The Importance of Bike Fit

The Importance of Bike Fit

Why is bike fit important? Humans have been getting around on the planet for a lot longer than bicycles have existed.  We are adapted to walking and running, but not to riding. The sport of cycling constrains your body to an apparatus, and asks you to perform...
Cycling and Lower Back Pain

Cycling and Lower Back Pain

As back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the USA, it’s not surprising that quite a few cyclists experience this problem during a ride. Usually back pain is felt as a broad ache from tension or fatigue, but sometimes it can be a localized and sharp...
Spring Emergence: Time to Get Outside!

Spring Emergence: Time to Get Outside!

The gamification of cycling is creating a whole new genre of cyclist who do most of their riding indoors, and love it! The days of the pain cave and suffer-fest may be over, with Zwift providing the convenience of virtual reality scenery, courses, and competition all...
Optimize Your Cycling

Optimize Your Cycling

In late 2018 I attended the International Symposium on Cycling Optimization held in Munster, Germany. In essence it was a conference focused on bike fitting, which sits at the crossroads of advancements in cycling technical products and gains in human performance. The...
The Spend Doesn’t End (with the purchase of a bike)

The Spend Doesn’t End (with the purchase of a bike)

Experienced cyclists know that the opportunity to spend money on their chosen pastime is boundless, some driven by want and some that is needed. Novice cyclists in many cases have not come to this realization, and think that once they have outlaid a substantial sum...
Choosing Cycling Shoes

Choosing Cycling Shoes

Your cycling shoes are a major player in 2 out of the 5 direct contact points you have to your bicycle, and therefore merit careful consideration in their selection to suit both your feet (pun intended) and the style of cycling you do. The purpose of cycling shoes is...