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.
Asked to picture the perfect touring bike, most cyclists would imagine some variation of a sleek, wide-geared machine with lots of braze-ons for fenders, lights and racks, beautiful, immaculate paint, glistening chrome and satin alloy details.
Our friend Sara Dykman, who shared her amazing adventure of following the monarch butterfly migration by bike, has other ideas.
Her custom built bike has proven itself over tens of thousands of miles of every kind of terrain, but her long distance hauler doesn’t look anything like a state of the art touring bike. As it turns out, that’s the point…
The newest addition to the Terry bike saddle lineup brings greater comfort to underserved riders in the performance category.
We took a new approach to performance bike saddle shape to solve a persistent problem for some riders, particularly women who have evolved into more aerodynamic riding positions. With the pelvis rotated further forward there can be more pressure on soft tissue up front, so a once-comfortable bike seat doesn’t serve them so well any more.
For others, the search for a performance level bike saddle has never brought them a comfortable ride. For some women who ride competitively, or like to push their performance boundaries, the search for a lightweight, efficient, low-padding saddle has meant compromising on comfort.
We developed the Corta saddle to give those riders a new option for greater comfort on the bike with no sacrifice in cycling performance.
On my old steel mountain bike, dinged with the scars of past adventures, I loaded up all my gear and set off from the forests of central Mexico. My goal was to bike with monarchs, millions of them, from their overwintering forest to their summer range in Canada, and back again. The monarchs would fly because they were butterflies. I would bike because I was the self-proclaimed butterbiker…
Ever been chased by a dog when you cycle past its home?
Sooner or later every cyclist will encounter a dog “defending” its turf, playfully or aggressively. Either way it is an unpredictable and scary situation, and it’s best to be prepared ahead of time with some defensive strategies to prevent a dog attack, or reduce the risk of being bitten.
Here are our insider picks from the shelves at Terry – the crème de la crème of gifts for cyclists to give, to receive or to covet.
We asked the Terry team for creative cycling gift ideas, and ended up with a list of goodies sure to make almost anyone happy, cyclist or otherwise. Here’s what we plan on giving, might like to receive ourselves, or would recommend to anyone shopping for a cyclist on their list.
More and more cyclists are choosing to keep riding through the winter, thanks to better equipment, clothing, and a little know-how.
Good snow clearance on the bike lanes of cycling-friendly cities helps a lot too, but even without that you don’t have to stop racking up the miles, or take to a car, just because it turns cold.
In fact, winter riding can be really fun – there’s great satisfaction in defying the cold to enjoy the outdoors and stay fit.
On the other hand, winter brings some real hazards – some fairly obvious, some not so much – that call for a little preparation and common sense.
Here is a roundup of winter cycling tips to help you stay on two wheels, safely, through the deepest cold of the season.
For riders who like it hot, the Hotter’N Hell Hundred doesn’t disappoint! It sounds like one of the most uninviting challenges in the cycling calendar, but it seems cyclists can’t get enough punishment – this event is the biggest century ride in the U.S.! Proclaimed as the THE CENTENNIAL RIDE FROM HELL, and A TEXAS […]
We rounded up our favorite cycling gear to get you ready for Fall’s variable conditions.
Crisp air and turning leaves make for delightful cycling, but early nightfall and surprise frosts also bring challenges. Here are some top picks to prepare you for the ups and downs of the season…
Terry customer Debra Hoover, and her husband, Charlie, recently completed a week’s tour through some of Maine’s most interesting cycling country. The BikeMaine event is now an early Fall tradition, each year exploring a different part of a state with very diverse regions. This year the tour centered on Maine’s mid-coast region, with a loop encompassing the valley where the state’s organic farming tradition took root, and plenty of picturesque Down-East coastal villages. As Debra put it, “We had a great trip, but who knew the mid-coast could have soooo many hills…