Author Archives: Michael Katz

03 Jun

Don’t Get Burned…

By Michael Katz

SUNSCREEN MATTERS: SOME FACTS AND FIGURES   Sunscreen Realities: Is sunscreen with an SPF rating of 60 twice as effective as one with an SPF rating of 30?  It’s marginally better, but not even close to twice as good. The American Academy of Dermatology, recommends using a sunscreen with at least a Sun Protection Factor,

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03 Jun

What is the best way to clean your hands?

By Michael Katz

HAND SANITIZERS v. WASHING YOUR HANDS With the spread of COVID-19 into an international pandemic, we have been instructed to maintain distancing and frequently wash our hands.  People have also flocked to stores to purchase hand sanitizers making them hard to find in most locations. Many of us have searched our drawers, closets, and cabinets

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01 Jun

LOCKDOWN! Now what??

By Michael Katz

LOCKDOWN! …your guide to cycling through a pandemic… Published by Jason Wright at 17/04/2020 Lockdown! …when pandemic strikes what does this mean for cyclists? During times of social distancing and even total isolation what can we do to keep cycling and keep our minds!! Times are strange to say the least and for most of

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01 Jun

Safe Social Distancing for Cyclists – COVID-19

By Michael Katz

Safe Social Distancing for Cyclists 04/30/2020 By now, everyone is aware that the primary ways that individuals can protect against and fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is to social  distance at least six feet apart, wash hands regularly, and wipe down surfaces frequently with an anti-bacterial/anti-virus spray or cloth. Furthermore, most states have

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16 May

Bike Commuting Guide & 101 Benefits of Cycling

By Michael Katz

NATIONAL BIKE MONTH BIKE TO WORK DAY, FRIDAY, MAY 18 As you know, May is National Bike Month.  May 18th is National Bike to Work Day.  The two articles below were recently sent to the club for review by Daniel Atlas of RyDoze.com and whether you plan to bike to work or not, the Bike

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16 Apr

Delaware Ride Share…Not Just For Cars

By Michael Katz

Delaware Ride Share Program You may have heard about the Delaware Ride Share Program.  Any one who lives, works or goes to school in Delaware may join and they will pair those drivers seeking car pools.  They will also introduce cyclists traveling the same or similar routes should you be more comfortable traveling with others. 

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10 Apr

Lock ‘er Down Otto!

By Michael Katz

A LOCK FOR ROADIES After a successful Go Fund Me campaign, Otto Locks are now available for purchase.  Many/most road bikers don’t carry locks due to weight.  Why spend big bucks on a <20 lb. bike and carry a 2-5 lb. lock?  What do we do when nature calls or we need a Wawa stop

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02 Apr

Let’s Not Blow This Out of Proportion!

By Michael Katz

CO2 CARTRIDGES:  Sizes and PSI’s As I changed some tires in preparation for the spring; I moved from 23mm to 25 mm on my road bike.  I carry CO2 and a 16g cartridge has worked well for me.  Since I don’t carry a gauge, I used the finger test and stopped when it was “hard

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