Author: Brian

Brian Newold has been wrenching on bikes for well over 20 years. There isn't much that he hasn't seen or worked on in the biking world. He has owned his own shop but prefers to just work as a mechanic. It's where he finds the most happiness.

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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 …

How-to Build Winter Base Miles on the Bike

Biking can be social and fun. When riding you can spend time with your friends while getting into shape. If a rider peddles only at a high intensity they will often burn out quickly.

How to Repair a Flat Tire on a Bicycle

Let’s talk about how to fix a flat bike tire. Repairing a bicycle tire on the road may seem like a daunting task, but it is actually quite simple. Experienced bicyclists know that being prepared can mean the difference between being delayed or being completely stranded.Before hitting the …

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 …

33 Strava Tools Reviewed | Mega List of Strava Tools & Add-ons

Do you want to get most out of your training? If you want to improve, you need an easy way to track and measure your various stats for each training activity. At its core, that’s what Strava is, an activity tracker. But it does more than just record. …

Which Bike Tools do You Need? – BIKE SHOP LIFE

I work at a pretty busy bike shop.  Our shop sponsors a team and a group riding club.  There are always people coming in and out with odd bike fixes and questions. Over the coming weeks I’ll do a Q & A series around some of the most …