Cycling TIPS!

H&S Cycling Tips

Equipment Know-How

• New Bike? Here’s What Else You May Need.
• Correct Tire Pressure Improves Your Ride
• Considering A Pump? Get The Right Type
• Advantages Of Folding Tires
• Choose The Right Tire Tread
• Proper Shifting Helps Your Bike Last Longer, Work Better
• Lock Your Bike To Keep It Safe, Inside and Out
• Safer Night Riding Begins With Good Lighting
• Follow A Pre-Ride Checklist To Increase Enjoyment, Reduce Problems
• Adjusting Bar Ends For Better Biking
• Get The Maximum Mileage From Your Cycling Shoes
• Understanding The Differences In Cycling Shoes

Family Cycling

• Helmets And Children
• Considerations When Taking Kids Biking

Fit & Comfort

• What’s The Right Size Bike For You?
• Saddle Position Spells Satisfaction Or Suffering
• Seat Fore-And-Aft Adjustment Is Important, Too
• We’ve Got A Seat For You
• Lower Your Seat For Mountain Biking
• Short “Shorts” That Are Long On Comfort
• Cycling Gloves Protect Your Hands In Many Ways
• Take Care Of Your Hands
• For Optimum Comfort, Check Your Handlebars
• Clothing For Cold Weather Cycling

Health & Fitness

• Getting Fit Is Fun
• Eat As You Ride To Sustain Energy
• Eat Right To Ride Longer And Stronger
• Keep Yourself Hydrated
• Monitor Your Heart For Faster Fitness
• Use Average Heart Rate To Pace Yourself
• Build Strength With Hill Repeats
• A Little R & R Before the Big Event Is A Good Thing
• Don’t Forget The Sunscreen
• Make Like Aaar-nold In The Winter To Ride Better In The Spring
• A Great Time To Take Up Off-Road Riding

Maintenance & Repair

• Put Together A Tool Kit For The Road And Trail
• Got A Flat? Get The Correct Tube Valve And Know How It Works
• How To Wash Your Bike (And Keep It Clean)
• Regular Drivetrain Maintenance Is Essential
• The Chain Tool: An Essential Take-Along For Off-Road Riding

Riding Technique

• Pedaling Is About Spinning, Not Stepping
• How To Perfect Your Pedaling
• Learn To Ride A Straight Line
• Body Moves To Help Smooth The Ride
• Avoiding Trail Obstacles
• How To Climb Like A Mountain Goat
• Here’s How To Master the Mud
• IMBA Singletrack Advice

Safe Biking

• Let Us Help You Pick The Right Helmet
• Properly Fitting A Helmet
• Stop Quickly And Safely
• Be Safe! Ride Defensively At Intersections
• How To Be Safe On Group Rides
• Ordinary Sunglasses Aren’t Good For Cycling…Here’s Why

Traveling With Bikes

• Proper Racking Prevents Damage And Inconvenience
• Don’t Let A Broken Bike Part Ruin Your Trip
• Flying With Your Bike

Sharing The Road

• Basic Safety Rules For The Road
• How To Drive Safely Around Cyclists
• Always Ride On The Right
• Ride To The Right. But, Not Too Far Right!
• Traffic Principles To Ride By
• Safe Lane Positioning
• Turning Tricks
• Safe Lane Changes & Turns
• How To Ride In Bike Lanes
• Hey! Obey Traffic Lights
• Dealing With Road Rage

Off-Road Riding & Racing

• Homemade Booties
• Save Your Levers


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