Who is Chris Froome?

In the world of cycling, there are laymen and there are gods. Like in any sport, a small group of untouchables hover above the rest and achieve greatness amongst mankind. Chris Froome is a part of that elite club. An idol amongst the millions of cyclists around the world, he won the Tour de France in…

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Ask Bart Haynes: 2017 Races for Beginners

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a racing enthusiast. One of my favorite aspects of cycling is the races I get to participate in every year. Everything about racing gets me excited from the preparation to the racing adrenaline to the prospect of beating my previous time to the beer and massages afterwards!…

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How to Pick Cycling Shoes Part 2

About a month ago, I posted a few general tips regarding how to pick cycling shoes. Since this is a popular topic and a common question for most beginning cyclists, I wanted to expand upon the idea a bit more by discussing the categories of cycling shoes that will help you make your decision. Furthermore,…

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Why is Cycling Good for your Knees?

Years ago, I used to be a runner. When I was in my twenties, I lived in Arizona and ran to my heart’s content every morning. While I liked to call myself motivated and driven, my friends used other adjectives like crazy and insane. Looking back, I guess I can see why; waking up at 4:00 a.m. to lace up my…

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How to Treat Road Rash

If you’re an avid cyclist, you’re bound to encounter the dreaded road rash at some time or another. As someone who’s been cycling for many years, I must admit that I’ve come face-to-face (literally) with pavement quite a few times. I recently received an email from a blog reader posing the following question: “I just…

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Cycling in State Parks

Happy Monday, cycling family! Today, I’m getting the inspiration to adventure. I’ve been cycling a great deal in my hometown of San Diego, California (speaking of which, check out my post on bartonhaynes.com about the Best Cycling in San Diego), but I’ve recently gotten the idea to take a vacation with my bike. In my…

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5 Futuristic Bicycles

Greetings to all of my fellow cyclists from the future! As those of you who follow me know, I maintain a page on this blog all about Bicycle History. Today, however, we’re going to go in the opposite direction and take a step ahead by exploring what 5 futuristic bicycles might look like in times…

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4 Protein-Packed Recipes with Peanut Butter

Greetings, fellow cyclists! I hope that this June week is welcoming you with lots of sunshine and pedaling time. I know that here in San Diego, California, the cyclists have been out in droves with our forecast being consistently sunny and beautiful. Due to the influx of cyclists that hit the pavement during the summertime,…

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How to Adjust Bicycle Gears

The idea for this post came up unexpectedly last week when I went on my daily ride. This, of course, occurred when I was just about finished with my ride at the tail end of my route. As I was making my final stretch back up the hill leading to my house, my gears stuck. I wasn’t…

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How to Troubleshoot Your Bike

Happy Monday, fellow cyclists! I hope that, wherever you are, you’ve been getting many opportunities to hit the pavement in the past week. In light-filled San Diego, California, I’ve been comfortably basking in balmy temperatures and riding happily under the sun. The longer days and brighter weather means, of course, more time on the road…

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