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Guest Post: Top Apps in 2012 for Cyclists by KovasP Posted Mon 20 Feb 2012 6:59am Did the chain fall off your bike? Are you looking to find like-minded cyclists to ride with?  There's an app for that? Or do you want to map your cycling routes so that you can find them next time? Of course, you do! The good news is that there’s an app for that and tons of other cycling-related information, techniques, and tools, ... Read on »
Two New Members of The Ring 'The Bolus Team by Wingman Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 6:42pm I'm continually amazed by how tight knit and supportive the triathlon community is. Each person I meet who is involved in endurance sports has been more supportive of my goals than the last. Two individuals who are proving unbelievably helpful in my Ironman goals are Brian Shea of Personal Best Nutrition and Cliff Scherb of TriStar Athletes . ... Read on »
I Got Me Some Help! by Dave Elliott Posted Mon 23 Jun 2008 12:00am This blog thing is working out for me. Let me explain. I occasionally peruse other ultramarathoner's blogs and read about their training and race reports. I glean what ever information I can to implement into my training for The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler. It had come quite apparent that the details and logistics are a bit more comp ... Read on »
Protect your bike from theft by pauldorn Patient Expert Posted Mon 23 Feb 2009 10:43pm From the Sacramento Bee, 02.20.09 : Bike theft is a common crime--no happy ending in most cases Hey, what about my bike? That's what lots of local cyclists have been saying this week as police worked to crack the Lance Armstrong $10,000-plus bike theft case. Each year, several thousand bicycles are stolen in the region--and few result in ... Read on »
Killer Bike Style: Cycle to Work And Look Fab Doing It by Starre V. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Aug 2013 10:29am There’s something fascinating about the seemingly carefree ladies who can be seen zipping up and down city streets on bicycles wearing dresses and heels. Isn’t that kind of… dangerous? Inexperienced riders and those who take cycling very seriously might both imagine fancy shoes slipping off the pedals, and skirts flying up in the wind. B ... Read on »
The Bike. by Krista L. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Aug 2011 1:56pm This past week (or month really) has really been "all about the bike." Finding the bike, that is. Frustrated beyond belief at finding something that would work for me in a 700cc wheel I was about to throw in the towel. Ok, not really but I certainly had a few temper tantrums. After my phone conversation with the bike guru (where I said ... Read on »
Mountain Biking Is Dominated By These Major Categories: by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Mar 2009 3:18pm Cross-Country (XC) is the most popular form of mountain biking, and the standard for most riders. It generally means riding point-to-point or in a loop including climbs and descents on a variety of terrain. A typical XC bike weighs around 25-30 lbs, and has 0-4 inches of suspension travel front and sometimes rear. Some XC riders aspire to XC raci ... Read on »
Neck and Back Pain| Cycling by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Sep 2008 10:17am 30-70% of cyclists suffer from cervical, dorsal, or lumbar backpain.  There is a tendency towards hyperextension of the pelvic/spine angle which resulted in an increase in tensile forces at the sacral promontory. These forces can easily be reduced by appropriate adjustment of the seat angle–that is, by creating an anterior inclining angle. The in ... Read on »
Austin Bike Culture Calendar Events: 2/17- 2/23/11 by Marcus S. Posted Thu 17 Feb 2011 9:00am After a bout of real winter weather, Austin is back to what we expect: sunny and in the 60s and 70s. It’s going to be a great weekend to ride! Here’s a quick run down of recommended events for the coming week from our comprehensive calendar of all cycling events . Thanks to Jason at ATXBS for letting us know about some events we coul ... Read on »
Fitness Friday – Building Your Own Spin Workout by Susan Posted Fri 14 Jan 2011 10:51pm Happy Fitness Friday Friends! This week’s topic comes from my old friend Matty Danger (hi!) who asked how to get in a good spinning workout without the class. These tips are best used on a spin bike or indoor trainer. I’m going to go over some of the “moves” you can do on the spin bike, then ways to put them together. I’m assuming those of ... Read on »