Archive of posts with category 'Bicycle Tips'

Katy Trail Trip 2020 Trip Report

2020, the year that took away bicycle events, gravel rides, get togethers. The year that took away interactions with coworkers, friends, family. The year that took away jobs.

2020 Katy Trail Shakedown Ride

My grand vision of building the Bicycle Tips brand/website in 2020 were apparently dashed with Covid. That hasn’t stopped the riding, though there has been less than planned, and no...

Dirty Kanza 2020 has been postponed, what about your hotel?

So Dirty Kanza had their "virtual gravel camp" this weekend. Going into this, I figured it would be leading up to something. Some change, I assumed a cancellation for 2020...

2019 The Year of Gravel, in Review

Not sure we’ll get this posted before the end of 2019, but we’ve at least started writing it before then! So a quick review of all things ‘19, look for...

Tips for Registering for Dirty Kanza

If you’re reading this, you might be interested in trying to get a spot in the Dirty Kanza for 2020. If so, you’ve come to the right place to get...

Hydration Planning for Dirty Kanza

For the 2019 Dirty Kanza (halt pint) I had some concerns about how I was going to handle hydration for the event (be sure to read our 2019 Ride Review)....

Bike Tip: Check Your Valve Stem

So this site is called BicycleTips.com for a reason, because at one point in time we planned to post tips… Well, guess what, that's back.

2019 Dirty Kanza Half Pint (100) Ride Review

Wow, what a weekend. The 2019 running of the Dirty Kanza has come and gone, and all I can think about is doing it again, not next year, but next...

Gravel Riding to Busch Wildlife

In prep for my riding of the Dirty Kanza 100 coming up in June, I’ve been trying to get some miles in and looking for some gravel that is “nearby”...

Getting a Retul Bike Fit Done

It has been a while since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips and it is time to get started again! Less than 2 months remain until I ride the 100-mile distance...

Mountain Biking at Howell Island Conservation Area

We've been back in Missouri for just over 5 years now, and in that time I've taken my mountain bike out to Howell Island Conservation area three times. Howell Island...

Boone Bridge Bike Trail to the Katy Trail–NOW OPEN!

In case you missed the news, the bike path connecting the Monarch Levy trail, and the Katy Trail opened up last week (week of June 10th, 2016).

Benefit of cold weather cycling, Clearing The Sinuses

There are many obvious health benefits to riding your bicycle, and by riding your bicycle year-round, you can work to keep your body in shape for the prime riding in...

Garmin Edge 500 “Software Missing” after 3.2 Update

Last night Garmin was nice enough to send out an email to all Edge 500 users (assuming they sent it to anyone who has registered their device with Garmin.com). The...

Garmin Edge 510 and 810 Released

Today Garmin has released two new, very cool, products. The Garmin Edge 510 and Garmin Edge 810. You can find out more information about them with some of the information...

Almost time for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis 2012, 100 mile ride

It has been far too long since I've blogged here on BicycleTips.com, hopefully I can pick up the pace here pretty soon. Natalie and I are just over 48 hours...

Day 1 of 30 days of biking 2012

I can't believe I forgot about this, but fortunately I was able to get ride in for Day 1 of 30 Days of Biking 2012. http://30daysofbiking.com/ What? 30 days of...

Bicycle Riding in Colorado, Group Ride!

I am heading to Colorado next week for work, a week of onsite DotNetNuke Training in the state that is my former, if short lived, home. I booked my flights...

500 miles in 2011? 500 Miles in 2012

So my goal for 2011 was to hit 500 miles, I started in early June and hit it around the end of November, I thought that was pretty good. Well...

Is bicycle riding video boring?

One of the things that I’ve been trying to do while riding is figure out how to record my rides, for a couple of reasons. 1) To create cool creative...

Planning a ride with SF2G

As I get more and more into cycling I am looking for more and more things to get my cycling. I live in Half Moon Bay, and while my wife...

Early morning bicycle ride, Lesson: Always check Sunrise times

I set my alarm this morning for 6am, with plans to get in a 45 minute ride before I took a shower and came in to work. I went to...

Bike riding in Half Moon Bay, the Video

The weekend before Thanksgiving I decided to strap one of my new GoPro HD Hero2 cameras on to my bicycle helmet and take it with me for a ride. I...

My first impression of MapMyRide

So I finally got around to trying out the IMapMyRide application on my Android phone today, along with my Garmin ForeRunner 305 which I always use when I ride. Overall,...

What are Bicycle Legs?

So this website has been up for a few weeks now, and after looking at the Traffic here on the site, we’re getting incoming search links for the term Bicycle...

Staying safe while riding your bike, be identifiable

So as a new bike rider I am highly concerned about being safe while I ride. I also don’t like the idea of carrying my wallet with me while I...

Biking at night, prep for the trip

So today is the Fourth of July, and what is everyone going to be doing tonight? Going to watch Fireworks of course. The wife and I are as well, though...