Entries by William Dyson

New Swim Equipment, Now What?

See improvement in the water when you properly use your new swim equipment Congrats! You just registered for Rookie Triathlon, the first triathlon of your life! Time to start training for the 300m swim. Purchasing swim equipment will help you improve in the water. Once you get all of your swim equipment, you probably have […]

Bicycle Helmets: The Breakdown

Bicycle helmets only work if you wear them correctly That’s not breaking news, but anyone that’s new to triathlon might not think they’re necessary. Well, they are and you need to make sure the one you purchase is effective. Especially if you’ve started training for Rookie Triathlon, the first triathlon of your life!  Why wear […]

Importance of Post-Workout Recovery Foods/Drinks

Recovery foods/drinks provide many post-workout benefits Most endurance athletes recognize that it’s important to eat and drink within an hour or so after completing a workout to promote muscle recovery. Recovery foods and drinks provide the body with what’s needed to begin muscle refueling, rehydration, muscle/tissue repair, and inflammation control. With some exceptions, just about […]

7 Steps to a Clean Bike

Not only does a clean bike look great, but it also performs better, lasts longer, and is easier to maintain Perhaps you haven’t cleaned your bike all triathlon season. Maybe you just went on a long ride and it rained on you. It might be the end of your season and you’re putting your bike […]

Basic Home Mechanic Tool List

Perform general maintenance yourself with this home mechanic tool list Maintaining your own bike can be fun, but it can also be confusing. What do I need? Are certain sizes needed? Where can I find these items? Below is a recommended home mechanic tool list for general maintenance of the average road or off-road bike. * […]

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 […]