Articles, Tips & FAQs

Articles & Tips


All About Nutrition & Hydration

Your nutrition habits are going to be a big part of your success and enjoyment while participating in the Friends For Life Bike Rally. Now is the time to start thinking about the changes you can make to your eating habits in advance of the big week. The food you eat...

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Master the Hill!


Master the Hill!

It’s a sad fact but cyclists have to battle with one nemesis in particular: gravity. Usually this takes the form of a hill, the steepness of which is directly proportional to one’s fatigue. Most cyclists would agree that they do not like hills but since they are...

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Flat-Fix & Roadside Repair


Flat-Fix & Roadside Repair

Safety Check Before you Ride: Steering Headset loose? Stem loose? Bar end plugs? Brakes: Should grip quickly and easily Do they feel stiff or gritty when applied? Are brake pads worn down? Loose? Cable condition: are they rusting? frayed? Brake pads aligned correctly...

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Nutrition Tips

By Brian Farr When the rides get longer and the weather is hotter it’s crucial to eat and hydrate properly. It’s important to take a sports drink formula with you when on the training rides and on the ride itself. If you’re drinking only water while riding you are not...

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Climbing Technique & Tips

By Lucinda Wallace Increase your cadence Aim for a cadence of 80-100 rpms on the flats and 60-80 rpms when climbing. A high cadence prevents fatigue over long rides because it spares your muscles by employing your cardiovascular system instead. If you do not have a...

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