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Basics : Your First MTB Ride

When you mention mountain biking to a lady that hasn’t tried it before.. you will most likely get a look of horror and confusion.  The sport, growing but not quick enough, is quickly growing for the ladies in the sport.  Across the US there are ladies only mountain bike clubs popping up, allowing you to learn and experience the trails with skill clinics, and other…

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Carry Things on Bike in Style

Here’s a deep confession, I have a bag addiction.  Come look in my closest and there are at least 4 messenger bags, 4 bicycle specific back packs, hydration bags and then panniers are end less.  Constantly the search is on to find the most stylish, yet functional, bag possible.

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Basics : Cycling Computers

There is a great accessory for your bike called a bike computer or cyclometer.   Like a cars dashboard it can tell you many things about your speed, average, time and even get into more detailed things like cadence*, heart rate or incline.  The computer works on your bike by either a cable running from the computer head unit on your handlebar/stem area down your bike…

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Everyday Cycling Clothing

Our poll last week to answer the question “Do You Wear Cycling Clothing” had a great response and one of the common questions were what can I wear if I don’t want to be caught dead outside in skin tight spandex?  There are many clothing options out these days that aren’t skin tight and do a great job of keeping you dry and comfortable but…

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Wrapping Your Handlebars

After playing most the weekend with video editing and voice overs, I decided to continue learning and pull YouTube video’s from TriSports for your viewing pleasure. (The guy isn’t bad looking either.) Here is a great video on wrapping road handlebars: A couple notes from my personal experience : Go slow Make sure to overlap half way as you go around the bar Have all…

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Basics of Riding with a Road Group

You’ve been riding for a while and are getting bored or anxious to get out riding with some people.  Riding with a group or with a couple friends is a very unique feeling and once you get the hang of it can make you a stronger rider.  Below I have put together some key things to remember when group riding and then some helpful hints. …

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Women’s Cycling Short Basics

Cycling clothing can be very daunting, especially when you see how tight the shorts and jerseys fit.  The shorts feel like they have a built in diaper and may cause “sausage rolls” due to them squeezing a bit too tight.   Here’s some input on shorts, what to look for and why they cost so much money! A few questions to ask yourself when you’re buying…

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