I know I have a problem. At least, that’s what my wife and daughters tell me. When I’m driving and come up on a cyclist my first comment is always about the bike set-up and the next, of course, is about the bike. Grant it, the bike doesn’t always matter. It seems that when you’re fast you could just about ride anything and not skip a beat—similar to the retiree that offers to go biking with you and quickly makes you feel like you’re in quicksand. The sizing of a bike, however, makes a difference no matter what type of rider. There is a distinct difference between fitting and sizing a bike. Fitting a bike has to do with establishing the proper frame size. This usually correlates to the rider’s height but, manufacturer’s frame … Read More
Welcome to PK's Bike Shop, Serving Fernandina Beach and YuleeWelcome To PK's Bike Shop Located in Fernandina Beach, Florida, Pk's Bike Shop specializes in Bicycle, Bike and Skateboard sales, service, repairs and rentals. Feel Free to look thorough our website and see what Fernandina Beach/Yulee's premier Bike Shop has to offer.
Who is PK? PK is Parker Kate Pisani, our daughter that was born with a rare brain formaily called Lissencephaly. Lissencephaly means, "smooth brain". Our little angel is very healthy and happy but has very limited abilities. We are very pleased to have raised money for her special school that she goes to on Amelia Island. The name of the program is called" The Fernandina Beach Participatory Program" which serves special need children.
Performance Hydration: Beyond Water By Dr. Craig Nixon There has been a significant amount research that indicates hydrating with water is sufficient for race or training sessions lasting less than sixty minutes. Once we go over that time, there is a demand for electrolytes and carbohydrates. The primary electrolyte of concern is sodium although we can’t forget about magnesium, calcium, potassium, and chloride. Electrolytes have many functions which include regulating heart rate to allowing your muscles to contract. Carbohydrates provide your body with energy. Most carbohydrates are broken down into glucose which provides the primary fuel utilized by the brain and working muscles. How much fluid volume, carbohydrate percentage, … Read More
I have had many requests to conduct a clinic or post a video of how to change a flat! Well, like the Genie once said, "Your wish is my command!" Today is everyone's lucky day! As I was completing my ride, it just so happened that my friend Gage was standing in the parking lot with his iPad handy. :) In my saddle bag I had my co2 cartridge, co2 adapter, two tire irons and a spare 700 x 23c tube. I have to be perfectly frank with you, I have been riding for the past 3 years on Continental Grand Prix's and have NEVER gotten a flat! So, this was actually the first time that I have used a CO2 cartridge! You will see by the video, that I first place the gear in the lowest cog, then take the wheel off. Next I use the two tire irons to take … Read More
By Dr. Craig Nixon A basic component of good nutrition and general health is hydration. Considering our bodies are made up of almost 60% water, it isn’t a surprise that exercise performance is impaired when an athlete is dehydrated by as little as 2% of their body weight. Let’s consider how to hydrate, the consequences of dehydration, and monitoring. The goal of performance hydration is to begin a race or training session in a well hydrated state. The next challenge is to maintain a proper hydrated state throughout the session. This is to not only maximize performance but, to increase the ability to recover and decrease injuries and cramps. The result of under-hydration goes beyond a decrease in performance. Dehydration causes … Read More
What does your workout look like this afternoon? How about tomorrow… or next week? If you’re anxiously Googling workout ideas right now because you have no idea – put your phone down. Relief has arrived. What are Planned Workouts? In the spirit of all things Wahoo, we want to make cycling more enjoyable every time you get on your bike. Spending time searching through workout forums is time-consuming and unclear. That’s where Planned Workouts saves the day. Planned Workouts are structured workouts you can use as part of a larger scheduled training plan. It takes the guesswork out of the workout and helps keep you focused on your goals. As we may hate to admit, our bosses may be right: what gets measured gets done. Planned Workouts are … Read More
Professional cyclists have their bikes tuned up and cleaned before every race. They know the value of having their bike clean and functioning at it's full potential. So does this apply to the average cyclist? Absolutely! There is nothing like riding a bike that brakes quickly, shifts properly, and pedals smoothly, not to mention one that is CLEAN! You may have an older bike that has sentimental value to you or just don't want to spend the money on a new bike. The good news is, with a little bit of money, you can get your existing bike running like new by replacing a few part on it that are vital to good performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYaeVDnSK2c&t=6s Here at PK's Bike Shop, we offer a full service tune up that … Read More
Aero bars were introduced to the world of cycling in dramatic fashion by U.S. cyclist Greg LeMond at the 1989 Tour de France. The race had come down to the final time trial stage. Frenchman Laurent Fignon held the yellow jersey with an apparent insurmountable lead of over one minute. LeMond left the chute, aero bars intact. The first time the bars would be seen on the Tour. The game plan was basic. LeMond, refusing to hear split times, would stay tucked and go all out right into Paris. At the half way point, he had gained 24 seconds. He would still need 27 seconds to match Fignon’s pre-trial time. In the end, as Fignon crossed the finish line collapsing in defeat, LeMond was engulfed in the chaos of the victory. The U.S. cyclist had won … Read More
So many people, including yours truly, are in the market for weight loss. I think the majority of us want to feel better, look better, and be as healthy as can be. Losing weight does have some science behind it, but there is also a whole lot of common sense added into the equation. Recently, I was reading an article from one of my favorite websites, ZwiftBlog.com. I copied the article onto this post. There are a handful of very knowledgeable coaches offering some tips and advice about this topic. I hope you can some useful information from this as I did...Enjoy! MANY CYCLISTS ARE TRYING TO LOSE A FEW POUNDS AS THEY TRANSITION OUT OF THE WINTER HOLIDAYS. WHAT SIMPLE ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO IS A OVERWEIGHT AND … Read More
So, you have been riding bikes in your neighborhood or on a bike trail. Occasionally, you will see, or get passed by someone on what looks like to be a sports car! This "sports car" is lighter and faster than your cruiser, hybrid, or mountain bike. A thought goes into your head, "That looks pretty cool! I'd like to give that a go." Now, most people that are just starting off do not want to get a high end road bike because they ask themselves, "What if I don't like it?" or, "I'd like to ride this for a year and ride "X" amount of miles on this, then earn my upgrade." Enter the Jamis Ventura Sport, weighing in at 23.25 pounds. Having test ridden this bike on many occasions, I am chomping at the bit to get one for myself! Not … Read More
Cruiser bikes are the ideal bike for a casual cyclist. They're designed with comfort in mind, and the best cruiser bikes are designed especially for a slow, relaxing ride around your local bike path, park or beach. These bikes are stylish and functional and have a simple drivetrain to keep repairs at a minimum. Look for features that add the most comfort for your dollar for a truly relaxing bicycle ride. Sit Back and Relax The seat of your cruiser bike is one of the most critical components for your comfort. An uncomfortable seat can make even short rides miserable or, worse, risk damaging the sensitive tissue between your legs. Look for a seat with a wide base that corresponds to the width of your sit bones, the bony protrusions … Read More
On a recent afternoon I found myself hurtling past St. James’s Park in London in a whizzing peloton of 45 bicycle riders, from countries ranging from Canada to Russia. It was early in the ride and the speed was a bit much. This prompted Laurens Ten Dam, a Dutch pro and Tour de France hard man, to call out, “Hey boys, the race starts at Box Hill!” By the time we reached the climb in the Surrey Hills, Ten Dam himself had slipped back – he was in training and was there to burn fat, not to compete. I managed to eke out a 10th place finish, pipped at the line by a few aggressive sprinters. A few minutes later, I was back at my desk in New York City, Ten Dam was starting his morning in Santa Cruz, California, and all the other riders had … Read More
EASY TO LOOK AT. EASY TO GET ON We’re super proud of the Citizen’s sleek frame design. With an arcing top tube for the “Men’s” frames and S-bend top and down tubes for a super-low step-through “Women’s” version. In fact, we hesitate to designate either with gender specific labels because the version with the easy-access, low step-over top tube is suitable for anyone with limited hip flexibility who might be challenged to swing a leg over the rear wheel when mounting & dismounting. AND EASY TO RIDE When it comes to recreational riding, nothing gets more uncomfortable faster than having to pedal more weight than necessary. Which is why Citizen 2 & 3 are built with lightweight 6061 aluminum tubing. In fact, our aluminum Citizen … Read More