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Many communities have fun biking events and parades to suit every interest and lifestyle.  Join your neighbors in the celebration of spring.  Photo Source www.kimptonhotels.com

Spring Biking – Enjoy the Sun and Feel Amazing

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The first day of spring is just around the corner, time to shake off the dreary overcast days of winter and enjoy the sun and new life that is blooming all around us.  Some place in your garage, storage unit, or the corner of your apartment is a bike eagerly waiting to stretch its wheels and enjoy the first day of spring biking. Spring biking is a great way to ease back into the active lifestyle and get in shape for your summer adventures.  Many towns and cities have fun spring activities that cater to the biking enthusiast and are…

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Narrow curved tires help push water from under the bike tire reducing the possibility of hydroplaning.  Photo Source:  www.bicycling.com

Can a Bike Hydroplane?

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With all the wet weather we have had this winter, you may have started to question some of your basic assumptions about biking in the rain.  As you ride through puddles and speed over pavement with standing water you might ask yourself – can a bike hydroplane like a car? The short answer to this question is no, but the reasons why a bike does not generally hydroplane are fascinating.  Hydroplaning is when a tire rides on a cushion of water resulting in a sudden and total loss of traction.  This usually occurs at high speeds on pavement with standing…

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Learning to Ride a Bike as an Adult – 5 Easy Steps

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Okay, it happens.  You get through adolescence skipping over one of the seminal steps of growing up.  Like missing that first kiss, you find yourself in adulthood with no memories of skinned knees or the thrill of your first real freedom…somehow you never learned to ride a bike.  That’s okay, you are still a good person.  And the good news is that it is not too late to learn.  Follow these steps and you will be pedaling your way to fulfilling adventures and creating memorable experiences with friends and family. 1.  First, You Need a Bike If you don’t know…

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Does texting while biking increase your chance of an accident, recent research suggests it does. Photo Source:  thewashcycle.com

Does Texting While Biking Increase Danger?

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Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us know how texting while driving can be distracting and make us dangerous to other cars, pedestrians, and bicyclists.  But, we may have overlooked the dangers of texting while biking.  This practice is not only dangerous to you and others; it is quickly becoming illegal in many states. Texting while biking produces several unique problems that make the practice particularly dangerous for cyclists and those around them.  Unlike a texting car driver; a texting cyclist that is distracted and hits a pothole or road debris is likely to crash causing…

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