APRIL FOOLS! IT'S ON SUNDAY MARCH 31 SATURDAY APRIL 20 THIS YEAR! You'll get some activity in before the real April Fools Day this year, which is a Monday this year. It is ABSOLUTELY FREE! This event costs you $0. However, please register in advance so we know how many treats to get. It's not super … Continue reading 31 Reasons to Attend The 2019 Latitude 45 April Fools Ride
The Importance of Getting a Bike Fit
Riding bicycles is one of the purest forms of enjoyment. If you're like me, you have fond memories of riding as a child, and hopefully as an adult too. However, many people, in adulthood, give up on riding merely because they can't seem to feel comfortable on bikes. This is especially true for road bikes, … Continue reading The Importance of Getting a Bike Fit
Northern Michigan’s Killer Climbs
In Northern Michigan, we are blessed with some absolutely stunning glacially formed landscapes (but not as stunning as the cover image). Over the past hundred years or so, we've also had some beautiful roads built over some of those rather large or steep hills. Here's a list of them in no particular order! 1. Arbor … Continue reading Northern Michigan’s Killer Climbs
Bicycle Helmets: A How-To
If you can't tell what's wrong in the picture above, you need some help. Does your helmet look like this? Or have you had the same helmet since 1983 (or even more than 5 years old)? Or are you one of those tough guys who doesn't wear a helmet? If you answered yes to any … Continue reading Bicycle Helmets: A How-To
Gravel: Michigan’s dirty blessing
Gravel roads are where it's at. What "it's" am I talking about? It, man. I'm talking about it. If you don't get it, I'm gonna make you understand. Right now. Here in Michigan, we have more than 30,000 miles of unpaved roads. Some improved, others not so much (read: sand). But the fact of the … Continue reading Gravel: Michigan’s dirty blessing
CycleOps Hammer: The Pinnacle of Smart Trainer Tech (that I have tried)
Why settle for less?
Cyclocross: Kind of a Big Deal
Should you try cyclocross? Absolutely. The races are business in the front, party in the back, just like the mullet sported by US National CX Champ Stephen Hyde.
Getting Back Out There!
What a fun winter we’ve had, right? Zwift, fatbikes, and skiing. And Snow! But that stuff doesn’t really compare to the joy of riding outside in warm weather, i.e. not in or on snow. With the first day of Spring just behind us, that warm weather will soon be here. I’m here to give you … Continue reading Getting Back Out There!
Zwift is Future. Future is Now.
How to fall in love with your indoor trainer. The Background I had never been on the deciding end of a breakup until now. A few weeks ago I tried to go for a fatbike ride. I made it three-quarters of a mile before turning around. I was tired of being cold and knew I … Continue reading Zwift is Future. Future is Now.