Top Bike Racing Tips – How You Can Join the Peloton

23 June, 2013 Bek

The morning of my first race, I couldn’t eat. I checked and re-checked my gear, and I probably threw up at least once. Much of my pre-race jitters came from not knowing what to expect from the pack, whether or not my legs were solid enough to hang, and wondering […]

Learning to Stop the Panic in Open Water Swimming

7 May, 2013 Bek

During my first bunch start triathlon, a woman locked her arms around my leg and shouted, “Please, help me back to shore!” Needless to say, she was panicking–her panic cued my own panic, and we both ended up floating on surfboards as our wave swam farther and farther out to […]

Tips for Choosing the Right Bike Saddle

2 May, 2013 Bek

Trying to find the perfect saddle that’s both comfortable and stylish? Try sifting through online reviews or eyeing the display walls at your LBS, and you’ll probably just find a saddle that looks like what you want. Pop it on your bike, though, and that’s it–it’s not returnable. Because you […]

A Quick & Cheap Garmin Cadence Magnet Replacement

29 April, 2013 Bek

You’re speeding along enjoying a nicely paced training ride, when suddenly you realize your Garmin is no longer picking up your cadence. If you’re like me, several miles may have passed in blissful whistling before you notice that the sensor magnet on the crank arm has fallen completely off. Vowing […]

Gear Every Cyclist and Triathlete Should Own

27 April, 2013 Bek

Let’s face it, one of the coolest things about our sport is all the awesome gear you can try out–there’s always something new! Below, I’ve created a page where you can pick up some of the best cycling and triathlon products on the market. I have personally used all of […]

Why You Should Join a Local Cycling or Triathlon Team

25 April, 2013 Bek

You’ve probably seen them in their matching team uniforms swimming, cycling, or running in large groups. The local club out practicing for their next race, and looking good doing it. As a long-time member of two different teams, I can attest to the benefits of joining your fellow cyclists or […]

Catching on to Carbon Recycling

22 April, 2013 Bek

Looking at my almost new, shiny, beautiful, technologically up-to-date carbon fiber bicycle, I can’t quite imagine driving to a landfill and tossing it onto a pile of old mattresses, plastic bags, and water bottles. Especially since I look at my bike and think of all the CO2 I’m saving the […]

Sample the Menu – Try Event Nutrition Before The Race

21 April, 2013 Bek

I was several miles into the bike leg of a recent triathlon when I reached to my back pocket for a wildberry bar (a better tasting fig newton) and realized I had accidentally dropped my Ziploc bag of bars in the transition area. While slightly annoyed at my “too cool […]

Climbing Tips to Keep You Riding

10 April, 2013 Bek

If you’re like me, climbing is just something you have to deal with in order to get to that next stretch of flat road. If riding up hills isn’t your strong point, don’t stress. There are plenty of pro sprinters who get dropped from the peloton when the going gets […]

How to Buy Your First Road Bike: A Guide for New Cyclists

8 April, 2013 Bek

Perhaps you’ve seen people riding along the highway in their colorful kits, pedaling away in the sunshine. Or maybe your friend brought you along to a local triathlon, and you wondered why all the racers seemed so excited to swim, cycle, and run. However you fall into the sport, you’ll […]

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