Becoming a bad ass takes time. [Photo: Matthew Kenwrick]

Increase Your Mileage Gradually: Cycling Common Sense I Learned the Hard Way

By     |    Apr 16, 2015
Posted in: Riding Life     |    No Tweets

A couple of weeks after I bought my bike, my friends and I decided to ride Tour de Trykes, the local gran fondo in our neck of the woods. There were a number of route options, and since the longest ride I had done at the time was about 20 miles, I wanted to ride the 24 mile route. My friends wanted to ride the 34 mile route, and they somehow […]

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Nashbar’s Tax Day Sale Includes* Garmin Edge Computers

By     |    Apr 15, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear     |    No Tweets

Nashbar is running a Tax Day sale today to make the hit of taxes a bit softer. They’ll knock 20% off your order of $50 or more and it looks like they’re including everything in the deal (hence the *). Lots of these exclude Garmin Edge computers and Quarq power meters, but I’m seeing the savings in my cart today:   Shop the sale here >> Having some luck or […]

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Breakaway Deals, Apr. 14 : Reynolds R Road Wheelsets For 43% Off And More

By     |    Apr 14, 2015
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Breakaway Deals are out ahead of the pack and worth grabbing. At Trail & Tarmac, we scour the web for the best road cycling and mountain bike gear deals so that you can spend more time riding and less time shopping. Here’s what’s worth a look this week: Big Deal: Reynolds R Road Wheelsets Looks like these carbon racing wheels from Reynolds are exclusive to Performance Bike. If you’re thinking about picking up […]

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T&T Q&A with Arley Kemmerer (@arleykemm)

By     |    Apr 13, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Arley Kemmerer is a petite powerhouse who races cyclocross for PB2 Pro Cycling. She’s not afraid to get dirty or go fast and has the 1st place finish in the USA Cycling Cross Country Mountain Bike National Championships in 2013 to prove it. See what she has to say about cycling, nutrition, and CrossFit in this week’s T&T Q&A: [T&T] What is something you wish you knew when you first started […]

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Fear and Loathing at Barry-Roubaix: Part 2

By     |    Apr 8, 2015
Posted in: Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Dwight Wade rode Michigan’s Barry-Roubaix this year. If you missed his post about preparations, check it out here. Read more about cycling in Michigan here. Keep up with Dwight’s other adventures by following @KungFuIke on Twitter. Want to write your own race report? Get in touch.  19 degrees. What the hell, Michigan? Really? Only at mile two. Hands are already frozen. Can’t feel my shifters. Can’t feel my brakes pull. Not even to […]

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Breakaway Deals, Apr. 7 : Spring Break Edition

By     |    Apr 7, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Nutrition, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Keep reading for great Spring Break savings on your favorite cycling gear! Wait … maybe we should take a week off and drink some beer. Yeah, that seems like a better idea. We’ll be back next week. Need your fix? Check out last week’s list … many of the items are still available.

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T&T Q&A with Georgia Gould (@gouldgeorgia)

By     |    Apr 6, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Georgia Gould is a household name in women’s cycling. Not only does she ride with LUNA Women’s Mountain Bike Team, but she is also an outspoken advocate for equality for women in cycling. See what she has to say about nutrition, cold-weather gear, and women’s cycling in this week’s T&T Q&A: [T&T] What is something you wish you knew when you first started cycling? [Georgia Gould] Recovery days don’t make you […]

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Diamondback Bikes On Sale For 20% Off

By     |    Apr 2, 2015
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Jenson USA is running a Diamondback bike sale to kick-off April. Here are a few bicycles worth a look: Diamondback Century Disc Road Bike, $1,040 (20% off) Long-distance comfort, a mix of Shimano Tiagra and 105, and disc brakes make this a badass road bike worth considering if your regular road rides contain some gravel. Want something even a bit more sturdy? Keep reading.   Diamondback Haanjo Trail Bike, $1,650 (11% […]

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Breakaway Deals, Mar. 31 : FSA K-Force Road Components For Up To 70% Off And More

By     |    Mar 31, 2015
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Breakaway Deals are out ahead of the pack and worth grabbing. At Trail & Tarmac, we scour the web for the best road cycling and mountain bike gear deals so that you can spend more time riding and less time shopping. Here’s what’s worth a look this week: Big Deal: FSA K-Force Road Components Chain Reaction Cycles has marked their FSA K-Force components way, way down. If you’re looking for some carbon go-fast bits, […]

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T&T Q&A with Matthew Busche (@MatthewBusche)

By     |    Mar 30, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Matthew Busche competed in his first Tour de France in 2014, riding to support Trek Factory Racing teammates Haimar Zubeldia and Fränk Schleck. See what he has to say about training, European racing, and chocolate milk in this week’s T&T Q&A: [T&T]  What is something you wish you knew when you first started cycling? [Matthew Busche] My path to cycling was non-traditional — I started late and transitioned to Europe quickly. For me, […]

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