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Special Links

The following links may be helpful in your biking adventures.

California Bicycling Information from Bike Link          http://bikelink.com/
(Information on California Bike Races)

Bicycle Safety Tips (How not to get hit by a car)       http://bicyclesafe.com/

San Diego County Bicycle Coalition                          http://www.sdcbc.org


Strava

Strava is a free site that makes fitness a social experience, providing motivation and camaraderie. It is a place where you can keep track of your rides (either with your smart phone, a garmin or by manually putting in your miles). Several of our club members use the site to compare their rides with others and to see what rides other people are doing. A great place to see how your riding is improving.

http://www.strava.com


Helpful Bike Links

Here are some helpful links that you might be interested in checking out.

Set-up and Simple Bike Fit

Setting up cleats and pedals:
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/videos/bike-fit-and-maintenance/cleats-explained-how-to-set-them-up-correctly 

Basic Bike Fit for a neutral position:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrZBjOloChg

More detail on bike fit including diagnosing poor fit from aches and pains: 
http://bikedynamics.co.uk/index.html

Don’t forget helmet fit:
 http://www.helmets.org/nhtsafit.pdf

NOTE: The best solution is a professional bike fit - ask other members for a recommendation

Repair and Maintenance

Fixing a flat (the right way!):
 http://www.teamestrogen.com/pages/how-to-change-a-bicycle-tire-without-levers

Pre-Ride Checklist: 
https://www.rei.com/content/dam/documents/pdf/Gear%20Checklists/Printer%20Friendly/checklist-basic-cycling.pdf

Useful bicycle maintenance tips:
 http://www.bicycling.com/maintenance/bicycle-maintenance/101-bike-maintenance-tips

More information: Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide:
https://www.amazon.com/Zinn-Art-Road-Bike-Maintenance/dp/193771537X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486776279&sr=1-1&keywords=bicycle+maintenance

NOTE: Some repairs are best left to a professional - ask other members for a mechanic recommendation

Basic Riding Skills

Descending Hills:
 http://www.bicycling.com/training/fitness/cycling-tips-descending-hills

Riding a pace line:
 http://www.bicycling.com/training/fitness/9-paceline-rules