by Scott Martin At a recent race, I spied a guy warming up on his trainer while his girlfriend (wife?) pinned on his number. “That won’t last long,” said one of my teammates. “Whaddya mean?” I said. … [Read more...] about Race Mate
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By Sheri Rosenbaum This year we decided our vacation would keep us closer to home. We opted for La Crosse, Wisconsin, along with a day trip to Minneapolis. Both cities boast a great cycling scene for road and MTBs. Not wanting to choose one over the other, we took our fat and road bikes. … [Read more...] about End of Summer Road Trip – Highs and Lows
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley It was nice to see so many of your comments come in after last week’s staying safe on the road article. It’s clear that most of you recognize the dangers and take precautions when riding and use safety-enhancing accessories, too. … [Read more...] about Reader Tips for Staying Safe on a Bicycle
By Stan Purdum “I have a family, and although my dream is to have a bicycle pilgrimage, I would feel incredibly guilty about leaving my family. I’d have a sense that I had abandoned them, and I don’t think I could shake that feeling.” … [Read more...] about Dealing with Cycle-Guilt
by Fred Matheny PROBLEM: Endurance on the bike is limited by your crotch, not your legs. Your expensive saddle is comfortable in the first hour of a ride, but at 2 hours it’s painful and at 3 hours it feels like a medieval torture instrument. What’s worse, you sometimes experience numbness in your nether regions. The human body is supported on the bike by only 3 contact … [Read more...] about Dealing with Bike Saddle Discomfort
By Brandon Bilyeu C7 Jersey: C3 Socks: Cost: C7 Race Bibs: $270 C7 Jersey: $100 C3 Socks: $15 How obtained: review sample from company Available: online, retail, GORE website … [Read more...] about GORE Summer C7 Cycling Jersey, C3 Socks and C7 Bibs Review
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley I’ve been a member of our local bike club, the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club since I moved here in 1982. Good members make a good club, so when I’m asked to contribute something I try to help. And this time, I think what I was asked to provide will interest you, too. Our club newsletter editor, Grace Voss, asked if I'd like to write an … [Read more...] about Staying Safe from Distracted Drivers and Those with Negative Attitudes
By John Yoder As I watched the Tour de France on television the past three weeks (I’m retired), besides enjoying the insane sprint finishes, free-fall like descents and out-of-body time trials, I also enjoyed seeing the cycling landscape of France again -- the smooth roads, the minimal number of stoplights in small towns, the countryside free of billboards and railroad … [Read more...] about My Tour de France Envy Isn’t About the Riders of the Peloton
By Sheri Rosenbaum Women’s Flatline Men’s Flatline Hot! Grippy and stiff Vibram soles for better power transferEVA midsole provides comfort on longer ridesDirectional tread at heal and toe for added traction off the bikeReinforced toe & heal bumper for added protectionSynthetic leather upper easy to cleanLace lock with pull tab secures lacesExtra lace … [Read more...] about Bontrager Flatline MTB Shoes Review (Men’s & Women’s)
Question: There are so many GPS units out there; how do I decide what to buy? Can you do a comparison, or at least ask readers to weigh in on thegood and the bad? Thanks. -- Ann S … [Read more...] about Which GPS Bike Computer to Choose?
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley It’s August, which means some of the best pedaling of the year is ahead for a lot of us. The days start to cool off, the roads get quieter as the summer vacationers pack it in and there are more fun rides on the calendar. But wait! If you’re been knocking out the miles all season long, it’s likely your trusty two-wheeler needs a little … [Read more...] about Mid-Season Bicycle Check-Up
by Rick Schultz Rating: https://cirruscycles.com/ Hot Wow, this seatpost really works!4 different post diameters with 2 post length options for each post diameter.4 spring combinations offering support for riders weight of 50 lbs. to 250 lbs.2 setback options (12mm, 25mm)0-35mm travelMade from 6061 AluminumStainless Steel hardwareOnly other option to turn a … [Read more...] about KINEKT Suspension Seatpost Review
By Alan Bragman Question: I have recently been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my lower back, after having seen a variety of health professionals. I am a keen recreational cyclist who enjoys competing in centuries and double centuries, but as my back condition has gradually deteriorated over the past few years, I wonder if these longer distances … [Read more...] about How do I Deal with Osteoarthritis?
by Scott Martin Cycling might seem, blessedly, like a sport of silence – no droning motor, no sneakers squeaking on hardwood, no thud of foot against ball. But if you pay attention, bike riding is full of sounds. Some good, some bad. … [Read more...] about Now Hear This
Move on the saddle to make seated climbing easier. If you sit in one spot on a long grade, your muscles will fatigue faster than if you shift locations. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Moving on Your Bicycle Saddle During Long Climbs