Are Dockless Electric Scooters Creating More Problems for Cities?
The last few months metro cities in California have experienced an ever-escalating proliferation of dockless scooters that people use to get around the city.
If an Alchemist was a Climber: Spreng Reng Continues Refinement of the Omni-Radius Chainring
The Spreng Reng is designed so that one side of the chain-ring within the entire power stroke segment is a smaller radius than the other side, thereby increasing the mechanical advantage of that crank arm.
Adjustments With Cleat Wedges Without First Addressing Pedal Stance Width Can Lead to Long Term Problems
After addressing pedal stance, the cyclist ends up with correct cleat placement, knees that track straighter and no accumulated knee pain after steep climbs or long days in the saddle. Wedges are too often used to align displaced knees at the detriment of long-term pain-free cycling.
Interested in Crit Racing? Start Here, Finish First
For those not familiar with BRP, the program is sanctioned by USA Cycling to provide survival skills to new racers through training disseminated by coaches registered as Category 3 or higher.
Bike Path Etiquette: Common Sense for Safety
If riding in a group, do not ride side by side taking up both lanes and not giving way to a slower rider/jogger/pedestrian. If you ride fast, then by all means ride in the street, taking the vehicle lane along with cagers in traffic.
Tools and Techniques for Addressing Foot Pain or Discomfort While Cycling
If your feet are either valgus or varus, they do not sit flush to your shoes, which can induce muscle fatigue. This can lead to foot pain in the metatarsals, or sesamoids, the delicate tendons that make up the ball and inner area of the foot.
Recording Your Ride Part II: Video Evidence Can Promote Accountability
Recording your ride can preserve important evidence if you are injured in a crash or if you are stopped by a police officer. If you were doing nothing wrong, the video may vindicate you, or it may show that the person who hit you was at fault.
Preserving the Wright Brothers’ Legacy with Adventure Bikes
In a time when the commodification of bicycles is the norm, bicycle sales that serve a purpose beyond the enriching of corporate shareholders is refreshing. Bikes can be ordered at the Wright Brothers webstore and are priced at $4,750 for the Van Cleve 1896 and $3,950 for the St. Claire.
DMV Justice: The Department of Motor Vehicles Re-Examination Process
What can you do when hit and seriously injured by a motorist you believe should not be driving to due to age or a mental or physical disability in order to protect others using the roads in the future? Following a fatal or serious injury accident, the Department of Motor Vehicles has authority to investigate and require a re-examination to determine whether the negligent drivers driving privileges should be revoked, suspended, restricted, or placed on probation.
The Essentials to Handle Flats, Sticky Situations, and Rough Roads
The basic carry for any adventure by bicycle should include a phone, your house keys, a drivers license or state issued ID, and optionally a cash or credit card) depending on the destination and distance). Now consider when out on the road, or on your MTB, the number one problem cyclists encounter is a flat tire.
Recording Your Ride: Using Evidence Wisely Part I
While most states and Federal law only require the consent of one party to record a conversation, California and a handful of other states goes a step further. The California Invasion of Privacy Act (Penal Code §§630-637.5) requires the consent of all parties to a conversation before recording it.
Don’t Think You Need A Bike Fit? The Rick Schultz Bike Fit May Make You Reconsider
Rick Schultz uses 3 bike fitting/bike sizing machines including the GURU DFU (Dynamic Fit Unit), a Serotta Size Cycle, and a Computrainer. For the majority of the visit we used the GURU DFU which electronically adjusts the position of the stationary bike in small increments.
Knee Pain May be Eliminated By Replacing Crankarms
The Bike Coach Rick Schultz has collected crankarm length data from his years of bike fit clients. During the bike fit interview process, most of his clients volunteer that although they have had prior bike fits, and even been to a physical therapist or chiropractor, they are still in pain. Coach Schultz found a viable solution for knee pain, which includes adding shorter crankarms.
10 Tips for Cyclists: Don’t Get ‘Doored’
Getting “doored” or crashing into the carelessly opened door of a parked vehicle while on your bike is no fun, but it is common. Here are 10 tips to both avoid getting “doored” and to protect your rights if an unfortunate incident occurs:
ATC: What are the most common problems you see when performing a bike fit?
There are several common problems I see when performing a bike fit, some of the most common include; incorrect cleat alignment, saddle positioning, and handlebar height. This article covers these common mistakes and how they are corrected.
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