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First Race

First Race

Fuad Kamal October 18, 2016 0

Have been riding bikes since I was seven, in college after my $100 K-Mart steel bike was smashed by a car for the second time (another story, long story short I flipped off the

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cycling mishaps

cycling mishaps

Fuad Kamal December 5, 2014 0

I crashed while cycling recently and shattered my scapula, fractured elbow, and tore up my arm from the elbow down the forearm.  I’m not allowed to drive but, while I’m typing one-handed I can

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refactor your heart (or, “how not to collapse on the road with cramping triceps while trying to learn the Swift Programming Language”)

refactor your heart (or, “how not to collapse on the road with cramping triceps while trying to learn the Swift Programming Language”)

Fuad Kamal July 25, 2014 0

I came across this post by Janie Clayton-Hasz where she paints a frightening picture of her spending every waking hour, plus hours where she is supposed to be sleeping, engaged in an epic struggle to

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Why cyclists should be able to roll through stop signs and ride through red lights

Why cyclists should be able to roll through stop signs and ride through red lights

Fuad Kamal May 10, 2014 0

RESEARCH AND COMMON SENSE SAY SLOWLY ROLLING THROUGH A STOP SIGN ON A BIKE SHOULDN’T BE

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How to be a Gentleman / Lady Cyclist

How to be a Gentleman / Lady Cyclist

Fuad Kamal May 7, 2014 0

 

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Velocipede Bike Camp – three days of struggle that made us stronger

Velocipede Bike Camp – three days of struggle that made us stronger

Fuad Kamal May 5, 2014 1

Team Velocipede organized a three day bike camp in Lost River State Park.  Apparently the river is called ‘lost’ because it disappears underground somewhere and comes back up, or at least that’s what I

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Simple Training Plan to Lose Weight, Ride Faster

Simple Training Plan to Lose Weight, Ride Faster

Fuad Kamal April 17, 2014 0

Millions of people own bicycles, and just about everyone who has one knows how to pedal it around the block. But surprisingly few people take full advantage of all that riding has to offer.

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Hacking the ProForm Tour de France (part 2)

Hacking the ProForm Tour de France (part 2)

Fuad Kamal January 7, 2014 3

So tonight I rode Stage One of the 2012 Tour de France on the ProForm TDF bike.  Here’s a link to my ride on iFit.com.   It was a lot easier than I imagined

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go wide

go wide

Fuad Kamal January 4, 2014 0

Tires: How Wide is too Wide? A placebo effect is very powerful. I know that when I raced, I loved riding my bike with its superlight wheels and hand-glued tires. How much was the wheels,

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Hacking the ProForm Tour de France (part 1)

Hacking the ProForm Tour de France (part 1)

Fuad Kamal January 3, 2014 1

I have the version 2 of ProForm’s Le Tour De France bike trainer.  Unlike a lot of other folks who have been posting about this bike since v1 I haven’t had any mechanical problems with

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