Tag: Cycling

What’s Your Rider ID? Take Our Quiz to Find Out

May 14, 2014 0

Are you a one trick pony, or is your garage a veritable shelter for your bike quiver? Fixie or mountain bike? Do you pedal a state-of-the-art, custom ride? Do you consider brakes “old school”?  Do your besties tell you to wear more natural fiber and less Lycra? In the words of the great 21st century…

By nikwax

The Nikwax Spring Break Checklist

March 6, 2014 0

It’s that time of year again: spring break! After drifting drearily through the murky winter months, it’s finally time to get out and go somewhere exciting. You know you want spring adventure, but where to go? Head to the mountains for some spring snow? Catch surf and sun in some tropical country? Wherever it is…

By cmrandall1

Beat the heat

July 16, 2013 0

Summer: the one season that has the power to make us suffer and enjoy it at the same time. It’s during these dog days that we have hours and hours of sunlight that lure us outside. The same sun bears down in relentless heat, which can zap the enthusiasm of even the most die-hard athlete.…

By cmrandall1

Biking: To Clip or Not to Clip?

June 3, 2013 0

Blame it on calf envy. Dazzled by the legions of clipless bike commuters (and their sinewy calves) swarming past as I pedaled my commuter bike in slo-mo, I impulsively made the leap:  From flat pedals with toe cages (aka “clipped”) to their clipless cousins. Newly attached to my burly green steed via Sidi Duran bike…

By cmrandall1

Staying Dry on the Bike

May 14, 2013 0

Rain doesn’t ruin a great bike ride. To the contrary, there’s something empowering about getting off the couch in the gnarliest of conditions. A bike ride is particularly sweet when others scapegoat the weather and leave their bike hanging in the garage. No, the rain isn’t the problem. Getting wet is. The only thing that…

By cmrandall1