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When you like bikes more than your teens do

Steve and I really, really, really like bikes. We ride them and occasionally race them. We take them on day trips, long weekends, and on vacation, both in the winter and in the summer. We wear bikes on our clothing, decorate our home with them, and use old parts to make jewelry. Because bikes are… Continue Reading When you like bikes more than your teens do
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What I wear while riding and why – Mountain bike edition

Preparing the head out with a friend for her second-ever ride on her new mountain bike, she texted me an important question . . . “what are you going to wear?” Or, more specifically: “I’m wearing a t-shirt. Which is so weird. But okay, right? I don’t need to pack jersey pockets, right?” As I… Continue Reading What I wear while riding and why – Mountain bike edition
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What I wear while riding and why – Road bike edition

There is a moment when talking to new riders, or our children, when the topic of clothing comes up – usually starting with the questions “do I have to wear spandex?” or “can’t I just wear regular clothing?” The answer, of course, is you can and should wear whatever makes you comfortable. But there are… Continue Reading What I wear while riding and why – Road bike edition
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Ride Safe During Hunting Season

Hunting season is here, which means it’s a good idea for riders to add a little extra color to their wardrobe before hitting trails. (Click here for information and dates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts). Adding brightness will not just help improve safety during hunting season – it will help your friends find you more… Continue Reading Ride Safe During Hunting Season
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Scott Sub Active eRide Demo Available

The Sub Active eRide from Scott makes riding easier, whether getting around town, heading to work, or hitting the local recreation paths. Powered by a removable Bosch 400wh battery, and equipped with 50c tires, the eRide will allow a rider to cover many miles comfortably. The Scott Sub Active eRide is now available to try… Continue Reading Scott Sub Active eRide Demo Available
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Cycling Shorts – Bibs or Not?

If you’re in the market for cycling shorts, you may have seen that there are two types to choose from – regular and bibs.  I know there are many riders out there who ride regular shorts and keep wondering if they should try bibs. As you may know, bib shorts simply add suspenders to a… Continue Reading Cycling Shorts – Bibs or Not? Continue Reading Cycling Shorts – Bibs or Not?
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Going Bare In Bike Shorts

Last year a friend started road riding, and he purchased a pair of cycling shorts and other accessories such as a helmet and gloves.  It wasn’t until after a few rides that I heard him complaining about chaffing and sore spots.  At that moment I was transported back 25 years to my first pair of… Continue Reading Going Bare In Bike Shorts Continue Reading Going Bare In Bike Shorts
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Dangerous Brakes Warning – Bad Caliper Brakes

There are many topics to cover with kids bikes and I will try to cover many in future posts.  For today, I’m going to focus on one of the biggest issues and problems with kids bikes (and some adult bikes) – the brakes.  Judging by the empty racks in places like Target, there were a… Continue Reading Dangerous Brakes Warning – Bad Caliper Brakes Continue Reading Dangerous Brakes Warning – Bad Caliper Brakes
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