The Cheap Athlete’s Guide to Bike Commuting in Hot Weather

This post may contain affiliate links. See the full disclosure here. Mmm, swampy. Bike commuting in hot weather can suck just as much as the cold weather. Great, 6 months of sucky commuting weather! Nothing feels more un-refreshing than pedaling into a nice, hot headwind while pumping those legs in heavy work pants and an oxford shirt. That’s a recipe for swamp city down under. But does mean that we should wuss out and not bike

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The best investment I’ll ever make

This post may contain affiliate links. See the full disclosure here. About a year ago my wife’s father passed away at 67 years old. He retired 3 months prior to receiving the worst news of his life and died 2 months later; never having pulled a dollar from his retirement funds or enjoying his new work-free life. This was a wake up call to me – I was not happy. If I got hit buy a

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Cheap Athlete’s guide to winter bike commuting

This post may contain affiliate links. See the full disclosure here. Q: Are you planning on winter bike commuting? A: Umm, obviously. This is the third post in a series of “so you wanna start bike commuting posts.” Just to recap, the first post discussed bike buying advice and the second post laid out some of the essential accessories for biking commuting. Now were going to focus on bike commuting in the winter. This post is

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Bike commuting essentials (part deux)

This post may contain affiliate links. See the full disclosure here. Hola! So in Part 1 we discussed the most important part of bike commuting – the bike. In this post we’ll discuss all the other stuff you probably want to consider. Like I noted earlier, some things are not always necessary depending on your situation but were gonna go through em all. So without any further ado, the list of stuff that can surely make

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Bike commuting essentials part 1

Bike Commuting Essentials Part 1 – Le vélo So you wanna start bike commuting? Great. Now what are the essential items you need to get started? Getting into anything for the first time can be overwhelming. And if you hang around the internet long enough you’ll start thinking you need everything. So I decided to create a “bike commuting essentials” series of posts to clear things up a bit. These will be different that most posts,

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