HOW TO BIKE WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND…

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…and your dog. On March 5th, a puppy named Bowin came into my life. My sincere belief was that she would have no effect on my biking habits. As a surprise to no one, I was quite wrong. We had big dreams of a well trained dog, running alongside us as we would ride gracefully down the […]

CYCLISTS’ GUIDE: BALANCED SNACKING.

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Getting plenty of fuel is the best route to a successful ride. Whether you’re riding on the road, mountain, gravel or bike packing, here are a few of our favorite ride snacks to munch along the way. Grab and Go All the benefit of a gel shot in a much more appealing package. These bloks […]

WINTER GEAR GUIDE.

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What to wear and when to wear it. One thing that you will hear often in life, and more often in the world of cycling, bodies are different. This is especially true when discussing winter weather gear because everyone has different comfort levels when it comes to freezing temperatures. These recommendations are coming from my experience, commuting […]

HOW TO COMMUTE DURING THE DEEP FREEZE.

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There’s cold, and then there’s winter bike commuting.    Coming from Montana, I thought I could handle any weather that Vermont blew my way – but when wind chill kicked the temperature down to almost 40 below zero last year, I was a bit out of my element. When you commute during this cripplingly cold season, […]

ASK A TOUR LEADER: CORE TRAINING FOR CYCLISTS.

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  It’s hard not to have heard about core training. But what is it and how exactly does it benefit cyclists? Our core is not what we typically think of – it’s not just your abdominal muscles or having a flat stomach. Your core is a group of muscles that form a band around your […]

LET’S GET COMFORTABLE.

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My Journey to Saddle Comfort.   I can vividly remember my very first rides in 1999.  I had signed up to train and ride 100 miles in Lake Tahoe, and my saddle pain seemed insurmountable. Finally, I looked at my coach and said, “I can’t do this, the pain is too intense.” He looked back at me […]

ARE YOUR RESOLUTIONS ON CLEARANCE YET?

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TURNING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FROM FICTION TO NONFICTION. As I walked into a major book retailer, I was assaulted with reminders that it was the end of December, which means resolution time, and that our new year’s resolutions often “go on sale or clearance”. Books titled Rid Yourself of Doubt, or Should You?”, “Tremble Your […]