All posts tagged tips


Successful Cornering In Four Easy Steps

Here’s a quick ‘how to’ on cornering. Following is a description of the four steps that every cyclist should go through when navigating a turn. Step 1 – Look and […]

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Riding And Training In The Heat

It’s summertime and the hot weather has arrived. Are you prepared for riding and training in the heat? Before you go charging off into the blazing hot for a marathon […]

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What We Really Need

I had an epiphany. And this was not just any epiphany.  It was an epiphany about bicycling. It seems that as I get older, I have epiphanies all the time. […]

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Stupid Stuff

We all do stupid things. We all make mistakes. It’s human nature. How about opening that well-shaken two-liter bottle of root beer while standing in the middle of your carpeted living […]

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The Cyclist’s Guide To Tan Lines

Boxers have black eyes. Surfers have knee knots. Hockey players have missing teeth. Cyclists have tan lines. Most (normal) people consider these things to be sport-related deformities of injuries. But, […]

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Heads Up!

“Look where you want to go.”  Ever heard that pithy little saying before?  Well, it’s true, y’know. Whether you are on the road or on the trail, your bike will go […]

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Navigating The Sand

There are three certainties in mountain biking: 1. You will get dirty; 2. You will crash; 3. You will ride through sand. How you respond to inevitabilities No. 1 and […]

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Your Bike’s New Best Friend

Meet your bike’s new best friend — the used toothbrush. No, really.  Really, really. Unless you are a masochistic Army drill sergeant, vindictive high school football coach, or someone who […]

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The 13 Commandments of The Bicycle

A reading from The Holy Bible of Cycling, The Book of Merckx, chapter three, verses 11-42: “She looked down and saw Her people walking on the Earth.  She saw that they […]

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Hitting The Pavement — How To Survive The Crash And Live To Tell About It

If you ride a bike long enough, sooner or later you will fall, dump, crash, eat it, kiss the pavement, auger in, endo, lay it down, hit the dirt. Accept The […]

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