By Tom Jow When I worked as a team mechanic, wheel selection was easy. Everyone used light wheels for mountain stages, regular wheels for flat and rolling stages, and disc wheels for time trials. If you wanted to win a big time trial event, you had to use front and rear disc wheels, period. We […]
There is no doubt that focusing on more continuous effort during a ride can be beneficial. Some coaches get fanatical about it, insisting that their riders pedal at all times, including on downhill sections. Naturally, this could prove dangerous, especially on a technical descent or in adverse weather conditions. Still, there is no reason not to continue pedaling on a descent, when drinking from water bottles or when adjusting your speed given pack or traffic dynamics, as long as you do so SAFELY.
Of all of the regions along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, the Great Divide Basin has perhaps the most notorious reputation, at least among racers.
Bart Gillespie: I am your average 37-year-old family guy who enjoys riding bikes. I just happen to have stuck with cycling long enough to get kind of good at it.
I strolled into a Walgreen’s pharmacy with my giant teammate Tom Zirbel late Saturday night ahead of the recent USPRO Championships in Greenville, SC looking for knee-high pantyhose.
If you are unlike me and like to be a tourist, a guide will take you to interesting destinations. We didn’t know that there was a museum of torture in Rothenberg
What’s the best way to choose grantees for Safe Routes to School (SRS) programs? States should get info from applicants on existing conditions they propose to remedy, proposed plans and methods for assessing outcomes. But some questions remain unanswered on the best way to choose, according to a federal study on the issue.
With jagged peaks, wide roads and narrow canyons, Utah County is a veritable cycling paradise when it comes to climbing. Theres a reason the Tour of Utah includes two of these climbs in one of its stages.
Road cyclists in the state’s capitol city are among the lucky when it comes to choices. If one wanted to, a cyclist in the valley could pick a different climb every day of the week and throw in numerous options to create almost-never-ending doses of vertical variety.
If your bike is riding well it is not necessary to take it to the shop for a full tune up before every event. It is, however, a good idea to spend a little time checking the bike over to prevent unexpected problems during the ride.