6 Bike Maintenance Tools Every Cyclist Needs to Own

13 November, 2017 Amanda Wilks

Maintaining a bike isn’t always fun. Let’s face it, the real fun comes from wheeling down the highway soaking in the local sights and getting away from a desk for a while. Routine maintenance can feel more like brushing your teeth in that it is terribly important yet ultimately not […]

How To Make Your Cycling Cleats Last Longer

23 October, 2017 SLO Cyclist

THE PROPER CARE OF CLEATS Sick of spending money on cleats only to have them dinged up, dirty, and ready for the dustbin? Thanks to our great friends over at Bike Fit, we’ve got expert tips for you to not only increase the lifespan of your cleats, but to help […]

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 […]

Tips to Build Mental Toughness on The Bike

22 August, 2016 Ellie

Cycling, as a sport of the racing variety, requires a certain degree of mental toughness from the rider. Conquering a big climb; keeping up with the faster riders in a group; a bunch sprint at the end of a race; all require mental toughness. Riding in poor weather, or getting […]

What I Learned From My First Bike Crash

2 August, 2016 Ellie

I knew that crashing one day was an inevitability. It was a Friday, so a few members of my team and myself set out on our usual Friday Ride. It’s a mostly casual scenic route with four sprint sections to keep things interesting. Before long we came upon the first: a […]

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 […]

Does Cycling Help With Grief & Loss?; Or, Why I Missed Sea Otter 2016

22 April, 2016 Bek

Sea Otter 2016. The races, the pros, the gear. So glorious. Months of anticipation, training, and preparation. All of my plans set. But sometimes life–well, death, actually–gets in the way of plans. Just days before my annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter, a close family member passed on. And somehow, all the […]

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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