Beginners guide to faster bike riding on a budget

Here are some great tips for faster cycling: Ride in a more aero position  Try to ride in a lower and more aero position, aerodynamics greatly effects your speed.  This will be easier with a drop bar bike, but you should be able to do it with any bike.  Don’t go so low that yourContinue reading “Beginners guide to faster bike riding on a budget”

Best bikes for a bad back

If you suffer from back pain, you might still be able to enjoy cycling.  If your current bike makes your back sore, you can make adjustments to the fit.  There are also different types of bikes that are easier on the back.  Unless you have a specific injury that damaged your back, you could alsoContinue reading “Best bikes for a bad back”

Cycling on the wrong side of the road Meme

When cycling you should always ride the direction of traffic for yours and others safety.  There are many reasons why you have to do this. Reasons why cyclists ride in the same direction of traffic Legally Most states have laws stating that cyclists need to ride with the direction of traffic.  If there is someContinue reading “Cycling on the wrong side of the road Meme”

All the reasons why bikes are better than cars

Here is a list of all the reasons why bicycles and cycling are better than cars and driving: Cycling is great exercise; cars are just sitting. Bikes aren’t polluting the world with disgusting exhaust. Bicycles are much less expensive than automobiles. No gas price concerns.  If the price of gas is going up, that’s aContinue reading “All the reasons why bikes are better than cars”

2022 – Let’s make it a great year in cycling and blogging!

2022 is here, I’m hoping this is a great one.  Hopefully this covid thing disappears this year.  Let’s all have lots of fun biking and blogging! Goals 3,500 miles cycling Complete my Surly Cross Check build Complete a century (100 mile) road ride Do more mountain biking 100 blog posts Reach 500 blog followers There’sContinue reading “2022 – Let’s make it a great year in cycling and blogging!”

2021 a great year of cycling 3,032.6 miles

I just completed my final ride of the year on Zwift.  My total miles for 2021 are 3,032.6.  Not a ton for many cyclists, but really good for me.  I have a wife and kids and a job and all that, so my cycling time is a bit limited.  2020 I rode 2,131.3 miles, soContinue reading “2021 a great year of cycling 3,032.6 miles”

Zwift Watopia Jungle Circuit Course Review

This is one of the most scenic routes that Watopia and Zwift offers.  You will travel through deep jungle seeing toucans, Mayan ruins, caves, great waterfalls, colorful vegetation…  You even ride over a huge rope bridge.  Other than a short stretch in the beginning it is mostly gravel, so be sure to use a goodContinue reading “Zwift Watopia Jungle Circuit Course Review”

Zwift Course Makuri Islands Two Village Loop

This course is a nice mix of pavement and gravel with a decent amount of elevation.  It is about 8 miles long with 300 feet of elevation and I guess roughly half gravel and half pavement.  I use a gravel bike on this one.  It goes through the countryside and through two villages on theContinue reading “Zwift Course Makuri Islands Two Village Loop”

Zwift – What cyclists do during winter

So, you live in a cold weather area and its winter, what is a cyclist to do?  Well, I have a great answer for you, start Zwifting!  Now you might be asking what the heck is that?  It’s a riding video game where you use an indoor trainer.  With a laptop or tablet you connectContinue reading “Zwift – What cyclists do during winter”