Category: General

10 Bad Cycling Habits

Wheel Sucking & Crossing Oh yes, on the list of bad cycling habits, this is serious. On the wheel.  The only time you should be close behind another rider is in a pace line, where EVERYONE knows how to ride in a paceline.  It is not, just drafting behind...

Take Photos Of Your Bicycle Ride

Sometimes The Ride Gets So Intense My photo essay is here. That we forget or forgo taking photos of the people and scenery we are riding with and through. Take photos of your bicycle ride. I have a lot of photos from many rides.  What I miss, however, are...

A Two Wheel Love Affair

Bicycle Man: A two-wheel love affair by Robert Brum, April 21, 2021 –  A guest post.   See more from Robert at Shifting Gears I thought I was a bicycle fanatic. I mean, I pile up a few thousand miles a year on my road bike. When I’m not out riding,...

Myths & More

Compendium Of Interesting Articles – March 2021 10 Bike Fitting Myths – Bicycle Magazine “Spring brings new bikes and more time in the saddle. Old cycling aches and pains return, and new ones develop, motivating many riders to head to their local bike fitter. Bike fits can help, but...

Ride To Back Bay, Newport, CA

This is part 2 of 3 Scenic Rides in Southern California this is the Ride To Back Bay Part 1 – Ride To Dana Point & San Clemente is here. The ride starts from Los Olivos Community Park in Irvine. More photos of this ride are here. This version...

Riding With My Wife

From The Beginning Of Time Up To And Including Today  My wife and I often ride alone together — just the two of us.  (We also drink often alone, together,  but only wine and beer, for the George Thorogood fans among you). Riding with my wife has changed radically...

Hardcore or Chill Cyclist.16

How Do You Ride Your Bicycle? Our ASCENT from hardcore to chill cycling. Yes, we have definitely become chill. Hardcore Then: The longer/hillier way back is better. Chill Now: You have food in my belly,  flatter is better. Hardcore Then:  60% chance of rain means 40% chance you can...

3 Scenic Rides In S. California

Riding The Newport Beach, Dana Point. San Clemente & Laguna Woods Area Our local bicycle club does scenic rides on a weekly basis. Every winter, we leave the Kansas City area for the warmth of S. California. We also get the beach. As former New Yorkers who grew up...