About a year ago I retired from my Adult Job and started working part time at Kyle’s Bikes in Ankeny, Iowa. I had never really used my bicycle to commute to work, but I decided since I was working at a bike shop, I’d give it a try. I thought I had it all figured out. But I found out that the experiences I’ve had in the past year changed some of my thinking. Here is what I’ve learned. Continue reading
Recently, KCCI's Alyx Sacks stopped by to talk to Kyle about bicycle fit. They discussed why it's so important for any ride, but specifically for RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa).
Bad form can lead to "my knee hurts, my back hurts, my hands are going to sleep, my neck hurts…" Bad form is not usually the riders fault. It comes from the bicycle fit, which come down to where we touch the bike: our seat, our feet, and our hands.
We invite you to watch Alyx's video to learn more.
So, when Local 5's Elias Johnson was getting ready for this year's RAGBRAI, he visited Kyle and produced a video series of these tips to help his viewers get ready for the ride.
We have gathered the tips here to help you see them all.
by Jordan Austin
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.
by Nathan Cline
I admit that as a mid-westerner, I had no clue about enduro mountain biking. I love off-road bike racing. Yet, all of the races that I have ever done have been cross country (XC) or cyclocross (CX) race format. So what is enduro? I see lots of bikes and products coming out with the label of enduro, “What’s the deal with that?”
I asked an Iowa friend, Adam Prosise, who has been living and racing in Colorado for a few years to explain a few things to us, and Adam was up for it.
By Nathan Cline
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.