Tori’s Tips :: Maintenance Arsenal

Tori’s Tips :: Maintenance Arsenal

Tori’s Tips:: Maintenance Arsenal Stock your bench and know when to grab the big guns… There are a few basics that every home shop should have for basic bike maintenance. Here’s how to decide what and when to grab to help keep your bike rolling fresh and...
Be a Better Climber!

Be a Better Climber!

Be a Better Climber!  How to become a better climber; that is always the question! I get asked about how to become a better climber from clients, friends, and cyclists of all abilities more than any other topic. I find this ironic because I used to be a...
Going Easy Should Be As Hard As Going Hard

Going Easy Should Be As Hard As Going Hard

One of the most common, although not ideal, habits that everyone who is trying to push themselves physically seems to have, is they don’t go easy enough when they should, nor do they push themselves as hard as they should when they need to. Whether you feel that your...
Tori’s Tips:: Mechanic’s Dreams: What The Wrenches Wish You Did

Tori’s Tips:: Mechanic’s Dreams: What The Wrenches Wish You Did

There’s a lot of banter in the service area of bike shops about what customers could do to save themselves money and at the same time help mechanics out. Here’s a short list of how you can make your shop, your riding and your pocket book happy. Oil the chain every 100...
To Keep Your Balance, You Must Keep Moving

To Keep Your Balance, You Must Keep Moving

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving” ~Albert Einstein This quote has become a large part of the bicycle culture memography and appears with frequency both on the walls of many a bike shop and bicycle loving home, but is also...
Training :: Making Changes – When, Why, and How Much

Training :: Making Changes – When, Why, and How Much

Making any kind of change to a routine is scary for just about anyone. There’s a level of comfort that goes with the predictability and expectation of the outcomes from following habits and routines in everything we do. Humans are creatures of habit. The...