Vintage Cycling Photographs 2 | Barton Haynes

Greetings to all of my fellow cyclists! Today, I’m using a previous post titled Vintage Cycling Photographs | Barton Haynes to piggyback and create a follow-up showcase.

For those of you who follow along with the different cycling sites I manage, you know that I’m a huge fan of everything and anything having to do with vintage cycling. Namely, I love old photographs of the first cyclists who took the art of riding a bicycle to new frontiers. As mentioned previously, I already have a collection of vintage photographs on this blog as well as a larger stockpile on my Pinterest page (see the board titled Vintage Cycling).

Today, I’m going to share some vintage photographs that have recently caught my eye. I hope you’ll enjoy stepping back into time with me a second time!

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1935 – Romain Maes Barton Haynes CA

1947 – Tour de France Barton Haynes San Diego Blog

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1985 – Dutch Rider Jan Raas Barton Haynes

Thank you, as always, for following along! Once again, don’t forget to check out my previous Vintage Cycling post on in addition to perusing my Pinterest Vintage Cycling page.

Happy Riding!

-Barton Haynes

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Bicycle Parts | Barton Haynes

Greetings to all of my fellow cyclists! Today, I’m following up from my most recent post on titled “How to Troubleshoot Your Bike.” Upon publishing this article, a less experienced cyclist friend of mine said, “That’s great, Bart, but I don’t know where half of those things are on my bike!”

In order to help those of you out who don’t know bicycle parts as well or need a bit of a refresher regarding the anatomy of your bike, this post is for you. I scoured the Internet to find some excellent diagrams for you to study. I’ve included multiple photos for quality, thoroughness, and types of bikes.

In between these diagrams, I’m going to include some definitions of bicycle parts that might seem complicated to the amateur bicyclist. My hope is that this post will teach you how to identify the parts of your bicycle so that you can discuss cycling intelligently and also know how to describe problems if you run into any difficulties in the future.

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  • top tube – connects the seat tube to the head tube
  • seat tube – The seat tube contains the seatpost of the bike, which connects to the seat post
  • seat stay – connects the top of the seat tube to the rear dropout
  • head tube – houses the fork and bearings

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  • down tube – connects the bottom bracket to the head tube
  • bottom bracket – houses the pedal axle and bearings
  • dropouts – the slots in the frame and fork that holds the wheel axles
  • chainstay – a section of the frame that connects the bottom bracket to the rear dropout

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  • fork – holds the front wheel and pivots in the headset when steering
  • chainring – toothed rings that directly connect to the crank
  • crank – connects the pedals to the chainring

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  • front derailleur – the mechanism that moves the chain from one chainring to another
  • rear derailleur – the mechanism that moves the chain from one gear to another
  • headset – houses the bearings that allow the handlebars and fork to turn
  • cassette – toothed cog that make up the gears ( attached to the rear wheel)

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Happy riding to you all. Once again, make sure and check out my article-based site over at Bart the Bike Guy to read my latest article all about How to Troubleshoot Your Bike!


Bicycle World Records | Barton Haynes

I hope everyone in the world of cycling has had a wonderful and productive week! Today, I’m going to be sharing some photographs based on a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago on my other website, The post, titled “11 Guinness World Records with Bicycles,” detailed some of the wacky and crazy things people have done with their bikes.

Today, I’m going to be diving deeper into the bizarre and sharing more of these feats with you. Some of them are just plain silly, but others require a decent amount of skill and expertise behind the handlebars.

Without further ado, here are some world record photographs involving bicycles that will make you smile.

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Fastest Speed on a Bicycle

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Fastest Bicycle Riding Dog

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Barton Haynes Weight Eye SocketsI hope you all enjoyed a trip into the extraordinary side of bicycles today! Best of luck on the roads and happy cycling.

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Cycling Around the World | Barton Haynes

Greetings, fellow cyclists!

Today, we’re going to take a virtual tour around the world via bicycle. We’ll cycle through all seven continents. In addition, I’ll include a quote from each continent along with each photograph. I hope you all enjoy!

NORTH AMERICA: The Grand Canyon

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“If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.” -Lance Armstrong 

SOUTH AMERICA: Route to Machu Picchu

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“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” -Paulo Coelho

EUROPE: Lavender Fields in Provence, France

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“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” -Vincent Van Gogh

ASIA: Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.” -Tich Nhat Hanh

AFRICA: Sahara Desert

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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

AUSTRALIA: Route to Ayers Rock

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“Be eager in your desires but humbly patient in their accomplishment.” -Saint Mary MacKillop

ANTARCTICA: Cycling in the snow

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“I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting.” -Robert Falcon Scott



Bicycle Photography | Barton Haynes

Greetings, fellow cyclists!

Today, I’m going to brighten the website and bring some encouragement into your lives today by sharing some inspiration from my Pinterest page. Along with some of my favorite images from my page titled Bicycle Photography, I’m including some quotes falling in line with today’s theme of perseverance.

Please enjoy, and as always, happy riding!

When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself. -Isak DENISON The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it. -Vince LombardiPerseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. -Henry Wadsworth Wordsfellow Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. -Calvin Coolidge I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. -Og MANdino If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. -Samuel JohnsonTo succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink the ocean,” says the persevering soul; “at my will mountains will crumble up.” Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal. -Swami Vivekanada

Bicycle Art | Barton Haynes

Naturally, as a cycling enthusiast, the walls of my home are adorned with all kinds of bicycle art. I love to collect anything and everything having to do with bicycles. I admire and appreciate all kinds of bike depictions from photographs to the realistic to the abstract.

For those of you who follow my Pinterest page, you know that I tend to collect bicycle art in my “likes” section. Below, I’m sharing some of my favorites that I’ve seen recently. Additionally, I’m including some motivational quotes to accompany each picture. I hope you get as much enjoyment from them as I do and get some inspiration to get on the road!

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go ANYWHERE until you change it.

Bicycling is life with the volume turned up.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To stay balanced, you must keep moving.

You don’t have to go fast. You just have to go.

Miles are my meditation.

Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.

Life is a climb, but the view is great.

I hop you all enjoyed these pieces of bicycle art and that they motivated you to hit the pavement. Thanks for reading and happy riding!


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Inspiring Bicycle Quotes | Barton Haynes

Hello to all of my fellow cyclists!

Although the forecast in San Diego, California stays consistently sunny, the weather in many other parts of the United States is beginning to morph from warm to cool as autumn encroaches.

Recently, I spoke with a cycling friend on the phone who lives on the East Coast who told me that his motivation for cycling was starting to wane with the sunlight.

“I ride my bike every day in the summer, but I’m feeling less driven to hit the road when the wind and rains start to come,” he told me.

As I’ve enjoyed doing in the past, today I’m going to share more encouragement with you all in the form of cycling quotes. Every week, I read influential quotes and sayings on my Pinterest feed. I have an entire board dedicated to Bicycle Quotes.

Taking inspiration from the wisdom of others, I will now leave you with 8 inspiring bicycle quotes that will propel you to get in the saddle even on dreary days.

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Barton Haynes San Diego California Bike Safety

Bicycle Safety | Barton Haynes

With summer solstice quickly approaching this upcoming weekend, more and more cyclists are cruising the roads for longer periods of time every day. Though this of course a wonderful thing, more cycling time naturally equates to higher chances of accidents.

On my article-based website,, I wrote this week about how a cyclist can treat road rash in a blog post titled How to Treat Road Rash. However, it’s of course best to learn safety measures for riding your bicycle before you get to the point of needing to seek medical attention.

Today, I’ll be sharing some images from the web detailing and encouraging safe bicycle riding. In between photos, I’ll share important safety tips from

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  • See and Be Seen. Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather, or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent, or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you.
  • Watch for and Avoid Road Hazards. Be on the lookout for hazards such as potholes, broken glass, gravel, puddles, leaves, and dogs. All these hazards can cause a crash. If you are riding with friends and you are in the lead, yell out and point to the hazard to alert the riders behind you.
  • Avoid Riding at Night. It is far more dangerous to ride at night than during the day because you are harder for others to see. If you have to ride at night, wear something that makes you more easily seen by others. Make sure you have reflectors on the front and rear of your bicycle (white lights on the front and red rear reflectors are required by law in many States), in addition to reflectors on your tires, so others can see you.

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  • Wear a Properly Fitted Bicycle Helmet. Protect your brain, save your life. For more information see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publication 
    “Easy Steps to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet.”
  • Stay Alert at All Times. Use your eyes AND ears. Watch out for potholes, cracks, wet leaves, storm grates, railroad tracks, or anything that could make you lose control of your bike. You need your ears to hear traffic and avoid dangerous situations; don’t wear a headset when you ride.
  • Watch for Parked Cars. Ride far enough out from the curb to avoid the unexpected from parked cars (like doors opening, or cars pulling out).

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  • Obey All Traffic Laws. A bicycle is a vehicle and you’re a driver. When you ride in the street, obey all traffic signs, signals, and lane markings.
  • Be Predictable. Ride in a straight line, not in and out of cars. Signal your moves to others.
  • Control Your Bicycle. Always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars. Carry books and other items in a bicycle carrier or backpack.

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Stay safe out there! Happy riding!

-Barton Haynes

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Best Cycling in San Diego | Barton Haynes

Greetings, cyclists! I hope you’ve all been enjoying a balmy summer and have had the opportunity to get outside as much as possible. Here in San Diego, the weather has been consistently in the mid-to-late 70s providing the perfect climate for gorgeous rides.

Today’s post is for my fellow San Diego cyclists who are either new to the area or just getting started in the wonderful world of bikes. I’ve put together a list of the best riding in the area for your enjoyment along with photos of cyclists enjoying our wonderful city.

Below you’ll find photos along with descriptions of some wonderful routes to explore in San Diego. Enjoy!

Sagebrush Safari

If you find your way to San Diego in late April, look up this classic NORBA event, which is run about an hour’s drive inland from San Diego on Interstate 8 at Lake Morena. Offering a 32-mile single-lap course for experts and pros, and an 18-mile course for sport and beginner racers, the race has plenty of climbing and descending in high-desert conditions and still maintains a laid-back atmosphere.

Balboa Park

Home to the San Diego Zoo, a ton of museums and garden areas, and a host of restaurants, Balboa Park is a great place to pass whatever time you aren’t spending on the bike. Just south of the park are a bunch of small cafes and coffee shops.

Bayshore Bikeway 

Starting Downtown take Flagship’s Coronado Ferry across San Diego Bay and start your ride upon docking at the Coronado Ferry Landing. The Bikeway makes its way through Coronado, along the Silver Strand, through the communities of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista and back into Downtown San Diego. The ride will take you through the quaint town of Coronado and past the historic Hotel del Coronado Hotel, built in 1888, which has played host to presidents, celebrities and royalty for over 120 years. You’ll also ride past the U.S. Naval Amphibious Base (where the Navy SEALs train). Continuing on the path, you’ll trek past Silver Strand State Beach, a beautiful stretch of coast; and the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, a 3,900-acre wetland that is home to many endangered and migratory birds.

Silver Strand Bikeway in Coronado

Coronado may best be known for its resort hotels and massive naval supply complex, but it’s the sandy tombolo connecting the island to the mainland that ought to merit your most immediate attention. Here you’ll find the Silver Strand Bikeway: a stretch of segregated asphalt that follows State Route 75 from the Coronado Yacht Club in the north all the way around the southern tip of the San Diego Bay.

Point Loma Bike Tour

From the San Diego River to the tip of Point Loma via the coast and a return route via San Diego Bay. Starting at Robb Athletic Field at the San Diego River, we’ll pass through Ocean Beach and Sunset Cliffs before climbing to Naval Base Point Loma and Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Riding through these we reach Cabrillo National Monument and descend to the ocean and the tide pools. From here we retrace our steps to the Naval Base entrance before descending to the east and the San Diego Bay. We finish with a cruise through Liberty Station before returning to Robb Field.Barton Haynes San Diego ForestBarton Haynes San Diego NorthBarton Haynes San Diego Bicycle BlogBarton Haynes San Diego Bike RideBarton Haynes San Diego Sign


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What Do Cyclists Eat? | Barton Haynes

Last week, I shared 4 protein-packed recipes with peanut butter on my text-based blog Today, I’ll be piggybacking on the idea of fuel-endorsing foods for cyclists.

This post is based on an article from titled “What Pro Cyclists Eat for Success.” I was surprised to learn more about what other expert cyclists eat before and after big rides.

Continue reading below to see what top riders cook up in the kitchen. Bon appetit, fellow cyclists!

Tejay Van Garderen, BMC: Before a ride

Oatmeal with a handful of almonds or walnuts, a few teaspoons of molasses for the iron and taste, and raisins or dried fruit.Barton Haynes San Diego CA Food

Chris Horner, RadioShack-Nissan: While Riding

Sandwich made with an English muffin, bacon, an over-easy egg, and a thick slice of Tillamook cheddar. Barton Haynes California Food

Christian Vande Velde, Garmin-Barracuda: While Riding

Serrano (Spanish cured ham) on a baguette with olive oil and tomato.

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Evelyn Stevens, Specialized-Lululemon: After a Ride

Sweet potato, kale, broccoli, and roasted beets stir-fried with eggs or chicken in olive oil and coconut milk.Barton Haynes San Diego California Food

Taylor Phinney, BMC: After a Race

Pasta or risotto with Parmesan cheese and olive oil.Barton Haynes San Diego Cycling Food

I hope that the meals of these pro riders give you some inspiration today! Thanks for reading, fellow cyclists, and as always, happy riding!

-Barton Haynes


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