Author Archive for Bike Sport

Riding in Wet Weather – How to Improve Safety

Five Tips – Riding & Equipment… Riding in the wet can be a mixed experience. If you’ve got the right equipment and riding skill, it can (sometimes) be more fun than a dry ride. However, if you’re unprepared, under skilled, and a long way from home, it can soon turn to hell. You’ll wish you […]

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Group Riding Advice

How to “Hang in There” on Group Rides 9 TIPS TO GET YOU THERE A major activity of any cyclist, cycling club, racing, or touring, is the group ride. As a result, it’s important to know how to “hang in there” on a given ride and make yourself welcome on the next one. Success is […]

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Five Tips for your Best Sprint

Adjust Your Position to Fine Tune that Sprint! Here are Five Important Body Positions for Proper Sprinting… 1. Hands in Drops Placing your hands on the drops instead of on the hoods will give you more traction and leverage to throw the bike during your sprint. 2. Out of Saddle Standing up and getting out […]

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DIY Get Your Bike Ready Checklist [FREE DOWNLOAD]

7 Tip Checklist from BikeSport – good for anytime! Wash off dust and grime that accumulates over time with low water pressure from a hose. (High-pressure sprayers can force water where it shouldn’t go) Check the shifting and braking during test ride. Shifting should be smooth; Chain noise should be minimal. Braking should be reliable, […]

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How to Fix a Flat Tire [Video]

Never changed a flat on your bike or need a refresher course? Well, here is our “how-to” video on how to fix a flat tire. CLICK VIDEO TO PLAY. Feel free to share!   If there is a particular how-to you’d like to see, send us a note and we will consider it. We hope […]

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Cycling Lingo A to Z

What’s the hardest thing about riding a bike? Talking about it! If you can’t tell a sprocket from a Schrader or refer to every random bike part as a whatchamacallit, then it’s time for a quick lesson in cycling lingo. Enjoy! The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Cycling Lingo aero – Short for aerodynamic, […]

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Tips for Hydration when Riding in Hot Weather

Bike Riding in the Heat Consuming the right amount of water and electrolytes is one of the keys to healthy comfortable riding during hot weather. How much water should I drink when riding my bike? Follow these tips to stay hydrated: Drink fluids before, during and after your rides. Before, so you start properly hydrated. During, […]

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Learn the Secrets to BEST Tire Pressure

Optimizing Your Tire Pressure for Your Weight This is the best article we have found suggesting proper tire inflation for a bicycle and the reasons behind it. While this article was published in 2006, many other studies have been published in the meantime by Continental Tires and others, validating this information. Most recently, Lennard Zinn, […]

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Paceline Types, Safety Practices and Paceline Etiquette

Cycling Paceline Etiquette Pacelines are a great way to ride efficiently within a group of cyclists. Unfortunately, many cyclists do not know or understand the [unwritten] rules of riding in a paceline – speed, where to ride, signaling and distance to name a few. For most cyclists, a group ride is a fairly informal event […]

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Local Riding Scene

Local Riding Groups, Teams, and Trails There are many places to ride and include the local trail system and participating in groups and clubs. What could be better than riding with friends?  That is typically, the best way to learn new skills and of course, the camaraderie always enhances your riding. Here is the short […]

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