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.
To take up the bicycle at an older age may seem imprudent when so many other forms of exercise are available.But the fear of falling may be keeping potential bicyclists from enjoying a healthy and fun activity that can lead to an array of new experiences.
The dirt has a special way of zapping the strength of even the most prepared riders because it’s often really soft and hard to maintain any kind of speed. Some of the dirt stretches are really long. Some of them are really rocky. Others are sandy.
We wanted to highlight that it is possible to have a positive experience collaborating with your local representatives. Dubbed the Walnut Experience, Randy Kiefer of OC Wheelmen and Bill Sellin of OCBC organized a casual Saturday ride with city council member Melissa Fox, to highlight areas of the Walnut Trail that affect bicyclists that live and ride through Irvine.
In our Orange County backyard, Cleveland National Forest has a plethora of options for doubletrack riding on your eMTB, including Maple Springs Truck Trail, located at the end of Silverado Canyon Road.
In anticipation for his new book, “Your Century Ride: A Training Plan for Achieving a Road Cycling Goal” Lindsey has provided us an excerpt from his chapter entitled, Top Mistakes Made When Planning Your First Century. We recommend this book for the shelf of any cyclist who is considering this benchmark of cycling accomplishment or looking to improve their experience on their next distance adventure.
Residents and members of cycling groups such as Big Orange Cycling have been attempting to work with city council and community members to get proper bicycle signage installed on Palos Verdes Estate city streets reading “Bicycles May Use Full Lane”(BMUFL).
Commuting by bicycle can be very different, in positive ways, from commuting to work by automobile. You take different roads, you are among like-minded people, and more of your time is spent actively experiencing and engaging with the world around you.
The exceptional efficiency of the roller chain, rated at 98.4% by the National Physical Laboratory, is primarily due to the reduced friction when the roller piece of the chain engages with and leaves the tooth on a sprocket (toothed-wheel or gear).
The next time you go for a ride on an empty stretch, notice what you observe. Maybe you hear the sound of your wheels crunching over dry, fallen leaves. Or maybe you find yourself inhaling the sweet scent of oranges that lingers in the air.
With constant attention to results, it can be easy to overlook regular maintenance for your bike, resulting in an unsafe or inefficient machine. Review these simple maintenance procedures to keep your bike rolling reliably on a daily basis.
The bike has proved itself time and again to be one of the most efficient modes of human-powered transportation, and the engineering world has been perfecting its design for all disciplines. Check out this informative video by Minute Physics on the basics of bicycle mechanics and how a moving bike can stay upright even without a rider.