One millimeter makes all the difference in this year’s STP

One millimeter. I let the tape measure back into its holster, pushed my glasses closer to my nose, and extracted the tape once again. I placed the tape measure’s end on the right crank arm and extended it to the middle of the pedal, remeasuring to make sure I wasn’t imagining the difference. 1mm again. […]

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It’s good to be back on a bike that fits right

This is a post about hard lessons learned during bike building, followed by joy. What a winter it was. Heck, what a Summer through early Spring, really. In August, just three weeks after Corpore Sano Physical Therapy and I finally got a bike dialed in to deal with my neck’s lack of flexibility in standard […]

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Solving on-the-bike neck pain with best practices and extreme measures

In a recent interview with SafeBee, Erik Moen discussed neck pain and soreness resulting from poor bike positioning. It is an incredibly common issue with cyclists of all levels, from the absolute beginner to commuters, and even seasoned racers. In this post, I will be comparing and contrasting the approach Moen discusses here on BikePT […]

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BikePT Bronze in San Francisco – class report

Our Oct 12-14 weekend class marked the first time BikePT has officially ventured from the Kenmore office to teach a BikePT class. The class was hosted by my friends at San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy (thanks Jerry and Sturdy). We met in their Financial District office on Battery Street [Figure 1]. Participants were […]

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I’ve had bike saddle issues for twenty years, and until my BikePT made a recommendation, I had been riding the wrong saddles for about twenty years. I experienced various problematic injuries and irritations during those years, and I had no idea they were caused by my saddle choices. I have always had the hardest time […]

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BikePT jerseys, vests and shorts now available!

New BikePT cycling clothing has proven so popular that our first run of clothing from Champion Systems has mostly been spoken for, however, if you have specific size needs and clothing style (long sleeve, short sleeve, shorts, vest, etc.) you are interested in, please pre-order now! We will be making a re-order in the near […]

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According to League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month has, for 55 years, been the perfect time for new or returning riders to get back on the saddle and ride their bike to work. Bike Month is all about promoting cycling and safe bicycling. May 14-18th of 2012 is the official bike to work week, […]

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A professional BikePT fit can help in so many ways to improve the experience of riding your bike. Here are five quick ways: 1. Cycling should not hurt You would see a Physical Therapist if it hurt to walk or run, why should riding a bike be any different? If riding your bike hurts, precision […]

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3mm

I dug out my reliable titanium road bike for the rainy Seattle riding season. This bike is set up as my rain bike that includes fenders. Fenders are a must for rainy climates. I had not done my check of the bike in awhile and just jumped on and did a 1hr ride. The saddle […]

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Be sure to read: Part 1 – Clipless pedal and cleat basics Part 2 – Cycling cleat attachment and cleat positioning In Part 2 of this series, we looked at cleat attachment and cleat positioning. In this post, we’ll be looking specifically at cycling cleat wear, and why it is so important to frequently check […]

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