Tips for more fun, better performance, lower costs.

Lubes & Cleaners

Bikes are hives of expensive moving parts. Keep them clean and lubed so they work better and last longer.
Group Rides Two riders or two hundred, here’s how to make group rides safer and more enjoyable.

Tips

Outdoor recreation and bicycle culture especially are driven by warring forces of conventional wisdom and the latest and greatest. You know what’s better than both tradition and innovation? Research. Better yet - sharing the results of research, which is why I offer these Tips. If you have a Tips topic, pass it along and I’ll see what I can find out. In the header photo is a Wipperman chain checker. Others are more precise but if you want to do a quick check of chain condition, the Wipperman’s the tool to use.
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Tires and Tire Maintenance The right tires, properly maintained, will be the only contact patch between you and the road or trail. Otherwise you’re the contact patch.     Coming soon

Tools

Lots of specialty tools are required to service bicycles, and those tools aren’t inexpensive. Which ones are worth owning?
Coming soon Coming soon Hydration and Nutrition You are a carbon-fueled, water-cooled machine. Here’s how to fuel and cool that machine for peak performance. Contact  You contact your bike at the bars, pedals, and saddle. Not much on which to build a relationship, so those few points of contact had better be excellent.     Coming soon
© All content, including images, copyright R Ries Corporation unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Tips

Outdoor recreation and bicycle culture especially are driven by warring forces of conventional wisdom and the latest and greatest. You know what’s better than both tradition and innovation? Research. Better yet - sharing the results of research, which is why I offer these Tips. If you have a Tips topic, pass it along and I’ll see what I can find out. In the header photo is a Wipperman chain checker. Others are more precise but if you want to do a quick check of chain condition, the Wipperman’s the tool to use.
Tires and Tire Maintenance The right tires, properly maintained, will be the only contact patch between you and the road or trail. Otherwise you’re the contact patch. Group Rides Two riders or two hundred, here’s how to make group rides safer and more enjoyable. Lubes & Cleaners Bikes are hives of expensive moving parts. Keep them clean and lubed so they work better and last longer.
Born2Roam.com
Words. Images. Research. Just for you!
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Tools

Lots of specialty tools are required to service bicycles, and those tools aren’t inexpensive. Which ones are worth owning?
Hydration and Nutrition  You are a carbon-fueled, water-cooled machine. Here’s how to fuel and cool that machine for peak performance. Contact  You contact your bike at the bars, pedals, and saddle. Not much on which to build a relationship, so those few points of contact had better be excellent.
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