Riding Along The Katy Trail - Hermann, Missouri
As you ride along the Katy Trail, you pass through a lot of small towns, big cities, and communities that are no longer…
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…
What Size Mountain Bike Do I Need?
Getting a bike that feels and rides well for your size and style of riding has several components to it, and when people…
Road Safety Tips for Cyclists
Cycle Safety on City StreetsCycling on busy streets is not for the faint hearted, and if you’re a novice cyclist,…
Cycling Training Programs
Web Based Cycling Training Programs There are a plethora of training programs available to cyclists on the internet…
Bicycle Baskets For Dogs!
Spring is here and it's time to pull your bike out of the garage and get riding! Biking is one of the few recreational…
Cycling Articles (125)
A Very Scary Incident
As a former triathlete I've trained many hours on my road racer. I ride a Giant OCR3 compact road racer. It's a great bike. The frame and fork are made of carbon fiber. I'ts much lighter than my old aluminum framed bike. I've trained with other triathletes in triathalon clinics…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Jul 02, 2011  
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A Bicycle Repair Tool Makes A Responsible Bike Ride
There is a key point that you should always remember when going on any bicycle ride, especially one of great length. Do a safety check before you go speeding down the road on a bike with loose wheels or worse..no brakes!! One should always check the tires, brakes, air pressure…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   May 04, 2011  
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Bicycle Mechanic Tools for Beginners- Which Tools Will I Need?
Maintaining your own bicycle is fun. You will learn how a bicycle works, save money on costly repairs and have fun while doing so. Many tune-ups cost over $60 and they are simple tasks that can be easily accomplished in your garage or hallway with the right tools and a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   May 04, 2011  
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Bicycle Frame Size - A Trick to Find Your Bike Frame Size
If you are looking to buy a new road or mountain bike then you should pay alot of respect to the size of the bicycle. You probably want to know how to roughly size a bicycle. Here is a good trick...A professional rule of thumb is to measure the inseam…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   May 05, 2011  
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Cycling In Hot Weather: Hydration Is Critical
I love to ride my bicycle, and have been in love with this mode of transportation since I was 6 years old. Back then, I was having some trouble learning the fine art of balance. I was afraid of the falling down and getting hurt, but I was a big…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Jun 28, 2013  
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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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Best Road Bikes for Under £1000
When purchasing a road bike many people set themselves a budget. Cycling is, at least it appears to be, an expensive hobby; many people are put off because they presume you need to fork out thousands on a carbon-fiber, lightweight machine used by professionals like Cavendish, Contador et al. However,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Sep 12, 2015  
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E - bikes Were MY Idea!
So, I woke up one morning, went to the little boys room to, well...you know, right before making myself all nice and pretty before climbing on my bike and heading to work. And then I saw it. Two teeny tiny grey hairs, one on either temple. But that wasn't the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Aug 07, 2012  
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Brooks Team Pro Saddle - Timeless Bicycle Saddle
As you probably know, there is a lot of Brooks models, from sports to classic. Now, many people don't know which to choose. Don't worry cause all of them are great and whatever you choose you will not make a mistake. But, some models will give you more satisfaction. Actually,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Mar 24, 2011  
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Be Seen at Night And Be Safe With Our Safety Reflectors
Riding a bicycle can be a lot of fun. Many people, especially in cities are now opting to use bicycles as the means of transport as opposed to cars or any other form of public transport. Riding has an advantage over other forms of transport such as reduces traffic congestion…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Dec 10, 2013  
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Bicycle Safety Checklist
Pre ride Safety CheckBefore you jump on your trusty steed and head out for a century ride, it’s a good idea to do a pre-ride bicycle safety check.In fact it’s probably better if you do it the night before your ride, just in case you need to make some mechanical…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 25, 2011  
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Take A Ride Around Dartmoor
From the Zoological Park to Castle Drogo, England’s youngest castle, there is no shortage of things to do in Dartmoor. It’s wild and dramatic scenery has inspired many tourists to venture to the south coast. What people might not know is that Dartmoor is a hugely popular hub for mountain…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Jan 23, 2013  
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2 Quick Questions Before Making Your First Bike Bell Purchase
Though the bike bell is a simple device, there are a few considerations you should keep in mind before making your first purchase. Most bike bells are returned for two reasons: they aren't loud enough or they don't fit the handlebar they are supposed to be mounted on. Here are…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   May 24, 2013  
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Cyclist ID Tags
Do you Need an ID Tag when Cycling? There’s an old saying among cyclists that goes: “ There are only two kinds of cyclists, those that have fallen off, and those that are about too” While no-one rides around thinking about accidents, the fact is accidents happen to cyclists all…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Sep 30, 2011  
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Dynamic Trio for Great Bike Tours: Virginia, Maryland, And North Carolina Shine
Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina have long traditions in bicycle touring. These Mid-Atlantic states each offer all the things a cyclists wants: attractive scenery, temperate climates, good bike routes, bountiful accommodations, and warm hospitality for visitors. There’s no wonder bike enthusiasts from all over come to enjoy riding in the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Apr 30, 2015  
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Bmx - Basic Tricks
I believe that having the freedom to ride a bike, and the feeling of enjoyment while your riding is a very beautiful thing. Weather if your riding to do tricks, riding to break a sweat, or just going on a joy ride to go to the store it's really one…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Mar 06, 2012  
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How to Cycle Faster
So You Want to Cycle Faster? Before we can learn how to cycle faster, we need to decide why do you want to cycle faster? Is it too win a sprint race? Or do you want to complete a century race in a better time than last year? Both of…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Nov 15, 2013  
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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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Fun Cycling With An Electric Assist Bicycle
By-pass gas stations and traffic jams on your electric bicycle. You can ride around traffic jams and give gas stations the cold shoulder when you ride an electric power assist bicycle to work and then pedal home for exercise. To charge an electric assist bicycle cost about ten cents. That…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 04, 2012  
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The Joy Of Flat Tires on the Katy Trail
Last fall, in my valiant effort to ride my Trek Hybrid bike across the entire span of the Katy Trail in Missouri, I had an educational epiphany. Because of family and livestock demands at home, I can never be away from home overnight. To ride the entire trail, most experts…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Jun 03, 2013  
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Winter Road Cycling Tips
Road Cycling in Winter Winter can be a cyclists least favourite time of year when conditions are not necessarily pleasant for getting out on the road, and many cyclists just don’t ride. However it doesn’t have to be that way with a bit of planning and a few tricks. Obviously…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Sep 25, 2011  
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Cycle Ride Fun Begins at Richmond VA
Fan of cycling? Let’s have fun at Richmond VA by participating in the cycling competition. It actually doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced rider or a new fan. All what matters is your enthusiasm to participate and win. Richmond has much more for cyclists like clean pavements and loop…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Feb 17, 2015  
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Training for A Cycle Tour
Cycle Tour Training So you’ve decided to do a multi day cycle tour. If you’re not used to riding reasonably long distances several days in a row, then you’ll need to do some training to make the tour enjoyable. Being totally smashed at the end of each day will make…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Nov 18, 2011  
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How to Bicycle Faster
To ride faster than you can by now, there are many factors and variables that come into play. When it comes to riding faster in this context I mainly mean flat terrain, hilly terrain and uphill. There is a some different context when you are riding downhill, but the same…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Jul 30, 2013  
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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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Motivation to Lose Weight Go Cycling
MOTIVATION Having the motivation to get on your bike and go for a ride is often difficult for someone new to bicycling, especially if losing weight is your main motivation. Sometimes getting dressed up in Lycra and getting on the bike is the last thing you want to do, especially…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 08, 2015  
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E - bikes: The Green Way to Ride
Okay, so you just got done watching a documentary on global warming or something, right? Carbon Nation or Gashole, maybe? Or maybe you were offered a delicious treat by a co-worker only to be informed after devouring it that it was a grass fed, pesticide free, organic, raw vegan, microbiotic,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Aug 09, 2012  
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Essentials for Running A Marathon
Running a marathon is no easy task. The Limassol Marathon takes place at the end of March; here are some essential pieces of equipment you may need along the way. Running trainers When training for a marathon, the most important piece of running kit is a good pair of trainers.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Feb 07, 2013  
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Get Trendy Foot Wears With Stickers
What initially started as a campaign to help saves lives has now become a trend among people of all age groups. Reflective Shoe Laces came into the market in the mid 1990’s when florescent colors were first introduced to the world of fashion. Initially people did not like to be…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Dec 10, 2013  
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Cycle Touring Tips
Tips on Cycle TouringIf you’ve never been on cycle tour, I highly recommend you do so. It is the most fun you’ll have on two wheels.You don’t need to pack your bike to the rafters with everything including the kitchen sink, as I see so many cycle tourists do.So here’s…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 26, 2011  
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Cycle Tips for Long Rides. The definition of a long rides depends on where you are at with your cycling.…
My little brother, Eric, was in a car accident when he was a teen-ager. It was a pretty bad situation…
You've decided to take the next step. You're commited to becoming more eco-friendly but you don't…
Warsaw Missouri is again the host to the Down and Dirty Bike Race. The race will be held on Sunday,…
The man has had enough! After over a decade of fighting allegations of doping and constant questions…
Ever Want an E-Bike? Forget expensive electric bicycles. We can buy bicycle engine conversion kits…

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