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Your Climate Ride Training Regime: Bikes, Burritos and Beer?

Patrick Colleran on April 17, 2015, 11:45 AM

A 60-mile ride can be done right from the couch. Sort of. Almost anyone can get out and ride 60 miles but they might not be able to climb the stairs the following day. By putting in some good training miles for Climate Ride you'll make sure you are able to get back on the bike and ride another 60 miles day after day.

It can be difficult to find the time to ride the distances on Climate Ride especially with our busy schedules, but riding consecutive days either at moderate…

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Riding Like a Climate Ride Girl

Patrick Colleran on April 2, 2014, 1:49 PM

This week, I interviewed three female Climate Riders to get their perspectives on cycling and see what advice they could offer female and male riders alike. 

My partner and I have been bike touring for years together, and I’ve learned a lot from her. She is a non-competitive cyclist who simply loves to ride her bike. She will always opt for carrying an extra ten pounds of gear on her already fully loaded touring bike if it means she will be more comfortable during and…

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Post Work Ramble

Patrick Colleran on March 19, 2014, 4:42 PM

Here in the Missoula office we have been tracking the amount of daylight available for post work activities such as bike rides. With daylight-saving time, we received a much-needed boost to our 1 hour and 15 minutes of post work light. Since then, we have been gaining about a minute and a half of extra time in the sun after work each day. (Note: graph not to scale). 

Climate Ride California is only two months away which means it is time to get out on some longer rides. The…

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Cross Training for Climate Ride

Patrick Colleran on March 4, 2014, 5:11 PM

Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get. The extreme weather events across the U.S. have not been what we expect lately.

The Midwestern polar vortex, the California drought, record snowfall in Montana and 400 ppm carbon dioxide are all reasons to get off the couch and join Climate Ride in their efforts to work towards a stable climate and a healthier, more sustainable future. These climatic variations, however, can make it hard to get off the couch and ride. Here…

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Commute to Train

Patrick Colleran on February 26, 2014, 10:04 AM

Although you may not be able to get in a fifty mile ride during the work week, that doesn’t mean you can’t ride fifty miles throughout the week. A great way to get in extra training miles is to start commuting by bike.

It can be very challenging to find a two hour block during the week to get out and ride, so instead think about a half hour before and after work. This is much more realistic for most people. Plus there are multiple benefits to using your bike for…

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