Cycling Podcasts | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here with another cycling blog post for all of my cycling-obsessed readers. For those of you who can’t stop thinking about cycling whether or not you’re in our out of the saddle, this piece is for you. Today, I’m discussing my favorite cycling podcasts for those of you who want to listen about…

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Five Tips to Better Cycling | Barton Haynes

How many of you are fans of YouTube? Do any of you subscribe to WIRED? If so, you might have noticed that their featured video on their home page is currently titled “Why It’s Almost Impossible to Ride a Bike 60 Kilometers in One Hour.” For those of you who missed it, I’ll include the…

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Eating During Century Bike Races | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here in sunny San Diego. In this article I’ll talk about my experience eating during races, what has worked and what hasn’t, and something new I’m going to try in 2019. I’m not a nutritionist expert, but I do highly advocate for trying different things out to see what diet helps you the…

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Good Quality Cycling Gear on the Cheap | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here in sunny San Diego. I want to talk about something that concerns any of us who don’t have an unlimited cycling budget: getting GOOD cycling gear on the cheap. Anyone can buy bad gear that costs little, but it’s harder to find good gear. Cycling Gear is Expensive (but doesn’t have to…

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How to Build a New Bike | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here in sunny San Diego. I’ve recently starting planning for building my new bike and buying parts, and wanted to share what my priorities are. List of Bike Pieces Here’s how I think about buying new parts: Body Rims Handlebars/seat Crankset and pedals Gear levers and cables Cassette and chain You can probably…

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Snow Cycling | Barton Haynes

Although I live in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, where the sun is constantly shining, I wanted to celebrate the upcoming Christmas week by discussing snow cycling. Recently, I took a short weekend trip to snowy Colorado where I tried my wheels on the ice. Given that most of my cycling is done on sun-dried pavement,…

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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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Cycling for a Charity | Barton Haynes

Have you ever wondered exactly how you could turn your love of cycling into a way to make money for a charity you care about? We often hear of inspirational cyclists doing this very thing to raise money or awareness for causes near to their hearts. Recently featured in the news was a 59-year-old retired…

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