Category: General

Bicycling Strong 302 – Speed vs. Roses

Ride Strong – Either Way Works Some of our strong rides in Oregon Columbia River Gorge, Rhode Island, California, Florida and Kansas City (yes, even KC). If the ride is about Speed vs. Roses, my wife, will, invariably, chose roses.  On occasion, however,  she will consider bursts of speed...

Compendium – 4 Reasons, 7 Oblique Exercises & More

Compendium – 4 Reasons, 7 Oblique Exercises & More 4 Research-Backed Reasons Why You Should Exercise for Stress Relief Working out has been touted as a tension-busting strategy many times.  Here’s why it’s true. 7 Oblique Exercises That’ll Strengthen Your Core in Just 7 Minutes If  you want stability...

Evil Cars vs. Courteous Cyclists

Or Evil Cyclists, Courteous Cars? Courteous Cyclists Would Be My Preference but often, riding with groups, I find fault with my peers . . . often for not riding single file when there is traffic. The error does not all lie with the motorless two wheel riders, however. The...

Riding With Covid19

This Is A Strange Time When We Go Riding With Covid19 All Around Groups of one No Pace lines You can go at whatever pace you want No mask, when you ride alone*, as it is two hard to breath Shorter rides, especially for the women as most rest...

Getting Your Spouse On The Bicycle

I’ve seen it happen over and over. Serious cyclists think of a 15% uphill grade as a fun challenge. New cyclists think of a 4% grade as hell. There is often a bit of finesse: Getting Your Spouse On The Bicycle If you want to introduce your significant other...

A Flurry of Questions & Thoughts

Why do most of the paid event rides, which collect thousands of dollars, provide such lousy snacks and no lunch? I realize they make donations of some of this money, but these rides are getting more expensive and the riders are not really getting much back. An unfortunate result...

Etiquette Rules – or it should

For the first seven years I rode my bicycle in a group, I did not have a single accident. Then I was in several 1.The first was mostly my fault. I wanted to pass between two riders.  I loudly and clearly shouted out my intentions. When the rider on...

Cliques & Vibes

Clubs and associations always tend to form cliques. Bicycle clubs are no different. The question then becomes: are you in “the in group” – hereafter known as TIG? (TLCs rule) Are the vibes good, bad, neutral or downright ugly? Why do we do that to people? There is nothing...

Rant # – Leading Rides Well

Leading a bicycle ride from time to time is something all regular and semi-regular club riders should do. However, leading is more than getting out in front and having people follow you. So, for all the leaders I have known and followed, both good and bad, here is the...