Category: Thing’s To Know

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Heart Rate Monitors

Monitoring your heart rate in real time can help to know your current effort, and know when to push a little harder or ease up. Although it may not be as concrete of a number as a power meter it can still be useful for those who are looking into upping their training to gain strength, endurance, or doing watch their effort while on a recovery ride.

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Importance of Cycling Eye Wear

Never underestimate the importance of wearing cycling eye wear. Beyond looking fashionable and protecting your eyes from bright light, eye wear offers valuable protection from harmful UV rays and potential flying debris,

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Always Ride With Traffic – Except

Bicyclists must travel on the right side of the roadway in the direction of traffic, except when passing, making a legal left turn, riding on a one-way street, riding on a road that is too narrow, or when the right side of the road is closed due to road construction.

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Meet the Wheelwoman circa 1898

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History presents a filmed version of its on-the-floor program, Meet the Wheelwoman. Learn how women of the 1890’s changed their lives riding bicycles as presented by a Wheelwoman, “Louise” circa 1898. Click HERE to watch.

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MIPS Impact on Helmets

Multi-Directional Impact Protection System or MIPS is a technology developed by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden after being contacted by Swedish brain surgeon Hans von Holst from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

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Beginner’s Guide to Strava

Strava, (Swedish for Strive) has exploded as one of the most popular running and cycling social media apps since first released in 2009. Strava has grown popular among athletes wanting to improve their performance, track their running or cycling statistics and offer the means to give fellow athletes “Kudos.”