Basics for Making Your Tour or Bikepacking Adventure Successful and Safe
Since the advent of the bicycle, two-wheeled outdoor adventures have been part of bicyclist culture. With today’s access to public lands, developments in multi-surface terrain bikes, and the electric variants cropping up exponentially, more and more adventure seekers are capable of riding up steep mountains and through forest roads.
A Delicious Recovery with Floyd’s of Leadville
This innovative new protein powder brought to you by former pro cyclist Floyd Landis is one of my new favorites to consume after a workout. The nutritious ingredients, the unique taste, versatility of the product, and the connection to cycling really make this product a stand-out.
The SoCal Fixed Series Returns with a Flurry of Action-packed Racing
In an even bigger showing this year than the last two, the SoCal Fixed Series returned with a vengeance on Saturday May 24th for the official first race of the summer series. Luis Suarez, the director of the Series and OC Brakeless, managed to secure a massive parking lot at the Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California for the site of all 3 criterium, brake-less, fixed gear races.
The Curvy, Lightweight, Multi-Purpose E-Bike That Gives Back
ZBIKE stands out from the rest of the electric bicycles on the market. We’ve seen a lot of iterations of the same model with an emphasis on fast and furious, but few have been as unique as this one. The design allows for some stand-out features you might not be used to seeing.
Don’t Think You Need A Bike Fit? The Rick Schultz Bike Fit May Make You Reconsider
Rick Schultz uses 3 bike fitting/bike sizing machines including the GURU DFU (Dynamic Fit Unit), a Serotta Size Cycle, and a Computrainer. For the majority of the visit we used the GURU DFU which electronically adjusts the position of the stationary bike in small increments.
The Amgen Tour of California 2018, Coming To A California Road Near You
The Amgen Tour of California returns to the golden state for a week of World Tour racing, an exciting event for cyclists in Southern California and beyond. The stage race features both a men and women’s competition that finishes in the capital, Sacramento. Spectating the Amgen Tour of California is a great opportunity to see some of the World’s greatest athletes battle it out on the roads of our gorgeous state.
Hennessy Celebrates A Forgotten Cycling Legend, Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor
Hennessy Cognac highlights cycling legend Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor in their latest ad campign for ‘Wild Rabbit’. Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was an American track cyclist who started his professional racing career at the age of 18 in 1896.
Experiencing the Farm and Bike Life in Tuscany, Italy
Near the Madonna di Pogi are a handful of hiking trails that loop around the olive groves and vineyards of Pogi, which are often utilized in national marathons and mountain bike rides. The common room at the farm was fully stacked with maps and tourist itineraries so we were able to plan out our route quite successfully.
The SoCal Winter Weekend: Gravel Clinics, Bike Demos and Season Planning
Last weekend, Rick Schultz (Bike Fitness Coaching, Ask the Bike Coach) put together a free bike clinic on how to ride your first gravel event. Topics included discussions on rider and bike preparations, course routes, survival techniques and equipment selection.
A Test Ride With The Build-a-Jersey from California-Maker Walz Caps: Time To Form Your Team
Walz Caps jersey builder is fun to use and the final product is expertly sewn. The jersey would look striking on a pack of club riders cruising down PCH, the colors are bright and eye-catching.
SILCA Partners With Ecologic Design For A Limited Edition Backpack And Essentials Bag
The SILCA Brooklyn, in collaboration with EcoLogic Design, is a sleek yet spacious backpack featuring a padded laptop sleeve compartment, a number of internal organization dividers and a pair of easy-access outside pockets. Padded straps made for a comfortable carry, even for heavier loads.
An Ingenious Silicone Device to Hold your Smart Phone While Riding
Austrian organization BikeCitizens created ‘Finn’, an ingenious silicone device to hold your smart phone while riding. But maker Bikecitizen is doing much more than enabling hands free riding
Pizza, Beer, Lost Helmets, and Found Friends: Training with Bike MS
99: World Championship Wins and Losses, Minimum Wage (Or Not) for Cyclists, and Beards Banned on Belgian Riders
World Championship Wins and Losses, Minimum Wage (Or Not) for Cyclists, Risks for Older Males in Triathlons and Beards Banned on Belgian Riders.
The Benefits of Indoor Cycling and the Upcoming Bike MS Tour de Stationary
Indoor cycling can be done virtually anywhere, but I enjoy it in a class with a qualified instructor. It helps to keep my energy level up and the competitiveness helps me to reach goals I normally wouldn’t try.
The Catalina Coastal Climber
On this route, you’ll be challenged with paved and dirt climbs but breathtaking views that are worth the pain. The only cars you’ll encounter will be golf carts and the trails are generally pretty sparse with people; you will definitely see some wildlife, with a good chance of buffalo sightings. At the top of the coastal climbs, you’ll hear the barking of sea lions swimming in the oceans below.
What is ‘Poop Doping’? Reading Between the Headlines
You may have read about the intense intrigue behind what the media is calling “poop doping”, a catchy headline which refers to a project led by research scientist Lauren Petersen called the Athlete Microbiome Project, but it’s not so scandalous as headlines suggest.
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