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
USA Cycling on Friday unveiled its 2013 national championship calendar, highlighted by several new locations for events.
â€œWe are excited about all of our national championships venues,â€ Vice President of National Events Micah Rice said. â€œOur new locations in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and North Carolina have really stepped up and weâ€™re looking forward to great events for our members. Whatâ€™s also exciting is that our relationships with our existing venues continue to get stronger and those events will continue to grow.â€
The marquee event for cyclingâ€™s national governing body, the 2013Â Â …Â More