Entries by Willliam Dyson

Divisions at Jack’s Generic Triathlon Explained

Breakdown of different divisions offered at Jack’s Generic Tri Jack’s Generic Triathlon consists of a 600m swim, 11.2-mile bike ride, and 5K run. Understand the different divisions offered so you participate against athletes like yourself! Every participant, regardless of their division, will receive the same sweet perks and have access to the finish line festival. […]

Z’Tejas to Host Jack’s Generic Tri Volunteers

Official volunteer after party will take place at Z’Tejas Volunteering for Jack’s Generic Triathlon is anything but generic. You support hundreds of triathletes who’ve spent countless hours training. This is a great way to give back to the sport you love and get a front-row seat to watching friends and family. Then, we’ll celebrate your […]

Bike Tune-Up Advice

Extend the life of your bike with this bike tune-up advice When does my bicycle need a tune-up? This is a common question. The answer is not cut and dried. Every bicycle is in a state of getting out of tune due to riding, transporting, and/or storing it. All these things wear on your bike in […]

How to Wrap Your Handlebars

Expand your grease monkey skills when you learn how to wrap your handlebars The more you can learn about your bike the better. You become more knowledgeable about bikes in general while becoming more intimate with your bike and all of its nuances. Riders who ride often might re-wrap their handlebars annually. You can wrap […]

Cycling Clothes for Colder Weather

The proper cycling clothes can protect you on your winter bike rides Not wearing enough cycling clothes can keep the body from warming up properly, leaving you with a greater chance of injury and staying cold. Your cycling clothes can also help protect your skin by helping to prevent chafing and irritation. The material helps […]

Two Reasons for Skipping Chains

Learn what causes skipping chains and what you can do about it There are two main causes for skipping chains. The most common cause is the misalignment of the rear cogs and the chain itself. The second most common cause of skipping chains is wearing on the chain, cassette, and/or the chainrings. Read below to see […]

Proper Air Pressure

Proper air pressure can make all the difference There are a lot of questions out there about how much air pressure a road bike tire should have. Proper air pressure is a hot topic among wheel and tire manufacturers and triathletes alike. Most of the major companies have invested time and money into testing what […]

Pre-Ride Safety Inspection

Use the 8 tips below when conducting your pre-ride safety inspection This pre-ride safety inspection will help prevent avoidable accidents and keep you spinning happily! Check your tires for proper inflation (marked on the side of the tire) Check the tire treads for excessive wear or other damage, such as embedded glass or other objects […]

Book Release: Control Your Success

Control Your Success shares the experiences of a veteran triathlete and coach With his new book, Control Your Success, Stephan Schwarze shares some of his experiences from many years of racing and coaching athletes. He presents a framework of habits and strategies performing as an athlete while being successful at work and having a family. It […]

16th Annual Jack’s Generic Triathlon Memorable

1,000+ people showed up to celebrate 16th annual JGT, including a 2x Olympic gold medalist On Sunday, August 26th, nearly 700 triathletes participated in the 16th Annual Jack’s Generic Triathlon (JGT) at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in northeast Austin. Spectators came from around Central Texas to cheer on friends and loved ones. The Drunk […]