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Flat Repair on the Road

By |2018-03-08T16:35:15-07:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Repair and Maintenance|

Select http://thebikepalace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Flat-Repair-on-the-Road.pdf for the .pdf version of this article. Check out the video version of this article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXdiB2lzWn0 Getting Your Wheel Off Release the brakes on the wheel with the flat tire. Skewer operation On the front wheel, after releasing the skewer, you’ll need to unscrew the head of the skewer so it will clear the [...]

Hands Getting Numb on Rides?

By |2018-03-08T16:40:41-07:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Fitness and Health|

Hand numbness during an extended bike ride is not an uncommon complaint from riders. Occasional numbness during a ride is not a cause for undue concern, but extended numbness after the ride is something to be looked into. Numbness in the hands while riding is typically caused by excessive pressure on the blood vessels and nerves [...]

A Cycling Fitness Plan

By |2018-03-08T16:41:24-07:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Fitness and Health|

This is my cycling fitness plan. Before we get too far in, the standard disclaimer has lots of merit—check with your doctor before you begin any exercise plan (seriously). Now that you've got that done, we can get started: Establish Goals You probably have some idea where you'd like your weight and physical condition to be [...]

Onward and Upward…

By |2015-03-06T08:19:26-07:00March 6th, 2015|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

OK, my weight this morning is back up, but I'm still 1.8 pounds down from my start, plus I'm losing weight at my planned rate. What was my undoing yesterday? Not sure, but I did have a beer late in the day. Beer is nice, but is just empty calories. Many believe that wine, however, has [...]

Making Progress

By |2015-03-05T07:34:35-07:00March 5th, 2015|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

Finally, I'm making progress! I'm down 2.8 pounds. This marks the third day in a row that I've lost weight. I really haven't been working very hard at it, which means that I could still be eating healthier. Breakfast was my normal Kashi Go Lean, this time with Chilean blueberries. They still aren't very ripe (too [...]

Paying the Piper…

By |2015-03-02T08:24:23-07:00March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

No, I'm not paying my friend Mike Piper, I'm paying the guy that collects dues when you've screwed up. I went to St, Rocke in Hermosa last night with Becky to see Richie Furay (ex of Buffalo Springfield and Poco). Old folks' party. Great show, but I had a burger and fries along with five pints [...]