E-bikes are Real Bikes: Why the Cycling Community Needs to Embrace All Forms of Cycling

Cycling has become an increasingly popular mode of transportation and exercise, with many people enjoying the health benefits and the freedom of being able to explore their local environment on two wheels. However, in recent years, there has been a growing divide in the cycling community, with some traditional cyclists looking down on those who choose to ride e-bikes. This attitude towards e-bikes is misguided and unfair. While e-bikes do offer a certain level of assistance, they still require effort from the rider, and they provide many of the same benefits as traditional bikes. E-bikes allow people who may not have the physical ability or fitness level to ride a traditional bike to enjoy the freedom and enjoyment of cycling. Furthermore, e-bikes are an environmentally friendly option, as they produce far fewer emissions than cars and other vehicles. By embracing e-bikes, we can encourage more people to choose sustainable modes of transportation and reduce our collective carbon footpr

Fuel Your Ride: A Delicious Breakfast Burrito Recipe for Your Pre-Ride Meal

When it comes to cycling, having the right fuel in your body is crucial. Whether you're gearing up for a casual ride or a long-distance race, you need to make sure that your body has enough energy to power through the ride. One of the best ways to do this is to have a great pre-ride meal. In this blog post, we'll share a recipe for a meal that's considered to be one of the best pre-ride meals out there. The meal we're talking about is a breakfast burrito. Breakfast burritos are an excellent choice for pre-ride meals because they're packed with protein, carbs, and healthy fats, which are all important for fueling your ride. Plus, they're easy to make and can be customized to your liking. Here's how to make a delicious breakfast burrito that will power you through your next ride. Ingredients : 2 large eggs 2 tbsp milk Salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup diced tomatoes 1/4 cup diced onion 1/4 cup shredded ch

Dealing with a Bike Mechanic Mess-Up

When Your Wheels Spin Out: Dealing with a Bike Mechanic Mess-Up I am lucky. I have a great bike shop that always does everything it can to make my rides a little better. I have had one issue in 17 years when I went in for a tune up and found out on my ride that the bike was "not right" after my first ride. I returned to the shop and talked to the mechanic and he looked at it and corrected the issue that day. He seemed to appreciate that I came back to talk to him and let him fix the issue without resorting to bad reviews or going to another shop. That is what this post is about. What should you do if you have a similar issue that I did. We trust our local bike shop with our beloved steeds, expecting them to work their magic and send them back purring like well-oiled machines. But what happens when the tune-up turns into a nightmare, and the mechanic's magic touch leaves you with a clunking, grinding, derailed disaster? Fear not, fellow pedal pushers, for there are ways to

How to Overcome Feeling Like an Elephant on Your Bike After a Layoff

I really dislike the feeling I get when I get back on my bicycle after a couple of weeks off of it. The best explanation I have is that I feel kind of like an elephant on a bike. Some of you have probably had similar feelings. Read on to see what you can do to get back to the feeling of being a cyclist again. If you've taken a couple of weeks off the bike, you're probably feeling like an elephant when you first get back on. Your legs may feel heavy, your lungs may feel tight, and you may be wondering how you ever made it up that hill in the past. Don't worry, it's perfectly normal to feel this way. Your body just needs some time to get back into the swing of things. Here are a few tips to help you overcome the feeling like an elephant on your bike after a layoff: 1. Take it easy. The most important thing is to take it easy when you first get back on the bike. Don't try to do too much too soon. Start with short, easy rides and gradually increase the distance and inte

Cycling in the Heat or the Cold

Which Do You Prefer? Cycling in the Heat or the Cold Ah, the age-old cyclist's dilemma: to sweat or to shiver? Both the scorching summer sun and the frosty winter wind present their own unique challenges and charms on two wheels. But which reigns supreme in the kingdom of cycling? Let's delve into the pros and cons of each, leaving you, dear reader, to decide where your pedaling loyalties lie. Cycling in the Heat: Pros: Sunshine and rainbows: Let's face it, there's something undeniably exhilarating about cycling under a clear blue sky. The warmth invigorates, and the scenery pops with color. Lightweight liberation: Ditch the bulky layers and embrace the wind whipping through your hair (and jersey! ). Less clothing means more freedom of movement and a lighter, faster ride. Hydration heaven: Ice-cold water never tasted so good! Frequent stops for hydration breaks become welcome respites, and indulging in a post-ride popsicle is a sweet reward.