Ride Better with Yoga

For cyclists, a few basic yoga poses can go a long way in “un-doing” some of the tightness that creeps up in the body after a long ride. Riding is notorious for creating stiff quadriceps, hamstrings and hips. The shoulders and neck also take quite a beating over time from leaning towards the handlebars and looking up to see the road. The good news is that just a few minutes of stretching can provide worlds of relief for these common cycling […]

Beat the Bonk!

Bonking. We’ve all been there. It’s the pivotal moment when we go from feeling like Lance Armstrong to John Candy riding a cruiser bike uphill. Pre-ride, ride, and post-ride nutrition is one of the most crucial aspects of maximizing your experience on the bike. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you happily hammering on your bike. Pre-Ride Nutrition. No matter if you’re going out for a ride that’s short and mellow or long and hard, consuming pre-ride fuel […]

My First Boulder Mountain Bike Ride

21 years ago in the Fall of 1990, my mom and I where cresting the hill on Route 36 West looking at the Boulder Flatirons through the windshield of our rental car. Even though I was starting school at the University of Colorado in just a few days, it was the first time I had ever seen Boulder. I couldn’t believe the spectacular view. I also couldn’t wait to explore those mountains on my awesome graduation gift: a mountain bike. […]

If You Build It, They Will Ride

I’ll never forget those days as a ten-year-old kid living in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. My helmet-less buddies and I would meet in front of my house on our BMX bikes, then rip down to the vacant dirt lot a couple miles away. Of course, a stop at the local 7-Eleven to get hopped up on Slurpee and Tasty Cakes was a given. It was the necessary sugar rush for an all day dirt jumping session at the local BMX […]