If getting cut from the team in one sport leads to excelling in another, then we should all try out for college soccer.
It worked for Alison Dunlap. In 1987, after Dunlap just missed out on playing Division I soccer for Colorado College in Colorado Springs, she joined a cycling club instead, then went on to dominate womenâ€™s cycling in multiple disciplines and represent the United States not once, but twice, in the summer Olympic GamesÂ Â …Â More
On the road to a new bicycle tax in Washington state — more on that in a second — a legislator, by his own admission, said a rather silly thing to a Tacoma bike shop owner last week.
“If I am not mistaken, a cyclists [sic] has an increased heart rate and respiration,” state Rep. Ed Orcutt wrote in a Feb. 25 email to that owner, Dale Carlson, who shared it with the Los Angeles Times. “That means the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.”
The email quickly became Â …Â More
Karnage Kam! Selected footage from SM4, SM35+4, SM3, SM35+3, and yes, even SW4 races.
For 2013, the USA Cycling rule book has been completely revised from top to bottom, with lots of big changes to the collegiate chapter, especially. Hereâ€™s a rundown of the bigger changes. These are in order of the rule, not importance, so be sure to look through the whole thing. Remember, it is the riderâ€™s responsibility to know the rules, so it canâ€™t hurt to look through the actual rule book and familiarize yourself with this information first hand.
Overall: Lots of rules were deleted, including such things asÂ …Â More
The first time you see Charles McDonald on a bike, youâ€™ll probably doubt what you just saw.
McDonald, 39, of Bellevue, never planned to be an advocate, or an inspiration.Â â€œAll I have to do is ride down the street, and it seems to strike a chord with somebody. â€¦ I guess itâ€™s a shock to people.â€
He now gets phone calls from people all over the world, asking for adviceÂ Â …Â Video and more
Does bike weight really matter?
Iâ€™m about to invest in a better bike now that Iâ€™m taking riding more seriously, and Iâ€™m looking at the different options depending on the frame materials.
I happen to be an engineer, so I wondered how much bike weight actually matters when climbing. Say that Iâ€™m going up a climb that can be as steep asÂ Â Â …Â More