The Driver Experience Gap: Riding Bikes Helped Me Be A Better Driver
In getting a front row view to the ways in which bad drivers drive, I made a conscious effort to be a better driver, and to be more alert and aware while behind the wheel. It is not possible to be a perfect driver, and in certain situations, it may seem that breaking traffic laws/norms is worth the trouble.
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.
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.
Preserving the Wright Brothers’ Legacy with Adventure Bikes
In a time when the commodification of bicycles is the norm, bicycle sales that serve a purpose beyond the enriching of corporate shareholders is refreshing. Bikes can be ordered at the Wright Brothers webstore and are priced at $4,750 for the Van Cleve 1896 and $3,950 for the St. Claire.
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 San Diego Rider Safety Visibility Initiative Declares It’s “Time To Be Seen”
Led by Ed Clancy, the San Diego Sports Collective has been focusing on educating and advocating for pedestrian safety through the Rider Safety Visibility initiative. Known as RSV, the focus is improving the experience and safety of cycling by increasing the visibility of pedestrians to cars
The 1989 Iron War Revisited
The Kona Ironman world championship consists of a 2.4-mile swim in a calm bay in downtown Kona; a 112-mile bike race through the barren black fields, climbing up the lush mountain road with green grass to the small town of Hawaii; then back down, through the lava fields to the Kona Surf Hotel outside of Kona
Antiperspirant: Bad to Worse?
Despite the popularity of antiperspirant deodorants today, most Americans didn’t use them until the early twentieth century. For the average person, the antidote to unpleasant smells was often heavy amounts of perfume and altered clothing, such as cotton sweat pads under the armpits.
Love Treats For Your Cycling Sweetie
We appreciate any excuse to buy new accessories for our favorite past time, but when you give them to your cycling sweetie, their excitement is all the more worthwhile. On this (pseudo) holiday, our recommendations are tailored to the spirit of the “season.”
Velo Allegro Brings Bikes and Smiles to Jenny Oropeza Elementary in Long Beach
Closing the year out for third graders at Jenny Oropeza Elementary School was the surprise of a bicycle, built by members of Velo Allegro, YMCA of Greater Long Beach and Bikable Communities.
Make The Commitment To Harmonize Work Life With Bike Life
A long-term commitment to harmonizing work-life and bike-life by becoming a bike friendly business have far-reaching benefits for both the employee and employer and once established it can foster a more productive workplace.
#OptOutside Friday: California National Monuments Designated by President Obama
Inspired by President Obama and #OptOutside, we’ve highlighted some of the National Monuments designated by President Obama in California.
My friend Ron’s granddaughter is a precocious nine years old with a penchant for mechanical things. She conceived the e-Chariot to be a vehicle that would allow her family, including her 12-year-old physically challenged sister Hailey, to bicycle together.
Lessons in Liability From The Bicycle Attorney
Thomas Forsyth Answers Our Questions Regarding the Liability and Responsibility of Bicyclists and Pedestrians BICYCLIST.fm Episode #45 – Legal Lessons available on your favorite podcast platform. Let’s discuss a scenario you might see perhaps on PCH or the HB area: A bicyclist is traveling in…
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