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How to Start Biking to Work

How to Start Biking to Work

Last year I began to ride my bicycle to work. I loved it. I loved it so much that I'm still doing it a year later, even though my place of employment is now twice as far from my home as it was when I started. You might love it too. To encourage you to try it, I've written this page of information on bicycle ...

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5 Bike Riding Tips for Beginners

5 Bike Riding Tips for Beginners

You're anxious to get out there and start enjoying your bike. Sure, anybody can ride a bike, but learning to pedal efficiently, to stop quickly, and to handle difficult situations takes preparation and practice. Here's a short introduction to riding techniques that will help you enjoy biking more.   1. ...

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Best Cheap Bike for Commuting & City Riding

Best Cheap Bike for Commuting & City Riding

Introduction: Competitive and cooperative. This is a topic about which opinions differ greatly. Involving such a personal item as the bicycle, which delivers so much satisfaction (to one comfortable with it), for use in such a critical and stressful environment as city traffic, it is not surprising to find some ...

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Best Bicycle Safety Accessories & Equipment for Commuting

Best Bicycle Safety Accessories & Equipment for Commuting

Having the right equipment is important for dealing with traffic. Techniques for using such items as mirrors and lights are a part of the Urban Cycling curriculum. On this page, we'll look at some of the types of equipment available for this purpose, most of which is available at Easy Street Recumbents. The ...

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How to Ride Your Bike in the Rain

How to Ride Your Bike in the Rain

Regardless of where you live (except for the Sahara, perhaps), if you put in hours on your bike, sooner or later you will have to ride in the rain. Even though I've lived most of my life in Southern California-where the rainy season isn't exactly legendary-I've had my fill of rain-riding experience. I've raced ...

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How to Train for a Century Ride | 100 Mile Bike Ride Training

How to Train for a Century Ride | 100 Mile Bike Ride Training

Many of us aspire to ride centuries. There is something about riding 100 miles in a day that is appealing--it brands you as a serious cyclist. The trick is to do it without turning your body into a walking mass of sore, stiff muscles for a week afterward. Let's face it, you won't ride centuries again if you don't ...

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Bike Drafting: How Does Drafting Work in Cycling

Bike Drafting: How Does Drafting Work in Cycling

When a cyclist pedals, the major element he is fighting is the wind. The majority of your effort when riding on the flats at medium and high speeds is spent trying to slice through the wind. You can do this by yourself by getting in an aerodynamic position and choosing the proper pedaling cadence. When you find ...

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Cold Weather Cycling:  Tips for Riding a Bike in Cold Weather

Cold Weather Cycling: Tips for Riding a Bike in Cold Weather

Most people prefer to ride when it's warm and sunny, and I'm no exception. That doesn't mean riding in cold weather can't be enjoyable, though, and depending on your area it may be a necessity if you want to ride with any consistency. Just because the temperature is cold doesn't mean you have to be. Don't hibernate ...

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