Ask Barton Haynes: Clipless Pedals

I recently had an email in my inbox from a Barton Haynes blog reader that included the question: Do clipless pedals really make a huge difference in your rides?  Today, I’m going to answer that question in three parts all stemming from my overarching answer of: YES. What Are Clipless Pedals? First of all, let me…

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Barton Haynes October & November Ride Update

Greetings, fellow cyclists! Today I am going to share my progress and journey with you regarding my cycling journey over the past couple of months. I wrote about my September ride update a couple of months ago and am happy to bring another uplifting synopsis to my readers. September and October Ride Update As many of…

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Fun Cycling Facts | Barton Haynes

As a continuum from a post that I wrote about a week ago featuring cycling jokes, today I’m going to be sharing some fun cycling facts on the blog. A friend who regularly reads my blog said, “Those jokes were great! I’d love it if you brought more lighthearted content to barthaynes.com.”  Therefore, without further…

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Cycling Jokes | Barton Haynes

Greetings, fellow cyclists! Today, I’m going to lighten things up a bit by sharing a list of cycling jokes.This post was inspired by a conversation I was having with a group of cycling friends. As we were all sitting around enjoying a round of beers after a ride together, someone in the party asked, “Who…

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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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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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