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CYCLING – Why I Ride | Robert Bickerstaffe

By Robert Bickerstaffe “Write an article on why you ride, just 500 words, should be easy” I was asked. Initially I believed it would be easy too. The usual answer of keeping fit sprung to mind, or maybe helping my ...

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CYCLING – Apps for Everyday Cyclists

By Thomas Henson Smartphones are everywhere.  Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your point of view, these devices seem to be used more for games with an objective of bursting little colorful bubbles than for arguably more healthful activities. Whenever I ...

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CYCLING – House Bill 959 – What Cyclists Need to Know

By Thomas Henson My previous articles have focused on the practical aspects of the law that might affect your life on the bike: property damage claims, personal injury claims, and critical types of insurance every cyclist should have. In this ...

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CYCLING – Warm-Up – Something for Everyone

By Thomas Henson Like many of us who work long hours and have family obligations, I definitely fall into the category of weekend warrior.  Injury prevention is my mantra, and I have learned over the years how important it is ...

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CYCLING – Finding Your Line

By Brian Beatty There are many things that draw us off-road and nourish our individual needs. Life’s lessons can be refined and practiced with clarity as we move in nature. The variability of terrain can be both a challenge and ...

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CYCLING – Gravel Grinding Getaways

If you’re the adventurous type of cyclist who may have pushed your road tires to their limits on some sketchy surfaces just to catch a better view of a valley from a mountain trail or maybe followed that gravel road ...

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CYCLING – Ready to Grind Some Gravel?!?!

Brian Sain, owner of Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters in Blowing Rock, not too mention our March 2009 cover story, gives us the low down on some great bikes to help you best enjoy some amazing scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Mountain Bike Strength

By Brian Diaz Summer is definitely here! The hot and muggy days, a staple of North Carolina this time of year, are in full force! This usually means cycling enthusiasts are trying to get on the road early in the ...

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CYCLING – For Beginners Only: Mountain Bike Safety Tips

By Thomas Henson Jr.  I have been road cycling for many years, but my first experience with cycling as a young adult was mountain biking. Back then, I was still young enough to think I was invincible. The cuts and ...

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EVENT PREVIEW – Participant Spotlight – Sharon Roggenbuck: Cyclist and Fundraiser Through Bike MS

By Allyce Morino “What keeps me focused? The next rest stop!” laughed Sharon Roggenbuck, veteran rider of the Bike MS: Historic New Bern ride. This year will mark Roggenbuck’s 28th year riding in the event, and at 77-years-old, she is ...

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