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VIVE LÁ TOUR! Coming soon: Gripped Racing’s Annual Tour de France Screening! Join us on July 14th at the Arlington Cinema and Draft House as we watch the best cyclists in the world tackle one of the toughest climbs known to 2 wheels – Mont Ventoux!! The doors open at 6:30 and the show begins […]

Youth Cycling Clinic

We had a great time at our 2nd Youth Cycling Clinic yesterday at the Lindsay Collision Center in Springfield, VA. It was a perfect venue as the weather was unpredictable with some nearby thunderstorms, we had plenty of air-conditioned room to ride around in. We went through fitting our helmets, the A-B-C-Quick-Check, slalom-course turns, quick-turns, […]

Save Your Jersey! No More Holes - RaceDots Arranger!
26th May 2016 Posted in: Community, Featured, Fun, Gear, Uncategorized Comments Off on Save Your Jersey! No More Holes – RaceDots Arranger!

Virtually all athletes who’ve participated in a ride, run, triathlon, or other event where bib numbers are worn know the need for safety pins! Whether you keep a stash in your car or brave the availability at registration, you can’t affix your bib number without them! So you get 4 pins and lay down your […]

Returning to the Roots
23rd May 2016 Posted in: Blog, Community, Events, Featured, Fun, Gear, Training, Uncategorized Comments Off on Returning to the Roots

After nearly 20 years I recently left Arlington for Frederick, MD and as with any big life change you take time to reflect as you pack up all your belongings and then unpack in a strange, new place. Cycling has given me not only good health, an outlet for a lot of energy, and fun […]

Top 10 Reasons Why the Light & Motion Urban 550 is the best Bike Light
5th Jan 2014 Posted in: Gear Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons Why the Light & Motion Urban 550 is the best Bike Light

1.    Very bright – While riding home of a evening group ride, turn on the flashing mode and cars will really notice you. Even a distracted driving who’s looking up every few seconds between fiddling with their phone will notice the bright flashing lights. Having lights on your bike are critical points in your defence […]

KMC Bling
27th Aug 2013 Posted in: Blog, Gear Comments Off on KMC Bling

For the past eight years the only chains I have ever had on my bikes were Shimano. Two to three thousand miles, time for a new chain. Winter is over and spring is here, time for a new chain. This was like clockwork for me for years. Since joining Gripped racing I became more aware […]

KMC Chains:  Every 1% Is An Advantage
24th Aug 2013 Posted in: Blog, Gear Comments Off on KMC Chains: Every 1% Is An Advantage

Joining Gripped Racing – it seems so long ago, but at the same time it feels like just yesterday. I remember my first team meeting where JB (El Capitan) asked us if we had any ideas for manufacturers with shome we would like to partner, and from the back of the room I rudely shouted […]

Beet It Beetroot Juice Shots
26th Jul 2013 Posted in: Gear Comments Off on Beet It Beetroot Juice Shots

If you haven’t heard about the training benefits of beet juice by now you need to fire up your search engine (or if you’re pressed for time, check a few of the links at the bottom of this page). Every accredited study in the last few years has shown beet juice makes a significant difference […]

Spring Classics: Dogfish Head Spring Brew Review
25th Apr 2013 Posted in: Blog, Fun, Gear Comments Off on Spring Classics: Dogfish Head Spring Brew Review

Having the coolest title sponsor in MABRA means talking about beer even more than wheel choice. This is the best time of year for racing. Everyone is enthusiastic and the season is full of potential. There’s no need to obsess over points yet.  And the weather is phenomenal. This is the worst time of year […]

12th Jan 2013 Posted in: Blog, Gear Comments Off on SMP Saddles – A Painful Tale by Tim Abbott

In March in 1995, I took command of Delta Company (above, Tim pictured far right), 3-15 Infantry (Mechanized) at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. The day I took command, I sat the 145 men down and talked about warfighting, training, living hard to be hard, physical and mental fitness, God and Country, your fellow Soldier, America—all the […]

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