How to Clean & Disinfect Used Cycling Shoes – Budget Cycling

30 June, 2016 Bek

There’s a specific term of endearment that my in-laws have labeled me with: Cheapskate. On a recent trip to my LBS, my husband laughed when he saw me attempting to squeeze my size-8 foot into a size 7.5 carbon Pearl Izumi shoe. It had a supple upper, super stiffness, and a […]

Scicon Rain Bag Review – The Ultimate Cycling Kit Storage

24 June, 2016 Bek

I don’t generally get stoked over bags. In fact, I have a really bad relationship with them. Somehow when I finally commit to one, they disappoint me. Not enough pockets, too many pockets, too bulky to pack around. Well, I’m happy to announce that I’ve finally found the one. The […]

Make Your Own Energy Gels Cheaply & Easily

23 June, 2016 Bek

For me, there’s nothing like Salted Caramel Gu. I love the stuff, and I’m usually willing to fork over the cash when buying in bulk. But when my training days get longer, and I need to spend my money on things like my mortgage, I turn to this recipe to […]

What’s Up With SLO Cyclist? – From the Editor

21 June, 2016 Bek

You’re busy riding. I know that. Which is why I don’t often break in and write a direct note from the editor, but so much has gone on behind the scenes here lately that I’d like to give you an update. Because you’re awesome, and you deserve it. New Servers […]

Coolest Bike Tech of the Week – New Cycling Gear

20 June, 2016 Bek

Sensoria Smart Garments & Heart Sentinel  It’s estimated that each year at least 2,000, athletes in the US are struck by exercise-related cardiac arrest. Since we cyclists often like to go the distance all by ourselves, we’re sometimes at risk for no one noticing we’ve experienced a cardiac-related incident. Kinda […]

What to Do When Your Bike Gets Stolen

10 June, 2016 Bek

How to Recover Your Stolen Bike Six am marathon starts. There’s nothing quite so horrible as the smell of early morning air and peppy people passing around wishes for a happy day. OK, there is something worse. Hurriedly locking up my beloved road bike (named Blue Moon) to the bike […]