Entries by William Dyson

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. If you have been […]

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. If you look at the different polarized wayfarer sunglasses styles and buy a pair, they can not only help complete an outfit but also help protect your eyes from the harmful sun. This applies […]

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 […]