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  • Comment of the Week: A little perspective on city rankings

    BikePortland.org » Front Page
    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Like best-guitarist-of-all-time rankings, best-bike-city rankings are mostly just for fun. But in a week when Portland reportedly got a serious demotion from the granddaddy of bike rankings, reader MaxD’s reaction probably spoke for a lot of us. Here it is: I am going to ride across the WIllamette, down Front>Kittredge>30> Saltzman where I will ride through the lovely, cool Forest Park to Skyline, descend Germantown, back over the Willamette with views of Mt Hood and Mt St Helens, and home via Willamette Blvd enjoying views of the river and the west hills. I would not rather be riding…
  • Mio Link Review

    Jarred's Cycling
    Jarred Gitz
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Mio Link is the newest iteration of optical heart rate monitors by Mio.  Although it technically doesn't replace the older Alpha (still for sale) it improves on the unit in pretty much every way possible.  Two caveats being decreased battery life and the lack of a screen but as I will discuss in my review both are for the better. So first off what is an optical heart rate monitor other than an expensive ass bracelet?  Well most runners are familiar with heart rate monitor straps which are worn around the chest while exercising to measure heart rate by its electrical…
  • Brake Hoods

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    Bike Noob
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    I’ve been riding the same road bike for more than six years now, and inevitably it’s going to show signs of wear and tear. But one area I didn’t expect to see problems is the brake hood. These are items we take for granted. They’re a comfortable place to rest our hands during our rides, and 80 percent or more of our ride time is spent grasping these rubber sheaths. So I was bothered awhile ago when my left brake hood started showing signs of wear. And tear. In fact, my first inkling that there was a problem was a small tear in the hood. It’s easy to see how the…
  • Banish the pre-ride faff

    BikeRadar.com Road
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Don’t waste time looking for your cycling socks when you could be out riding! Instead, follow these tips from former pro rider Ben Greenwood (Rapha Condor-Sharp, Team IG-Sigma Sport) to get from bed to shed at speed.1 Rise and shine As soon as your alarm goes off, get up. Once your feet hit the floor, that’s it, no turning back. The best trick is to put your alarm too far away for you to reach it from the bed. That way you either have to get up or listen to an annoying noise until you do. And don’t give yourself too short a time to get ready. Being awake 10 minutes earlier…
  • 9 signs the summer is coming to an end

    London Cyclist Blog
    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    No one likes to hear it, but summer is slowly ambling its way towards closure. The slowly ambling bit is important – there is still plenty of time to get out and enjoy some sunny rides, and these late season rides are absolutely golden – they’ll be the ones sitting in your memory until March 2015. Those who have been riding bikes for more than a year will be recognising the tell-tale signs that the tail end is near… here are some of the most prominent warnings that come as Autumn starts to arrive: 1) Arm warmers and leg warmers start to creep in. They aren’t…
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  • Gallery: 2014 Vuelta a Espana, stage 8

    VeloNews.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Racing against the sky (plus the heat, and the wind). Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com 1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.2014 Vuelta a Espana, stage 8: sky Racing against the sky (plus the heat, and the wind). Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2014 Vuelta a Espana, stage 8: break Elia Favilli and Javier Aramendia were the rabbits on stage 8. View Larger Image.2014 Vuelta a Espana, stage 8: hot The countryside looks nearly as parched as the peloton. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2014 Vuelta a Espana, stage 8: agua It was another thirsty day…
  • Results: 2014 GP de Plouay-Bretagne

    VeloNews.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    1. Lucinda BRAND, Rabo-liv, in 3:08:26 2. Marianne VOS, Rabo-liv, at :56 3. Pauline FERRAND PREVOT, Rabo-liv, at :56 4. Rossella RATTO, Estado de Mexico Faren, at :56 5. Anna VAN DER BREGGEN, Rabo-liv, at :56 6. Emma JOHANSSON, Orica-AIS, at :56 7. Elisa LONGO BORGHINI, HiTec Products, at :56 8. Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD, Boels Dolmans, at :56 9. Alena AMIALIUSIK, Astana-BePink, at :56 10. Tiffany CROMWELL, Specialized-lululemon, at :56 11. Audrey CORDON, HiTec Products, at 2:57 12. Roxane KNETEMANN, Rabo-liv, at 2:57 13. Megan GUARNIER, Boels Dolmans, at 2:57 14. Valentina SCANDOLARA, Orica-AIS,…
  • Lizzie Armitstead claims World Cup title as Lucinda Brand wins finale

    VeloNews.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Lucinda Brand solos to victory in the final round of the UCI World Cup. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThe Rabo-Liv squad swept the podium at the GP de Plouay on Saturday, putting Lucinda Brand on the top step, as Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) claimed the overall title in the 2014 UCI Women’s Road World Cup. The 121km race north of Plouay in Brittany was the final event in the series. Brand soloed to the win by nearly a minute ahead of teammates Marianne Vos and Pauline Ferrand Prevot, who crossed second and third, respectively. “I never believed I was actually going to win…
  • Garmin-Sharp puts its Vuelta eggs in Daniel Martin’s basket

    Andrew Hood
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp), shown crossing the line with the lead group on stage 4, is the team's best-placed man after eight stages. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comBAEZA, Spain (VN) — Garmin-Sharp is now putting all of its GC eggs in one basket in the form of Daniel Martin. The Irishman is the team’s sole survivor going into the second week of the Vuelta a España. Andrew Talansky started the Vuelta admittedly not in fighting form in his comeback from his emotional Tour de France exit, while Ryder Hesjedal, who had hoped for a strong GC performance, lost his options in a pair of…
  • Results: 2014 Vuelta a Espana, stage 8

    VeloNews.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    1. Nacer BOUHANNI, FDJ.fr, in 4:29:00 2. Michael MATTHEWS, Orica-GreenEdge, at :00 3. Peter SAGAN, Cannondale, at :00 4. John DEGENKOLB, Giant-Shimano, at :00 5. Greg HENDERSON, Lotto-Belisol, at :00 6. Robert WAGNER, Belkin, at :00 7. Kristian SBARAGLI, MTN-Qhubeka, at :00 8. Roberto FERRARI, Lampre-Merida, at :00 9. Tom BOONEN, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at :00 10. Jasper STUYVEN, Trek Factory Racing, at :00 11. Danilo WYSS, BMC Racing, at :00 12. Sébastien HINAULT, IAM Cycling, at :00 13. Damiano CARUSO, Cannondale, at :00 14. Michael Valgren ANDERSEN, Tinkoff-Saxo, at :00 15. Geoffrey…
 
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  • Bouhanni wins 8th Vuelta stage, Valverde leads (The Associated Press)

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Nacer Bouhanni of France won a windy eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday, while Alejandro Valverde kept the overall leader's red jersey. Strong winds divided the peloton over the final part of the 207-kilometer (128-mile) ride from Baeza to Albacete, but the stage led to no change among the race favorites. Bouhanni sprinted ahead of the pack and dipped his bike to the left at the last second to hold off Michael Matthews, who was about to overtake him at the finish line. ''I had come here looking for one win and now I have two.'' Valverde leads with Nairo Quintana 15 seconds behind.
  • Cycling-Road-Vuelta a Espana team classification after stage 8 (Reuters)

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Aug 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Team Classification Vuelta a Espana after Stage 8 on Saturday 1. Belkin(Netherlands) 93:37:53" 2. Movistar(Spain) +45" 3. Katusha(Russia) +2:28" 4. BMC Racing(United States) +2:36" 5. Omega Pharma - Quick-Step(Belgium) +5:22" 6. Cofidis(France) +5:23" 7. Tinkoff - Saxo(Russia) +7:26" 8. Astana(Kazakhstan) +7:46" 9. Garmin(United States) +8:25" 10. Lampre(Italy) +11:57"
  • Cycling-Road-Vuelta a Espana points classification after stage 8 (Reuters)

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Aug 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Points Classification Vuelta a Espana after Stage 8 on Saturday 1. John Degenkolb (Germany / Giant) 87 2. Nacer Bouhanni (France / FDJ.fr) 74 3. Michael Matthews (Australia / Orica) 71 4. Daniel Martin (Ireland / Garmin) 42 5. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) 38 6. Jasper Stuyven (Belgium / Trek) 34 7. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 32 8. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha) 32 9. Lloyd Mondory (France / AG2R) 31 10. Roberto Ferrari (Italy / Lampre) 30
  • Cycling-Road-Vuelta a Espana mountain classification after stage 8 (Reuters)

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Aug 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Vuelta a Espana after Stage 8 on Saturday 1. Lluis Mas (Spain / Caja Rural) 18 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 10 3. Jerome Cousin (France / Europcar) 10 4. Johann Tschopp (Switzerland / IAM Cycling) 8 5. Amets Txurruka (Spain / Caja Rural) 7 6. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) 6 7. Danilo Wyss (Switzerland / BMC Racing) 6 8. Winner Anacona (Colombia / Lampre) 5 9. Ryder Hesjedal (Canada / Garmin) 5 10. Pim Ligthart (Netherlands / Lotto) 5
  • Cycling-Road-Vuelta a Espana classification after stage 8 (Reuters)

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Aug 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Vuelta a Espana after Stage 8 on Saturday 1. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 31:21:20" 2. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar) +15" 3. Alberto Contador (Spain / Tinkoff - Saxo) +18" 4. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) +20" 5. Esteban Chaves (Colombia / Orica) +41" 6. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha) +45" 7. Robert Gesink (Netherlands / Belkin) +55" 8. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) +58" 9. Warren Barguil (France / Giant) +1:02" 10. Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / Belkin) +1:06" 11. Mikel Nieve (Spain / Team Sky) +1:09" 12. ...
 
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  • San Diego Cyclo-Vets Brings a Time Trial and Criterium to San Diego on September 20th & 21st

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    The SUMMER CLASSIC is here with a new course for a Time Trial in San Diego. On Saturday September 20th, Kearny Villa Road will be the venue for the SUMMER CLASSIC Time Trial which includes all categories and SCNCA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS for SUPER MASTERS 55+ women and 65+ men.
  • “Unstoppables” to Screen at Burbank International Film Festival

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Unstoppables’ is the amazing story of a group of incredible, passionate and socially committed Para-Olympic cyclists; a truly inspiring film, showing disabled and able-bodied individuals coexisting without barriers and stigmas, pushing themselves to the limit, taking life’s challenges head on and sharing a common purpose.
  • Photo Gallery & Report: Rim Nordic # 3

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    The Rim Nordic XC Series finished the main part of XC mountain bike racing in SoCal until next year for the 2014 season. The course for the last race of the series had the start loop that included a semi technical single-track back down to the start/finish area used for the other races and was 7.0 miles with about 950 ft gain per lap.
  • OutDoor Demo Kicks Off Interbike September 8-9

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, today announced the details behind two ride experiences happening at OutDoor Demo (ODD) 2014. Innovative Timing is back for the 3rd straight year and will be managing The Bootleg Challenge at OutDoor Demo, and Ride 2 Recovery returns for another powerful road ride alongside some of our nation’s wounded veterans and industry attendees.
  • SoCalCycling.com’s Fun Ride & Gran Fondo Calendar is Heating Up for Fall

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    As Summer winds down and we head into Fall, this is a perfect time of year to ride in some of the great Fun Rides and Gran Fondos that are coming up!
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    Bike World News

  • 2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 8 Results

    Ron Callahan
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    France's Nacer Bouhanni claimed the eighth stage of the Vuelta a Espana with a perfectly timed sprint on Saturday. The post 2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 8 Results appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New money and initiatives on tap for USA Cycling Professional Cyclocross Calendar

    Ron Callahan
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:11 pm
    The 2014-15 edition of the USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) begins on Sept. 6 and runs through Jan. 4, and will once again feature a $40,000 prize purse to be split between the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Daryl Impey cleared to return to racing

    Ron Callahan
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ORICA-GreenEDGE has received confirmation that Daryl Impey is fully eligible to ride after being cleared of all allegations. The post Daryl Impey cleared to return to racing appeared first on Bike... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Alejandro Valverde stays in Vuelta GC lead after stage seven

    Ron Callahan
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Alejandro Valverde collects third leader jersey in Vuelta a España after lumpy, dangerous ride to Alcaudete The post Alejandro Valverde stays in Vuelta GC lead after stage seven appeared first on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Alberto Contador retains third place after 7th stage of Vuelta a Espana

    Ron Callahan
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Tinkoff-Saxo’s Alberto Contador finished 9th in the bunch and preserved his energy for Sunday’s mountain top finish and thereby remained third overall. The post Alberto Contador retains third place... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Vuelta’14 St.8: Bouhanni Blows Into Albacete

    Edmond Hood
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    On a day which could so easily have been the dreaded ‘boring sprinter stage’ the race detonated in the last 30 minutes with echelons, splits and a savage finale which saw Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni (F des J) the sharpest and fastest – going from 300 metres out to take his second stage of this race and his fifth Grand Tour Stage of 2014 after his Giro triple. Despite Sky, BMC and Tinkoff using their heaviest artillery in the closing kilometres the GC remains unchanged. Stage Eight from Baeza to Albacete and at 207 kilometres the longest stage of the race. Baeza is a beautiful historic…
  • Travel: Guadeloupe Cycling Culture is Tops

    PEZ Crew
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    We usually think of Europe when it comes to cyclist-friendly people and cultures, a completely different experience than what we get at home in North America. But Guadeloupe is much closer to home, and as we recently discovered, is also home to a people who absolutely love cyclists, and cycling. - Words & Photos by Dan Chabanov – As an American bike racer I’m well aware of the daily struggle that is simply sharing the road with other human beings. In the US when you get on a bike, people in cars stop seeing you as a person and more like a mailbox. They don’t really want to hit…
  • Vuelta’14 St.7: De Marchi De Winner!

    Gordan Cameron
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Race Report: Italy’s Alessandro De Marchi has taken a step up from his most aggressive rider’s award at the Tour de France by getting onto the top step as a stage winner at the Vuelta. De Marchi was in a four-man escape and was the strongest, going solo to the line. Behind, Chris Froome had a down-and-up day … from the tarmac to the time bonus. The opening salvos on the stage involve a big break trying to go clear (including Garmin-Sharp’s David Millar, and Caja Rural’s Luis Leon Sanchez), some solo attacking (Matthias Krizek from Cannondale), a rash of punctures…
  • Vuelta’14 St.6: Valverde The Victor!

    Alastair Hamilton
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Race Report: Everyone was saying this stage would be the first form pointer for the top men in this years Vuelta a España, and so it was, up to a point. Alejandro Valverde took the day, but the Vuelta is still wide open. The peloton was all together for the final 4.6 up hill kilometers and the names we expected to see where all represented. Valverde, Rodriguez, Froome, Contador and Quintana fought out the last ramps and Valverde had the best jump of the group. Stage, combativity jersey and the overall all went to the Movistar man, but its still early days. The Course The 167 kilometer stage…
  • Hot Vuelta EuroTrash!

    Alastair Hamilton
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    Lots of EuroTrash action in the heat of Spain and we catch up with all the comments, results and video from la Vuelta. In other cycling news: We preview the GP Ouest France-Plouay, more transfer news, ciao Alfredo Martini and we take the ice bucket challenge to cool down. TOP STORY: Still No Alonso Team! Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso’s manager Luis Garcia Abad has told the Spanish website Biciciclismo that they have asked the UCI for a WorldTour license, but that no riders have been contracted or contacted. He insists that: “I can’t contract anybody until October 1st because it would…
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  • 9 signs the summer is coming to an end

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    No one likes to hear it, but summer is slowly ambling its way towards closure. The slowly ambling bit is important – there is still plenty of time to get out and enjoy some sunny rides, and these late season rides are absolutely golden – they’ll be the ones sitting in your memory until March 2015. Those who have been riding bikes for more than a year will be recognising the tell-tale signs that the tail end is near… here are some of the most prominent warnings that come as Autumn starts to arrive: 1) Arm warmers and leg warmers start to creep in. They aren’t…
  • Folding bikes unpacked

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    I recently came across a colleague on the way to work, who usually rides a pretty nice BMC road bike. However, the road bike had been replaced with a green and yellow Brompton. Lycra was swapped for jeans and the handle-bar chewing replaced with a relaxed lean-back style of riding that was entirely out of character. A folding  bike, for the majority of people, is about convenience – getting where you want to go on time, with the least hassle possible. Unless you’re entering an event such as the London Nocturne Folding Bike Race, or Bromption World Championship, you”ll…
  • Pocket High Street: The anti-Amazon saviour of the high street

    Andreas
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I sat down on a sunny day in Lord’s Tavern with Alex Schlagman, co-founder of Pocket High Street and owner of this very orange bicycle. His London based startup has created an app that allows cyclists to type in an item they’re looking for and then get prices in London’s bike shops. They can then buy the item via the app and pick it up on their commute home. Perhaps even smarter than that, the app has a feed of potential products you might like. As you add products to your wish list and swipe away those you don’t like, it can learn from your preferences and show you…
  • Mount your iPhone 5 or 5S to your bike handlebars

    Andreas
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I don’t know if you know this, but on London Cyclist we’ve got a bit of thing for chatting about smartphones and bikes: iPhone apps for cyclists Using GPS on your Android or iPhone Tigra iPhone 5 bike mount Cycling apps for Android Up until very recently, we even sold iPhone bike mounts in our eShop. Sadly, we’ve closed the eShop, but the obsession continues. Today, I want to chat about a mount by Tigra for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5. With the help of my full time blogging assistant (my unpaid sister Nikki) I filmed this quick video that shows the mount in action: The…
  • The best cycling shorts for men and women

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you’re going to be spending a fair amount of time in the saddle, a good pair of cycling shorts will definitely make a big difference to your comfort. While lycra on the bike is not a ‘must have’, it’s a popular choice because the tight, figure hugging material won’t bunch and cause chafing, and it wicks sweat away from your body, whilst also being fast drying. What to look for? The most important thing to look for in cycling shorts is a quality chamois. The chamois gets its name from original pads, which were made from real chamois leather inserts. These…
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  • BSNYC Product Review: State Bicycle Co. Saturday Deluxe

    BikeSnobNYC
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Hello!Before anything else, let it be known that after today I will not be posting until Thursday, September 4th, at which point I will resume regular updates.Happy Labouring Day and all of that.Also, it's extremely important that during that time you buy a hat!It's only the greatest bike riding hat ever made, that's all.  (And yes, we're talking about augmenting the hat offerings somehow, but whether that means different colors or adding an integrated fan remains to be seen.)Meanwhile, the holiday may be nigh, but I put the "pro" in "non-productive," so in the meantime I'm pleased to…
  • My Trip To Colorado Part III: The Search for The Empire Who Strikes Back Against the Return of the Electric Boogaloo

    BikeSnobNYC
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Well, evidently I've dug a narrative hole for myself, because it's Wednesday and I'm still writing about this trip to Colorado.So let's see if I can claw my way out.Here's Part I.Here's Part II.Today will constitute Part III, and after that I will never, ever speak of this trip again.So where was I?  Oh, right, heading down that hill for the millionth time:Once again I walked, because it was broad daylight, and because I planned to check out some of the IMBA Summit action, after which I was ostensibly supposed to give some sort of talk--or, as the schedule put it:4:45-6 Bike Snob NYC…
  • IMBA World Summit Part II: IMBA World Summit Part II

    BikeSnobNYC
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Yesterday I presented Part I of my trip to Steamboat Springs, CO for the IMBA World Summit.You are now about to read, gloss over, or altogether ignore Part II.  Then, tomorrow, I will conclude the series with Part III, since Wednesday seems like the perfect day to finish a story about a trip to Colorado.[And no, I did not use marijuana during my trip to Colorado, because I do not like experiencing feelings of paranoia and psychosis while completely surrounded by hairy strangers and giant mountains.  So stop asking.]After Wednesday, if history is any indication, it will be Thursday,…
  • BSNYC Field Trip: Prelude to the IMBA World Summit (Part I of XXXVI)

    BikeSnobNYC
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    First of all, before anything else, I've got BIG NEWS!Remember my hats?Remember also how they were so amazing that everybody wanted one and so they were sold out for awhile?  Well, the nimble-fingered elves at Walz Caps have sewn up a whole bunch more, so order yours now and stop being such a bareheaded loser!("'Bareheaded loser?'  Fuck you!"--Tom Danielson)By the way, I know you're going to think I'm full of it, but may GOD STRIKE ME DEAD if this isn't the best bike-riding hat I've ever worn:(Disclosure: Model has been airbrushed to appear more attractive.)When I think of all the…
  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz and Out-Of-Office Announcement!

    BikeSnobNYC
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    As I've mentioned repeatedly, I'm headed out to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the IMBA "World Smit:"If you're unfamiliar with IMBA, they're a boutique company who make custom decals for Subarus.This means that after today I won't be posting again until Monday, August 25th, at which point I will return to relate my experiences to you:I can't promise that there won't be an additional small break after that so I can dump the last few shovelfuls of dirt over summer's coffin, but then again I can't promise that there will be, either.Read that last sentence again and it still won't make any…
 
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  • Cross Mountain Gorge.

    MC
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
    Around about this time of year the last of the water 'dries up', meaning that free-run rivers drop too low to float, and dam releases get curtailed for umpteen reasons.If it weren't for an upcoming Grand Canyon trip for which I feel ill-prepared, I'd be OK with letting boating season end and riding season begin.But because of said looming trip, I badgered Stevie and Greg into paddling on Tuesday, despite the fact that flows were tanking all over the state.  Ultimately Stevie had to bail but Greg pressed for Cross Mountain Gorge of the Yampa, which turned out to be a great call.We rode…
  • Flashback: 2002.

    MC
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    In the 2002 Iditarod Trail Invitational I was racing, ravenous, and had just left the native coastal village of Shaktoolik with a fresh resupply.  We use the post offices as our checkpoints in that race, meaning that we ship whatever we think we might need a few weeks in advance.  Back then you never knew if the villages would have stores, if/when you’d arrive, if/when they’d be open, what they’d have (or not) on the shelves, etc.  One year I arrived at the village store in Koyuk to find a pallet of Nutter Butter cookies (one of my all-time favorites) front and…
  • Things don't always have to be so black and white.

    MC
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Except when it, uh, makes sense for them to.New bike time.  Most important thing to remember is that any fatbike, for me, is always going to be meant for snow ~90% of the time.  I may get a wild hair to do something requiring added float in the non-snow months, but those trips are the exception, and pretty much any geometry will work on soft, unfrozen surfaces.Key word above = geometry.  I had a custom frame built because although everyone seems to make a fatbike these days, none of them come anywhere close to geometry that really, truly works on snow.  99.9% of the…
  • Fabric of the cosmos.

    MC
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Every few months I get a wild hair to fiddle with astrophotogeekery.  There are heaps of tutorials online to get you in the vague arena of the shot you're after, but in the end you have to get out and make a lot of mistakes while shorting yourself on sleep in order to get anything unique.The beauty of this niche of photogeeking is that you can never know exactly what you'll end up with--too many variables, too few of them controllable.The bummer of this niche is that I'm already chronically sleep deprived, and another hobby to get OCD about after dark isn't going to help.Last weekend I…
  • Christmas in July.

    MC
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:57 pm
    After two months of stunning heat, single digit humidity, and trail surfaces the consistency of (deep) baby powder, the monsoons have arrived.  Yes, arrived--and brought with them triple digit humidity, ball-bearings-on-concrete trails, and sketchy new ruts seemingly whenever you let the bike run.I'll take it.  All of it. Nice to have the change--feels like a gift relative to what came before.Please enjoy a quick edit of 'where I go when the day has gotten long and I only have an hour to burn...". 
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  • Power sprints – Your Secret Weapon to Powerful Attacks

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Have you ever tried to launch an attack in a cycling race or maybe even an attempt to make a race-winning move? If you have, you have probably also experienced the most likely scenario: the other riders closes the gap without struggling, because your attempt lacks power.How can you learn the skill to make more powerful race-winning moves? If we take a look at the initial phase of your attack, all you need to focus on is neural strength. If you watch a power meter file from your most powerful attempts, you are very likely above 1000Watts or even higher.Such efforts require activation of all…
  • The #1 Way to Achieve Better Performance

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

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

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

    Jesper Bondo Medhus
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    VO2 max is widely regarded as the best indicator of cardio-respiratory performance and plays a pivotal role in the success of every endurance athlete.Runners, triathletes, rowers, swimmers and, of course, cyclists should all spend time optimizing their VO2 max (also known as their maximal oxygen consumption), especially if they want to end up standing on the podium.Athletes who perform at the crucial moments in their sports produce oxygen consumption that is extremely close to their VO2 max and those with the highest VO2 max tend to end up winning much more than others.It is impossible to…
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    Citizen Rider

  • One in the bottle and a bunch of drafts

    cafiend
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    When it comes to beer I'm drawn to the dark side. This bottle of porter fit neatly in my rack pack for the ride home from work.A series of sluggish awakenings and headlong sprints to work have worn me down with two commutes still remaining. But on the ride home I kept getting passed by strings of traffic pulling powerful columns of air. The waves off each vehicle would lift and pull me, one after another as they went by. Labor Day weekend traffic seems light by holiday standards, but most of it seemed to be going my way and a lot of it was towing trailers. No one passed alarmingly…
  • Who ordered the toad pancakes and then didn't finish?

    cafiend
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    This drifted up by the basement door to the shop. Strange to see that big a toad in what passes for an urban parking lot in these parts. This ain't Florida.Sad as this death is, and it is, it is also mysterious. Why did the toad cross the parking lot?
  • Musing about wheeled pedestrians

    cafiend
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:57 pm
    The wheeled pedestrian definition of a cyclist is as an exclusively recreational rider. I get the sense this is viewed with contempt and perhaps even alarm as the recreational cyclists generate all the negative effects suffered by bike riders, while the virtuous, hard-working non-cyclist riders toil in obscurity, waiting for the motoring public to be see that there has never been anything to fear.The term "wheeled pedestrian" must be a calculated contradiction to the concept of vehicular cyclist. But for me it conjures up uncomfortable visions of riders on sidewalks, threading among the real…
  • Should I feel guilty?

    cafiend
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Yet again I see an article drawing the distinction between "cycling" and "riding a bike." As advocates of everyday bike use try to attract participants by differentiating between cyclists and bike riders I get more than a little sense that those of us who wear the shorts, the shoes, the helmets and even moderate, solid-colored jersies because they are more efficient for our particular route and conditions are somehow part of the problem rather than contributing to the solution of putting bike riding into the main stream of transportation (yes, and recreation) options.Let the thought process…
  • Pedal Assist

    cafiend
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    Sunday was the fifth day of bike commuting for the week. It happened to follow a short night's sleep, and not the first such night this week. Shop hours start later on Sundays. I like to take a longer, more peaceful ride in the extra time. But every alternate route involves steeper, taller hills. Time for some pedal assistance: drugs.A couple of ibuprofen took the edge off.No rail cars were out on the trail. Recreational traffic was light. It grew a bit heavier closer to town. About 30 teenage girls in running shorts and sports bras came trotting out in two closely-separated groups. I…
 
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    Cyclelicious

  • Friday wrap-up: Asthma, Ride Every Road, elevation

    Richard Masoner
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Note: San Jose Bike Train rolls next Wednesday, February 3, 2014 at 8 AM from Diridon Station. This last week I experienced my worst asthma attack in 30 years. It wasn’t particularly intense or scary, but it did lay me out for an extended period of time. After breathing treatments and some stronger medication with exciting new side effects, I’m finally feeling close to normal for the first time in about 10 days today. Ride Every Road While I recovered earlier this week, I dug into my Ride Every Road efforts. I endeavor to Ride Every Road in the cities of Santa Clara, CA (240 miles…
  • Gravel riding with Tom Ritchey

    Richard Masoner
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Tom Ritchey grew up in the hills west of Palo Alto. As a teen he joined Jobst Brandt on his insane dirt road adventures all around the Bay Area on public and private roads. In this modern day video, we see Ritchey continues this Bay Area road-on-dirt tradition. Peninsula cyclists will recognize the roads in this video. The Ride – with Tom Ritchey from Tom Ritchey on Vimeo. Another local legend, Ray Holser, kept diaries of those rides with Jobst and Ritchey, excerpts of which he now posts to the web. July 11, 1982 Riders: Jobst, Ray, Ted Mock, Peter Johnson, Jan Causey, Bob ?, Tom…
  • Bay Area Bike Share approaches one year anniversary

    Richard Masoner
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    San Francisco Bay Area Bike Share opened for business on August 29, 2014. I’m looking into the usage data over the past year and I’ll give my perspectives on what I find about usage in the South Bay. Bay Area Bike Share (BABS) is the regional bike share system for the cities of San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose. Something like 90% of trips have been logged in San Francisco, which has 50% of stations. Pili Mayora used the open data provided by BABS to create a video showing the most popular routes in San Francisco for each hour of the day. My…
  • Bicycles and Caltrain electrification

    Richard Masoner
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The Joint Powers Board that governs Caltrain has started the process of planning for electrification, which they anticipate will start in 2019. They’re taking public comment on bike car capacity, among many many other items under consideration. Caltrain ridership has doubled over the past five years, and they anticipate another doubling over the next decade. Because commute time trains are now packed wall to wall to 125% capacity, the board wants to increase capacity with electrification, which allows more capacity and more frequent service over the current diesel sets they currently…
  • The solution to traffic danger? Make it faster!

    Richard Masoner
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    I was Just Riding Along at Lincoln Street from Benton Street in Santa Clara’s Central Business District Wednesday evening when I heard a horrific sounding crash just three blocks away on Benton at Monroe. A moment later, I heard several sirens converging on the area. KRON talks with a nearby resident with his proposals to improve traffic safety at this intersection. The man in this story, David Dittman, lives on Monroe just a block off of Benton, where the collision happened when somebody (I don’t know who) violated the other driver’s right of way, resulting in an overturned…
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    BikeRadar.com Road

  • Banish the pre-ride faff

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Don’t waste time looking for your cycling socks when you could be out riding! Instead, follow these tips from former pro rider Ben Greenwood (Rapha Condor-Sharp, Team IG-Sigma Sport) to get from bed to shed at speed.1 Rise and shine As soon as your alarm goes off, get up. Once your feet hit the floor, that’s it, no turning back. The best trick is to put your alarm too far away for you to reach it from the bed. That way you either have to get up or listen to an annoying noise until you do. And don’t give yourself too short a time to get ready. Being awake 10 minutes earlier…
  • Dedacciai Super Scuro Evoluzione review

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Dedacciai’s original Scuro was the Italian company’s flagship lightweight race chassis. Later versions saw weight reduced further, and there are now two separate versions. The more expensive Super Scuro RC has a traditional seatpost, while the Super Scuro Evoluzione we’re testing has an ISP. This is an integrated seatpost that you cut to fit and which comes with a dedicated head to mount the saddle.Highs: Stunning frame, snappy handling and accelerationLows: Not as well equipped as its peersBuy if: You want a bike with excitement by the bucket loadThe frame combines a deeply…
  • Argon 18 launches Nitrogen aero road and Krypton Xroad gravel bikes

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Argon 18 Nitrogen is the first aero road bike from the Canadian bike designer and forms part of an overhauled 2015 range that will be used by the Bora-Argon 18 Continental pro team next season.The Nitrogen is built to uphold Argon 18's 'Optimal Balance' mantra of light weight, rigidity and comfort with the added benefit of enhanced aerodynamics. The company has been producing carbon frames since 2001 and this experience has led to a lay-up that's stiff where it's needed for power transfer while maintaining compliance to reduce road buzz. Argon 18 claims this balance means no sacrifices…
  • Friday Five-a-side: this week's best new gear

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s the end of yet another week – and that means it's time for another installment of our Friday Five-a-side round up of the most interesting bits and pieces of road cycling and mountain biking gear that have recently landed on our doorstep.Take a closer look at what we'll be testing in the upcoming weeks and months.New mountain bike gearENVE Carbon Mountain forkRiders interested in building up an lightweight rigid singlespeed or short-track race demon take note: ENVE’s all-carbon mountain bike fork is now available.  The rigid fork, intended for…
  • Neilpryde Nazare2 aero road bike launched at Eurobike

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Neilpryde's original Nazare – formerly the Alize – used a combination of truncated airfoils and clever tube shapes to make it one of the lightest, stiffest aero road bikes around when it launched in 2011. Rather than being an evolution of that design, the Nazare2 is a whole new bike. Neilpryde says it's lighter, stiffer and faster, and that it offers up to 20 per cent better performance than its predecessor at 40km per hour.Made from Neilpryde's C6.9 carbon, the overall look of the frame is cleaner, with the previously sharp lines created by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for the…
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    Twenty Nine Inches

  • MRP “Stage” 29 Fork: Final Review

    Guitar Ted
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    MRP “Stage” 29 Fork: Final Review- by Guitar Ted The MRP Stage fork, a new model from MRP for 2014, has been worked over for the entire Summer and with all the trail rides I’ve done on it in the Mid-West here, I can give you my final verdict on this black, long legged 29″er suspension device. The Mid-Term update can be found by clicking HERE, by the way. The MRP Stage Fork on my Singular Cycles Buzzard It wasn’t all that long ago that having a 140mm travel 29″er fork was unheard of. Now we have several choices, (and new ones being introduced at Eurobike…
  • Eurobike ’14: American Classic Introduces New Hubs

    c_g
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    EUROBIKE 2014 – Breaking News – AMERICAN CLASSIC!- by c_g American Classic’s new RS-1 compatible hub Of course we are at EUROBIKE for you, attending the word’s biggest trade show with myriads of news. While the main bulk of what we have seen and will be seeing the next days will be covered with a bit of time delay – due to traveling and compiling the info – here comes some hot news from our friends at AMERICAN CLASSIC. Theyw showed us some news for all those who had been hoping for more wheel/hub options for the ROCK SHOX RS-1 and their beloved fat bikes. Yes – AMERICAN…
  • FSA Afterburner Hydraulic Brakes: Mid Term

    Grannygear
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    With our OOB article here and the First Impressions here, we are solidly into Mid Term territory now.  I ended up with two sets of Afterburners.  I had noted a slight tendency to ‘pump up’ after a lever pull so that the next brake application did not have the same feel at the lever.  Then, if the brake was not used for a minute or two, it would be back to normal.  I did not feel this right away, but over time it was annoying.  It turns out that I had an early set of brakes that were pre-production and the issue was a known one that had been corrected as the brakes came to…
  • Endura Xtract Jacket: Final Review

    Guitar Ted
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Endura Xtract Jacket: Final Review- by Guitar Ted The Endura Xtract Jacket has been bouncing around with me all Summer long, and now it is time to give my final words on this packable jacket. My First Impressions can be found HERE. Now let’s go ahead and see how this jacket held up for the past three plus months. The Xtract Jacket came in handy a few times. This jacket was a great little bundle of “insurance” for me on almost every ride I did ever since the testing period began back in May. While I didn’t have to use it very often, it manifested itself as being a very…
  • WTB Trailblazer 27.5 X 2.8″ Tires: Exclusive B+ Review Intro

    c_g
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    WTB Trailblazer 27.5 X 2.8″ Tires: Exclusive B+ Review Intro- by c_g An OS Bikes Blackbuck with the Trailblazer 2.8″ B+ tires Editor’s Note: We’ve been aware of the so-called “B+” concept for a few years now. It takes the idea of fat bikes, 29+, and your standard 29″er and fits it all together on a 27.5″ rim which comes out to be just shy of 29″ in diameter. Confused? Don’t be. The crew of TNI.com has their hands on the first samples given to any media to help you understand this concept. Here we have our German contributor, c_g, who…
 
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    Fat Cyclist

  • Racing the LT100 with the Queen of Pain: Race Nutrition Tips and Unveiling “Rusch to Glory”

    fatty
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    A Note from Fatty: Today’s post includes about an hour of video, which should give you plenty to digest over the long Labor Day weekend. After this post, we’ll resume The Hammer’s story  on Tuesday. Wednesday morning was bright and sunny-not a cloud in the sky. The weather reflected my mood…which was fantastic! Why? That was the day Elden said he’d be finishing up his project at work –which would mean he could do a little more playing and relaxing. Also, this was the day we would be checking out of the Super 8 and checking in to our huge party house! About ten months ago,…
  • Racing the LT100 with the Queen of Pain: Pipeline, St Kevens, and Setting Up Your Bike

    fatty
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    The alarm went off early Monday morning and we headed back to Rebecca’s house–she couldn’t seem to get rid of us! She made coffee for us and we made her our scrambled eggs whites again. (Yes, that’s what we really eat for breakfast pretty much every day.) Then we parted ways with Elden. He needed to go back to the hotel; he was on deadline for a report due at work. The Power of the Pipeline Rebecca and I headed to the site of the Pipeline aid station. This aid station is located about 25 miles into the race. When you get here the first time, you’ve survived the first couple…
  • Racing the Leadville 100 with The Queen of Pain: Day 2 of The Leadville Experience – Climbing the Powerline

    fatty
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    A Note from Fatty: By now it should be pretty obvious that The Hammer and I are both pretty big fans of The Queen of Pain. As such, we are going to be heading out to the second annual Rebecca’s Private Idaho this weekend to hang out and ride with her.  If you can make it happen, you should too. It’ll be a great chance to have a great ride, and to meet  — and I don’t just mean “meet” in the “meet and greet” kind of way, but actually talk and hang out with — Reba.  So. Register here. And we’ll see you there. Of Course It Starts With Egg Whites Early Sunday morning, we…
  • Racing the Leadville 100 with The Queen of Pain: Day 1 of The Leadville Experience

    fatty
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    A Note from Fatty: I expect that training and racing with a pro is something most cyclists think about at some point: what do they know the rest of us don’t? How do they prepare for a race? And most importantly: what’s it like to actually race with a pro? Lisa — aka The Hammer — got the opportunity to find all of these things out at the Leadville Trail 100 this year; she was mentored through the race by four-time LT100 winner Rebecca Rusch, aka The Queen of Pain. I’ve asked The Hammer to tell not just her story of the race day, but of the events leading up to it.  Along the way,…
  • 2014 Leadville 100 Race Report, Part 6: Finish Lines

    fatty
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    I have tried, over and over, to understand why Leadville has such a grip on me. Part of it is the place. Part of it is the tradition. Part of it is the incredible drama in three acts it seems to naturally create. But a big part of it — a part I had never really thought about until just now when I needed an introduction to this chapter of my story — is the finish lines. Yes, finish lines. Plural.  Every year when I race the Leadville 100, the phrase, “If I can just make it to…” runs through my brain.  …If I can just make it to the bottom of Powerline… …If I can just…
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    Bike Noob

  • Brake Hoods

    Bike Noob
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    I’ve been riding the same road bike for more than six years now, and inevitably it’s going to show signs of wear and tear. But one area I didn’t expect to see problems is the brake hood. These are items we take for granted. They’re a comfortable place to rest our hands during our rides, and 80 percent or more of our ride time is spent grasping these rubber sheaths. So I was bothered awhile ago when my left brake hood started showing signs of wear. And tear. In fact, my first inkling that there was a problem was a small tear in the hood. It’s easy to see how the…
  • A Morning Quickie

    Bike Noob
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    No — not that kind of quickie. I’m talking about getting your day started with a short ride. It was my wife’s idea. She had  a big day coming up at work, and wanted to ride to clear her head. I didn’t have to start at work until 10 a.m., so I was happy to volunteer to ride with her. All we had to do was make sure we were ready on time. Not too tough to do in our house these days. We have two dogs, and our beagle is always ready for her breakfast at 5:30 a.m. Trouble is, the beagle eats only one meal a day, and it’s not breakfast. But I rolled out of bed to feed…
  • A Dandy Rest Stop

    Bike Noob
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Our Sunday club ride was going to head to Kyle, but when I arrived at the start, I found out there would be a small change. “I have to pick up something from my office,” said Maggie, who works at the hospital in Kyle. “You don’t mind a little detour, do you?” “Not at all,” I said, figuring that any variation from our usual routes would be a nice change. Four of us B riders headed out toward Kyle (“The Second Largest City in Hays County,” according to its website) on a route that took us through Buda and out on a nice no-traffic rural road…
  • Deer Flies and Fire Ants

    Bike Noob
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    If you ride for any length of time, you’re bound to have an encounter with bees. But sometimes, inhabitants of the insect world can be other types — and cause even more discomfort than a bee sting. While pedaling beside a stormwater runoff basin during the week, I felt a sharp stinging sensation in my right arm — as though a red-hot needle had just pricked the surface of my skin. I couldn’t react right away, because the path took a turn into some woods and I needed to concentrate on my line. But shortly after, I looked down at my arm and saw a deer fly just sitting…
  • Discovering New Routes

    Bike Noob
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:25 pm
    I’m in the middle of a two-week break before classes resume, and I’ve been getting out on the bike almost every day. Now, in my area, that could lead to a lot of repetition of routes. In fact, some cycling friends have complained about getting bored riding the same few routes over and over. We’re somewhat constrained, geographically. There aren’t many roads to the west of us. To go south, we can take only one road. Going east or southeast is okay, although our route options are limited there, too…but we use those roads more often. A rugged creek valley blocks off…
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    Urban Velo

  • Bike Friendly Cities – Video Series

    Scott Spitz
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Earlier in the week we posted an uncut interview with Mikale Colville-Anderson on the ideas of Copenhagenize. This video contains excerpts from the interview as a new series by the people at WeLoveCycling who are showcasing bike friendly cities around the world. Then content for Copenhagen is up now and more cities are soon to follow. “…It was a pleasure to talk with famous urban mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen. Or with Morten Kabell, head of Copenhagen’s Technical and Environmental Administration. And we’re sure you will love the wizards from bike repair shops or the…
  • Bike Hack: Presta Valve Adapter

    Krista Carlson
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Obviously.
  • Sun Strap – Solar Charger

    Scott Spitz
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I love the cycling related possibilities of this sun strap solar charger. Not only does it eliminate the need to search for an outlet, hanging out while your device boosts power, but you can also power up and charge while still riding. It probably has sufficient applications in a rural setting, but I imagine using it on centuries, weekend cycle camping trips, and just longer rides in general where you need to stay connected, but would rather keep rolling. The research group hopes to ship first runs of the strap charger to initial backers by December of this year. Base level backing starts at…
  • M Lock iPhone Bike Mount

    Scott Spitz
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Studio Proper recently released this anodized aluminum iPhone bike mount, corresponding with it’s M Lock iPhone case. The mount allows for quick installation, adjustable range of views and secures the phone via high powered magnets. The mount retails for around $60 while the case runs at $30. Buy them both here.
  • I Love Riding in the City – Dr. Hank

    I Love Riding in the City
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    NAME: Dr Hank Morrill LOCATION: Charlotte, NC OCCUPATION: Dog Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city? I live in the great neighborhood of Plaza Midwood here in the Queen City of North Carolina. Riding in the city can be hairy, but mostly I cruise the quiet side streets (of which there are plenty), and I love barking at the other dogs and squirrels as I cruise by with my people. What was your favorite city to ride in, and why? Previously I had lived in The Minne-Apple, and I really like that. Plenty of dog parks to bike to, etc. That is my only basis for comparison.
 
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    Bike Hugger

  • Stretching Tubulars

    Byron
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Hutchison Mamba being stretched Spent a rainy, holiday weekend morning stretching tubulars. It was like wax on and wax off. First the stretched Hutch tire was moved to a new set of ENVEs we’re demoing, and another tire put on the stretching rim. It’s these routines, that lead to September, when kids go back to school, road season ends, and CX begins. It’s a return to what we know, which is a return to things we have grown to love and trust. Mamba on an ENVE rim Like the barrier drills practiced in a school yard, stretching a tubular is a return to a structure that gives room…
  • If Bikes Are Transportation, Protect Us

    Byron
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Ours is a click-based economy, that values the comment and traffic, no matter the content or context. I asked and they responded and hoping other media does too. I was told once by a journalist that there’s not enough staff to moderate, so hey turn the comments off on topics like this… That active thread isn’t going to save an old-media business model. @Q13FOXKiggins @Q13FOX suggest you turn comments off or moderate them on stories like this. thanks.— byron@bikehugger (@bikehugger) August 29, 2014 This time is for family, friends, and colleagues to grieve over the…
  • Mark V to Meet the Queen of Pain

    Byron
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Idaho-type gravel While I wrapped up road season this week and starting CX, @OriginalMarkV is gonna get to know @thequeenofpain and gravel @RRPrivateIdaho.— byron@bikehugger (@bikehugger) August 29, 2014 And if you read Mark’s last gravel report from Issue 13, if you doesn’t find proper Chinese food, it’s gonna be a long day. Before accepting the challenge to ride in an Idaho you don’t know, we checked! I have this thing for eating Chinese food the night before big cycling events. Not crap Chinese food that you find at Panda Express-wannabees in mall food courts,…
  • The Future of Helmets

    Mark V
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    2015 could be the Year of the Helmet. In the past two decades since in-mould hardshell construction has become commonplace in helmets like the Giro Hammerhead, the only other design feature to have a comparable influence on helmet construction has been the RocLoc strap, an auxiliary support that snugs under the wearer’s occipital bone. The RocLoc, largely copied by all the major brands, greatly increased the range of head sizes and shapes that could be adequately worn by a single helmet mould. But on a high-end helmet costing more than $200, a fit that is just adequate isn’t…
  • Huggacast Shorts: Pivot Vault CX

    Byron
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    A slideshow from the Pivot CX photos, taken with a Sony A7R, and of a bike we recommend.
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    The Cleanest Line

  • Delta Dawn

    Kasey
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    By Pete McBride On an unusual Monday in March in the hamlet of San Luis Río Colorado, in the Mexican state of Sonora, hundreds of people gathered below a bridge that spans the dry channel of the Colorado River. The polka-beat of Ranchero music mixed with the sound of laughter across the sandy basin. It was a party of all ages and everyone waited for the guest of honor: agua. Editor's note: In 2011, Patagonia's environmental campaign, Our Common Waters, explored the need to balance human water needs with those of animals and plants. One of the most powerful stories to come out of that…
  • Greenland Vertical Sailing 2014 – Part 1, Warming up in Uummannaq and 24 hours on the wall

    Kasey
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    By Nico Favresse, photos by the Wild Bunch   July 15, 2014—We are off again on an exciting adventure! Reverend Captain Bob Shepton is very excited to have the Wild Bunch—Sean Villanueva, Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and I—back on board the Dodo’s Delight for some jamming and big walls. Already four years have passed since our last expedition in Greenland with captain Bob. This time though we brought more musical instruments, more fishing equipment and more whiskey for our captain, all of which we hope will help us with our new assignment: testing the acoustics of some massive big…
  • Trying to Be Responsible – Patagonia Environmental & Social Initiatives 2014

    Kasey
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    By Jim Little We just finished our 2014 Environmental & Social Initiatives booklet and would love to share it with you. In it you’ll find a pretty comprehensive accounting of everything Patagonia did this year to conduct ourselves in an environmentally and socially conscious manner. The booklet includes stories about our efforts as a business and as individuals, and a list of all the environmental groups (770 of them working in 16 countries) we helped to support. Above are some shots from the booklet’s table of contents to give you a taste of what lies within, and below the fold, an…
  • Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Mother's Have It Hardest

    Kasey
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    By Fitz & Becca Cahall "I remember really quickly going from, 'Wow, I'm home, this feels great', to 'Holy s***, what did I do to my mom'?" says alpinist Kyle Dempster. "And that was the first time I saw how truly difficult it is for mothers." Today, we bring you two stories—one from Hilary Oliver, and one from Kyle Dempster and his mother, Terry—about the struggle of loving an adventurer. The struggle between loving them so much that you don't want to see them hurt, and loving them so much that you want to support them in pursuing their dreams—in doing the things that make them…
  • A River Reborn – Floating the Elwha River after dam removal

    Kasey
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    By Dylan Tomine It’s difficult to put into words exactly how it feels to experience the newly free Elwha River. Gratitude, for sure, for all the people and organizations who put so much into bringing the dams down. And awe, as nature takes over and the river finds it’s new-old path to the sea. And fun, of course, to be there taking it all in with my good friend and DamNation producer/underwater photographer, Matt Stoecker. We floated the Elwha under crazy blue skies and warm air, with the winners of the Patagonia/DamNation photo contest and our gracious hosts from Olympic Raft &…
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    Bicycle Design

  • Friday Links

    James Thomas
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    In the past, I would occasionally share a random collection of short links on Fridays. I don’t have much time for a post this afternoon, so it seems like as good a time as any to revive that tradition. Not sure if it will happen every Friday, but expect a quick, unfiltered blast of bike design related links from me every so often. >According to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, Eurobike was “abuzz with e-bikes” on the demo days…a fact that really shouldn’t surprise anyone. >Not sure how people are reacting to them at Eurobike, but the Phillipe Starck designed M.A.S.S.
  • BMC Impec Concept Bike

    James Thomas
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    I had a different post planned for today, but that changed this morning when I saw a tweet from Torgny Fjeldskaar with the  picture shown here attached. Torgny is the design director at BMC, a position that he has held for only about 6 months. In that short time though, he already is making quite a mark with his first project (along with a team of talented designers and engineers of course). The concept bike from BMC’s Advanced R&D Lab is attracting a lot of attention at Eurobike, and prompted Bicycle Retailer And Industry News to say that BMC is making “concept bikes sexy again”.
  • Rafael Ueberbike

    James Thomas
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Eurobike kicks off later this week, and I will be following the online coverage to see what is new and exciting in Friedrichshafen (with the help of Google Translate, Cykelportalen.dk is one of my favorite sources for coverage of the show). As always, I will be interested in seeing the Eurobike Award finalists and winners, and I will be paying particular attention to transportation oriented categories and bikes. Today though, I want to mention a bike to be featured at Eurobike that was definitely NOT designed to be a comfortable commuter or practical shopper. The Rafael Ueberbike, by German…
  • A look back… and ahead

    James Thomas
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    A single top tube shifter on a well-ridden vintage Peugeot. I love simple, functional design…and it doesn’t have to be new and shiny. Grant Petersen’s term “beausage” was the first thing that came to mind when I spotted this bike recently on the streets of Paris. I mentioned in my post yesterday that I made the decision to resume blogging here at Bicycle Design because I really missed it. That is absolutely true, but today I want to delve a little deeper into my reasons for starting the blog, for ending it, and then resuming it again. As I pointed out in my final…
  • Bicycle Design is back

    James Thomas
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
      Call me indecisive, but BicycleDesign.net is back. When I made the decision to formally end the blog in February, I was completely overwhelmed with work and other projects. As important as the site was to me, I simply felt like I no longer had the time to maintain it at the level that I thought it deserved. Over the course of 8 years, I had put a LOT of time and effort into putting out a quality blog, so it just didn’t seem right to let it fade away as my available time to contribute meaningful content continued to decline. Though my workload is just as high as it was six months…
 
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    Streetfilms

  • Sunnyside, Queens Becomes a Bike-Friendly Business District!

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

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Copenhagen, Denmark Yeah, this is a bit of a rant. Thanks to my job I've been fortunate to travel to many amazing cities. And unlike New York City, the greatest ones all have massive grids of car-free streets. I'm not talking about temporary, weekly ciclovia closures. Or a few car-free blocks here or there. Or great parks or plazas where people gather or eat. I'm talking about streets where you can walk for miles and never encounter a car. And if you do, they're moving along no faster than 10 mph on shared, traffic-calmed streets where motorists drive with a high-degree of vigilance.
  • Watch as Copenhagen Drivers Turning Right Exhibit Incredible Patience for Cyclists (as they should)

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Amazingly, I put up this montage of nearly raw footage I shot in Copenhagen to exhibit the patience of drivers as they prepare to make right turns as passing cyclists cruise by with little fear of every being "right hooked". I didn't think it would get more than a few hundred views so I didn't put it on Streetfilms proper. Now after over 6000 plays (almost all thru social networking shares) I changed my mind and put it up. What's most amazing is that in two or three instances of each shot there's a point where American drivers in most of our cities would have gunned it to make the turn.
  • Videos from Stockholm, Malmö & Copenhagen: Featuring CPH Driver Patience, Vision Zero and NYC Bike Lane future?

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Our newest video showing new-fangled bike stuff from Copenhagen was such an immediate hit (30K plays in 3 days!) I decided not to wait to post a "bonus" video showing the respectful cooperation between turning drivers & cyclists. Why? Well we all know the dreaded right hook collisions that happen often in the U.S. and other places.  In Copenhagen they're almost unheard of which is thanks to the education drivers must go thru and the traffic safety all residents get taught while in grade school. Plus: with a bike mode share of 42% that means that most drivers are likely cyclists…
  • Journey Around Copenhagen’s Latest Bicycle Innovations!

    Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
    3 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Copenhagen just keeps finding new ways to make it easier and more convenient to bike. Recently I had the chance to take a tour with Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize and see some of the innovations that have changed the city's streets since I was there four years ago. First off, if you've seen my 2010 Streetfilm about Copenhagen's bike infrastructure and culture, the busiest bicycle street in the world has changed: The Knippelsbro Bridge now boasts 40,700 riders per day! And speaking of bridges, Copenhagen is building six new crossings exclusively for biking and walking to…
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    BikePortland.org » Front Page

  • Comment of the Week: A little perspective on city rankings

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Like best-guitarist-of-all-time rankings, best-bike-city rankings are mostly just for fun. But in a week when Portland reportedly got a serious demotion from the granddaddy of bike rankings, reader MaxD’s reaction probably spoke for a lot of us. Here it is: I am going to ride across the WIllamette, down Front>Kittredge>30> Saltzman where I will ride through the lovely, cool Forest Park to Skyline, descend Germantown, back over the Willamette with views of Mt Hood and Mt St Helens, and home via Willamette Blvd enjoying views of the river and the west hills. I would not rather be riding…
  • Safety advocates win on Clinton: city installs barricades during Division detour

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The city’s two new temporary barricades at 26th and Clinton created a visual cue that reduced detour traffic onto the SE Clinton Street bike boulevard.(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland) Hours before a pair of protest rides were planned to start, the City of Portland on Friday used light barricades to reduce through auto traffic on Clinton Street during the remaining week of a detour for eastbound traffic on Division. Portland Bureau of Environmental Services spokesman Joseph Annett circulated the revised detour plans in an email at 12:45 p.m. Friday. “Woohoo!” Alex Reed, the…
  • BTA throws weight behind five new greenways east of 205

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    BTA advocate Elizabeth Quiroz talks greenways at the BTA members meeting this month.(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland) Fourth in a week-long series about the BTA’s five new advocacy campaigns. Of the five new Bicycle Transportation Alliance advocacy campaigns we’re examining this week, the only one that’s almost certain to succeed is east of Interstate 205. That’s because it represents official BTA backing for five new stretches of a relatively cheap, uncontroversial type of bikeway — neighborhood greenways, the low-traffic side streets that have sharrows, speed…
  • Jobs of the Week

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Looking for your next professional adventure? Two opportunities were added to our Job Listings this week. Check them out via the links below… Customer Service/Tech Support – Stages Cycling National Inside Sales and Customer Service – HGNR, Inc. For a complete list of available jobs, click here. If you’d like more information about the BikePortland Job Listings, contact us, or visit the Job Listings page. You can sign up for all the latest job listings via RSS, email, or by following us on Twitter. The post Jobs of the Week appeared first on BikePortland.org.
  • Magazine demotes Portland to nation’s #4 bike city

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Traffic on Portland’s 122nd Avenue in June 2014.(Photos: J.Maus/BikePortland) Ouch. Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury broke the news this afternoon after checking his mailbox: in Bicycling magazine’s periodic ranking of the country’s best bike cities, Portland has tumbled from first to fourth since 2012. It’s our lowest ranking in 20 years. Bicycling named Portland as the nation’s best bike city in 1999, 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2012. In 2010, when Minneapolis edged Portland into second place, Jonathan wrote that we “usually don’t make much out of the…
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    Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog

  • Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs

    Greg Heil
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Every day of the week we feature an excellent user-submitted mountain bike photo as our Photo of the Day. Just in case you missed one or two from the past week, here are the seven most recent PODs that we’ve published. … Continue reading → Related posts:Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs
  • News: Giro Adds MIPS Technology to New Helmets, Prices Remain Affordable

    Greg Heil
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Bell isn’t the only company to push forward their helmet technology this year. Giro has also jumped on the MIPS wagon, and is partnering with MIPS Technologies on 5 new helmets this year. And the good news? The prices on … Continue reading → Related posts:News: Bell Announces the Addition of MIPS and ICEdot Technology MTB Helmets: What’s the difference? News: Yeti Releases New SB5c 27.5/650b Trail Bike with New Switch Infinity Technology
  • Alberta Backcountry Mountain Biking in Canmore and K-Country

    Greg Heil
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    While the nearby towns of Banff and Lake Louise offer very respectable mountain biking considering that they’re inside a national park, the town of Canmore needs no such qualifications. Canmore is, quite simply, a true mountain biking destination in the … Continue reading → Related posts:The Heart of Canmore: The Canmore Nordic Centre Mountain Biking Big Sky Country: Part II Mountain Biking Big Sky Country: Part I
  • Video: How to Find Mountain Bike Trails on Singletracks.com

    Greg Heil
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    We receive dozens of questions every week in our helpdesk asking for clarification on how to use all sorts of features on Singletracks. Singletracks is undoubtedly a feature-rich website, and sometimes learning how to use everything can be pretty confusing. Some features … Continue reading → Related posts:Video: How to Check In at Mountain Bike Trails Using the Singletracks App Video: How To Find Mountain Bike Trails Using the Singletracks App Video: How To Update Your Singletracks Account Information and Change Your Site Avatar
  • Video: Big Mountain Enduro Moab Finals, 2014

    Greg Heil
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Big Mountain Enduro Moab Finals from Big Mountain Enduro on Vimeo. Video recap from the 2014 Big Mountain Enduro Moab finals. Related posts:Video: 2013 Moab Big Mountain Enduro Video: Full Highlights from the Big Mountain Enduro Snowmass, 2014 Race Video: … Continue reading → Related posts:Video: 2013 Moab Big Mountain Enduro Video: Full Highlights from the Big Mountain Enduro Snowmass, 2014 Race Video: Big Mountain Enduro: 2014 Season Preview
 
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    MtnBikeRiders.com

  • Got sticky suspension?

    RL Policar
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I believe the proper terms is: Stiction. This is when your fork isn’t buttery smooth, instead it sorta grabs or sticks when you’re squishing down on your fork or rear suspension. If you’re having issues, try this great product, it’s made by Finishline and it’s stanchion lube. Makes your fork and rear shocks super slippery. I noticed that my KHS Lucky 7 was experiencing stiction the fork. This is common on Marzocchi forks, so I busted out my small bottle of this fancy lube and went to town. Apply some on the felt pad that comes with the kit. Then liberally apply…
  • Titus Rockstar Alloy 29er Update

    RL Policar
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Not sure if you’ve ever experienced this but when you own something that isn’t quite the norm, it makes the item so much more special. Take for example one of my old motorcycles, an 81 Honda CM200 that I built into a Cafe Racer. It was really unique and cool because there weren’t many of them around. But in terms of mountain bikes, I kinda have that same sentiment when it comes to Bon Jovi AKA: Titus Rockstar Alloy 29er. For starters the fact that it’s a boutique brand makes it even cooler. I’m one of those that still likes to remain an individual and not go…
  • REVIEW : ROYAL RACING’S A ROYAL REVIEW- SIGNATURE SHORT, STAGE JERSEY, STAGE JACKET, AND QUANTUM GLOVES

    Art Aguilar
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    ENDURO GEAR WHAT’S THAT With the advent of a new mountain bike discipline called Enduro racing, which is comprised of stages, gear companies are now on the push to design gear suited to the needs and demands of the racer. That being said Enduro racing is a longer distance time race where you are timed between each stage. Now I have not attended an Enduro race yet, but I do want to see what the hoopla is all about. Now being an old Motocrosser and dirt head, I grew up all things motorcycles and the motorcycle Enduro racing aspect is about the same concept, but with moto you had to come in at…
  • Snow Summit Edit By Neal Bryant

    RL Policar
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    MtnBikeRiders.com Team Racer Neal “Hollywood” Bryant works in the film industry. He took his God-Given skills and made this sweet edit while he was at Snow Summit with some of his shredder friends. Bookmark It Hide Sites
  • Energy Bears by MtnBikeRiders.com

    RL Policar
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:32 pm
    The last month or so we’ve been working with a lab to help us develop our newest product…Energy Bears! That’s right, ENERGY BEARS(tm). These Energy Bears were the brain-child of RL Policar (that’s Me! and The Moe). We wanted to develop a new energy chew that we are all familiar with. Jelly Belly came out with their energy beans so we figured that we should do something just as fun! This is when we had this bright idea of coming out with the MtnBikeRiders.com Energy Bears. This High-Energy snack is perfect for anytime you need that extra push of energy. Whether you eat…
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    Sick Lines - mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

  • Video: Routes of 99 – Episode 2 : Remy Métailler burns the Whistler Bike Park

    sicklines
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    Remy Metailler takes Whistler riding to a new level in his latest video. Routes of 99 – Episode 2 : Remy Métailler burns the Whistler Bike Park. Remy Métailler takes park riding to a new level. this project was supported by Race Face and Whistler Bike Park. For more information check out my page :facebook.com/riccifilms and Remy’s news on Twitter, Instagram : @remymetailler and facebook : facebook.com/remymetailler If you missed the previous Remy Whistler video you can see it below
  • Video: The Story of Joy Ride : Red Bull – Crankworx

    sicklines
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    As expected, the 2014 Joy Ride competition had plenty of amazing tricks thrown from the best slopestyle riders world wide. Inside Red Bull has shared a video recap of the event for you all to enjoy.
  • Redbull Ramage – Road To Rampage with Kyle Strait, Andreu Lacondeguy, Tom Van Steenberg

    sicklines
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    The 2014 Rampage is just around the corner and to get everyone excited about the event, Red Bull is releasing a few Road to Rampage webisodes. Check out how the veteran Kyle Strait and other rampage athletes prepares. Watch how Kyle Strait won Red Bull Rampage 2004 http://win.gs/1pMqnYe Road to Rampage is back featuring a brand new cast of riders and a gut-wrenching, never-before-riden Red Bull Rampage site. This six-part series takes us on a global journey deep into the lives of three of the sport’s most gifted athletes. Join them as they train harder, fly higher and risk it all on…
  • Bell Helmets – MIPS and Super2R for 2015

    sicklines
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Bell Helmets has some new technology in their 2015 helmets like MIPS and a modular helmet design to give Enduro riders an option for additional protection. Check out some of the details inside from Bell. Currently there are a few other manufactures outfitting MIPS in their helmets including POC and Scott Sports as well. Bell Super 2R Bell MIPS Scotts Valley, CA. (August 26, 2014) – (August 26, 2014) Bell Helmets, a company that since 1954 has delivered purpose-built helmets marked by industry-leading design and performance technologies, today unveiled its “Super 2R” – a groundbreaking…
  • 2014 Trans Savoie – Day 2: Séez – Les Arcs – La Plagne – Séez

    sicklines
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Day 2 recap of the Trans Savoie can be viewed inside with over 5,000m of descending. A tough day on the Trans-Savoie All Mountain Race brought relentless technical, rocky descending in the first half of the day’s stages, followed by some faster flowing balcony-style trails in the afternoon. The 1,000m plus Stage One with extended steep rock gardens took its toll – taking UK SPS enduro racer (and one of the overall race favourites) Neil Donoghue out of the event and causing major and minor injuries to various other racers. The steep, twisty trails around Les Arcs after lunch were…
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    Keir Plaice

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

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

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

    21 Jun 2014 | 5:26 pm
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    Commute by Bike

  • Pigs Can Fly & GM Is Encouraging Employees To Ride Bikes

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

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

    Ted Johnson
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately. A lot. Recently I was driving on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson. I noticed something — some things — poking off of the front wheel of a semi truck: spikes jutting out several inches from each wheel lug where only short nuts should be necessary. Naturally […]
  • Car-less: The Daily Commute,The Use of Public Transit, and The Pitfall of the Modern Automobile

    Kohl Martin
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    THE DAILY COMMUTE Most you know how the everyday commute is a stress reliever as much as it can be a stress inducer. It took me quite awhile to find the route with the least amount of traffic as well as the all-around safest route i.e. dodging sketchy neighborhoods and avoiding pothole strewn streets as […]
  • What are Your Desert Island Bike Commuting Accessories?

    Ted Johnson
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Suppose you were going to be on a small deserted island for up to a year and you had to pick some bike commuting accessories to take with you. Okay: Not you, but me. And not a small island, but the fourth largest island in the world. And definitely not deserted: Population 22 million or […]
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    Bike Shop Girl

  • Review: Buffalo Creek Mountain Biking

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

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

    Bike Shop Girl
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    A couple shots from the test ride of the stock Surly Ogre I recently put a deposit down on. Off the bat, I’m switching out handlebar, grips, saddle and pedals. Additional photos to come once I pick it up for it’s first ride!  
  • 2014 Breck Epic: Final Day!

    Bike Shop Girl
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Yesterday was the final stage of racing at the 2014 Breck Epic for Amy Thomas. Catch all of her stage recaps here! It’s really hard to believe today was the last day. While I am relieved to no longer sleep in compression tights and eat boatloads of sugar throughout the day, I am really sad it’s over. This week of riding I will never forget, in part to not just the amazing amounts of hard riding, but to this great community that has formed over the week. I hope to ride again with so many new friends. The final stage of the Breck Epic is one to really enjoy. Our women’s 40+…
  • 2014 Breck Epic: Wheeler Pass

    Bike Shop Girl
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Daily race reports of the 2014 Breck Epic from Amy Thomas of the Yeti Beti MTB Team. It took 5 days but it finally hit me. I am tired. Stage 5, Wheeler Pass, is a deceivingly hard stage. On the course profile map it looks like a giant kidney bean over the Ten Mile Range between Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. At “only” 28 miles and @5000’ climbing, you expect the day to finish easy peasy. What the map fails to show is that most of that climbing comes in the first 7 miles and tops out at 12,460’ at the summit. Only 5 of those miles are rideable. Easy enough, eh? Social…
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    Bike Diva

  • Bike Diva Reviews Pain Relief Cream

    Lynn Smythe
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Thera Vita was kind enough to send me a jar of their Thera Relief to review on my blog. Great Pain Relief Formula The product came package in a 2 ounce jar, wide mouth jar making for easy application the pain relief formula. The product is thick and creamy making for easy application to wherever you need it. I'm getting back into running, after a long hiatus, and am experiencing a bit of pain in the back of both knees. I tried rubbing a bit of Thera Relief into my knees and it was only a minute or two before I felt it working. Thera Relief provides pain relief to help fight inflammation…
  • Bike Diva Reviews LumeneX Bike Light

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

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

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

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

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

    WB admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Wheel Brothers has a special announcement! We are delighted to introduce Amanda Schul. Amanda is a cyclist and a new contributing writer here at Wheelbrothers.com. She is based in the Houston area but travels all over for rides and wanted to share her experiences with other cyclists. So what better way to welcome Amanda than with her sharing her journey with us. Take […]
  • Tom Neagli Named 2014 Kloster Honoree

    WB admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Tom Neagli Named 2014 Kloster Honoree Local Cycling Leader to be Honored at 11th Annual Conquer the Coast   (Corpus Christi, TX) – Organizers of Conquer the Coast announced today that local Corpus Christi cycling leader Tom Neagli has been named the 2014 Donny Kloster Memorial Award honoree.  The recognition, started in 2012,is given to honor […]
  • Weekend Ride Round Up 8/29 – 9/31 (Plus Labor Day)

    Taylor Ford
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    Ahh, and long weekend at last! If you want to squeeze a ride in this weekend, check out what we have for you!   Friday, August 29th: Camp Eagle Classic Mountain Bike Festival Rocksprings, TX Saturday, August 30th: Camp Eagle Classic Mountain Bike Festival Rocksprings, TX Sunday, August 31st: Camp Eagle Classic Mountain Bike Festival Rocksprings, TX EXTRA! […]
  • Weekend Ride Round Up – Hotter n' Hell Edition – 8/22 – 8/24

    Taylor Ford
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    You have been waiting for this weekend all year, training hard and sweating your butt off! It’s finally here. It’s Hotter N’ Hell week!     All Weekend: Hotter’N Hell Hundred 2014 - Wichita Falls August 23rd: Team Faith Spokesmen – Sweat to end homelessness
  • Repost => How to Hydrate Properly During the Hotter 'n Hell Texas Bicycle Ride

    Taylor Ford
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    If you missed it last time around, check out this hydration article for Hotter N’ Hell!! Here is a recap from a previous post for some tips on staying hydrated this weekend… This is one of the hottest summers on record in ‘recent’ Texas history and you need to prepare well for Saturday’s Hotter ‘n […]
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    Cycle EXIF Update

  • Rossin Pursuit

    Adam
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Rossin is 40 years old this year, a milestone in an era when many of its contemporaries have been swallowed up by market forces. The logo consists of a capital R inside a pentagon, representing the five founding fathers. Rossin were famous for their innovations in aerodynamics and this pursuit frame, while lacking the fibreglass fairing worn by its forebears, still shares the same DNA. The brand was born from a dispute with Colnago and still lauds the details on their website. Blatantly setting out to become a direct competitor with Colnago, the frames were built to a similar quality — not…
  • Signal Cycles ‘Cross Grinder

    Adam
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Is it a cyclocrosser? Is it a commuter? An all-roader? A ‘gravel grinder’? Come to think of it, the only things missing from the latest Signal Cycle are S&S couplers, which would turn it into the ultimate travel bike — for the discerning touring-adventuring-’cross racer. Portland’s Signal Cycles are well versed in creating multi-talented bikes, just as they are in building single-minded machines. This one is for a returning customer — always a nice compliment and a solid reminder that Signal’s Nate Meschke and Matt Cardinal are doing something right. For…
  • Jim Bundy #racklyf

    Adam
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    The 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show was held in March which, including the customary sticky heat that accompanies that date, seems like a lifetime ago, especially now, in August, when Sydney is in the middle of a month-long thunderstorm. One of the bikes that graced the concourse was this vintage track frame, converted to an around-towner, built by an iconic Aussie builder: Jim Bundy. The Bundy name is well known among Australian cyclists, young and old. Jim, now in his 80s, specialised in reliable track bikes for many club racers and pros, a tradition carried on by his son, Peter. This…
  • Richard Sachs at Rapha NYC

    Adam
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Any New York cyclist interested in the custom bike scene should make a special point of dropping by the Rapha Cycle Club over the next month. Tomorrow, the 23rd of August, their doors will open on an exhibition celebrating the life and career (thus far) of Richard Sachs — curated by House Industries, the design house responsible for the branding of his cyclocross team, bikes, and kit. If you’ve even encountered a little of Sachs and his work, or read his commentary on the Velocipede Salon forum, you will be aware of his vociferous and passionate opinion on all things cycling. It is,…
  • Olympia Carlo Borghi

    Adam
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Olympia, while one of the less famous Italian marques, has just as an interesting history as Bianchi or Colnago. Indeed, it’s the oldest family-owned Italian brand and is the oldest Italian bicycle brand, after Bianchi. To its credit, it still has an equally impressive range of modern carbon fibre, race-oriented models, including a full series of mountain bikes. This Olympia harks back to an era when they were as highly sought-after as any Italian bike — in the US at least. Olympia was founded in 1893 by Carlo Borghi, a smart industrialist who, like Bianchi and Ducati, combined their…
 
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    Dave Moulton's Bike Blog

  • Weight Weenies and the WSJ

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

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

    Dave Moulton
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    In my last post I mentioned Kent and Kyle Radford, the owners of the Recherche brand name. A few days ago I got the following email from Kyle: Hey Dave, years ago while visiting your shop I remember two distinct mystery bikes. I wonder where these are today? The first was a Mountain bike you had built. I remember you letting me ride it around the parking lot. After about 30 seconds, I thought holy cow, this thing rips!! It made every other mountain bike I had ridden seem like a banana slug. It performed like a crit bike with knobbies. At the time you told me not to tell anyone you had built…
  • Two Recent Finds

    Dave Moulton
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Two very different and interesting pieces of my past work recently surfaced and were brought to my attention. The first is a tandem built in England in 1975 recently showed up in Scotland when it was offered on eBay. It was bought by Ewen Docherty, who sent me pictures, it has two sets of twin lateral tubes front and rear. Probably one of the simplest and most sturdy of the various tandem frame configurations I built over the years. Ewen is in the process of stripping down and re-building the bike. He sent these pictures after he had cleaned up the original paint on the frame. Not bad for 39…
  • Chicken or the Egg?

    Dave Moulton
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Which came first, did Alberto Contador’s bike break and cause him to crash, or did Contador fall breaking his leg and the frame at the same time? The above picture of a bike, taken soon after the crash with Contador’s race number 31 on it, shows the top tube separated at the point it joins the seat tube. The down tube is broken mid-way. Unfortunately, there were no cameras there to film the actual crash as it happened. Speculation as to what actually happened was immediate online and on TV. There followed denials from Contador’s team that the frame break caused the crash. At…
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    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education

  • Monthly Studio Owner Webinars Starting in September

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. ICI/PRO is sponsoring a series of informational webinars, featuring industry experts from the leading companies in our industry. These live events will be invaluable for Studio Owners, managers and anyone planning a Indoor Cycling Studio. Our first is entitled: Clients, new and old: How to keep them all engaged  is scheduled for…
  • Adding Cadence / RPM to a Star Trac Spinner® NXT or Spinner® Pro Indoor Cycle

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:01 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. We talk a lot about the new Indoor Cycles with consoles that display a rider’s performance data; Power /watts, RPM, distance, calories. Training with Power is fabulous if your club or studio as invested bikes recently. It’s even more fabulous when all of that data is connected to a display training system like what’s…
  • Fundraise your way to new Indoor Cycles… could that ever work?

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:44 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. There’s a lot of pressure on clubs and studios to upgrade to the latest technology… those basic, conventional bikes just don’t cut it when there’s a new competitor down the street. So what does a struggling fitness studio do to come up with the cash (two grand or more per cycle) for a room full of the latest…
  • ICI Podcast 323 – Meet Fitness Blogger and New Spinning® Instructor Lena Hershey

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. I love discovering smart, talented people who are passionate about Indoor Cycling and Lena Hershey is someone I feel you should get to know. Lena is a brand new (she started in May) Spinning® Instructor at the Carlisle Family YMCA in Carlisle, PA. Lena’s journey to become a Spinning Instructor began with a pretty large life…
  • One Rider’s Perspective of CHS Revolution in Charleston, SC.

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. Occasionally I’ll see stories pop up where a class participant writes a review of an Indoor Cycling class he or she took. What makes this review noteworthy is that Bryan Ganey, the writer of this review, has lost an incredible 400 pounds and has written a book about his surgery-free, weight loss journey. First Bryan’s…
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    Cycling 360 media

  • Why you have tight hamstrings

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

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

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

    Darryl
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Simplify your cycling and  your life Over the coming weeks, we’re going to focus our Cycling 360 Podcast around the concept of simplifying your cycling.  We feel there is a lot clutter and an overload of information on how to improve your cycling, and we’re going to strip things down so you can effectively achieve your cycling goals. In this introduction to the series, we discuss simplicity and how it’s the starting point to simplifying your overall cycling.  Here’s some of the stuff we go over: Determining your core values in life and your core reason for cycling…
  • Chain Magic Trick

    Victor
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    How to get your chain back on with out stopping Have you ever had a chain fall off and had to stop to fix it? In todays tip Victor talks about a simple way to get your chain back on so fast it seems like a magic trick. Also mentioned in this show is the Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class  
 
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    lovingthebike.com

  • Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail

    Darryl
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail  by Tiffany Hanrahan Mountain biking is an extreme sport; it’s not for the faint of heart or the easily-upset stomach. It’s extremely fun, but the ride is a bit bumpy, and riders are known to get tossed from their bikes as well as ‘toss their cookies’ on the side of the road. Stay calm and read the following to outrun biker’s nausea. Out of Shape It would be quite a feat to keep your bike in the garage for nine months, engage in zero training, and ride like a pro at will. However, humans get out of shape and need…
  • Loving the BITE: Peanut Butter Protein Power Cookie

    Kelli
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Turns out, people like cookies.  After a lot of excitement and positive feedback with the oatmeal cookie fuel recipe, I thought I’d add one of my favorites to the mix: Peanut Butter “Protein Power” Cookies.  This cookie has great long-lasting-fuel ingredients.  It can work on the bike, or even as a snack (see below). Easy to make, and even easier to eat. Check it out and see if you’ll stash it in your jersey pocket this weekend. Recipe of the Week: Peanut Butter Protein Power Cookie Ingredients: 1 Cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter) 1/3 cup honey (local,…
  • Loving the Bike TV: What Can You Learn From a Tortoise?

    Darryl
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    Yes, a tortoise.  Our family has a bunch of red-footed tortoises and I love just sitting and watching them.  They are amazing creatures and I realized that we can learn a few things from these guys about Loving Life on and off the Bike.  Well, off the bike anyway. Here’s a look at a few of our tortoises and what I feel we can learn from them.
  • Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Food Waste

    Darryl
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    It’s pretty easy to see that Rob Greenfield’s 2014 ride across the United States is becoming a campaign against food waste.  When he kicked things off, Rob planned on promoting all sorts of good things that people could do for themselves, their community, and the world…..but the focus has been on dumpsters and the insane amount of food that goes wasted each day. Once again, I’ll let Rob give you a quick update and share some upcoming dates with you: America’s dumpsters are full of perfectly good food while there are 43 million Americans without enough food to…
  • Readying for Interstate

    Ashley Hill
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    This weekend is the Interstate ride, a three-day, 500km event through areas of mainland Malaysia. The first day we’re starting near Kuala Lumpur and riding up Fraser Hill. The second takes us into the Cameron Highlands, and the last day is downhill towards the ocean. It sells out quickly so you need to jump on registration. Though you can still buy some open slots from last-minute pull-outs, the hotels are almost full already. Interstate, or IS, isn’t a race, but I’m imagining some will still see it that way, and unfortunately I’ve not be preparing well for it. I feel…
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    VeloReviews

  • 2014 Interbike is just around the corner

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

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

    Rapunzel
    28 Jun 2014 | 8:02 pm
    If you could change forms and become the wind, what would you do? I don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes to my mind is the playful element of the wind. Oh sure as those of us who doing road biking know, the wind certainly has its harsh and painful attributes, but [...]
  • The 3 Biggest Keys for Better Flexibility

    Al Painter
    19 May 2014 | 11:31 am
    Before we get too far along, there was HUGE news today. Like summer blockbuster big. Zack Snyder unveiled not only the Batmobile, but the Bat suit (HOLY OMG WOW BATMAN!!). Now we all have to wait two years to see it in action, but after today, I’m defnitely on board with the release of “Batman [...]
  • Headaches after riding? Not anymore!

    Rapunzel
    19 May 2014 | 9:49 am
    Since I started back riding 6 years ago, I’ve experienced headaches after most of my harder rides. These headaches would always turn into a migraine if I didn’t find a way to stop them. As a migraine sufferer since I was a child [some come on instantly], every headache turns into a migraine unless I [...]
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    PinoyMTBiker Community - Philippine Mountain Bike Community

  • FS Used: 29er tires

    art
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    maxxis Larsen mimo cx 700x35c 2 sets with continental interior folded almost brand new 2.5k kenda nevegal 29x2.20 1pc folded almost bnew 700 kenda small block eight 29x2.10 1pc folded 95% threadlife 700 globe 0917 504 4768 sun 0925 812 1966 land 02 806 5121 ART
  • Northwave Announces New All Mountain Bike Shoes With Michelin Soles

    Webot
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Northwave Dolomites Evo The Italian cycling shoe manufacturer Northwave has partnered with JV International (a consortium of Michelin tires and the Jihua Group apparel company) to create an innovative and technical sole for three of their new mountain biking shoes. The Northwave Dolomites Evo is a medium height All Mountain shoe that utilizes Michelin's Rock'r sole and features wide tread blocks with multiple rubber densities for traction and durability. The Spider Plus 2 and Spider 2 use Michelin's X-Crossbow sole which has better flexibility and cushioning for improved walking purposes. The…
  • FS Used: Jake's Bentables - Jamis X Trail 2.0 and Giant Trance 2

    jake6150
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    Selling used built bikes: JAMIS X TRAIL 2.0 P13,500 FIXED! (more pics to follow) Frame - white * size 17 * with headset (with slight play) and Jamis seat clamp Fork - XCR 100mm * silver * with remote lock-out Brakes - Shimano hydraulic (BRM-445) * white * with 160mm 6-bolt rotors Wheelset - Mavic 221 rims (black) * Shimano 6-bolt hubs (M475) * generic spokes and nips * Merida Trail tires (26x2.25) * tubes Drivetrain - SRAM X5 shifters (9x3 speed) * SRAM X7 RD * SRAM X7 FD * Shimano crank (FC M442/443) * cogs 11-32 * 9-speed chain * Exustar platform pedals (with slight bearing play already)…
  • FS Used: Hollywood Baja 3 Three Bike Trunk Mount Rack

    Alecdy
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    FS Used: Hollywood Baja 3 Three Bike Trunk Mount Rack - Used for 6 months - RFS: Roof rack - Condition: All 9 rubber straps included. The metal has some dings from my crank and pedals hitting it, but cosmetic only. Still solid and works fine. - Items still available until otherwise deleted or marked sold - Price is 2.5K FIRM. - Meetup: Ortigas Area - Need pix? txt me your email add. - Contact: 0917 - 8 six 0 - six 3 six 0
  • FS Used: Spank Vomax 29er wheelset

    stoner124
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Selling my Spank Vomax wheelset build. Rims are 32 holes, hubs are SLX 15mm thru axle front hubs and 9mm qr rear hubs 36 holes, DT swiss champion spokes, brass nipples, and 160 Shimano rotors (not sure if they are Deore or SLX). Na bengkong yung rims but was able to repair it and it functions properly. Price: 6k negotiable RFS: upgrade Txt me at 09328664282. Items is in QC. Meet ups can be arranged. Thanks!
 
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • 9 signs the summer is coming to an end

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    No one likes to hear it, but summer is slowly ambling its way towards closure. The slowly ambling bit is important – there is still plenty of time to get out and enjoy some sunny rides, and these late season rides are absolutely golden – they’ll be the ones sitting in your memory until March 2015. Those who have been riding bikes for more than a year will be recognising the tell-tale signs that the tail end is near… here are some of the most prominent warnings that come as Autumn starts to arrive: 1) Arm warmers and leg warmers start to creep in. They aren’t…
  • Folding bikes unpacked

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    I recently came across a colleague on the way to work, who usually rides a pretty nice BMC road bike. However, the road bike had been replaced with a green and yellow Brompton. Lycra was swapped for jeans and the handle-bar chewing replaced with a relaxed lean-back style of riding that was entirely out of character. A folding  bike, for the majority of people, is about convenience – getting where you want to go on time, with the least hassle possible. Unless you’re entering an event such as the London Nocturne Folding Bike Race, or Bromption World Championship, you”ll…
  • Pocket High Street: The anti-Amazon saviour of the high street

    Andreas
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I sat down on a sunny day in Lord’s Tavern with Alex Schlagman, co-founder of Pocket High Street and owner of this very orange bicycle. His London based startup has created an app that allows cyclists to type in an item they’re looking for and then get prices in London’s bike shops. They can then buy the item via the app and pick it up on their commute home. Perhaps even smarter than that, the app has a feed of potential products you might like. As you add products to your wish list and swipe away those you don’t like, it can learn from your preferences and show you…
  • Mount your iPhone 5 or 5S to your bike handlebars

    Andreas
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I don’t know if you know this, but on London Cyclist we’ve got a bit of thing for chatting about smartphones and bikes: iPhone apps for cyclists Using GPS on your Android or iPhone Tigra iPhone 5 bike mount Cycling apps for Android Up until very recently, we even sold iPhone bike mounts in our eShop. Sadly, we’ve closed the eShop, but the obsession continues. Today, I want to chat about a mount by Tigra for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5. With the help of my full time blogging assistant (my unpaid sister Nikki) I filmed this quick video that shows the mount in action: The…
  • The best cycling shorts for men and women

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you’re going to be spending a fair amount of time in the saddle, a good pair of cycling shorts will definitely make a big difference to your comfort. While lycra on the bike is not a ‘must have’, it’s a popular choice because the tight, figure hugging material won’t bunch and cause chafing, and it wicks sweat away from your body, whilst also being fast drying. What to look for? The most important thing to look for in cycling shorts is a quality chamois. The chamois gets its name from original pads, which were made from real chamois leather inserts. These…
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • 15 speed pacfic cycle roadmaster

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    its a pacfic cycle roadmaster im trying to sell for a good bit ive redid the whole thing almost n wrote down every little detail for it
  • Windsor Wellington 1.0

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    200.00 OBO Windsor Wellington 1.0 6061 aluminum Shimano brakes new tubes don't ride it anymore so I need to sell it
  • Giant tcr once

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Frame: XL Giant TCR composite Bars: s-works Ritchey WCS RXIS Carbon Stem Grip tape: Black Cranks: Shimano 10 Speed 175mm Crankset Wheels: Mavic ksyrium elite Seat: Specialized Toupe ti 143 Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace Accessories:Bontrager bottle holder Wheels: Mavic Aksium Race Tires: Continental
  • Evg Ebike - Electric Bike

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This bike has been stored in a garage for its whole life. Its got MAYBE 5 miles on it. I have no idea about the batteries. The tires are flat so I'm not sure if they just need air or new tubes. MAKE ME AN OFFER! Here's some information I found on the internet: The most fun you'll ever have on a bike! An ingenious solution to the everyday challenges of an active lifestyle - this is the bike that is revolutionizing the way people think about electric vehicles. Its remarkable Power on Demand drivetrain is always ready. No stopping for adjustments. Just push on the thumb throttle and the reliable…
  • Dyno Kosmopolitan Pink Pearlescent 50s themed ladies bike

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Beautiful pearlescent pink paint that shimmers purple. Bowling pin valve caps. White wall tires. Single speed cruiser. Original value - 420.00. Had a complete maintenance and overhaul performed recently.
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    Cycling Tips

  • Stephens, Matthews concerned at Bouhanni sprint; race judges were split on decision

    Shane Stokes
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Orica GreenEdge directeur sportif Neil Stephens has confirmed that the team had issues with the manoeuvre by Nacer Bouhanni inside the final 50 metres of Saturday’s stage of the race, a sideways swerve which forced Michael Matthews to back off on his sprint and may have cost him the win. Matthews was the only rider able to close down Bouhanni after the FDJ.fr rider launched his sprint early, but when he pulled alongside him the Frenchman abruptly moved to his left and forced the Australian to also change his course and to freewheel. Matthews finished very close to Bouhanni, but lost out on…
  • Bouhanni takes his second Vuelta stage with verve and a swerve

    Shane Stokes
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Taking a somewhat meandering route to the line, Nacer Bouhanni nonetheless emerged as the winner of stage eight of the Vuelta a España on Saturday in Albacete. The FDJ sprinter jumped early, catching out Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and green jersey wearer John Degenkolb (Giant Shimano), and opening a gap of two lengths on stage three winner Michael Matthews. The Orica GreenEdge rider closed on him all the way to the line, but a dramatic leftwards veer caused the Australian to have to change course and stop sprinting. Despite this, he opted not to lodge a protest and the result stood. The…
  • De Marchi jumps out of four man break to win stage seven of Vuelta a España

    Shane Stokes
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Cannondale rider Alessandro de Marchi soloed to victory on the seventh stage of the Vuelta a España, with the Italian emerging from a four man breakaway which went clear inside the first 40 kilometres of the race. De Marchi had been with Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp), Johan Tschopp (IAM Cycling) and Herbert Dupont (Ag2r La Mondiale) for much of the 169 kilometre stage to Alcaudete, but Hesjedal lost his chance when he slid out on a bend with approximately 15 kilometres to go. De Marchi and Tschopp pushed forward, with the former dropping the latter on a climb with 12 kilometres remaining. He…
  • UCI awaiting Darryl Impey reasoned decision before deciding to appeal

    Shane Stokes
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The UCI has said that it is awaiting further details from the hearing which cleared Daryl Impey of doping charges before deciding if it will accept or appeal the ruling. The South African rider was told in June by his country’s national federation that he had tested positive for the banned diuretic Probenicid at an in-competition drug test at the country’s national time trial championships in February. Impey, who races with the Orica GreenEdge WorldTour team, maintained his innocence. He insisted that he “had no knowledge of Probenicid nor have I ever taken the substance knowingly in…
  • Dan Martin on Vuelta’s points jersey: ‘I just have to be consistent in the hunt for stage wins’

    Shane Stokes
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Speaking after the end of stage seven of the Vuelta a España, Dan Martin didn’t realise he was still sitting fourth in the points classification. Once told he was, he sounded pleasantly surprised. Martin jumped clear inside the final kilometre of the stage and had a gap on the peloton behind by the line. He was pipped by Philippe Gilbert for fifth, but finished a second ahead of Chris Froome (Sky) and three up on the other general classification riders. The points gained saw him end the day with 42 points, 30 less than double stage winner John Degenkolb (Giant Shimano) but just nine behind…
 
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    over40cyclist.com

  • 870 Kms Cycling Through New Zealand – For 50 To 70 Year Olds

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

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

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

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

    Over 40 Cyclist
    24 Feb 2014 | 8:00 pm
    How about cycling on a 40 year old bike? Here’s a lovely article written by Philip Venter from South Africa. Cycling at 71, and after some extended health problems. I love how he got back on a bike at 69, and got back on a 40 year old bike. Here’s Philip’s cycling story. This started when […] The post 71 Years Young and Still Cycling appeared first on .
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  • Ecyclingstore Brings Swiss Cycling Jersey Style

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

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

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

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

    Ross Barefoot
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:45 pm
    It’s the world’s greatest bike race, and, notwithstanding the media hype about those boys kicking balls around down in South America (am I the only one sick of a month of Google World Cup doodles?), the Tour de France is also the world’s greatest sporting event.  But enough has been written about how the riders [...]
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  • Live Coverage – Vuelta a España 2014: Stage 8: Baeza to Albacete, 207km

    Charles Pelkey
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    The eighth stage of the 2014 Vuelta a España, takes the peloton in a northeasterly direction on a 207-kilometer ride from the World Heritage Site of Baeza, across the exposed plains of Southern Spain to Albacete, a community of 172,000 in Albacete in Southern Spain. CLICK HERE to join us for Live wire-to-wire coverage of a long, mostly flat stage that is likely to feature a mass sprint to the line through a tricky finish in Albacete.
  • Friday Group Ride #231

    Robot
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Scenario 1 – You are independently wealthy. It’s not family money, and it’s not lottery cash. You earned it. One of your brilliant ideas panned out, and the proceeds have allowed you to live a life of relative leisure. Other than business meetings in Hong Kong and Zurich, other than teaching a class in contemporary business ethics at a school not quite Ivy League in stature, you get to make a lot of choices about how you spend your time. Scenario 2 – After a lifetime of service to a company that started out small and ended up global, you have been made redundant by a…
  • The Second-Class Citizen

    Padraig
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    The death of a cyclist while cycling contains within it an inherent irony. We ride to see the world, to enjoy ourselves, to improve our health—in short, we ride to live. So when a cyclist dies while pedaling a bicycle, for those of us who identify as cyclists, the loss is tragic on a grand scale. What could be more opposite of enjoying abundant health than to be struck down by a car? So it was for Milt Olin. As the former COO of Napster, and married father of two, he wasn’t a nobody, not some random gangbanger shot while riding through the wrong neighborhood, not some kid who darted…
  • Live Coverage – Vuelta a España 2014: Stage 7: Alhendín to Alcaudete, 169km

    Charles Pelkey
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    With a flat, fast opener and hilly terrain that follows, the seventh Stage of the 2014 Vuelta a España may well suit an intrepid breakaway on a 169-kilometer race from Alhendín to Alcaudete in Southern Spain. CLICK HERE to join us for Live wire-to-wire coverage to see if the break succeeds or if the sprinters’ teams can keep things under control to set up a mad scramble for the slightly uphill finish in Alcaudete.
  • Live Coverage – Vuelta a España 2014: Stage 6: Benalmádena to La Zubia. 167.1km

    Charles Pelkey
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    The 2014 Vuelta a España heads to the hills for the first mountain-top finish of this year’s race. CLICK HERE to join us for Live up-to-the-minute coverage of the 167.1-kilometer sixth stage from Benalmádena to a finish atop a steep Category 1 climb above La Zubia in Southern Spain.
 
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  • CrankPump

    CJ Holt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    CRANKPUMP, THE BIKE PUMP THAT HIDES INSIDE YOUR SHIMANO CRANKS. If you’re the proud owner of a road or mtb bike equipped with Shimano Hollowtech cranks, then listen up. CrankPump is a neat little co2 bike tire pump that easily fits inside the hollow space or your crankset. CrankPump consists of a small pump head, a set of Tirezip levers (watch video to see them in action), and room for a 12oz co2 canister (which you need to provide). It works on both schrader and presta valves and is capable of inflating a 23mm road bike tire to 90 psi or a 26″ mtb tire to 30 psi. See how easy it…
  • Knight Carbon Road Wheels

    CJ Holt
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    NEW WHEEL BRAND KNIGHT COMPOSITES PRODUCING HIGH-END CARBON ROAD WHEELS. Knight wheels are a new generation of super-fast, stealth wheel designs that take construction and safety standards to a whole new level, underwritten by a truly global team effort enlisting brains, engineering, technology and personality from all over the world. With thousands of hours of research, design, engineering and testing utilizing some of the world’s most advanced aerodynamic and manufacturing technologies, Knight is proud to introduce you to the world’s fastest bicycle wheels. Knight Wheels are available…
  • Giro Helmets With MIPS Technology

    CJ Holt
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    GIRO NOW IMPLEMENTING MIPS TECHNOLOGY INTO 5 HELMET MODELS. Giro, one of the leaders in helmet technology is increasing safety and performance on five helmet models by integrating Multidirectional Impact Protection System (MIPS) technology into their designs. MIPS is comprised of three main components: the EPS liner, the Low Friction Liner and an elastomeric attachment system between them. In an impact, the elastomeric attachment system stretches to allow the EPS liner to rotate independently around your head. Although the system only moves a few millimeters it provides extra protection that…
  • Sam Hill Meribel World Cup Final

    CJ Holt
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    WATCH SAM HILL PUT DOWN A TEXTBOOK RUN AT MERIBEL FOR THE WORLD CUP FINALS. Photo by Duncan Philpott for Chain Reaction Cycles Sam Hill’s ride at the World Cup Final in Meribel France was nothing short of spectacular. Going into his last run he was sitting third only hundredths of second behind the leader. As he shot out the staring gate, Sam picked the perfect line and flew down the big, fast, technical and steep course making up more than second putting him into first place. The last four runs were tense but in the end none of the riders could match Sam’s speed and style…
  • Vier Bike Lock

    CJ Holt
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    MEET VIER, A MODULAR BIKE LOCK EVERY URBAN RIDER OR COMMUTER SHOULD OWN. The Vier Bike Lock from newlyweds Allen and Page Young is nice departure from the standard u-lock. U-locks, work great, they’re just a pain in the you know what to carry. That’s where the Vier comes in. It’s a modular bike lock that features two locking bodies that interlock with two straight shackle sections. Vier provides all the security your use to with you u-lock with the added bonus of breaking down, which makes carrying and storing it easy and convenient. This what Vier looks like when broken…
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  • Sneak Peek: Rapha Extends its Women’s Range

    Hannah Ustel
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    TWC were lucky enough to be one of the few members of the media to be given a sneak peak of Rapha‘s new range at Eurobike 2o15. To say we liked what we saw would be a massive understatement. Not due to be launched until September, the range offers some really impressive additions to both its […] The post Sneak Peek: Rapha Extends its Women’s Range appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • New Plus Size Cycling Brand Launched: Fat Lass at the Back

    Heather Irvine
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    Finding plus-sized cycling clothing is no easy task. Offerings are limited and are often only available in the US. So it is great to see a brand new, ultra flattering range of cycling clothing appear in the UK market.  Following the success of the Fat Lad At the Back cyclewear collection, the company has launched a women’s specific range, Fat Lass At […] The post New Plus Size Cycling Brand Launched: Fat Lass at the Back appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Giro Release Game Changing Bib Short

    Heather Irvine
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    We have all been there – the dreaded toilet situation when you are wearing bib-shorts. Bad enough when you there is a bathroom to go to but even worse when you are caught short in the middle of nowhere and forced to strip down in the bushes! The Joys and Pitfalls of Bib Shorts But […] The post Giro Release Game Changing Bib Short appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Win! a Shutt Velo Rapide Beanie Hat, Buff and Cycling Socks

    Hannah Ustel
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Winter warmer goodies from Shutt Velo Rapide for one lucky Total Women's Cycling reader. The post Win! a Shutt Velo Rapide Beanie Hat, Buff and Cycling Socks appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Introducing the Bike that Claims to be ‘Unstealable’

    Heather Irvine
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Bike theft has been taken to a whole new level in certain cities around the world. It seems that even the most expensive bike locks are not enough of a deterrent as thieves have now opted to saw through railings and remove Stop! Signs sliding the bike up and over signposts. Every day we see […] The post Introducing the Bike that Claims to be ‘Unstealable’ appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
 
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  • For a Nice Long Bike Filled Weekend, the Month in Photos, by Rideon

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
    It's been a lot of fun this month riding bikes with Lisa and she sure did get some creative juices flowing regarding her bike inspired photography.  I take some credit for that in having restored a very nice old steel lugged Peugeot mountain bike for her.  I guess because it was her birthday this month or due to a much needed long weekend, at any rate I don't need an excuse to share Lisa's beautiful photos.  These are not all of the photos of course, but a good enough sampling of her talent.  Thanks Lisa.  Nice work, speaking of which visit her Natural Living site for…
  • Waterproof Gadgets for Bike Commuting, Camping or Touring, by Rideon

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Moto G 4G LTE with Gorilla Glass, Great Shield Case Kickstand and Adock's Waterproof Silicone Keyboard for Bicycle Touring and Commuting. Great Shield Case for Moto G 4g LTE and Adock Silicone Keyboard. Lightweight, practical, packs small. Good Stuff for bike travel. It's back to school week around here and with all the back to school shopping we found ourselves finding new gadgets for bike camping while maintaining our ability to conduct business from anywhere, even while bike commuting and touring.  This week when our wifi network went down due to some hungry squirrels nibbling on the…
  • Versatile Front Touring Rack, Minoura FRP 3000, by Rideon

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Bridgestone MB-1 with Minoura FRP 3000 front pannier rack Seems like more and more bike commuters and folks interested in bike touring are turning to older mountain bikes for converting to road use.  Replacing heavy knob tires with narrow slicks, adding fenders or racks and in most cases older mountain bikes makes ease of installation one of its most appealing characteristics.  If you’re in the market for a new commuter bike or simply interested in picking up a bike for any practical lifestyle solution consider some of the readily available older mountain bikes from the…
  • Building on Success with DIY Handlebar Basket for Bike Commuting, by Rideon

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Our old Commuter Bike was in need of cargo carrying ability. Friday evening and I wanted to get a funky handlebar basket on our old Puch Bergmeister commuter bike as it needed some cargo carrying ability.   Seems like quite a trend to build Porteur Bikes these days, but with most Porteur racks costing about a hundred bucks and the fact that it severely limits some riding agility, I opted for something a bit different, if not cheap and the Velo Orange Porteur Bars demand some appropriate styling.   Two dollar thrift store basket with hook and loop velcro straps for attaching to…
  • Long Lasting Bicycle Chain Maintenance, by Rideon

    12 Aug 2014 | 2:20 am
    Simple Chain Maintenance Kit for Bike Commuting Chain maintenance made much easier when you know what works. There is so much information regarding chain maintenance it can be daunting for new comers to bike commuting who simply want an efficient and affordable method of bike chain maintenance.   As Sheldon Brown noted it is perhaps the most controversial of bike maintenance topic there is.  Well, if you'd like to jump ahead and research all the definitions and terms referring to why chain stretch is a misleading term, what's a good chain and why, what cleaners to use and which…
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    Cycling Perspective®

  • Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 8 results

    Kim Hull
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 8 » Name Nat Team Time / Gap 1 Nacer BOUHANNI FRA FDJ 4:29:00 2 Michael MATTHEWS AUS OGE 0 3 Peter SAGAN SVK CAN 0 4 John DEGENKOLB GER GIA 0 5 Greg HENDERSON NZL LTB 0 6 Robert WAGNER GER BEL 0 7 Kristian SBARAGLI ITA MTN 0 8 Roberto FERRARI ITA LAM 0 9 Tom BOONEN BEL OPQ 0 10 Jasper STUYVEN BEL TFR 0 11 Danilo WYSS SUI BMC 0 12 Sébastien HINAULT FRA IAM 0 13 Damiano CARUSO ITA CAN 0 14 Michael Valgren ANDERSEN DEN TCS 0 15 Geoffrey SOUPE FRA FDJ 0 16 Gerald CIOLEK GER MTN 0 17 Christopher FROOME GBR SKY 0 18 Alexandr KOLOBNEV RUS KAT 0 19 Samuel SANCHEZ…
  • Vuelta a España 2014 General classification after Stage 8

    Kim Hull
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 8 » Name Nat Team Time / Gap 1 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE Spain MOV 31:21:20 2 Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS Colombia MOV 15 3 Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO Spain TCS 18 4 Christopher FROOME Great Britain SKY 20 5 Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO Colombia OGE 41 6 Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Spain KAT 45 7 Robert GESINK Netherlands BEL 55 8 Fabio ARU Italy AST 58 9 Warren BARGUIL France GIA +1:02 10 Wilco KELDERMAN Netherlands BEL +1:06 11 Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE Spain SKY +1:09 12 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Spain BMC +1:11 13 Damiano CARUSO Italy CAN +1:12 14 Rigoberto URAN URAN…
  • Nacer Bouhanni claims his second win at the Vuelta a España; Valverde holds onto overall lead

    Kim Hull
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Stage 8 Date  Start  Finish  Distance 30 August 2014 Baeza Albacete 207.4 km Nacer Bouhanni wins Vuelta a España 2014 Stage 8 Photo: © Vuelta a España Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) captured his second win of the Vuelta a España 2014 with a Stage 8 victory at Albacete. Michael Matthews (Orica Green EDGE) was second and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) was third. Movistar extended their hold on the race lead, with Alejandro Valverde remaining 15 seconds ahead of teammate Nairo Quintana. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) sits in third place, 18 seconds back. “It was a crazy finale, but it was…
  • GP Ouest France – Plouay 2014 start list

    Kim Hull
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    GP Ouest France – Plouay 2014 » LAMPRE-MERIDA TREK FACTORY RACING 1 COSTA Rui 11 SILVESTRE Fabio 2 CATTANEO Mattia 12 DEVOLDER Stijn 3 DURASEK Kristijan 13 HONDO Danilo 4 MORI Manuele 14 NIZZOLO Giacomo 5 CIMOLAI Davide 15 RAST Grégory 6 SIMOES OLIVEIRA Nelson 16 BEPPU Fumiyuki 7 VALLS FERRI Rafael 17 VAN POPPEL Boy 8 WACKERMANN Luca 18 VAN POPPEL Danny AG2R LA MONDIALE ASTANA PRO TEAM 21 BARDET Romain 31 GRIVKO Andriy 22 DUMOULIN Samuel 32 AGNOLI Valerio 23 APPOLONIO Davide 33 GAVAZZI Franscesco 24 KADRI Blel 34 GASPAROTTO Enrico 25 BONNAFOND Guillaume 35 BOZIC Borut 26 MINARD…
  • GP Ouest France – Plouay 2014

    Kim Hull
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Date: Sunday, 31 August 2014 Distance:  229.1 km – 8 laps of 26.9 kilometers & 1 of 13.9 kilometers GP Ouest France – Plouay 2014 start list » GP Ouest France – Plouay 2014 route map Click to launch pdf   Maps courtesy of GP Ouest France – Plouay 2014
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  • Motobu

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

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

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

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

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

    Jarred Gitz
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Picture from: www.sbs.com.auI think the national championships are one of the most interesting events of the cycling calendar.  To me it is an awesome event that crowns one undecided World Champion; not to mention they get an awesome Rainbow Jersey.  The one part I don't get is why the World Championships are raced by national teams instead of trade teams.  Now, don't get me wrong I like the national teams but I feel like they already have an event, the Olympics.  I am still pretty new to cycling as I have always said so maybe it is just one of those things I haven't had…
  • Mio Link Review

    Jarred Gitz
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Mio Link is the newest iteration of optical heart rate monitors by Mio.  Although it technically doesn't replace the older Alpha (still for sale) it improves on the unit in pretty much every way possible.  Two caveats being decreased battery life and the lack of a screen but as I will discuss in my review both are for the better. So first off what is an optical heart rate monitor other than an expensive ass bracelet?  Well most runners are familiar with heart rate monitor straps which are worn around the chest while exercising to measure heart rate by its electrical…
  • Week in Runs & Rides

    Jarred Gitz
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Kind of a meager post of Runs & Rides this week!  I am really not sure why but I haven't exactly been feeling energetic for the last week.  Since Thursday I've been really tired and lethargic; so I have slept in a LOT!  I need to get my butt in gear for this next week as I just signed up for my next triathlon (CATS Sprint Triathlon in Conway, AR).Another Ride with Nicole (Monday)I am slowly but steadily breaking down Nicole's resolve against becoming a cyclist.  This is the second week in a row that I have managed to get her onto a bike and all it took me was giving a…
  • All Night Heart Rate Monitoring

    Jarred Gitz
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    With the Mio Link in for testing I couldn't resist doing something it wasn't really designed for.  So with that in mind I set out to do some heart rate monitoring while I slept, of my entire night.  Luckily the Link has pretty stellar battery life (7 hours) so I juiced up the Link and my Garmin Forerunner 220 in preparation for the test.I debated sending the data to my phone instead of just the FR220 but I have had some issue with the Wahoo Fitness app recently so I figured I would play it safe with old reliable.  I was a little unsure of how well I would sleep with a heart…
  • Sigma Rox 10.0 in for Review

    Jarred Gitz
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    It seems like I just have bunches of products coming in but that is definitely a good if not GREAT problem to have.  The newest item is the Rox 10.0 GPS bike computer from Sigma.  Sigma has been around for a good while manufacturing traditional (aka magnet powered) bike computers.  Their Rox 10.0 is their newest product in the Rox lineup and Sigma's first attempt at a GPS computer.  This computer has a laundry list of features so bear with me here but I can guarantee that the full overly detailed review will be a LONG one!In the BoxI have in to review the Rox 10.0 White…
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