Bike Stand on the Go – Roadside Shifting Adjustments

31 March, 2013 Bek

So you’re riding along the road, and your rear derailleur starts to click. What do you do? Pull over and flip your expensive carbon bike upside down? Do that and risk throwing off your shifting for good, scratching your saddle, or ruining your shifters altogether. So, how in the heck […]

Cycling &Triathlon Fashion Show 2013

30 March, 2013 Bek

Dance, Dance Spandex-Revolution–The Spandex Fashion Show What better way to get cycling and triathlon enthusiasts to buy new Lycra than a fashion show at the 2013 Bike and Triathlon Show in Manchester, England. This isn’t your sister’s fashion show–it’s also some sort of dance innovation. Let these artists dazzle you […]

Ride Safely in Traffic

29 March, 2013 Bek

When it comes to sports like cycling, I’ve heard two types of opinions on safety. From my family: “Get out and ride, you’ll be fine! Go have fun and do what you love!” From my husband’s family: “Are you wearing a bright enough color? Shouldn’t you be more worried about […]

The Rules of Road Cycling

28 March, 2013 Bek

Google “rules of road cycling” and you’ll find several sites discussing the proper way to wear your kit, buckle your helmet, and pull on your socks. Google “rules of triathlon” and you’ll actually get guidelines for racing legally. To those outside the road cycling world, riders may look like idiots […]

Tips for Swimming in Rough/Choppy Water

26 March, 2013 Bek

Here are some excellent tips for swimming in rough/choppy water, which is pretty much any swim in triathlon when everyone is splashing all around you. If you have your first triathlon coming up, practice swimming in open water before the race! You will be surprised at how different the experience […]

Using Baby Wipes on Your Bike & Powder in Your Triathlon Kit

26 March, 2013 Bek

Whether or not you have kids, there are a few baby supplies you should keep in your bike room. Baby powder  and baby wipes have several uses from cleaning the grime off your frame to making race-day transitions smooth (pardon the pun). Transitions: Besides keeping you smelling fresh during your […]

Why You Need A Pro Bike Fit and What to Expect

25 March, 2013 Bek

Knee pain dragging you down? Lower back aching after an hour in the saddle? Get set up right by a professional bike fitter, and enjoy many pain-free miles on the road. Getting a proper fit can make you faster, give you better control, and help you find that optimal position […]

Stuff Cyclists/Triathletes Say

24 March, 2013 Bek

It’s always best to laugh at the quirks and fashions of our beloved sports. These videos showcase just how awesome it is to be a cyclist or triathlete.