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Pick up any hobby long enough and you’re bound to go from being a blank slate on the topic, to being the “go-to guru.” The same applies to biking. Cycle long enough, pick up enough knowledge, and you might eventually be the authority on the topic. The thing is though, as with any hobby, being a guru requires you to “show something for it.”This means that your advice needs to be actionable. This means that to be an expert, you need to show it in your performance. And so you know by now, performance in cycling isn’t just about your...

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So you’re at the helmet shop… And you’re staring at all the funky helmets stacked on the shelves. Different colors, different designs, and certainly different shapes too. Seeing people wear them makes me think of aliens for some reason. They look like alien heads, don’t they? It would be cool if I could find some special helmets with an alien design… And yet a lot of people shun them. A lot of people apparently think helmets are too “wimpy.” If you had a soccer mom as a kid, she probably made you wear a helmet due to fear of injury....

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So you’re starting out with fitness…And congratulations, you picked cycling! Not many people are into fitness, let alone committing to it. And on top of that, picking out cycling? You should pat yourself on the back for that.Of course, cycling isn’t that easy. Cycling isn’t your conventional 20 minute jog at 6 in the morning. It’s not as simple as putting on sweat pants and dart around your neighborhood. Cycling requires commitment. You need gear to cycle, and that’s where all the beauty is.Not only do you get to exercise, you get to enjoy fiddling with tools, building your “machine...

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