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Riding & Lifestyle

  • What to do When a Car Hits You on Your Bike

    Bikewagon - BWCC

    If you do much cycling on the road, you understand the rational fear of getting hit by a car. It seems like everyone has either been hit or knows someone who has. These incidents can range anywhere from a simple side-swipe that causes little to no damage to much worse. While we all hope to never experience colliding with a car, it’s important to know what to do in the event that you do get hit.

    A few years ago, I had the misfortune of getting in a minor accident with a car while I was on my bike. Not having prepared for such an event, I did everything all wrong, causing me more stress and grief than it would have otherwise.

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  • How to track stand on a bike

    Bikewagon - BWCC

    You’ve probably had this experience: you are driving along in the middle of the city, and you come to a stoplight. Suddenly, you notice a bicyclist waiting for the light to turn, but instead of standing over the bike normally, he or she is poised -- balanced on the pedals -- with the bike completely stopped. When you first see it, it seems impossible. But this move, called the “track stand,” is far from impossible. You can learn it yourself! Here’s how.

    The Basics

    Track stands are named after the sport of track racing, where track stands were sometimes used as part of strategy during races. In everyday riding, track stands can be useful for brief stops at stop signs and lights, as they give you a bit of a head start when it’s time to ride again. And, let’s be honest, they just look cool, too.

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  • 7 Ways to Deal with Dogs Chasing Your Bike

    Bikewagon - BWCC

    One of the nightmares that many cyclists have revolves around aggressive dogs barking, snarling, and chasing you as you ride. Unfortunately, this is a serious concern; it happens to many riders (especially in rural areas) and can be a heart-stopping moment. There a few different strategies to avoid trouble in this situation, and this article will go over these. So read on and learn the best ways to stay safe in the face of dogs, large and small!

    1. The verbal warning

    When a dog sprints out of a nearby yard and begins to approach, a verbal warning can sometimes be the most effective. Use your voice to try to stop it. Be very firm, forceful, and loud; use your most authoritative and dominating voice. A deep, powerful and loud shout of "STOP RIGHT NOW" or "STAY BACK" is a warning that often crosses species barriers and has been used effectively by many cyclists. However, sometimes this method won't work if the dog is too angry to be reasoned with. Read on for more tactics that might work if that is the case.

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  • How to Draft when Cycling

    Bikewagon - BWCC

    If you have ever watched the Tour de France or any professional cycling race, you have probably seen the riders lining up in single file and riding very close behind one another. This is called drafting and is an important technique that cyclists use to reduce energy output and increase speed on long races.

    However, it's a technique that is not only important for racers. Touring cyclists or anyone else who rides long distances in potentially windy areas should know how to draft; it can be the difference between a great afternoon ride and a hellish time fighting against the wind.

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  • Avoiding and fixing cyclist ankle and calf pain

    Bikewagon - BWCC

    Cyclists are generally safer than runners and people who participate in sports like volleyball or basketball when it comes to leg injuries. However, there are still things that can go wrong. This article will go over some of the common health issues that can arise with the calf, lower leg and ankle area, and how to deal with these issues.

    Ankling: Don't do it

    Achilles tendon pain is usually related to problems with pedaling -- some sort of imbalance or improper technique that is creating unnecessary stress within the lower leg and ankle area. One common cause is "ankling," the pedaling style defined by a constantly-changing ankle angle (toes pointed upwards at the top of the stroke and downwards at the bottom).

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  • 5 Ways to Deal With Snobby Cyclists

    Bikewagon - BWCC

    Most cyclists (and non-cyclists) have encountered the stereotypical "snobby cyclist." Generally clad in Lycra and riding a high-end racing bike, the snobby cyclist tends to be disdainful of anyone who is slower than he is on a bike. Non-cyclists might as well be scenery to the snobby cyclist.

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  • Avoiding and fixing cyclist neck and shoulder pain

    Bikewagon Community College

    Unfortunately, cycling can sometimes cause pain and health issues. Discomfort in the neck and shoulder area is one of the more common ailments facing cyclists, but fortunately most people can fix these problems with a few simple techniques. Let's learn about them.

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  • Avoiding and fixing cyclist groin pain

    Bikewagon Community College

    Pain in the groin region is one of the most-dreaded problems that can arise while cycling. Both men and women face the possibility of groin pain, but fear not; there are strategies you can apply to avoid groin pain and fix any that may arise.

    Just a note before we start: if you have serious groin pain or any pain that isn't resolved after a few days of rest, you should visit a doctor. This could be indicative of a more serious problem, and a professional evaluation is what you need.

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  • How to turn an old bike into a commuter

    Bikewagon Community College

    Many of us have old bikes lying around in the garage, gathering dust and not getting too much use. Well, now is a great time to clean off that old bike and start using it again.

    This guide will walk you through the process of taking your old bike, cleaning out the old junky components, and getting it prepared for use as a commuter bike -- perfect for getting groceries, riding to and from work, and leisurely afternoon rides on the weekends.

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  • What do I do if...? Commuter Edition

    Bikewagon - BWCC

    This is a new series of scenario-based tutorials that will address some of the common situations faced by cyclists in different situations. This article will focus on cyclists who commute through urban areas to get to work, run errands, or travel around, and some of the common issues that arise. So let's get into it!

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