The Stress-Free Way to Change a Flat Tire

Changing a flat can seem daunting, difficult and intimidating. Here is the simplest way to change a flat on your road bike if you’re stuck in the middle of a ride. Note: this may not be the cheapest way, but it is fast, helps to ensure you will not flat again, and allows you to get back on the bike and keep riding. All you have to do is 1) have the tools on hand and 2) learn the steps. What you will need: 1. A tube (top left). This goes inside your tire and fills with air. It needs to…

5 Simple Rules of Cycling Attire

You have been standing in your closet for five whole minutes, rummaging through drawers, and tossing things around in frustration. You’re going on a ride and your favourite shorts AND jersey are in the wash. You only have 3 other pairs of shorts and five other jerseys… Why is this SO upsetting? Maybe you’ve been here before, or maybe not. But the reason this all-too-familiar scenario occurs, is because what we wear cycling makes a huge difference in terms of comfort on our rides. The reason we have favourites is because we have found something functional and comfortable, so we…