a price at or approximately a thousand dollars.  Wouldn't it be nice to find a bike that meets all the criteria of quality touring bike standards with a customized bike fit system designed specifically to meet their customer's needs?  I was looking for just such a bike when I found the Fitwell Bicycle Company Fahrlander and Fahrlander II.   Fitwell Bicycle Company Fahrlander bike offers…
  • Who Makes a Good Pannier Rain Cover?

    19 Jul 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Review of Tenn Tempest Pannier Rain Cover Affordable Quality pannier rain covers from Tenn Elasticized edges and metal button straps My ten year old Axiom Cartier Panniers have been in need of some good rain covers.  After several years of being exposed to all sorts of weather conditions and UV rays the material (although very faded) of the old panniers is holding together quite well.  I considered replacing those old panniers with something similar as I like the design of the metal mounting hooks and swivel lever lock that holds them securely in place on front racks for bouncing…
  • Ever Ponderous Tent Selection for Bike Touring

    17 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    Kids know to get rest for their cooking classes It has become quite silly around here with tents with the girls teasing me about my love of tents. When Lisa catches me looking at tents on the internet she immediately says "oh no, we don't need another tent".  However she does find it humorous when I get excited about setting up all the tents at once.  Yay! Let's build tent city in the back yard.  With Lisa's kid's cooking camp out this year we had the opportunity to set up a few of our tents but not all of them.  Usually the girls sleep in the Dome workshop and the…
  • Four Guidelines of an Avidly Commuting Bike Tourer

    16 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    Who has a strong inner guideline and does not need the approval or admiration of others can stay himself in all circumstances. Nobody can find a point of attachment for harm. He never has to adapt his heart, but he can let it determine its own course, in freedom. Learning the easy way by being prepared Here are four basic guidelines that have helped me not only to be prepared for the random stuff that can be thrown in one's way on the road of life but also some concepts and ideas to assist others needs as well.  These are guidelines passed along to me from my father who has always shared…
 
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  • Thriving on long cycling tours: Nutrition rules

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    Enjoying a long ride has a lot to do with proper nutrition. When you have enough energy and water you can push yourself, keep a good pace and climb well. Our ultra long cycling tour was a great experience, and everyone rode well. Here's how we kept in good shape over 260km of cycling:Chocolate chip cookies by by Adrián Cerón via Wikimedia CommonsThere are two simple rules to follow on any ride longer than 4 hours:Eat before you are hungry - food takes time to digest. If you wait until you get hungry while you ride for hundreds of kilometres, you'll deplete the glycogen stores in your…
  • The 260km challenge - "Are you professionals?"

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:11 am
    The early morning startAnd now we are 5 riders at 3 AMA ride of 260 kilometres is not an easy challenge. We published the ride on Facebook groups, and invited friends. Not much response to the invitations, and up until the evening before the ride, there were only two confirmed riders. It was a very nice surprise to meet three other riders joining us at the gas station at Avtokomanda before the start. Suddenly we are 5: Aleksandar Dimovski (Thiago), Konstantin Koneski (Kosta), Alex MKD, Aleksandar Stojanovic and me.Fast in the nightWanting to avoid the worst heat, we started the ride…
  • Pain doesn't stop the cycling race

    7 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    For Fiorenzo Magni, Tyler Hamilton, Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, Fabian Cancellara and hundreds who rode through road rash, torn muscles, broken bones to finish a cycling race. Pain? scene
  • When in doubt - do Intervals

    22 Jun 2015 | 2:04 am
    Cycling training will quickly exhaust the interesting training routes. If you climb on your bike and ask yourself what should to ride, I suggest intervals.Everyone loves to hate intervals. When you ride at high intensity your heart fells like it's about to explode and when you ride at lower intensity you feel like you've just been beaten by a pro boxer. Intervals graph on StravaYet, intervals are one of the best training programs for cycling  After two-three weeks of interval training, the hills feel like they've lost a couple of percent of incline. Your cycling pack will feel…
  • Good Morning

    18 Jun 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Just a good morning to all
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    Cycling Perspective pro cycling photos & news

  • Tour of Utah 2015 preliminary roster announced

    Cycling Perpspective
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Tour of Utah 2015 Stages 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 Preliminary start list as of 30 July, 2015 TEAM CANNONDALE-GARMIN Tom Danielson, Tour of Utah 2014Photo: Greg K Hull © Chasing Light Media Thomas Danielson (USA) Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Alex Howes (USA) Benjamin King( USA) Edward King (USA) Ruben Zepuntke (GER) Jasper Bovenhuis (NED) Ryan Mullen (IRL) BMC RACING TEAM Michael Schär, Tour de France 2015 Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media Brent Bookwalter (USA) Taylor Phinney (USA) Campbell Flakemore (AUS) Joey Rosskopf (USA) Michael Schär (SUI) Manuel Senni (ITA)…
  • Chris Froome wins 2015 Tour de France; André Greipel takes Stage 21

    Cycling Perpspective
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Tour de France 2015 Stages 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 André Greipel, Lotto-Soudal, Tour de France 2015 Stage 21Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) won the Champs-Élysées bunch sprint at the final finish of the Tour de France 2015 , beating Bryan Coquard (Team Europcar) and Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) at the line. Movistar rounded out the final podium with…
  • Thibaut Pinot conquers Alpe d’Huez; Froome heads to Paris in yellow

    Cycling Perpspective
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Tour de France 2015 Stages 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 Thibaut Pinot, FDJ, Tour de France 2015 Stage 20Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media by Todd Hofert Alpe d’Huez has hosted 28 previous stage finishes in the Tour de France, more than any other summit climb. Crowds lining the twenty one switchbacks have been estimated to be over a million in years past. Many have been camping there for several days…
  • Vincenzo Nibali takes his first stage win of the 2015 Tour de France at stage 19 on La Toussuire

    Todd Hofert
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    Tour de France 2015 Stages 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 Vincenzo Nibali, Astana Pro Team, Tour de France 2015 Stage 19 La ToussuirePhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media by Todd Hofert Three stages remained in the 2015 Tour de France, each becoming progressively shorter in length. The 138km stage to La Toussuire today, the longest of the three and perhaps the most difficult, but falling short on the hype of…
  • Romain Bardet climbs to a stage 18 victory at Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

    Todd Hofert
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Tour de France 2015 Stages 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 Romain Bardet, AG2R La Mondiale, Tour de France 2015 Stage 18 MontvernierPhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media by Todd Hofert Following a dramatic first day in the Alps the race set out once again into the mountainous terrain of southeast France. The stage, despite passing over seven categorized climbs, lacked a summit finish giving way yet again to the…
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    Bicycle's Buddy

  • Bike Helmets That Are The Best For Big Heads

    Bicycles Buddy
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:49 am
    Bicycle helmets are a necessity for any bike rider. Unexpected events, such as loose dogs, car crashes, and road obstacles can create an accident in a moment. High quality bike helmets can protect the head and face in the event of such an accident, guarding against serious injury. One of the most important aspects that allow a helmet to protect the head effectively is a secure fit. As a result, even riders with big heads need a helmet that will sit snugly, though they often struggle to find a product that will be large enough to give them the fit they need. The best helmets, especially for…
  • Which Is The Best Bike Rack for Hatchbacks?

    Bicycles Buddy
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:31 am
    Which bike racks are the best for hatchbacks? Bicycle racks are a must for anyone who wants to do ride bikes away from the hustle and bustle of their neighborhood streets. Whether heading over to a local trail, driving to a weekend getaway, or traveling cross-country, having a way to safely take the bike along is a necessity. For the owners of hatchbacks, a hitch-mount bike rack, which attaches to the hitch at the rear of the vehicle, offers a number of benefits. For instance, this type of bike rack is typically designed to offer easy access to the rear of the vehicle by folding up or down.
  • The Best Bike Racks for Minivans in 2015

    Bicycles Buddy
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:09 am
    Bike racks provide a convenient and safe way to transport bicycles on road trips, vacations, or simply to the nearest riding trail. While they come in a variety of forms, from roof racks to spare tire racks, one of the most convenient options for owners of minivans are the hitch racks. Hitch racks attach to the hitch on the back of the minivan and offer a number of advantages. For instance, they are usually easier to install, and are relatively easy to remove for when you are not carrying a bicycle on the back. In addition, they generally allow the bicycles to sit further back from the van,…
  • The Best Bike Lights Review of 2015

    Bicycles Buddy
    13 Jun 2015 | 1:47 am
    Bike lights offer cyclists an essential element of safety when they are biking in dark and/or rainy conditions. A good bicycle light can make the rider extremely visible to oncoming traffic, helping to ensure that the traffic goes around them and helping to prevent accidents. As a result, choosing an effective bike light is an important aspect of outfitting one’s bike. The best lights are rechargeable and offer riders a variety of brightness levels. In addition, good bike lights will possess a reputation for reliability and a solid attachment to the bicycle that can withstand the normal…
  • Top 5 Bike Shorts for Women

    Bicycles Buddy
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:29 am
    Bike shorts are more than just a fashionable piece of clothing for cyclists. Instead, they serve a vital role in protecting and soothing the cyclists’ body from the rigors of the bike ride. The best bike shorts for women are designed with the woman’s anatomy in mind in order to provide as much support as possible for her. The best bike shorts are made of quality material that helps to keep the skin dry, possess padding or design features that support the body and prevent rubbing and chafing, and come with liners that further offer support and comfort during the ride. Other…
 
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    ScarletFire Cycling

  • Cadence monitors for iPhone and Android smartphones.

    Al Thompson
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Detailed performance monitoring isn’t just for Garmin Edge users. Smartphone users can connect a range of devices via Bluetooth, to get the additional performance info like cadence and heart rate monitoring. Here’s a look at cadence monitors. Cadence monitor for a smartphone There seems to be a natural progression as people get into cycling, then discover the joys of looking at their data and using it to train more effectively. Most people tend to start out with their smartphone and then gradually…
  • Finally! Garmin users will get Strava segment synchronisation

    Al Thompson
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness The folks at Garmin must have been spiked with a common-sense potion. The new Garmin Edge 520 was announced last week, and with it, the news that we’ve probably all been waiting for – Garmin and Strava finally jumped into bed together! For the first time, it will be possible to quickly and simply select multiple Strava segments and use that data on your Garmin to race against either your own personal best, or the current KOM. New Edge 520 – with Strava Segments! Here’s the great news.
  • Evans Cycles discount code

    Al Thompson
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Evans Cycles seem to be receiving a lot more attention lately, probably to do with their TV ads during the ITV4 coverage of the Tour de France. If you’re looking for discount codes for Evans Cycles, look no further. Evans Cycles Discount Codes With the Tour de France all over the TV at the moment, cycling retailers all over the planet are falling over themselves to give us cyclists the best deals in a bid for a slice of our wallets. If there are no coupon codes for Evans Cycles showing below, please take a…
  • Tour de France 2015: bike shop TdF coupon codes and deals you don’t want to miss out on.

    Al Thompson
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Online competition is pretty fierce these days. With the massive rise of cycling over recent years, online cycling retailers are constantly marketing for our attention, and our cash.  So what better way to run a promo, than to tie it in with cycling’s greatest event, Le Tour de France? Fortunately for us mere consumers, it’s great news. We get to watch TdF on the telly, and grab some great bargains on bike bits or kit, so when they finally roll down the Champs-Élysées, the postie should be arriving…
  • Garmin want to terrify you into buying their new Varia bike radar system.

    Al Thompson
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Technology and cycling are having an interesting time at the moment. With companies keen to exploit an affluent market, innovation is everywhere. The new Garmin Varia is yet another gadget you never knew you needed. Or do you? I have to admit it. When I first saw the promo video for the Garmin Varia I actually thought it was some kind of April fool joke. Having seen the slick Garmin Edge videos with their cool After-Effects style graphic overlays, the Valeria ad feels much more low budget. The commentary seems…
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