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cycling
18. März, 10:17 Uhr

Hey everyone, I am a Cycling Newbie and therefore have zero fitness, especially as I was very ill several years ago to the point it has literally taken me years to recover. Now I'm in remission, up until now my exercise has been walking. I now have a bike and even though I was at first very ill from the strain it put on my body, I've been building up my stamina and I *love* cycling. I never had a bike as a kid and the better I get at it, the more it feels like flying. One issue I'm having is (are?) hills. My area is very hilly so I'm very limited in where I can cycle. There is not a single hill I can cycle up. There is *one* where I can get about halfway up, another that is so steep that my legs physically do not have the pushing power to get up even part of the way, and I haven't even bothered with the third because it's steep *and* long. These are tiny baby hills, not mountains, I'm just a total wimp. So, with that in mind, **does anybody know of any strength exercises (other than squats) that do not require equipment that I can do indoors to help with getting up hills?** Squats are boring me to tears right now lmao so if there's anything else I could do that'd be great. **Also, please do not tell me to push through the hills -- due to the nature of my illness, if my body is under too much strain I will throw up and faint, not necessarily in that order,** (and no, it's not because of a lack of hydration or heat, I know my body) and I don't want to do that on a nice hard road where cars can happily run me over while unconscious. I've been gradually able to stay on the bike for longer but haven't pushed too hard on hills because I found this out very quickly the hard way. (Apologies if this is answered in the "READ FIRST" in the sidebar, I got a 404.) **ETA** -- Also wanted to ask, does anyone find they get really bad headaches if they miss a day of riding? I'm not sure if that's an Echospite's-illness thing or if it's a thing that's common. It's bizarre.

cycling
19. Juli, 13:05 Uhr

Sorry in advance for the wall of text. This is purely a thought experiment. Some time ago I stumbled over the quote: > _"Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades"_ - Eddy Merckx Upon reading this i immediately rode up a steep gradient, but later realized that this doesn't necessarily mean to _ride up grades_ specifically, just ride more, as _up grades_ might just be the necessary word play to make the quote more memorable. It seems plausible to me that _training_ achievements (compared to other riders) doesn't mean much as long as the equipment differs. This made me thinking about theoretical vs. practical training efficiency: _For those of us who want to get better themselves instead of just being better than others, does - and if yes - in what way does equipment quality make a difference?_ Some derived examples including my assumptions (lets say, all unmentioned variables like road quality, bike type (drop bar vs. straight, geometry) and other equipment are basically the same): 1. Rider A rides a good bike for 100km in 1 hour. Rider B rides a worse bike (say 50% efficiency of A's bike) for 100km in 2 hours. Can I assume that watts, calories burned, heart rate and training effect are roughly the same in both cases? Air resistance is obviously an issue here, but if that was accounted for? 1. Rider A rides a good bike for 100km in 5 hours. Rider B rides a worse bike (say 80% efficiency of A's bike) for 80km in 5 hours. Can I assume that watts, calories burned, heart rate and training effect are the same in both cases? 1. Or both have the same bike and both ride for an hour, but rider A rides a flat path while rider B rides at a slight incline and slightly slower (say, in a lower gear and the same cadence/power output as A). Again, I guess air resistance might be an absolute physical factor, but apart from that? Is riding up grades inherently better or worse than riding further or faster in flat terrain? 1. At the end, if rider A and rider B are identifal twins (clones); A trains on a good bike, B on a bad bike but both put the same effort in, and then race each other on the same bikes, would there be fundamental difference? Generally: if two clones ride vastly different quality bikes on different terrain, but both put the same effort in, what would the differences in training effect be? The things I can think of is _technique and mental skills_: there's an absolute difference if A is able to go 60km/h downhill on a good bike instead of B going 40km/h on a trash bike. B might not aquire the skills to ride at absolutely higher speeds which A has, so if both compare each other on the same good bikes, A might have slight advantage. Also if the "incline experiment" is repeated with a very steep incline and thus a huge speed difference, the skill set becomes different as riding uphill very slowly adds a _balancing_ overhead (say the road is otherwise perfectly even without obstancles, so no mental overhead from high speeds). And of course training options - with certain bikes you might not even be able to attempt certain styles of training (i.e. super high cadence or very steep inclines on a fixie). Note that this is a purely theoretical thought experiment, I'm not looking for a guide to min/max my training or something. One of the reasons the question came to my mind is that I'm riding a mid-range gravel bike with broader tyres and obviously have to put more effort to keep up with a friend riding a better, lighter bike with more gears and narrower tyres on the same tour. But if we put the in same effort and then both competed on a cross bike ... ?

cycling
04. März, 20:31 Uhr

I usually bike outside and own a CAAD9 and have all the gear for biking outside but am now looking to get some indoor biking equipment which I can connect to zwift. I am looking at the kinetic road machine as an option. I would like to hear opinions from people who already own it or have similar indoor biking equipment. My questions are specifically under the following Does kinetic road machine connect to zwift? How has your experience been with it so far? Is it really as quiet as the advertisement shows? Is there a better alternative out there for indoor biking equipment as compared to kinetic road machine under a similar price range? Would getting it second hand be fine? What are some of the things I should look out for if I do plan to get it second hand

cycling
18. Februar, 04:48 Uhr

Hello guys! I’m trying to buy following equipments and I’m new to cycling so.. i’d greatly appreciate if anyone could help me out!! I am buying 1. Clip-less pedal: i heard buying mtb shoes good since it is easier to take it off and I could walk properly. So any mtb pedal within $40 would be great! 2. Water-bottle 3. Spare tube 4. Helmet 5. Goggles 6. Patch kits 7. Lubricant 8. Tire pressure gauage 9. Ture lever 10. Any extra equipments you guys think it is very good to have.

cycling
25. Februar, 21:25 Uhr

Hey guys, I need advice for some equipment so i can be aware of my HR Zones and T Power for base training. I've been looking at the Garmin 25 with the attachments of a heart rate monitor and a cadence sensor. Then I found out about the Garmin Forerunner 35 Watch. Seems this may work too and i may have the functionality of using it as a watch as well. Is there anything else i should be considering? I don't want to spend more than $350 for everything if possible. With so many choices and having a blind discerning opinion, i just wanted some input on your experiences of recommendations before i made my final decision. Thanks

cycling
08. September, 01:38 Uhr

I've had my bike for 4 years in Minnesota before moving to Colorado a few weeks ago when I got my first two flats. My first ride in Colorado I blew my front tire, my second ride I got a slow leaking flat on the rear. I used to ride with a partner who could always ride back, grab a car and save me, but now I've realized I need to be prepared for flats on solo rides. Is the best gear a flat repair kit? Should I have an extra tube? Should I splurge for an established kit or will a $20 one from Amazon work just fine? What equipment do you guys carry? Where do you carry it?

cycling
16. Juli, 00:10 Uhr

Hey there everyone! I'm a reformed frankenmechanic, accepting the warm embrace of a road bike. I quite enjoy my bike ('18 Fuji Sportif 2.5) and I can take good care of it, but my clothing is a different story. Mind you, I'm not doing anything crazy here—my "computer" just tells me mileage and time elapsed, I still have strap pedals, etc. I hate having sweat-drenched clothes (standard cotton tshirts and stuff) and don't want to do a load of laundry with just one outfit, and I've read and heard that a kit can be easily cleaned. Problem is, I don't want to spend $100 on each article. I'm thinking about maybe only getting a pair of bib shorts, and buying a fresh pack of white cotton tees for my top, since the biggest issue is the *saddle region*, that way I can wash that as I wash myself and just have a stack of t-shirts, since those won't get nearly as gross as underwear and pants/shorts. How much should I be expecting to spend? I'd really like to keep it as low as I can, because I'm nowhere near interested in being a sport cycling, just a "stay-not-terribly-out-of-shape" cyclist and have a history of not keeping to my hobbies. Anyone able to help with a manufacturer or website? Thanks! Edit: I ask because I'd prefer an in-person purchase so I can get a correct fit (and also support a nearby "local" store), but the Race Pace near me didn't have anything for less than $70 an item. If I can get sub-$50 I think I'll be more willing to move my way towards dedication.

cycling
12. April, 20:10 Uhr

Good day, we are international business students, and we are doing our final project on "magnetic induction bike lights", and besides the survey ([Link](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1pAicBT9YaPYyQya25ACOJ_QanZIQIh7VmWiTFfKNJBERFA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1)) we would like to know your opinion on these lights. ​ Our light is similar to those that Reelight sells (like the reelight sl120, CIO), but we add a port to make the lights interchangeable, so ya can exchange the light when it dies or to experiment a little with other lights. ​ Thanks! ​ English is not my first language sorry :(

cycling
08. Februar, 05:53 Uhr

Your input is preferred; however, references to threads related to this question are sufficient. Please and thank you! Also: I’m looking to get into cycling mostly for fitness, weight loss and leisure, but the prospect of competing is always on the table.

cycling
07. Februar, 16:22 Uhr

Hello there. I work in industrial company and I don't have one work place so I have to carry my gear with me. I have to carry work helmet and shoes, in general gear is about 8kg (backpack with meals and drinks included). I know that there are a lot of different baskets but I'd like to ask you which ones would help me commuting best. This stuff takes a lot of space. Mostly I ride bike paths on road bike. Which basket is the most convenient for heavy stuff? How does it influence steering and balance? Any other tips appreciated

cycling
16. September, 00:41 Uhr

I've got 2 water bottles, some snacks to bring and I'm planning to buy some inner tubes, tools, etc in case of flats. The only thing that (I think) I'm missing is cycling sunglasses. I have eye glasses but prescription sunglasses right now are sorta out of my budget. Is it safe to ride without sunglasses? I've mainly been riding on trails and ive gotten dust in my eye but it's relatively safe because no cars. I'm not so sure if getting dust in my eye will be safe while im riding on this trip. Anyone want to share their experience?