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Tips for Choosing a Cycling Jersey

Tips for Choosing a Cycling Jersey

August 31, 2016

If you are reading this article, then you must have recently bought a bike or have found yourself new to the fun and exhilarating sport of cycling. In either case, we’d like to say congratulations! Cycling is a great way to get and […]

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When to Wear Arm, Leg & Knee Warmers

When to Wear Arm, Leg & Knee Warmers

August 31, 2016

Warmers are a great choice for any cyclist because they are compact and lightweight, making them easy to pack and carry, while also being extremely effective against chill. They are generally made of Lycra, and in some case may include […]

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Things to Consider when Buying Cycling Shorts

Things to Consider when Buying Cycling Shorts

August 29, 2016

The primary purpose of cycling shorts is to provide comfort. Designed specifically for men and women, cycling shorts make sure that padding is in the right places and seams are strategically placed to reduce chaffing […]

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All About Base Layers

All About Base Layers

August 08, 2016

Base layers are one of those items you seen on cycling apparel sites, but you’ve probably never thought about buying one since you weren’t sure exactly when to use it or why. Hopefully, this article will […]

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Glossary of Cycling Terminology

Glossary of Cycling Terminology

July 26, 2016

Cyclists have their own lingo and language. Hopefully this list will help make sense of  it all. A aero: Slang for aerodynamic or streamlined. Anything that helps a cyclist combat wind. Aero devices include handlebars, bullet-shaped […]

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Bike Handling Tips for Wet Conditions

Bike Handling Tips for Wet Conditions

May 31, 2016

Summer usually means afternoon showers, and with that comes slick roads and sometimes dicey conditions. Wet roads present a whole host of possible dangers for cyclists. If you watched the Tour de France this year you’d have seen even the best bike handlers in the world crashing out in the rain. While it is impossible […]

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10 Ways to Lose Weight Through Cycling

10 Ways to Lose Weight Through Cycling

May 01, 2016

Cyclists seem to always be fretting about their weight… Maybe it’s the skin tight clothing. Or, maybe it’s watching as a rider half your size bombs past on an intense mountain climb–as if you were standing still. Either way, if you’re reading this article you must be at least mildly interested in shedding a few […]

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5 Ways to Get a Friend into Cycling

5 Ways to Get a Friend into Cycling

March 01, 2016

[This article originally appeared on bicyclecolorado.org] None of us were born bicyclists. Well maybe you were if you are Taylor Phinney and both your parents were professional cyclists. But the rest of us had to get our start somewhere else. In my last post, I mentioned how a friend helped me get into bicycle racing. […]

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Posture on the Bike

Posture on the Bike

November 16, 2015

“…If I rode my bike using the same muscles in my core as I do in Pilates, I would ride stronger, longer and more pain free.” by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching Not a lot of attention is spent on how we sit on our bike. Yes, most of us take the time to get […]

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Top 10 Cycling Tools You Should Own

Top 10 Cycling Tools You Should Own

September 24, 2015

What tools belong in every bike owner’s garage? Here’s a good starting list. Doing your own bike maintenance is a great way to save a bit of cash. You’ll have to spend a bit first to get set up though, so Global Cycling Network put together this list of the ten tools they think every […]

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7 Tips for Riding a Road Bike on Dirt

7 Tips for Riding a Road Bike on Dirt

September 01, 2015

No need to stop having fun when the pavement ends! Many riders, especially those who are new to cycling, have a misconception that road bikes should only be ridden on pavement. But the truth is, road bikes can be safely ridden on all kinds of road surfaces, including cobblestone, dirt and gravel. Plus…not only is […]

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Cycling and Hydration

Cycling and Hydration

July 09, 2015

Water is crucial to the function of your body, especially when participating in strenuous sport activities such as cycling. Water not only carries oxygen and nutrients to your muscles through your bloodstream, but it also helps pull waste away from your muscles as well. Additionally, water is expelled in the form of perspiration as your […]

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Trail Etiquette

Trail Etiquette

May 21, 2015

Be nice to the trails and they will provide years of endless fun by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching It’s mid-May and we are eager to get out on our mountain bikes. As the snow melts and the singletrack starts to clear, it’s important to remember our good trail etiquette. In addition to yielding to […]

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The Importance of Cycling Form and Technique

The Importance of Cycling Form and Technique

April 14, 2015

Have you ever heard the saying “it is not always the strongest racer that wins”? This is definitely true and whether you are an aspiring racer or recreational cyclist just looking to improve your fitness. There are 2 major components to the above statement. The first addresses your ability as a cyclist to become as […]

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Bike Handling Skills and Drills

Bike Handling Skills and Drills

June 26, 2012

Many people think that the pros don’t work on their handling skills but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Most professionals routinely do handling drills to keep their skills at the highest level.  Being comfortable and competent on your bicycle allows you to focus on making gains in training and in competition. Knowing how […]

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