I have an electric bike and I love it! But you need to do some careful research to make sure the one you choose will fit your needs properly. I did about 6 months of research before I bought mine. It’s a small, foldable, fat tire electric bike — the Lectric XP E-Bike. I compared it to the Rad Power E-Bike and I’m very happy with my choice. I’ve got some tips to help you choose your first electric bike. Here’s what you need to know about e-Bike tires, fat tire ebikes, electric assist, pedal assist, electric bike range, maximum speeds, eBike classes & laws regarding where you can ride an electric bike.
A Weehoo bike trailer gives your child an open-air experience while cycling. Here’s my review of the Weehoo Turbo bike trailer, the features we like best, how to install it on your bike, and how to find the best deal on a used Weehoo trailer.
I wanted to go cycling with my toddler. Working within a tight budget, here’s how I chose the best child bike seat for our needs and an affordable used bike for me. All of my best advice to start family cycling adventures together — including the bike accessories we use most and a comparison of the various ways you can bike with a toddler.
If you’re searching for a new ‘gently used’ bike, this information should help you find a bike right away, so you too can get back into cycling. Here are the 5 best places to find a free or cheap bike online AND in your local area!
See how I made a cell phone bike mount for my Android phone. You can do the same with any other smartphone as well. Then, using an app and a GPS-enabled phone, you can track just about anything you want to know about your bike rides. This DIY bike phone mount cost next to nothing!
You don’t have to be a competitive cyclist to enjoy the freedom of being on two wheels! You can ride solo, in a big group, or with your family. And ride in different areas — like in a city setting, on mountain trails, or on the road. What cycling trips are on your cycling bucket list?
To get through the race, you need not only mental toughness but a wide variety of equipment, clothing, and other essential items that might not seem obvious from the outset. Here’s the triathlon gear you’ll need, plus some training/racing tips that I’ve learned in my years as a triathlete:
All the best winter training guidelines for triathletes in search of cold weather training tips for the off-season.
See how to put on a wet suit properly. How to quickly transition from the swim to the bike. How to maximize your efforts on the bike. How to accurately track your bike speed. How to transition from the bike to the run. How to keep your energy level up on a hot day.
Here’s an overview to get you ready for the biggest cycling event of the year, with lots of fun ways to stay in the loop with all things Tour de France. Plus, interesting trivia and race facts for Tour de France spectators and fans.
If you are interested in exploring the world of endurance sports beyond or as a complement to triathlon, here are some areas worth investigating.
The Ride of Silence is an annual bike event that honors cyclists who have died in accidents with motor vehicles. It seeks to raise awareness of cyclists’ right to the road. Participants ride no faster than 12 mph for no longer than an hour, and they maintain silence as in a funeral procession.
I’ve learned firsthand that these are some simple ways to save big bucks on gear, equipment, events, and other things that triathletes typically spend a lot of money on.
What if I told you that using a power meter could help you reach the performance level you desire in half the time you would spend training without it? It’s going to cost you on the front end, but the investment may prove quite worthwhile, even more economical in the long run.
You can’t change your genetics, but you may be a candidate to significantly influence your body composition to aid your performance as a triathlete. Whatever body type you have, and whatever your body fat composition, improving your power-to-weight ratio will aid you in reaching your full potential as a triathlete.
What would it mean for you to be a peaceful triathlete? How could this help you succeed in being the best triathlete you can be? What follows are some discoveries I have made along the way, which I hope aid you in becoming a peaceful triathlete.
See how Lance Armstrong turned endurance sport training into a discipline of applied science, with emphasis on the aspects of Psychology and Nutrition.
Following are 3 unique ways that triathletes can benefit from Lance Armstrong’s personal experiences and training.
As a triathlete, there are several ways you could apply the concept of a New Year’s Resolution to your training. Following are some tips for coming up with New Year’s Resolutions that could help you to become a better triathlete.
Here are some obstacles to outdoor cycling training, as well as your best options for cycling throughout the cold winter months. Then, all the best cycling gear you’ll need for winter biking is highlighted.
Many amateur athletes don’t place a lot of value on stretching. But professional athletes sure do! And there is no sport where stretching is more important than the sport of triathlon. Triathletes with higher flexibility and elasticity in their muscles, perform more effectively and efficiently than athletes with low-elasticity muscles. Here’s how add a basic stretching plan to your training routine.
Though muscle cramps can come during the swim or bike portion, they are more common during the run since a person is more susceptible to fatigue or dehydration nearing the latter states of a triathlon. Here’s why you get muscle cramps, plus what you can do to prevent them, and ultimately treat them.
In a nutshell, a triathlon bike has incorporated changes to a typical road bike that make it lighter and more aerodynamic. You can make some of these changes to your road bike by adding aero bars and aero wheels. This may be step one as you get started in the sport of triathlon. After you move past the exploration phase and decide to continue doing triathlons, I would encourage you to purchase a triathlon-specific bike.
I have two hill-climbing strategies that get me through most every type of hill on a bike: 1. Focus on your pedaling motion, find a groove. 2. Switch gears a lot when pedaling up hills. Here’s how I switched from fearing hills to conquering them!
My best tips for new — or returning — cyclists are perfect for newbies in training, as well as those who are looking for a fun new way to get fit, and cyclists who’ve been away from the sport for awhile. Whether you’ll be doing short- or long-distance rides, if you’ll be riding on the road — rather than a bike path or offroad — then these tips will come in handy.
I used to be a long-distance cyclist. Not a great one. Nor a fast one. Just an average one — who had a ball every time my wheels were spinning. Fast-forward to today. And even though I’ve biked a bit around here since we moved to Tennessee, as I kept getting busier and busier, I kept pushing my bike farther and farther into the corner of our garage. Here’s how I got re-motivated to get back into cycling. Lots of great tips.
A day in the Tri Life consists of making mistakes — it happens when triathletes are training, as well as on the day of the big event. Mistakes are expected and natural. Here are 3 you might be able to avoid… from someone who’s been there, done that.
Times have changed. These days, ‘old timers’ over 40 are kicking butt and taking names. It’s never too late to start training for triathlons! Here are some inspirational people who’ve done it… over 40.
Triathletes are especially susceptible to injuries because triathlon training and competition pushes the human body to its limits. That’s why you should incorporate an injury prevention mentality into your training. Here are some suggestions for preventing triathlete injuries, plus some homeopathic treatments for sports injuries you can try.
Along with cycling shorts, it’s a good idea to have a couple of cycling jerseys. Other bike stuff that would be nice to have: a wireless bike computer, bike rack for your car, bike chain, bike lock, water bottles, aero bars, a bike light, a way to store your bike, an indoor trainer, and a mirror.
Cycling shoes and clipless pedals allow your feet to be secured into the pedals, so your pedaling motion can utilize both the downward push of your quads and the upward pull of your hamstring. Here is some advice for using clipless pedals for the first time.
As far as cycling gear goes, there are the Must-Haves, things that are A Good Idea, and items that Would Be Nice. The most basic necessities for all cyclists fall under the Must Have category and they are all covered here.
The longest leg in every triathlon is cycling, which means you’re going to be spending a lot of time training on a bike. Biking, compared to swimming and running, also involves the most gear. The first thing you need is a bike, and there is a LOT to consider. Do you want a road bike or a triathlon bike? What about new vs used? Here are some tips for buying your first triathlon bike.
While training for triathlons, try to be fully present in the moment and what’s going on around you. Let yourself enter into the full sensory experience of sight, smell, and sound around you. Your triathlon training will be much more enjoyable
What makes triathlons fun? Well, it’s going to sneak up on you, but one day you are going to come across someone who is right where you are right now. Suddenly, it’s going to hit you that you did make it, that you persevered through all the challenges and obstacles, you accomplished your goal, you have become a stronger person — YOU did it!
I’m not a triathlete — just a long distance cyclist who enjoys biking for the fun of it. It’s also a great way for me to stay in shape! I share my newbie biking experiences here with the aim of helping to motivate other newbies, in much the same way that I’ve been motivated through […]