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Long Distance Cycling | How to Prepare for a Long Bike Ride

Long Distance Cycling | How to Prepare for a Long Bike Ride

Tackling a long ride is something most of us undertake sooner or later. Whether you are considering your first metric century (62 miles) or the more ambitious double century (200 miles), setting a specific goal is an important part of achieving success. Completing a long ride can serve as a benchmark of your ...

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How to Avoid Leg Cramps While Cycling

How to Avoid Leg Cramps While Cycling

All of us have had them. They strike without warning, and they can ruin the most carefully planned and eagerly awaited of rides. They're cramps, and they feel as though Zeus has thrown a thunderbolt at your calf. A cramp is an involuntary contraction or spasm of a muscle, and the pain is sudden and debilitating. ...

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Bike Fitment Guide: How to Fit Yourself for a Road Bike

Bike Fitment Guide: How to Fit Yourself for a Road Bike

Cycling fitness can be evaluated in several ways: from a simple measure of speed in a time trial to the power delivered to the cranks to metabolic efficiency. But no matter which measure you choose, you will find that your fitness is highly influenced by the way you and your bike fit together. For that reason, ...

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How to Improve Cycling Speed and Endurance

How to Improve Cycling Speed and Endurance

Ask Frederic Guesdon how important raw power is to a cyclist and he'll tell you all about his 1997 Paris-Roubaix win. The little-known rider for team Les Francaises des Jeux surprised his star breakaway mates with a ferocious sprint he uncorked at the finish on turn three of the Roubaix velodrome, using a mere 100 ...

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Best Endurance Supplements for Cyclists

Best Endurance Supplements for Cyclists

Having cycled for most of my life, I can tell you that cycling for over 190 miles a week is not for the fainthearted. It requires endurance training that pushes your body and mind to the limits. You are also required to be on a strict diet and endurance supplements. For years, we’ve been led to believe that for you ...

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Frame Building & Appropriate Technology

Frame Building & Appropriate Technology

I don't know who first coined the phrase "appropriate technology" but they certainly were on to something. When I was working at Lynch's Bicycles in Los Altos, as a fourteen year old mechanic, I used to see expensive racing bikes being ridden by the local High School kids. My fellow mechanic and teacher from Brazil ...

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How to Prevent Biking Saddle Sores + The Best Saddle Sore Creams

How to Prevent Biking Saddle Sores + The Best Saddle Sore Creams

Sometimes back I used to experience biking saddle sores and discomfort around the butt area; the worst part was that it was so itchy and I couldn’t help but quit cycling for two weeks. If you’ve experienced serious saddle sores then you can relate to my situation.  You’ll barely have a smooth ride if your backside ...

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