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tips, reviews, and commentary for cycling and triathlon

When & Where to Watch ESPN’s Slaying the Badger

In a cycling world where helmets were never normal, but down tube shifters were, Greg Lemond became the very first American to win The Tour de France. Add to this fact that he did so without much help from his… Continue Reading →

10 Reasons Why The Tour de France is Lame

Don’t get me wrong, I love Le Tour de France. There’s nothing quite like the crazy speeds, expensive gear riders often just toss by the side of the road, and carnage on the mountains. While I suffer from Tour de France… Continue Reading →

Essential Oils for Cyclists & Triathletes

Recently, a friend of mine (yes, that’s her info on the poster above–had to give her a shout-out!) started getting into the whole essential oils thing. Although at first my endurance-athlete centered brain dismissed her claims of better sleep through Lavender… Continue Reading →

Best Sunscreens for Cyclists and Triathletes

Although the best sunscreen for cyclists is to leave no skin exposed, let’s face it–as cyclists, we love to show off our hours in the saddle with deep tan lines. Riding with arm and leg “sun skins” (like the ones below)… Continue Reading →

How to Use Glue Less Patch Kits

So there’s a lot of sentiment out there that might tell you that glue less patch kits are merely for temporary flat repair–good for a few miles, but ready to go flat again at any moment. Well I’m here to… Continue Reading →

How to Race Road Bikes – Tips for New Racers

What could be better than redlining in the middle of a peloton for a few hours and then digging deeper to sprint toward glory at the end of the day? But you can’t reach the top step of that podium… Continue Reading →

Chris Froome’s Best Tips for Climbing

Reigning Tour de France champ, Chris Froome knows a thing or two about climbing. Now he’s passing on that knowledge to cyclists around the world in his latest interview. Even though Team Sky has had a bit of bad press… Continue Reading →

Look Like a Pro – Tips for New Cyclists

So you’ve got your new bike all shined up, your spiffy new lycra cycling kit on, and your adrenaline urging you to get out on the road. But do you also have that small twinge of fear that you look… Continue Reading →

Why Voler’s Black Label Cycling Kit Lives up to the Hype

Voler’s New Black Label Cycling Kit Reviewed Before they started producing the Black Label kit, the folks at Voler must have secretly infiltrated the Batcave’s closet because the Black Label is definitely Batman’s go-to kit when he kills double centuries…. Continue Reading →

Why Every Cyclist Should Build a Beater Bike – Especially Bike Snobs

A commuter bike, beater bike, single speed, hipster fixie–in reality, a cheap build. I scoffed. Yes, I scoffed, at my husband when he suggested we build bikes for commuting around town. What did I need with a lousy 70s bike… Continue Reading →

Voler Bibs/Shorts & Chrono SLM – My Top 5 Favorites: Cycling & Triathlon Gear

  There’s nothing like cycling. It’s about freedom to ride. It’s about passion for hammering the miles away. It’s about blasting through the pain for a new personal best. It’s about the unrivaled joy of buying stuff. OK, just kidding…. Continue Reading →

ICEdot Crash Sensor – My Top 5 Favorites: Cycling & Triathlon Gear

  There’s nothing like cycling. It’s about freedom to ride. It’s about passion for hammering the miles away. It’s about blasting through the pain for a new personal best. It’s about the unrivaled joy of buying stuff. OK, just kidding…. Continue Reading →

Elite Custom Bottle Cages – My Top 5 Favorites: Cycling & Triathlon Gear

There’s nothing like cycling. It’s about freedom to ride. It’s about passion for hammering the miles away. It’s about blasting through the pain for a new personal best. It’s about the unrivaled joy of buying stuff. OK, just kidding. But… Continue Reading →

Lizard Skins Bar Tape – My Top 5 Favorites: Cycling & Triathlon Gear

There’s nothing like cycling. It’s about freedom to ride. It’s about passion for hammering the miles away. It’s about blasting through the pain for a new personal best. It’s about the unrivaled joy of buying stuff. OK, just kidding. But… Continue Reading →

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