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If You Like Indoor Cycling, You'll LOVE Outdoor Cycling.

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Almost everyone in a metropolitan area of the United States has heard of spin classes. For those who haven't, it's an exercise class that has indoor stationary bikes, usually led by a "spinstructor" or spin instructor. These classes are all the rage for people looking to burn off calories and extra weight. They're intense, they're intimidating and they're inside. 

  

  

The Flywheel is a LIE

One of the reasons many people opt for spin cycling is because they want to burn the calories as quickly and efficiently as possible. Most indoor bikes have what's called a "flywheel". This flywheel is a 30-40 pound wheel in the bike that provides the resistance for the stationary bike. Once you get the flywheel spinning, it becomes easy to let the wheel do the work for you and keep spinning. This is the reason people look like they're pedaling at warp speed when ACTUALLY they're just letting the flywheel do the work. To slow down the flywheel, you'll need to use your hamstrings mostly. Outdoor bicycles obviously have resistance wherever and whenever YOU decide to take the bike. Road friction and environment provide the resistance which you will need to use your quads and your hip flexors. 

  

  

Outdoors = Multiple Muscle Movement

Indoor cycling will get your heart rate going quite high. To get the same heart rate when outdoor cycling, you'll need to be moving very fast, which many beginner cyclists are hesitant to do at first. Many beginner cyclists cite difficulty bike handling, while navigating the roads and fast pedaling to be the reason for their hesitancy. However, that's the whole point of learning a skill isn't it, to find new challenges, grow and master the art of cycling. Outdoor cycling will need the use of your gluteus maximus (your butt...heh), quadriceps, hip flexors, shins and calves. This means overall, even if you are not pedaling at the same heart rate indoor cycling provides, you are using energy to work those extra muscles and getting an overall better muscle workout outdoors. 

  

  

Boredom

Yes, indoor cycling is a class you can do with your friends and an instructor who yells at you. Outdoor cycling is also a group activity when you want it to be, and it takes you places. Date places, coffee places, beach places, food places, work places, you get the idea. Indoor is one (repetitive) activity you can do with your friends. Outdoor cycling is a gateway activity that leads you to other activities and back again! It's also a great way to meet new people, because now you have a shared hobby. Check out our weekend morning group rides, all are welcome!! 

  

Tips for Buying A New E-Bike

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Tips for Buying A New E-BikeYou are finally taking the leap and are opting to buy an e-bike. You like the idea of getting outdoors and getting exercise, but you also want to do so without the added stress on your joints and muscles. It’s a great idea. However, there are several things to consider [...]

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Today Celebrate Women. Celebrate Cycling. Badass.

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Today is International Women's Day. We're celebrating females bossing it up in the cycling world. Here are a few noteworthy women both current and historical handling their business and their bikes. Hell yeah.      Modern Women:Female Cyclist Forced to Wait After Catching Up to Men's Race27-year old cyclist Nicole Hanselmann had a 2 minute lead when [...]

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5 Cycling Hacks to Make Your Ride More Comfortable

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These hacks will make your ride better and more enjoyable, and most of them meant to save you money!!     Duct TapeWe've all been there "Ack! I wish i had some duct tape on me!" Imagine how wonderful it would feel to be able to produce a strip of duct tape when you need it out on [...]

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Washing Your Bike in the Winter

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You're going to need to wash your bike twice as often in the winter. Especially in places where there is ice and snow, there are a lot more elements that will damage your bike if it's not taken care of properly. We've still got a couple months left of winter in the northern hemisphere, and your [...]

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Which bicycle maker is the oldest in the world?

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Which bicycle maker is the oldest in the world?Which bike maker is in business since 1885?Which bicycle manufacturer has the longest cycling history and why?Which bicycle manufacturer holds the title as the longest running producer of bicycles in the world and is still going strong today?The answer is: Bianchi is the oldest bike maker in the world and is still [...]

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Must Have Athleisure Personal Care Products

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In an age of snap filters, insta-worthy moments and selfie camera lights, we need to keep up appearances by taking care of our bodies. Exercise and healthy eating are the two most important things you can do for yourself to stay healthy. For everything else, we've got some recommendations.   SPFThe American Academy of Dermatology says "Dermatologists recommend [...]

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2019 Cycling Resolutions

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Welcome to 2019!One of your new year's resolutions should be to be healthier and more active than ever before! Let's get specific. We've got some detailed suggestions for all you cyclists out there on how to up your 2019 cycling game. Let's ride!   Learn Bike MaintenanceKnow how to do the basics, doing so will [...]

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Best Last Minute Gifts: Online And In-Store

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Most Exciting Last Minute Gifts: Online And In-StoreA Gift Card from a Bike Shop is the best last minute gift for everybody. We are not talking about some boring gift card from Starbucks or Target. We are talking about an exciting gift card from Bike Attack or Bike Attack Electric that gives everybody the gift of their dream:A Bicycle, an [...]

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Gift Guide: What Are The Best Gifts For 2018?

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Gift Guide: What Are The Best Gifts For 2018? Last Minute Shopping Made Easy!A Bicycle or Electric Bike Is The Best Gift At All Times:A bicycle is a great gift for everybody on your list, from your child, your spouse, your mom and dad or your best friend. A bicycle is a gift of a lifetime. [...]

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