What’s the point of giving yourself helmet hair if you aren’t even protecting your skull? To enjoy the full protection your helmet has to offer, there are a few things you should know.
The electric assist cuts off at about 17 mph so I cruise along a little slower than I did on a regular road bike, but that's okay because now I'm able to tackle over 100 miles a week. I'm convinced these bikes are a great solution for anyone that aspires to ride everyday but doubts their ability to do it.
There are times when we all need to take our bikes to a mechanic. And then there are times when you just need to tighten a screw, pump up your tires, or make some minor adjustment. In times like these, what you need is a bike stand.
Don't worry about the "right gear" or what the weather is doing. Just get whatever bike you have and start riding. You will realize that the weather is never as bad as you thought and that any old bike can be a source of exercise, good health and just plain pleasure in your hectic life.
Any words of advice for new riders? Fenders!
Always be prepared for more than one flat on a ride. The roads around Juneau can be a minefield of tire puncturing debris, and carrying a tube as well as a patch kit, or just two tubes can mean the difference between completing your ride and calling for a roadside pick up!
What do you love most about riding to work? The exercise and the ever changing view and feel of the water, mountains, sky and air as I ride the bridge over Gastineau Channel into town.
Contrary to popular belief, you should never use WD-40 to lube your bike chain. Here’s why.
A balding man once told me, “I would ride to work, but I don’t want to get helmet hair.” Though I struggled to keep a straight face, I understood his concern. Many people feel they can’t ride to work because they wouldn't be able to maintain a professional appearance. We often associate cycling with athleticism …