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
My name is Steve Walker. Iâ€™m a butcher, Iâ€™m married (sometimes happily, sometimes not), have two kids, a cat, an artificial greenhouse (that blows over in 5mph winds), two deep filled vegetable plots (that the local cats use as their toilet), a water feature (that has never worked and gives me electric shocks), a tree in the garden (thatâ€™s so big that friggin giants move in and out of it, and it blocks out the day light and costs a fortune to have pruned), a badger (which I donâ€™t actually own) with a bad attitude, who attacks me on my weekly night ride, and Iâ€™ve got a strange obsession with alpacas and why they look just like lamas, but are called alpacas.
However, my biggest problem is that IÂ …Â More
Beginning in 2013, USA Cycling will enact the following changes as it relates to upgrades to road and cyclo-cross licenses.
The cyclo-cross upgrade section was rewritten to more closely match the road. There are two ways to upgrade, voluntary and mandatory. The number of points is now given for each of the mandatory upgrades. Please note that junior women are exempt from a mandatory upgrade to Category 2.
Cyclo-cross riders must upgrade fromÂ Â …Â More