Beginners

  • What Is Cyclocross?

    by Jordan Austin

    What Is Cyclocross"What is cyclocross?" you ask… Well, cyclocross is a tale of mud and fun.

    Cyclocross features many challenges such as sand traps, barriers, and stair cases. And it makes use of tight corners, steep climbs, and off-camber sections to push the riders to their limits. Racers have to get through the obstacles and also ride as hard as they can to win.
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  • How to Train with a Slower Rider

    By Nathan Cline

    How (not) to train with a slower riderIn order to train with a slower rider, adopt the role of the good shepherd. (Note: Like the opposite of megaphone-dude in the cartoon.)

    Not every ride can be exactly what you want. In life, as in bike riding, it is up to us to make the best out of any given situation. So when it comes time to ride with people of different ability levels, the more experienced cyclist has an opportunity to be a leader and help guide the other people on the ride. Here I will offer some tips and tricks that I have done myself to both give the person I am riding with a good experience and also get a workout for myself in the process.

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  • Is Your Bike Ready for Triathlon?

    Is your bike ready for triathlon?In your training, you've perfected your swim stroke, improved your watts, and steadily increased your run miles. Now you are ready for the big day. But, is your bike ready for triathlon?

    The bike leg has the most equipment, and therefore, the most opportunity for something unexpected to go wrong.  With a bit of regular maintenance and attention to detail, your bike can be as ready as you are.

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  • Ironman 70.3 Racine 2015: Jennifer Borst's Report

    by Jennifer Borst

    Jen came out of the water strong at Ironman 70.3 RacineIronman 70.3 Racine
    1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13 mile run
    Racine, Wisconsin
    July 18, 2015

    This is my second triathlon season. I began the art of learning to swim period, but more specifically, freestyle, in January of 2014. Last year consisted of sprint triathlons, with Cyman in September being my first Olympic. This year, Ironman 70.3 Racine was my A race, and my first half Ironman.  Continue reading

  • DIY Triathlon

    by Scott Carkhuff, Kyle’s Bikes 2014 Triathlon Team

    You can host a DIY TriathlonBefore it ever occurred to me that I'd be doing a DIY triathlon, I signed up at my local YMCA for a triathlon they were putting on. I have been a member for a very long time, so this was something that was exciting for me. I'd get to swim in a pool I swim in all the time, ride my bike on roads I ride on all the time, and then run through neighborhoods where I actually know whose house I’m passing. But, the big thing with this event is it’s very hard to get people to come to a triathlon in June that has an indoor swim.

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  • Late Season Race Ready: An On-Line Triathlon Clinic

    Kyle's Bikes 2014 Triathlon TeamThis is the place learn about triathlon equipment choices, transition setup, and more from members of the Kyle's Bikes 2014 Triathlon Team. Finish the season on a high note, whether you're considering your first race or hundredth.

    Instead of meeting at the store, we will be live answering questions on our blog Thursday evening, September 4, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CDT. Ask a question, and get an answer right away!

    Share the link with your local friends and those who live across the country: kylesbikes.com/blog/late-season-race-ready-an-online-triathlon-clinic/

    We are focusing on these articles:

    Add your questions in the comments section of any of those articles (or any other article) and we will answer you right away.

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