Bonking? How To Get Your Energy Up Fast, with Junk Food

12 March, 2016 Bek

  They say it’s not good for you. They say it’ll make you gain weight. They say it has no true purpose. But they’re all wrong. OK, actually, they’re pretty much mostly right, but Coca-Cola definitely does do one thing right: IT STOPS THE BONK. Don’t believe me? Take a […]

How Do Team Mechanics Wash and Lube Pro Bikes?

24 February, 2016 Bek

Imagine degreasing, washing, drying, lubing ten or more pro bicycles every single night. This after you’ve spent the majority of your day stuffed in the backseat of a sedan with racing wheels at your sides and on your lap while you follow the peloton. At times, you jump out of […]

How to Remove & Clean Your Bike’s Cassette

22 October, 2015 Bek

Last week, I talked about being lazy. Because there’s nothing quite like getting your bike kinda clean by taking the easy way out–works for me. But in response to popular request, I’m adding another article detailing the “proper” way to clean your drivetrain: removing your cassette to getting it seriously […]

Dealing with Goatheads – How to Avoid Flat Bike Tires

28 September, 2015 Bek

I was on a streak of eight years. Eight years without a flat tire. Until yesterday, when I heard the clack, clack, clack of goathead on asphalt. I pulled over, and checked on the state of my tire–one small spike-laden weed wedged into the top of the right sidewall. It didn’t […]

How To Shift Your Bike’s Gears Without Moving

2 September, 2015 Bek

There’s nothing quite so awesome as hammering on the flats. Pushing a big gear and hitting some high speeds. Feeling awesome. Feeling fast. And then you pull up to a stop sign, and you stop. Because, you know, you’re cool like that. Traffic clears, you proceed. And just because you […]

How To Change A Flat Without Tire Levers

1 September, 2015 Bek

There comes a time in every cyclist’s life when he or she feels drawn to free up a little extra pocket or saddlebag space. That determined, focused refusal to carry unnecessary accessories like tire levers. After all, who needs tire levers to change a flat?! Ridiculous. You don’t need no […]

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