Entries by William Dyson

Understanding Brake Issues

Become knowledgeable about brake issues with this advice Having brake issues? If so, you might be able to identify the problem yourself. There are three main reasons brake levers typically malfunction: Your brake pads are not close enough to the rims The system is not tight or fully “engaged” Your levers are damaged or dirty […]

3 Riding Quotes That’ll Get You Back in the Saddle

Riding quotes to reignite your flame The weather. Work got busier. Kids are sick. Your bike needs a tune-up. Recovering from injury. Whatever the reason, you haven’t been riding lately. These 3 riding quotes will get you back in the saddle in no time (unless you’re injured, get better first). Go for a quick ride […]

Tips to Clean Your Helmet and Shoes

Smell good on your next ride when you clean your helmet and shoes When was the last time you washed your bike helmet, your bike shoes, and your running shoes? If you haven’t done so in the past month, they probably stink. If you can’t smell it, ask someone else to, then look at their […]

Preventing Flat Tires

Use these tips to prevent flat tires Tired of monkeying around with flat tires? Then check out these prevention tips: What’s the number one cause of tire problems? If you guessed too little air pressure, then you’re right. Having a good floor pump is essential in helping to prevent flats. The pumps usually include gauges. […]

My First Real Bike: The One that Started it All

You won’t find many triathletes who can’t remember their first real bike Some of the High Five Events staff were chatting about bikes the other day during lunch. Then the inevitable happened: we started reminiscing about our first real bike. For some, their first real bike experience took place many years ago. One staff member […]

4 Reasons to Register for Jack’s Generic Triathlon

If you’re on the fence, these 4 reasons will push you to register for JGT You’ve debated registering for Jack’s Generic Triathlon for some time now. Friends are racing. Your triathlon club will be there. You plan to register, just haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Why? Perhaps you forgot, maybe it slipped your mind. Every time […]

Why You Should Wear Sunglasses When Riding Your Bike

Wearing sunglasses when riding isn’t just for looking cool In addition to looking hip, wearing sunglasses regularly can have several benefits. This applies to running, hanging at the beach, driving a car, and especially riding your bike. If you have some sweet specs that make you look cool, all the better! We recommend the UA Igniter II […]

4 Motivational Quotes that will Reignite Your Training Flame

These motivational quotes will get you over the hump It happens to us all. Rookies and Veterans. Young and old. Fast and… not as fast. There isn’t an athlete in this world who has a great race or the perfect workout every single time. Life happens. Kids get sick. Work calls and you have to travel […]

Texas Tri Series – One Down, Three Remain

The 2018 Texas Tri Series is underway The Texas Tri Series consists of four triathlons (first of which was Rookie Tri) that take place in and around the Austin area. You can participate in the Texas Tri Series (for free!) as an athlete or a volunteer. If you completed Rookie Tri on Sunday, May 6th, […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 9: My First Triathlon

I did it, I completed my first triathlon Back in January, I committed to my first triathlon, 2018 Rookie Triathlon. What began as a small idea quickly turned into a side bet complete with trash talk and a race-day following that formally introduced triathlon to newbies. I was fortunate to have one of the best triathletes in […]