Basic bike handling skills video From time to time I’ve talked a little about the importance of learning some basic bike handling skills. Often I think people join a bunch ride without some simple bike handling skills, and the lacks of skills can increase the risk of a fall. And I’ve suggested that a group […]
Interesting videos that the older cycling community may find useful or just a good laugh. Our videos as well as the best of the web’s cycling videos.
It’s not about road cycling, or older people, but watch anyway Usually I post material here that I think is most of interest to road cyclists and particularly older road cyclists. I tend to avoid the general cycling material such as the Tour De France, road racing and so on, it is covered very competently […]
Can Strava play a part in losing weight cycling? In the past I’ve talked about both Strava and also about losing weight cycling. I love Strava, I think it’s one of the best things to visit cycling in quite some time. If you Strava you’ll probably find that it motivates you to ride harder, and […]
Here’s a simple video on monitoring bike chain wear Without a chain your bike goes nowhere. A bike chain is an essential piece of equipment on any and every bike. Your bike chain, however, is a consumable. In other words it is one of the items on your bike which needs to be replaced regularly. […]
Can you improve your hill climbing? Just about every road cyclist I know wants to improve. And if they’re honest thing they want to improve most is climbing. I’m no exception, I would like to climb hills better, I hate seeing half the bunch (or more) strung out ahead of me on a hill. Here’s […]
Wonderful funny cycling video. Watch it with caution Note: STRONG LANGUAGE. If you’re in doubt don’t watch. But if you do it’s a great laugh. How do you go about explaining your cycling to a non cycling partner? You might, or might not, like to explain your cycling like this.
Fixing a puncture is a crucial skill to learn. Once you’ve taken up road cycling there is one problem that I guarantee will afflict you sooner or later. Flat tires. Everyone gets a flat tire from time to time. There’s ways to minimize the likelihood, but there is no way to eliminate the problem entirely. […]
Fixing a dropped chain doesn’t have to make for greasy hands You know what it’s like. Or at least you do if it’s happened to you before. You’ve dropped your chain. In other words it’s fallen off one or other of the chain rings at the front, it’s hanging loosely, and you’ve had it. You’re […]
Here is an important tip for using your gears properly This is one of the most important tips that you can learn about using your gears on the road. Unfortunately both rear cassette’s and chains wear out, and over time you will find that it is necessary to replace both the cassette and the chain. […]