Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tips On Cycling Up Hill

Global Cycling Network created a short youtube video to give us tips on how to ride up hill a lot easier. GCN uses the skills of former pro cyclist Dan Lloyd to tell us how to ride up hill as easy and efficient as possible.

Dan shows the proper pacing, technique on the bike, climbing in and out of the saddle, and nutrition and hydration. Apply some of these tips and you will undoubtedly see the benefit in your climbing ability.

GCN is a new global cycling channel dedicated to bringing you all the action, essential analysis and unparalleled access from the worlds of road and mountain biking every week, every month, and every year.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Santa Cruz Blur TR

Santa Cruz Blur TR, bike, cycling

Santa Cruz Blur TR is really fast. The long wheelbase and low-slung bottom bracket translate into high-speed stability. Climbing is easy with this bike, and descending you will feel the stability the bike can handle with speed.

Proprietary carbon fiber construction makes this an extremely light and strong frame. With 125mm of VPP suspension and slack & low geometry this may be the the most enjoyable bike you've ever ridden.

The counter-rotating link design allows flexibility to design and manipulate shock rates for a huge diversity of uses, from razor sharp XC performance to bomber tough and ultra plush 10-inch travel downhill duty.

Short links (Carbon Fiber Upper, Forged Aluminum Lower) and large diameter axles combined with angular contact bearings bring chassis integrity and handling precision to a whole new level.

Check out their prices! pretty expensive huh....



     R TR   SPX TR   XO-1 TR   XX1 TR XTR TR
32 Float 26 CTD O/C 130 $3,999 $5,813 $6,240 $7,518 $7,723
32 Float 26 CTD Adjust FIT 130 Kashima $4,625 $5,977 $6,404 $7,682 $7,887

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bike Thief Caught on Camera at RideLondon cycle event

Bike Thief Caught on Camera, bike, cycle

A man riding a stolen bike down the Mall with other cyclists was caught on camera. The bike was  taken from a participant in the Prudential RideLondon cycle event and the thief was photographed by official event photographers while riding the stolen bike.

Photos of the man riding the £2,600 ($4,019 USD) green Trek Madone 4.9 down the road which links Buckingham Palace with Trafalgar Square have been released by London Metropolitan Police.

It was stolen before the cycle event started at 1pm on Saturday 3 August. Police said the bike was taken after thieves cut the lock.

The photo shows a man wearing a helmet while riding the bike which belongs to a 42-year-old man who was hoping to take part in the event.

Pc Charlotte Brierley, of Scotland Yard's Cycle Task Force, said: "The victim was about to take part in the FreeCycle event when his bicycle was stolen.

"The theft took place in the middle of a very busy event and we are urging people who were there who may have seen anything to come forward.

"As a result he could not take part in the event which he was looking forward to participating in."

The man is seen in the photographs wearing a blue cycle helmet, sunglasses, a blue and white striped T-shirt, beige/grey shorts and blue and white shoes.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Walking or Cycling to Work Lessen Diabetes Risk

If you walk or bike to work you cut your risk level in developing Type 2 diabetes by about 40 percent, according to a study published by American Journal of Preventative Medicine on August 6, 2013. It studied different ways people use to get to work and how it impacted their health. Obviously driving to work was not the top way to protect against obesity and chronic disease.

The study surveyed 20,000 people across the U.K. for the study. They found that people who cycled, walked and used public transportation were less likely to be overweight than those who drove.

19% of people surveyed who drive to work were obese, only 15% of those who walk are obese, while only 13% of the people who use their bicycle to work are obese.

Cyclists were about 50 percent less likely to have diabetes compared to drivers. People who walked to work were 40 percent less likely to have diabetes and 17 percent less likely to have high blood pressure compared to those who took their cars.

According to American Diabetes Association 25.8 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes.