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Halfway between LA and San Francisco.

The Trudging Buddies Prep for the AIDS/LifeCycle Ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles

By     |    Jun 18, 2014
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Erik Zamora is the captain of a sober cycling team with over forty members in training for this year’s AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Their goal is to raise $100,000 for AIDS/LifeCycle which benefits the LA Gay and Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. This is his second time on the 545-mile bike ride. When he signed up the first time, he didn’t expect this would be […]

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Skratch Labs Review: Exercise Hydration Mix

By     |    Jun 13, 2014
Posted in: Nutrition, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

A wise man once said, “You’re not sick, you’re thirsty!”  He was referring to the systemic effects of chronic dehydration (And may or may not have been holding a beer bong). So we should stay hydrated, got it. But proper hydration becomes even more important when you’re riding at a high intensity level. Add in high temperatures and you get the picture. There are tons of research articles out there […]

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Chainlinks: Best of the Bike Web, June 6, 2014

By     |    Jun 6, 2014
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It’s Summer. Time For a Book. RKP reviews Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong: What Macur shows is that Armstrong was that rarest of phenomenon, the one-in-a-million personality who, with the help of the machine behind him, skewed the whole of the sport, tilting the entire enterprise toward something reprehensible, as pointlessly selfish and self-serving as a Bond villain. Keep Reading >> Fat Cyclist reads The Loyal Lieutenant: The biggest […]

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Bike + Helmet = Ready for Spring.

Six Spring Cycling Tips

By     |    May 13, 2014
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Winter is in the not-too-distant past, and spring is in the air. With the ground finally starting to dry out, it’s time to start thinking about getting your bike ready for the season. After sitting in your garage or basement all winter, there’s definitely a little bit of work to be done. 1) Clean Your Drivetrain Use a clean rag and a stiff brush to clean your drivetrain. Wipe down / brush […]

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Six Singletrack Photos That Make Me Excited For Summer Riding

By     |    Apr 22, 2014
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Spring is happening. Everywhere. Trails are still closed while they dry out where I lived, but they’ll be open soon. Until then, I’ve got Flickr and my road bike. Photos: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six.

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Garmin Edge GPS Bike Computer Sales and Rebates

By     |    Apr 14, 2014
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For most of us, the early spring months mark the beginning of our cycling season. Why not track all those miles and routes with a Garmin Edge GPS? Bike computers have come a long way from types that rely on the spoke mounted magnet. A Garmin Edge can obviously track speed and distance similar to the traditional type. But if those metrics are all you’re interested in, do you need […]

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Born To Be Mild: Commuting on an Electric Bike

By     |    Mar 11, 2014
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The clues were there from childhood. While other friends wanted a racer for Christmas, or the Raleigh Grifter, I was over-joyed to get a Raleigh Chopper. Not because it was cool and suitable for wheelies, you understand, I just wanted a really comfortable seat. Let’s face it, it wasn’t as speedy or dynamic as those other bikes, but man, it was just like riding a chaise longue. (And remember, this […]

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Feedly Sells Bikes (Kinda)

By     |    Feb 7, 2014
Posted in: Cycling News, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

I use Feedly to keep up with all the bike blogs I read. Today’s mix made me laugh. First it was this post from Bikey Face: Everybody Get a Bike. I chuckled at the too-real situations where a bike is the answer nobody seems to consider. Want to eat cake and not go to the gym? Get a bike! The post makes a good point. The more we dwell on […]

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5 Best Post-Ride Beers

By     |    Jan 27, 2014
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Finished a ride and looking for a brew? Try one of the top-5 listed below. You won’t be disappointed. 5) Guinness Guinness is a meal in a pint glass, which makes it a great post-ride brew. Not too boozy. Not too heavy. Feeling famished and thirsty? Grab one of these. Or more. 4 ) PBR The single-speed riders of Portland, OR popularized this cheap beer. More flavorful per penny than […]

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The Belgian Hard Man Calculation For Riding In A Polar Vortex

By     |    Jan 13, 2014
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It was 10 below zero when I took to Facebook to whine about my situation. Two vehicles, neither one working. It wasn’t long before some smart-ass asked why I wasn’t riding my bike. Because all my bikes are in the basement? Did I mention that it was 10 below? And that was the HIGH temperature for the day. What’s the Belgian Hard Man calculation for riding in a polar vortex? […]

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