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A $1 billion bicycle business I’m not interested in

Today I came across another random site that is helpful for me to better understand my bike.  It was created to help people learn how to do maintenance on their own bike.  I like the idea of knowing how to fix things if I get in a pinch, but my experience is I tend to make things worse instead of better.

I typically leave adjustments to the drivetrain to professionals.  However, you might be different.  So for you, I give you the “Bicycle Repair Guide” from Bicycle Tutor – today’s Random Page of the Day.

While I was there I came upon an advertisement for the National Bicycle Registry.  It gives the statistics that bike theft is a $1 billion “business”. Also, it puts the fear into you by saying that only 3% of unregistered bikes ever get returned to their owners.  Of course, I didn’t see any statistics saying how many registered bikes make it back home.

The site grabbed my attention because just yesterday word went out from local rider, Cinthia Lehner, that her bike had been stolen while down at a race in Alabama.  Not only is her Giant TCR Advanced 1 missing – so are the Zipp wheels that were on it.  Steve Baker also gave some details over on his blog at Hincapie.com.  Sure hope she gets it back.  She hadn’t been riding it for very long.

I really do hope to have some time tonight to do some investigating on my new Quarq CinQo powermeter with the “Ring of Saturn.”  The plan is to have some information about the device tomorrow morning.  Until then… have a great day!

Random Page of the Day (Volume 1, Issue 1)

It is a wild, wild, world out there on the World Wide Web. I certainly don’t want my readers limited to just my narrow view of the experiences of a cyclist. It is time to expose you all to the varied world of the sport. So, I am instituting the “Random Page of the Day” post that will appear from time to time.

Okay, I admit it. It is just that I am lazy and can’t always think of something to write about… or I have something really valuable to write about but I don’t want to research enough to make it worthwhile. So, I hope you enjoy this filler.

It is what I call it, a random page. It is some page about cycling that I have seen in the past or have come upon as I check out various sites. Today’s is an oldie but goody.

From BikeRadar.com and the Fat Cyclist comes, “Tips For Becoming A Roadie.” Both mountain bikers and roadies should enjoy this one… triathletes? Maybe not.

My favorite tip for becoming a roadie?

6. Your body needs to change.

As a mountain biker, you’ve no doubt noticed it’s quite helpful to have not just strong legs, but strong arms as well. Roadies, on the other hand, regard their arms as a necessary evil, their sole function being to keep their chests from falling onto the bike’s stem.

It’s a well-known fact that roadies bind their arms to their sides when not riding bikes, doing everything they can to facilitate the atrophy of these non-contributing limbs.

Enjoy! Have your own favorite cycling related Web page? Pass it along and it may be my next Random Page of the Day (Volume 1, Issue 2). Thanks for reading LowCadence.com!