In this post we offer seven useful tips for cycling safely on rough roads. Most of them are quite simple, but together they are surprisingly effective.
This post is about how to modify your bike to cycle if you have are having pain caused by thumb arthritis. Many cyclists eventually develop a common type of thumb arthritis, called CMC (carpometacarpal) arthritis. Since getting my diagnosis, I have modified my bike to make it easier to cycle without pain. This post describes the cheap changes I made to modify my bike. The post contains several ideas for you to make to modify your bike to cycle more comfortably with thumb arthritis.
Wearable technology has become increasingly popular among cyclists, as it provides us with an array of features to help make our rides more enjoyable and safer. However, one of the main issues that people face when using these devices is comfort – as they can often feel bulky and uncomfortable while cycling. After all, every […]
Many people now embrace long bike rides as an adventure. This post offers 7 tips on how to prepare yourself for a long bicycle ride.
This post is about the problems that women cyclists sometimes experience with our “lady parts,” due to saddle soreness. It includes an explanation of what causes the problems; descriptions of the various problems; advice on how to treat them and when to seek medical help; and advice on how to avoid all of these problems in the first place. The issues I have focused on are vaginitis (yeast infections); urinary tract infections; saddle soreness (includes chafing, folliculitis, saddle sores, and boils); genital numbness; and labial hypertrophy (swollen labia).
In this post plus video we share our top 10 tips on how to avoid a sore butt when cycling. Saddle soreness can be excruciating. And long-term problems can arise if you are not careful to avoid excessive pressure on the nerves in your most sensitive areas. These tips will help you avoid getting a sore butt when you ride your bike.
The easiest way to make sure your kids get enough exercise is to help your kids to walk or bike to school. This post provides advice and tips on how to help your kids start to bike to school safely.
Here’s a cheap, elegant, and easy solution to the problem of how to carry a water bottle on any bike. Are you having a problem figuring out how to carry a water bottle on your bike? This problem is caused by the geometry of certain bikes, for example, ebikes. Unusual frames, or the need to accommodate a motor and a battery, often mean there is no space left for a water bottle cage. We have a solution for you.
Here’s a great post, with a video, about how to fix a flat bike tire, with very few tools. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to fix a flat bike tire, this post plus video should make it a snap.
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.
This post has an in-depth comparison of using a smart phone vs. using a bike computer to record bike rides. Compare the pros and cons, so you can decide for yourself which will work better for you.
Do you really need a cycling jersey? Good cycling jerseys vary in price from around $40 to around $180, 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. This post includes lots of technical details about cycling jerseys, plus advice on what kind of cycling jersey would work best for you, how to care for your cycling jersey, and a comparison of 7 of the best cycling jerseys.
A great bike light is essential for cycling – both for seeing, and for being seen. But with so many great bike lights on the market, how do you choose the best one? Read this post to find out exactly how to choose the best bike light for bike commuting.
Do you really need bicycle insurance? If you have a bike and you like to cycle, the answer is yes, you do need bicycle insurance. It’s a common misconception that home or contents insurance will cover all bases when it comes to your beloved bike. But, in reality, most home and contents insurance policies are […]
This post offers three useful tips for cyclists on how to maintain healthy feet and prevent or cure plantar fasciitis. Anyone who cycles or runs regularly may develop pain or injuries. One of the worst is plantar fasciitis, which can cause enough pain to stop you cycling and running, and interfere with all of your daily activities. Follow these three effective tips to ensure this does not happen to you! Plus! We include a case study of how Maggie cured a tough case of plantar fasciitis.
A great feature on the Strava cycling app is the ability to create your own custom cycling routes. This post is about how to create a route on Strava, and then how to follow your custom cycling route on your Smart phone or Garmin Edge bike computer.
Here are my top ten tips to keep your bike from being stolen, because nobody wants the trauma of losing their beloved bike. Follow these tips to keep your beloved bike safe!
Bike theft in Vancouver is often carried out by organized crime rings. As a result, Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers recently (22 June) called for tips to help defeat these crime rings. This post includes two tips for you to help end organized bike theft crime, and also protect your own bike.
Since early on 23 July, Garmin Connect has been down. This post explains how to continue to upload your bike rides to Strava while Garmin Connect is not working.
This is a complete guide to how to buy and sell bikes on Craigslist, or any other online market place. Whether you are looking to buy a bike at a bargain price, or trying to sell your own bike for a fair price, this post has all the information you need. This post includes a video showing you how to check a used bike, a list of reputable bike brands, and a Contents List to help you find the information you need. We hope this huge post will help you to buy a bargain priced bike online, or help you to sell your own bike for a fair price that makes you happy.