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tfkowal

  • Age: 52 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: United States
  • How long have you been riding? 30+ years
  • Bikes Owned Specialized Epic
  • Favorite Bikes: Kestrel MX-Z

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  • 5 great tires for gran fondos

    5 Great Tires for Gran Fondos

    Posted by Thomas Kowal | about over 2 years ago

    We looked at the demands of a gran fondo and picked 5 tires to fit the bill. Ride well with three all-round performers, one for dry conditions, and one for wet.

  • Folding collapsible helmets

    Folding Bike Helmets: Are they safe? Practical?

    Posted by Thomas Kowal | about over 2 years ago

    Folding / collapsing bike helmets make carrying them much easier so they are on hand and ready to protect. We look at how they came about, who they're for, and models we like.

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    Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Cyclists

    Posted by Thomas Kowal | about over 2 years ago

    If you love a cyclist, show your affection for them and their passion by giving one of these bike-related Valentine's Day gifts.

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    6 top gravel bikes under $2000

    Posted by Thomas Kowal | about over 2 years ago

    Our top 6 picks for gravel / adventure bikes around $2000. These are for cyclists who like on and off-road riding and value at a moderate price point.

  • Bicycle helmet technology

    Today's helmet tech reduces rotational-impact head injuries

    Posted by Thomas Kowal | about over 2 years ago

    We examine the latest in bicycle helmets – much improved protection than those of yesteryear, with designs and materials to handle the complex interactions and forces of a crash.

  • Best time salesman customer bike shop depositphotos 110289362 original

    When is the best time of year to buy a bike?

    Posted by Thomas Kowal | about over 2 years ago

    Choosing your shopping season wisely can pay off with good deals on great bikes. We consider some of the factors that sway prices up or down, and collect insights from some shop owners.

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    Bicycle driving license - do you have to carry ID?

    Posted by Thomas Kowal | about almost 3 years ago

    With some exceptions, cyclists around the world have the same rights, privileges, and obligations as motorists. Is a bike license or identification among them? Here's a legal viewpoint.

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