Entries by William Dyson

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Pros and Cons of Bike Frame Materials

Bike frame materials breakdown If you’re in the market for a new bike, you might be overwhelmed with the different types of bike frame materials from which you can choose. Be prepared; know the type of bike you want and what you want it to do. When researching online or speaking with a dealer you […]

Registration is Open for 2019 Kerrville Triathlon Festival

Registration is open for the 2019 Kerrville Triathlon Festival as of Friday, February 1st. The 9th annual Kerrville Triathlon weekend will take place September 27-29, in Kerrville, Texas. Last year, more than 1400 triathletes competed in eight different events. They included a swim course in Nimitz Lake, bike course through the Texas Hill Country, and […]

Truing Your Wheels: The Breakdown

Truing your wheels at home could save you money and get you back on the road If you have some free time you should practice a new skill – truing a wheel!  Before diving into the details, understand what ‘truing’ means. Often times, hitting potholes, curbs, and foreign objects can adjust your wheel, making it […]

Prevent Rust from Forming on Your Bike

Don’t let rust begin forming on your bike We all know that nothing creates more of an eyesore on a bicycle than rust. The most common parts that rust are the bolts in the cockpit of the bicycle and the chain. The reason it shows up so readily on chains is that they are entirely […]

Group Riding Guidelines

Implement these group riding guidelines on your next ride Group riding provides cyclists with enjoyment, exercise, training, support from other cyclists, and safety. Whether you’re riding to lunch with co-workers or completing a 50-mile Kerrville Triathlon Festival training ride with your crew, the following group riding guidelines will come in handy. Knowing these basic group […]

Wetsuit Maintenance Recommendations

Extend the life of your wetsuit with these wetsuit maintenance recommendations Wetsuits may help you swim like a shark, but they are actually one of the more delicate pieces of triathlon equipment. Even the most careful wetsuit owner may be shocked to find tiny nicks or tears in the neoprene that occurred during a frenzied […]

Chain Wear: What to Know and How It Can Affect You

Know the signs of chain wear and how you can check at home Most people do not replace their chain often enough. This leads to the gears not shifting correctly and excessive wear on your chainrings and cassette. Chain wear is affected by a few things: riding conditions, riding style (masher vs spinner), and shifting […]

Offseason Training: The Run

Focus on the run now, reap the benefits later The offseason is upon us. Before you focus on the run, take a few weeks to mentally and physically repair your engine. Kayaking on Town Lake, spending time with the family (who were neglected during a long triathlon season), and reading a book will allow you […]

Post-Race Bike Maintenance

Make post-race bike maintenance an integral part of your training plan Most triathletes put a great deal of thought into everything leading up to a big race (equipment, training, nutrition, etc.) However, many do not know what bike maintenance should be completed after a race. With Kerrville Tri less than a month ago, you might want […]

‘Tis the Season – for the Offseason!

Don’t allow this year’s training to disappear during the offseason Offseason to a lot of triathletes means taking time off from October to March to help re-energize for the following season. Others focus on different sports to get out of the winter elements. The rest just simply take time off.  How can you train during […]