My Top 5 Reasons to Try Cyclocross

17 November, 2016 Shane

Change of Pace While road riding offers some variation via climbing, descending, flat sections, distance trips and speed sprints for the most part it’s a lot of the same thing. Don’t get me wrong I love my road bike and my hours in the saddle along some beautiful scenic central […]

360 Degree Cycling Videos – You Control The View

27 April, 2016 Shane

Apparently, if you’re not cycling in 360 degrees, you’re not cycling. At least that’s what some random rider yelled as he passed me last week . . . right before he popped into a curb as he gestured to the circular camera on his helmet. It’s mean, but I laughed. […]

How Not To Be A Jerk Cyclist

26 April, 2016 Alpha Ninja

Editor’s Note: You may notice a slight change in voice here. We’re happy to introduce our newest contributing writer at SLO Cyclist: The Alpha Ninja. Former racer. All-around generous human being. Razor sharp tan lines. The Alpha Ninja hopes to be here for the long haul. The following was the […]

So What Do We Ride With? Here’s Our Favorite Cycling Gear

18 August, 2015 SLO Cyclist

Lately, we’ve been receiving tons of questions asking us what specific cycling gear we ride with. We test wide variety of products, and we also like to recommend to our readers great accessories for your bikes and thing that will make your rides more enjoyable. So, we’re answering your messages by […]

Catch The Latest Cycling Movies on Netflix

7 August, 2015 Shane

Periodically, we like to remind you of cycling movies and documentaries available on Netflix for those of you suffering indoors on your trainer. Because what better way to get motivated about raising your V02 max than watching professionals raise theirs on TV, right? Without further pomp, here are all of […]

5 Things That Suck about Triathlon

9 October, 2014 Bek

If you’ve made the jump into the triathlon waters, you’ll probably start to notice a few things that suck about triathlon. Coming from a cycling background, I find triathlon to be both fun and horrible. What are those little (or big) things that just irritate you? Here’s my list. 1. […]

5 Reasons Why Women Are Natural Cyclists

4 September, 2014 Bek

A few weeks ago, I came across a painting: “Summer Cycling” by Peter Szumowski. It immediately resonated with me. The long-skirted woman standing by her bicycle gazes past the country house in the distance and up toward a hot air balloon. The obvious connections with the history of the bicycle and […]

5 Reasons to Support Your Local Bike Shop

18 August, 2014 Bek

1. Your coolness factor doubles when you’re friends with a bike shop employee. It’s science. 2. Making friends at your LBS also leads to excellent advice and, you guessed it, discounts. And aren’t all we roadies prone to loving a good discount? 3. They’re honest with you about repairs–especially when […]

The Best Bike Shops in San Luis Obispo County

12 August, 2014 Bek

Need a brand new helmet? Don’t need a brand new helmet, but want to feel more awesome? Go get a brand new helmet! Or bar tape, or kit, or saddle, or . . . OK you get the idea. I started this blog to chronicle cycling and triathlon-ing around San […]

The 5 Stupidest Ways to Drop Weight on a Road Bike

29 July, 2014 Bek

So you’ve got extra grams on your bike. Minute particles of weight that are absolutely unnecessary *cough* to drag over that next mountain with you. But what are these magic parts that, if tossed in the garbage can, would immediately help you in your pursuit of faster? Whether or not you […]

10 Things That Suck About The Tour de France

21 July, 2014 Bek

Don’t get me wrong, I love Le Tour de France. There’s nothing quite like the crazy speeds, expensive gear riders often just toss by the side of the road, and carnage on the mountains. While I suffer from Tour de France withdrawals every year at its close, there are always a […]

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