When times are tough, cycling helps us get through. Here’s how some of our inspiring Terry Ambassadors adapted to stay in the saddle during lockdowns and beyond. Quite a few of our Ambassadors lead classes or groups of cyclists, and faced some serious changes when the pandemic forced lockdowns across the country in early 2020. […]
So what is compression in bike clothing, and how does it help me? All close fitting bike shorts feature some amount of compression. Here’s how to decide how much compression is right for you, and how to work with that to get the best fit… What are compression shorts, and how do they work? The […]
Setting out to offer the best women’s bike shorts means offering a lot of different choices, all of which are the best in different ways. Here are highlights of our line up for 2021, and the details you need to choose the right pair for you.
Peloton bikes and stationary trainers are more popular than ever, but they don’t always come equipped for your best comfort out of the box. Check out these tips and tricks to help you ride happily and pain free for the long haul…
Temperatures are plummeting but we plan to keep riding, so it’s time to pick out our best winter cycling gear! As someone hardy around here said, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad outfits!” With the right winter cycling clothes in your wardrobe, and appropriate equipment, you can keep riding all year round, even when temperatures drop toward zero. Sure, it does […]
There’s a lot to consider on the quest for the best winter cycling gloves, so we’re breaking it down for you. Here’s a guide to what to look for, and highlights from the Terry collection to keep your hands toasty for many winter miles to come. How to choose the best winter gloves for […]
The 2020 Tour de France is under way!
Even the start of this year’s race is an almost unexpected triumph. For a long time it wasn’t certain le Tour would be staged at all in 2020, and the race was still in doubt right up to the start.
The route promises an exciting mix of mass sprint finishes, days made for puncheurs who can climb multiple smaller hills then smash out a strong sprint, and showcases for pure climbers who can leave rivals behind on grueling ascents. The racing is expected to be faster and even more intense than usual, because of the very limited race calendar. In a typical year the teams would already have been battling it out for several months of stage races, one day classics, and the earlier grand tour, the Giro d’Italia. This year, legs are far fresher.
This may be one of the toughest Tour de France routes yet, according to riders who have reconnoitered it. From the spectator’s perspective, this is a Tour where the possibilities for advantages to be won and lost emerge early, and do not let up until the peloton arrives in Paris. It could be anyone’s race, and will be a nail biter to watch.
Summer’s coming on fast, time for cyclists to think about sun protection. Don’t grab the lotion just yet though – there are even better options for cyclists to protect themselves from the sun… I shudder to think of the sunburns I collected over long days of summer cycling, well before the link between UV exposure […]
Cycling is booming again, with a new set of circumstances that make cycling an obvious great answer to urgent problems, and a fun, wholly beneficial thing to do. This time people are pulling neglected bikes out for the first time in years, even decades, and emptying the racks in bike shops, all because of COVID-19. Cycling is a great alternative to crowded public transportation, gives people more space than busy sidewalks, and lets cabin-fevered people escape from isolation to get healthful exercise.
It seems more people are cycling now than ever before. If that’s you, welcome! We’re glad you’re here! Here are some resources to help you find your way as a newcomer to cycling…
Happy Mother’s Day to all our Terry Moms – even on lockdown! The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives in so many ways, but Mother’s Day 2020 brings a poignant new twist – this is the first time there’s no possibility of booking a table for Mother’s Day brunch, and for many of us, no […]
An essential component of any cycling kit, gloves can play a key role in your comfort and therefore enjoyment of the ride. As Spring begins to bloom and the wheels are ready to roll once again (yes, I admit, I am a fine weather cyclist and let the skis navigate the snow), my go-to glove is the Full Finger WINDSTOPPER® Glove. It provides enough warmth and keeps the wind out, just as the name says, while the gel padding works to diffuse road shock. However, I recently learned something new about my go-to gloves – they make great lawn and garden gloves, too!
The last few weeks in lock-down mode have been filled with troubling news, inconvenience, or much worse. In spite of everything, we feel there’s a lot to be grateful for. We cyclists have the additional gift of a favorite activity that lets us enjoy newly empty roads as we restore our balance.
Even so, we are dealing with extraordinary times with a lot of uncertainty. It’s a time for extra TLC, for those around you and especially for yourself. Here are some resources and tips we have gathered as we have worked on getting ourselves and our families through the Coronavirus crisis in good health.
We’re all glued to the news, and naturally, we take special notice of stories from the world of cycling. Cancelations, restrictions, postponements are happening all over, but thankfully there are some brighter moments too. All in all, it’s still a good time be grateful for the healthful freedom cycling brings us, however we manage to enjoy it…
With social distancing becoming the norm across the country, the likelihood of shelter-in-place requirements becoming more widespread, and self-isolation as a way to protect our families and communities, we’re asking what’s safe and best to do?
We may be a little biased toward riding outdoors, but quite a few of the Terry team actually do enjoy indoor cycling in the winter months, or as a convenient way to work out year round. Now that we’re facing increasing restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, indoor cycling at home is an especially important option. We will ride outside as long as we can, but should the situation change we plan to be ready to keep riding indoors with a good indoor cycling set up. We put our heads together to come up with some suggestions for setting up your own personal spin studio, and tips on staying motivated for indoor cycling during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Terry friend, Caroline Mangione, escaped the frozen north for an exotic cycling adventure, riding and island-hopping up the entire Thai peninsula. She discovered many delights and charms away from the usual tourist hot spots, and found some surprisingly steep hills along the way. She also took some Terry cycling gear with her and put it to the test. Let’s enjoy a vicarious bike vacation as Caroline shares her adventures cycling in Thailand…
Fat Biking in February – a Perfect Antidote to Cabin Fever
Terry customer service heros, Cam and Lisa, gave fat biking a try for some winter cycling fun, and found out why people love fat bikes so much. This activity could be both the most fun you can have on a bike AND the most fun you can have in the snow.
Everything you wanted to know about winter cycling gear, and maybe some things you didn’t know you needed to know!
What do I wear for cycling in winter?
Part of the answer to this frequently asked question depends on what type of riding you will do. If you are commuting to work for as much of the winter as you can, you will probably choose some different pieces than someone who is riding competitively or training through the cold months. That said, the principles are the same…
Some of cycling’s best stories are hidden or forgotten.
We’ve come across some good reading material lately, it being too cold and icy to ride so much and all. These four books reveal cycling personalities and events kept secret or left in the dark for too long…
Here at Terry headquarters in Vermont we brace ourselves every fall 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.
Do you have goals for cycling in 2020 – New Year resolutions to ride more, ride better, or go new places?
We do too, but rather than focus on the resolutions themselves we thought we’d gather highlights of the last decade of cycling tips and wisdom from our wonderful cycling community, and offer them as a resource to help you achieve your cycling goals, and keep your cycling resolutions, through this New Year and all the way through the new decade.