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Jay S. Hardcastle
Happily married with two great kids, avid bicycle and tandem rider, tech geek, blogger.
Happily married with two great kids, avid bicycle and tandem rider, tech geek, blogger.
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#10weeksto100 - Week 10 - Ten Tips from Experience
So I have covered the #10weeksto100!  Your final week should be focused and relaxed riding and getting some extra rest.  Here are my final 10 tips for the big event, and 1) Pack the Night Before You are going to be a little nervous, so lay everything out, a...

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#10weeksto100- Week 9 - Be Visible, Be Predictable, Be Aware
I will admit that safety was not a topic in my original outline for #10weeksto100 .  Rather than an oversight, my safety habits are so in grained that I do, to some extent, take them for granted.  As I reviewed this series, I realized that the novice riders...

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#10Weeksto100 - Week 8 - Drink, Eat, Repeat
Aside from bikes and gear, there probably isn’t any topic brought up more in bicycling than food and drink. From the best recovery drink, the highest energy snack, or the best post-ride burger, brew or ice cream, bicyclists are almost as obsessive about fo...

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#10Weeksto100 - Week 8 - Drink, Eat, Repeat
Aside from bikes and gear, there probably isn’t any topic brought up more in bicycling than food and drink. From the best recovery drink, the highest energy snack, or the best post-ride burger, brew or ice cream, bicyclists are almost as obsessive about fo...

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#10WeeksTo100 - Week 7 – How to find the time
Depending on what else you have going on your life, finding the time for endurance training may feel like as big a challenge as your event. While the 10-week, 1,000+ mile training plan I have outlined can appear daunting to a novice rider, it is built on ...

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Please consider Bicycle Running Lights this year!

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Please consider Daytime Running Lights for your road riding!

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2017: It's Time to Light Up
One of my Bontrager Flare R taillights. It is more important than ever for bicyclists to take steps to be seen. On a daily basis, society’s tacit acceptance of distracted driving needlessly put bicyclists, pedestrians and other motorists at risk. Some tren...

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How To Buy a Tandem Bicycle
In looking back, I have many memorable “first” tandem rides. The first “first” was during the summer of 1975, when I took possession of a used Gitane Interclub tandem . I began riding it around the neighborhood with any friend or family member I could pers...
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