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…
Road Cycling In the Rain
Tips on Cycling in the Rain. Why would you road cycle in the rain? Well some people have no choice, if the bike is…
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…
The Bike Bell - Fun And Functional
Within 60 years of the first bicycle patent, the bicycle bell was also patented. Since 1877 the simple bike bell has…
Electric Bike Recommendations
Electric bikes. Things to look for. With the surge in electric bike or E-Bike sales in recent years the variety and…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Road Cyclists And Shaved Legs
Why do Cyclists Shave their Legs? One of the most common questions I get asked from non-cyclists, is why do road cyclists shave their legs? Normally said in a way that makes it obvious they are wondering about my sexual preferences. I usually mumble something about how it helps healing…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Oct 02, 2011  
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Get Your Ride On: Virginia is Bike Route Paradise
The Commonwealth of Virginia is a mid-Atlantic state that offers an abundance of cycling opportunities for riders of all types. Virginia’s geography spans from the Atlantic Ocean well into the Blue Ridge Mountains offering beautiful terrain of many various types. Virginia cycling routes and their endless beauty and varying terrain…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   May 04, 2015  
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Invest In A Bike, Good for the Body, Balm for the Soul
One of the things I like about cycling is the equitable character of the activity. Huge disparities of wealth are less obvious amongst cyclists than in many other walks of life. Of course a serious cyclist may well ride a machine many others couldn’t afford but unless he operates as…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Feb 28, 2012  
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Down And Dirty Bike Race
Warsaw Missouri is again the host to the Down and Dirty Bike Race. The race will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the new mountain bike course just east of the Truman Lake Dam. There will be plenty of signs in case you don't know where the park…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Jun 07, 2013  
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Road ID Band
Would you rather wear a stylish Road ID Band when cycling, or risk being involved in a serious accident and have first responder's not know anything about you? Neither your name nor medical information. Having crucial medical information available on your Road ID Band can prevent serious delays in treatment…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Nov 19, 2013  
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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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Great Incintinve To Ride Electric Bike
Have you ever wanted to ride an electric bike? Ever want to own your very own? Well now is the best time ever! There are government incentives to purchase alternative fuel vehicles, prices of EV's are becoming more competitive every day, and one of the leading electric bike conversion kit…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Sep 06, 2012  
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Are You Asking Yourself What Size Bike Frame Do I Need?
Are you looking at buying new bike but you are not sure what frame size? If you do, keep reading. First of all bikes are differently sized. If you are not too tall or too short you will probably need medium size frame. Every person is different and you should…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Cycling   Mar 16, 2011  
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You've decided to take the next step. You're commited to becoming more eco-friendly but you don't…
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