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Bike Buying Tips – What You Need to Know

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Are you thinking about buying a new bike? I frequently get calls from customers who are a little intimidated about going into a bike shop. Here are some bike buying tips that will help you. Which shop? First, find a

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Dressing for Cold Weather Cycling

Dressing for Cold Weather Cycling

Dressing for cold weather cycling is a challenge. Warm weather outfitting is comparatively easy. Shorts, for sure, leaving only the top — will it be a tank or a sleeveless or short sleeved jersey? But when the temperatures dip, choosing

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Book Review: Wonder Wheels by Eileen Sheridan

Eileen Sheridan

In 1956, British cyclist Eileen Sheridan published her autobiography, Wonder Wheels. She was just over thirty years old, but she had already broken 21 records of the Womens’ Road Records Association for place-to-place and long distance rides. Imagine riding 874

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The January Thaw

The fields of summer

The annual January Thaw is upon us. A time for rejoicing by all cyclists. It’s kind of like an oasis in the desert … only at much lower temperatures. Over the weekend I started chopping ice out of my driveway

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Looking at the history of bicycles, redux

Pete Fryer

Since my last post about the history of bicycles, a friend sent this photo of Rory O’Reilly’s kilo bike from the 1984 Olympics. Note the drilled out seatpost and the secondary set of very narrow seatstays. Look closely and you’ll

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Product Review: Rapha Women’s Cycling Apparel

Rapha Long Sleeve Jersey

Branding is the name of the game and Rapha has mastered it. Through evocative photos, videos and rides, they’ve created an epic world for the cyclist who wears their brand. Apparel sales feed the coffers that create the vicarious world

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Looking at the history of bicycles

1989 Team Time Trial

It’s the beginning of the New Year, a good time to look back at the history of bicycles…well, two of them. You probably know Greg LeMond had his own line of bicycles. But did you know one of them was

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Product Review: Bellwether® Long-Sleeve Trinity Jersey

Bellwether Trinity Jersey

For some of you, Bellwether may seem to be a newcomer to the world of cycling apparel. But back in the 1990’s, I remember eagerly looking forward to each new season of Bellwether apparel, especially their cold weather line. Bellwether

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Product Review: GORE BIKE WEAR® WINDSTOPPER® Long Sleeved Base Layer

Gore BIKE WEAR® Base Layer

It’s always been my feeling that a rider needs a myriad of selections to find the outfit that’s “just right” in terms of dealing with whatever the weather has in store. Summer is so easy — a pair of shorts

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Product Review: GORE BIKE WEAR® Race Power Overshoes

GORE BIKE WEAR™ Race Power Overshoes

While I don’t deliberately seek out wet weather for riding, sometimes it’s unavoidable. My current overshoes have bit the dust, so I chose these GORE overshoes because the Velcro closure lets me take them on and off quickly and because

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