One of my fondest memories of cycling Bike Virginia in 2000 was struggling up a narrow, winding road to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
There were about 1,100 cyclists on the bicycle tour that year, and I remember hearing a lot of fear and loathing the night before the climb about the steep grade. When we reached …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/13/bike-virginia-misses-the-summit-this-year/
Traveling independently on a self-contained bicycle tour means no sag wagon, no mechanics, and no large group to look to for support.
But no matter how bad things might get, it seems that someone always shows up at just the right moment to lend a hand, offer a lift, or provide a place to stay.
Touring cyclists call this a rescue. Here's how my friend and I were rescued once while cycling the TransAmerica Trail in 1984.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/11/rescue/
Roscoe and Ann Phillips are a retired couple who use their free time to take self-contained bicycle tours of the US and Europe. Here, they add Canada to their itinerary.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/10/retirement-and-independence-on-a-bicycle-seat/
No last names are needed here.
Lance is scheduled to appear Friday on Oprah's TV show. He's supposed to talk about bicycle racing and his work with cancer research and survivors. Rockstar girlfriend Sheryl (Crow) also will be interviewed.
Then Lance and Oprah will race bikes.
I've been known to videotape obscure bicycle races for …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/09/lance-and-oprah-together/
At one time, only the state-run Flying Pigeon bicycle plant operated in China's Tianjin. Today, there are upwards of 800 bicycle and bicycle parts makers there.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/09/one-china-city-exports-more-bicycles-than-all-of-taiwan/
Before Lance Armstrong, there was cyclist Greg LeMond to excite the imaginations of US bike fans. A jury says he deserves money owed to him by a sponsor.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/06/greg-lemond-gets-some-respect/
Cyclists are always looking for lighter and stronger equipment. Engineers at BYU are trying to meet those demands with bicycle frame that relies on pyramid power, as well as carbon fiber and Kevlar. …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/03/pyramid-power-at-heart-of-bicycle-frame/
Those small bicycling rides can add up.
Instead of waiting until my mood and the weather is just right for a big ol' monster bicycle ride, I've been using my bicycle for light errands in whatever the weather.
Here in the Northwest, that usually means drizzle and temperatures in the upper 30s to 40s …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/02/cycling-in-small-doses/
His bicycle race winnings aside, Lance Armstrong makes more in a year from endorsements than most of us will make in a lifetime.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/01/31/sponsors-take-care-of-lance/
Copies of the LiveStrong bracelets go on sale, but they don't help cancer survivors or cancer research.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/01/29/counterfeiting-livestrong-bracelets/