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Option Two: The Cycling Parasol. [Photo: recoverling]

Apply Sunscreen AFTER Filling Your Pockets: Cycling Common Sense I Learned the Hard Way

By     |    Feb 19, 2015
Posted in: Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

I’m a pretty pale person who is prone to sunburn. I take wearing sunscreen seriously and was recently ashamed when I realized I hadn’t been using an SPF lip balm. So when I loaded up my jersey one morning this past summer to head out for a ride, I made sure that an SPF lip balm was in one of my jersey pockets along with snacks, my ID, some money, and […]

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T&T Q&A with Todd Wells (@yotwells)

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

Todd Wells is a 9x National Champion who has also won the Leadville 100 and La Ruta de Los Conquistadors. He knows what it takes to win when you’re getting down and dirty on two wheels, and he shares his knowledge with us here in this week’s T&T Q&A. [TT] What is something you wish you knew when you first started cycling? [Todd Wells] I wish I knew that you don’t […]

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The Tulsa Tough [Photo: Tony Steward]

Downshift Before Stopping: Cycling Common Sense I Learned the Hard Way

By     |    Feb 12, 2015
Posted in: Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

I was riding one of the gran fondo routes at Tulsa Tough with my sister Natalie and my friend Kendra. It was both of their first times participating in a gran fondo, but to say that I was the most experienced rider in our group wasn’t saying much. We found our way to the first rest stop which was at the bottom of a long gradual hill. By long, I […]

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T&T Q&A with Isaac Howe (@isaachowe)

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

Isaac Howe, a professional cyclist for Champion System / Stan’s NoTubes, knows about life on the road. He has leveraged his experience to help develop The Airport Ninja, an airplane-ready bike case designed to avoid oversize luggage fees. See what Isaac has to share about racing, training, and eating in this week’s T&T Q&A.  [T&T] What is something you wish you knew when you first started cycling? [Isaac Howe] Once you […]

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The Starting Line of the Barry Roubaix. [Photo: Dwight Wade]

10 Reasons to Plan a Cycling Trip to Michigan

By     |    Feb 5, 2015
Posted in: Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    2 Tweets

As long as there have been bikes, cyclists have wanted to find new and exciting locales for riding. Bike-specific vacations are a booming business across the world with avid cyclists flocking to Colorado, California, Utah, and New England. While these are all great places to ride your bike, if you are willing to look a little further, you might find a hidden gem that wouldn’t show up on many destination lists […]

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T&T Q&A with Shawn Milne (@Shawn_Milne_)

By     |    Feb 2, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Shawn Milne has raced both road and cyclocross professionally. He’s an extremely well-rounded cyclist who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to cyclists looking to elevate their game. See what he has to share in this week’s T&T Q&A.  [TT] What is something you wish you knew when you first started cycling? [Shawn Milne] I started as a talented runner my freshman year of high school. I was incredibly […]

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[Photo: Nathan Hughes]

Chainlinks from @TheRadavist @pinkbike @bikesnobnyc @inrng @RedKitePrayer and More!

By     |    Jan 30, 2015
Posted in: Cycling News, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Super Bowling Weekend? What are you doing this weekend? Making like The Dude and bowling on Sunday? Well, Radavist is doing Super Bro Weekend II. Sounds like a great idea. Maybe consider capping your weekend with a super bowl of ramen. Yum. Or, you know, I hear there’s a football game. Committed to HGTV Looking for some DIY ideas for cycling-related decor? Some of these are pretty sweet. Nice Pics […]

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Undaunted on a Rigid Bike [Photo: Gabriel Amadeus]

Ditch Your Springs: Why a Rigid Mountain Bike Makes Sense

By     |    Jan 29, 2015
Posted in: Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Mountain bikes have come a long way from the early days, and while many riders love the feel of a full suspension bike that absorbs everything in its path, there is something to be said for rigid rides. In the early days of mountain biking, strong frames and big tires were the way to go. Rigid bikes offer a way for today’s rider to ride something very similar to mountain biking’s […]

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T&T Q&A with Robin Farina (@Robin_Farina)

By     |    Jan 26, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Robin Farina won the USA National Road Race Championship in 2011, so she knows what it takes to win. See what she has to say about racing, training, and keeping warm in this week’s T&T Q&A.  [T&T] What is something you wish you knew when you first started cycling? [Robin Farina] Cycling is a sport of patience and working on the basics is an absolute necessity. Too many riders these days just jump into […]

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T&T Q&A with Brandon Freyer (@brfreyer)

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

Brandon Freyer, a U23 cyclist for High Country Devo and Marketing Major at Appalachian State, kicks butt on the bike and in the classroom. See what he has to say about racing, training, and chocolate milk in this week’s T&T Q&A.  [T&T] Do you have a piece of cycling gear you can’t live without? [Brandon Freyer] Right now, I’m absolutely in love with my Origin8 road frame. I’ve been riding it […]

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