Tag: road biking

We suck at bikepacking – Biking to Key West EP1

We suck at bikepacking – Cycling to Key West EP1 This, is mile marker 0 off route US-1. It symbolizes the Southernmost point in the continental US, but clearly the house behind it is further South. To me, the real reason to visit mile marker 0 is to drive through the Florida Keys. From downtown […]

Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Road Bike Review

Hey folks this is Peter from Bikes and Life. Now here it’s a little early season review of the giant TCR. Now this giant all-around road race bike Great spinter, great climbers, super light and very very fast. The most impressive thing about the TCR Advanced Pro 1 is how giant was able to increase […]

Bike Race Riding Positions | Road Cycling

So there’s three main hand positions you’re going to be in when you’re road racing. The first is going to be when you are riding pretty easy in the pack. Nothing is really happening. You’re recovering. It’s pretty chill. And that position is going to be up here. You’re going to be most upright in […]

How to Ride a Bike in an Echelon | Road Cycling

Echelons are a way of pace lining. It’s not going to be a straight, off the back. You’re going to find that the riders are going to be riding either far to the right, or to the left. This is indicating how the wind is blowing. Wind plays a really important role in how you’re […]

How to Throw Bike When Finishing a Race | Road Cycling

Bikers can be won either by a mile or a centimeter. There’s certain techniques bikers use to win a race, and one of them is a bike throw, and this is how you do it. A bike throw occurs in the final moments of the bike race, usually within the last few feet. A sprint […]

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 […]