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The Tour de France History in Numbers

July 4, 2013
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The Tour de France History in Numbers

This amazing and exciting bicycle race has been going on now for 100 years.   As we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the history of our beloved tour. The History of the Tour de France in Numbers
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Every Water Bottle Tells a Story

July 3, 2013
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Every Water Bottle Tells a Story

How deep is the connection to your cycling water bottle?  I don’t know about you, but I seem to have a story or something that comes to mind for every single one of my bottles. Other than the bike itself, the bottle is generally one thing that always comes along with you on a...
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

July 2, 2013
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

There’s a lot of people picking Chris Froome as this year’s Tour de France champion….and I personally feel he’s got a great shot at it. We all know that anything can happen in the Tour, so we’ll see what happens….but for now, here’s a graphical look at what makes up Chris Froome.
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Let’s Talk About Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

July 1, 2013
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Let’s Talk About Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

For this “Let’s Talk” feature, we want you to build the post with you comments on the topic of getting outside your comfort zone…on and off the bike. We always hear about getting out of your comfort zone and how it can make for a radiant life….but what are you doing to make sure...
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3 Feet is Not Enough

June 28, 2013
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3 Feet is Not Enough

The 3 feet law has done a good job of making it aware to cyclists that they should be getting this much room from vehicles while out cycling….but I have a feeling that if you asked drivers what they think of the law, they would say “What is the 3 feet law?”. Yeah, I...
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Off the Grid Update: Day 63

June 25, 2013
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Off the Grid Update: Day 63

I love this Day 63 update from my friend Rob Greenfield.  Rob is currently cycling across the United States and promoting sustainability along the way. Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 63 by Rob Greenfield Embrace life, no matter what it sends your way.  Embrace the weather, be it rain or shine.  Rain,...
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Always Move in the Direction of Opportunity

June 24, 2013
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Always Move in the Direction of Opportunity

One of my cycling industry buddies recently told me about a huge change their family was contemplating, and what my thoughts were on it.  To me it sounded like one incredible adventure, but would require them to move and make a pretty big change to their accustomed lifestyle.  The best advice I could give...
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story

June 22, 2013
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story

We have posted in the past about the yearly Jamaica Reggae Ride, and are back to give some of the back story on this unique Caribbean event. The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story by Royston, of Knights of Mobay The Jamaica Reggae Ride is five days, covers four cities, and includes three absolutely fantastic days of cycling across the...
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Flip-Flopping the Ride

June 21, 2013
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Flip-Flopping the Ride

Although I’m a lover of all types of bikes….I’d consider myself to be a road cyclist first and foremost.  I love the speed, the distance, and all the good stuff that comes from a road ride. Sure, I also love getting out on my mountain bike and ripping through trails….and if I had a...
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Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling?

June 19, 2013
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Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling?

Our friend Bob reviews a set of prescription sunglasses from ADS Sports Eyewear…a company who supplies online prescriptions sunglasses for cyclists and other athletes. Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling by Bob Avery As a near-sited cyclist, I’ve been looking for a good pair of cycling shades that can house my prescription, provide maximum coverage and...
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Across America Tour: Day 56

June 18, 2013
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Across America Tour: Day 56

The more I get to know Rob Greenfield, the cooler I think he is.  He continues his Off the Grid Across American bicycle tour….where he’s showing the world how to be more self-sustaining. Here’s his Day 56 journal entry. Off the Grid Update: Day 56 Today I finally visited Growing Power (www.GrowingPower.org) which is something I’ve...
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The Birthday Ride

June 17, 2013
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The Birthday Ride

  Every time I see that it’s someone’s birthday, I’ll usually post my wishes to them on social media and ask if they’re getting out for a birthday ride.  I also asked about this when I hosted #bikeschool a few weeks ago to find out what sort of cycling rituals people had on their...
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