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Why I Ride My Bicycle (it’s a bit of a bicycle story and a bit of life lesson)

Friends and co-workers, who know I ride a bike more than 100+ miles a week ask me regularly, "how can you ride that far,  for so many hours on end and why do you ride up those ridiculously steep mountains when you can just drive?” My reply varies, but most of the time I tell [...]

5 cycling items to stock up on.

Over the course of your cycling adventures it's sometimes wise to have a stash of commonly used items for you or your bike.  Listed here are 5 items we think everyone should stock up on when they find them on sale and absolutely will be used at some point. Tubes: You should always carry [...]

How To: Group Ride Like a Pro

Although I’m partial to the title of this article, another, possibly more descriptive, option could be, “how to ride with anyone with the grace, knowhow and skill of a pro.” I won’t be the first to write about riding etiquette, nor will I be the last, but these are practices that often need repeating and [...]

Importance of Group Riding & Racing Skills

Unless you are a triathlete or just a time trialist, the answer might surprise you, and even then, it's still important because we all need to know how to ride in a group effectively. As a cycling coach at Greenville Cycling & Multisport, I find it amazing how power numbers don't correspond with performance [...]

Innertube Handlebar Padding & Dampening for Free

If you’ve ridden long enough I’m sure there have been times where you wished your handlebars had a bit more padding especially when riding on rougher roads and terrain.  The feeling of having your hands rattle to sleep or aching on a long ride is not our idea of fun.  There are a number of [...]