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New Year’s Cycling Resolutions: Getting More Out of Riding Indoors

By     |    Jan 15, 2015
Posted in: Riding Life     |    No Tweets

As the temperature starts plummeting and road conditions become less hospitable with snow and ice, my bicycle migrates from my garage to my basement and onto my trainer. There are those hard core riders who aren’t deterred by cold temps and slushy conditions, but I am not one of those riders. At least not yet. Now that my bike has moved inside, many of the aspects of cycling that I […]

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T&T Q&A with Lauren Hall (@lauren1717)

By     |    Jan 12, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    1 Tweet

Lauren Hall races professionally for Team Twenty16 Presented By Sho-Air. See what she has to say about training, gear, and racing in this week’s T&T Q&A. [T&T] What is something you wish you knew when you first started cycling? [Lauren Hall] That it takes time — a lot of pedal strokes and time. Yes, there are those out there that do well within two years, but for the majority of […]

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New Year’s Cycling Resolutions: Cycling To Live

By     |    Jan 8, 2015
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The Rockies were right there, to my right. Work had brought me to Denver, and I had spent the day in Boulder. On the drive back to my hotel, I found myself driving alongside cyclist after cyclist, watching as they hurtled down the highway only to turn off on various side streets. I watched in awe as they climbed their way out of sight. I wanted nothing more than to join […]

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T&T Q&A with Katie Compton (@KatieFnCompton)

By     |    Jan 5, 2015
Posted in: Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

In this week’s T&T Q&A, we talk to Trek Factory Racing pro Katie Compton, arguably the most successful US cyclocross athlete in the sport. Check out what the CX legend has to say about gear, elevating your game, nutrition, and her favorite race of the year. [T&T] Do you have a piece of cycling gear you can’t live without? [Katie Compton] Not one specifically. I think it’s important to have all your gear fit […]

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The 9 Best Bicycling Movies To Watch While Nursing Your New Year’s Hangover

By     |    Jan 1, 2015
Posted in: Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Yeah, I know we all meant to go easy last night and go for a ride today, but … well … yeah. Fun though, right? Those Skratch-margaritas go down too easy. These five cycling movies are all available right now on Amazon Instant. Stream away the head pain. The resolutions can start this weekend, and Rule V can wait for the 5th. Never used Amazon Instant? Learn about it here. Note: You […]

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T&T Q&A with Emily Kachorek (@EmilyKachorek)

By     |    Dec 22, 2014
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

In this edition of the T&T Q&A, we talk to cyclocross rider and co-founder of Squid Bikes, Emily Kachorek. Check out what she has to share about cycling gear, racing, and nutrition. [T&T] Do you have a piece of cycling gear you can’t live without? [Emily Kachorek] Yes! I can’t live without my Halo Headband! I hate the feeling of sweat in my eyes. (I like to tell myself that fit people sweat more.) My Halo Headband […]

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T&T Q&A with Jeremy Powers (@JeremyPowers)

By     |    Dec 15, 2014
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

In this edition of the T&T Q&A, we talk to current US Cyclocross Champion, Jeremy Powers. Check out what he has to say about goal setting, gear, nutrition, and racing in our Q&A with the champ. [T&T] What is a piece of advice you wish you had when you first started riding? [Jeremy Powers] One thing I wish I would have known when I first started is how important it is to surround […]

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Chainlinks from @urbanvelo @inrng @bikeyface @fatcyclist @JohnProlly @RedKitePrayer and More!

By     |    Dec 5, 2014
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Goodbye, Urban Velo! Man, this stinks. I’m not the only one that thinks so. Get issue #45, the final issue, here. N + 2? That … that’s a lot of bikes. This Crystal Ball Is Broked Well, do any crystal balls actually work? The Inner Ring’s 2014 predictions and their outcomes, here. Coming To Kickstarter! This. Great idea. Thinking About Bike Camping? Read this. My favorite line: “Trees. You must have trees to hang […]

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The T&T Guide to Urban Bike Lights

By     |    Dec 4, 2014
Posted in: Bike Gear, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

If you ever find yourself biking at night, you’ll need a light. In many urban settings, lights aren’t just a necessity, they’re required by law. What kind should you get? The easy answer is any one that works! A broken light or a light with a dead battery doesn’t do you any good. There are many options and your choice will depend on your need and budget. For the purposes of […]

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Think There’s a CrossFit Cult? Try Cycling.

By     |    Nov 20, 2014
Posted in: Bike Gear, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

I hear pretty frequently that CrossFit is a cult. Sure, it’s a “good” cult (Is that like being a good witch?) but it’s a cult. I can dig that. What I don’t think these people realize is that cycling is way more of a cult than CrossFit. And as someone who does both, let me tell ya, sometimes these cults are in conflict. In CrossFit you drink only gluten free hard […]

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