Browsing Category "Riding Life"
Riding on top of a car? That's got to count as doping. [Photo: Joe Shlabotnik]

Worth a Read: The UCI’s Cycling Independent Reform Commission Report … Summary

By     |    Mar 27, 2015
Posted in: Cycling News, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Yeah, look: we all should read the UCI’s Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report on doping in professional cycling. You can. I’m not. I’m reading The Inner Ring’s great summary. Some tidbits: … the UCI was lax for many years … [the UCI] believes doping continues today … … the UCI were so lax, breaking their own rules to encourage the marketble manna of a recovering cancer patient from the USA reach […]

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Barry-Roubaix 2011. Appealing, Right? [Photo: Fred Rothengatter]

Fear and Loathing at Barry-Roubaix: Part 1

By     |    Mar 25, 2015
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Barry-Roubaix is just a few days away. I’ve been training all winter for this race and zero hour is fast approaching. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the waiting room for my son’s two-month checkup. Winter was long this year with record low temps and heavy snowfall. Throw in the last trimester of my wife’s pregnancy and you can see how winter threw me for a loop when it came to […]

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Spring! [Photo: Steven Robinson]

The 10 Best Things About Riding in Spring

By     |    Mar 19, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

After yet another long, harsh winter across most of the country, most of us are itching to get off the blasted trainer and get back outside. Record low temperatures and higher-than-average snowfalls have made this a particularly harsh winter. And it’s not be over yet. So, to get our minds off the cold, gray winter, lets take a few minutes to talk about what makes riding in Spring so great. If […]

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T&T Q&A with Chelsea Factor (@chelsfactor)

By     |    Mar 16, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Chelsea Factor rides for Outcast Racing Team and is a graduate student at FIU in Miami, Florida. See how she balances grad school with her ambitious cycling goals in this week’s T&T Q&A: [T&T] What is something you wish you knew when you first started cycling? [Chelsea Factor] When I first started, I wish someone would have told me what was cool, and what wasn’t cool to wear. I could have really used some style points. […]

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The Forecast Said 70! [Photo: Hans Splinter]

It Is Cooler At Higher Elevations: Cycling Common Sense I Learned the Hard Way

By     |    Mar 12, 2015
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I suppose this isn’t cycling-specific common sense, but this lesson was made clear to me when I rode the Buena Vista Bike Fest. I came to Colorado from Oklahoma prepared for every type of weather. I am just one of those people who, despite never being a boy scout, lives by the motto “Be prepared!” Until I decided not to be. The morning of the ride I stepped outside, assessed the […]

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Proof Fat Bikes Rock

By     |    Mar 11, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Did you see this? Thirty-six-year-old John Lackey … finish[ed] this year’s 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational race in 1 day, 18 hours, and 32 minutes—a time that took 10 hours and 11 minutes off the previous cycling record, which was just set last year. Even more impressively, he came in 8 hours under the course record set by Iditarod sled dogs along the same course, which threads through the Alaska Range from […]

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T&T Q&A with Daniel Holloway (@The_Hollywood)

By     |    Mar 9, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Daniel “Hollywood” Holloway, the slightly zany (and always entertaining) rider for Athlete Octane Cycling, had one heck of a year in 2014. The US Criterium Champion saw over 20 first place wins and was on the podium over 40 times last season. He took a few minutes out of kicking butt to tell us about his favorite gear and gadgets, his super-fast bike, and how he’s found all of his […]

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Pinkbike On International Women’s Day

By     |    Mar 8, 2015
Posted in: Cycling News, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Check out this great article on Pinkbike today. They ask: What could the industry do to encourage more women to participate in mountain biking? Read the answers here >> Then check out what pro cyclists Robin Farina, Lauren Hall, Emily Kachorek, and Katie Compton had to say about riding during their T&T Q&As.

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Chainlinks from @pinkbike @bikehugger @TheRadavist @inrng and More!

By     |    Feb 26, 2015
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Maybe It’s The Snow … But I want to be here: [via Pinkbike] Hell, I’d Settle For Here:   [via The Radavist] I’m Not The Only One Thinking About Weather The Inner Ring tackles the weather question. Professional bike racing is just that, a profession. While there many rules on workplace safety for factories and offices, there are few when it comes to racing down a mountain at 100km/h. Now […]

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T&T Q&A with Brent Bookwalter (@brentbookwalter)

By     |    Feb 23, 2015
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Brent Bookwalter is a professional cyclist for BMC Racing Team. He’s raced the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia and was helping BMC take home the Team Classification win at the Dubai Tour when he answered our questions. Keep reading to see what Brent has to say about racing, training, the Bookwalter Binge, and burritos in this week’s T&T Q&A:   [T&T] What is something you wish you knew when […]

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