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  • The Time William Shatner Stole Leonard Nimoy's Bicycle

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    27 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    Source: leonardnimoy.de Transcript: Leonard Nimoy: He is mean. He is really mean. I've been telling people this for years. Now, I want you to believe me tonight, I'm not kidding, he's mean, he's a mean person. He stole my bicycle.  William Shatner: I didn't steal your bicycle.  Nimoy: Yes, he did. He stole my bicycle.  Shatner: I'm gonna tell you the story Nimoy: And it was not once.  Shatner: I tell you what we do Nimoy: He took advantage of a person in need.  Shatner: When were you in need? Nimoy: Of a person struggling, a person in pain. He did! He hurt me,…
  • Mountain Biking at an Advanced Age

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    Bike Noob
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:22 pm
    There’s a nifty event coming up in Austin in a few weeks. It’s called the “Big Southie,” and is an unsupported mountain bike ride consisting of three different loops on the myriad of bike trails in the south part of town. I’m going to ride it. Not the whole thing, but parts of it. So when I saw that a pre-ride of the route was planned for Sunday, I decided to join in. The pre-ride was just the north loop, and would cover about 17 miles. This is described as the “most technical” of the three loops. “Technical,” in mountain bike talk, means…
  • Sideways

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    Bike Noob
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Our frequent guest poster, Don Blount, is dealing with a setback. My cycling year has gone sideways. I had planned on building on what I did last year, riding a total 6,500 miles and completing a bunch of challenging rides, including the Tour of the California Alps Death Ride and my first double century. This year my goal was to complete three double centuries, which would give me a California Triple Crown and to complete the Death Ride again. But man makes plans and God laughs. Instead of preparing for my next ride, I am readying for major surgery in March and rehab with hopes of being able…
  • 5 of the best bike storage options

    London Cyclist Blog
    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:55 pm
    We cyclists do, of course, love our bikes – and there is absolutely no way we want to store them outside unless there is literally no other option. Unless you’ve craftily positioned yourself in a home with other cyclists, housemates, family and spouses can sometimes find this desire to keep the bike inside confusing and slightly annoying. However, there are plenty of cool storage options that will help you keep the bike neatly stowed, and some of them look pretty cool, too. Here are 5 of the best: The Clug   The Clug claims to be the world’s smallest bike rack.
  • UCI wants Astana team stripped of license for doping (The Associated Press)

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    27 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    The Astana team of Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali appears set to lose its license to compete this year, at the request of the UCI. An audit by the Institute of Sport Sciences at the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) into Astana's management of anti-doping measures found ''a big difference'' between what the team was doing and what it promised to do, world cycling's governing body said on Friday. The UCI said there were ''compelling grounds'' to refer the issue to the licensing commission, and request that Kazakhstan government-backed Astana be stripped of its Pro Team license, which…
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  • Ian Stannard climbs out of that ditch and onto the podium

    Dan Seaton
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Ian Stannard was overjoyed to be winning again after a star-crossed 2014 season. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comGENT, Belgium (VN) — A year ago Ian Stannard was the hardest of the hardmen, roaring to an impressive sprint victory over BMC’s perennial local hero Greg Van Avermaet after a miserable, sodden Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. It was Team Sky’s first big breakthrough in true classics conditions, a total team effort over 198 kilometers of cold, rainy, windswept Flemish hills and cobbles, delivering Stannard to the decisive move — and, eventually, to victory — in a race that the…
  • Gallery: 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

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    28 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Ian Stannard attacks in the finale of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com 1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image.Cycling: 70th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2015 On the Haaghoek. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: break Strength in numbers? For a while, anyway. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Gilbert Philippe Gilbert fought to get back in the battle, but fell short, finishing eighth. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comView Larger Image.2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Vanmarcke Sep…
  • Results: 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

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    28 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    1. Ian STANNARD, TEAM SKY, in 4:58:41 2. Niki TERPSTRA, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at :00 3. Tom BOONEN, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at :08 4. Stijn VANDENBERGH, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at :15 5. Sep VANMARCKE, TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO, at 1:24 6. Greg VAN AVERMAET, BMC RACING TEAM, at 1:24 7. Zdenek STYBAR, ETIXX-QUICK STEP, at 1:29 8. Philippe GILBERT, BMC RACING TEAM, at 4:36 9. Luke ROWE, TEAM SKY, at 4:55 10. Arnaud DEMARE, FDJ, at 4:55 11. Alexander KRISTOFF, TEAM KATUSHA, at 4:55 12. Jens DEBUSSCHERE, LOTTO SOUDAL, at 4:55 13. Wesley KREDER, TEAM ROOMPOT, at 4:55 14. Edward THEUNS, TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE, at…
  • Ian Stannard wins 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

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    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Ian Stannard does it again at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Photo: AFPIan Stannard (Sky) outwitted an Etixx-Quick-Step juggernaut on Saturday to win his second Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The Briton came to the finish of the 200km classic with three Etixx riders — Tom Boonen, Niki Terpstra and Stijn Vandenbergh — and something to prove. He dealt with all of them in the final kilometers to take his second consecutive victory in Ghent. Terpstra hung on for second with Boonen third. “I was a bit worried with three Quick-Step guys,” Stannard said. “It was hard at the end. I was…
  • Sarah Storey misses women’s world hour record

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    28 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    Britain's Sarah Storey attempted the hour record on February 28. She needed to beat Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel, who rode 46.065km in Mexico City in 2003. Photo: Glyn Kirk | AFPSarah Storey fell short of breaking the world hour record on Saturday at the Olympic Velodrome in London. The 11-time Paralympic champion was after the mark of 46.065km set in 2003 by Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel. She began strongly, but slipped off the pace by the halfway mark. The 37-year-old did break the British record, however, by covering 45.502km. Storey told The Guardian afterward that she suffered from…
 
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  • Team USA Opens Up Spring Classics Campaign in Belgium

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    Team USA began its Spring Classics campaign in Belgium on Saturday, racing in the womenand#39;s edition of the Omloop het Nieuwsblad. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) was the top placed rider from USA Cyclingand#39;s womenand#39;s development program, finishing 4:02 behind the race winner.
  • USA Cycling, USA BMX announce format for 2015 BMX Worlds qualification

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    USA Cycling and USA BMX announced Thursday that qualifications for the 2015 UCI BMX World Championships will take place in both the eastern and western United States.
  • Online registration is open for Pro Crit and TTT

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Online registration is now open for the 2015 USA Cycling Professional Criterium and Team Time Trial.
  • Hammer takes eighth in omnium as 2015 Track Worlds conclude

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    Seven-time world champion Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./TWENTY16 p/b SHO-AIR) finished eighth in the womenandrsquo;s omnium on Sunday, concluding the 2015 UCI Track World Championships in St. Quentin en Yvelines, France, with the final three omnium eventsandmdash;500m time trial, flying lap and points race.
  • Team USA, Wiles cap off Tour of New Zealand wins

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Team USA put the finishing touches on a dominant week at the 2015 Womenandrsquo;s Tour of New Zealand on Sunday, as Tayler Wiles (Fairfax, Calif./Velocio-SRAM) clinched the Yellow Jersey, Lauren Hall (Dolores, Colo./TWENTY16 p/b Sho-Air) took the Stage 5 win and Team USA earned the Team Classification title at the five-stage event.
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  • Briton Stannard retains Het Nieuwsblad title (Reuters)

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Briton Ian Stannard won the first classic one-day race of the season when he beat three Etixx-Quick Step riders in a tense finale to the Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. The Team Sky rider, who also won the race last year, was part of a four-man breakaway with Tom Boonen, Niki Terpstra and Stijn Vandenberg 43-km from the end. Boonen and Terpstra attacked one after another but Stannard could not be dropped. The 27-year-old Englishman, whose 2014 season was plagued by injury, beat Terpstra in the final sprint to wrap up a flawless ride. ...
  • UCI wants Astana team stripped of license for doping (The Associated Press)

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    The Astana team of Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali appears set to lose its license to compete this year, at the request of the UCI. An audit by the Institute of Sport Sciences at the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) into Astana's management of anti-doping measures found ''a big difference'' between what the team was doing and what it promised to do, world cycling's governing body said on Friday. The UCI said there were ''compelling grounds'' to refer the issue to the licensing commission, and request that Kazakhstan government-backed Astana be stripped of its Pro Team license, which…
  • Cycling-UCI recommends Astana team be stripped of elite status (Reuters)

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:05 am
    (Adds background) PARIS, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) wants the sport's licencing commission to strip the Astana team of their elite status after an investigation into doping, the ruling body said on Friday. Kazakhstan-based Astana, whose team includes Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, were only granted their World Tour licence for 2015 "under probation". "After careful review of this extensive report, the UCI strongly believes that it contains compelling grounds to refer the matter to the Licence Commission and request the Astana Pro Team licence be…
  • Former Argentine track champion dies after race (Reuters)

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine former national track champion Sebastian Cancio has died two weeks after going into hospital suffering from dehydration and sun stroke after a race, local media reported on Monday. The 36-year-old, 10 times Argentine champion in various track events and winner of the 2005 Tour of Mendoza, had health problems since failing to recover properly from hepatitis two years ago, his family told the state newsagency Telam. (Reporting by Rex Gowar; editing by Justin Palmer)
  • Americans make statement with Tour of New Zealand sweep (The Associated Press)

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    MASTERTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Tayler Wiles led an American sweep at the Tour of New Zealand on Sunday, holding off Megan Guarnier and Evelyn Stevens to win the five-stage women's road race.
 
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  • Vital Information for the Cycling Community Regarding Bike Thieves

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    We received the following letter from LAPD Officer John (Rusty) Redican regarding a a ring of high end bicycle thieves that were arrested a few years back, who may or may not be at it again. There is some good information in his letter that is worth reading and sharing with your fellow cyclists. Hello All, My name is John (Rusty) Redican, I’m a fellow cyclist and LAPD Officer. This reminder is not an official LAPD news blast, but me as a fellow cyclist and community member arming you with a little information to keep you and your property safe.
  • 2015 TV Schedule for the Red Bull Signature Series is Announced

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    NBC Sports Ventures and Red Bull Media House has announced the 2015 television schedule for the Red Bull Signature Series, featuring 20 hours of coverage of the most progressive collection of action sports events in the world. Sal Masekela, the definitive voice in action sports, will host the Red Bull Signature Series for the fourth consecutive year.
  • San Dimas Stage Race: Participants, Volunteers & Host Housing Wanted

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    iders, volunteers, and housing hosts are wanted for the 16th annual San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR), scheduled for March 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2015. Come and be part of 3 days of great racing. Information about the race is available at: sdsr.bike.
  • The 10th Annual Tour de Murrieta Returns March 13th – 15th

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:21 pm
    The 10th Annual Tour de Murrieta, recognized as one of Southern California’s most prestigious three day cycling events is just around the corner, March 13-15, 2015, and will feature the most competitive race teams in California!
  • Photo Gallery & Report: Rosena Ranch Circuit Race

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:26 pm
    This was the second Rosena Ranch Circuit Race of the season and it was a shorter version of the same course of the previous edition. The shorter course was equally as hard given the wind, small rollers and sprinting out of every turn around.
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  • Ian Stannard wins 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsbald

    Ron
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Team Sky’s Ian Stannard pulled off a stunning victory today to defend his Omloop Het Nieuwsblad title. The post Ian Stannard wins 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsbald appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Today in Pro Cycling News: February 28th, 2015

    Ron
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    In today's pro cycling news, 2015 Road world schedule announced, Boonen and team reconnoiter Omloop finish, Peter Sagan leads Tinkoff for Strade Bianchi and more. The post Today in Pro Cycling News:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Astana Pro Team going down?

    Ron
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    The UCI has received the results of the Astana Pro Team's audit and is now recommending that the team's license be withdrawn. The post Astana Pro Team going down? appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gates partners with REEB Cycles, Cycle Monkey for NAHBS

    Ron
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Gates Carbon Drive will pair their new Carbon Drive Red Belts with Rohloff Hubs and bikes from REEB and Connor Wood Cycles at next weekend's North American Handmade Bicycle Show. The post Gates... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Today in Pro Cycling News: February 27th, 2015

    Ron
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It's the Classics season! Pro cycling news updates from Katusa, MTN-Qhubeka, BMC, Etixx-Quickstep and more. The post Today in Pro Cycling News: February 27th, 2015 appeared first on Bike World News. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Stannard Slays Etixx for Omloop Double

    Mark McGhee
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    Race Report: Up against three Etixx-Quickstep riders, and three of the best classics riders in the world, it was last years winner Ian Stannard of Team Sky who showed them all how to ride the Omloop. Boonen, Vandenbergh and Terpstra could do nothing to hold back a rampaging Englishman who wanted this win more than any other in his career.This is always a race that favors the hard man, the super domestique who will apply himself in the service of others for the rest of the summer but who is given his head for the next month. Last year it went to Stannard (Sky) from Van Avermaet (BMC) in a…
  • Top Ride: Ghisallo-Sormano on Lake Como

    Richard Pestes
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    One of my favorite rides in recent memory, and possibly ever was a loop from Bellagio, up the Madonna del Ghisallo, then the Colma di Sormano, and back along the shores of Lake Como to my base at Il Perlo Panorama.Like most Top Rides, a few factors converged between the roughly three hours it took us to ride the 52.1km loop, gain almost 1900 meters of elevation, and lose around 800m of it in one scenic but nailbiting descent to the lake: a new route – discovering new terrain is always a good way to spend time on the bike gorgeous terrain with the right amount of challenge a good crew…
  • Stetina & Bookwalter Get PEZ’d

    Alastair Hamilton
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Rider interview: Two interviews for the price of one as Alastair Hamilton has a very long chat with two of the most experienced American riders on the WorldTour. BMC’s Peter Stetina and Brent Bookwalter were recently in Spain and PEZ had to get all the behind the scenes info on the ‘Super Team’.Brent Bookwalter turned pro in 2006 with a much smaller BMC set-up than the present incarnation, he has a list of National titles, but more importantly the 30 year-old is a solid and trusted team rider. After two years with Garmin, Peter Stetina joined BMC in 2014 and, like…
  • EuroTrash Cobbles Thursday!

    Alastair Hamilton
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:15 am
    The Belgian cobbles week-end starts right here in EuroTrash Thursday. All the info you need for Het Nieuwsblad & Kuurne, plus Harelbeke unpopular, Dr. Steven in the Wall Street Journal, the last 2015 cyclo-cross, GP di Lugano, Amstel Gold Race, Etixx take Colombians, Giro GF in NI and Ruud Cremers injured. Large coffee time.PEZ Toolbox’s Dr. Stephen Cheung in the Wall Street JournalThe scientific consensus concerning hydration during exercise continues to evolve. From the 1996 American College of Sports Medicine position statement to drink as much as possible and to prevent any…
  • Lee’s Lowdown: Cobbles & Coppi

    Lee Rodgers
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:15 am
    This week Lee Rodgers casts his eye over the opening classics of the season and looks into just what makes these great old races so special. Lee also runs into a special old rider who has been up and maybe too close to the ‘Campionissimo’ Fausto Coppi himself. Life on the cobbles! How was Majorca, gentleman? Ah, sunny you say? Warm? How nice. And how about you fellas, how was Oman? Quite windy hmm? You dont say? Well, strap in lads. Cos here come the cobblesThe folk Down Under are quite proud of their season opener, and the efforts to bring the worlds top riders to Oman, Qatar and…
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  • Top 10 European Cycling Destinations

    Andreas
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    On a rainy bike ride home, it’s hard for the mind not to wonder towards dreamier climates. My mind always wonders back to my cycling holiday along the Rhine in Germany and inevitably to the many pints consumed along the way. Cycling Holidays are great fun and a great way to socialise, and we really are spoilt for choice with loads of great cycling destinations around Europe, and there are routes to suit all abilities depending on the style of riding you are after. If you’re fit and agile, there are some great mountain and woodland trails that will really push you to the limit.
  • 5 of the best bike storage options

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:55 pm
    We cyclists do, of course, love our bikes – and there is absolutely no way we want to store them outside unless there is literally no other option. Unless you’ve craftily positioned yourself in a home with other cyclists, housemates, family and spouses can sometimes find this desire to keep the bike inside confusing and slightly annoying. However, there are plenty of cool storage options that will help you keep the bike neatly stowed, and some of them look pretty cool, too. Here are 5 of the best: The Clug   The Clug claims to be the world’s smallest bike rack.
  • Build your dream bike step-by-step with the BYOB workshop

    Andreas
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    This is a guest post by George of Bring Your Own Bike. Have you ever made your own sandwich? You’ll know the stages: agonising over the individual components, carefully assembling the parts, finally standing back to admire the finished article and then taking that first sweet bite through the crust and into the filling. You nailed it, and you know that you couldn’t have bought that sandwich or the satisfaction in any outlet near or far. We feel the same about bicycles. If you want something perfect, you have to design and make it yourself. But with bikes, there’s more to consider than…
  • What’s the most versatile style of bike?

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:53 am
    I’ll admit, I’m a bit greedy in the bike department (but not as greedy as some people I know!) – I’ve got more than 3, and less than 5. However, I recently found myself wondering: if I could have just one bike, what would it be? Here’s a look at the distinguishing features of the most common styles, and the bike that I believe is the most versatile: Road bikes Commonly searched for as ‘racers’ and ‘race bikes’, road bikes have seen a huge boom since the halo effect of the 2012 Tour win and Olympic achievements. A lot of people, however,…
  • Laundrapp review – laundry for busy people

    Andreas
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:53 pm
    What, you still do your own laundry? You fire up the washing machine, throw in the colours separately, add the powder and then put it in the drier when it’s done? Then you manually fold it? That’s so old school! After all, this is the 21st century that we live in and there’s an app for everything. Laundry is the latest part of our lives to get an app makeover. For £15 with the Laundrapp you can get 1.5 times your typical washing machine load done by a professional cleaner. They’ll pick up your laundry, wash it, dry it, fold it and then deliver it back to your front door. You can also…
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  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

    BikeSnobNYC
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:59 am
    Well, February's almost over:This is very good for the morale, because it means we're just a tiny bit closer to the thaw...and of course the ensuing VELOCIPEDE FUROR!!!  And who could forget The Great Velocipede Furor of 1869?That we are to have a velocipedal furor this ensuing Summer is a fact no one will now question, and there is but one thing likely to interfere with the coming bicycle campaign, and that is the difficult of finding places to ride in.  The Central Park Commissioners, with an indifference to the public wants which they have not previously shown, have not yet…
  • What's the boiling point for credibility?

    BikeSnobNYC
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Here's an amusing little antidone antelope story that should warm your cockles on this cold Febuwary Februrary month-after-January day:I returned to a bicycle coated with ice and attempted, shakily, to navigate an ice-covered street. A man watched and literally scoffed at me with the “sorry, sucker” look on his face, then climbed into his car. Slowly, I wobbled the bike past his car as he started it and hit the gas. The car didn’t move a bit, but the wheels were spinning plenty.Delightful.  There are few sights more amusing than that of a floundering driver, which is why I watch…
  • Happy Odin's Day!

    BikeSnobNYC
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    Further to yesterday's post, a reader pointed out:Regular guy said...That Visp tri-spoke bike looks like something that Michael Ball had in mind when he was in that pissing match with Steve Hed (may he rest in peace)February 24, 2015 at 7:56 PMThis is an excellent point.  Here's the Accrue bologna slicer as specced on the Visp Machete:And here is Michael Ball's original design for the Rock Racing wheelset:By the way, if you're new-ish to cycling and are unfamiliar with Michael Ball, this picture is all you need to know:(Rock Racing was built on a foundation of doping products, hair…
  • Pefrection is Overated.

    BikeSnobNYC
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    Last week we took an in-depth look at the Visp Whatever-This-Thing-Is:And subsequently WorkCyles informed me there's also a version with sweet three-spoke wind-cheating, squirrel-slicing mags:Hey @bikesnobnyc you seen this awesome deal on a 14sp aero road bike? http://t.co/SxdxjiV0J9— WorkCycles (@WorkCycles) February 23, 2015 Here's a closer look:If nothing else, the design team at Visp clearly have their fingers on the pulse of the high-end bicycle market.  Unfortunately, they're wearing oven mitts and can't feel anything, so this bike is basically them yelling "Clear!" and zapping…
  • On your marks, get set...read!!!

    BikeSnobNYC
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am
    So Ed Begley, Jr. rode his bike to the Academy Awards in the rain:Never mind the rain. I'm riding my bike to the @TheAcademy Awards. Pardon the helmet hair. pic.twitter.com/roVFW9qViG— Ed Begley, Jr. (@edbegleyjr) February 22, 2015That's great and all, but why no fenders?  See, to me it undermines his entire message, since it give the impression that he doesn't do this sort of thing routinely.  If he did, wouldn't he have fenders?  Plus, it's a black tie affair, so if you insist on wearing a helment you should at least find one shaped like a top hat:(As subtle as the "b" in…
 
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  • Canon EF lenses for sale.

    MC
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:18 pm
    I'm at the far end of a 3-year lens buying/testing binge.  I've phased myself out of crop bodies and have gone full frame, full time.Time to move the outliers to their new homes.All lenses were used on a Canon 5d3 exclusively.24-70mm F4L IS USMI wanted a compact-in-size zoom with a reasonable wide angle end.Briefly considered the 2.8L version, but this one was so much more compact it won out easily.Great image quality, great zoom range for most of my uses.  Ended up using the 24-105 F4L more often, despite it being substantially larger in my pack.Condition = 9/10.Price is $700…
  • A week of winter...

    MC
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:57 pm
    ...does not a not-weak winter make.The last ~2 months have looked like this.Positively gorgeous, which is what you'd expect of fall and spring around here.Except that it's the heart of winter, and our most popular trails (light on moisture and heavy on traffic) have already become linear sand dunes.Finally, on Friday it started to snow.By Sunday enough had fallen to make fatties necessary for the first time in months.The irony of finally having fatbike-worthy conditions?In 7+ hours out on trails in the shadow of Denver, Jeny and I saw one other rider.(Hey Cal!)Complaining?  Hell no.
  • Finding flow.

    MC
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    A few months ago I got invited on a trip.  Trip of a lifetime some would say: Down the Grand Canyon.The fine details included a mid-January launch, being out 10 days in small boats, a total of 5 guys well-versed in the self-support ethos that a trip like this demands.As departure drew closer and friends learned of the trip, a common question, worded appropriate to the experience and perspective of each asker, arose.'Why rush through paradise?'Regardless of verbiage, the question is valid from any perspective.  If you're given an opportunity to do something that few can and fewer…
  • Maybruary.

    MC
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Winter in our neck of the woods should, and typically does, look like this:^ That pic was taken a few weeks back, in the 'heart' of winter.  Despite the appearance of deep snow, a trained eye will see a proliferation of surface hoar.  What you can't see, but what I can vouch for having been there, is that that hoar extends from bedrock to surface, regardless of aspect.In other words: The snow is rotten and there isn't much of it.And that's the good news.Drop a few thousand feet, to the locales we can easily reach on an all-day ride, and it looks more like this:Were this May, that…
  • The sounds of silence.

    MC
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Or at least the sounds you hear when there's silence nearby.Please enjoy a few hundred thousand pixels culled from the last few months of playing outside all around the Colorado Plateau.Thanks for checkin' in.
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  • Fat Bikes: from obscure to annoying in 24 months

    cafiend
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    Fat bikes started out as sort of a secret society. Now they're incredibly hip. Maybe that's the secret to success in America: Get fatter. The original mountain bikes were fat-tired, fun-loving and durable. Then they became tweaky and expensive. But once you go fat you can never come back. So only a fatter bike can capture the public's affection. And with popularity comes misunderstanding and come-lately "expertise."As the fat bike bus gets larger and picks up more idlers from the sidewalk, the cacophonous chatter of misinformation rises in the background. And news of misbehavior filters in,…
  • Fat Bike Ethics

    cafiend
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    When an activity based on self-reliance becomes popular, self-reliance is one of the first casualties. It happened with backpacking, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, mountain biking, kayaking...people are attracted by some element of the sizzle, but still expect someone else to cook and cut the meat. Where a few people would come in, seeking to learn the skills and master the craft, the masses come in looking to own the gear, get the tee shirt and project the image.Fat biking is taking its turn in the spotlight now. It's still a narrow spot, but interest is on the rise. And the most…
  • My turn for The Chimp Report

    cafiend
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Big G!Don't know if you'll see this tonight, but it's too funny to risk forgetting.The chimps were particularly bangy today. Plus they had something that made a piercing, metallic whine like a Dremel tool working on thin metal or ceramic or somebody's skull. I spent a lot of time with my ear plugs in. But they did not take the edge off the shockwave slams of whatever they would drop or throw at irregular intervals. After lunch I started banging back with an old rack bar. They had quieted down somewhat, so hopefully it startled them as I did it at irregular intervals.Minutes after Esteban took…
  • Exercise is a drug

    cafiend
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    This is not news to a lot of you: exercise acts like an antidepressant and stress reliever. Those of us who have experimented with a variety of forms of self medication will have figured out that exercise needs to be managed like a drug.Setting aside the addictive substances famous for monopolizing users' lives, your lifestyle enhancers, legal and illegal, all create a cushion effect in which the user requires more of whatever it is to reach the desired level of whatever you're going for, whether it's mellow relaxation or euphoric energy.Coincidentally, exercise can provide both of those,…
  • More from the menu of fat.

    cafiend
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    The fat bikes we ordered from SE last spring finally arrived. At  $899 they stretch the definition of affordable a bit, but they offer a lot for the money. These are 2014 models. The 2015s list for  $1089. Once they pass the  $1,000 mark they need to stand up to other strong, established models in the fat genre. But at $899 they can still play on price.First of all, congrats on concise naming. F@. Get it?Componentry is impressive out of the box: triple crank, hydraulic disc brakes, two water bottle mounts, burly rack bosses, double wall rims, outboard BB bearings and real…
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    Cyclelicious

  • I’m not dead yet

    Richard Masoner
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    Earlier this week, I hinted at a post with this title for Thursday, which never happened. This is as far as I got: I ride a bike everyday, and nothing ever happens to me. The Plan Goes Awry I meant to expand on this thought by pointing out that although the close calls and harassments stick out in our minds, almost all of my bike rides are incident free. “If it bleeds it leads” is as true for the new media as it was for the old, resulting in thousands of views for poorly produced YouTube video showing hooks, doors, and crosses resulting in broken bikes, broken bones, broken heads,…
  • Leonard Nimoy rode a bicycle

    Richard Masoner
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Leonard Nimoy rode a bicycle. Nimoy explains that riding a bicycle is the logical thing to do in this video. R.I.P.
  • Electric skateboard regulation for California

    Richard Masoner
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:53 pm
    The state of California currently prohibits electric skateboards from all public roads and sidewalks. California AB-604 modifies the California vehicle code to legalize and regulate operation of electric skateboards in the Golden State. Much of the language is lifted straight from the vehicle that regulates the operation of bicycles, such as: “A person operating an electrically motorized skateboard upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle” and “an electrically motorized skateboard is not a motor…
  • Familiarity breeds carelessness

    Richard Masoner
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:55 pm
    I am a risk averse ninny, and I ride a bike. When I began Cyclelicious ten years ago, many bike advocacy groups told us that every trip on two wheels requires advanced mapping, pre-rides, suiting up, carbo-loading, hydration, armor plating, a doctor’s note, next-of-kin notification, and a healthy dose of fear. Partly in response to this, and partly because I’m resentful of the “strong and fearless” label people apply to me, I crafted my mission statement to counter this paranoid school of thought: “Cyclelicious encourages cyclists to promote bicycling as a fun,…
  • Make a bike video, win a laptop or a camera

    Richard Masoner
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Magix Fastcut quickly and easily slurps video from your action camera, mixes it with pre-defined effects and transformations timed to music, and exports automatically to YouTube. Submit the resulting one minute video to the #JustCutIt contest, and you just might win the ASUS Zenbook™ UX301LA ultrabook laptop computer, or a Nilox F60 EVO Action Camera. Editing in Fastcut is all drag-and-drop, with radio buttons and slider bars to adjust image stabilization, color, contrast, and other fast image editing options. There’s even a button to remove wind noise and road chatter common to…
 
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    Jeffs Bike Blog

  • Getting Back

    Jeff
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    It will take a lot longer to get my body back in shape than it took to get my bikes back in shape.  But at least I know if I can get myself out there when it's -15 wind chill, prospects look good.  There should be more reports to come as the process continues.BikesaferJeff
  • Some Things Never Change

    Jeff
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:36 pm
    I've been off the bike for a while and recently got back in the saddle.  I've missed many things about riding but I haven't missed the idiots.Last week a woman nearly doored me and when I called her out on it she told me how dangerous bikes were.  Then her knucklehead boyfriend or brother or whatever got into the act.  He told me his name was Brent Halverson.  Either way neither saw anything wrong with opening a door into a bike lane right in front of a bike. Today the driver of an SUV stopped at a stop sign, then looked right at me and started pulling out directly…
  • Just STOP!

    Jeff
    2 Dec 2013 | 5:29 pm
    The traffic laws in the US are pretty simple and none more so than the red light.  It turns red, you stop. Period.  If not then people get hurt or killed.  Again it's trying to save those few seconds.  NO LIFE is worth 10, 20, or 30 seconds of your time.  Period. Just stop not just because it's the law, or because it's common sense, but because the life you save might be your own or someone close to you.These videos took place on the same stretch of road within a couple weeks.  The car in the second video has Wisconsin license plate 509-UFS.
  • You Can't Fix Stupid

    Jeff
    20 Oct 2013 | 11:18 am
    You can't fix stupid.  I've heard that saying before and tend to believe it with some exceptions.  While you might not be able to fix stupid, perhaps we should arrest stupid or at least cite stupid before stupid kills someone.  The driver of this van with plate 339 bgj passed into oncoming traffic, which by itself wouldn't get me that fired up.  Of course there's more to the story.  This guy not only passed into oncoming traffic, he did so with a young girl in the front seat, while READING (or at least closely examining) some piece of paper.I'd love to be able to…
  • Get-there-itis

    Jeff
    17 Jun 2013 | 1:23 pm
    In aviation there is a phenomenon known as get-there-itis.  It has apparently been identified by NASA, albeit under a different more scientific sounding name.From Generalaviationnews.comIt’s a fancy name for “get-there-itis” — plan continuation bias, which is an   unconscious cognitive bias to continue the original plan in spite of changing conditions — and it can be deadly for general aviation pilots.Plan continuation bias was identified in a NASA Ames human factors study from 2004 which analyzed 19 airline accidents from 1991 to 2000 that were attributed to crew…
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    Twenty Nine Inches

  • Niner ROS9 Plus – Short Term Ride Impressions

    c_g
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    NINER ROS9 Plus – Short term ride impressions: by c_g Usually we here at twentynineinches try to have a bike for at least 1 month to ride, in order to get a really complete picture of the bike, often even with small changes to components to see if some qualities may not be worth pushing even further. In this review we had to limit ourselves due to the time constraints from Niner Bikes, resulting in a review of just 7 days actual riding time. The NINER ROS9+ in some rare winter sun. Unfortunately very wintery conditions also coincided, so we had everything from muddy trails with a…
  • SCHWALBE Nobby Nic ’15 Tubeless Easy – Project Singlespeed ’15

    c_g
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    2015 SCHWALBE Nobby Nic 2.35 Tubeless Easy – Out Of The Box (Project Single Speed ’15 – part 4) : by c_g It was last summer when the new SCHWALBE Nobby Nic first debuted having already won the Tweedlove Enduro on its first outing. Despite this booming intro in a hard-core race, the tire is desigend to be one of the most versatile and universal tires around and as such is specced on a multitude of trail oriented bikes for the ’15 season. SCHWALBE Nobby Nic’15 – mounted on the AX-LIGHTNESS/TUNE wheels and ready to rock’n roll. To truly prove its claim for versatility,…
  • A day in the life of a bike sales rep

    c_g
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A day in the life of a bike sales rep: by Scott Banister A day in this job is rarely what you would call a “normal working day”. It occasionally follows a very vague pattern, but with appointments running late, traffic jams and the occasional brush with the law, changeability is the name of the game. Me, Scott, showing a customer the new YETI SB6c. My name is Scott and I represent the firm, Silverfish UK Ltd, for our operations in Germany and Austria, where we distribute YETI CYCLES and COVE BIKES. A typical sales rep has a fixed territory of around 400-500km in every direction from a…
  • Salsa sets off a Powderkeg!

    Grannygear
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:58 pm
    We had seen prototypes over the last year or so amid whispered rumors and wild speculation:  Salsa Cycles was doing a Tandem!? Well all speculation can cease as they released the goods on the Powderkeg at Frostbike, the annual show for all things QBP.  Interestingly, it’s steel, or I should say the frame and fork are steel, and it has 29″ wheels as it should.  With the newly revised Warbirds being alu and carbon, and now with the Ti Warbird kaput, something new in steel has been little seen from a company that used to do a lot of steel bikes.  Think El Mariachi stretch limo…
  • Salsa Mukluk 3: Getting Personal.

    Grannygear
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:44 pm
    This is the third post in my journey to fatness.  Follow along as we not so much review, perhaps, but ‘experience’ what Fat Bikes can do for an old dog like me. So now that we had introduced the Salsa Mukluk 3 and talked about our first impressions, it was time to tweak it a bit and get it to where it was working better for me.  As I have stated before, I see this as an adventure-mobile, even more so than the typical bike.  So I wanted to add a bit of comfort and a bit of practicality. First up was adding some comfort.  Salsa ships the Mukluk 3 with a nice, wrist friendly…
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    Fat Cyclist

  • Second Impressions

    fatty
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    First impressions matter to me. They matter a lot. In fact, they form a bias I have a tough time overcoming at all.  But it can be done.  Which is what today’s post is about. First Impression When I first got a Cannondale Scalpel 29 Carbon Team for long-term testing, I was — as is completely understandable — so excited I wanted to take this beauty to bed with me.  But lots of bikes — almost all bikes, really — are gorgeous-looking. I’d suggest that for die-hard cyclists, how a bike looks in its showroom state doesn’t really qualify as its “first impression.” The…
  • Superduper Cool News

    fatty
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    I’ve been busting at the seams, and not for the usual reasons. Basically, I’ve been dying to share some great news, and now I finally can. It’s about me (as everything is, if I can possibly make it so), but it’s not just about me. And it’s the not-just-about-me part that has me really stoked. I’m talking in circles and dancing around the point. As usual. So let’s cut that out and get to the point already. I am a 2015 Team World Bicycle Relief Ambassador.  Yup, The Hammer was one last year and did amazing things to spread the word and raise funds for World Bicycle Relief. This…
  • Something Tonight, Something Tomorrow

    fatty
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:06 am
    I’m buried under my day job right now, so don’t have time to be hilarious. Which is too bad for you, because I’m feeling particularly funny right now. For example, I just had a thought that made me chortle, then guffaw. Ordinarily, I would share that thought with you, but today, I’m keeping it to myself. What a shame. Still, there are a couple things I want to remind you of: a reminder about tonight, and a tease about tomorrow. Tonight Don’t forget that this evening I’ll be joining Jonathan Lee, one of the honchos at TrainerRoad. We’ll be talking about the mile record, tips for…
  • The Law of Accelerating Bicycle Gear Entropy

    fatty
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Last summer, my feet started hurting. Bad. The MTB shoes I owned left my feet in agony after even medium-sized rides. Trying to fix this, I bought a couple pair of mountain bike shoes, then went to a cobbler and had the shoes stretched to make room for where my feet were being cramped. I went to Leadville with two pair of shoes: the Giro Code VR70s, and the Shimano SH-XC90s. After riding around for a few days, trying both pairs of shoes, I went with the Codes for the race itself. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t like the Shimanos. I really liked the Shimanos. However, when one pair of…
  • Great Shows Made Greater with Bikes

    fatty
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    A Couple of Notes About Upcoming FatChats: This week, I’ll be hosting two conversations. You should come join in for both, because taking questions from the audience is a big part of what will make these fun. Here’s the who/where/when for each: Rockwell Relay: Stories, Strategies, and Bad Advice: I’ll be joining Race Director Tyler Servoss and other experienced racers from this, my favorite road race, to talk about route, equipment, strategy, rules, the spirit of the event,  favorite moments (and worst moments) from the race, and answer questions. If  you’ve signed up for this…
 
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    Bike Noob

  • Is It Getting More Dangerous Out There?

    Bike Noob
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:46 pm
    My friend Ramon H. from the Rio Grande Valley recently had a shock when a drunk driver plowed into several members of a group ride he was in. Two were banged up, and one went to a local hospital’s ICU. Ironically, the group was riding in honor of another of their cycling circle who was killed a year ago — again, by a drunk driver. The crash rattled Ramon, and he is reassessing his commitment to cycling. “At this point,” he wrote me, “I am not sure what the future holds for me as it pertains to pre-dawn cycling or road cycling in general.  This event hit too…
  • Sideways

    Bike Noob
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Our frequent guest poster, Don Blount, is dealing with a setback. My cycling year has gone sideways. I had planned on building on what I did last year, riding a total 6,500 miles and completing a bunch of challenging rides, including the Tour of the California Alps Death Ride and my first double century. This year my goal was to complete three double centuries, which would give me a California Triple Crown and to complete the Death Ride again. But man makes plans and God laughs. Instead of preparing for my next ride, I am readying for major surgery in March and rehab with hopes of being able…
  • Another Year!

    Bike Noob
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:12 pm
    The fine folks at WordPress tell me this is my seventh anniversary as a blogger. Many thanks to all of you who continue to stop by to read my occasional entries, and to offer always interesting and fun comments. I’ll try to keep things moving along in the coming year.Filed under: Blogging Tagged: blog
  • Mountain Biking at an Advanced Age

    Bike Noob
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:22 pm
    There’s a nifty event coming up in Austin in a few weeks. It’s called the “Big Southie,” and is an unsupported mountain bike ride consisting of three different loops on the myriad of bike trails in the south part of town. I’m going to ride it. Not the whole thing, but parts of it. So when I saw that a pre-ride of the route was planned for Sunday, I decided to join in. The pre-ride was just the north loop, and would cover about 17 miles. This is described as the “most technical” of the three loops. “Technical,” in mountain bike talk, means…
  • Earworms

    Bike Noob
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:24 pm
    I’m bugged. Somehow, things are getting into my brain, messing with my ability to concentrate while out on the road, and generally driving me nuts. Those things are earworms. If you haven’t heard the term before, it refers to those songs that play in your head — over and over and over. If you try to drive them out, they just get louder. Now, I normally wouldn’t mind a song in my head. I like music. The trouble is, the songs that have been playing lately are unwelcome, because they’re a) irritating, b) bad songs in general, or c) bad biking songs in particular. A…
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    Bike Hugger

  • Bike Boom – The Book

    Byron
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:33 pm
    My bike media colleague, Carlton Reid has set out to Kickstart another book and this one is about the Bike Boom AND how to make it boomier. I’ll let him tell you about it in this video and later, when he visits Seattle, we’re gonna ride that chroma key bike lane together.
  • Llama Lanes

    Byron
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    A Larrow lane for Llamas. Photo: Gary Kavanagh. A certain lightness was needed, a comedic break in this crazy F’d up world (including the impending UCI doping report) and it finally happened with the Internets blowing up over a couple of escaped Llamas. We had some fun with the story too, with Carlton Reid’s help… a little bit of viralness, just a bit with the Llamas. Dutch are big into their modal separation. Witness the new Llama Lane in Groningen. Pic via @bikehugger pic.twitter.com/arBt4C6Tl3— Carlton Reid (@carltonreid) February 26, 2015 The inside joke here was,…
  • Designing the MegaRack

    Byron
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Yesterday via a live video broadcast, Ross Evans, Xtracycle Founder and CEO teased their new MegaRack. That’s an update to their bolt-on kit.
  • Year of the Bike at Southby

    Byron
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    There are 8 bike-related talks and events on the SXSW Schedule this year. Cross is Coming: Cyclocross Meet Up A casual, social meet-up for Cyclocross riders from across the country to get together and discuss dirt, #svenness, and cool bikes. Everyone will be able to discuss what Cyclocross is like in their specific area of the world and what they have done to grow the sport. Optional CX ride after the meet-up to Mckinney Falls State Park. Badass Female Cyclists Meet Up Enjoy a daily commute, joy ride with friends, #NewKitDay or year-round racing? Join fellow badass female cyclists and the men…
  • Mobile Social SXSW 15

    Byron
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:06 pm
    For our 9th annual Mobile Social SXSW we’ve refocused to advocacy and the world premier of the film Bikes vs Cars. The Swedish filmmakers and a delegation of city planners from Sweden are in town for the premier. Joining them are local advocates, us, and you! So we’ll meet up at Create, in the space where bikes and tech meet to greet filmmakers, city planners, and advocates. After that we’ll ride to watch Bikes vs. Cars at Republic Square Park. Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis we must talk about: Climate, earth’s resources, cities where the surface is consumed by…
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    The Cleanest Line

  • Amelia the Tropicat: A Swell Companion

    Kasey
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    By Liz Clark, captain of Swell I’ve had a few pets on Swell over the last nine years—most of them made their way aboard on their own. I don’t mind the geckos that often show up in a banana stock. They hide, so I rarely get to see them, but they are harmless and make cute coughing noises in the evening. I’ve hosted a wide variety of ants—from teeny fuzzy black ones to enormous shiny red ones. A roving wasp colony lives in my spinnaker pole from time to time, but we tend to give each other our space. Once a cricket turned up out of nowhere. I never saw him, but I adored his evening…
  • In the Land of the Misty Giants – Patagonia Vancouver celebrates grand opening with ‘zine and party

    Kasey
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    By Danielle Egge Until recently, our beautiful northern neighbor has gone underserved by the company. Though we’ve fought countless environmental battles in Canada and funded projects such as Groundswell, our brand brick-and-mortar presence has been minimal at best. Gallantly, Patagonia Toronto has held down the fort for us amidst all of the tuques and the, “ehs?” This is why we are beside ourselves with stoke to announce that Patagonia now has a second store in Canada! The store is located in Vancouver, British Columbia and sits on the corner of West 4th and Maple, in the heart of…
  • Xboundary – Defending Alaska & British Columbia salmon rivers from open-pit mining

    Kasey
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    By Ryan Peterson & Travis Rummel An open-pit mining boom is underway in northern British Columbia, Canada. The massive size and location of the mines—at the headwaters of major salmon rivers that flow across the border into Alaska—has Alaskans concerned over pollution risks posed to their multi-billion dollar fishing and tourism industries. These concerns were heightened with the August 4, 2014 catastrophic tailings dam failure at nearby Mount Polley Mine in B.C.’s Fraser River watershed. Last summer, as part of production for Xboundary, we completed a 100-mile transect of the Unuk…
  • Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: El Avalanchisto

    Kasey
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    By Fitz & Becca Cahall When Matt McKee first heard about the position forecasting avalanches for Minera Pimenton, a gold mine in the Chilean Andes, it sounded like the snow geek’s dream job. But mere hours after his plane touched down in Santiago, Matt started getting hints that maybe he had walked into a situation that more closely resembled a nightmare: a den of avalanche paths, a mine full of workers who didn’t believe in avalanches and a country that looked for someone to blame if things went wrong. Today, we bring you Matt’s story of trying to make it out alive. You can…
  • Announcing the 2015 Copp-Dash Inspire Award Recipients

    Patagonia
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Copp-Dash Inspire Award, sponsored by Black Diamond Equipment, La Sportiva, Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia (with additional in-kind support from Adventure Film Festival, the American Alpine Club, Jonny Copp Foundation and Sender Films), announced the 2015 winners of the climbing grant established in memory of American climbers Jonny Copp and Micah Dash who were killed in an avalanche in China in May 2009, along with filmmaker Wade Johnson. In addition to providing financial support to prospective expedition teams, the goal of the Copp-Dash Inspire Award is to provide mentoring before and…
 
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    Bicycle Design

  • A Collection of Velomobile Links- Part 1

    James Thomas
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    I don’t own one (yet), but I do have a fascination with velomobiles and mention them here at BicycleDesign from time to time. They are certainly not as common in the United States as they are in parts of Europe, but I think that is changing…slowly.  If internet activity is any indication, they seem to be rapidly increasing in popularity because I have been noticing them everywhere on the web lately. I started a list of a few velomobile related links to share a couple weeks ago, and it has been growing longer each day. At this point, I think it is too much for a single post, so here we go…
  • Bike designs by Cero

    James Thomas
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:02 am
      Cero is a Barcelona based multidisciplinary design firm based with a focus on product design, engineering, graphic design, and programming. I recently discovered them by way of their Behance page, which features a few bike projects ranging from freeride and XC mountain bikes to an urban electric folding bike.  On each of the Behance project pages, they provide a glimpse into the design process of the bikes with inspiration images, sketches, renderings, and prototype photos. In addition to Behance, check out the project pages on their website for more design and development images.
  • Min keun Kwon’s &B bike beam projector

    James Thomas
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
      Min keun Kwon’s “&B bike beam” is a pretty interesting design concept. Basically, it’s a projector that connects to your bicycle and uses your smartphone to project graphic images, videos, or information. At first glance, the &B reminded me of LightLane, and similar concepts that project a virtual bike lane or sharrow next to the cyclist. That’s one feature of Kwon’s concept, but it has several other potential uses that you can see in the images below.  The navigation idea in particular is quite interesting. I also like the idea that it could be used as a…
  • Concept bike and HPV by Dennis Redmonds

    James Thomas
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    This time trial bike concept rendering by German designer Dennis Redmonds caught my eye on the Velo Design blog Facebook page recently. Before you ask about the drivetrain details, or point out that the seat height is not adjustable, keep in mind that this is very likely purely a styling exercise. Definitely a nice form though… that could be developed into a working bike if it were to move past the concept stage. See Redmonds’ idea for an tilt trike HPV below, and visit his Coroflot page for several additional renderings. Follow Bicycle Design on Facebook , Twitter ,…
  • Sno- a concept snow bike by Venn

    James Thomas
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:37 pm
    A cold February day seems like as good a time as any to share the latest concept from the designers at Venn, an Industrial Design Consultancy based in Turkey.  “Sno” (as you might guess from the name) is a concept for a snow bike with a ski to replace the front wheel and twin treads in the rear to keep the bike on the surface and moving forward.  I don’t know much else about the design, except that the Z-shaped frame features a Slingshot like tensioned cable element. It appears from the renderings that it might accept a front wheel in lieu of the ski, but the rear assembly indicates…
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    Bikes For The Rest Of Us

  • Virtue Truck

    Freewheel
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    An affordable cargo bike. Courtesy: Virtue BikeVirtue's Truck can haul up to $110 pounds. Accordingly to Chris Baskind (h/t), a Truck can be purchased for less than $600.The new @virtuebike cycle truck will haul your stuff & costs less than $600: http://t.co/YHu6kWx0n4 pic.twitter.com/4TekoOYNUl— Chris Baskind (@chrisbaskind) February 8, 2015We wholly endorse Virtue's mantra: "It's not a sport; it's not a hobby; nor is it recreational. It's lifestyle." Back in 2012, when we reported on the Virtue 6, owner William Mulyadi told us that Virtue can keep its prices low because it actually…
  • Bike Friday Haul-a-Day

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

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

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

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

    Levi
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:12 am
    Looking for an entry-level rock climbing shoe that’s super comfortable? The Mad Rock Phoenix might be the shoe for you. It uses a simple design, neutral color scheme, real leather, lace up design, and a low price (retail is $75.) They actually look a lot like a street shoe. To me that sounds like an awesome climbing shoe for anyone just starting out. It’s sort of funny how I ended up with a pair. I first came across the shoe on the clearance rack at REI for something like $38. They only had size 12.5, which was way too big, but man did that shoe feel comfortable! Well, a few…
  • Tested: Oskri Coconut Bar

    Levi
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    When the number of new energy bars becomes too much to handle, it’s good to have friends who know your tastes. Fortunately, one of my best friends is just as dedicated to finding healthy energy bars as I am, and he tipped me off to something called the Oskri Coconut Bar. They were on sale at this awesome store called Home Goods in State College, just down the road from Wegman’s and Trader Joe’s. I never knew much about the store, but I found out they are owned by TJX, which operates some of my favorite shops like TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, and even Sierra Trading Post (my…
  • Why I Got The Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification (And Why It Might Be Right For You)

    Levi
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:48 am
    This past December, I completed my Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. I’ve since had a few questions about it, so let’s talk about that today. I’ll share my experience taking the course, explain why I decided to do it in the first place, and answer questions like “who is it for?” and “should I enroll in the course?” This takes us back to the beginning. It must have been 2007 or 2008, when I was in my athletic prime, figuring out any possible way for me, someone who was always average at best in terms of natural athletic ability, to compete…
  • Tested: Five Ten Rogue Shoe

    Levi
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:32 am
    It’s a popular climbing shoe for good reason. It’s comfortable all day, priced right, and the rubber is as sticky as can be. I’m talking about the Five Ten Rogue. For seasoned climbers, it’s probably a boring shoe. But for beginners, or casual climbers, it has just what you’re looking for. The basic design is suitable for all types of climbing, whether it’s short bouldering routes or long multi-pitch routes on big walls. Indoors or outside. The less-aggressive shape means you can wear them for longer periods of time, but if you like to slip them on and off,…
  • How to Show Up for Yoga Class – And Look Like You Belong There!

    Levi
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Years of doing yoga at home might make you supremely confident in your abilities, but it really doesn’t do a whole lot to prepare you for a hot yoga class in a studio… as I learned the hard way! There are a lot of differences between your cozy, moderately warm living room and a hot studio crammed with so many people that one wrong move could turn yoga into one giant game of Twister. This freaks some people out so much that they avoid going to yoga entirely. Others, like me, are blissfully ignorant and walk right in like it’s nothing new. No matter which camp you fall into,…
 
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  • Comment of the Week: The case against a bike path alongside I-84

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    A rendering of a possible Sullivan’s Gulch Corridor.(Rendering: Nick Falbo, Alta Planning + Design) Biking on a flat off-road path is terrific. But biking on many first-rate streets might be better. That’s the argument made on Wednesday by reader Terry D-M, at least. In the midst of the heated discussion over whether the Portland Bureau of Transportation needs an equity and inclusion manager, Terry offered a comment that seemed a little off-topic at first but eventually circled directly on point. The job of an equity manager, Terry argued, would be to help people such as the…
  • Thoughts on lawmakers who “just want to start a conversation”

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    In light of Oregon House Representative John Davis’s bill that would mandate what type of clothes people would have to wear while riding a bicycle, I want to re-post some thoughts I published back in January 2011. Back then, we were covering a very similar situation where Oregon legislator Mitch Greenlick wanted to “start a conversation” about bike safety by sponsoring a bill that would have made it illegal to carry a child of six years or younger on the back of a bike or in a trailer (yes, you read that right). Here’s the post. It’s just as relevant today as it…
  • Industry Ticker: Rapha founder meets Portland mayor at company’s North American HQ

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Rapha founder Simon Mottram, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, and Rapha North American GM Hillary Benjamin.(Photo: Rapha) Simon Mottram, the founder of Rapha Performance Roadwear, was in Portland on Tuesday and he met with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. Hales paid a visit to Rapha’s North American Headquarters in northwest Portland. Rapha was founded in 2004 and in recent years has enjoyed a massive spike in popularity. The company has sponsored Tour de France champions and is known for premium prices and dedication to epic road riding. In addition to an online store, they also operate nine…
  • Here are the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee’s top 10 priorities citywide

    Michael Andersen (News Editor)
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    What do you think?(Click to enlarge, or see below for details and links) As we reported earlier this week, the City of Portland is trying to hone its massive transportation to-do list by asking people to rank their 10 favorite projects. In a letter circulated this week, the citizens’ committee that’s most closely tied to Portland’s biking policies shared theirs. Here’s the list, with a links to past coverage of each project: 1) A biking-walking bridge across Interstate 84 between NE 7th, 8th and/or 9th Avenues. This would create the most comfortable inland freeway…
  • Oregon lawmaker wants to punish people who bike without reflective clothing – UPDATED

    Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Rep. John Davis. *Scroll down for update with comments from Rep. Davis.* A member of the Oregon House has introduced a bill that would require all bicycle riders in Oregon to wear reflective clothing. Representative John Davis (R-District 26) introduced House Bill 3255 this morning. According to the text of the bill, Davis wants anyone caught riding a bicycle, “on a highway or on premises open to the public” without wearing reflective clothing to be punished by a maximum fine of $250. The bill also dictates that the clothing is, “including but not limited to a reflective…
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  • Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs

    Photo of the Day
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 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 articles: Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs Photo Blog: This Week’s Mountain Bike PODs
  • Do Dogs Smile?

    Bob Ward
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    Do dogs smile? Google this question and you will find most dog behaviorists yammering that dogs don’t really smile and that it is just a form of anthropomorphism as people try to make their little buddies little people. One “expert” … Continue reading → Related articles: Mountain Bikers Attacked by Dogs 5 Tips for Biking with Your Dog Riding with your Dog
  • 4 Tips for Converting Your Fat Bike Tires to Tubeless

    Michael Paul
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    In case you haven’t noticed, fat biking is now “a thing.“ It is arguably the most explosive niche of modern mountain biking at the moment, and new technologies are being developed faster than ever before. There are several things anyone can … Continue reading → Related articles: How To Convert Your Fat Bike to Tubeless Using a Split Tube Stan’s the Man: Tubeless Carbon Rims and Fat Bike Wheel Prototype Tubeless Mountain Biking Guide
  • News: Ladies AllRide Tour Gaining Momentum with Liv and SRAM Sponsorship

    Erica Barnes
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:55 am
    The Ladies AllRide Tour has recently announced that they are expanding their women’s skills clinics to destinations across the U.S. in order to reach more women mountain bikers. Coupled with their new sponsors Liv and SRAM, the Ladies AllRide Tour … Continue reading → Related articles: News: Hermosa Tours Announces New Tour From Salida to Durango, Colorado Ladies on Velocipedes Beti AllRide Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic: Part 2
  • Video: “Ride Groomed”

    Video Share
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:54 am
    Post by 45NRTH. Nestled in the Teton Range, amongst the ski slopes and Nordic trail of Grand Targhee Resort, lies some of the most pristine groomed singletrack in the country. Sponsored rider Evan Simula and the 45NRTH crew found themselves … Continue reading → Related articles: News: Curt Gowdy State Park to Offer Groomed Trails for Fat Biking Video: Take a White Knuckle Ride with Brandon Semenuk on the Red Bull Joyride Course Video: Ride With Me: Aosta, Italy
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  • 2 old dudes, hard breathing and some heavy petting

    RL Policar
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Based on that title alone, you know you’re already jealous. Well let me start of with a bit of a story on how this all went down. You see it all started with a text message that I sent out to The Moe. I said something like this… We ALWAYS abide by the Facebook Rule of “If it’s not on FB, then it never happened.” Thus the selfie. So one little tid bit about this ride is that we both are riding 26er bikes. 26 IS NOT DEAD in our book. Just about a week ago I thought about buying a new mountain bike. The Giant Trance 2 to be exact. I had made a profit on a motorcycle…
  • Happy Valentine’s Day

    RL Policar
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    Folks it’s not VALENTIMES…but it’s VALENTINE’S….anyhow, have a good one! Bookmark It Hide Sites
  • Do you do this?

    RL Policar
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    Every time I go into Target or Walmart, I HAVE to check out the bikes. I know that these bikes are crap, but for some weird reason I’m just drawn to them. So my latest Target trip, I was checking out the goods and even looked at the accessories they sell… Bookmark It Hide Sites
  • My turn to ride the Nashbar Bee’s Knees 650b Single Speed!

    Dial Tone
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:24 pm
    This past rainy weekend was my turn to ride the Nashbar Bee’s Knees I have dubbed “Tweena”.  If you don’t get it, its because its “between a 26 and a 29″.  The frame is a and small at 5’9” and the Bee’s Knees felt like a BMX bike underneath me.  And as expected, the cockpit felt a bit cramped as well so I had to adjust the bike fit me better.  I raised the seatpost to almost at minimum insertion but without going past the seattube-toptube junction.  I also replaced the stock saddle to a spare WTB Pure V for comfort, changed the stem…
  • Pryme Trailhands Thrash Test

    Corey
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:19 pm
    It’s safe to say there aren’t too many awful products for sale in the MTB industry. Quality varies from good to bad but different items cater to different needs and sometimes we just need the next cheap product to get us back on the trail. Everyone is constantly searching for that bargain product that stands out from the crowd and really shines in quality. Enter the Pryme Trailhands. While these gloves look basic, I assure you that they were built this way specifically for function. The tops are a very plain gray, aerated, polyester with minimal branding or pannels. So they…
 
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    Sick Lines - mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

  • Enve Carbon Fiber Mountain Stem – 40, 55, 70, 85mm SES 4.5 Tubular and Clincher

    sicklines
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    Enve beamed over some details about a new carbon stem they’ve been working on called the Mountain Stem. Available in 40, 55, 70, and 85 mm. ENVE continues to bolster their position as leaders in the carbon component aftermarket with the announcement that they are now shipping a full-carbon mountain stem capable of trail, enduro, and all-mountain applications. The ENVE Mountain Stem has been developed to elevate ENVE stem performance to match that of ENVE’s mountain handlebars and M-Series wheelsets. The new ENVE Mountain Stem features a full uni-directional carbon fiber body,…
  • Kelly McGarry – The Hobbit Heli Mountain Biking in New Zealand – 4K (Ultra HD)

    sicklines
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Check out the latest Kelly McGarry video inside as he traverses some gorgeous terrain in New Zealand. Learn where hobbits go when they’re not at the Shire. The Hobbit Heli Behind the Scenes
  • Deity: Whoa, Whips, and Whistling!

    sicklines
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Corked out backflips and nasty whips abound in this new edit by DEITY, “Whoa, Whips and Whistling!” Featuring Noah Brousseau and Filmed/Edited by Last Light Cinema! deitycomponents.com
  • 2015 Troy Lee Designs – D3 , D2, A1, Clothing, Protection

    sicklines
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Troy Lee Designs has their 2015 mountain bike collection out. Check out some of the highlights inside. See the full catalog at http://www.troyleedesigns.com/2015/bicycle/intl/ photos: Troy Lee Designs
  • 2015 Gravity East Schedule : Massanutten, Duryea, Blue Mountain, Seven Springs, Wisp

    sicklines
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    The Gravity East Series has their 2015 schedule online now. In addition to that there is new management at the helm of the GES. Check it out inside. 2015 Schedule: April.26.2015 Massanutten Resort, VA May.03.2015 Dureya DH, Reading, PA August.23.2015 Blue Mountain, PA September.06.2015 Seven Springs Resort, PA September.20.2015 Wisp Resort, MD In its 9th season, and as the longest running gravity race series in the U.S., the Gravity East is officially under new management for 2015. Mike Hartlove, of The Racer’s Edge, and Steve Coleman of Gravity Soul, have formally taken the reigns. The two…
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    Keir Plaice

  • Advice for Aspiring Racers1. Winning is all that matters. No one gives a shit how hard you train,...

    8 Feb 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Advice for Aspiring Racers1. Winning is all that matters. No one gives a shit how hard you train, how talented you are, or how good you look on a bike. The numbers on the results sheet are the only ones that count.2. Fear is debilitating. Get over it.3. You have no friends in the peloton when the race is on. Everyone is there to fuck you over save for your teammates (usually).4. You aren’t a specialist. Every great racer can climb, sprint, descend and time-trial with the best. 5. Every race is important. You are there to win.6. Bike handling trumps raw power. Learn how to ride your…
  • "You can suffer as much as you want; if you do the wrong thing at the wrong time, you will never win...

    9 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    "You can suffer as much as you want; if you do the wrong thing at the wrong time, you will never win the race. You can not compensate your stupidness by suffering more. First you must begin to do right thing at the right moment. That’s the art of cycling." - Paul Köchli
  • With 30k left in yesterday’s race, I suddenly couldn’t see straight. I’d been flying, covering moves...

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

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    On the first day of third grade, my mum told me I was old enough, I could ride to school without her. Within a week, I had ridden my first bike race. Every morning, the boys from town would meet at the corner of Avon and Ridge for a mass-sprint to the schoolyard. By the time the first bell rang, no one would remember who had won but for those eight-hundred metres coming first was the only thing that mattered. There we were; a pack of kids on hand-me-down bikes, charging, cars-be-damned, down the whole road, backpacks swinging and shoulders bumping, gasping for breath as our sneakers slipped…
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    21 Jun 2014 | 5:26 pm
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    Bike Shop Girl

  • Motivational Monday with Rebecca Fahringer

    Megan Archer
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:47 am
    Motivational Monday is an on going series highlighting stories of women like you and me.  Rebecca Fahringer is a 25 year-old cyclocross racer for the Jam Fund. A little about myself I am actually having an identity crisis. I am an unemployed, ex-student cyclocross racer. I started doing collegiate triathlon in 2010, and that is when I bought my first bike. I didn’t start cycling consistently until meeting some cyclists in grad school in 2012. What initially motivated you to race bikes? I was riding recreationally with the Brown Cycling Team and the Providence Velo Club. After promising…
  • 6th Annual Beti Bike Bash Mountain Bike Event

    Bike Shop Girl
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:19 am
    Sign up and be a part of the 6th Annual Beti Bike Bash, the largest women’s mountain bike event in the country! Team Yeti Beti is encouraging all women that mountain bike to come out for the Beti Bike Bash. We know that there are more women out there who want to try a race. Grab your other dirt loving friends and come out to test your skills against other women, or just come out and experience a Colorado mountain bike race. RACE does not have to be a four letter word. From the first timer to the seasoned professional, join us for a landmark event in the mountain bike community.
  • Introducing the 2015 VIDA MTB SERIES

    Bike Shop Girl
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    If you are a lady looking to get stronger and faster on a mountain bike, pay attention! The Beti AllRide Clinic has transformed to the VIDAMTB Series. VIDA literally translates to “life” and the VIDA MTB Series is a natural evolution of Beti AllRide, a new incarnation that celebrates the entire lifestyle of women riders, and that supports them in all of their endeavors. VIDA MTB Series is proud to partner with Yeti Cycles at the title sponsor, along withSmith Optics, Stan’s NoTubes, Keystone Bike Park, Twin Six and Team Yeti Beti. The VIDA MTB Series will kick off the year with…
  • Join Me for the 2015 Colorado Bicycle Summit

    Bike Shop Girl
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Are you a Coloradoan that is an avid cyclist, a bike advocate or involved with the cycling industry? I hope you will join me at the annual Colorado Bicycle Summit in downtown Denver on February 9th and 10th. More from the host organization, Bicycle Colorado: This two-day program is geared to educate and empower attendees, identify common bicycling issues and solutions in our communities, demonstrate the power of a unified voice to the state legislature and set priorities for improving the future of bicycling in Colorado. Summit Overview Learn best practices for making change happen at the…
  • The Power of People

    Megan Archer
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
    Megan Archer is a mid-30’s amateur cyclocross racer. Giving everything to the passion of sport, and for the power of the people. When I sat down to write this blog post, I had originally planned to recap both of my races at ‘cross nationals. Due to the overwhelming love and support from the cycling community in the last few days, that original plan has been sidelined. Now, I am writing to celebrate the power of people. A Little Background About Me I started riding bikes consistently in 2012. My brother built up a Surly Crosscheck out of extra parts he had lying around the garage, and…
 
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    Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos

  • European Roundup: Nys Crash, Spectator “Treated Like a Murderer” and Meeusen injection Allegations

    Andrew Reimann
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    Sven Nys After His Crash In the last cyclocross race of the year, a time trial that Mathieu van der Poel eventually won, Sven Nys ... The post European Roundup: Nys Crash, Spectator “Treated Like a Murderer” and Meeusen injection Allegations appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine -... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Gravel Cyclist’s Sub 9 Gravel Grovel Adventure Race: Race Video

    Andrew Reimann
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    It’s that time of year again, where our cyclocross bikes hang in our garage or basement for months on end until we brush off the ... The post Gravel Cyclist’s Sub 9 Gravel Grovel Adventure Race: Race Video appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • 2000 Boston Supercross Cup, Men’s Elite Race: Throwback Thursday

    Andrew Reimann
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    A week after getting good feedback from our last week’s Throwback Thursday on the 2000 Boston Supercross Cup, Women’s Elite Race, where Anne Grande took ... The post 2000 Boston Supercross Cup, Men’s Elite Race: Throwback Thursday appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine -... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • First Look: New All-Disc Ridley Cyclocross Lineup for 2016 at IceBike

    Andrew Reimann
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    2016 Ridley X-Night SL 10 Disc Specs: Frame: X-Night SL, Hm/Hr Unidirectional Carbon Fork: Oryx Disc TA15 / Tapered Steerer Groupset: SRAM Force Cx1 11-Speed ... The post First Look: New All-Disc Ridley Cyclocross Lineup for 2016 at IceBike appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News,... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
  • Gage Hecht Gets New Teammates for 2015-16 Season: Alpha Bicycle Company- Vista Subaru Team Expands

    Andrew Reimann
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Gage Hecht was thrust into the international scene in 2014 when he took an astonishing win in the Junior Race at Koksijde. Now that he ... The post Gage Hecht Gets New Teammates for 2015-16 Season: Alpha Bicycle Company- Vista Subaru Team Expands appeared first on Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross... ...view the full story & post your comments at our site: http://cxmagazine.com
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  • UCI Formally Requests Astana’s License Withdrawal

    joe lindsey
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Last July, Vincenzo Nibali won cycling’s biggest race. This year, he may not even be in the field. That’s the possible result of news Friday morning that pro cycling’s governing body, the UCI, requested the withdrawal of the license granted last fall to defending Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali’s Astana team.  The decision throws into question the future of the team; there are multiple scenarios, all of which are going to likely going to play out on a sped-up time frame, because the season is already a month old. Here are the basics: What happened?  The UCI requested…
  • The Time William Shatner Stole Leonard Nimoy's Bicycle

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    Source: leonardnimoy.de Transcript: Leonard Nimoy: He is mean. He is really mean. I've been telling people this for years. Now, I want you to believe me tonight, I'm not kidding, he's mean, he's a mean person. He stole my bicycle.  William Shatner: I didn't steal your bicycle.  Nimoy: Yes, he did. He stole my bicycle.  Shatner: I'm gonna tell you the story Nimoy: And it was not once.  Shatner: I tell you what we do Nimoy: He took advantage of a person in need.  Shatner: When were you in need? Nimoy: Of a person struggling, a person in pain. He did! He hurt me,…
  • How I Overcame My Eating Disorder

    selene yeager
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    Like most females, my relationship with my body has not always been positive. Growing up, I was never a waif, but more of a “sturdy” girl, even a bit chubby. In high school, I grew into my body and more importantly, a bit more comfortable in my own skin. I was still on the heavy side, but I had found field hockey, and ran track. I was a good athlete, fast on the field, and a reliable assist or scorer on the front line. I rode my bike everywhere. Life was good. Until college. I gave up field hockey for a full class load, never rode my bike, and pretty much lost my way in every manner.
  • Cycling Into the Classic Past: L’Eroica California

    Elspeth Huyett
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
  • Ridden and Reviewed: Velocio Signature Bib Shorts 2.0

    Caitlin Giddings
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    It’s with a small amount of shame that I admit my main issue with women’s cycling clothes isn’t the fit, performance, comfort, or any of that important stuff—it’s with the look. Don’t get me wrong, fit and comfort are pretty crucial, but those seem to be easier for brands to dial in, at least in terms of my relatively low-maintenance needs. Finding the right look, on the other hand, is always a struggle for me in a marketplace that assumes all women want to swath themselves in periwinkle floral accents and random outbreaks of pastel paisleys. All I want is the same color and style…
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    All up to date 2015 Texas bicycle rides in one location

  • Spring Fever Bike Rally

    WB admin
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:14 pm
     Downtown Sulphur Springs, Texas, March 14th, 2015 If you’re looking for a challenging ride with plenty of scenery and good old-fashioned Texas hospitality, then the Spring Fever Rally is the one for you. With a choice in distances, this one is perfect for beginners and marathoners. Kicking off in pretty downtown Sulphur Springs before winding […]
  • 5 Ways to Maintain Healthy Joints for Bicyclists

    WB admin
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
      It’s no surprise to most bicyclists that the health of their joints, especially the knees and ankles, is vital to their sport. Too often, cyclists wait until something is hurt before they take action to care for them. As an old Dutch proverb states: “Prevention is better than cure.” Below are five ways to […]
  • 2014 Year in Review

    Amy
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:27 am
     What an amazing year it’s been! Thank you to everyone – thank you for sharing your memories with us… Happy New Year!!  
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    Cycle EXIF Update

  • Retrotec Backroad Rider

    Adam
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    The curved tubes of Curtis Inglis’ Retrotec frames aren’t for everyone, but their sweeping lines are reminiscent of the decorative forms of the ‘Yank tank’ cars of the 1950s. The latest from the Napa, California builder draws further inspiration from that era, in particular the 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air colour codes of 688 — Pinecrest Green, and 690 — Sherwood Green. The Retrotec marque was founded in 1992 by the Reverend Robert Seals, one of the most colourful characters of the early MTB scene. Bob is quite a visionary — an inventor, mystic, environmentalist,…
  • Paul Brodie 2015 NAHBS Tourer

    Adam
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is like the Summer Solstice of the framebuilder’s year, and the 2015 edition is almost upon us. This year promises to be the biggest yet and is heading to Louisville, Kentucky. For the past few years, we’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak peek at what Paul Brodie, patriarch of modern mountainbiking and master framebuilder, will be exhibiting. Ladies and gentlemen, Cycle EXIF is proud to unveil the Brodie Tourer. Paul teaches Bicycle Frame-Building 101 at Canada’s University of the Fraser Valley and, in keeping with tradition, has…
  • Yeti FRO

    Adam
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    It appears the Yeti is alive and well and isn’t just the figment of Tibetan lore and the imagination of a few sherpas and intrepid members of the Royal Geographic Society. Although found in many locations other than the Himalyan hinterlands, the story of Yeti Cycles is the stuff of legend and one of the guardians is Martin Kozaczek of Second Spin Cycles. This is a Yeti FRO from 1988, three years after the company was founded by John Parker. ‘FRO’ stands for ‘For Racing Only’ and the looptail model is now considered a cult classic among restorers, collectors and…
  • Baum Turanti

    Adam
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    It was only yesterday that I was reminiscing about hearing Darren Baum speak at the first Australian Custom Bicycle Show and being so inspired about the state of the Aussie custom scene. Then today I came across the titanium Turanti cyclocross bike by Victoria’s Baum Cycles, now proudly represented in the US by Above Category Cycling. While the Turanti is described as a cyclocross frame, it is perfectly suited for any sort of rough riding and exploring reaches beyond the edge of the asphalt. This Turanti sports XTR disc brakes and a 44mm head tube, allowing for the wider fork legs that…
  • Kenevans Columbus Max Road

    Adam
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Sydney’s Skunkworks Bikes, specialists in ultra-high-end upgrades and bicycle weight loss, have been churning out a long list of quality builds lately, including the whole fleet of Team Festka Australia‘s bikes. The latest to emerge from the workshop’s secret location is a completely custom Kenevans. Ken Evans first started building frames in 1976, and raced professionally for years before that — he won what is now known as the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Australia’s oldest stage race, in 1972. Ken learned the trade from George McDonald, and his early works were built…
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    Dave Moulton
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Our society has this strange trait of labeling everyone. It is not enough that we know someone by their given name, we have to categorize them further by what they do for a living, their political or religious beliefs. Even their hobbies. I’m sure people who live in my neighborhood but have not yet met me, refer to me as “The Cyclist,” because they see my ride by on my bike. The problem is that being labeled a “Cyclist,” I am then pre-judged by the worst behavior of other cyclists, even those who would not necessarily label themselves as cyclists.
  • Drink Your Water

    Dave Moulton
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    I have a pretty serious urinary tract infection. If you have never experienced one of these, I advise that you take all the steps to avoid one at all costs. It involves frequent trips to the bathroom, and when there the best you can manage is a slight dribble, with a pain that I can only describe as “Pissing Razor Blades.” To be repeated every twenty or thirty minutes. This all started quite suddenly and without warning in the early hours of Monday morning. I didn’t go to a doctor until I was pissing blood on Tuesday. It is caused by bacteria in the pee tube, and is easily…
  • Fuso FRX Criterium

    Dave Moulton
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    When I first introduced the Fuso frame in 1984 there was just one model. It was simply a “Fuso.” Then after a couple of years I was getting requests for chrome plating, and an upgraded paint job, so in 1986 I brought out the Fuso “LUX” model. LUX short for Luxury. So now the original Fuso needed a model name, so it became the FR1. FR for Fuso Racing, and “1” because it was the 1st. Fuso. In another year or so, I realized there was a need for something in between the no frills FR1, and the no expense spared LUX model. So I introduced the FRX model,…
  • Chillin

    Dave Moulton
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    “Chillin” is a word that has crept into the Urban Dictionary. A word for “Relaxing, doing nothing in particular.” Chillin, in my book would require having happy thoughts, or better yet no thoughts. Living in the moment. Children do that so well, they are not thinking ten minutes into the past or future. Animals too, like the cat on the right. Their brain is not developed enough to have a whole a lot of memories of the past, or thoughts of the future. Human kind’s intelligence and memory capacity is both a gift and a curse. I left the bike business…
  • Giro Republic Cycling Shoes

    Dave Moulton
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    I love the simplicity of Shimano SPD Double Sided Pedals. (Left.) I never have to look down to see which side is up, and they are easy to click in and out of. They are ideal for the tourist or commuter, or the non-racing leisure rider like myself. The main drawback I have found is finding a decent pair of road cycling shoes that are compatible with the two bolt cleats. Strictly speaking these SPD pedals are mountain bike pedals and there is an abundance of mountain bike shoes available, but these all have the thick knobbley, rubber soles that look more like hiking boots than cycling shoes. I…
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    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education

  • Free Music Friday – More Rhythmic Confusion

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast | ICI/PRO Premium Education - ICI/PRO is the Indoor Cycling Instructor Community's resource for free music, Instructor teaching tips, motivational cues, education, entertainment, class profiles, routines and music playlists. I’ve been getting much of musical inspiration from Movie soundtracks as of late. I’m still digging Zack Hemsey – Vengeance that I first heard used in the movie The Equalizer. The beauty of the Internet (at leased for now) is how easy it is to find best soundtracks, from movies I’ll probably never see. This website…
  • Making effortless connections with participants

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:38 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 sharing anything created by public speaking expert Alexa Fischer. She has just published part one of a free video series. I just finished watching this 13 min video and felt you may enjoy learning how to move past the negative thoughts that could be holding you back from effortlessly connecting with your riders. When…
  • Remarkable story that ends with her own cycling studio!

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:16 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. Power Ride Studio Owner Meg Kuhn Hilmer shared this remarkable story about her daughter/business partner in the Studio Owners Facebook group. I was so inspired by it I had to share it here for everyone to see When she was 13-years old, Casey was running near her home in Indian Hill when she was dragged into the woods and stabbed in the…
  • New Epic Planet Indoor Cycling DVD – Video

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:06 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. Epic Planet just released a new DVD/Video you can use in your classes! The Tour of the West – Volume 1 – Intervals [They are also offering a 30% discount on all digital downloads – the company is based in Florida and the producer is feeling a little sorry for all of us stuck in the cold/snow & ice] Just enter…
  • 3 Steps To Managing The “First Indoor Cycling Class” Jitters – More Commonly Known As Stage Fright

    john@indoorcycleinstructor.com (John@indoorcycleinstructor.com)
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:49 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. So you made it through your audition and your name is listed as “Instructor” on the schedule. Congratulations! It’s very common for the initial excitement, “I can’t believe it… I’m an Indoor Cycling Instructor!!” to quickly fade away, replaced by fear and anxiety. The realization that…
 
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    Biking To Live

  • Recapping January 2015

    Bryan
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:13 pm
    We’re now a month into the new year so I thought it might be a good time to upate you with my progress so far this year. If you remember, I mentioned that I would be in a weight loss challenge with another rider from our Saturday group rides. Weight Loss Challenge That challenge is going OK but I haven’t see the gaines (losses) I had hoped for. Perhaps I was further out of shape than I thought. Part of my problem last month was that I didn’t ride enough. In my opinion. For the month of January 2015 I rode 212 miles. That’s OK but I only averaged 2.5 rides per week with…
  • Closing out 2014 and Moving onto 2015

    Bryan
    31 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    Another year has come and gone. Ups and downs. You know the drill. The year wasn’t all bad and wasn’t all good. That’s life I guess. Those of you who follow this blog probably thought I might have died due to the infrequent blog updates. The same could have been said last year. I’ll try to explain a little of that, and more, as I close out 2014. This will not be a resolutions post though. Posting Frequency Over the last couple of years the number of posts I’ve written has been pretty small. Only five in 2014 (including this one) and five in 2013. For all…
  • Building Sam Pilgrim’s Ridley Noah for Road Bike Party 3

    Bryan
    27 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    A couple of days before Christmas, Road Bike Party 3 was released to much anticipation throughout the Interwebs. Sam Pilgrim has replaced Martyn Ashton as the rider this time around with about 90% of the film shot in San Diego. I’m always amazed at what these guys can do on a road bike. The video featured here is one I hadn’t seen until today as it has shows the guys from Global Cycling Network building the Ridley Noah that Sam rides during the video. An awesome looking bike to go with an awesome video. The first Road Bike Party video was ridden by Martyn Ashton. Martyn suffered a…
  • Black Friday Deals – Cycling Edition

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

    Bryan
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:56 am
    After a couple of years of putting it off myself (I am a procrastinator), my wife bought me a bicycle trainer for Christmas from the local bike shop. I have always put off getting one myself because trainers are meant for people who either live in colder climates or are afraid of being abducted by a Yeti while riding outside during the winter. I haven’t heard of anyone getting abducted by a Yeti but it could happen. I know they like spicy buffalo wheat thins so they may like cyclists too. Food is scarce in the winter you know. Seriously, I live in Florida. What do I need a bicycle…
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    Cycling 360 media

  • The Cycling Lifestyle – Darryl’s Story

    Darryl
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
    How exactly did Darryl get to this point in life where he’s co-hosting the Cycling 360 podcast, celebrating 5 years with his Loving the Bike website, and the owner of a bicycle café in the Caribbean? Listen in to this inspiring podcast as Darryl explains how he took his core values and love of cycling to create the lifestyle he has now. When did Darryl start cycling? What advice does he give to people wanting to reach their goals? Why are core values so important? How does someone overcome their fears when making change? How does luck play into lifestyle creation? Darryl’s…
  • What wheels should I get?

    Victor
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you have listened to the podcast for a while, you know that wheels are one of the most important components on your bike.  They really dictate the handling more than any thing else. Victor talks about how to think about which wheels and what depth rim is appropriate your your style and skill level of riding.  
  • Thinking Outside the Bike

    Darryl
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    You hear people talking about thinking outside the box, well in this quick tip Darryl talks about thinking outside the bike and taking your cycling to the next level. Every so often it’s a good idea to shake up your regular cycling routine by doing something totally different.  In this quick tip podcast, Darryl suggests a few ways to rock your cycling world.
  • Check Over Your Accessories

    Victor
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:49 pm
    In this Cycling 360 Quick Tip, Darryl talks about something that personally happened to him last week.  It’s important to look over your cycling accessories from time to time and in this quickcast Darryl gives his personal story and suggestions.
  • Stepping Back From the Bike

    Darryl
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    It’s our first podcast of 2015, and we humbly must say it’s our best work yet.  Not only are you going to hear a massive improvement in sound quality, you’ll find the content in this episode incredibly life changing. Darryl and Victor discuss the idea of stepping back and how it can improve your cycling….and your life.  Within minutes of tuning in, you’ll understand just how passionate these guys are about this topic and the wisdom really begins to flow. We invite you to hear our new sound quality, amazing new theme song composed by Martin Blomberg, and…
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  • The Conspiracy Cyclist

    Darryl
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:57 am
    Have you ever watched any of the Zeitgeist conspiracy movies?  Well, if you’re like me you wouldn’t call them conspiracy.  You’d call them reality. Yeah, I’m one of those that totally hasn’t bought into what the Government (or Secret Government) is doing to us.  But I’d rather have you watch one of the Zeitgeist movies than to give you the truth myself. I realize a lot of you choose not to believe in this and are perfectly okay going on with your life believing the news, events, and everything else is absolute true life.  But there’s one question…
  • Loving the Bite: Should you be a Dairy-Free Cyclist?

    Kelli
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:51 am
    For many cyclists, there is an obvious answer to this question. Either you’re allergic, intolerant, feel great without it, or have ethical/religious reasons against consuming dairy. For you the answer is a resounding: Dairy-Free. For others, it be not be so clear-cut. You don’t seem to notice ill effects with it, but maybe you’d feel better without it? Maybe someone close to you recommends it. For sure, there’s a lot of gray area with nutrition in general, and with consuming dairy specifically.  So, is there a nutritional or philosophical reason for all cyclists to go…
  • Loving the Bike TV: The Value of Community

    Darryl
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:12 am
    Would you believe that socializing with a real life community can help you with the Loving Life on and off the Bike lifestyle? Sure can, and in this little video I give you a personal experience that helped me realize it. The post Loving the Bike TV: The Value of Community appeared first on lovingthebike.com.
  • The Ease of Success. Making Things Easy.

    Darryl
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:47 am
    There are plenty of people who have defined what it takes to create or reach success…..and each of them have been exactly right.  Heck, I’ve even posted about my man Bob Dylan’s quote which is probably my personal favorite. But something hit me recently, and made me realize that achieving success is even better (aka more successful) if you get there without bashing yourself up in the process. Yes, nothing worthwhile is ever easy and you’re going to have to bust your butt, take chances, and take a few hits along the way.  But by easing the success process,…
  • When Fatigue is More Than Fatigue

    Darryl
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:55 am
    When Fatigue is More Than Fatigue by Layla As much as I love cycling, I’ve been noticing that my legs are starting to feel heavy after each ride. Doing some research, I realized that most of this boils down to fatigue. However, that’s just part of the story. There are actually different types of fatigue and the type determines what you should do about it. There’s the normal fatigue that occurs after a good ride. I’m familiar with this, and I can say that the leg heaviness that I experienced is definitely not part of that. Usually, after a good ride my legs might feel a little rubbery,…
 
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    Motocross Hideout

  • AFX FX-39DS Supermoto Helmet & Shield – Review

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Looking for a budget supermoto helmet that will turn heads, yet be stealthy at the same time? Yes, I know that sounds like a contradiction, but that is what I was going for when I decided to buy this AFX FX-39 Dual Sport helmet. I already had street and dirt bike helmets, but none of them would cut it, in my opinion, for supermoto duty. I needed an entirely different helmet for this kind of riding. What do I do when riding my street legal supermoto? Pure hooliganism. These bikes aren’t meant to go fast, so I don’t need a high-tech aerodynamic motorcycle helmet, and a dirt bike…
  • Pre-Ride Checklist – 11 Things To Inspect On Your Dirt Bike

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    A broken dirt bike sitting in my garage is not a happy sight. What’s even worse is when I haul my dirt bike out to the track or trails and it breaks down shortly after my riding session begins. There will always be those kind of days sooner or later, but I have learned how to prevent most mechanical gremlins from occurring just from experience over the years.’ I started taking maintenance seriously when I had an incident that fried a top-end when it probably could have been prevented if I had only checked the coolant level prior to riding. I have now taken the time to figure out…
  • Honda XR200R Mods Part 2 – Weight Reduction

    tom.stark@motocrosshideout.com (Tom Stark)
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Honda XR’s aren’t known for being high-performance dirt bikes. That’s a given… In stock trim. If you read Part 1 on XR200 Mods, you will know that there are a lot of parts that you can replace for better performance, such as: suspension, intake, and exhaust. Part two we’ll look at the parts that can be removed or replaced for the purpose of reducing the bike’s overall weight. One of the reasons why the Honda XR200R is so popular for trail riding is its simplicity and low weight compared to other bigger four-stroke trail bikes. Wait, hold on! Why in the…
  • How To Swap TTR125 Carb to VM24 – Video Tip

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

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

  • hybrid bike

    radbiker
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    correct me if im wrong po pero pgkakaintindi ko po sa hybrid ay me slick tires at a flat hb or v.v.. ang tanong ko lng po how about the frame?? alin b ms mganda pra sa hybrid?? mtb frame o road frame?? or me considerations po b sa material or style ng frame?? and me marecommend ba kau na low end n frames na maganda para dto.. im planning to make it a 26er hybrid with these stats flat bar 26" mtb slicks (at most eh 26x1.5) 1x9 setup (question po let.. anuh po ba pinakamurang crank na pde iconvert sa 1x setup?? me thread n b about converting?? tnx..) kung me marecommend p kau tnx po..
  • FS Used: Fat Bike Upgraded

    bythelookslang
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:35 am
    My fat bike for sale! Lots of upgrades! Originally XDS fatbike but removed the stickers/decals. Converted to 1x drivetrain. Raceface Narrow Wide 32t chainring Shimano XT Shadow+ Rear Derailleur(clutch) Shimano XT 10 speed shifter KMC x10L chain Avid BB7 Brakes and Avid SD7 Brake levers - Best mechanical brakes! Avid HS1 rotors Jagwire brake cables Vee Rubber Mission tires 26 x 4.00(tubeless ready) WTB Moto X clamp on grips Truvativ Stylo T40 handlebar Truvativ XR 80mm stem Freebies!! Gel saddle cover Stock tires (Chaoyang 26x4.00) Call/text me if you're interested or you have questions.
  • Help: Fox Transition

    kxtian
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Good day PMTB! Im new here and would like to ask if anyone here knows where i can get a FOX Transition helmet? Tried all the shops in Quiapo this morning but no dice. Pls indicate estimated price also. Thank you in advance!
  • Ibis Mojo HD3 Build

    Webot
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
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  • Sr Suntour Epicon or Rock Shox recon silver tk?

    rafael09
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    Hi Pmtb peeps! Need ko po ng advice kung ano ang better sa dalawa? Epicon xc/epixon xc or rock shox silver tk? And ano po ba mga pros and cons nila? TIA po!
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    DARREN COPE » Cycling

  • More ANT+ USB Key Options

    darrencope
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    Two years ago, I wrote a posted titled “Why You Need a ANT+ USB Key,” which has been one of my more popular posts. If you train indoors at all, I recommend you give it a read, and see how this little gizmo will make riding inside much more effective and, dare I say, fun! Since the time of my original post, there have been a few changes in the market, with more options now available.  The ‘standard’ is still a Garmin unit, but they now make a smaller, more compact version than they did in 2013. It’s similar to, but more readily available than the more expensive…
  • Recording Power from CycleOps 300 Pro Indoor Bikes

    darrencope
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    I recently started an indoor cycling program at a studio that uses the CycleOps 300 Pro Indoor Cycles. CycleOps 300 Pro Indoor Cycle These bikes have a built in power meter, which is fantastic for training. However, they don’t use a ‘standard’ ANT+ protocol to transmit the data. They in fact use a ‘subset’ of the ANT+ frequency, that only CycleOps products can detect. This limits you to using the Joule line of head units. Unfortunately, this means that the bikes will not transmit a power and cadence value that you can pick up on a Garmin or other much more common…
  • Video Player Blank in Golden Cheetah?

    darrencope
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Golden CheetahAre you trying to get the “Train” view of Golden Cheetah set up so you can suffer all winter, but the Video Player is not working? Well yesterday I decided to set up Train View, and experienced exactly this problem. I opened up Golden Cheetah on a new Windows 8 laptop (that I have yet to run Train view on), and noticed that the default Train View setup doesn’t include the Video Player ’tile.’ I easily added the Video Player to the layout by going to the View Menu > Add Chart > Video Player. Add Video…
  • Review: Kali Phenom Helmet – aka Why to never buy a Kali Protectives Product

    darrencope
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    About this time last year, I was looking for a new road helmet. I did some research, and decided I wanted to get something that had some more ‘advanced’ protection than the usual helmets. However, I also wanted it to look like a normal road helmet. At that time, MIPS was really not available in a road helmet. However, my research lead me to discover Conehead Technology, which uses an advanced foam construction, shaped with cones and using dual-density foam to provide greater protection. I really liked the idea and the research seemed sound, so I began looking for helmets using the…
  • Search and Filter in Golden Cheetah v3

    darrencope
    26 Nov 2013 | 4:21 pm
    This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Golden CheetahI put together a quick screencast showing the Search and Filter capabilities of Golden Cheetah v3. Check it out! Golden Cheetah has a multi-function Search and Filter box in the top right-hand corner. By default, Golden Cheetah starts with the Search function enabled. This is indicated by the word Search… in the query box, and the presence of a magnifying glass icon. To switch to Filter mode, simply click the icon, and it will change to a funnel icon, and the query box will change to read Filter…. Naturally, clicking the…
 
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    London Cyclist Blog

  • Top 10 European Cycling Destinations

    Andreas
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    On a rainy bike ride home, it’s hard for the mind not to wonder towards dreamier climates. My mind always wonders back to my cycling holiday along the Rhine in Germany and inevitably to the many pints consumed along the way. Cycling Holidays are great fun and a great way to socialise, and we really are spoilt for choice with loads of great cycling destinations around Europe, and there are routes to suit all abilities depending on the style of riding you are after. If you’re fit and agile, there are some great mountain and woodland trails that will really push you to the limit.
  • 5 of the best bike storage options

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:55 pm
    We cyclists do, of course, love our bikes – and there is absolutely no way we want to store them outside unless there is literally no other option. Unless you’ve craftily positioned yourself in a home with other cyclists, housemates, family and spouses can sometimes find this desire to keep the bike inside confusing and slightly annoying. However, there are plenty of cool storage options that will help you keep the bike neatly stowed, and some of them look pretty cool, too. Here are 5 of the best: The Clug   The Clug claims to be the world’s smallest bike rack.
  • Build your dream bike step-by-step with the BYOB workshop

    Andreas
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    This is a guest post by George of Bring Your Own Bike. Have you ever made your own sandwich? You’ll know the stages: agonising over the individual components, carefully assembling the parts, finally standing back to admire the finished article and then taking that first sweet bite through the crust and into the filling. You nailed it, and you know that you couldn’t have bought that sandwich or the satisfaction in any outlet near or far. We feel the same about bicycles. If you want something perfect, you have to design and make it yourself. But with bikes, there’s more to consider than…
  • What’s the most versatile style of bike?

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:53 am
    I’ll admit, I’m a bit greedy in the bike department (but not as greedy as some people I know!) – I’ve got more than 3, and less than 5. However, I recently found myself wondering: if I could have just one bike, what would it be? Here’s a look at the distinguishing features of the most common styles, and the bike that I believe is the most versatile: Road bikes Commonly searched for as ‘racers’ and ‘race bikes’, road bikes have seen a huge boom since the halo effect of the 2012 Tour win and Olympic achievements. A lot of people, however,…
  • Laundrapp review – laundry for busy people

    Andreas
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:53 pm
    What, you still do your own laundry? You fire up the washing machine, throw in the colours separately, add the powder and then put it in the drier when it’s done? Then you manually fold it? That’s so old school! After all, this is the 21st century that we live in and there’s an app for everything. Laundry is the latest part of our lives to get an app makeover. For £15 with the Laundrapp you can get 1.5 times your typical washing machine load done by a professional cleaner. They’ll pick up your laundry, wash it, dry it, fold it and then deliver it back to your front door. You can also…
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    Local Bicycle Trader - Used Bicycles for Sale

  • Profile Design Aero Bars Scott Aero bars Parts, Gear, Jersey, Shorts

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    PROFILE DESIGN bars are already wrapped with bar tape for you. Comes with all hardware. 80 SCOTT bars come with all hardware. 40 OTHER: Small pump to attach to bike, saddle bags, handle bar bag, Cycling Jerseys and shorts for both genders, saddles and other ROAD parts, accessories, Ultegra and 105 components. CALL TO LET ME KNOW WHAT IT IS YOU NEED. Cleaning out my closet and tool box. I WILL SHIP SMALLER ITEMS. CHECK OUT MY BIKES ON HERE BY DOING A SEARCH WITHIN 25 MILES OF ZIP CODE 34652. 3 2 one 297 9 one 7 5.
  • Kona mountain bike, 1995 Fire Mountain

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    Non suspension, fair condition, has been awesome and trouble-free
  • 2012 Masi Evoluzione Rival Carbon Bike

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Very light black, yellow, white carbon frame, internal cable routing, SRAM Rival 10 speed road bike with Ritchey PRO Zeta wheelset, excellent condition, size 50 (rider is 5'6)
  • Must sell

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    XL full carbon, 26er, REBA, SRAM X7 shifters X9 deraileurs, Elixr 7sl brakes.
  • 2014 Cannondale Supersix evo Frame, Fork 56cm Road Bike Free Shipping

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    2014 CANNONDALE SUPERSIX EVO SRAM RED EDITION FRAME/FORK WITH BB30 CUPS Was put away in September when cyclocross began. Enough of this winter already. Bike was cleaned, photographed, and set aside. Cannondale Evo 56cm frame is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Very quick to accelerate. Please don't be swayed by I need a Hi-Mod or nothing because reality is... it's doubtful you can tell difference. Yes, it is stiff/light and wonderful. I also have accompanying SRAM Red 22 group that goes along with this frame. Ask about that if interested. Let's make a deal! 53/39 Cannondale Spidering SL Hollogram…
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    Cycling Tips

  • Ian Stannard takes his second consecutive Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

    cyclingtips
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Ian Stannard (Team Sky) defended his Omloop Het Nieuwsblad title and pulled off an incredible victory today despite being outnumbered in the final break. Stannard found himself in a four-man breakaway with a narrow gap as they headed into the final 40 kilometres by three Etixx – Quick-Step riders: Tom Boonen, Stijn Vandenbergh and Niki Terpstra. Stannard shut down a pair of late attacks on the run into Gent before out-sprinting Niki Terpstra to seal the victory. “I couldn’t be happier,” Ian Stannard told TeamSky.com after the race. “It’s nice to do the double sweep at the race,…
  • Storey clocks up 45.502 kilometres, finishes 563 metres off world record

    Shane Stokes
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    British rider Sarah Storey came up short in her bid to beat Leontien Van Moorsel’s twelve year world hour record, covering a distance of 45.502 kilometres in Lee Valley VeloPark in London on Saturday and missing out by fractionally over half a kilometre. Riding courageously, the multiple British Paralympic gold medallist dug in as deep as possible but taking on the pace set by one of the most successful female riders of all time proved to be too much. Van Moorsel’s record of 46.065 kilometres was set at altitude in Mexico in 2003, and had remained unbeaten since then. Storey opted to go…
  • Anna van der Breggen bests Ellen van Dijk in European opener

    Jessi Braverman
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    In the tenth edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) beat out Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans) in a two-up sprint to win the first European race of the season. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) led home the chasers in Ghent to round out the podium. The race winning move escaped from an elite front group of approximately 30 riders on the Molenberg, the eighth and final climb of the day. The duo extended their advantage over the cobbled sections that followed, holding off the dwindling chase group to the line. Whilst riders began to lose contact with the bunch from the…
  • Van Avermaet claims innocence after doping investigation emerges

    Shane Stokes
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    Named in media reports Saturday morning as being suspected of doping, one of the top Omloop Het Nieuwsblad favourites Greg Van Avermaet has claimed innocence and said that he is confident that he will be cleared. The 29 year old Belgian was told on Thursday that he had to appear before the Belgian Cycling Federation on March 13 to answer allegations that he was involved in banned practices with the controversial doctor Chris Mertens. The latter has already been implicated in a three year investigation and is suspected of doping many Flemish elite athletes and riders. According to the Het…
  • Armstrong and CIRC: Questions were limited, reduction in lifetime ban thought unlikely

    Shane Stokes
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Although Lance Armstrong recently gave the impression that he was fully cooperative with the Cycling Independent Reform Commission, telling the BBC that he gave full details in two meetings with the independent body, it appears that version of events may be misleading. “I have met them twice, they have asked me not to go into details, but everybody knows I have met with them, so that is not a secret,” he told the BBC in a long interview broadcast at the end of January. “I think it’s safe for me to say that whatever questions they asked, I told. A lot of it is out there. So I…
 
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  • Friday Group Ride #252

    Robot
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    There are a lot of ways to match. You can match your saddle to your bar tape. You can match your bar, stem and post. You can paint your stem to match your frame. You can match the finish on your components to the frame. You can match your hubs to your headset. There is also bibs to jersey, which can extend to socks, vest, warmers, hat. I have, on a few occasions, seen bibs and jersey matched to hubs, headset and frame paint. The effect was nearly blinding. I should say, before we go any further, that I’m not a matcher. I’m what you might call a perpetrator. I mismatch kit. I…
  • The Aero Makeover

    Padraig
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    My life is full of competing desires. I want to be a good father. I want to drink wine (or beer) with dinner. I want to stay married. I need to write on a daily basis. And I love riding my bike fast. The number of hours I’d like to do each of those every week works out just fine until I factor in six hours of sleep per night. The plan actually goes to hell at four hours a night. I’m simply not going to get as many hours to train each week as I’d like. The weeks where 18 hours on the bike and soft-pedaling a 53×19 uphill were routine are receding like a shoreline in a…
  • Security

    Padraig
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Aside from being the name of one of my favorite albums of all time, I’ve been thinking about a more traditional definition of security, as regards bicycles. In running an increasing number of errands by bike, I’ve tried a number of different locks, some of which were frustrating while others were a fresh take on an old need. Years ago, when I was riding my bike to class and to the pizza joint where I worked and ate, I—like so many—locked my bike up with a Kryptonite U-lock. That didn’t prevent some kids in rural Virginia from making off with my Merlin mountain bike…
  • Hidden Mercy

    Robot
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    The wind will take your soul on a day like this, leave it tattered and flapping in the branches of a tall tree, like a kid’s lost kite. I lay in bed two snoozes after the alarm had woken me and listened to the gusts whistling past the corners of the house. My phone told me it was 1F, or as I said to my kids, “Boys, there’s a degree outside, just the one, so dress warm.” I pushed open the curtains and made the coffee. The wind grabbed great handfuls of snow and swirled them down the street like small, icy tornadoes. A little part of my soul died. I just want to stretch…
  • Friday Group Ride #251

    Robot
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Don’t worry. This isn’t about the weather. I just happened to be standing on the roof, outside the kids’ bedroom window, raking snow to keep the ice dams at bay, when my wife, with whom I’d spent the previous two hours shoveling the driveway and walk, passed a water bottle out to me and said, “Drink this.” It was Gatorade, lemon-lime, and there was a moment, when it hit my tongue of reptile brain pleasure, sugars and liquids triggering all sorts of chemical reactions deep in my brain, deep in my soul. I don’t normally ride with Gatorade. Smart people…
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    Semi-Pro Cycling Performance Podcast

  • SPC131 - Energy Systems Explained

    Damian Ruse
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Energy systems drive all of our activity on the bike. Understanding them will help you to focus your training and optimise your nutrition. The 3 energy systems will also help you understand training zones.
  • SPC130 - A Users Guide to Fueling with Fat and Carbs

    Damian Ruse
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The impact diet has on performance is huge. We look at the latest recommendations for carbohydrate use, and how to increase fat oxidation.
  • SPC129 - Race Day Team Tactics

    Damian Ruse
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    How did Eric Marmotte win the US Pro National Championships in 2014, and what can you (and your team) learn from this race? We take a look at his win while also looking at all the different options that were available to Marcotte and Team Smart Stop.
  • SPC128 - Forecasting and Benchmarking Performance with Alan Couzens

    Damian Ruse
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    How do you know if your training program working? Testing is the best way to find this out - but testing is hard physically and mentally. With the help of Alan Couzens this episode looks a how to put together a monitoring system that doesn't rely on maximal tests.
  • SPC127 - Periodization: Are You Doing it Right?

    Damian Ruse
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Traditional periodization follows an optimal sequence based on the time course of training adaptations. Understanding this will help you set your training load, and time physiological adaptions better. Use the ideas from Alan Couzens to help you plan your training for optimal performance gains within the linear periodization model.
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    Total Women's Cycling

  • Dame Sarah Storey Shows Incredible Strength on Hour Record

    Heather Irvine
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    The tension was palpable today in the Lee Valley Velopark as Dame Sarah Storey attempted to make history and add another world record to the 72 she already holds. At the first 5km Dame Sarah appeared to be on track, sticking like glue to the black line with a time of 6.3292 compared to  6.3262 […] The post Dame Sarah Storey Shows Incredible Strength on Hour Record appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • 7 of the Best Bicycle Chain Lubes

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    Your chain needs regular lubrication to prevent dryness causing friction between moving parts and the dreaded orange hue of rust. There are various different styles of chain lube – the clearest distinction being between wet and dry lube. As a rule, wet lube is used in wet weather. It is thick and gloopy, and keeps […] The post 7 of the Best Bicycle Chain Lubes appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Wiggle Honda Unveil 2015 Team

    Heather Irvine
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    Rochelle Gilmore unveils her Wiggle Honda dream team for 2015 The post Wiggle Honda Unveil 2015 Team appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Interview: Laura Trott on Promoting Women’s Cycling and Being Nervous Sometimes

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    Laura Trott is embarking upon a new year with Matrix Fitness Pro Team and says despite her immense achievements she still feels like a “little girl” sometimes. Trott, 22, joined Matrix Fitness as they allow her “breathing space” to prepare for Track racing at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and because she admires their work in women’s […] The post Interview: Laura Trott on Promoting Women’s Cycling and Being Nervous Sometimes appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
  • Matrix Fitness Begin Their First Year as a Pro Team

    Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:39 am
    Eleven riders joined together yesterday to officially introduce the 2015 Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling Team as they step up to new territory in the professional ranks. The riders include seasoned pros such as National Road Race Champion and two time Olympic medallist, Laura Trott, Track World and Junior TT Champion, Elinor Barker, alongside 17-year-old development […] The post Matrix Fitness Begin Their First Year as a Pro Team appeared first on Total Women's Cycling.
 
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    Bike Tourings - Blog

  • Honoring Park Tool Co-Founder Howard Hawkins

    5 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    Park Tool Co Founder Howard Hawkins Walk into any bike repair shop and you will notice the distinctive blue tools and repair stands which have become standard equipment in most all American bike shops.  Since 1963 Park Tool Company has made it easier and safer for bike techs. to perform their work with innovative designs and a reputation for quality.Check out the link provided below from Bike Magazine showing how Park Tool provides more bike specific tools than any other company in the world.  Most of my bike specific tools are from Park Tool Co. and I truly appreciate the tried and…
  • Wald Splash guard Fenders, When Minimalism is good

    15 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Wald Balloon Splash Guard Fenders are designed to fit up to 2.125 wide mountain bike tires. Bike commuters and folks who enjoy packing their touring bikes for a nice scenic getaway will both agree that a minimalist approach founded on common sense sure makes life easier.  Packing too much stuff on your bike can make for a rather burdensome outing where as being able to pack the bike "nicely" contributes to a more enjoyable ride.  As I have a tendency to be a bit stingy with myself I decided to look at some steel fenders for a few different bikes that wouldn't hurt my budget and yet…
  • Waterproof Bike Commuter Pants from Tenn Driven Cycling

    7 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    Adjustable velcro zippered pant leg It has been quite a cold and wet winter, more typical of Oregon or Washington than here along the southern Texas Coast which is why I was pleasantly surprised to receive these wonderful waterproof pants earlier than expected.  Lisa mentioned something about a gift arriving for me after Christmas while they would be in Arizona and so I concluded "how nice, my Sweetie is suggesting I get out and ride more".  As my old Columbia Omni-tech pants have been around for so many years it's been a chore trying to find affordable quality pants for bike…
  • Touring, Trekking Commuter Bike Year in Photos

    31 Dec 2014 | 12:58 am
    One year of building, changing out accessories and many rides later getting to look forward to many more. Another year gone by, out with the old, in with the new, with every ending there is a new beginning. Cyclists observing cycles of life and.....gotcha, not going to "spin off" (pun) on some philosophical "Mumbo Jumbo" which happens to be what we have come to refer to this bike build as.  I considered building a fat bike but it just isn't a necessity here along the Texas Gulf Coast.  When we went to ride the Matagorda Coast the Kenda Small Block Eights 2.35 diameter handled most…
  • Effective Posture for Commuter Touring Bike

    30 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    Feeling safe, confident and comfortable on a touring or commuter bike without compromising performance begins with establishing effective bike posture.  Riding a bike consists of three points of contact resulting in direct pressure on hands, feet and buttocks.  Effective bike posture results in relieving undue pressure at all three points of contact and lends to a lighter, more agile and responsive feel while riding.  An old diagram depicting a good average touring posture reveals that this method has been around a very long time.  It's easy to incorporate on most all…
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  • In Defense of Rim Brakes

    TB
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:22 pm
    It was a long struggle with pneumonia. It was close…real close. I am still not back on the bike but I am getting there. While I recover, I wanted to talk about brakes. Probably the most invasive technology in the cycling world (aside from crabon everything) is disc brakes. They are becoming more common on bikes…
  • Erin

    TB
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    Sometimes it rains in Santa Barbara. Years ago, it used to rain a lot. Years before that, it didn’t. But the drought pattern ebbs and flows like waves. Currently, we are in the worst and driest spot since the 80s. Santa Barbarians are made of some pretty soft stuff. Indeed, as I sit here in…
  • Quick Review: 2015 Kona Hei Hei Deluxe

    TB
    3 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    Ah Kona. Kona Kona Kona. Always surprising me with something I didn’t expect. I mean, after last year’s lineup, I thought that the maker of the overbuilt-yet-surprisingly-finessable Process line of compact all-mountain shredders would never be able to top themselves. After all, we have been waiting for a crabon Process to emerge in 2015 only…
  • Overreaction to Winter: a Birthright of the Santa Barbarian

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

    TB
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Just a photo to keep it going. Okinawa. Mamachari. Just let it happen.Filed under: Cruisers, Hybrid Bikes Tagged: bicycle, bike, Cruiser, Cycling, featured, japan, okinawa, photograph, road bike, steel
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    Cyclist Ville

  • Best Cycling Gear to Buy After Buying a Bike

    Shawn Gossman
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Do you need to know the best cycling gear to buy after you get a bicycle?   In order to have the best possible experience you can have with cycling, you need to have the basic and best cycling gear that you will need for your riding adventures. The best cycling gear listed in this article is for both road biking and mountain biking riders or those of you in-between those riding disciplines. You need to get the best cycling gear you can find so that you can enjoy each and every ride you take and that will enhance your experience and love for cycling. A lot of riders skip out on the best…
  • Cycling 100 Miles: A Guide to a Century Ride!

    Shawn Gossman
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Would you like to go cycling 100 mile?   Cycling 100 miles is a big accomplishment for most road bike riders. We call it a Century Ride and it is indeed a trophy among most cyclists out there. But cycling 100 miles when you think about it and I mean really think about it sounds extremely difficult and tiring. I am here to tell you that it looks harder than it actually is! Cycling 100 miles can be done with ease if you take the right steps into doing it the right way. In this guide, I will take you step by step on how you can accomplish cycling 100 miles within no time and finally be able…
  • Woodlands Camo Cycling Kit by Aero Tech Designs

    Shawn Gossman
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you purchased the Woodlands Camo Cycling Kit by Aero Tech Designs, yet?   If you haven’t yet purchased the Woodlands Camo Cycling Kit by Aero Tech Designs yet and you are unsure to do so or not, then I suggest you continue reading this article. This is my full review of the Woodlands Camo Cycling Kit by Aero Tech Designs based on my purchasing experience and use of the product. Please understand that I am not making this review of the Woodlands Camo Cycling Kit on the behalf of Aero Tech Designs and I am not being paid to do it. I am doing this on my own accord and own free…
  • 10 Cycling Strength Training Tips To Live By!

    Shawn Gossman
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Would you like access to 10 cycling strength training tips aimed at making you a better cyclist?   Of course you want access to free cycling strength training tips – who doesn’t want free cycling strength training tips? In this article I will be showing you 10 cycling strength training tactics that you should live by as a cyclist. These cycling strength training tactics are fairly simple, too and will not require you to be a well-seasoned and experienced cyclist. So don’t think for a minute that you need to be a Tour de France winning cyclist in order to have the best…
  • Help Cycling Uphill: Sitting vs. Standing

    Shawn Gossman
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Do you find yourself needing help cycling uphill?   Needing help cycling uphill is probably one of the main questions asked by newbie and beginner hill climbing cyclists. You’ve come to the right place for getting help cycling uphill. You might have heard from some riders explaining that you should always remain seated in your saddle when cycling uphill. Then again, other riders might suggest that you stand up as their tips for help cycling uphill. It is either one way or another, right? Right and wrong really but either way, it is confusing if you really cannot determine whether…
 
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    Bicycle's Buddy

  • The Best Balance Bike For Kids Reviews

    Bicycles Buddy
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    Balance bicycles offer a unique and effective alternative to training wheels and tricycles for kids. Balance bikes also claim to be safer than training wheels and tricycles because it reduces the risk of tipping over when encountering a bump or a sharp turn. These bicycles, which are generally designed without pedals, teach children as young as a year and a half and as old as 10 the balancing skills they need to successfully ride a traditional, two-wheeled bicycle. Balance bikes generally have certain characteristics in common, such as a lack of pedals, the presence of a footrest, and…
  • The Best Spin Bike Reviews

    Bicycles Buddy
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:48 am
    Whether you are a beginner looking to find the best spinning bike to stay in shape in the comfort of your home or an avid cyclist looking for spin bike reviews so that you can secure some extra cardio hours when the months get cold, there are plenty of options on the market to choose from. Take a personal inventory and assess what you will want most out of your experience. Do you live in an apartment where space is an issue? Will your workouts need to be quiet as to not disturb your roommates? Are you worried that the bike will not support your weight? The list below is an overview of five…
  • Dahon Speed D7 Folding Bike Review

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

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

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

  • Cycling Workout: Descending Intervals | Strava

    Alan Thompson
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Having just recently acquired my first turbo trainer, I’ve been looking for some training workouts to make my turbo time effective. This one, from the Strava Blog, looks very interesting. Structured, hard, but with plenty of rests in between the efforts. I’ve taken the interval pattern in the article and created a custom Garmin Workout for you. [Download Now] When you’re doing a Descending Interval you’re doing a series of maximal efforts that get shorter as the interval goes on. You start with a…
  • How to transfer your Wattbike workout to Garmin Connect / Strava | The adventures of Randeroo

    Alan Thompson
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:40 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Record your Wattbike session on to a USB stick Install the Wattbike Expert Software and import the session from the USB stick Select “Analyse” / “Export analysis modules” to export a DAT file Go to wattbike2garmin to convert your DAT file to a TCX Import the TCX into Garmin Connect / Strava etc… This is a great guide for any Wattbike users who want to upload their workout data to Strava. I imagine that’s probably quite a large proportion of them! Kudos to Randeroo for taking the time…
  • Has Strava saved itself with Annual KOM’s?

    Al Thompson
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    ScarletFire Cycling ScarletFire Cycling - Technology>Motivation>Fitness Strava just released a new update that might just save them. “Might just save them?” That’s a strange term to use in relation to one of the most popular fitness apps on planet Earth. One that has seen its userbase skyrocket over the past three years. But I could see the signs. I could even feel it happening. The life expectancy of a Strava customer. No, we’re not talking about how much more likely you are to crash whilst chasing some silly downhill KOM. I mean your lifespan as a Strava…
  • RiderState to close down. A sad day for bike GPS games.

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

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