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Fartlek Cyclocross

Go Fartlek

Fartlek, which means “speed play” in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training. The variable intensity and continuous nature of the exercise places stress on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems. It differs from traditional interval training in that it is unstructured; intensity and/or speed varies, as the athlete wishes. (Source: Wikipedia) The art of exploring is why I fell in love with biking some 18 years ago. The ability to…

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Family Bike Ride

4 Tips for a Successful Family Bike Ride

What do you think of when you envision riding with your entire family? The dream is that you will all be in a state of family bliss, riding along together at the same pace, wind at your back, kids smiling, and lots of family bonding. The reality is that while that can happen, you need to plan and work at it. And don’t be discouraged…

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Bicycle Practice

Bicycle Practice

As humans grow older it is easy to forget that we aren’t perfect at everything and we must try new things, or practice old ones, to continue to grow. Cycling adults know this to a certain point. If you aren’t good at climbing, go find a hill. If you are trying clip in pedals for the first time, practice on the trainer first. The apparent…

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3 Women’s Saddle Recommendations

The question of “What is your favorite saddle?” is a very popular question in tweets, emails and in shop conversation. It is also probably one of the most user specific question around bike fit. My bits are not built like your bits, my seat bones are not the same width as your seat bones but I can give some generic feedback of my “go-to” saddles…

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Bicycle Categories

Bicycle Shopping: The Three Common Styles of Bicycles

So you are in the market for a new bike, but you don’t know where to start? You aren’t alone! When customers walk in to my bike shop starting their hunt for a new bike one of the most important things I ask is this: “where do you want your bike to take you?” In upcoming articles I will help you answer that question and…

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Ladies Night, a Guest Post

I belong to a newborn bike team that was formed by a popular LBS as a way to bring more cyclists into the sport. I’m one of three women on the co-ed team and, through sheer terror that I will lose any fitness and no longer be able to keep up, I’m the most consistent woman on the group rides in town. It’s certainly not…

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Bicyles on icicles

New Goals, New Bikes, New Rides

A guest post by Laura Colbert of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA I’m really excited to follow Arleigh’s New Years post from yesterday. I too have spent the past couple of weeks reflecting on the past year and what I would like to see in the coming year.

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This morning's commute

Passing Gas

Sorry to disappoint but this post is not about farts.  I’m a big fan of really bad puns, so the title actually refers to passing cars while on a bicycle.  But, who doesn’t like a good fart reference? A guest post on getting by without gas from Laura Colbert from Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA. 

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