The Garmin Edge 520 and the Wahoo ELEMNT are two of the best bike computers in the world. The Edge 520 debuted with a bang as pretty much the greatest bike computer upgrade ever – and since then, the Wahoo ELEMNT is really the only bike computer to emerge as serious competition to the 520. This post compares their features to help you decide which of these premium bike computers would be best for you.
Bike to School Week BC (#btswbc) is coming up! Bike to School Week is a fun, free, week-long celebration for students of all ages and abilities.
As a cyclist, you know hydration is important — but that doesn’t mean you don’t have questions. For a crash course in everything you need to know about hydration, check out the following FAQs about hydration for cyclists. A little knowledge and a lot of common sense are really all you need to ensure you are sufficiently hydrated for your bike rides!
This is a review of my all-time favorite waterproof cycling jacket, the Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Waterproof Cycling Jacket. This jacket has it all, in terms of construction, features, and design.
BlaqPaks, a handmade bag company out of Portland that specializes in waterproof bags, just introduced a new strapless bag technology that will revolutionize an industry that has been long stagnant. Building on proven dual strap and single strap bag models, this new strapless design frees the wearer from cumbersome over the shoulder attachment. You can […]
I just found a great new podcast that I highly recommend you try – the Ben and Bikes Podcast! This podcast is all about people who ride bikes.
Good cycling jerseys vary in price from around $40 to around $140, and even more. You may be wondering: “Why would I spend that kind of money, when I already have plenty of perfectly good shirts?” The truth is that cycling jerseys have technical features that will make you more comfortable while you ride your bike. And if you are into performance cycling, a great jersey may even help you to ride faster and longer.
Athletic Greens is an interesting all-in-one supplement that aims to cover all of your nutritional and supplemental bases in one drink. I think it is worth a try for those who want a boost for the spring, or just for their next long bike ride!
If you are lucky enough to be in the area, Washington state offers many excellent opportunities to explore trails and roads. In this post we feature six great places to ride your bike in Washington. We have included three rides on trails, and three rides on roads.
For those of you craving cycling adventure, here is a slice of extreme cycling adventure in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. This account will either inspire you to get out there and embrace the unknown on your bike – or make you decide that your morning commute to downtown is enough adventure already!
I have been a big fan of Aftershokz open ear Bluetooth headphones for a long time, and now they are even better than before. AfterShokz Trekz Air cordless Bluetooth open ear bone conduction headphones are perfect for cyclists who want to listen to music or podcasts, while still being able to hear the traffic around them. And with the new colors and design, they look better than ever.
Strength training is very beneficial for cyclists, and can help you to improve your stability and your cycling efficiency. More importantly, it is not just about being faster – strength training ultimately enables us to maintain an active lifestyle with a good quality of life longer.
Just because you’re jumping on your bike, doesn’t mean you have to change your entire outfit. More and more innovative brands are popping up that bridge the gap between sporty apparel and regular, everyday clothes. There’s no prerequisite to dress up in Lycra just because you’re riding a bicycle. In fact, there are many options when it comes to pants that are both stylish and functional. Here are three of my favorite regular pants that do a great job as cycling pants: DUER No Sweat Pants, Resolute Bay Cycling Jeans, and SPOKE Bulletproof Chinos.
This post shares everything you need to know about choosing the best cycling balaclava, and compares 7 of the best balaclavas in a detailed chart. Every cyclist should have a good windproof cycling balaclava. Here are the key issues to take into account when choosing the best cycling balaclava.
Even a basic bicycle for traveling between work and home can be expensive, so it’s no surprise that bikes are a popular target for thieves. This post contains vital tips that will help you know how to protect your bike from being stolen.
Buying a bike can be difficult. There are countless bikes on the market, and everyone you speak to will give you different advice. So how do normal, average Joe cyclists figure out which one is best? In this post, Erik Carlson explains what you need to know when buying a new bike, and describes how his resource, New Bike Finder, can help you choose the best new bike for you.
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Here’s another free recipe from our soon-to-be-published cookbook, Extraordinary Recipes – How We Lost Weight by Eating Well. This recipe is for Mexican chicken – a top family favorite, which we usually eat once a week. We have a rich creamy winter version and a lighter summers version. It tastes almost sinfully delicious, but it’s actually a very healthy meal.
Here’s a video featuring the top 7 strength building exercises for cyclists. These exercises can all be done in the comfort of your own home. Get strong in the winter so you can enjoy a great summer on your bike! The exercises require minimal equipment, with most of them requiring only a yoga mat. Just three of these ten-minute workouts per week will help you to improve your cycling efficiency and power.
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