Bart Haynes Ride Update: San Diego Century

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego with my weekly ride update. Last week I rode in the San Diego Century race, a 102.5 mile ride with several challenging hill climbs. The ride traverses all over the greater San Diego area, including near down town, Poway, Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and Escondido. I have cycled…

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Two Types of Nutrition For Cycling

If you’re a cyclist, you’re probably at least semi-conscious of the food you eat. Nutrition is an especially important strategy, especially as race season shifts into full gear. I’m not a doctor. I’m not you. So I am not qualified to tell YOU the specifics of what you should eat. That being said, I have…

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5 First Race Mistakes in Cycling

A niece of mine has recently started cycling. And I don’t mean just riding a bike, I mean investing a small bit of money in a fairly nice road bike and sticking close to a training regimen [Bart Haynes Average Weekly Riding Schedule]. Her first race is coming up this fall – a full century…

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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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