The Gilco formulation of Columbus steel was a high-point for frame-building, but the vintage drivetrain of the era left much to be desired. We built up a vintage Colnago Master frame with an assortment of carbon fiber trim and modern components to keep the performance high, and the price down low. A few tricks are required to make the adaptation, but well worth the entry fee.
The dreaded accident type of riding into a parked car door is often referred to by the frequent colloquial, ‘getting doored.’ The following tips and advice may help you in avoiding careless drivers who don’t pay attention to the bike lane when they are getting out of their cars.
Richard Duquette of 911 Law provides a summary of the procedural hazards plaintiffs face when they try to assert a claim against a government entity, and the steps to take if you find yourself in these circumstances.
Are charity cycling events a lost cause? Not yet, at least at the Tour de Palm Springs. Since 1999, the nonprofit group behind the event, CVSPIN (Coachella Valley Serving People In Need), has given more than $3.2 million to charities including Boy Scout troops, homeless organizations, high school bands, Desert AIDS Project, United Cerebral Palsy, and countless others.
Gooseberry Mesa sits at 5,200′ elevation to the north of Zion National Park, a jewel of Southern Utah. The panoramic views of the desert mesas are internationally famous, though the crowds are relegated to the National Park and left behind from the perch of the bicycle. Solitude is a few pedal strokes away.
California has the most diverse ecosystems in the United States, which includes plants that can be toxic to humans. Interaction with these toxic plants is avoidable so long as you’re aware of what to look for.
HawkEye Road Hazards is a mobile-optimized site with an interactive map of dangers to bicyclists, (pot holes, debris, construction and more). On the site, a bicyclist can create a free account to report the location of road hazards with GPS coordinates.
The classic cross country riding in Prescott includes 100+ miles of fast and fun trails that extend around the town, making it a destination riding place. It is classic cross-country riding, with loads of flow trails.
Part I of this article discussed how lost earning capacity works as a general matter. This second part explores the unique challenges of making a lost-earning capacity argument with an injured plaintiff who is in active military service.
Careful thought of how to make changes to your setup or riding style can provide dramatic improvements to your endurance and average speed. If you want to go faster, more aero rider positioning and component selection far outpace weight reduction efforts.
Coming across wildlife while riding can be a rewarding reminder of the benefits of traveling at ‘bicycle speed’; fast enough to cover significant ecological diversity, slow enough to bear witness and observe the animal kingdom all around us. Keep nature wild, look don’t touch (you knew that right?)
Pedaling through Coyote Canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park,I contrast the current landscape experience with the historical travels of explorers centuries ago in the desert, an early spring highlight of east San Diego county.
The Bike Coach’s final installment in “Stretches for Before and After the Ride”. These two gentle lower back stretches will help to warm the body before a ride, or stretch out the muscles after.
There are two basic categories of damages in a personal injury case: special damages and general damages. Special damages refer to the direct, quantifiable pecuniary loss that can be traced to the accident. General damages, on the other hand, refer to other, less readily quantifiable losses such as pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and emotional distress.
Although I’m a die-hard roadie, I do enjoy getting a little dirt on my cleats. So when Yamaha invited BICYCLIST to preview the Wabash on the legendary SoCal Belgian Waffle Ride course, I put my snow shovel away, packed sun tan lotion and headed west for an e-adventure.
SDMBA’s Ride the Rancho was a fully supported, 15-mile scenic tour through Rancho Guejito, a 36 square-mile private ranch that has been altogether closed to public access for over its more than 150 year ownership. All manner of bikes were on display, gravel and mountain bikes, as well as some electric-powered.
I turn right and go on around the top of the ride, where La Cima morphs into the California Riding and Hiking Trail. Undulating, classic, cross-country riding amidst the iconic golden meadows with views of the Cuyamacas, including Stonewall Peak, keep the energy level up – along with electrolytes pulled through the hose of the hydration pack strapped to my back.
Rouvy, a platform for cyclists and triathletes, has released its latest course for its augmented/mixed reality mode, IM Kona. The 40 km course is part of the iconic route for the triathlete world, which summits in Hawaii each year.
An experiential guide using the Poseidon ‘X’ adventure bike as the muse for a 24-hour overnight trip over suburban landscapes, steep grades, fire roads and wilderness trails. Wherever your journey will take you, please consider these suggestions for making the most of your time in the saddle.
SDMBA continues its strong alliance with the proud team of City of San Diego rangers at Black Mountain. Shovels finally hit the ground on the Black Widow Trail on December 1, 2018. This first work day attracted almost 80 volunteers, many of them first timers! There will be many more work days before this project is complete so check SDMBA channels for updates.
Studies have shown that improved sleep correlates with better performance at high intensities. One paper, authored by Cheri Mah, a researcher at Stanford, showed that increased sleep improved sprint times of basketball players by 5%. In the context of elite sports, 5% is much more than a marginal gain.
Bicycle injury lawyer Richard Duquette obtained a substantial money settlement for Mr. Murff who was “cut off” by a negligent motorist on July 25-2017 when she made an illegal “right hook” turn on southbound Carlsbad Blvd. (PCH) in Carlsbad, CA.
The BAT (BICYCLIST Adventure Team) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to informing, guiding and promoting ‘personal-transportation options’ for recreation, competition and as a viable means of sustainable transportation for the individual.
In ringing in the New Year, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular posts of 2018 on BICYCLIST. Following is a list of posts, starting in January, that were read and listened to by the majority of BICYCLIST readers and members.
The BAT (BICYCLIST Adventure Team) is a non-profit social-enterprise dedicated to informing, guiding and promoting ‘personal-transportation options’ for recreation, competition and as a viable means of sustainable transportation for the individual. The BAT uses your contributions to further the mission of our organization; championing sustainable transportation and travel by bike for sport, recreation, and transportation.