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cycling
21. April, 12:09 Uhr

Hey all, ​ Injured POS runner looking for some advice. I have been out of running for the last month due to some tendonitis in my foot. Started doing a twice/week spin class at my school and really getting into this indoor bike stuff. I've been averaging about 150ish miles/week on the indoor bike. ​ My first question is: How do I maintain marathon fitness on the bike? I can't seem to get my HR up to what I can running no matter how hard I pedal, and I don't wanna lose all of my cardiovascular fitness while rehabbing. Second: I also struggle with just maintaining the same pace for a long time without throwing in 3-5 minute surges to break up the monotony. Any advice on maintaining a steady state without losing my mind? Currently listen to podcasts and music but I go crazy if I don't shake it up, but when I do can go for hours. Is that okay or do I really need to find a way to just maintain same pace to get the benefits equivalent to a steady state long run/bike? Last question: Any good training plans to follow? I like the idea of doing the same time of training as I was marathon training, which was about 10-12 hours/week of running (about 90 mpw). ​ TIA!!

cycling
20. Januar, 11:44 Uhr

It would appear that perhaps a dozen or more part time, or full time people are involved in the production of videos. The revenue from Youtube advertising isn't going to pay for even a small fraction of their operating costs and only a minority of videos are fully paid promotions, so how does it survive financially?

cycling
15. März, 16:52 Uhr

I am looking to get into cycling more seriously for fitness. I have a hybrid bike I like to ride around on when my husband and I go out together but I have always wanted to try a road bike. It looks like a ton of fun! I know going to my lbs is my best bet but I would like to do a little research before hand. Is a youth sized bike my only option? I am not opposed to riding one but how durable will something like this be? I am pretty small all around, short torso and arms in addition to stubby legs and have had trouble in the past finding comfortable adult bikes. Thanks in advance. Edit: grammar

cycling
20. Februar, 10:31 Uhr

I need a pair of glasses for when I ride to university, work, supermarkets and so on. My problem is the wind, especially the cold one, my eyes get dry and my sight is dramatically affected to the point I can barely read license plates for example. I see the cars and the road, but I get extremely distracted and angry when I try to focus harder. I checked with a doctor and he suggested some eye drops and wearing cycling glasses while riding, because he says if I don't keep it under control, it will get even worse, to the point I will cry even from only normally walking out. I live in Sweden and while during the winter it is pretty dark, the summer is long and with a lot of sunlight. I checked the internet and it seems everyone praises Oakley. They cost quite a bit and while I would spend more money for quality, I don't want to go too overkill on this one, unless it's really worth it. Never had biking glasses so I only know what I have read on the internet. My main focus would be wind protection. It would be cool to have some that adapt to the light conditions, but I've read some people are not happy when it's sunny with those. I have limited access to stores where I can try glasses on. I'm 1.77m tall, I trim my hair short and I (don't hate me) don't always wear a helmet. But I generally wear a beanie hat so I would want straight arms. I ride around 15km each working day. I ride on a 29er hardtail MTB. I almost never go for rides in woods. Mainly on roads. So...is Oakley generally better and worth the money? Can I get something almost as good for a lot less money? How good are Oakley for wind protection? Any general advice? Thank you!

cycling
24. August, 15:11 Uhr

I got into cycling last February when I got this bike [here](https://shop.zweirad-stadler.de/Fahrrad-Shop/Mountainbikes/Hardtail/Hardtail-27-5/Tecnobike-Sahara-Mountainbike-27-5-Zoll-Hardtail.html). With my lack of knowledge I just looked at it and thought that it would be suitable for me (I wasn't sure where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do then.) It's more than half a year later and cycling means a lot to me nowadays. I go out about 4 times a week and cover something like 800km (500mi) a month on city streets and country roads. Most of my trips find themselves between 80-120km (50-75mi), and I'm almost never offroad (only when I have to). ​ My question is: **How much of a difference would upgrading to a road bike make?** Am I making it a lot harder for myself with a mountain bike? For me, cycling is great because of two reasons; the feeling of adventure of reaching a new "far away" place, and because I can push my body, which feels great. I feel like if I got a road bike I might be faster (because it's easier because the bike is lighter and more suited for that I guess??) which means I could reach places further away and shorten current trips. ​ I should note that I'm not dissatisfied with what I have right now. But, I just keep asking myself, "What if a different bike could take me further that I can now? How far can I push myself while using this bike? Could a better bike take me to those destinations that seem just a little too far away?". These questions keep bouncing around in my head. ​ Apologies for my lack of knowledge on all of this. I don't really know much about cycling; only that I love riding and seeing new places with nothing but my backpack and my bike :) ​ ​

cycling
29. März, 05:10 Uhr

I didnt know cycling was a thing for lower level people until literally last year, and my mom had been riding a bike in a full kit for the longest time before hand and told me nothing of the sport. Last year, after noting how often I sprint to class on the regular, and how much cycling or riding puts me in a state of peace and calm, I decided to purchase a Cannondale CAAD8 Sora and start riding with my local team, who I didn't know existed until after a local race(of which I also didn't know existed). Thanks to that team and all those training sessions, group rides and what not, I feel like I'm the strongest i have ever been on a bicycle. A sprint down my local street used to feel like a Z6 effort, now it's more like Z4. This weeks group ride was the first I was able to keep up with almost the whole way through and still feel good at the end. On strava I'm putting in the same(ish) efforts I did a year ago and setting personal records. I learned how to fix and clean a bike on my own, and seeing my bike look and sound brand new makes me really happy, happiest I've been in a long time( it's been a rough 5 years). I cant wait to see what the race season brings.

cycling
26. Januar, 22:45 Uhr

I am a college student and I want to cycle to my college its only 1.5 miles but I am feeling awkward as everyone comes in a motorbike or a car so should I cycle ?

cycling
30. Januar, 10:13 Uhr

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cycling
26. Februar, 16:58 Uhr

Lmfao[derp](https://www.instagram.com/p/BuVqnlYDAlW/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1u1yjzvaew1dh)

cycling
02. März, 14:42 Uhr

Most people would probably enjoy biking with their friends, and go to some far away place or something. I started to bike ride not because I generally wanted to, but because I wanted an escape from my problems. I was heart broken at the time, and being at home all the time and just listening to sad songs just made things worst for me. So I decided to go somewhere far away with my bike, so I can just be alone and not just stay at home. It was my way of forgetting the sad things, and it did. It also made me reflect on the things that I did and what I should do. Cycling helped me overcome my sadness, and it also became one of my favourite hobbies. And I’m very thankfull for it.

cycling
20. September, 07:40 Uhr

[Link to BBC article (with video)](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45572277)

cycling
03. Februar, 23:59 Uhr

You can be soaked through, numb from the cold and have lactic acid up to your eyes but still be happier than when you're off the bike

cycling
12. Februar, 22:30 Uhr

Part 4 of my series on fueling and weight loss... ## [The endurance athlete’s guide to fueling and weight loss part 4: Better fat burning in actual athletes](http://www.riderx.info/the-endurance-athletes-guide-to-fueling-and-weight-loss-part-4-better-fat-burning-in-actual-athletes/)

cycling
31. Januar, 18:13 Uhr

Hi everyone, Not sure if this is allowed on here, but I am a university student doing a project do do with handlebar mounted devices on bikes. I have created a short survey about bikes and it would be pretty good to get some feedback on a few things. it's partially to do with e-bikes, but all feedback would useful. Here is the link! [https://goo.gl/forms/XIahLWn7NwHAIyR93](https://goo.gl/forms/XIahLWn7NwHAIyR93) Thanks a lot.

cycling
05. März, 14:07 Uhr

TLDR: I've lost 35lbs since the last time I was on my road bike. What should I expect/not expect? This will probably come off as a humblebrag...which is fine. Sorry if it offends you...I'm really proud of myself. ​ I have always loved cycling, but I wasn't serious about it until 8 years ago (when I bought a road bike). In college I gained weight even while I was cycling a couple times a week. Four years ago I left college weighing in at nearly 280lbs (127Kg). Grad school made it difficult to ride consistently, but I was able to drop \~30lbs in my first summer. I've been floating around that weight of 255 for the past 4 years...and I've been riding my bike pretty consistently. Since August, however, I changed my diet and have been running. I dropped another 30-35lbs and I now weigh 220lbs (\~100kg). I haven't been on my bike since I started losing the weight and I'd like to know what to expect when I get back on. I've been to spin classes fairly consistently but honestly I don't feel a difference. And I'm skeptical as to whether or not I'll feel a difference when I hit the pavement. Has anyone else here lost around 10% of their weight before getting back on the bike? What did you notice? Was there anything that you didn't expect to happen? Were there things that you expected to happen that didnt? (I'm trying to manage my expectations)

cycling
14. Februar, 22:08 Uhr

I have a reddit kit (men’s size Large) that’s in perfect shape, i just don’t fit i to it anymore or wear it ever as I’ve switched to mountain biking. It’s going to waste and I would rather give it to someone who would wear it. If somebody here would actually use it please DM me. If you venmo/paypal me this shipping cost I’m happy to send it. https://imgur.com/gallery/iwEiHbg Holla at ya boi

cycling
22. August, 22:57 Uhr

[roadbikeaction.com/all-2019-trek-road-bikes-compact](https://roadbikeaction.com/all-2019-trek-road-bikes-only-available-with-compact-chainrings/) Is this going to start a change with the rest of the industry? My 52/36 keeps me grinding on the climbs but it’s nice to have the extra gears while descending...

cycling
20. März, 21:47 Uhr

Hi guys, this is going to be a long one so I'm sorry in advance. So just a bit of backstory, I want to fundraise for a charity and I got the idea of cycling 300 miles, back to Dublin, Ireland (I live in the middle of the UK). I cycle to work every single day (8 miles each trip, 16 miles a day) and I'm in relatively good shape... ish. I was doing some research and I see how much preparation and training you need to do 100 miles, let alone 300. Now I wouldn't consider myself a "cyclist", as in someone who is very much enthusiastic towards the sport, but I do appreciate it. I don't even have a road bike, I have a hybrid. Considering my goals I want some opinions from you guys on the following. A) Is it realistic for me to cycle 300 miles? (With no time restrictions, and segmented) If yes, B) What kind of training would you suggest to prepare for the journey? (Diet, exercises etc.) and C) How would you split the 300 miles? I saw an article of a bunch of guys cycling 300 miles to London and back, and they're cycling for 4 days, 80 miles each day. Would 3 days of 100 miles be too much? I apologise for the long post but any help/advice/recommendations would be so appreciated! Cheers!

cycling
18. Februar, 11:18 Uhr

Looking for some advice from Aussie friends. As the title says, today I got doored while riding home from the office. A filthy cager decided to stop and let her partner out the passenger door without pulling over so the guy just opened it directly into the bike lane whilst the car was just stopped in the middle of the road holding up traffic, the only thing that stopped me from getting totally destroyed was the fact I saw her slowing down for no reason on a busy street which set off the 'shitting bricks alarm, that I've been fine tuning the last decade', unfortunately this happened at the bottom of a nice downhill section so I couldn't stop in time. William Street in Sydney for those that know [https://goo.gl/maps/VbHJ7L6VE6U2](https://goo.gl/maps/VbHJ7L6VE6U2), the blue bike between the two cars is where I got hit. Now the dude that ripped the door on me came over to check if I was okay, things weren't too bad, couple of skin rashes and a decent gouge in my leg from what I suspect was his door, but otherwise I'm good if not a little bit mad. After the crash I held it together pretty well. Told him I understood it was a mistake and that it happens but he needed to get off the road with me so I could get his details incase the bike was damaged, he'd have to pay for the fixes etc.., he's yabbering away that he's a cyclist too and that he saw me coming?? (wtf right, please don't door me then?), so I go to pick up my bike and move it to somewhere I can rest it and just as I turn to engage with him once more, he's bolting it to the car, where he jumps in and speeds off. Now I was somewhat wary and wrote down the number plate as it was driving away, but I'm not sure I got it 100%, I know that there is software the cops and insurance companies employ to look up plates and vehicles matching mostly correct descriptions but I also know that the Australian population view cyclists as a wheel-born plague that should be punished for it's pestilence upon their boiling asphalt carriageways. Anyway I have a good description of the car, but not the make (think it was a Mazda SUV) and what I'm 90% certain is the number plate. Aussie friends is this worth pursuing? As always the take away from this is as follows: * Should have had my camera on me * 3 other cyclists stopped but I didn't get anyone's contact details as third party witnesses. Always ask around to get witness reports. * If you aren't severely hurt and can look around, get the number plate. * Pay attention to your surroundings, this could have been seriously nasty if I hadn't seen the car slowing down for no reason. Edit: Reporting to police this morning, even if nothing comes of it, hopefully the mounting evidence of issues with cycle safety in this country forces some change.

cycling
03. April, 02:03 Uhr

I've been riding for the last year with some chain rub and noise and just learned to live with it (im a lazy fuck). Last week i fixed it up and boy, i almost cried when i went for a ride, not hearing chain noise was such a delight, i never knew silence sounded so damn good, i beg you try for yourself.

cycling
07. März, 09:55 Uhr

I was told before that I shouldn't take breaks longer than 10 minutes, because otherwise, my body will relax and enter recovery mode, making it much harder when I get back on the bike. This seems to be genuinely true for me, but I suspect that it's just placebo to be honest, since I seem to be suceptible to them. ​ I know people will sometimes take 30 minute breaks at coffee shops or sometimes whole meals somewhere for even longer. What's happening to the body there? Isn't it entering recovery mode during that time and is thusly making it hard for the cyclist when he gets going again?

cycling
29. September, 03:41 Uhr

Looking for someone interesting in helping an Atlanta nonprofit in the fight for securing global access to medicine and education for Type 1 Diabetes. I made a bid at a charity auction without first consulting my fiance, and quickly learned that this is not the trip for us. I'm hoping a benevolent Redditer may see this and be interested in taking over my bid, which I honestly thought was a significant underbid. For a $4500 donation to Team Type 1 Foundation [http://www.teamtype1.org](http://www.teamtype1.org/), you will receive the following: * Behind-the-Scenes Access to one of the world’s most challenging and breathtaking professional bike races! * Travel with Team Novo Nordisk as they compete in the Tour du Rwanda in February, 2019: * Ride each stage before the pro race begins * Be part of the excitement at the finish line with two VIP passes for every stage * Hotel accommodations for all stages with Team Novo Nordisk at the official race hotel * Dinner with the Team every evening * Ride in the Team Novo Nordisk team car during one stage * One Team Novo Nordisk and one Team Type 1 cycling kit * Finish your unforgettable week in Rwanda with a silverback gorilla sightseeing excursion! . * This experience cannot be bought on a typical travel site, so if you are a cycling fan, this is the trip for you! \*Airfare not included. Please direct message me if interested and share with anyone you think may be interested, and I will coordinate by putting you in contact with Team Type 1 Foundation, who will help facilitate further details.

cycling
19. Februar, 16:50 Uhr

I’m more on the fat side, so I started something I might enjoy doing. I bought a bike and today was my first day cycling. I watched every video and prepared as much as I thought necessary. However as a beginner, I didn’t pay enough attention to [sewer/drain holes](https://imgur.com/gzM8rrx) so my front wheel got stuck in one and I flew through the air. Everything hurts now. Any advice on those?

cycling
24. Februar, 12:26 Uhr

Outside my work there are loads of potholes, and some right by lights. And they are HUGE (so big you can see the original cobbled road underneath). Thankfully I haven't had any issues around this but I was just wondering when I should be more careful. I cycle to the front when the lights are red, as I should, but would be next to the pothole (with it just in front). Normally I would move slightly right to block the car from passing so I can go around the pothole. One time as I was cycling to the front, but not quite made it before the lights changed and the cars moved (with me side by side with the front car). I had to move into the road to avoid the pothole but I moved between cars. If say I didn't know the pothole was there and the car behind had caught up to overtake and I clipped their car moving to avoid the pothole, would that be my fault? Or would it be theirs for being too close? Just something I feel I should know! I'm lucky that I know where they are (because they've been there for so long...) that I'm able to slow and move at the right time, but obviously this might not always be the case.

cycling
25. Februar, 22:40 Uhr

I consider this interview with Leonard an excellent tutorial on the physics of bicycles and the associated effect on bicycle design. I recommend it for anyone wanting to learn more about bike design.[https://www.velonews.com/2018/10/bikes-and-tech/fast-talk-podcast-trail-rake-and-flop-bike-design-with-lennard-zinn\_480109](https://www.velonews.com/2018/10/bikes-and-tech/fast-talk-podcast-trail-rake-and-flop-bike-design-with-lennard-zinn_480109) ​

cycling
15. März, 10:03 Uhr

Of course the best option is to take it inside if possible, but that is not always possible. I was thinking of combining a Kryptonite NYC rated U lock + cable with an ABUS Bordo Alarm lock. But then I started to doubt that, thinking using two locks might draw more attention and therefore be more theft prone? Or is it good to use two different locking systems like this? Oh and I do always check that whatever I am locking to (bike rack, fence, tree, etc.) is securely fastened to the ground. I mostly lock in big cities where I feel like thieves *probably* won't cut down trees to get a bike since cutting down trees is pretty obvious and illegal in and of itself... But I guess one never knows. Are there other general situation things like this to be aware of?

cycling
23. März, 00:54 Uhr

This was the first bike I built myself and I loved it - even at 6 years old. I shouldn't have left it alone for 20 minutes, but I hope someone else learns from my mistake, even if you think it is safe at 7pm in a central city, chances are its not. [https://imgur.com/a/dWRQaxY](https://imgur.com/a/dWRQaxY) [https://imgur.com/a/xLxPbR1](https://imgur.com/a/xLxPbR1) And yes, there was more than one lock (3) but it seems they were organised and determined.

cycling
06. September, 16:38 Uhr

I had a very similar incident only a few days ago. Drivers attitudes are getting out of hand ​ [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvPoUGBKwVc](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvPoUGBKwVc)

cycling
19. Februar, 01:01 Uhr

I am looking to start riding after 20 years or so. I have a limited budget and limited options. Basically I am looking at either a new Raleigh Talus 2 or used Giant Revel. The Giant is from a reliable bike store and has been refurbished. Both are about the same price. Is one better than the other? I am a recent non-smoker, 300 lbs trying to lose weight and get my lungs back.

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