20 April, 2017

Look Like a Pro – Tips for New Cyclists

10 June, 2014 Bek

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 like a rookie bike rider? Relax! Don’t let lycra-clad days […]

Free a Stripped Screw from Your Bike Frame – Tested Tips!

24 July, 2013 Bek

Last weekend, I planned log some serious miles, and break out from my squeeze-in-a-short weekday rides or (let’s face it) super quick trainer workouts. Geared up in a brand new kit, I slung a with a musette over one shoulder holding a matching kit (nicknamed “Ninja Lycra” by the way, […]

Swim Longer, Faster, and Calmer with Distances & Breathing Drills

11 July, 2013 Bek

I’ll tell you a slight secret–I’m rather prone to panic attacks, and there’s something about swimming that can trigger panic like nobody’s darn business. When I first started triathlon, I struggled to swim any real distance without popping out of the water like a sputtering whale. I would swim 50 […]

Tips for Choosing the Right Bike Saddle

2 May, 2013 Bek

Trying to find the perfect saddle that’s both comfortable and stylish? Try sifting through online reviews or eyeing the display walls at your LBS, and you’ll probably just find a saddle that looks like what you want. Pop it on your bike, though, and that’s it–it’s not returnable. Because you […]

A Quick & Cheap Garmin Cadence Magnet Replacement

29 April, 2013 Bek

You’re speeding along enjoying a nicely paced training ride, when suddenly you realize your Garmin is no longer picking up your cadence. If you’re like me, several miles may have passed in blissful whistling before you notice that the sensor magnet on the crank arm has fallen completely off. Vowing […]

Catching on to Carbon Recycling

22 April, 2013 Bek

Looking at my almost new, shiny, beautiful, technologically up-to-date carbon fiber bicycle, I can’t quite imagine driving to a landfill and tossing it onto a pile of old mattresses, plastic bags, and water bottles. Especially since I look at my bike and think of all the CO2 I’m saving the […]

Climbing Tips to Keep You Riding

10 April, 2013 Bek

If you’re like me, climbing is just something you have to deal with in order to get to that next stretch of flat road. If riding up hills isn’t your strong point, don’t stress. There are plenty of pro sprinters who get dropped from the peloton when the going gets […]

Why You Should Eat Pizza Before Your Next Swim

5 April, 2013 Bek

You’ve got an hour or two before your swim workout, and you need to get fueled up properly for all those meters you’ll face. Naturally you grab a nice, healthy salad with plenty of veggies, right? Nope! What you should reach for is that greasy, cheesy pizza that smells so […]

Bike Stand on the Go – Roadside Shifting Adjustments

31 March, 2013 Bek

So you’re riding along the road, and your rear derailleur starts to click. What do you do? Pull over and flip your expensive carbon bike upside down? Do that and risk throwing off your shifting for good, scratching your saddle, or ruining your shifters altogether. So, how in the heck […]

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