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Full disclosure here:  I am a triathlete and cyclist and, while I can handle my road or triathlon bike quite well, I am pretty certain that I do not have the type bike handling skills that translate well to allow me to safely ride the twists and turns and the up and downs of our local mountain bike trails. I know where I belong vs where I am just a hazard to myself and others. So, after a long 6 months of indoor riding, I finally dusted off the helmet and shoe covers and took my baby out for a...

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Saddle comfort can make or break your ride, regardless of whether you're riding short commutes or long endurance days.  Saddle manufacturers recognize that different customers and ride styles have different needs and, while it there are solutions out there, it can be mind-boggling trying to sorting through all the options.  Hopefully, we can help you sort through it all a little bit by telling you a few things to look for: 1.  Brand names Some brands are well known for providing quality saddles so you can often rely on an established brand having a saddle that will suit your needs. ...

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We've all been here long enough to know that the beginning of spring doesn't necessarily mean that winter weather is entirely over.  But it is time to bring out the outside ride gear and make sure you are ready to go.  On a nice day, you want to be able to hit the road and get in some miles but temperatures can still be chilly and the road wont' always be dry.  Here's our list of the bits and pieces that make early season riding possible and fun:   1.  Jacket - For All Weather Protection Look for a light-weight...

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One of the best ways to stay safe on the road is to make sure you can be seen as easily as possible when you ride on the road.  Research shows that there are three key factors that give vehicle drives 3X more time to see you, slow down or evade you and pass you.  Here they are: 1. Wear flourescent colours on moving parts of your body. 2.  Use lights on the front and back of your bike. 3.  Add reflective elements wherever you can - clothing, bike, helmet   So, let’s make sure we can put it into...

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There are so many two wheel options out there - road, cruiser, mountain, fat bike, time trial - there’s bound to be one or two or more that makes its way into your life. Regardless of what style you ride, you need the right gear in order to be ready to go and to be ready for life on the road.  Here is our list of essentials. Gear to make sure your bike is always ready to go This list is pretty short but the pieces here only work if you use them and you use them consistently.  All the...

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