Month: April 2020

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Can you Ride a Bike During Pregnancy?

My wife took our doctors’ advice and rode into the start of her third trimester when she was pregnant a few years ago. Not only did my wife’s OB/GYN say that riding a bike during pregnancy was fine, but she also encouraged her to ride as much as …

Your Bike Helmet is Old, You Should Do Something About It

I’ve had a few bicycles in my time and used one helmet for a long time without replacing it. I wondered if I needed to replace it, so I did some research and thought I’d write this helpful article about why bicycle helmets expire. So, why do bicycle …

Caught in a Storm: Can a Bike Get Rained On?

A seasoned cyclist will ride their bike in the rain all the time, and most people have done it at least once in their lives. But, does it damage your bike? Some research was done on if a bike can get rained on, and the answer can be …

Bike Riding and E.D. – Is There a Problem?

Can Riding a Bike Cause ED (Erectile Dysfunction)? While studies on this topic get varied results, there is data that shows that ED & Infertility can happen because of riding. How?

Can a Bike Chain Stretch & When is it Time to Replace it?

As someone who rides quite a bit, I know that it’s a very common thing for a chain to wear out. After miles & miles of riding the pins will “stretch” causing the overall length of the chain to increase. With that in mind, I thought I’d write …

Store Your Bike Outside Uncovered: The Unpardonable Sin!

I ride a bike to and from work several days a week (when I’m commuting). My office was small so it seemed easier to store it outside rather than indoors. So, I started researching whether a bike can be stored outside, and put together this helpful article to …

Can You Pin My Number? – Racedots & Event Clips Review

I believe we all have been through the ritual of pinning our race numbers to a jersey. What would seemingly be a non-event can often feel like an exercise in pushing string uphill. Maybe it is my obsessive detail orientation, but I hate flapping numbers. So upon arrival …

Decoding USA Cycling Categories

So you’re all set to register for your first road race. You grab your credit card, login to the registration site and start filling out the web form. You notice the Category drop-down list and think to yourself, I’m a Cat-5 racer – no problem. Then you discover …

What to Pack for a 100-Mile Bike Ride

It’s safe to say that not all bike rides were created as equally as others. While some rides were supported with SAG vehicles and rest stops that enabled riders to both stop and refuel while on the way to their destinations, century rides were built with a more …

Pedros Chain Checker Plus Review

QUICK SPECS: Brand: Pedro’sModel: Pedro’s Chain Checker PlusPrice Range: NEW: $19.95-$12.95 USED: $5.10Category: Bike Tools & RepairSub-Category: Multifunction ToolsQuality Level: Shop Quality Check the price on Amazon now! Features & Benefits Many cyclists know that a worn chain can lead to missed shifts, slipped strokes or even worn …

How to Get Into Bicycle Tourism

Bicycle tourism isn’t a common term. Most people would nod their heads and say “mm hmm” if you tried to start a conversation with the term, but chances are that they wouldn’t know the first thing about it. In their minds, they would be thinking, ‘What exactly is …