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Get 20% Off From Competitive Cyclist*

By     |    Mar 30, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear     |    No Tweets

Like shopping at Competitive Cyclist? Yeah. Me too. Prices can be a bit strong sometime, so today’s deal is worth considering. But there are some conditions, hence the *. The * is that it’s 20% off one single full-priced item — not your entire order. Not applied to an already-on-sale Quarq powermeter. It’s got to be full-priced. Here’s their text: Now through April 7, use coupon code SPRINGBREAK at checkout […]

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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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Breakaway Deals, Mar. 24 : Some Of The Best Mountain Bike and Road Cycling Shoes For 40-60% Off And More

By     |    Mar 24, 2015
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Breakaway Deals are out ahead of the pack and worth watching. 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: The Best Mountain Bike and Road Cycling Shoes Last week, Chelsea Factor reminded us how great it is to ride in new shoes. This […]

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Orbea Bikes On Sale For 15-33% Off From Jenson USA

By     |    Mar 23, 2015
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Jenson USA has a number of Orbea road bikes on sale to start off the week (and one mountain bike). Most of them are last year’s models, but they’re definitely still worth a look. Here’s what Jenson has to say about Orbea: Building on nearly a century of evolution as a company, Orbea continually pushes the limits of elite cycling performance. Orbea is proudly located in Basque country and puts […]

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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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Breakaway Deals, Mar. 17 : Gore Bike Wear Phantom 2.0 SO Jacket For 40% Off And More

By     |    Mar 17, 2015
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Breakaway Deals are out ahead of the pack and worth watching. 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: Gore Bike Wear Phantom 2.0 SO Jacket The Gore Bike Wear Phantom 2.0 SO Jacket is highly-rated and on sale right now for 40% off […]

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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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St. Patrick’s Day Bike Sales

By     |    Mar 16, 2015
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Nothing says “hooray for day-drinking” quite like a good ol’ fashioned retail sale, right? Well … anything can be an excuse for commerce. Here’s what’s worth a look: Nashbar’s 17% Off + Free Shipping If you spend $17, you’ll get 17% off, plus free shipping kicks when you spend $50. Take the opportunity to stock up on your favorite nutrition. GU Energy Gel 24 Pack, $12.50 (57% + 17% off) […]

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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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