Should You Carb-Load Before Cycling Rides? | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in Spokane, WA here to talk about eating before riding again. Last week I talked about why I don’t carb load before races anymore, and I wanted to continue with a similar conversation about eating and riding. The reason this post is about carb loading is because you, like most everyone else,…

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Why I Don’t Carb Load Before Races | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in Spokane, WA. I was talking with an acquaintance and fellow cyclists recently about century races and the topic of preparation came up. I mentioned that I no longer carb load before races like I used to. He couldn’t believe it. Here’s why I don’t do it anymore. Carb loading, the undisputed…

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Tips for Riding on a Trainer | Barton Haynes

Baron Haynes here in Spokane, WA. It’s fall time, which means cold time. Which means on the trainer time. Despite all appearances, trainers are not that simple. And I’m not talking about “smart” trainers either, I’m just talking about basic, run of the mill trainers the issues I’ve dealt with over the years. Here are…

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The Century Ride on the Centennial Trail | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here, now in Spokane, Washington. Last week I wrote about my favorite rides on the Centennial trail. This week I thought I would talk about riding the whole Centennial trail, as well as a future Spokane riding goal.  Centennial Trail Overview The Centennial trail is a mostly trail (paved) with some stretches of…

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Best Cycling Rides in Spokane | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here in Spokane, Washington. Now that I’m in Spokane and have been able to do some riding and research, I wanted to talk a bit about what I’ve found are the best rides so far. The Centennial Trail Before I get into the details of several ride I have thoroughly enjoyed, you need…

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Maintaining Chain and Drivetrain | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here in Spokane, Washington. If you have been following my blog, you’ll realize that the tagline is a little different from before – I now live in Spokane, having moved from San Diego! While I’ll miss the consistent, year-round riding weather and bike-friendly atmosphere of San Diego, Spokane has a ton of excellent…

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Should I Have Wet or Dry Chain Lube? | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in Sunny San Diego, here to talk about taking care of your bike in the off season as we wind down and approach fall. Many cyclists will not have the opportunity to ride regularly during the off season fall and winter months. By ride regularly, we are talking about: Different Conditions, Different…

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3 Everyday Bike Frame Maintenance Tips | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego, continuing my August series on bike maintenance to celebrate the winding down of the cycling season. In this article, I’m going to briefly discuss 3 everyday bike maintenance tips to keep your bike frame in good shape: Nail varnish for scratches Watch that cable rub Quick and dirty…

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