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cycling
08. November, 22:15 Uhr

Let me start this one off, I blew a snot rocket today on my way into the grocery store. A mom and small child were walking the other way and mom made it a point to explain to the kid that I was being gross to her as I walked by. Oops...

cycling
27. Juni, 15:19 Uhr

Hello r/cycling! I have really been wanting to start riding a bike again as the weather is so nice right now. Unfortunately my issue here is that I am overweight. I have decided to change this and in the past 3 weeks have lost 10+ lbs and I weigh just over 310. I am coming here today as my overall goal is to get into distance riding as I used to do very minimal distances when I was younger.(I am talking 15 years old or so so it was nothing major or professionally done. Maybe 20 miles MAX.) I currently have access to a bike that has a stated weight limit of 300. I do not own the bike and I would not want to break it so my plan is to get myself a really nice bike once I can reach 275 if there are good road bike options for me. With my goals in mind would anybody be able to shoot me in the right direction to some companies or just give tips in general? I have really enjoyed reading the posts here and this is a great motivation for me to continue to lose weight to be able to comfortable achieve my goal.

cycling
10. Juli, 12:25 Uhr

For the first time ever, I am watching some live. Pretty interesting. My question is that with all those world class riders together, how is it that 4 can pull away into an 8 minute gap? To me that seems quite a gap, how does that happen? Even the announcers are saying they probably will not be caught, and it's only about halfway over. What a spectacle though. Wow...

cycling
29. Juli, 13:15 Uhr

https://www.transcontinental.cc/controlstcrn06/ "The Transcontinental Race is the definitive self-supported bicycle race across Europe. At the sharp end it is a beautifully hard bicycle race, simple in design but complex in execution. Factors of self reliance, logistics, navigation and judgement burden racers’ minds as well as their physiques. The strongest excel and redefine what we think possible, while many experienced riders target only a finish. From the famous cobbled climb of Belgium’s spring classics to the sandstone peaks of Greece’s celebrated mountaintop monasteries, the Transcontinental is a single stage race in which the clock never stops. Riders plan, research and navigate their own course and choose when, where and if to rest. They will take only what they can carry and consume only what they can find. Four mandatory control points guide their route and ensure a healthy amount of climbing to reach some of cycling’s most beautiful and historic monuments. Each year our riders cover around 4000km to reach the finish line." More about the event: https://www.transcontinental.cc/the-race

cycling
09. Juli, 02:29 Uhr

Most of my family don't really like that I cycle and think that it is very dangerous. I want to go bikepacking in the future but my family thinks I'm crazy and mentally ill for that. It is my passion and I won't stop cause of others.

cycling
11. August, 13:15 Uhr

I am honestly so proud of myself. I have always loved cycling but haven't ridden since I was a child, so I bought a nice hybrid and have ridden over 100 miles in a month and just did my longest ride. It's crazy how different this ride felt from others this month. I ate a small bowl of oatmeal and took some BCAAs and creatine. (I am no expert on supplements and that is a discussion for another time.) I went out and it felt great. Morning chilly air, and a light fog made it a fairly enjoyable ride. I had only ever done 8 miles in one go prior to this, two days ago actually. That ride killed me considering I never really worked on pacing myself and it was in the hot sun. Paced myself today and nearly doubled it and I still feel like I could go back out and do it all over again. I think this just goes to show that you may never really know what your body is capable of. Sorry for rambling but I want to end this off saying thank you to this subreddit. Many of you helped me decide on my bike and gave me pointers before I started a month ago.

cycling
27. August, 03:57 Uhr

It's been nice knowing you guys. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local community bike workshop.

cycling
29. August, 15:46 Uhr

Interesting article about the Dutch way of building infrastructure around cycling, and the culture surrounding bicycles. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/8/28/17789510/bike-cycling-netherlands-dutch-infrastructure

cycling
25. Juli, 22:31 Uhr

I live in rural Michigan right in the middle of the farm belt. I ride 25-30 miles every other day. The wind is killing me. Wish I had some hills to kill me going up but on the way down I can relax, instead of 15 miles of pure death fighting the 20 kts of wind off the farm fields. Then it swaps and I fight it back..

cycling
09. Juli, 20:31 Uhr

I'm not really sure why but today was the first time me and a friend went cycling together and well every second driver was beeping at us and swearing as if we were doing something wrong for cycling on the road, the only place a cyclist can ride as footpaths are illegal here. Never have either of us experienced it like this today. I'm a newish cyclist and I've never had a car beep at me and my friend trains with a club every few days and he hasn't expirenced it like this ever. Can anyone give us tips for dealing with them?

cycling
13. Juli, 15:57 Uhr

Been struggling with staying hydrated on rides recently as I live in Houston and it’s FUCKING hot outside. Been bringing a 1.5 L hydration pack, as well as 2x 750ml bottles usually have just one bottle left by the end of my 25 mile ride. That’s TOO much water, and I knew it was making me slower. Today I experimented with Gatorade, and brought just 2x750 ml bottles after finishing one before I left my house. HOLY SHIT. I felt 4 lbs lighter, because I did t have a backpack full of water with me, but more importantly I felt hydrated the whole time, and didn’t come nearly as close to bonking as I usually do on a 30 mile ride. What a difference.

cycling
07. Juli, 18:13 Uhr

[Photo album.](https://imgur.com/a/eXLMMuE)

cycling
14. August, 16:48 Uhr

I'd thought I'd share a fun story about recovering a stolen bike. A few years ago, my roommates bike was stolen from our apartment basement hallway. It was an old, not common vintage road bike, easy to identify. After a few months have passed, my roommate moved out and a few weeks later I spot a guy riding his bike in the neighborhood. He was far enough away that I couldn't catch up to him, but now I knew the thief was still in the neighborhood. So, everyday as I walk the neighborhood I would keep an eye out for any chained up bikes. Eventually was able to spot his bike chained to a fence close to my apartment. I take a photo and verify with my roommate. So, I set out on this plan on learning how to unlock/hack those 4 digit bike locks. After studying on how to hack a lock, I begin to plan my attempt at recovery. I also bring some bull cutters just in case. I set my alarm for around 4-5am to retrieve the bike early in the morning. My adrenaline immediately starts pumping as I approach the bike. I start my attempt at hacking. One of the steps of hacking is to first set the combo to 0-0-0-0. I dial in the numbers and lo and behold it unlocks at 0-0-0-0. I couldn't believe it, the thief never set up his lock correctly. At the end of it, my roommate got his bike back and I got a six pack of beer.

cycling
26. September, 08:58 Uhr

I go everywhere on my bike, and since winter is coming, i plan on getting some decent gloves that i can wear anywhere, which means that they have to look slick but also can't be made of paper. I found these on amazon but i am unsure if they are good. [https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B017ETWVNS?askLanguage=en\_GB&language=en\_GB&th=1&psc=1](https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B017ETWVNS?askLanguage=en_GB&language=en_GB&th=1&psc=1) some opinions or recommendations would be nice. Where i live it doesn't go below -10 in worst cases

cycling
21. Juli, 11:46 Uhr

Just as the title suggests, I was wondering if there was any decent brands with jerseys or bibs in a sale. I own padded shorts at the minute but everyone seems to talk about bibs, was just wondering if there were any towards the end of summer. Thanks

cycling
11. August, 05:31 Uhr

I’ve been lusting after one of Renovo’s [wood frame bikes](https://renovobikes.com/pages/pursuit) for years, and looked at some up close at the last Sea Otter Classic. Finally thinking of pulling the trigger, but noticed several broken links on their web site, particularly when trying to place an order. A bit of googling turned up [this set of devastating comments from former employees](https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Renovo-Hardwood-Bicycles-RVW20036824.htm). I’m heart broken if these are remotely true. Has anybody on /r/cycling had any contact or experience with Renovo? Are they still selling?

cycling
15. Juli, 17:22 Uhr

Hello, I'm a 20 year old male and I just learned how to ride a bike. My father tried so hard when I was little to teach me how to ride a bike, and I could never get it. He eventually gave up. It's been ten years since he last tried to teach me. My mother bought herself a bike recently and I saw this as the perfect opportunity to teach myself and learn. I asked for some tips here on this subreddit like a week or two ago and I watched a few YouTube videos before I attempted to learn. I took my mom's bike up to an empty elementary school parking lot down the street from my house, and I practiced. After an hour I was finally riding around with ease! I was so proud of myself! Now I love bike riding! I just wanted to share my joy!

cycling
11. Juli, 02:40 Uhr

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tariffs/u-s-says-to-slap-tariffs-on-extra-200-billion-of-chinese-imports-idUSKBN1K0336 https://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2018/07/10/new-round-tariffs-targets-200-billion-chinese-goods

cycling
26. Juli, 21:14 Uhr

He's ridden the entire tour with a broken shoulder from a Stage 1 crash. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/american-lawson-craddock-riding-in-tour-de-france-with-broken-shoulder/

cycling
26. Juli, 21:36 Uhr

Hi all, Just felt the need to share this ridiculous story. I was riding my cycle - after years of inactivity so I was kinda hyped - at a normal cycling lane. I was cycling quite speedy on a normal (old) (city) bike so I had passed a few cyclist during my ride. Which is fine obviously. For some strange reason I forgot to ring my bell when passing other cyclist. However, I had passed at least 5 cyclist and they had firmly hold their 'imaginary' 'line' (on the right) to let the other riders pass on the left. It has to be noted there's only one lane; enough to just pass someone. Hence, the 'imaginary' line. So I was kinda in a 'good' sort of rush and I was closing in on this guy who I was about to pass, while passing him he swings into my side for whatever reason (from the right to the left) - I didn't ring FFS stupid me (!) - and he crashed badly. He felt over to the left side on the road (from the right side all the way to my left side ON the road! Cars were able to stop just in time (thank god)! He managed to get up and approached me and told me he was sorry and tired. I asked him multiple times if he was 'OK' and if he needed any help or assistance. He said he didn't and it was fine. He was clearly shook and so was I (even tho I didn't fell off my bike). I felt so sorry and bad that I actually told him (after he for whatever reason apologized) I rang my bell which I didn't!! He said he was 'OK' and I drove off. I feel disgusting and sorry for the man. He fell quite hard. I know I am the one to blame (because I didn't ring my bell) and I feel genuinely sorry. Did anyone else ever experienced the same? Passing other cyclist while not ringing the bell in advance and all of a sudden they ride to the left into your side? Lesson learned. I will ring every damn time when I pass cyclist in the future. English is not my main language so sorry for the bad wording. Greetings, DISI8

cycling
03. Juli, 23:44 Uhr

I found this cycling jersey at a Goodwill in Denver today and was hoping someone would be able to identify the autograph on it. I assume it's a jersey from the US Postal Service team. All guesses are encouraged. I am new to the cycling world and really have no idea! Thanks so much! Picture of jersey: [https://imgur.com/5GZHLmE](https://imgur.com/5GZHLmE) Closeup of signature: [https://imgur.com/fbNuZ5X](https://imgur.com/fbNuZ5X) \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ *Edit:* ***So apparently this is Lance Armstrong's signature.*** Best $3.99 I've spent at Goodwill yet. I'm looking into services I could use to get this authenticated. I can't find anywhere in the Denver area so if anyone has suggestions for reputable mail services, I'd appreciate it! ___________________________________________________________ *Edit 2:* While I have you all here- I bought a few other jerseys along with the signed one. I was wondering if this orange one is anything special or if it's just a cool team jersey: https://imgur.com/Yg0E4NF It says "oaktown wheelmen" on the front and back and "in memory of comrade vlad" on the sleeve. I tried googling but didn't find anything immediately

cycling
09. August, 02:36 Uhr

Hello, A good friend of mine and a respected member of the cycling community recently lost his leg in an accident. Check it out below. Thanks. [https://cyclingtips.com/2018/08/american-adrien-costa-loses-right-leg-after-climbing-accident/](https://cyclingtips.com/2018/08/american-adrien-costa-loses-right-leg-after-climbing-accident/)

cycling
12. September, 02:09 Uhr

Today, about 5 miles in, a scheduled stop, as we waited for another, before taking off on a half-century ride. Once we started again had a bit of a flub on the bike mount. My usual is to mount from left side, first clipping left foot in, next swinging right leg over the saddle, and into the clipped position. Don't know why I do it this way, but have probably done it a thousand times, without any problems. Today the left cleat didn't get fully locked-in as the other leg swung around the saddle. Long story short, foot slipped out, and I went down hard, landing on top of the front wheel. Worse, not only was laying on top of my ride, but the jersey got hooked on the front axle's quick release lever, and couldn't get back up again. Of course there were some choice expletives. So there I was, unhurt as bystanders gathered to gawk and offer help. Finally, after what seemed like five minutes, but was more like 30 seconds, I freed the jersey from the bike and got back up. Front wheel, brake calipers and pride was now bent, but was not hurt (other than bumps and scrapes). Was able to wobble the bike back to my truck but had to bale on the half century.

cycling
15. Juli, 10:41 Uhr

After riding the road and casually racing XC (MTB) for a few seasons, I decided to give crit racing (men's CAT 5) a go. I'm a featherweight roadie type, no track experience, so I altered my training to try and replicate the type of riding in a crit. I also read up on conserving energy and general pack dynamics; definitely no expert, but I could conceptualize the fundamentals going in. The TL/DR is I got dropped/lapped after hanging on for about half the race. It was a lot of fun, but I was disappointed in my overall performance. The pack riding and bike handling weren't an issue thankfully, no crashes or moments where I didn't feel confident in a turn. That said, I need more experience in knowing when you NEED to hold on versus just letting group momentum do it's job. Anyhow, I was looking for tips/advice on how to improve for next time. I've already been doing 5-45 second HIIT intervals. I've heard VO2 max efforts (~4 min intervals) help as well, any experience with those?

cycling
31. Juli, 20:15 Uhr

Last week, just a minor little mishap really. Went down in the rain as I made a turn. It was late and I was getting sloppy and should have known the decorative brick that was inlaid into the pavement would be slick when my front wheel folded under me and I went down. Speeds under 10 mph, but the impact drove my head into the pavement. My helmet absorbed a full side impact. I was startled and skinned my knee and elbow but otherwise fine. Got back up, shook it off, and finished the ride. Had I not been wearing a helmet it would have been a very different outcome. That's the way accidents happen. Everything's fine until it's not. Even that trip down the street can end badly. Wear your helmets -- please. \[Edit\] Surprised by the controversy this brought up. To be clear -- I'm not advocating mandatory helmet laws! I'm not telling you that you \*have\* to wear one either. That is your choice and should remain so. Rather, I'm trying to convince you that it's a good idea so that you'll \*want\* to wear one. No, I don't have statistical evidence to make that argument. Just an anecdotal account with some experiences sprinkled in.

cycling
19. August, 00:51 Uhr

To be honest, when I was leaving the front door I felt like I was doing a cheeky run to the bin in my underwear, I did not feel comfortable. I eased into it, felt better and somehow got involved in a charity race with people ringing cowbells and cheering. I am pretty lucky because there are heaps of shared paths that snakes alongside a river. There were heaps of people and I dont mind sharing at all. But it is a bit of a gamble. You get slowed down heaps and the road is just so much smoother. I also learned that every second person is named Gary. The amount of times I heard "come on Gary you can do it!" Was hilarious. I even got a few words of encouragement from others. All in all a fun Sunday 25k round trip! tldr: I know why the road is so much more appealing. Self conciousness about the lycra holding in your soft bits quickly goes. Events are fun and Come on Gary!

cycling
17. Juli, 13:10 Uhr

Good morning you beautiful people, last year i decide it was time after 37 years to loose weight. I have runner knees, so im always in pain after trying to run. So i decide to buy an exercise bike. At first for being so out of shape, it was honestly a drag to use. Although i did push thur it, for 6 month and then sadly i lost interest. Though, in May i decide to give it another chance. Now it's a different story, i look forward getting on the bike and cycling. Sadly im still inside, but it's my new favorite hobby. On saturday i hit 30 miles in little over two hours. It's the first time i feel a live. There is just something like waking up in the morning and riding 16 miles.

cycling
22. Juli, 21:16 Uhr

Hi, Today, I used my new bike for the first time, but near my district, I got into a fight against 8 guys because they all wanted to steal my bike. Me and my 3 friends fought back and I've got my bike back but my nose, phone and bike are all broken. Adults in this district told me that these thieves steal a lot of btwin bikes, btwin is the brand on my bike. How can I hide the brand on my bike ? sorry for bad english

cycling
16. August, 17:56 Uhr

soo im 14 years old cyclist and i was always riding on not optimal roads but not busy, now i want to ride roads which most cyclist in my region do go on, but the problem is there is no cycling path, thats means i need to ride on side. Any help to overcome the fear? Street view of the road (so you can have some idea of the road itself): [https://www.google.com/maps/@48.7979221,21.9586134,3a,75y,67.9h,74.6t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sN765s9U7hzJLtsIJlHNl9Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656](https://www.google.com/maps/@48.7979221,21.9586134,3a,75y,67.9h,74.6t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sN765s9U7hzJLtsIJlHNl9Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

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