Rick's News

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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