Top Cyclists in the World

Hello, fellow cyclists! I hope that you’ve all been enjoying the end of summer and putting lots of miles underneath your wheels.

Today’s post features the top cyclists racing in 2017. After the conclusion of the Tour de France in June, I was curious to continue researching and seeing who was leading the pack in terms of cycling times and victories.

Before I introduce the top cyclists in our day and age, I need to preface by stating that the UCI changed their rating system in 2016. According to Wikipedia, “This ranking system is calculated on a 52 week rolling basis, rankings are updated each Monday. The ranking at the end of the calendar year will be utilised to award an annual winner. Unlike previous ranking systems the UCI World Classification will include all male riders from the World Tour down to U23 riders. Points will be awarded on all races from World Tour level down to 1.2 and 2.2 races.”

Given this information, here are the top 5 scoring cyclists worldwide right now.

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4. Alejandro ValverdeBarton Haynes

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3. Nairo Quintana

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2. Peter SaganBarton Haynes Top Cyclists in the World

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Vintage Cycling Photographs 3 | Barton Haynes

Hello to everyone in the wonderful world of cycling!

I’m going to post another blog entry onto the ever popular category of Vintage Cycling Photographs. Today is the third installment in this series which features pictures from long ago of cyclists in their element as the bicycle became more and more popular. (To read more about the history of the bicycle, check out my content-based site and read the article titled “The History of the Bicycle.”)

I see and post most of the photographs that grant inspiration for these vintage posts on my Bart the Bike Guy Pinterest page. There, you can find my board titled Vintage Cycling where I hold a collection of dozens of vintage cycling photographs.

As I’ve mentioned in my previous vintage cycling posts, I absolutely love these photos and collect them at home. They are displayed on my walls, in my books, and truly wherever I can keep or display them.

Therefore, I’ll share with you ten new vintage cycling photographs that I think you will enjoy. Thank you for following, as always!

Lucien Petit Breton – Tour de France 1907
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Paris Roubaix – Marc Madiot
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Paris Roubaix – Eddy Merckx Sur
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Roger de Vlaeminck & Eddy Merckx
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Marino Lejarreta
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Fausto Coppi
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Tour de France 1977 – Eddy Merckx
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Happy cycling!

-Barton Haynes

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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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1903 – Tour de France winner Maurice GarinBarton Haynes San Diego Bike Blog

1930 – Classic Cycling ApparelBarton Haynes California San

1935 – Romain Maes Barton Haynes CA

1947 – Tour de France Barton Haynes San Diego Blog

1956 – Charly GaulBarton Haynes California

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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!


Mountain Bikes | Barton Haynes

Although my primary love for cycling takes the form of road cycling, I have recently developed more of an interest in mountain biking. As the summer approaches and the forests begin to glow with sunshine, I can’t help but have a yearning to do some exploring off the beaten path. I’m looking forward to taking my mountain bike out on the trails around where I live in San Diego, California.

Mountain bikes are very different from road bikes. To get an exact definition of how they’re different, read this Men’s Fitness article titled “Mountain Bikes vs. Road Bikes.” Basically, the major difference between the two is where you’re meant to ride them. A road bike is made for pavement and speed. A mountain bike is made for everywhere and is designed with durability in mind. This changes the frame, size, types of tires, etc. of each kind of bike.


Recently, on my other bike blog (Bart the Bike Guy), I wrote an article titled “How to Choose a Mountain Bike.” Here, I discuss the different kinds of mountain bikes for those of you who are interested in purchasing a mountain bike for the upcoming summer season.

Thanks for taking a step into my mind today and sharing my interest in mountain biking. I wish you all the best on the trails this summer!

-Barton Haynes

Beautiful Bike Routes | Barton Haynes

Today’s post is going to inspire a bit of wanderlust for all of the cyclists following along. Recently, a friend asked me the following question:

“What dream cycling routes would you like to travel to?” 

This question inspired the most recent post on titled “Ask Bart Haynes: The Best Cycling Routes in the World.” There, I listed 5 of the most scenic routes for cyclists spanning the globe.

On the same note, I’m going to share some photographs with you all today of more beautiful cycling routes that Mother Earth has to offer. From desert to forest to mountain, this planet has anything you could ask for in terms of cycling terrain. To accompany the images on this post, I’m going to attach some of my favorite traveling quotes to spark your imagination and motivate you to get out and explore on the saddle of your bike.


The Pacific Northwest, United States
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“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton


Virginia, United States

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“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain


Carretera Austral, Chile

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“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury


The Death Road, Bolivia

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“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes


The Dolomites, Italy

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“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry


Dirt Road in Mongolia

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“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman


Bali Bike Path, Indonesia

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“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss


Happy travels and best of luck on the roads, fellow cyclists!

-Barton Haynes

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my Barton Haynes Cycling Pinterest page where I’ve been spending a lot of my time pinning more beautiful and inspiration cycling images.

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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Heaviest Bicycle

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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.

-Barton Haynes


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Barton Haynes, AKA Bart the Bike Guy

Greetings, fellow cyclists! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Barton Haynes and I am a cycling enthusiast and love all things having to do with bicycles. I manage several Internet outlets that promote my cycling interests including my blog, Bart the Bike Guy, and my Pinterest page where I enjoy discovering pictures of bicycle photography, vintage cyclingcycling apparel, etc. 

This website is an offshoot of my other pages featuring more of my favorite photographs. If you’re a cyclist and are passionate about all things having to do with hitting the pavement, I encourage you to start following along. I will treat this site like my own personal Pinterest website where I’ll share images that inspire me as a cyclist. Be it a photo of a race, a picture of cycling gear, or images to get me motivated, this will be the place where I publish cycling inspiration.

Thank you so much for finding me and for following along. My greatest hope through these sites is to inspire others, fuel my own cycling passion, and increase cycling awareness across the Internet.

Many thanks for your support,

Barton Haynes

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