Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • Garmin Edge 20 & Edge 25 Product Announcement

    Garmin Edge 20 & Edge 25This past week, Garmin announced the introduction of the small and powerful Edge 20 and Edge 25 GPS cycling computers. Both computers track all the vital stats you need for your rides, including time, distance, speed, ascent, and location. The Edge 25 is compatible with ANT+ heart rate,* speed,* and cadence** sensors and has additional connected features when paired with your compatible BLE phone.

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  • National 24-Hour Challenge 2015: Kyle’s Report

    by Kyle “Kyle’s Bikes” Robinson

    Dave and Kyle won their division at the National 24-Hour ChallengeNational 24-Hour Challenge
    Middleville, Michigan
    June 20–21, 2015

    As the name of the event implies, the National 24-Hour Challenge is not really a race but a challenge! So our challenge to ourselves was to make 300 miles.

    After going to packet pick up where we got our back number plates we got the plan together! The format of this challenge is one big loop of 120 miles, then a shorter loop of 24 miles which closes at 8:00 p.m., and then you're onto a 7.6-mile night time protected loop!

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  • Copper Creek 2015: Don Peddy's Report

    by Don Peddy

    Don Peddy didn't enjoy the climb to start the Copper Creek Triathlon runCopper Creek Triathlon
    750 m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run
    Pleasant Hill, Iowa
    June 14, 2015

    It wasn’t fun, until I was done

    The Copper Creek Triathlon finished with a 5 kilometer run through Pleasant Hill and around the lake at Copper Creek. I had already completed a 750 meter swim and a 12.4 mile (20 kilometer) bike ride. The first mile or so of the run was a pretty good incline. It was during that climb, that it occurred to me, "This is not fun."

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  • XLAB Rear Carrier Buying Guide

    by Katherine A. Roccasecca

    xlab-rear-carrier-buying-guideXLAB rear carriers offer variety, flexibility, choice, and customization for on-the-bike hydration and storage. That’s great—wonderful even—but it has a downside. How do you figure out which one you want?

    How many bottles can they carry? Which carriers are made to mount directly to certain seatposts? What about compatibility with special saddles? What bags can be attached to which carriers?

    Why isn’t there a chart that makes all this clear?

    We made a chart! (Well, actually, we made three.) Now, it’s almost simple to find the right carrier. Just walk step by step through the information in this XLAB rear carrier buying guide.

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