Bicycle Blog

Bike Adventure. Risk & Reward Part 3; After the Fall

When a “healthy” activity puts you in the hospital (A message to those brave adventurers who have fallen in the field of honor, as well as those who someday will)   Fighting the good fight in a quest for health:   I know that right now you are questioning the benefits of bike riding (or exercise of choice) and your

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Risk & Reward Part 2: Rugged Terrain Bicycling aka Mountain Biking (MTB)

I have a bike riding friend, to protect his anonymity we’ll call him “Rob”. Rob is a really good rider and a heck of a nice Guy. He rides road bikes and pushes himself hard. He started racing and moved quickly up the ranks. Whenever I mentioned that he should come out and ride with us off-road, he’d say something

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Bike Adventure. Risk & Reward Part 1; Road Riding.

I ride my bike a lot. I’ve ridden tens of thousands of miles over the course of decades. Not in a single stretch, but cumulatively. Over the years many people have told me that they would never ride on the road because it’s too dangerous. Lots of these same people then bemoan the fact that riding the same paved trail

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Why are Bicycles so Expensive?

  Q: “Why are bikes so expensive?”   I’ve heard it a few times over the years from different people, a statement almost exactly like this; “I bought my first bike for $25. These prices now are ridiculous!!”   Judging by the age of the people I heard this statement from they likely made that value defining purchase around 1950.

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Best Bike Brands

What Are the Best Bike Brands?   “What is THE best Bike Brand?” Many potential bike buyers are asking that question. It seems like a fair question that must have a simple answer. But as with most issues simple answers only come to the less informed. In the interest of brevity this article too will be an oversimplification. There are

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