Gradients and cycling: an introduction theclimbingcyclist.com If you’re at all interested in cycling uphill (or even if you’re not) you would have heard people refer to a climb’s gradient (or steepness) as a percentage. A climb might have an average gradient of 3% or 5% or even 10% but just what do these numbers mean?… Continue reading How steep is that hill?
by Neil Smith, Wheels for WellbeingLike most people, I learned to cycle as a child. I think my first bike (at age 6) had ‘Gunfighter’ printed on it, and I remember my older brother telling me that it was the fastest bike in the world (Gunfighter – Westerns), which I believed and told everybody (so… Continue reading Life on three wheels
BY SELENE YEAGER AUG 6, 2018 bicycling.com Evan Hoffmeier, 29, of Sioux City, Iowa is really clear about one thing. He was not interested in riding a bike. “To be as frank as possible I did not want to buy a bike, but my wife Kelsey was adamant that she thought it could be fun.”… Continue reading HE HATED BIKING, BUT A SIMPLE MINDSET TWEAK CHANGED HIS MIND FOR GOOD
Looking for a good recumbent trike, this article will help you make your decision. Electric Spokes 2018 Looking out at the bike trails and pathways, it's becoming more common to see recumbent trikes than ever before. That's because there is a growing legion of new riders that have finally discovered the unique benefits of riding… Continue reading The 5 best American made recumbent trikes for 2018
When biking the California Coast the only way to get from LA to San Diego is thru the marine Corp base. For decades it has been allowed and accessible. But on October 1st every rider must have a pre screened biometric ID. Which means a trip to the base before attempting the pass thru. While… Continue reading Cycling thru Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton becomes almost impossible
Update on @Oregonsweed and @Stumblefoot_triker. The trek across 2600 miles is daunting for any able bodied person in their 20-40’s. But these guys are way over that. Their spirit of adventure and their strength for the challenges they face is amazing. Pedaling 40-60 miles a day, they are now over midway through Arizona. The Southern… Continue reading Biking across the USA (does an ebike count?)
So many cities are reworking their transit system and including more bike lanes in the plans. Bike advocates are out promoting their cause. I commend them. Something needs to be done. Narrow bike lanes in the gutter with dead animals and broken glass is not acceptable. Nor is having the bike lane directly against a… Continue reading The Bike Lane
Well, my little Mango colored ELF trike, "Shelby" has had grinding brakes for a short while. I kept having to adjust the tension at the handle. That should have woke me up and told me that I needed new brake pads on my ELF. But no just like so many other people I didn't bother… Continue reading When is it time for new bike brake pads?