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Winter Cycling Gloves Buying Guide

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While many cyclists wear gloves year-round, the gloves are primarily a winter-wear accessory. As the colder weather slowly seeps into the daily forecast, it is vital that you dress appropriately for the falling temperatures. This article will cover the significant features and buying considerations for high-quality winter cycling gloves. For more cold weather cycling...

One Cent Helps Avoid Indecent Exposure in a Dress on a Bike

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As lovely as your panties may be, chances are you do not want to be accused of indecent exposure if you decide to wear a skirt or dress while riding your bike. You like dresses. You love cycling. How can you enjoy both without flashing commuters and pedestrians your Victoria’s Secret or Hanes? The...

9 Power Cycling Tips for Powerful Uphill Climbing Fitness

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Are you able to generate high speed and power at your lactate threshold or steady state when climbing uphill? Check out the tips below on how to achieve better climbing fitness and improved forceful uphill cycling:Get into a lower gear before approaching steep sections.A reasonable cadence is 65 to 80 rpm. It may...

Another reason to get your kid outside: Kids who play outdoors can SEE better, study finds

Encouraging children to spend more time playing outdoors may help them reduce the risk of developing various eye conditions such as nearsightedness or myopia, optometry experts told the Daily Mailonline.Professors Karla Zadnik and Don Mutti of Ohio State University’s College of Optometry argued that easy access to technology — such as computers, video games, and smartphones — may...

Four LA bike rides: See the city from a new angle

With fall just around the corner, it’s cooling off to temperatures that make being outside pleasant again. This is just the time to pump up your tires and expand your repertoire of bike rides. To find some new additions, we reached out to a few local bike experts who shared some of their favorite...

5 Wind-Tunnel Tested Tips for Riding When It’s Gusty

How windy does it have to be to blow you and your bike over? Google it and you’ll get thousands of hits, but no definitive answer. That’s because there are so many factors at work: Your weight, bike, aerodynamics, and handling ability all come into play, in addition to simple wind velocity and direction....

Dozens Come Out for First “Women Bike Imperial Beach”

Approximately 100 people came out for the first annual “Women Bike Imperial Beach” hosted by The San Diego County Bike Coalition. “We’re just trying to get people – women – outside. It’s women-focused, but not exclusive,” Skii Fleeton, new membership and marketing coordinator with the coalition, told NBC 7. “We’ve got a dad here with...

Which Chicago neighborhoods are the most bike and pedestrian friendly?

Chicago has made huge investments in mass transit in recent years and this trend will have to continue if the city wants to see continued economic development and growth throughout its many community areas. Most recently, a brand new “superstation” which replaces two previous Loop ‘L’ stops opened two weeks ago at Washington and Wabash. And...

‘Next time you steal a bike, use a different lock!’ Angry cyclist leaves string of hilarious notes after spotting their stolen bike tied up at a nearby rack and...

A cyclist managed to get revenge on the thief who nabbed his bike after spotting it chained up and stealing it back - then leaving a hilarious 'passive aggressive' sequence of notes. Tom Cridland, 33, spotted the four notes on Tuesday night on Shoreditch high street while looking for a spot to lock up his...

Thousands of Abandoned Burning Man Bikes Saved From Dump

Burning Man is said to be a one-month city, with “residents” often cycling around — until they leave their possessions for others to deal with.This year, between 3,000-4,000 wobbly-looking bikes were left at the playa, Burning Man spokesperson Jim Graham says. The organization often finds 1,000-2,000 bicycles each year, despite telling participants that it’s...
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