Avoiding Numb Hands – Trekking Bars (Buttefly Bars) Use and Setup (Video)

Have you experienced numb fingers on long bike rides? When your hands are in the same position for hours, and especially if you’re riding everyday for a week or more, the pressure on nerves can made you lose sensation in your hands. Road bikes have drop handle bars, that provide the rider at least 3 main hand positions but mountain bikes, with straight bars only have one although you can add bar ends as an easy way to add a second.

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Virginia Creeper Trail – Ride Review

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The Virginia Creeper trail is an abandoned railroad line that runs between the North Carolina boarder near White Top, VA and Abingdon, VA 33 miles away in the South West corner of Virginia. The trail began as a Native American footpath and was later used by European explorers including Daniel Boone. In the early 1900’s Continue reading

Underground Bike Parking in Japan (video)

Early in my career I spent a lot of time in Tokyo. The sheer volume of bicycles parked along a sidewalk was truly impressive. The Japanese have a large population and very little land so they have to get really creative about how to make the most use of that space. This video shows an automated parking garage for bicycles. Really cool stuff!

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