Reformulated First Endurance Optygen HP Steps it Up a Notch

Hailed by many as the best endurance supplement on the market, First Endurance’s line of Optygen products has a devoted following – so devoted, in fact, that many professional cyclists keep buying the stuff even after they sign on with teams sponsored by other fueling and supplement companies.…

Mirrors: What You Need to Know

Mirrors: What You Need to Know

The first mirror that I ever had was metal and it curved to fit the back of my hand. Extending from this was a round mirror also encased in metal. Across the palm of my hand was an elastic strap. With a simple flick of my hand and a quick glance, I had a very good view of what was behind me.…

Bike Review: Ellsworth Evolution Full Suspension 29er

Bike Review: Ellsworth Evolution Full Suspension 29er

This bike has made me a better mountain biker. Or made mountain biking better. Either way, the fun I’ve been having in the dirt has gone way up. Last summer, I was lucky enough to get an Ellsworth Evolution full suspension 29er.…

Skirts Made for the Ride

Skirts Made for the Ride

Looking good while on the bike gives many women the confidence to take on new challenges: riding farther, learning new technical skills, climbing those big hills, and making new friends.…

It’s Light Season: It’s Time for You to Get Illuminated

It’s Light Season: It’s Time for You to Get Illuminated

I am seeing more cyclists using headlamps (the proper name for a front light), but I am still seeing a lot of riders without lights or inadequate lights. You wouldn’t drive a car without lights so why do so with a bike? The most common “explanation” I hear is that lights are “too expensive”. Have you checked out hospital rates lately? With new lights from long-time providers of bike lights, NiteRider and Light & Motion, expense shouldn’t be an excuse. Prices have dropped for high-lumen lights by more than 60%.…

Bike Review: 2012 Bianchi Sempre

Bike Review: 2012 Bianchi Sempre

New is good. Everyone should get a new bike every few years. And tradition is good. Everyone should have an Italian bike. And colorful is good. Everyone should have a bike in his favorite color. And new components are good. So this year, I got a new red Italian bike. A Bianchi Sempre, to be exact, to which I had mounted the SRAM Red gruppo.…