Doping in Cycling | Barton Haynes

Since it’s been some time since I’ve posted a “Bicycle History” article, I thought that I’d write a little bit about the history of a hot topic in the cycling world: doping in cycling. What is doping? According to Wikipedia, doping in sports is defined as ” [the] use of physiological substances or abnormal method to obtain…

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Cycling in the News | August 2018 | Barton Haynes

Since it’s been a while since I’ve written a “Cycling in the News” post, I thought it appropriate to share some noteworthy bicycle-related news stories today. As an avid cyclist, I believe that staying up-to-date with what’s going on in the cycling world is a must. Therefore, without further ado, here is your dose of…

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Electric Bicycles | Bart Haynes

This past month in San Diego, California, I’ve noticed several electric bicycles zooming around town. Being a cyclist, I’d stuck up my nose to motorized bicycles in the past thinking that they were just a cheater way to ride for people too lethargic to hop in the saddle of a road bike. My wife ultimately…

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Responsible Cycling | Bart Haynes

This article from Mirror popped up on my newsfeed today: Impatient Cyclist Nearly Crushed to Death by Drawbridge After Ignoring Stop Signs Reading it made me slap a palm to my face. This, my fellow cyclists, is the epitome of stupid cycling. The incident, occurring in Wisconsin, very luckily ended with fortunate results. The cyclist was…

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4 Bicycle Storage Solutions | Bart Haynes

Today’s post comes as an inspiration from an issue that my good cycling buddy faced last week. My friend, upon moving into his super-small studio apartment, quickly discovered that there was no space in which to store his bike. After moving his beautiful Cervelo into numerous corners of his 500-square-foot space, he was stumped. He called…

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Radars for Cyclists | Bart Haynes

A fascinating article was released today by Forbes discussing the use of radar for safe cycling. The article, titled “The Revolutionary Bike Safety Breakthrough Every Cyclist Needs – Including You,” caught my attention because of its opening words: “Bicycles and cars don’t play well together, and between a rapid increase in smartphone-driven distracted driving and…

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3 San Diego Cycling Routes | Bart Haynes

Recently, I’ve been taking advantage of all of the beautiful cycling routes that the San Diego area has to offer. Living in San Diego certainly has its perks; year-round cycling being one of them. However, as a sun-loving creature, the sunny weather has given me more inspiration to get out on the road and veer…

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Tour de France Stages

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego with some information on the Tour de France, which begins in a couple of weeks. A non-cyclist friend recently asked me, Hey Bart, do you think you could ride in the tour, not to compete, but just finish it? Could Bart Haynes finish the Tour de France? The…

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