Road cycling involves riding a road bike on paved streets. Road bikes typically have smooth, narrow tires for increased speed and comfort, and drop handlebars which allow for multiple hand positions on long rides (plus the ability to get low and aerodynamic.)

Scroll down this page for links to my articles about road cycling basics, group ride etiquette, racing advice, and everything you ever wanted to know about leg shaving!

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Road Cycling Basic Skills

These articles cover basic biking skills, such as riding technique and how to shift gears, and also things everyone needs to know, like what chamois cream is.

So you want to ride with the A group, but afraid you'll get dropped? You certainly need a good level of fitness to ride with

While mountain bikers face the obvious obstacles (rocks, logs, mud pits, etc.) out on the trail, there are plenty of dangers out there on the

Moving from a one speed bicycle to one with multiple gears is a big step. Not only do you have to learn how to shift

 

Bike and Gear Buying Advice

These articles cover purchasing a bike, making sure you choose the right bike, and useful parts upgrades. Whether you want the best gear or the best value for your money, you’ll find the answers you need here.

Do you ever dread group rides because you know at least one person is going to stink? Or worse - do you ever dread putting

The reason you're seeing hydration packs designed for mountain bikers is because mountain bikers are the ones wearing hydration packs. Most road cyclists simply use

Upgrading tires on your road bike makes a big performance difference for a low price. Here is why...

How to choose the best road bike saddle for you that will be comfortable based on your anatomy. Try out multiple saddles before you buy...

If you get a new road bike for around one thousand dollars, it will be a good bike, but you will probably want to upgrade

Most cyclists will start out with regular cycling shorts because they are cheaper and look normal. But eventually they will consider bib shorts. Here are

Debating over the speed of a road bike or the versatility of a cyclo-cross bike? Here are my reasons why you may or may not

Ever buy a pair of cycling shorts and the chamois does not agree with you? Here is what to do when you go shopping for

With temperatures dropping around the country, it's a good time to make sure you have everything you need to stay warm. And a sure-fire bet

As if getting a $1000 bike isn't bad enough, you then have to buy clothing and accessories! A cool jersey to keep you comfortable? Just

Almost as mysterious and magical as shaved legs is this substance known as chamois butter, or chamois cream. From the name you can figure out

It sure is nice to take off for a ride without a care in the world. No hydration pack to make your back sweaty, and

When it comes to sunglasses for cycling, you have a seemingly endless array of options. Sunglass frames in colors to match your bike, lenses for

It seems like it should be simple, but it's not. You can't just grab any random bottle of bike chain lube and expect it to

Last winter I picked up a few sets of Hutchinson Flash tires. For $5 each, I couldn't resist! I just needed them for indoor training.

 

Road Cycling Advice About Every Possible Topic

Here is some miscellaneous advice for all road cyclists – we’re talking important debates like regular or bib shorts, important tips like how to keep clean and comfortable, and important maneuvers like getting a dropped chain back onto the chainrings without stopping.

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Dealing With the Weather

Even on smooth pavement, you’re bound to get caught in some nasty weather at some point. You might even want to go out in the snow for fun. Here’s how to handle these cold and wet weather conditions.

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Road Racing

Advice for those of you entering road bike races.

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Leg Shaving – Yeah, Men Shave!

Here’s everything you need to know about shaving your legs, including the what, why, how, when, and where.

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