Retirement is a great time to take up a new and exciting hobby – cycling! Not only will you have fun, but cycling has a whole range of exciting benefits that you can read about right here. Put that bus pass away, because after you hear about the benefits of cycling during retirement, you’ll be stuck to the saddle!
There are so many great bike computers that choosing one can be overwhelming. This post about 7 of the best bike computers should help you to choose what works for your needs. The post includes a handy comparison chart of features. These 7 bike computers made the list for one of two reasons: either they are really cheap yet get the basic tasks done; or because they offer an impressive range of features.
Many fat cyclists complain that they experience discrimination, and that is just plain wrong. Everyone has the right to ride a bike; and fat cyclists should not feel pressured to lose weight. That said, there are some extra challenges for plus-sized cyclists, such as finding an appropriate bike and clothing. This post is about how to deal with those challenges, so you can enjoy cycling, regardless of what your scale has to say.
This post rounds up the very best deals I could find on cheap cycling jackets under $100. This is a great time of the year to buy cycling jackets, as the season is about to change and distributors are making space for new stock. If you plan to still be cycling next winter, it’s smart to grab one of the extremely good deals available right now. Also, some of these jackets are ideal for keeping in your pannier year-round in case of a sudden downpour. Others are well suited to spring and fall cycling, so they will be needed very soon.
This in-depth post compares 7 of the best womens cycling jackets. Includes a detailed table comparing the jackets, and explains the difference between windproof vs waterproof jackets. Whether you are looking a waterproof cycling jacket, a windproof cycling jacket, or both – something in this post should do the trick!
5 compelling motivations to keep you cycling through the winter. It can be hard to stay motivated and keep cycling when the days are long and cold. Check out these 5 motivations to help you keep on cycling, so you can keep on experiencing the many mental and physical health benefits of cycling.
It took me 40 years to move from “I love riding bikes” to “I am a cyclist.” Hard to believe, I know. Looking back, I guess it was because I made so many mistakes along the way. I’m a slow learner – let me tell you about it! I learned to ride a bike the hard way – not so much riding as crashing. I had a lot of setbacks along the way. Finally, I learned the keys to making cycling safe, easy and fun – and somewhere along the way, I became a cyclist!
Just because you are getting older does not mean you have to give up your love of mountain biking. In fact, mountain biking can help you age gracefully and keep up your strength. A well-trained rider can ride through anything, regardless of their age. That being said, it is important to understand that the body of a 40-year-old is different from that of a 20-year-old. So we’ve put together these 7 tips to help you keep mountain biking after age 40.
The range of Garmin Edge bike computers can be confusing, so I did a lot research and wrote this comparison of the Garmin Edge 1000 vs 820 vs 520 GPS Bike Computers to help you choose. First there is an infographic that sums up the key factors you might consider. Then there is a very extensive chart comparing all of the key features of all 3 bike computers. Then I discuss the key differences. Next, there is a slimmed-down features chart that compares only the features that are different between the 3 bike computers. The post concludes with advice on which Garmin Edge to buy, based on your needs.
Here are the 9 key differences between the Garmin Edge 1000 and 820. This post starts with a table comparing all of the impressive features of the Garmin Edge 1000 and 820. Then it discusses the 7 differences between these two bike computers. Finally, it has a table that highlights just the differences between the Edge 1000 and 820, so that you can see all the differences at a glance.
Here are the 7 key differences between the Garmin Edge 1000 and 820. This post starts with a table comparing all of the impressive features of the Garmin Edge 1000 and 820. Then it discusses the 7 differences between these two bike computers. Finally, it has a table that highlights just the differences between the Edge 1000 and 820, so that you can see all the differences at a glance.
Over-training can lower testosterone levels. Lower testosterone levels decrease your body’s ability to repair and recover, so your fitness improvements may slow down or even stop. This post describes the warning signs of over-training that you should look out for. It also includes 4 tips to prevent over-training and boost testosterone levels.
Sometimes when I mention I am a cyclist, somebody will go off on a rant about how “entitled” cyclists think they are, and how they don’t respect the rules of the road. To hear them speak, you’d think almost all cyclists completely ignore the rules of the road. That has not been my experience at all. And I’ve just found an infographic that shows some actual research to prove it!
In-depth Spark E-Bike Review. Shocke Bike’s Spark e-bike is a highly recommended, fully loaded electric bike with quality components for an affordable price. This ready-to-ride electric bike offers great range, and can be used on the street and off-road, thanks to the rugged construction with military-grade aluminum and SR Suntour shocks. The Spark e-bike is the answer for those looking for a solid commuter e-bike at a great price point.
In-depth Garmin Edge 820 review. Here’s an in-depth review of the Garmin Edge 820, with a table to show all its features, plus videos to show how it works. The Garmin Edge 820 is an exciting new release, packed with features and boasting some brand new features never before seen in bike computers. A great computer for cyclists who want to take their cycling skills and performance to a whole new level.
This in-depth post compares 7 of the best windproof cycling jackets in a chart and brief product reviews, so that you can decide which one is right for you. These are softshell jackets that are windproof, and are ideal for spring and fall cycling. The post includes a detailed table comparing 7 of the best windproof cycling jackets. It explains the differences between fleece cycling jackets, softshell cycling jackets, and hardshell cycling jackets. And it includes an explanation of how WINDSTOPPER technology works to protect you from the wind while at the same time allowing your sweat to escape.
This in-depth post is about how to choose great waterproof cycling pants. It explains how waterproofness and breathability work in waterproof cycling pants, and explains all aspects that you should consider to make the best choice of waterproof cycling pants.
Featured Product Reviews
The Garmin Varia Vision is a very slick, well-designed Heads Up Device that enables you to read the data on your Garmin Edge bike computer without having to take your eyes off the road. It fits easily to your cycling glasses, and is light weight. But is it worth its high price?
BikeTag is a great new product from TagitLabs. It is going to become essential gear for many cyclists. It will send an instant alert to your designated emergency person if you ever have a bike accident. And you never have to switch it on (like a Garmin or Strava) – BikeTag just works automatically, running off a battery that will last about a year.
So you’ve heard rave reviews about the Garmin Edge 520 bike computer, but you don’t know if it’s all just hype? Why not just get the much cheaper but still very powerful Garmin Edge 25? Here’s an in-depth comparison of the Garmin Edge 520 vs 25 that will help you decide. This post includes a table that compares all the features of the Garmin Edge 520 vs 25.