Category: Biking 101

Basic info we all should know.

Thoughts on Rear View Bike Mirrors

Bike Mirrors

I’m an adamant mirror user; if I leave my apartment having forgotten my mirror, I go back up to get it. A bike mirror reduces that tense feeling you get from not knowing what’s coming up behind you. Increased awareness leads to a more fluid style of riding.

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Bike Gears – and why you love them

Make friends with your gears! The gears on your bike allow you to control how much pressure it takes to turn the pedals. By using your gears to “dial-in” the perfect match between your body and your bike, you’ll enjoy all of the benefits (and none of the soreness) that you want from your rides.

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Q&A: Pedestrians in the Bike Lane

Dear VB “The thing I find myself having the most difficulty with is pedestrians. They don’t respond to my bell, they don’t look where they’re going, they often walk right out into the bike lane without even a thought…

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Go with the Flow

Everybody knows that bikes ride in the same direction as traffic. (everybody knows that, right?) So I was surprised by a conversation I had with a softball buddy this summer. “I feel safer riding against traffic”, he said. “I like to see what’s coming at me”.

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