Mike Dowsing (Street Articles Author)
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Mike has a background in the printing industry, and has only recently tried his hand at internet marketing, specifically around his passion of cycling. Having written nothing larger than a cheque since high school, he is finding article writing challenging but rewarding.

Cycling Training Program Tips
Tips on Choosing a Cycling Training Program. If you’re going to enter into any form of cycle training, then the first thing to do is to be clear about your objectives. Think about what you really want from a cycle training program. Are you interested in racing? Or do you…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 16, 2011  
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Road Cycle Touring
Cycle Touring the Easy Way I daresay you’ve all seen those cycle tourists, riding their mountain bikes laden down with pannier bags front and rear, struggling along on big fat knobbly tires. Well it doesn’t have to be that way. As long as you’re within a days ride of civilization,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 13, 2011  
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Road Bike Climbing
Hill Climbing Tips. Hill climbing for most beginner cyclists is probably the most daunting aspect of the sport, and I know many new cyclists plan their rides around avoiding hills. This is fine when you first start out, it fact it’s eminently sensible. But to be an all-round cyclist you…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 12, 2011  
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Road Cycling In Winter
My Number One Winter Cycling Tip. When winter arrives, the first you must do is to pack away anything white. White clothing is a nightmare in winter, especially socks which bear the brunt of wet oily road grime, and after a wet winter ride never quite look the same. White…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 12, 2011  
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Cycling Tips for Beginners
My 10 Basic Cycling Tips for Beginners 1. Depending on your age and physical condition, it may be wise to check with your doctor before you start an exercise regime. 2. Get the right bike for the riding you plan to do. If you're only going to ride to work,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 11, 2011  
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Home Cycle Trainer
Indoor Cycle Trainers. So it’s winter, its cold, wet and windy, and you just don’t want to go for a cycle ride. Then it might be a good idea to drag out the home cycle trainer and do a routine in the comfort of your spare room or garage. This…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 10, 2011  
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How to Patch A Bicycle Tube
Patch that Tube, or Throw Away?   There’s two schools of thought on this one, those that say if a tube is holed throw it away, or those that say patch it, patch it and patch it again. First lets discuss how to patch a holed tube. If you’re out…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 10, 2011  
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Long Distance Cycle Rides
Cycle Tips for Long Rides. The definition of a long rides depends on where you are at with your cycling. For some it will be 100kms (62mls) for others, 200kms (125mls) would be a challenge. These rides could take anywhere from between 4 to 8 hours depending on the terrain,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 09, 2011  
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Night Cycling
Cycling at Night Cycling at night is one of those things I do only if I have too. Training in the early mornings, means my weekday rides nearly always start with a period when I’m riding in the dark. Riding in the dark does have its own hazards for cyclists.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 08, 2011  
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Planning A Cycle Tour
What is Road Cycle Touring?  In its purest form it is a multi day ride where the rider/riders are completely self-sufficient, taking everything they need on the bike. i.e. no support vehicle. Daily distances should be challenging, with the emphasis on enjoying the scenery and not on speed. It is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 06, 2011  
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