Ted’s Tips: Is your bike as happy as your legs?
Posted: April 6th, 2017
Visit your local bike shop. A well tuned bike is a happy bike and a happy bike is a fast bike. A creaky bottom bracket or wobbly out of true wheel is distracting and detracting, meanwhile when things are in fine-tuned order, training becomes more efficient and a lot more enjoyable. Having a bike that responds to your inputs makes your job as a rider that much easier too. If you’re constantly worrying about issues with your machine, it will detract from not only the performance and fun, but safety of your rides. Find a local bike shop that feels like a comfortable environment for you and your bike to learn. A place you can trust and want to spend some time at. Throughout the process, you’ll make like-minded friends at a LBS, start attending various group rides and probably pick up a handful of mechanical tricks as well.