Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike Review

Getting out and riding your bike should be a simple and pleasurable activity. You don’t want to have to deal with something that is always breaking down or needing to be worked on. That is why it is a good idea to really investigate the different sort of bikes that are out there before you decide on which one you will be purchasing. Continue reading Giordano Rapido Single Speed Road Bike Review

Takara Sugiyama Flat Bar Fixie Bike Review

When it comes time to hit the road you want to know that your method of travel is safe, comfortable, affordable and efficient. For inner city residents and even those in smaller towns, commuter bikes make an awesome way to get around without having to deal with traditional traffic and all of the other issues that come along with motor vehicles. This may not sound like a great reason to forgo driving a car but it can be! Continue reading Takara Sugiyama Flat Bar Fixie Bike Review

Critical Cycles Single Speed / Fixie Urban Road Bike Review

Urban cycling isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. That’s why bicycle riders are so serious about doing the research, understanding the gear, and getting the right bikes for their needs.

You can’t just walk into a store or go online and pick out the first bike with two wheels that you see. It just won’t work out. That is why we are here to help. Continue reading Critical Cycles Single Speed / Fixie Urban Road Bike Review

Vilano Edge Single Speed Bike Review

The Vilano Edge Single Speed / Fixie Bike

Let’s dive into one of the most popular fixed speed models on the market: The Vilano Edge Single Speed Bike. This bike can operate as a Single Speed bike or as a Fixie thanks to it’s flip-flop hub. This bicycle is made by Vilano and one of the most popular single speed models on the road today. Why is it so popular? Let’s take a look! Continue reading Vilano Edge Single Speed Bike Review

Riding the Katy Trail | A Lesson in Bike Buying and June Bugs

Most every state has its “Bike Across (Insert State Name Here)” annual tour, where reformed couch potatoes mingle with aging triathletes. The cyclists bond over small town charm, grinding climbs and snacks of “gorp,” a tasteless trail mix of peanuts, raisins, cranberries, and other foods that Wal-Mart rejected. Even Kansas hosts a 500-mile, eight-day recreational tour where more people presumably quit out of boredom than exhaustion.
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Grin and Bear it | Cycling / Swimming Through Banff National Park

I contend that Chinese water torture was invented by an accountant. It’s the cheapest torment known to man. Here’s how it works:

1. Strap your victim face-up on a table. Laugh at his pitiful screams.
2. Slowly drip water onto his forehead.
3. Wait 2-3 hours.

The victim, according to historians who documented the torture tactics of the Spanish Inquisition, would perceive a hollow bowl forming in the middle of his forehead and, given enough time, would go stark raving mad.

Mother Nature has its own form of Chinese water torture: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

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