Garmin recently released an update to its most popular premium bike computer, the Garmin Edge 520. The Garmin Edge 520 Plus is an ambitious upgrade that includes limited navigation and true turn-by-turn capabilities. However, as we all know, when a new model comes out, the price of the old model usually goes down. With the result that there has never been a better time to buy a Garmin Edge 520 than right now!
This post gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 520 and the brand new Edge 520 Plus. First I have a chart that highlights the key differences between these two bike computers. Then I discuss these key differences. Then I offer some advice on which Garmin Edge to buy, based on your needs and preferences. I also include a useful Bottom Line that attempts to cut through all the technical details and simplify the choice, for those of you who are in a hurry!
The Buntzen Lake area in British Columbia, 45 minutes out of Vancouver, is situated in pristine wilderness, and offers numerous beautiful cycling trails for cyclists of all skill levels – from average cyclists to skilled mountain bikers. Our post highlights some of the cycling trails in the Buntzen Lake area, and shows off the beauty of the area with photos and a video.
Amazon Prime is a subscription service that entitles you a range of benefits for an annual fee. This post discusses the 7 key reasons to join Amazon Prime, and explains why Amazon Prime has been named one of the three best deals in the USA today.
Mrs. Average Joe Cyclist reviews plus sized cycling gear – the Conviction Cycling Jersey and a pair of Terry Cycling Shorts. The post includes a video of Maggie trying out these plus sized cycling clothes, and sharing her opinions about them.
This post gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 1030 vs 820 vs 520 Plus. First I have a chart that highlights the key differences between these 3 bike computers. Then I discuss these key differences. Then I offer some advice on which Garmin Edge to buy, based on your needs and preferences. Finally, I present a very extensive chart comparing all of the key features of all 3 bike computers, for those who want to know every single detail. I also include a useful Bottom Line that attempts to cut through all the technical details and simplify the choice, for those of you who are in a hurry!
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.
This post compares 7 of the best road bike saddles, helping you to choose which road bike saddle would be the best upgrade for your bike. Includes a chart that enables you to quickly compare features and decide which bike saddle would suit your cycling needs best.
An indoor bike trainer is a great way to maintain and even build your cycling fitness when winter weather makes it impossible to go outside. Simply set up your regular bike on an indoor bike trainer and pedal away. In this post we describe the different types of indoor bike trainers available, and list 5 of the best indoor bike trainers. We also recommend a couple of essential accessories to make your indoor bike training experience more comfortable.
This is my review of the Totem Pole Bike Rack – a bike rack that is big enough for the whole family! This strong bike rack will hold up to six bikes, so it should meet all the needs of most families. Also, it doubles as a space-efficient bike stand. This post includes a video in which Maggie demonstrates how to assemble the Totem Pole Bike Rack straight out of the box.
A very common complaint from cyclists is cycling hip pain. This post has a video showing three simple hip stretches that almost miraculously cured my own debilitating and very painful cycling hip pain.
Are you thinking about taking your dog along on a bike ride? It’s always great to take your dog along for some outdoor fun, but it is important to find the best basket for your dog. This post will help, by comparing 5 of the best dog bike baskets. Includes a chart comparing the best dog bike baskets; useful tips for transporting dogs on bikes; and reviews of each of the top rated baskets.
This post compares the 7 of the best child bike seats, and includes all the information you need to make the best choice for safe cycling with your child, from the age of 9 months up. The post includes a useful comparative chart, as well as helpful videos to enable you to see how the bike seats work. Choices include front and rear-mounted child bike seats; bike trailers; tag-along bikes; and cargo bikes.
This post describes 8 steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones and Jaybird X3 Sport Headphones are two of the most popular, premium Bluetooth Headphones for cyclists. This post compares Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones vs Jaybird X3 Sports Headphones to help you choose between them. Includes a chart that you can use to compare the key features of both sets of headphones.
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 made the list for one of two reasons: either because they are really cheap yet can do the essential functions; 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.
Everything you need to know to choose the best cycling pants. Includes chart comparing 7 of the best waterproof cycling pants; reviews and videos; plus information about how to choose the best cycling pants, explaining the technology that produces pants that are both waterproof and breathable.
This in-depth post compares 7 of the best waterproof cycling jackets, so that you can figure out the best one to suit your needs. This post includes a chart comparing 7 of the best waterproof cycling jackets, reviews of the 7 best jackets, videos, and a lot of information about every aspect of these jackets, including the difference between fleece, softshell, and hardshell jackets, and how waterproofness and breathability work.
Many cyclists wear headphones, so this post is about how to choose the safest headphones for cycling. Not all headphones are the same – some are much more immersive and potentially dangerous; others enable you to be much more aware of your surroundings. Some are corded, while others work with Bluetooth. In this post, the safest possible headphones for cyclists are recommended. Includes a table comparing the features of our picks for the top 4 safest headphones for cyclists.
Many people think that the main health benefit of exercise is weight loss. Sure, it helps – but the main health benefit of exercise is that exercise will dramatically improve your health throughout your life. In fact, exercise has so many health benefits that the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has declared that exercise is a miracle cure for most of the diseases that kill us.
There are three crucial things to get right when you buy a bike. One of these is your bike frame size. If you get this wrong, the bike will NEVER be right for you. This bike frame size guide will show you how to determine your correct bike frame size. This bike frame size guide also includes information on choosing the right kids bike frame size, and advice on whether to choose a women specific bike. And it also shows you how to figure out whether you have a good Ape Index!
The Average Joe Cyclist Beginner Cyclist Training Plan is a really simple plan that is suitable for new cyclists. Phase 1 of this plan will get you to the point where you can comfortably cycle for up to an hour at a time – and ready for the next, more ambitious step.
The Outbound Lighting Road and Trail Bike Lights are high-end bike lights that are lighting up the cycling world! Of course, they are not cheap, but with cycling gear, you get what you pay for. If you are in the market for excellent, high-end bike lights, read on!
A cyclo-cross bike is like a hybrid between a road bike and a mountain bike. Designed for racing on multiple terrains, these bikes have several unique features that actually make them very well suited for urban commuting – as well as for trail riding. Read more in our post!
The Great Victorian Bike Ride is Australia’s premier cycling event for people of all ages and abilities, and is an excellent way to see the Australian countryside and meet locals. Read all about the 35th annual Great Victorian Bike Ride, the Mountains to Murray Bike Ride, in our post.
This post reviews the NOBULL trainers – which just may be the best mountain bike shoes you are not using! Read our review, which highlights the fact that these trainers combine retro nostalgia with innovative SuperFabric and top-notch construction.
Check out this great infographic about cycling opportunities in the Lake District of England.
In this post we highlight 7 benefits of recumbent trikes, including fun, stability, safety, social interaction, exercise, and comfort!
In this post, we provide a list of seven essentials that you should take along on your first mountain bike tour.
One of the best ways to see Britain is from your bike. This post offers suggestions to enjoy some of Britain’s most picturesque cycling routes under 100 miles.
The Schwinn S29 29″ Wheel Full Suspension Mountain Bike is an affordable, entry-level bike for people over 5’8″. This post lists the pros and cons of this mountain bike, so you can decide whether it might be suitable for you to try out the fun sport of mountain biking.
Today, World Bicycle Relief is launching its July campaign to fund bicycles for girl students in Malawi. Buffalo Bicycles provided by donations raised in July will help girl students in Malawi complete their education and break the cycle of poverty and HIV. Access to a high-quality bicycle can reduce a child’s commute time to school by up to 75% and dramatically changes educational, health and economic outcomes. Find out how YOU can help!
Ridehunting is a brand new service that caters to people who want to rent bikes, kayaks, snowboards, skis, or surf boards – and also to those who want to make money by renting out their equipment. This service will benefit anyone looking for a ride, or wanting to make some money from their gear. Ridehunting hope to fill the gap left by Spinlister, an excellent service which, sadly, closed down in March.
In this post, Florida cyclist Karen Matthews shares valuable tips about how to protect yourself while cycling in the summer sun.
Phil Keoghan, host of CBS’s ten-time Emmy Award-winning show The Amazing Race, is just about to release his all new documentary, Le Ride. Le Ride is an epic recreation of the first English-speaking team to take on the toughest sporting event on Earth, The Tour de France. Le Ride will hit all major VOD platforms in the USA, Canada, UK and Ireland on June 25th.
We are delighted to announce the winner of our sign-up competition for the Totem Pole Bike Rack – a bike rack that can carry the bikes of the whole family. This bike rack will hold up to six bikes, so it should meet all the needs of most families. So when we delivered the bike rack to the winning subscriber, we were delighted to find that he was a family man! The winner has three young children.
We write a blog for average people who love to ride bikes. My name is Joe, and this is my wife Maggie we are an average cyclist. In our blog, we discuss how great it is to spend time on a bicycle. At our age, we understand how great it is to be closer to each other, spending more time together. Great impressions we get not only due to the bicycle but also from sex and in this we are helped by Viagra. We also love to post stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things on bikes. A bicycle is a great way to help quit smoking, lose weight and generally improve your health and have a good time. At our age taking Viagra, we prolong our happy impressions and emotions. If you are interested in a blog that is mainly about average people having fun on bikes, please consider joining our community by subscribing.
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