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Why You Should Keep a Log of All Your Rides and What Information to Include

If you're a regular cyclist or just starting out, keeping a log of your rides can be a great way to track your progress and keep yourself motivated. Whether you're cycling for fun, fitness, or commuting, there are a variety of benefits to keeping a record of your rides. Why Keep a Log of Your Rides? Track Your Progress: By logging your rides, you can keep track of how far you've ridden, how fast you've gone, and how long you've been cycling. This information can help you set goals and track your progress as you become a better cyclist. Motivation: Seeing your progress and achievements can help keep you motivated to continue cycling. It can also be satisfying to look back at your rides and see how far you've come. Safety: Keeping a log of your rides can also help you stay safe. You can note any potential hazards you encountered on your ride, such as a busy intersection or a pothole, and avoid them in the future. Plan Future Rides: By keeping a record of your r

Reelight: Sustainable Bike Lighting for a Safer Ride

Reelight is a Danish company that specializes in creating innovative bike lights that operate without the need for batteries. Instead, they harness the kinetic energy produced by the spinning wheels of a bicycle to power the lights, making them a highly eco-friendly and sustainable option for cyclists. In this blog post, I will take an in-depth look at Reelight and explore the benefits and drawbacks of using their products. History of Reelight Reelight was founded in 2003 by Kim Brodersen and Kenneth Gudmandsen, who wanted to create a bike light that did not rely on batteries. Their goal was to provide cyclists with a reliable and sustainable lighting solution that would also improve their visibility on the road. Their first product was the SL100, which used a technology called "eddy current" to generate electricity. As the bike's wheels spun, a magnetic field was created, which in turn generated electricity to power the lights. The SL100 was a great success, and Reelight

15 Essential Bike Accessories for a Safer, More Comfortable Bicycle Ride 2023

Cycling is a popular form of exercise and transportation for people all over the world. It’s a great way to stay active, enjoy the outdoors, and reduce your carbon footprint. However, whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, having the right bike accessories can make a big difference in your cycling experience. In this blog post, I will explore some of the must-have bike accessories that can help you ride more comfortably, safely, and efficiently. You can buy most of these accessories at your local bike shop. I am a huge fan of using local bike shops mainly because of the expertise they have. Having said that, it is true that many of the accessories listed here are more expensive at local bike shops. Because of that, I will put some links to some of the accessories.  I receive a small commission from any items you purchase through the links but you might not know that all revenue generated through this blog goes to support a small nonprofit in Lubbock, Texas that runs a