Pre-Race Stretching | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego, here to talk about stretching before riding and racing. The real question is: why even stretch before riding?  The fact is, it’s a good question. Cycliing is a physically extremely repetitive activity, and so stretching is beneficial for: Hips Hamstrings Lower back Calfs  Here are several reasons you…

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Increasing Your Ride Distance | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego, here to answer a reader question: how much is a safe distance to increase riding? Is it like running? The prevailing, accepted running wisdom is that once you have your running baseline, you shouldn’t increase your running distance more than 10%. Some runners take this as “not more…

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8 Tips: How to Cycle in a Group | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego with another article that is meant for cyclists who are new to riding in groups, and seasoned cyclists who could use a primer on riding etiquette. Most people start cycling by themselves or with one other person. Making the jump from riding alone or with one or two…

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5 Cycling Tips for Races | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego, here to talk about strategies for racing. One of the reasons I love cycling races is because there is so much strategy in how you do it. You can dramatically – and I mean dramatically – improve your racing times simply by adopting a good strategy.  For me,…

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Cycling Etiquette 101 for New Cyclists | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes in sunny San Diego, here to talk about riding etiquette. Let’s call it a riding etiquette primer, primary aimed at new cyclists but rules that seasoned cyclists would benefit from keeping in mind. So, why this article? Two reasons.  First, when I first started riding I remember being distinctly with the question, “How…

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4 Mistakes New Cyclists Make | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here, setting a few basic ground rules for getting started cycling that will save you major headaches (or body aches). I’m a big advocate for getting started with cycling on the right foot – or the right wheel, so to speak. I’ve learned many lessons the hard way because I picked up cycling…

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5 Tips for the First Cycling Race | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here with some tips for your first cycling race. The first cycling race you go on will be a bit nerve wracking. Have I trained enough? What if I screw up? What if I can’t make it? These are the kinds of questions that race through your mind, especially when you are packed…

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5 Gadgets I Use for Cycling | Barton Haynes

The most necessary items to bike are obvious: a good bike, bike shoes, bike clothes, bike pants, and a helmet. But necessary is not the same as essential. You need more to remain: Comfortable Safe Efficient In other words, happy riding requires more comforts than the basic essentials. Here is a small list of other…

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