This post gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 1030 vs 820 vs 520. First I have a chart that highlights the key differences between these 3 bike computers. Then I discuss these key differences. I also offer informed opinion on whether innovations to the Edge 1030 will be rolled out to the other units. 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.
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.
This post compares the new Garmin Edge 1030 with the long-popular premium Garmin Edge 1000. It will help you decide if you should buy the Garmin Edge 1030 or the 1000 – and also, if you should upgrade your aging Edge 1000 for an Edge 1030. The post includes a chart that shows all the key differences between the Garmin Edge 1030 vs 1000.
This post explains how to enjoy the Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, on a bike! Includes advice on transit options to get there (RiverCat or train), plus where to rent a bike so you can enjoy Olympic Park.
Introducing the Totem Pole Bike Rack – big enough for the whole family! This bike rack is the first hitch mounted bike rack that can easily transport up to six bikes, so it should be good for most families. Also, it doubles as a space-efficient bike stand.
Changing gears can be confusing for beginner cyclists. This post is a guide for beginner cyclists. It explains how gears on a bike work, why you should change gears on a bike, and how to change gears on a bike.
Every bike owner needs a great bike lock but … which bike lock is the best? There are so many to choose from, and they all have their own ratings system, so how to choose the best bike lock? This post compares 5 of the best bike locks, based on independent ratings. The post starts with a chart comparing our top picks. Then there are short reviews of each lock. Finally, we provide all the information you need to choose the best bike lock.
ShredMate, the first bike computer developed specifically for mountain biking, debuts today on KickStarter. Get in early to secure your stake in this innovative new product! With this new mountain biking computer sensor, you will be able to track your jumps, g-forces and trails, and become a better mountain biker.
The mountainous Lake District in north-western England offers many opportunities for cycling in beautiful natural countryside. Although it is a small area, it offers incredibly diverse terrain. This means that there are cycling opportunities for everyone from beginner cyclists to advanced cyclists looking for an Alpine experience in England! This post offers an infographic with three Lakes cycling routes that are ideal for beginners.
Do you enjoy cycling in beautiful places with no cars at all? If so, consider an expedition to go biking on Newcastle Island, a small island just off Nanaimo (which is itself on Vancouver Island). On this island-off-an-island, there are no cars and no roads at all. The island is a provincial marine park. Apart from peaceful cycling, it also offers a casual restaurant, beautiful beaches, and a pristine wildlife experience. What’s not to like?
The Ride to Conquer Cancer BC starts today! Read all about the record-breaking amount of money cyclists raised this year, and watch a video showing 2,000 cyclists setting off on an exciting two-day journey.
Are you looking for a safe way to have your phone visible on your bike’s handlebars? Read my review of the TaoTronics Bike Phone Mount! I have been using this bike mount for a few months now, and I am very happy with it. It keeps my phone completely safe, while keeping it visible to me at all times. This makes it easy for me to remotely control my GoPro Hero 4 with my phone, but you could also use it for Strava, Wahoo, Google Maps, or any cycling app you have on your phone. This review examines the issues of keeping your phone safe, ease of installation, and ease of getting your phone on and off the mount.
Central Florida has a number of paved and well maintained bike trails. Just about every trail is 12-foot-wide asphalt, with an occasional concrete area. In this post, Guest Contributor George Felegy shares his favorite Central Florida bike trails with us, and tells us how he discovered his “happy place” on a recumbent trike!
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.
Chris Brochu of Kamloops is participating in his second Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Wheaton Precious Metals benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation on August 26-27. I interviewed Chris to learn what inspires him, and get some insider tips on how to tackle this great cycling challenge.
Do not miss this fun event in Vancouver BC! Thousands of bike riders will join HUB Cycling at the second annual Bike the Night Ride on September 16th. City streets will be opened up for a night of music, lights and decorated bikes.
When we were kids, cycling was a normal part of everyday life. We just got on our bikes and started pedaling! These days, we have to dress up as if we are about to participate in a dangerous sport. Recently we rode bikes in Paris, and it seemed to us that Parisians ride bikes just the way we did as kids – they just get on a bike and start pedaling! We would like to see an entire world in which riding a bike is as normal and casual as it was when we were kids. Let’s make cycling normal again!
Messaging within bike groups and clubs has come a long way over the last century – and now, group messaging apps offer amazing benefits at very low cost. This post describes 5 benefits of group messaging apps for cyclists.
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. Post includes 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.
Newcomers and Refugees Discover the Joy of Cycling: Vancouver’s first Bike Host program a success. A program pairing local cycle enthusiasts with newcomers in Vancouver for weekly adventures and meet-ups by bike has exceeded expectations.
Featured Fitness Posts
Watch: 3 exercises for cycling knee pain. To prevent cycling knee pain, all of the muscles that control your knees must be strong. This video shows 3 simple exercises for your knees. Doing these exercises will prevent and cure cycling knee pain.
After attending the very first New West Grand Prix, I am happy to report that the future of cycling is in good hands! I was so happy to see the energy, enthusiasm, and sheer courage of the very young cyclists in the kids and youth events (3 years old and up!) And it made me think that not only is the next generation of cycling in good hands, but also – the Circle of Life is more fun on a bike!
Cyclists should use separated bike lanes whenever possible to protect their health. Separated bike lanes are safer, and also have less pollution.
The Polar heart rate monitor is an amazing heart rate monitor/smart watch for the money. I know it will motivate me to get fitter and burn more calories.
Cycling helps you Stay Strong and Active Longer with More Muscle Stem Cells! People who exercise maintain better muscle function as they grow older.
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