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7 Parking Lot Bike Handling Drills

Bike handling is very important. Better bike handling means less chance of crashing. And therefore, more chance of winning races! Here’s how to practice your bike handling in an empty parking lot…

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5 Easy Ways to Wreck When Riding a Paceline

Most riders choose to ride in a paceline to share the work and achieve a faster overall speed. But it seems some sadistic riders only enter pacelines because they enjoy a good crash that leaves all their skin on the pavement…

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Why A Geared Bike Makes For Better Training Than a Fixed Gear

Every time I talk about using fixed gear track bikes for training purposes (and why it’s pointless,) I am met with more and more arguments why you should use a fixed gear for training. So let’s tackle some more debate on geared bikes vs fixed gear bikes…

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How to Fix a Dropped Chain – Without Stopping!

If you drop the chain onto the bottom bracket shell or off the big ring, or maybe you get chainsuck, here is how to take care of it. You can even get the chain back onto the chainring without stopping…

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Ask Levi: What Are The Best Carbon Water Bottle Cages for Road Bikes?

Today’s question is about finding a good carbon water bottle holder that holds the bottle well and isn’t too flimsy…

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9 Christmas Gift Ideas for The Cyclist on Your List

Got a bicyclist on your holiday shopping list and not sure what to get for him or her? Just check out this list of gift ideas based on the many types of cyclists. Read more to get a jumpstart on your shopping…

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Power Meters

For the serious cyclist, the power meter is the tool of choice. They’ve become the standard, and prices are gradually coming down, making them accessible for more and more cyclists. This will be your guide to buying a power meter! Since everyone’s needs and circumstances are different,

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My Homemade Chamois Cream Recipe

We all know chamois cream can get expensive, right? Most creams cost at least $10 for 4oz, but a $20 price tag isn’t uncommon. There are cheaper alternatives, but they’re not quite the same. Queen Helene is nice and comes in a giant jar for just about

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Could a Bluetooth Tracking Tag Help You Locate a Stolen Bike?

If you’ve ever had your bike stolen, you know that gut-wrenching feeling you get when your bike isn’t where you left it. You also know the lengths to which you’ll go to track it down (not only to get the bike back but to exact revenge on

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How To Get Dressed For a Bike Ride

Every time I take up a new sport, I end up asking myself, “now how do I get dressed for this?” Some sports are simple. Like swimming. Some sports are more complicated. Ice hockey, for example. Cycling isn’t too complex, but there’s a lot of gear, and

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Sick of Shaving Your Legs? Here Are 7 Leg Shaving Alternatives to Consider!

How often do you question the decision to shave your legs? Because for me, other than the first 1-2 shaves each season, I question it every single time! I don’t hate it, but it sure takes up a lot of time. Think about it. Even if you’re

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How To Bet On The Tour de France

The Tour de France, the biggest of the three Grand Tours, is the most widely-known cycling race in the world. I find the Tour exciting enough as it is, but if you want a bit more of an adrenaline rush each stage, you can bet on the

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How to Take Sharp Corners Without Slowing Down (or Falling Over!)

A local racer prepares for an upcoming bend. Cornering is one of the most important skills for all cyclists. It’s one that you have to learn immediately, but also one that you will work to perfect for many years. In this how-to guide, I’ll dispel some common

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Garmin Edge vs Smartphone: Which One Is Right For You?

The question is no longer, “should I get a GPS device?” The question is, which one? When it comes down to it, the debate is between purchasing a Garmin Edge 500 for $200 or using your smartphone and a GPS app. If you already have a smartphone

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How to Shave Your Legs with a Double Edge Safety Razor

There’s a trend right now where men who grew up with cartridge razors are going old school and turning to traditional safety razors for their shaving needs. Probably has something to do with the skyrocketing cost of Gillette’s cartridges! Even I jumped on the bandwagon and bought

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