The Role of Bicycles in Modern Art: Lessons from the AIC Collection
The Art Institute of Chicago made more than 50,000 hi-res images of artwork available on their site this past week. When viewed through the optic of the bicyclist, many interesting details emerge about some of the foundational actors who defined the methods of their chosen mediums for centuries to come.
The BICYCLIST Rendition of SNL’s Unity Song: Ending Tribalism Through Shared Dislike
The tribalism within the world of riding bikes has existed at a much higher pitch for a much longer time than what we’re seeing in the national politic. So in the same vein, but without that SNL budget, we bring you first stanzas of the in-progress BICYCLIST Unity Song.
Dynamic vs. Static Bike Fit
Though many have trusted a static fit for their fit needs, a dynamic fit that includes real-world power conditions provides a more accurate portrait of how your body interacts with your bike while riding. The benefit? Comfort and efficiency.
Chasing Rainbows at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
After 21 individual qualifying events on four continents, the best amateur riders from 60 countries are in Varese, Italy to compete in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Today, 2,500 amateur racers and me, a journalist pretending to be a racer, are ready to start with rainbow-striped world champion jerseys on the line.
Stick to the Bicycle; Safety Risks and Legal Peril Face Alternatives
The situational controversy with Bird, Lime and Skip dock-less electric scooters continues. Several cities in SoCal including Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, Culver City and Los Angeles have now banned the scooters from being ridden altogether for six months.
Rivendell’s Grant Peterson Opines on Electric Bikes and the Media
The bay area bicycle company, Rivendell Bicycle Works made a first appearance at this past week’s Interbike industry show in Reno, NV. Grant Peterson, founder and stalwart of the independent frame-building movement exhibited his unconventional gravel step-through, dubbed the “Gus Boots-Willsen” noting to BRAIN: Our bikes…
The Fitter FAQ’s: Your Most Frequently Asked Questions – Answered!
The Bike Coach, Rick Schultz, answers our most frequently asked questions! Swollen feet, pains, cramps, hoods vs. drops, pain vs. suffering … ready set – GO
The Economics of Justice in a Small Bicycle Injury Case
As the insurance industry pumped millions of dollars into tort reform by way of advertising and politics, life changed for consumers, including bicycle crash victims. Currently it’s common place to see a settlement offer of only $1,000.00 on a $3,000.00 case, with an offer to pay only your medical bills. Attorney fees and victim pain and suffering have taken a big hit.
Climbing Yosemite: BICYCLIST Challenge #151
Send us your challenge! The granite of Halfdome in Yosemite, California makes a central appearance on the 63 mile challenge. Concerned about traffic? An early-morning start will have you avoiding cars as you grind your way up the 23-mile long grade.
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.
Electrifying the Category of Folding Bikes Introduces New Frustrations
Best HIIT Workout While Training (or Anticipating) for SoCal Crits
The HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout described in this article was my favorite kind of training, and resulted in the most gains for strength (power) and stamina. This total workout, including warmup and cool down is only 51 minutes.
Chasing the SoCal Vibe with the Swami’s Wednesday Morning Ride
Swami’s Wednesday Morning Ride attracts the best in the sport at foregoing worldly responsibilities so they can mix it up for a trivial sprint victory that is oh-so-prized.
Are Dockless Electric Scooters Creating More Problems for Cities?
The last few months metro cities in California have experienced an ever-escalating proliferation of dockless scooters that people use to get around the city.
If an Alchemist was a Climber: Spreng Reng Continues Refinement of the Omni-Radius Chainring
The Spreng Reng is designed so that one side of the chain-ring within the entire power stroke segment is a smaller radius than the other side, thereby increasing the mechanical advantage of that crank arm.
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