Why Bart Haynes Switched to Electronic Shifters?

Another question from an acquaintance who I sometimes ride with, who was a bit surprised that invested in electronic shifters. Why did Bart Haynes upgrade to electronic shifters? Well, I’ll say this, electronic shifters are not for everyone. They should be the icing on the top of your top-tier bike. They should be the extra…

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Bart Haynes Average Weekly Ride Schedule

Recently one of my readers asked, “What is Bart Haynes average weekly riding schedule.” The full answer is it depends on the time of year, and what my goals are. Every year, I ride somewhere in the vicinity of 10 full century races (~106 miles), and a handful of metric century races as training rides….

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Are Helmet Cams for Cyclists Worth It?

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego. In this article I want to answer a question from a reader on whether its work it to wear a helmet cam while cycling. It’s increasingly common to see cyclists do this on the road – at least, in San Diego – and I have a suspicious that…

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Bart Haynes San Diego Ride Update 4/17

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego for my 4/17 ride update. It was a perfect day for riding: just over 70 degree, bright but not “sunny-hot.” Enough clouds so that I didn’t need suntan lotion but not so many clouds that I needed a jacket. San Diego is full into Spring. Summer green bloom…

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Greatest Dangers I’ve Experience Cycling

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego, delivering you a list of the biggest dangers of cycling. Cycling is dangerous, there’s no question. Any serious cyclist has had their share of close calls, or worse, has actually had dangerous collisions. I have never made a list before, but a conversation with a non-cyclist friend (NCF)…

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Cycling on a Trainer vs Road

Cycling on trainer vs road Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego. Spring is here and that means one thing for me: getting off my bike trainer. The first ride away from the trainer – after 4 months of exclusively riding on the trainer – is always a little strange. There’s no getting around the…

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Barton Haynes Roundup

Greetings, friends and cyclists! Today, I’m going to be sharing a summary of the highlights I’ve shared around my little corners of the Internet. For those of you who have recently tuned in, I manage a series of blogs and social media pages that share and discuss all things cycling-related. Below, I’m going to be…

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Ride the Point | Barton Haynes

Today, barthaynes.com is featuring an annual San Diego charity event called Ride The Point. According to the organization’s website, this charity raises money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer and honors Jim Krause, a Point Loma resident and local philanthropist. The Ride The Point “About Us” page reads: “Ride the Point was inspired by the late…

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The Best Exercise Bikes | Barton Haynes

Today’s post comes as a suggestion from our readers over at reviews.com. After finding my blog, they asked me to review a recent article they published titled “The Best Exercise Bikes.” I recently received an email stating the following: In recent years, spin classes and stationary bikes have become all the rage for anyone looking…

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Fun Bicycle History Facts | Barton Haynes

Hi, fellow cyclists! Today, I’m sharing 8 fun bicycle history facts with you all. If you follow the content on my picture-based blog (at bartonhaynes.com), you saw that my latest post was titled 19th Century Cycling | Barton Haynes. Furthermore, if you’ve followed my blogs for a longer period of time, you’ll know I’m a bit…

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