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TBE Episode 158: Steel Bikes and Direct Mount at the Tour de France, the Busiest Bike Lane in North America, and the Importance of Mental Health in Sports

We summarize the finale of the 2019 Tour de France, along with a discussion of some unusual gear and bikes that were spotted at the Tour. We also dive into how the so-called ‘busiest bike lane in America’ was once considered a bad idea, how one group in congress is proposing federal funding for bike transit, and finish up with an emphasis on the need for mental health care for professional athletes.
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TBE Episode 156: On Defense, Mountain of Hell, The Rungu Ride Coming to a Beach Near You and the Lubri Disc – Yay or Nay

We return for another episode covering the latest cycling news and events coming across the wire. We touch on our thoughts about negative reviews, and then move into our topics for the episode including the viral Mountain of Hell video, the new Lubri Disc, the Rungu three-wheeled bike (not a trike) and the latest discovery on purchasing helmets online.
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TBE Episode 155: Fueling Your Adventure Need Not Cost an Arm or a Leg, Unthreading Tariffs on Bikes and Rationals for Economic Forecasting.. Exciting!

We discuss making bike-packing and touring foods taste good, why it’s important to have good tasting food on the road and trail and we discuss the ways to spice up your meals while you’re touring the trails and roads. Additionally, we dip a toe into the latest news impacting Giant Bicycles, the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the world. BAT Patrons will learn why @chrsrnlds is looking to buy a sewing machine.
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TBE Episode 154: Notes on Lighting, Bar Tape Hits and Misses, and the Products that Stood Out at Outdoor Retailer

We follow-up on some of our lighting discussion from last weeks episode, as well as reviewing some corrosion on new bar tape and why this might be happening. We finish up the episode with a discussion on some gear to try (or toss) from this past week’s Outdoor Retailer. In the post-show, Victor and Chris pontificate on mountain bikes, cycling apparel, video games, and Marco Pantani’s iconic look.
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TBE Episode 153: Follow-up Extravaganza, Insights and Afterthoughts, Ride Tracking, Lighting, and Building Bikes

We cover some follow-up in this episode including Victor’s in-depth review of his preferred ride tracking apps, as well as the hurdles encountered when building up a vintage bike. And finally, getting the most bang for you buck when searching for lighting. In the post-show we cover the benefit of bike-focused businesses, plus more for BICYCLIST patrons.
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TBE Episode 152: Giro Over the Shoulder, Flying With Your Bike, A Word on ‘Ventoux’, War of Helmet Marketing Continues

In today’s episode we discuss options for traveling with a bicycle, or how to acquire a bicycle while traveling. We also discuss some stages and information from the Giro d’Italia 2019, as well as a discussion on following the Pro World Tour in Europe. Also a book recommendation for Father’s Day (or casual reading), and some industry news.
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TBE Episode 150: Bike Goodr Super Fly Sunglasses, Bike Campouts and the Viability of Viathon

We have fun reviewing the Super Fly packaging and sunglasses sent over to us by Bike Goodr, while discussing the important considerations to make when shopping for cycling sunglasses. We talk Walmart’s new high-end bike brand and what the outcome might be, as well as a discussion about riding in prestigious events on inexpensive bicycles.
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TBE Episode 149: Amstel Gold Race, SRAM Acquires PowerTap, and Reviewing the Jones Bikes SWB Complete Plus

We continue our brief series on the history of some of the famous events in the UCI Road World Championships history, including the recent Amstel Gold race. We also discuss SRAM’s acquisition of PowerTap, and why some of us think power meters are unnecessary for regular riders. We finish up with a closer look at our review of Jones Bikes SWB Complete build.
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TBE Episode 147: Rancho Recap!, Trail Tool Giveaway, Questions on Frugality and Some of the Favorite Riders for Two Spring Classics

We recap the fun had at SDMBA’s Ride the Rancho event in San Diego and announce our Trail Boss trail tools giveaway, courtesy of 911 Law. We also discuss some upcoming Spring Classic races and the predictions for favorites to win. In the post-show we answer questions of frugality when shopping for bicycle gear.
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BICYCLIST Magazine | Issue 157

Unlocked and Over the Shoulder | BICYCLIST Magazine – Issue 157 : Spring 2019

Rancho Guejito, ‘Ride the Rancho’ with the San Diego Mountain Bike Association (SDMBA), Electric Age: Gravel eBike- Yamaha Wabash, First Look: Jones Bikes Plus SWB Complete, ISOD: Desert Bikepacking in Anza Borrego, Last Page: 25 Years of BICYCLIST, 2019 Event and Race Calendar for California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Beyond and So Much More!
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TBE Episode 146: The Future of Owning a Car, Helmet Testing Debacle, and Rider Stats That We Cannot Beat

We discuss how bike shops should be evaluated, predictions that owning a car won’t be so necessary in the future, how bikeways promote physical activity, MIPS vs. WaveCel helmet claims, Professional Cyclists discuss their experiences with depression and how they manage, and Strava stats from the professionals at Milan-San Remo that you have to see to believe.
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TBE Episode 145: Visiting Orange County Bike Shops, Sorting Out That Squishy Feeling, Tech on our Radar

In this episode we recap results of a recent survey that shows Los Angeles has the most aggressive drivers in the country (and how they measured this), we talk about notable Orange County bike shops that we stopped by on our magazine delivery route, future damper technology for mountain bikes, and Victor’s got his eye on a new titanium bike. In the post-show we cover the results and last stage of Paris-Nice, the NEW Team Sky name and owner, and acquisitions in the industry.
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TBE Episode 144: The Continued Evolution of Drivetrain Design, the Spring Classics have Sprung, and OC Bike Shop Reports

We follow up on our discussion of the ‘Rotor’ stepping stone and the continued evolution of drivetrain design. We also discuss professional racing hot topics including the results of Strade Bianche, the first stage and the history of Paris-Nice, and Nicole Hanselmann’s speedy start at the Omloop Het Niewsblad. Finally, Chris gives us the update on the bike shop stops along the Orange County, magazine delivery route.
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TBE Episode 143: Bike Shop Stops in San Diego, New Rules for Throwing Bidons in the Peloton, and the Rotor 1×13 Hydraulic Drivetrain Release

We discuss notable bike shops in San Diego during our magazine delivery route, we also touch on some ground-breaking rules regarding tossing bidons in the peloton and the fines riders could incur for doing so. We wrap up the episode with a discussion on Rotor Bike Components’ note-worthy release of the 1×13 Hydraulic Drivetrain and how bicycle patents can stifle growth in the components sector.
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TBE Episode 142: Advances in Ride Tracking Methods, Reviewing the Merits of Labelling ‘Luxury’, Numb Toes, Ammonia Smells, and Tipping Your Bike Mechanic

We talk some new advancements being made in ride tracking, including a bike computer that runs for 96 hours and Strava’s (beta) route mapping feature, as well as thoughts on how the Red Hook Crit can come back full throttle in 2020, why your feet may be numb during a ride, and why cleaning the cobblestones for Paris-Roubaix is not sacrilegious. In the post-show we discuss pre-ride jitters, why a rider might smell or taste ammonia after a ride, and a discussion on how the body burns fuel based on your diet.
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Episode 141: Prospects of A New Bike Deal, Race Alternatives, and Solidarity Amongst People Who Ride Bikes

This episode we talk some popular races cancelling their events for 2019, including the Red Hook Crit, while some new types of events make their way into the cycling scene, such as virtual racing. We also discuss the politics of bicycling nationally, the new bike deal, and the bicyclists who make up the majority of the community. Also more details on an incident at a bike shop in Chino that involved thieves attempting to steal a bicycle from Incycle Bicycles while severely injuring a shop employee in the process.
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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.
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