Pictures are becoming a little more scarce as the road racing season begins to fade out and cross season is right around the corner. However, some photos from this past weekend's races can be found below:
Every cyclist in the Washington, DC / NOVA / MD regions are subject to laws of the road when out on a group ride. Most cyclists however, do not have a clear understanding of their rights and restrictions while out riding. Therefore, we've enlisted the help and knowledge of a lawyer in the area to speak on the matter (he just so happens to be an avid and passionate cyclist as well). Check out his insight to the regulations every cyclist should know when biking in the area:
It goes without saying ... everyone in the cycling community can rejoice upon the announcement Jens Voigt will be joining Trek for one more year! Shut. Up. LEGS!
After reading some of the messages on the MABRA list serve today regarding interpretations of the TT passing and drafting rules, and then re-reading the messages to understand what people were saying, we thought it would be beneficial to clarify the proper interpretation of the rules:
With cycling season nearing its completion, and championship season of triathlons upon us, we thought some of you triathletes could use some pointers on how to better prepare yourself for the open water swimming portion of your triathlon.
Any of you cyclists looking for some solid cross training during the off season ... You won't find any other sport which have a large aerobic benefit, will not structurally damage your body (impact forces of running), and will build your core strength quicker than swimming will. Give it a try.
One of the largest races in the north east during the month of August is the Tour de Millersburg. A number of MABRA riders rolled up to PA this year to participate in the race. The MABRA hill climb championships were also this weekend bringing out the best of our climbers for some fun and serious. Check out the photographers below who were able to capture some of the action from this past weekend:
Before you roll up to the line this week at your local race or group ride, take 15 minutes to give your bike a nice wash down. You know you'll feel better and your bike will be much happier when it's clean. Here's a brief video on how to clean your bike and get the dirt out of all those hard to reach places.
Quick caveat.... most people will not use (let alone own) a pressure washer to clean their bike. A simple hose with running water should suffice and be nicer to your bearings over time.
In the past year or so, I've been asked by many friends / colleagues / family members / you name it, reoccurring and similar questions:
"So where is a good place to buy a bike?... but I don't want to break the bank."
"I want to start riding, what type of bike should I get?"
"Should I buy a used bike or new bike?"
Everyone asks these questions, and many more, before the first bike purchase. So here are some simple pieces of advice to take into account before you make that first big purchase.
Little delayed on our end ... but better late than never (said your boss never). Here are some pictures from races around the region this past weekend. Special shout out to Jon Winters for photographing literally every race at the VA RR championships.
Props to Kelly/LSV for rolling 15 deep, controlling the entire race and bringing home the Jersey. Also big shout out to Lindsay Bayer for killing it while out at Tour of Elk Grove. Former XO rider turned to wattz dropping, heart smashing women's professional cyclist.
In other news ... the freshbikes ride was really really really really really hard tonight. Baja fresh rules.
That is all.
We have some friends in NYC who recently documented their journey from New York City to Montreal Canada. We stumbled across their trailer late last night and it immediately caught our attention. The full video will undoubtedly be worth the watch.
Riders who are featured include:
Vincent Malo (Québec - SRS & Team iBike)
Josh Gieni (Saskatchewan - Team iBike)
Gophrette Power (France)
Danny G. Taillon (Québec)
Romain Albertini (France)
Marie-Hélène Lapierre (Québec)
David Trumph (USA - Chalet Magazine)
Phil Penman (England - Chalet Magazine)
James Stevens (Australia - Chalet Magazine)
Martin Amiot (Québec - Ombres & Lumières)
Philippe Bellemare (Québec - Ombres & Lumières)
The Paceline is our blog which is updated periodically with different news about races, events and anything else interesting and involves a bike.