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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – How to Lube Your Bike

Your bike is a human-powered machine with many moving parts. Those parts need to be lubricated to keep running efficiently. Although some items such as greasing your bearings may be better left to professional mechanics, several items can and should be done by you. Here

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Raleigh Brewing Supports TeamCBC

Every Wednesday for the past six months, members of TeamCBC have enjoyed a beer or two at the Raleigh Brewing Company after a gravel ride through Umstead Park. This past Wednesday, owner Kristie Nystedt rewarded their loyalty by donating $500 to our team. This was

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – How to Avoid a Crash

This year there have been several members of our club that have ended up on the road. Like all accidents, they could have been avoided. Here is a list of things you can do to prevent them: Bad Roads Point out holes and other obstacles

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Group Ride Safety

We can’t control the vehicles on the road, but we can control our bikes. A safe ride is the responsibility of everyone in the group. Here are some ways to keep yourself as well as your group safe while riding: 1. Look up and pay

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May 16th is Brewery Hill Clean-Up Day!

Ever notice the sign at the bottom of Brewery Hill? Not the one that says “Welcome to Holly Springs”, the one before that. The one that says “Adopt a Highway”. Probably not, because you either have your head down trying to build up speed or

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Opportunities Available to Serve Your Club

Team Captain: Have you always dreamed of being called Captain?  Leading hundreds of your teammates on one of the most revered bike rides in the state?  Do you have the ability to bring people together to achieve a common goal?  Can people hear you without

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TeamCBC Announcement

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Abraham Tobia. Abe had been a valued member of our team for many years. He spent his life helping others and regularly volunteered his time to support both TeamCBC and Bike MS.

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TeamCBC Announcement – CBC under new ownership

Effective today, March 31, 2021, the Carolina Brewing Company has a new owner. Mark, Greg, and the other current owners) will stay on for a few months during the transition, as the new owner gets up to speed on the operations. The name, the beer,

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TeamCBC Team Store is Open!

The Team Store is now open and set to close on Monday, April 5th. The direct link to the store is https://teamstore.pactimo.com/stores/teamcbc/show. Order now! Any questions please e-mail gearchair@teamcbc.com. Stay safe! Rick Bunnell President, TeamCBC

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Communications: Hand Signals

For the next few weeks, we’re going to focus on communications. Most accidents occur because of a lack of good communication. Verbal commands are important and we will cover them over the next few weeks, but let’s start with hand signals. REMEMBER, if the road

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TeamCBC – Stuff You Should Know

1. First of all, sorry about Monday’s long post about our Tuesday/Thursday rides. It looks good on the website and emails, but FB is difficult. From now I will post just the basics of our Weekly Rides and have a link back to our website

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TeamCBC Tuesday/Thursday Rides

With the return of Daylight Savings Time (yay!!), this week is the official start of our Tuesday/Thursday evening rides. There are several changes this year, so please read carefully. Locations New for this year! We will be riding out of two locations: 1. Tuesday night

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Rules of the Road

With the clocks changing this weekend, we will officially start our Tuesday/Thursday rides next week. There will be a separate announcement this weekend. With that in mind, it’s a good time to review our Rules of the Road. These rules are not just about being

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Black History Month – Major Taylor

Black athletes didn’t have many choices 120 years ago. They were banned from baseball, basketball hadn’t caught on yet, and football was a brutal sport where passing was not allowed and players used their helmet-less heads as battering rams. Therefore Marshall “Major” Taylor chose to

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TeamCBC Code of Conduct

Welcome to TeamCBC. Whether this is your first ride, or you’re an experienced rider and member of the club, we are all committed to creating an environment that supports ALL riders in a welcoming, positive, safe environment. All TeamCBC members have the responsibility to: 1.

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TeamCBC Board of Directors for 2021

Here are your TeamCBC Board of Directors for 2021: President – Rick Bunnell (president@teamcbc.com) Vice President – Linda Murray Ride Captain – Bob Oderkirk (captain@teamcbc.com) Treasurer – Dan Leinbach (treasurer@teamcbc.com) Gear Sales Chair – Nancy Canterbury (gearchair@teamcbc.com) Sponsor Chair – Tom Henson Secretary – Sheila

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Rules of the Road

Most of us would agree that the most important thing about cycling is having fun.  However safety is a close second and there is nothing fun about getting injured while on a ride. With that in mind, we at TeamCBC want to be the leader

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Indoor Trainers

With the days getting shorter and colder, many of us take it inside. However, with the continuing pandemic, cycling classes are limited and wearing a mask while riding is a challenge. Therefore, this may be the year to invest in an indoor trainer. Here are

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Wear an ID

I know what you’re thinking, “I’m in great health and don’t have any medical issues, why do I need to wear an ID?” My answer is that there are many risks in cycling and, despite your best efforts, they cannot always be avoided. Unfortunately we

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – The TeamCBC Way

This was composed several years ago by our Team Captain, Bob Oderkirk. It is meant for those of us who have been here awhile and also for all the great new riders coming out and joining the club for rides et al. When I started

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Bike Lights

With the days getting shorter, it is even more important to use both a front and back light when riding during the day. Cars can have a difficult time seeing you as you ride in and out of the shadows. Not only should you have

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Lack of Standardization

I went to Home Depot to get a replacement toilet flapper, but bought the wrong one. I thought that they were all the same. (Bonus tip: In 2005 some toilets changed to 3”, not 2”) Bicycle parts are not all the same either. There are

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Thru Axle Maintenance

People ask when will I run out of cycling tips. The answer is when I stop riding. Bad things tend to happen to me. Sometimes they are my fault and sometimes not. Fortunately you can learn from my mistakes. (Here’s a bonus tip: Don’t fly

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – How to Ride Solo

With many people riding solo this year due to the pandemic, I thought it would be a good time to review the basics. Plan your route – You should determine your rest stop options ahead of time. Once you’ve ridden over two hours, you’re going

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Situational Awareness

One of our teammates, Walt, suggested that we focus on situational awareness this week. You can wear bright colored jerseys, hi-viz socks, and have front and back flashing lights, but sometimes that’s not enough. Here are three tips to help you be safer on the

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TeamCBC Group Rides/Events 6/4/20 Update

We’ve had lots of questions about resuming TeamCBC group rides. We know we are now in Phase 2 of re-opening NC. And, we know that riding solo or in small groups doesn’t quite replace the camaraderie of our social rides. After careful consideration and deliberation

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“Cadence” – Article Submitted by Danny Thomas

The reason you find so many conflicting answers to the question, “What is the ideal cadence?” is because there is no one ideal cadence for everyone, all the time. The best cadence for the moment depends on a number of interacting variables which change not

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Does (Crank) Size Matter

This past week someone told me that I should get longer crank-arms. They said that I’m always riding in the higher gears and quickly top out going down hills. Being a mechanical engineer, it made sense to me that a longer crank-arm would produce more

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We’re Back on Twitter!

This week we dusted off our old Twitter account, @team_cbc. Please follow us if you’re on Twitter. We will be tweeting and retweeting the latest news and updates in our cycling world. Stay Safe. Rick Bunnell President, TeamCBC

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Proper Tire Pressure

With group riding officially suspended, for the next few weeks I will focus on tips those riding solo can use. So, tire pressure, it’s easy, just fill your tires with 100 psi each and you’re done, right?  Well, not necessarily. There are actually several factors. 

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TeamCBC – Please Consider Supporting Our Sponsors

Please consider supporting our sponsors! These are unprecedented times.  Many small businesses have been forced to limit hours and services, or may even be forced to close temporarily.  They are seriously at risk of not surviving this crisis.  Therefore, IF you have to go out

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TeamCBC SUSPENDING all Group Rides/Events

Dear members of TeamCBC In light of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, TeamCBC is joining other cycling clubs across the Triangle and across the country by SUSPENDING all group rides/events for the next several weeks (until early April). We do this in an effort to protect

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Group Ride Etiquette

Etiquette (noun) – the customary code of polite behavior among members of a particular group. When I earned my MBA degree many years ago, our first class was on etiquette.  We were told that one day, when we were in a professional setting, it would

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TeamCBC Statement Regarding COVID-19 (aka coronavirus)

To TeamCBC Riders: In light of recent developments regarding COVID-19 (aka the coronavirus), TeamCBC has put together the following statement regarding our Group Rides: TeamCBC’s current stance is that our Group Rides will continue during this health advisory period as long as the following precautions

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Changing a Flat Tire

Changing a flat tire can be a challenge.  Fortunately, when changing a tire on a group ride, there are usually plenty of fellow cyclists willing to help.  However, there are about 20 steps and, when sweat is pouring down your face and everyone is waiting

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Why you need a Power Meter

I don’t have any on-the-road experience with cycling power meters, but I do believe that they can help improve your cycling experience.  In my opinion it is a “nice to have” upgrade, but for some of the more serious riders, maybe it is a “must

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TeamCBC Cycling Tip – Climb like a Pro

1. Pace, don’t race: Don’t go charging up a long hill. Keep a steady pace based on your heart rate or power (if you have a power meter). We’ll cover power meters in a future tip. 2. Steady Cadence: Keep your rpm’s steady. Some people

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TeamCBC Cycling Tips for Climbing Long Hills

I think most of us have learned from fellow cyclists.  Sometimes it is thoughtful and constructive advice and sometimes you just get yelled at.  Some of it is good information, some of it seems worthless to you and some of it is just plain wrong. 

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TeamCBC – News for a New Year 1/3/20

Welcome to the 20’s!  Here’s what’s new for this year. First of all, here are the brave souls who have agreed to serve as your Board of Directors for 2020. President – Rick Bunnell Vice President – Linda Murray Team Captain – Bob Oderkirk Treasurer –

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