If you ride in urban areas you already know about the number one threat to cyclists on city streets – dooring: the all too common collision when a driver opens their door without looking, into the path of a cyclist. The Dutch Reach is a simple solution that has proven very effective in places where it is used. As cyclists we can start using the Dutch Reach immediately, and teach it to all the drivers we know.
Here at Terry headquarters in Vermont we are bracing for the cold, cold weather to come, knowing that in a few short weeks only the very hardiest among us will still be cycling outdoors. That’s where indoor cycling comes in – perfect for staying in shape during the off-season, enjoying the physical and mental benefits of cycling without having to deal with winter roads and freezing temps.
Naturally, we have plenty of Terry pieces among our favorite indoor cycling clothes. If you are looking to add spinning or indoor cycling to your own workout program, here are some great tips and recommendations to help you get started.
Not many extreme performance records are held by women, but as of Sept 16, 2018, the unofficial title of world’s fastest cyclist belongs to a woman – 45 year old mom of three, Denise Mueller-Koronek. She went for a bike ride in Utah, and topped out around the take-off speed of a Boeing 747 – setting the Paced Bicycle Land Speed Record at 183.9 mph.
It was no ordinary ride, as you might imagine, and Mueller-Koronek joined a very exclusive club with this feat. Since “Mile-a-Minute Murphy” set the bar at 60 mph in 1899, riding behind a locomotive, only 11 people have set new marks for the record. That hints at the difficulties involved: not only the physical effort required, but the organization and infrastructure needed to prepare and stage an attempt.
Bicycling Magazine ran a round up of the best in shorts for every type of rider, and featured – ahem – us! For “The Best Cycling Shorts for Every Type of Rider” the Editors say they “tested everything from thermal bibs to ultra-thin summer kit to find your next favorite pair of cycling shorts”. We’re delighted that our Bella Short made their list of the best choices in women’s bike shorts.
It’s amazing to see how many variations are possible on the basic form of the bicycle. The Velocipedia project sets the bar for inventive interpretation of the humble bike impossibly high, with the emphasis on “impossibly”. It’s an amusing idea, a very impressive labor of love, and the results are delightful…
Terry Bike Gear can be surprisingly suited to life beyond cycling – Many of us enjoy exercise beyond the bike, and whether we’re going from yoga to the gym, running races or running errands, our Terry bike gear goes with us. It turns out that clothing designed to be comfortable, functional and flattering for cycling can be all those things for other activities too. Versatility is built in. It makes sense – fabric that feels good, wicks well, and keeps the sun off when you’re on a bike, performs just the same anywhere else.
Is LeBron James Now the World’s Most Famous Cyclist? No, no, I hear you saying – LeBron is the world’s most famous basketball player! Then you haven’t seen the media coverage of LeBron James’ cycling exploits… Yep, he’s also a dyed-in-the-wool, raised-from-a-pup cyclist. Sure enough, he grew up riding all over Akron, Ohio, with his buddies, on a series of everyday bikes that gave him the taste of freedom and possibility we all know as cyclists.
The Lanterne Rouge – the race to be last in the Tour de France. It would seem like a dubious honor at best, maybe even a mark of failure, but for some the Lanterne Rouge has been the most coveted prize of the Tour de France after the celebrated jerseys… Named for the red light […]
Whatever happened to the Women’s Tour de France? When National Public Radio runs a story about the Tour de France it’s unusual enough to make us perk up our ears, and appreciate the exposure for our sport. When the coverage is focused on a group pushing for a women’s Tour de France, we really pay […]
The 2018 Tour de France heads into Paris today – July 29th, and if there are no last moment disasters Geraint Thomas will keep his yellow jersey and enter the history books as winner of the 2018 Tour de France. He scored a few other notable achievements in this Tour: the only rider ever to […]