Indoor Training with CycleOps

31. December 2015 Updates 0
Indoor Training with CycleOps
After sitting in the closet for a few months, I finally used the CycleOps Mag+ Trainer this evening and got a quick 25 minute session in. Although not as good as the CycleOps fluid trainer that I used during my bike fitting at R&A Cycles, the Mag+ is the perfect trainer to get me pedaling ...

Ride On Christmas!

29. December 2015 Updates 0
Ride On Christmas!
On what has been one of the warmest Decembers on record, Christmas Day provided the perfect opportunity to ride. With temperatures set to reach the mid-60s, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to get out and continue getting ready for Gran Fondo New York! I left my house at 7:30 and headed towards the George Washington Bridge, ...

Final Bike Fit

20. December 2015 Updates 0
Final Bike Fit
The first time I visited Alberto from R&A Cycles for a bike fit, he strongly suggested switching my saddle for a wider one in order to match the width of my sit bones. He recommended the Specialized Romin saddle with a width of 155mm, unfortunately, R&A Cycles does not carry Specialized so he told me ...

The Perfect Ride

09. December 2015 Updates 0
The Perfect Ride
What is considered the perfect ride? How do we achieve it? Is it just mental? Is it physical? Is it both? Does the setting help?    I think these are questions that we ask ourselves every time we ride, or at least we try to answer them. When you’re feeling good physically, it seems everything ...

Swapping Winter Tires

03. December 2015 Products, Reviews, Updates 0
Swapping Winter Tires
When the temperature starts dropping, the roads start getting wet and winter is near, riding a bicycle equipped with slick tires is not the smartest thing to do. Before it’s too late or I’m stuck home because the roads are wet, I picked up a pair of Continental Grand Prix 4-Season tires to get me ...

CompetitiveCyclist.com Sale!

01. December 2015 Products 0
CompetitiveCyclist.com Sale!
Browsing through my emails this afternoon, I came upon an email from Competitive Cyclist with some great sales going on. Although winter hasn’t fully arrived in New York, there’s a few items that are worth taking a look for when those colder days are upon us, especially Castelli Nanoflex Bib Tights.  Follow the link below ...

#OptOutside Black Friday

01. December 2015 Updates 0
#OptOutside Black Friday
To go along with REI’s #OptOutside campaign for Black Friday, and thanks to the fact that I did not have school or work to attend, I finally got some time to log some miles on the Jamis. This was the first time out after the bike fit, so I was very excited to see the ...

R&A Cycles Bike Fit

21. November 2015 Updates 0
R&A Cycles Bike Fit
Yesterday, I had an appointment with Alberto Cuadrado at R&A Cycles in Brooklyn to do a bike fitting on my Jamis. Alberto is a bike fitter specialist who has been certified by the Serotta International Cycling Institute as well as being an avid cyclist. Here I will detail the session with Alberto and the end results! ...

Shimano Ultegra, The New Pedals

15. November 2015 Products, Reviews, Updates 0
Shimano Ultegra, The New Pedals
Competitive Cyclist is having a sale? 50% off? We hear those words and it feels like the gates of heaven opened up! I’ve had my fair share of issues with the Exustar pedals I got at the same time I purchased my bike. The left pedal used to come loose, to the point that one ...

Indoor Training

13. November 2015 Products, Reviews 0
Indoor Training
With the days getting shorter and the temperature dropping, it’s difficult to log miles and train during the week, especially with a full-time job and school. Although nothing beats riding outside, at this point it’s not a realistic possibility for me, so a while ago I picked up an indoor trainer. After some research, I ...