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5 Things for a Safe Ride

1st Aug 2017

Any cyclist knows that riding is one of the best ways to unwind, have fun and take in the scenery and it doesn't take long for any rider to recognize that there are inherent hazards whether you're in the countryside, in town, or even in your own neighborhood. Of course, regular maintenance and repair is necessary to keep a bicycle in top condition. To make sure you don't get caught off guard on your next ride, there are tools every cyclist needs to have. These gadgets make it easier to perform the occasional roadside or trail-side repair. Safety equipment lessens or prevents injuries such as h …
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Shopping, Biking and Hangouts in LA

1st Aug 2017

Best Shopping, Biking and Hangouts in LA - away from the ordinary (mall)Did you ever visit Europe where each city is different than the other? Did you enjoy travelling to different cities in Europe and loved the fact that each city has many unique stores, restaurants and cafes, that look and feel completely different than the ones you saw before? Did you fall in love with the fact that each city is special, unique and interesting? Did you bring unique local gifts from each city?Did you and your friends notice that cities in the US from the East coast to the West coast have different architectu …
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Cycling in the City of Angels

1st Aug 2017

Cycling in LA: A Very Good Idea!You live in LA, where it sometimes seems as if cars spend more time sitting still than rolling forward. You have a full time job that you're expected to show up to work every day. You want to stay in shape, yet by the time you get out of work and endure the commute home, it's often too late to go to the gym. You resent the amount of time you spend sitting in traffic, watching people on bikes roll by unimpeded. Arrghh! What's a person to do?Wait. You have a bicycle! What if you change your life and made the decision to commute to work each day? You'd no doubt eli …
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The Importance Of Street Safe Riding

1st Aug 2017

On an otherwise ordinary Sunday morning, a cyclist made an unfortunate decision to cycle right through a red light and ended up colliding with a vehicle. According to Andrew Lopez; "The cyclist, identified as a Glendale man in his late 20s, was riding at a fast pace when he passed through the intersection and was struck by a motorist, according to the Glendale Police Department."After being taken to the USC Medical Center, the man was pronounced dead.Stories such as these are certainly unfortunate and sadly they are not uncommon. This is the reason why cities and authorities are promoting stre …
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Why Rest and Recovery Are Important in Cycling

1st Aug 2017

The harder you push yourself, the farther you can go. Many believe this to be true, yet there are situations where you must take a break, rather than trying to go just a little bit further. Competitive cycling is a good example of this. Although you may feel like you should be training every single day of the week, you'll find that you do better if you give your body a day of recovery. In fact, you should use this day to learn exactly Why Rest and Recovery Are Important in Cycling and what other things you can do to boost your performance, even when it seems you are taking a break.As you train …
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