Tag: biking advice

How to Ride a Bike in the Rain | Road Cycling

[music] The most important thing you want to realize when you’re riding your bike in the rain, is that the bike is going to handle a little bit differently. The brakes aren’t going to work just as well. The tires aren’t going to grip just as well. You can actually adapt to these situations. The […]

How to Ride a Bike at Night | Road Cycling

So as you find yourself riding your bike more and more, you’re also going to find yourself riding your bike at night. There’s a few things that you want to have to prepare for that. The most important thing is to stay visible to cars as well as pedestrians. Two things that you always want […]

What Should You Eat during a Bike Race? | Road Cycling

Eating while you’re riding is just as important as a meal you have before getting on your bike. When you’re riding recreationally and not racing, you have more options to choose from. You can make a sandwich, you could eat nuts and fruit; you could have bars such as this, which are a little bit […]

2 Bike Race Climbing Strategies | Road Cycling

Climbing can be a really challenging aspect to competitive cycling. There’s two basic ways of climbing. One is seated and the other is standing. Both are very important to learn. When you’re seated, you’re going to find that your cadence is going to be a little bit faster. What I mean by cadence is your […]

What Should You Eat before a Bike Race? | Road Cycling

So there are no hard and fast rules as to what to eat before a race. There are a few tips that you definitely want to consider. Stop eating solid food about an hour before. Other than that, you want to eat a nice mix of carbs, vegetables, fruit, protein. Choose whatever you know you […]

How to Ride Bike in Rotating Paceline | Road Cycling

Riding in a rotating pace line is actually one of the more technical, difficult ways of riding your bike. People struggle with this, even if they are experts. The idea of a rotating pace line is to completely share the work with the riders around you, with the pack. The idea is to conserve as […]

How to Ride a Bike in Hot Weather | Road Cycling

Riding your bike in hot weather can also be a really big challenge. What you want to do is make sure you have a really light kit, something that breathes well. You want to be able to have a kit that you can completely zip open and vent as much as possible. In addition to […]

How to Ride a Bike in a Pack | Road Cycling

So a pack otherwise known as a peloton, is a group of cyclists that’s usually between 20 and 100 cyclists and they ride in very close formation. The group is going to be staying together because it’s a lot easier to ride in a large group. The reason cyclists ride in a pack is to […]

How Does a Bike Helmet Protect You? | Road Cycling

I always recommend wearing a helmet. A helmet can definitely save your life and it can definitely prevent major brain injury. Helmets are designed to crack on impact. They’re not designed to remain intact. What they’re designed to do is as you hit the cement or pavement, they’re going to crack transferring the energy of […]