Category: History

The Cutting Edge: When Cycling Technology Can Make a Difference in Winning Performance

Depending on your goals, you may enjoy riding bikes that are heavy and inexpensive or that were modern decades ago. If you want to win races, you need a bike that is close to the cutting edge. Being an early

Posted in Equipment, History

Spoke Trivia – The Hour Record

The Hour Record is the world record at any given time for the longest distance traveled by a solo rider on a bicycle in one hour not assisted by wind, hill or another vehicle or power source. Hour records are

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Spoke Trivia: Ironman Origins

 “Ironman” Triahlon: The first Ironman triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) was held on Oahu, Hawaii in 1978 to settle an argument between the Mid-Pacific Road Runners and the members of the Waikiki Swim Club about

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Emigrating to Bike-World

Involvement in club racing can be extremely rewarding. Besides excitement and challenge, one gains physical fitness, confidence, self-knowledge and a social network. For many, bike culture is the background for life’s journey of self-discovery or provides a structure that gives

Posted in History, Mental Skills, Philosophical Musings, Skills

Setting Tempo – It works for strong leaders with strong teams, and for getting a little TV time

(Originally published in Velonews) by René and Kendra Wenzel The fortunate cycling fans who have been able to tune in to Outdoor Life Network the past few years have likely been exposed to the strategy of setting tempo in modern

Posted in History, Performance Tips, Racing