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The Great Outbreak of the Great Outdoors, Becky Furuta Breaks It Down
When the world shut down, we all went outside. COVID-19 closed offices and schools and restricted public gatherings, and drove everyone out of their homes and into the world. It’s like the Great American Recess, and it’s pretty amazing Don’t get me wrong: I’m not minimizing the very real impacts of the pandemic or the tragedy of the losses, but a crisis on this scale can reorder society in dramatic ways, and not all of them are bad. A global, novel virus that changes the way we live fo [...]
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Indoor Cycling, Different Types of Trainers for Your Pain Cave and Why.
I have a theory. A lot of outdoor cyclists have very little knowledge about all the options now available to ride inside. Historically, they have either "ridden" at a fitness facility or they ski during the Winter as their bikes sit in the garage untouched. But now of course things have changed. This article serves to outline the various types of trainers and give you some basic understanding of them all and why one might be better than another for you! Read more [...]
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Ease Today’s Burden Starting With A Bike Ride Advises Becky Furuta.
The truth is, this is tough. We’re all struggling to some measure – some of us maybe more, and some maybe less. There’s no right way to worry. Everywhere we turn, we are inundated by news of the virus and its social costs. We’ve all experienced the disappointment of lost opportunities and cancelled events. It’s easy and even understandable to fill every moment with stress and anxiety and sadness. Remember, though, that feelings come and go like the breeze, and there are things we can d [...]
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Cycling, What is the New Normal for Shops and Events?
March 16th---Based on the number of people riding bikes this past weekend, there is little doubt people will be riding out the Coronavirus, maybe more than ever. Perhaps small group adventures and family outings will be the new normal, while the future of all events of more than 50 people are basically on hold for the next few weeks.  Read more [...]
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Stages Hiring Warranty and Repair Manager
This role has full ownership over the Warranty and Repair Department. The purpose is to manage the personnel and activities and report to the Production and Quality Director as well as work with the Operations, Production, and Product Development departments to address warranty needs and communicate about the issues identified. This role is designed to ensure that all Warranty Repair activities are accomplished and to be an advocate to the Production and Quality Director for the needs of the W [...]
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Rob Quinn’s Music Filled Take on What’s Happening Outside Now
I noticed a few things today. On the way to run an errand at 10:00AM, the normal “coast is clear” time for we home office types to venture out on the freeways, there was a surplus of folks out walking the dogs, many with kids in tow…and they were smiling. Sucker punched by the sunshine. Seemed like more than a few roadies out and about. When I turned onto c470 toward Golden there were more than a few. It looked like a group with the Modern Market team was doing tempo like it was a Saturd [...]
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Ideas on Having Fun and Being Motivated on Simple Indoor Trainers and Treadmills.
What has felt like a forced spring break has come to a screeching halt as Winter returns just as it’s about to officially end. As bike paths empty and folks head indoors to workout at home, what will your training look like? What motivates you, and how do you stay motivated to train or even work up a good sweat?  Let’s talk about motivation. I offer you this perspective from teaching indoor cycling classes for 15 years and being an athlete who has been coached and understands the methods o [...]
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Bike Shops Positioning to Stay Open as Essential as Other Retail Closes
In Boulder, University Bicycle general manager Lester Binegar and Russ Chandler, owner of Full Cycle both sent letters to the Boulder City Council urging that they be allowed to remain open should most all retail operations be ordered to close. Read more [...]
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Stages Cycling Hiring Shipping and Receiving Agent
Stages offers you the opportunity to work within the bike industry in an environment of like-minded people, with office perks such as lunch time bike rides, friendly dogs, and more!! Our company is growing!! We are looking for great people to join our team who are committed to living out our core values - Agile, Listen, Passion, Creative, Intelligence - in an innovative environment. Apply through our Career Portal at www.stagescycling.com/careers.  Read more [...]
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303Endurance and Covid-19, Some Thoughts and Tie a Fly Rod to Your Bike!
The pandemic we find ourselves in has collapsed time. Days seem like hours and hours seem like minutes. The news is old the second it becomes communicated. Late yesterday I received a notice that the Karen Hornbostel Time Trial series was going to go on as planned starting this week. I was pleasantly surprised and thought that if there is a cycling event that can adhere to social distancing, it is this one. You could show up at your designated time, race, and go home. Simple. I had prepared [...]
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Gravel Grinding Colombia: Transformation on Two Wheels, Great Adventure by Ryan Cross of Sports Garage
When Sports Garage ambassador Ryan Cross arrived in Duitama, Colombia for a seven-day cycling journey, he was prepared for a seven-day, 350-mile ride through the stunning Colombian countryside with a whopping 35,000-feet of climbing. However, he was unaware that he was about to stumble upon a larger story about how the beautiful South American nation is attempting to put a period of violence behind it and take a trip that would change the lens through which he would view the country. It was a cy [...]
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