Stay in shape this Winter with an indoor bike trainer. Before you know it, Spring will be here and you'll be ready for the road again.
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Back in junior high, riding your bike no-handed was an essential skill. It was beyond cool to clap when singing John Cougar Mellencamp's "Jack and Diane" while biking with a posse of like-minded girls. As I've aged, I've lost my chops and maybe gained some fear; I like to bike keeping at least one hand connected to my bike. But I have been inspired by the pros in the Tour de France — the double arm-pumping after winning a stage, but also two-handed tasks like handling a bag of food or removing a layer of clothes — to regain
my lost youth this lost skill.
I am working on riding sans hands on my quiet, slightly sloped street and hopefully I will get the hang of it soon. What about you?
I think cyclists are a fairly superstitious bunch and blessing a bike might not be bad idea even though I have no allegiance to any faith. Unforch, I was in town on a visit and did not have my bike with me, otherwise I would now be riding one blessed bike. Has anyone out there every done this?
Longer, warmer days mean it's time to dust off your bike and get pedaling. If you pull your bike out of storage only to find one of your tires is flat, fear not. You can fix it. Here are step-by-step instructions from Trek Bikes. The company, which has a great line of women-specific designed bikes, wants to help get gals two wheelin' — be it on the road or mountain.
An unexpected flat tire, when out on a long ride, can be a serious bummer. That's why it is good to practice your tire changing skills. Why not take a rainy afternoon and play with your bike if the weather is keeping you from cycling?
Tools needed: tire levers, bike pump, and if you don't have quick release wheels, you will need an Allen key
Hey Cyclers. I'm Alli Joseph, and I'm the founder of MamaCycle, a new, safe, fun and energetic indoor cycling program designed specifically for pregnant and post natal women who want to stay fit during their pregnancies and then, get their pre-baby-bodies back! I am a mom, producer/entreprenur and Spinning fanatic, and decided to create an option for women who wanted to continue riding during pregancy - and weren't in a high-risk category.
If you're into riding outdoors and in, and are looking for a way to keep doing that when you're getting ready for baby, check out @mamacycle on Twitter or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/MamaCycle/228593750490840. Just launched FB page recently but it will be renamed www.facebook.com/mamacycle in a week or so. Website coming soon as well (will be www.mamacycle.com). Questions? Interest in seeing a class come to your city? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a tweet. Please feel free to forward this to any other cycling moms you think it would be of interest to. Many thanks for your support! Alli Joseph