Cycling

Old La Honda QOM CHALLENGE – new time to beat: 15:03 by Leah Thomas

Update: Leah Thomas set a new best time of 15:03 just before setting off for the European racing season. (July 15, 2020). Well done, Leah, and good luck. Previous updates (May 22, 2020): Kate Courtney (2018 world mountain bike champion)

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Old La Honda QOM CHALLENGE – new time to beat: 15:03 by Leah Thomas

Update: Leah Thomas set a new best time of 15:03 just before setting off for the European racing season. (July 15, 2020). Well done, Leah, and good luck. Previous updates (May 22, 2020): Kate Courtney (2018 world mountain bike champion)

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Bikes, not parking, on Hawk Hill

Hawk Hill, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, is one of the most beautiful, most popular, and most important recreational cycling routes in the world. Over 400,000 visits have been recorded by more than 40,000 cyclists on Strava.

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Bikes, not parking, on Hawk Hill

Hawk Hill, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, is one of the most beautiful, most popular, and most important recreational cycling routes in the world. Over 400,000 visits have been recorded by more than 40,000 cyclists on Strava.

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An open letter to East Bay Cyclists on the occasion of the opening of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path

East Bay cyclists – Welcome! The bike lane on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge opens up lots of wonderful connections and riding for cyclists all over the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’re starting to explore riding in Marin County via

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An open letter to East Bay Cyclists on the occasion of the opening of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path

East Bay cyclists – Welcome! The bike lane on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge opens up lots of wonderful connections and riding for cyclists all over the San Francisco Bay Area. If you’re starting to explore riding in Marin County via

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Cycling in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has a well-deserved reputation for being a bike-friendly city.  I spent a week there recently, riding over fifty miles (80 kilometers) in the city over the course of several days.  (Here’s a typical ride)  Here’s what I noticed. Every

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Cycling in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has a well-deserved reputation for being a bike-friendly city.  I spent a week there recently, riding over fifty miles (80 kilometers) in the city over the course of several days.  (Here’s a typical ride)  Here’s what I noticed. Every

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$119 Frame/Fork build

I enjoy building bikes up from parts, and I’ve been frustrated with some newer bike designs that use proprietary parts and standards. While it’s still true that the frame is the most important part of choosing a bike, these days

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$119 Frame/Fork build

I enjoy building bikes up from parts, and I’ve been frustrated with some newer bike designs that use proprietary parts and standards. While it’s still true that the frame is the most important part of choosing a bike, these days

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How to display horsepower on Wahoo Elemnt and Bolt

I’m a fan of the Wahoo Elemnt cycling computer and its new smaller sibling, the Bolt, but I never found much use for the color coded LED display on the units.  That changed when I figured out how to configure the

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How to display horsepower on Wahoo Elemnt and Bolt

I’m a fan of the Wahoo Elemnt cycling computer and its new smaller sibling, the Bolt, but I never found much use for the color coded LED display on the units.  That changed when I figured out how to configure the

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The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share

The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share Every cyclist is stirred by the classical music used in the Academy Award-winning 1979 movie “Breaking Away.” We hum the Italian Symphony when we train, we sing “Libiamo” as we

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The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share

The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share Every cyclist is stirred by the classical music used in the Academy Award-winning 1979 movie “Breaking Away.” We hum the Italian Symphony when we train, we sing “Libiamo” as we

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When you run out of gears on Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM

Countless reviewers have compared the components from Campagnolo, SRAM and Shimano but there’s a key feature that often gets overlooked – What happens when you ask for one last easier gear but your bike has no more cogs to offer? We’ve all

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When you run out of gears on Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM

Countless reviewers have compared the components from Campagnolo, SRAM and Shimano but there’s a key feature that often gets overlooked – What happens when you ask for one last easier gear but your bike has no more cogs to offer? We’ve all

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What Strava and Foreflight can learn from each other

As an avid cyclist and novice pilot, I’ve struck by the similarities and differences between Strava and Foreflight.  Both are GPS-based subscription services that were launched less than a decade ago and have become pervasive and powerful. Both have been

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What Strava and Foreflight can learn from each other

As an avid cyclist and novice pilot, I’ve struck by the similarities and differences between Strava and Foreflight.  Both are GPS-based subscription services that were launched less than a decade ago and have become pervasive and powerful. Both have been

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How Fast is Strava Growing?

I’ve written before about Strava, the ride sharing app that’s become the most important social network in cycling.  Previously I sampled Strava’s member numbers to estimate the number of active and premium members and to survey Strava’s global reach. In

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How Fast is Strava Growing?

I’ve written before about Strava, the ride sharing app that’s become the most important social network in cycling.  Previously I sampled Strava’s member numbers to estimate the number of active and premium members and to survey Strava’s global reach. In

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