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Here are the top ten articles for the Cycling Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Starting Over as an Adult Cyclist
Are you way past childhood, but want to get back on a bike? Read on for motivation and helpful hints to get you back in the saddle and riding again.
2. Ghost Trails Ė Book Review
Jill Homerís account of her February 2008 bicycle race along 350 miles of Alaskaís Iditarod Trail, as well as her history as an unlikely athlete, makes for riveting reading and fantastic fantasizing.
3. Bicycle Size and Fit
Itís very important that your bicycle fits you properly in order to ride comfortably, safely and without hurting yourself. This article provides information on choosing the right size bicycle for you and making sure it fits you properly.
4. History of the Tour de France
Itís been 107 years since the first Tour de France, and the race shows no signs of slowing down. Read on for more information about the beginnings of this great race, as well as highlights from the years.
5. Warm Showers
For cyclotourists on a budget, as most of us are, finding inexpensive places to sleep can be one of the hardest parts of the trip. The generous members of Warm Showers may be able to help you out.
6. Cycling the Allegheny Mountains Loop
Some people are calling riding the Allegheny Mountains Loop the Tour Divide East, comparing it to riding the Continental Divide in the Rockies. While you can always ride the Loop at your leisure, thereís now an opportunity for racing it, sort of.
7. League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. Learn how you can help fulfill this important mission.
8. Training for a Bicycle Tour
Before you start any big endeavor, itís best to make sure youíre prepared. This article will help you ensure that youíre physically fit for your next bicycle tour.
9. Maintaining Bicycle Rim Brakes
As the wind whistles in your ears on a well-earned downhill, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your brakes will work when you need them. Proper care and maintenance of your rim brakes should allow you to sail on worry free.
10. Cycling on Ice
Unless you live in the south, if you cycle into the winter months, or even extend the riding season into the early spring or late fall, thereís a good chance you might encounter ice. Understanding proper riding techniques can make riding on ice fun rather than scary.
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