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cycling
11. Juni, 20:28 Uhr

I am staying at airbnbs and motels - not camping this time. So, it's "credit card touring" but it's my first solo tour in a foreign country so I don't want too many unknowns the first time. The whole tour is over a 1000 kms. I am riding from Stockholm to Motala where the main event takes place and back to Stockholm again. The main event is Vätternrundan - a 300 km ride around lake Vättern. It is a massive cycling event with thousands of riders - very excited for this! Do you have any tips for solo touring? Do you have tips about cycling in Sweden? Do you have tips about Vätternrundan? If anybody has any questions then ask away! Pic of the tour-rig https://imgur.com/8UuDQ9U

cycling
28. Juni, 01:11 Uhr

SOLO CYCLE TOUR IN CUBA – BY A COUPLE OF COMPLETE AMATEURS! When my boyfriend Adam & I claim we are a couple of amateur cyclists, we’re really not kidding! We were completely unprepared for our cycle tour in Cuba but WE DID IT! We pushed through the kilometres (almost 400 of them) & the pain (mainly of the saddle sore variety) from Havana all the way down to Trinidad. We experienced Cuba in way that just would not have been possible by bus, we passed through some really remote places & as people kept telling us “saw the real Cuba”. As a couple we developed a different aspect of our relationship, I suppose in a sense the “teamwork” aspect. There were points where we really had to keep each other motivated & points where we probably just wanted to throttle one another but we achieved what we set out to do & we did it, together, which as a result has brought us even closer today. How The Idea Evolved When I visited Cuba in June of 2015 I thought to myself what a fantastic idea it would be to cycle around the Caribbean Island. As well as the beautiful scenery, it is relatively flat, there’s hardly any traffic & it’s very safe to travel. All of this, I thought, would make for an amazing solo cycle tour! Once Adam & I had decided we wanted to go travelling, I mentioned Cuba to him & my cycling idea. He was well up for the adventure! So that was that, we were going to go cycling in Cuba! Pre – Planning As our cycle tour in Cuba was one small part of a big trip we were getting ready for I suppose in hindsight we didn’t give it as much thought as we should have. It was a busy month before we set off from the UK, with me leaving my job, packing up the house & along with this saying goodbye to our family & friends. Considering everything that was going on we decided it would be best to purchase our bikes & everything we needed to go with them on our 5 day stop off in Toronto, on the way to Cuba. We really could have done with a bit more time planning but we what we did have was a list of everything we thought we needed & left the UK armed only with that! Route Planning We had both cycled in the past but nothing on the scale we had planned! We had just over 2 weeks & wanted to get from Havana to Trinidad as well as stop & see places on the way. After 4 weeks in Havana before we were dues to set off we had plenty of time to figure out our route. To put our plan together we mainly used maps.me as well as various maps that we had picked up at the tourist information centres in Havana. We ended up with a rough plan & that was that, we were off! Below details the whole route we took & everything we saw in Cuba Destination Addict - Map detailing the route we took on our solo cycle tour in Cuba The Cycling Each day on the road was so different, we found that each had its challenges & each had its rewards. Something else we learnt was not only to take one day at a time but take each kilometre at a time & having to adapt to this mindset really was amazing. When you are cycling you tend to take more in any way, than say you would in a car or on a bus, your senses are totally open & taking everything as it happened brought with such a sense of freedom we absolutely loved it! Day by Day We were on the road for 15 days in total with our total full cycling days being 7, below is a breakdown & a little more info on how each of them went: Day 1 Havana (Miramar) to El Fraile | Terrain: Moderate inclines Distance cycled: 77km | Time: 6 hours 54 mins | Average speed: 11.1 km/h | Max speed 35.2 km/h When we set off from Havana with our bikes fully loaded we were feeling great, we were about to start our big adventure & what an adventure day 1 turned out to be – it certainly had it ups but it definitely had it’s downs too! In hindsight we had tried to carry far too much on a pair of mountain bikes, a lot of which was reviewed & ditched over the next couple of days. Carrying too much stuff meant that we had 4 punctures between us that 1st day, the first few we just took as something we would need to do if cycling long distances but the last one was just a little too much. It was around 5:15 pm & would soon be getting dark when Adam’s tyre went again. We were about 12 km from where we were aiming to stop so we tried to put some air in the tyre to see if it would last out. Adam started to pump the tyre when it suddenly exploded right in his ear! By this point we were both exhausted & now had a completely blown tyre & one of us with ringing in our ear! I remember thinking at that point that maybe the whole thing wasn’t a great idea & actually started to feel really sad! Adam however was determined that we got the tyre quickly fixed & got back on the road, so we did just that & just as it was turning dark arrived in the small town of El Fraile. When we arrived people were just looking at us as if we were lost, I’m sure that people pass through the place all of the time but stopping there was another story. We stopped at a local restaurant & asked where we could find a casa particular, they pointed us in the direction of the beach & we found somewhere right on the seafront in a nice family home, or so we thought. On first impression everything seemed fine with the room which was right at the back of the house, we unpacked the bikes & pretty much collapsed in a heap after such a long & trying day! It was only when we started to adjust a little more to our surroundings that we took a little more notice of where we actually were. There was a sign on the fridge offering food & drinks but also detailing the prices for the room, which included rates per hour! Looking around the room it also had a very odd choice of decor & posters for a guest house but to be honest by this point we were far too tired to care & quickly fell asleep! Destination Addict - Fixing puncture number 1 of our solo cycle tour, just outside of Havana, Cuba Day 2 Havana El Fraile to Mantanzas | Terrain: Moderate inclines Distance cycled: 39.6km | Time: 3 hours 39 mins | Average speed: 10.8 km/h | Max speed 34.8 km/h After such a big first day we thought it would be sensible & more enjoyable to cover less distance on our 2nd & take some time to stop & enjoy the scenery a little more. This was probably our favourite day of all that we had on the road in Cuba. We came off of the autopista (motorway) & into the Valle de Yumuri & it was incredible. We passed through tiny villages with pretty much nothing in them other than homes, a shop & a school. When we stopped for lunch in true Cuban style one of the locals offered us a mojito at his home! When it was time to get back on the road after lunch we figured out a route that we could take which meant that we wouldn’t have to tackle a big hill. This seemed like the most sensible option with all of the stuff we were still carrying & the very strong mojito we had just consumed! The route was much flatter as it took us around the mountain but the road was, well not really a road & was full of rocks & stones. We were in full spirits after a morning of incredible scenery & mojitos so we just carried on cycling, then suddenly another puncture happened! By this point we were only 2 km from Mantanzas so I decided rather than take the time to fix it I would just push my bike the rest of the way. We were quite happy walking along & pushing our bikes when a local on his horse & cart stopped to ask us what was wrong. We explained that we had a puncture & were happy walking but he was having none of it, he insisting on helping us fix the puncture & if that didn’t work he was going to put us into the cart along with the bikes & take us to Mantanzas. We had learnt by this point there was no point in arguing with a Cuban so the puncture was fixed & off we cycled, arriving shortly after in Mantanzas. Day 3 Mantanzas to Varadero | Terrain: Flat Distance cycled: 39.5km | Time: 3 hours 40 mins | Average speed: 10.7 km/h | Max speed 28.7 km/h We had a little chat with each other in Mantanzas & decided to decrease the load we were carrying considerably by leaving a load of stuff at the guest house that we stayed at. We set off from Mantanzas feeling lighter & full of energy to take on the completely flat cycle that we had ahead of us, we’d be there in no time, or so we thought! The first half on the cycle was great, we took the road that ran just beside the autopista & sped through it in no time. Then we got back onto the autopista & the wind came! It was horrible! We were cycling & felt as though we were not moving at all, it was relentless. Adam’s mood dropped massively & we were stopping every km or so to try to pick him back up again, I tried everything to try to cheer him up including singing songs to him but nothing would work! Eventually he started to feel a little better, then, it was my turn to dip, he did the same with me, trying to motivate me to keep going! I think the worst thing about cycling against the wind is that it really feels like you are going nowhere, it’s not like a big hill where you come back down the other side again it is just constant effort & energy for what it seemed like not much back at all. We did however push on through with the first beer that we had in Varadero tasting like the best of our lives! Day 4 Enjoyed some beach time & stayed overnight in Varadero. Day 5 Varadero to Cárdenas | Terrain: Flat Distance cycled: 20.9 km | Time: 1 hour 51 mins | Average speed: 11.3 km/h | Max speed 22.4 km/h As I really wanted to visit Cardenas & it was such a short distance after our terrible day with the wind we decided we to go for it! After all for us our cycling tour was as much about stopping off & seeing the country as the cycling itself. The roads were deadly silent, which only amplified the very loud squeak that Adam’s bike had now developed! We passed through small villages & watched the locals going about their daily lives, we passed through kilometres of farmland & at one point were joined by a very happy farmer & his very cute jack russell. It was a nice cycle & even nicer to arrive in Cárdenas, which is a proper Cuban town where time really has stood still. We enjoyed a few days there wandering around its crumbling streets, taking a horse & cart around town & admiring it’s pretty squares. Here was where, out of anywhere we visited in Cuba, we really felt like we had taken a step back in time! Day 6 & 7 Took some time to relax & stayed in Cárdenas. Day 8 Cárdenas to Playa Larga | Terrain: Flat Distance cycled: 92.2 km | Time: 6 hours 36 mins | Average speed: 13.4 km/h | Max speed 28.4 km/h We had only planned on cycling 60 km on this day as after our previous mishaps we had agreed that 60 km should probably be our maximum target! Plus with us both being so unprepared we had cycled this far with no cycle gloves, which by this point meant that pretty much half of each of my hands was completely tingling! The saddle soreness was also an issue as we both, surprise, surprise did not have proper cycle shorts with us either. In most countries these problems would have easily been fixed by simply going to the store & buying what you needed, but this was Cuba & these things were just not available. We said goodbye to Cárdenas & set off with our ailments & seemed to make amazing progress within the first couple of hours. Between us we seemed to get a big momentum going & the kilometres seemed to zoom by! After 60 km & reaching the town of Jaguey Grande which we didn’t much like the look of at all we decided to push on through the extra 30 km or so all the way to Playa Larga. We got there in plenty of time before it got dark & managed to get through the last 20 km or so in no time. I am sure this was partly to do with the fact that we were cycling across a swamp & the prospect of crocodiles jumping out at us was enough to make our legs move a little faster. By the time we got to Playa Larga we were sweaty, dirty & pretty exhausted – We were definitely ready for a few beach days! Day 9, 10 & 11 Beach time, chilling & snorkeling at Playa Larga. Day 12 Playa Larga to Playa Giron | Terrain: Flat Distance cycled: 35.5 km | Time: 2 hours 20 mins | Average speed: 15.1 km/h | Max speed 22 km/h After quite a few days chilling out we were well up for getting back on the road again. With us covering such a short distance here compared to our last day’s cycling we decided we’d also use the opportunity to stop off for a spot of snorkelling, of which there are plenty to choose from on the way. After snorkelling we continued down the quiet coastal road. Pretty much the only noise we could hear was Adam’s squeaky bike, the occasional road worker greeting us & the sound of the waves. It was a lovely day of cycling. Day 13 Playa Giron to Cienfuegos | Cheated & travelled by bus Ok, so we cheated! but we really didn’t mean to! We were planning on staying in Playa Larga an extra night but there was really not an awful lot going on there & there was also not very much of a vibe so we decided rather than stay somewhere we were not enjoying we would leave! By the time we decided it was afternoon & too late to start cycling over 60 km so we took the next available (this being a very rare thing) bus to the beautiful city of Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos was lovely, it had a different feel to it than anywhere else we had been in Cuba. We spent a couple of days there enjoying it’s relatively chilled vibe. Day 14 Soaking up Cienfuegos. Day 15 Cienfuegos to Trinidad | Terrain: Lots of inclines, some very steep Distance cycled: 82.3 km | Time: 7 hours 32 mins | Average speed: 11.2 km/h | Max speed 32.7 km/h This was our last day of cycling & probably the most challenging! Mainly because of the hills, loads of them! Never the less we enjoyed it & as we kept telling each other to keep the motivation going “what goes up, must come down!” The hills however, rewarded us with spectacular scenery & we also had the feeling of having cycled almost 400km together. A pair of complete novice cyclists & as most of the Cuban people we met along the way told us, a pair of “loca touristas!” To be honest maybe we were but we really did have the adventure of a lifetime! Destination Addict - Enjoying the amazing scenery on our last day on the road in Cuba from Cienfuegos to Trinidad What We Did Afterwards We had a flight booked out of Havana shortly after we arrived in Trinidad so our only option was to get the bus back to the capital. We said goodbye to our bikes, which we sold to a bike hire company in Havana & flew to Mexico, where we are right now, to continue our adventure in a slightly different way than we had actually gotten quite used to. Our Cycling Facts... Total kilometres cycled: 387 Total hours cycled: 30.72 Average speed: 11.9 km/h Punctures incurred: 5 Litres of water drank: 53 Pan con jamon y queso (ham & cheese sanwiches) consumed: 38 Number of fly/mosquitoes swallowed between us: aprx 5 plus one that got stuck in Adam’s eye! Number of dog friends made: 6 Amount of time we were asked if we would like a taxi, even though we were on our bikes: 2 Favourite places we cycled to: Cárdenas & Cienfuegos Least favourite: Playa Giron Worst day cycling: Day 1 Best day: Day 2 For the pics of the journey and map of our route check it here http://www.destinationaddict.com/2017/03/17/cycle-tour-cuba-complete-amatuers/ If you have any questions let me know! Thanks, Kelly

cycling
13. Januar, 19:35 Uhr

First part of the post: Last year during July I did my first long bike tour through three Balkan counters. [Here's](https://www.reddit.com/r/cycling/comments/90j9qk/just_cycled_solo_768km_through_serbia_bosnia_and/?utm_source=reddit-android) the link. On that tour, I used my old steel bike which has touring friendly pair of Alexrims Y2000 wheels, each with 36 spokes. That bike is heavy. At least a few kilos heavier than my road bike B'twin Triban 540. After the tour, I realised that almost half of the things I carried were unnecessary. So, for this year the plan is to tour on B'twin. But, the catch is in wheels. As you can guess, on the bike is a pair of Mavic Aksium wheels, both 20 aero spokes, straight pull, front radial laced. What concerns me is the fact that a spoke snapped on rear wheel, on cassette side, during the decent on mountain Kopaonik (I hit the small but deep hole on the road when spoke snapped) during the three day ride. At the time of snapping the bike was empty without bags or weight attached. Previously there was a tent and a front bag, both not more than 5kg. But, the spoke was damaged. Damage could be seen as a maybe half a millimeter wide straight cut into steel. How that damage got there, I'm not sure. The spoke snapped in half on the exact same spot as the damage was. So, is it wise to ride a 1000km light tour on that pair of Aksiums? I've replaced the spoke, rode it a lot of times since then. Aksiums are now with Conti Ultrasport 28c. Haven't had any problems. Will it handle touring with 8-10L saddle bag, frame bag and a dropbar bag? Second part of the post: I'm new at light touring. I'll figure out things I need to carry, but I need the information from experienced riders where and how do you sleep on light tours? Do you use tent? A bag? Is it possible to carry only a bag and find a shelter and sleep? To me, that seems like a good option. On my previous tours, during warm summer nights, a tent wasn't really that necessary. It was great anti-bug protection, though. Can I ditch a tent and still be fine? What are your thoughts? Thanks for reading! I'm 23 male, usually around 88kg. Height 189 cm

cycling
29. April, 14:03 Uhr

Hi, I'm trying to get into cycling although I know next to nothing about what to look for when buying a bike. Where I live, the roads are paved although not always great quality - sometimes a lot of debris too and is why I'm not looking at race road bikes. There aren't any steep mountains, however the road is never flat, it's almost always on an incline. I plan on using this bike for cardio fitness, city/country riding, long rides and potentially a 1 month+ long cycle tour this summer. (More in future if all goes well) I'm really looking for a all-in-one solution and wouldn't mind buying an extra set of tyres specifically for road riding in future if the thicker gravel/touring tyres aren't optimal. I have these 3 options selected and hope someone could offer some extra input? Budget is up to 1k, although ideally less. I'd rather buy something good, once. This is my personal favorite: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/verenti-substance-ii-105-adventure-road-bike-2017/rp-prod164830 Another Gravel Bike: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/fuji-jari-2-3-gravel-bike-2018/rp-prod166365 Touring Specific Bike: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/fuji-touring-road-bike-2018/rp-prod166407

cycling
06. Dezember, 22:00 Uhr

Around February I'll be looking to update my bike situation, as I have some new goals and interests. Right now I commute on a Surly Cross Check that's built up as a flat bar, 1x9 commuter. It's a perfect commuting bike for me (15ish miles roundtrip in NYC). I'm planning on doing some light touring, as well as some long gravel rides and maybe dipping my feet in some road events in the spring/summer. I want to sell the Surly and buy a bike that will best fit those categories. So really looking for the best possible commuter/light tourer that wouldn't be totally absurd in a Cat 5 and maybe Cat 4 race. My total budget will be around $1,600. My 'must-haves' are disc brakes, clearance for at least 38mm tires, 2x drivetrain, and minimum tiagra or apex components. It would also have to be able to accept a front rack. I'm currently considering: *All-City Space Horse *Surly Straggler *RLT 9 (if i can find a 1 star somewhere) Anything that I'm missing, that folks would recommend? I'd be happy to look in the used market too. Anyone have experience using these bikes for these riding styles? Cheers.

cycling
11. Juni, 14:17 Uhr

I have a 2009 P7 Pro that I don't really use for mountain biking any more. This is a pic of it [Here](http://imgur.com/A1a7Rlw) What I'd like to do with it is use it for a bit of cycle touring/camping or for doing quick blasts on the Transpenine Trail or similar in the winter but still ride relatively quickly. What would peoples recommendations be for changes to make it a little more suitable? And are there any that don't break the bank? I also already have a rack and pannier bags already.

cycling
03. Mai, 04:03 Uhr

My wife and I are preparing for an extended bike tour in England, France, and Italy, and we're looking to buy touring bikes while we're in London (about May 8 to May 20). So, several questions: 1. What are some good websites/forums/shops to look for used bikes in and near London? It seems like Craigslist doesn't see much use, but there are some listings on Gumtree. Any other sites I should check out? 2. What's a decent/fair price for a secondhand touring bike? We're not looking for the nicest bikes in the world, but rather trustworthy machines in good shape that will carry us thousands of miles across Europe this summer. Obviously the price will (and should) vary substantially between, say, a 1980s Japanese tourer and a recent-model Trek 520. 3. Anything else I should know as I hunt for these bikes? For example, I imagine it might be cheaper to buy bikes in a smaller/less expensive city rather than in London itself. But is this worth the hassle of traveling, and the smaller number of bikes on offer outside the capital? 4. Does anyone in this subreddit have a bike they're looking to sell? My wife is 1.65 meters tall, and I'm 1.87 meters tall. PM me if you're interested :) 5. We're looking at a mini-tour from London to Oxford to Cambridge to Dover before we take the ferry to Calais. Any roads/routes/charming towns we mustn't miss along that itinerary?

cycling
09. Oktober, 04:36 Uhr

This summer I did some experiments to optimize my cycle-touring range. Now I just completed the 4 river bike-route in Korea, leading >600km from Seoul to Busan, diagonally across the country. Despite heavy rain on the last third of the tour, the whole ride only took me only 56 hours and I rode alone without external support. Here are some key aspects how I achieved this ride (and a couple other fast ones). To put it into perspective: Being a mountaineer, cycling is not my main sport but I do cover quite some distance in my everyday life and have a decent stamina. **Key Aspects:** - Try to stop as rarely as possible. I ate, drank, took pictures and took on/off my raincoat while riding. Avoid navigation stops too. Stopping costs time and even worse: breaks the rythm. - Don't go too fast or you'll have sore legs, avoid high intensity - Don't bring panniers (aerodynamics, weight) or a backpack (at least my back hurts after a couple hours). Stick to saddle bags and limit lugguage big time - Continuously eat lot's of carbs. If you feel hungry it's already too late. - Camping is not an option (too much luggage and too much time). **The Bike** For the long and fast tours, I ride a road-bike with comfortable seat position (Canyon Endurace). I have a Saddle bag and a small bag on the handle-bar with my valueables. **The Luggage** Bike jersey, pants and gloves, compact rain coat; SPD-Shoes; T-Shirt, very light shorts and a set of underwear for the evenings-, mobile phone, power bank; wallet, oversleeves for legs and arms, tooth brush and paste, repare set, spare tube, pump, lock, sunscreen, 2x600ml liquid, some snacks. Things I passed on: Rain pants, Non-SPD-shoes, shower-equipment and so on... **The Speed & Time-Management** In the flat without wind, I try to ride around 26km/h (16mph). It is important, that the speed "feels boring" as you need to keep it up for a long time and multiple days. During the whole day, I try to make 20km for every hour I am on the road (including breaks, minor hills, traffic lights and so on - only exception: when riding mountains with >200m elevation gain). I usually didn't start terribly early (around 8am) and kept riding until it got dark. Often I feel very good in the evenings and ride until 9pm. Good lights required for this. Lots of sleep is also a key aspect to stay fit for me. 10 hours are optimal for me on these tours. **Psychological Approach** I never display anything other than my speed on the bike-computer. Looking at the daily distance makes me count kilometers - nothing worse than that. I try to focus on the landscape, other riders or whatever. Just enjoy myself as much as possible. Trying to get the most kilometers out of a day, it is important to have several options as where to go to in the evening. Having the budget to stay in most hotels certainly helps here. **Sore legs** For multi-day trips it is important to consider the fact that you need to ride on the next day as well. For me it is very important to know my limits not to have a break-down after an overly motivated first day. For me speed and steep hills seem to be the killer. Therefore I try to avoid high intensity at any cost, even if it means to push my bike up steep hills every now and then. I did a couple one-day trips from home to get a feeling for my limits. **Food** During the day I only eat food that I can consume on the bicycle (sometimes I get proper lunch though). Mostly power bars and other high-carb foods (e.g. Gimbap here in Korea). Bananas also work very well. In the evenings I paid a lot of attention to eating lots of carbs and also plenty proteins. Generally I have to force myself to eat, eating when hungry is a bad idea at least for me. Additionally I have coke or energy drinks in one of my bottles and water in the other one. ---------------------------------------------------------------- The stats of this particular tour for anyone interested: Day 1: 265km, 1700m elevation gain, averaged 24km/h (Mostly flat with some serious mountains at the end, perfect weather and fresh legs) Day 2: 198km, 900m elevation gain, averaged 23km/h (Mostly flat with some short nasty steep hills and some dirt/gravel sections that slowed me down. Stopped by rain in the evening, legs felt so-so) Day 2: 146km, 800m elevation gain, averaged 24km/h (again some short nasty steep hills and continuous rain until 2 hours before the finish, finished the ride at 3pm, legs felt very good)

cycling
08. September, 08:46 Uhr

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cycling
24. April, 18:26 Uhr

Hi all! Looking for some opinions. Me and the girlfriend are quite new to the serious cycling world. I've been riding a bike for the past 2 years, a Cannondale CAAD8 Claris which was nice and fast but felt a bit too fragile for me at around 100kg. The girlfriend has only recently gotten into bikes. In January we both bought a Triban RC 500 (https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-rc-500-disc-road-bike-black-sora-id_8554410.html). We would like to start getting into touring on mixed terrain and was curious if I would be better off replacing components on the current bikes or get touring/adventure frames like Surly or Salsa(would love suggestions for a do-anything frame) . My main complains with the bikes are tyre clearance which is 35c max, Carbon forks which make me not want to put front panniers and the really high gearing. Sorry for the long post and looking forward to opinions. Tl;Dr : me and the girlfriend want to get serious about touring. Should we upgrade components or start with a new frame and build from there? PS: can't throw a lot of money at it at once

cycling
11. Oktober, 10:03 Uhr

Hi /r/cycling! I have an old Giant road bike from ten years ago. It's a "compact ocr" model, exactly [this one.](http://www.rebikecumbria.co.uk/communities/4/004/012/574/644/images/4627706261.jpg) It has a campagnolo cassette and tektro brakes. I got it when I was 16, and did not use much for 8 years due to my studies and frequent moving. I am not and was never into competitive cycling but nowadays I enjoy using it for day tours in the country side. To make it more practical, I've added a light rear rack fixed on the axle on which I put a change of clothes, some food and a few tools. Now I find this bike rather comfortable or rather I'm used to it and I have been dabbling with the idea of using it for longer rides, tours that last at least 3 or 4 days, with a lightweight tent. I've already ridden it once for 30km with a rather loaded rack (two bags full of clothes) and in steeper descents I felt that the rear triangle became a bit too wobbly at higher speeds (45-50km/h), so I slowed down. So my question is: did I put myself in danger? What is the maximum charge I could put on this safely? Is that bike usable as a lightweight tourer?

cycling
06. Mai, 17:36 Uhr

I'm a years-long roadie and sometimes MTB rider who is becoming interested in touring. I have been casually checking out touring bikes and keep coming back to the Masi Giramondo. I don't know anything about Masi bikes, other than what I've read online. Tourers, do you have an opinion about it? I would be looking at 80km-160km a day for riding, and only for less than a week at a time. So, not around the world level by any means. Are there other bikes I should check out?

cycling
04. Juni, 04:22 Uhr

Hi all, I'll try give a short backstory here. I live in Japan and have always wanted to cycle from my city (kyoto) down to Hiroshima. I bought an entry level road bike almost two years back and have been pushing my ride lengths further and further. Thing is, my road bike is very uncomfortable on long rides so I'm wondering if I should either invest in or rent a new, more appropriate bike. As for touring, it's completely new to me. Would someone be kind enough to recommend me a typical setup for a tour like the one I'm planning, including pros and cons of different bike types? Thanks in advance. Edit: my current bike's frame is quite possibly a touch too small for me. Plus the saddle makes my arse hurt A LOT after about 40-50km. I sometimes get a super sore left trapezius too when riding when I'm tired. I don't know if this is caused by riding or a build up from my other activities (I weight-lift and quite possibly have posture issues) Edit: Some of the reasons my current bike is uncomfortable: 1) my bum aches A LOT after the 40-50km mark. So much so I can't even stand to sit on the saddle anymore 2) I think the frame is a touch too small for me. But I bought it anyway - "love at first sight" moment 3) I get left trapezius pain when I ride in a tired state. I don't know if this is caused by cycling or because of other activities (I also weight lift and quite possibly have posture issues)

cycling
17. April, 10:11 Uhr

Hello Cyclists, ​ Where I am I don't have a chance to try out either kind of bike before purchasing and I'm torn. I have to often ride on bad quality tarmac roads with potholes. I know I need something with strong wheels ( preferably 36 spokes) to take my weight - 285ish lbs - that will be fun and comfortable to ride for a few hours at a time. I don't plan to actually do any unsupported tours nor any races. Just rides singly or in groups for fun. I fear that a touring bike might feel sluggish to ride and not be as much fun. And most gravel bikes seem to have 32 spoke wheels only so I'm not confident they'll bear my weight comfortably. I'm not too keen on purchasing a bike and changing the wheel straightaway either. ​ So I'm sort of lost between the two options. What does your experience say?

cycling
09. April, 05:57 Uhr

Hi folks, I am a big bicycle touring lover and cycling across Europe 6-7 days in each month. My biggest dream is to ride around the world. In order to realize my dream, I would like to ask all of you to give your support on my youtube channel. BTW- Here is my latest tour in March. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMLAeXrh8Vo](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMLAeXrh8Vo)

cycling
13. August, 23:07 Uhr

Hello everyone, I am planning to ride from San Luis Obispo to Orange County towards the end of October and wanted to see if anyone has done a similar trip, and if they could give me any insight. I plan on taking 4-5 days to complete said ride and camping along the way. I plan on doing a lot of riding over the next few months to build up some endurance. What kind of gear should I expect to bring for a trip down the coast in October and what are some must haves when touring? I just purchased a Salsa Marrakesh and I’m excited to put some miles on this tank. Thank you all in advance.

cycling
09. April, 17:33 Uhr

Hi folks, Planning a coastal tour of Ireland, where I will be camping along the way. I'll be using a bob Ibex trailer between two of us, (each towing alternate days). I've done some long cycles before but previously on my carbon road bike between hotels for a weekend at most, so very little to carry. This time though I will be on the road for a few weeks and have tent, clothes etc hence trailer. I would be very wary of using my road bike for that long and pulling a trailer sounds like a recipie for trouble. So I need a different bike. I have an old mountain bike frame, which is quite heavy with heavy suspension forks (which are stiff). I would need to buy new wheels, cassette, chainring, break pads and maybe a couple of other things. My question is as follows, would doing that type of trip on a mountain bike be hell (happy to go slow ) and seen as I just have a frame would I be as well to just buy a new bike? Any advice would be appreciated

cycling
05. Oktober, 12:37 Uhr

I have a good touring bike but I'd like to find a bike that I can just grab, jump on and do a quick 70-100km. As well, I'd like to try a few Gran Fondo events next year. Not for the competitiveness but just because I like the idea of riding in a marshalled group event. I'm not a real bike weenie but I think what I want is an endurance frame road bike. Or, will a cyclocross bike do the trick? I'm in my mid-50s so I'm not looking to be hunched over in a super aggressive position for 4 hours. I'd like to spend around $1500 and I would consider used. I have a preference for steel frames for ride quality and especially if I'm buying a used bike. Recommendations?

cycling
07. August, 20:25 Uhr

Im looking for a touring bike in the under 700/600 in order to make some tours around Portugal and possibly Spain. Do you recomend any model? Do you experience with any Brand? Any help or tip is welcome!

cycling
14. Juni, 20:04 Uhr

Hello r/cycling. I am riding the Four Rivers Path from Seoul to Busan and I am suffering from weakness in my left hand. I believe the cause is cyclist's or handlebar palsy. The rental bikes we are on are way to stiff for touring and the rental shop did a haphazard job of fitting. I don't want the condition to get worse so the first thing I'm going to do is find some padded gloves. Then I need to look at riding position. What can I do to help alleviate the pressure on my ulnar nerve? Does raising or lowering my bars or seat help?

cycling
22. Mai, 01:36 Uhr

Hey fam! Long time cyclist here , not the biggest ride in the world but I have my first 85M tomorrow , Hosteling overnight ! Should be fun. Might drag it for a few days. hmm :) 1/4 of the ride through a national park (never been!)

cycling
10. Mai, 09:31 Uhr

So here is the thing, I went to check my vacation time, and to my surprise I have 5 weeks vacation time; wat. So what do I do with it?... cycle of course, so I just came with this wild plan to cycle from Zurich to Porto. I have never toured before, so I don't know what to do, I have 4 bikes. 1. XC racing MTB, carbon everything, expensive AF, but gives a very nice ride, that bike would be the best suited to this trip, but being that expensive is a problem :( finding replacement parts would be a nightmare as well. 2. XC winter commuter MTB, I can upgrade it to tubeless, 2x10 speed Deore and XT mix drivetrain, aluminum and steel, it's a moderate bike without suspension, it weights a lot, it's slow. 3. racing road, carbon everything, forget it, it might fit 32mm tyres but still, that thing hits a pothole and explodes. 4. [trash bike, made out of trash](https://imgur.com/a/L14dQmc), full steel but somehow surprisingly light, friction shifters, fixing it is cheap AF, 35mm tyres, surprisingly fast but clunky; I love that thing, it's probably my most ridden bike, it just works, even if it needs a kick or two to start up. What tyre width should I use?... It seems that there are roads everywhere and everything is paved but when I google shit out where I want to go using google images, specially in Spain,[the roads literally seem carved by a goat](https://www.ciclotraveling.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/430_CaminoDelNorte2007.jpg), google street map puts a road, I think something is off, but I cannot be sure. Now here is the thing. 1. How do I go about sleeping?... I cannot be sure how many kms I can cover, so I cannot book in advance; I am assuming around 80-100km per day being conservative, should I bring a hammoc and something to protect myself from the rain so I can sleep in the forest?... how cold is it in early autumn? specially around Switzerland. 2. I don't have much money, what money saving tips I can use?... 3. I'd need to find a bike box in Porto, how do I go about that?... 4. How about theft?...

cycling
26. Juli, 09:44 Uhr

Hello all. I'm on a budget, and this Calibre Dark Peak (Go Outdoors own brand) is on sale + further discounts. They have some good reviews, seem to be quite well equipped and fit into my enthusiastic casual road biking and light touring, once I've changed the 40c tyres to something more road friendly. Ie, I can road bike it, but I can load up a rear pannier and go on a little weekend away. [What do you think?](https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/calibre-dark-peak-adventure-bike-p347153)

cycling
02. Mai, 08:25 Uhr

Please delete if not allowed, but I am very proud \(and jealous... I am still struggling through 15\-mile rides at the moment\). I mention his age in the title only because he has been approached by people who say they're far too old for that kind of thing. And he says, "rubbish" haha. [Bicycle Touring for Beginners: Train and prepare for your cycling adventure in as little as six weeks](https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bicycle-Touring-Beginners-prepare-adventure/dp/1980915628/) Edit: [and the Kindle version!](https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bicycle-Touring-Beginners-2018-adventure-ebook/dp/B00J5LY30S/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525268075&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Bicycle+Touring+for+Beginners%3A+Train+and+prepare+for+your+cycling+adventure+in+as+little+as+six+weeks)

cycling
20. März, 18:25 Uhr

I am having a difficult time finding a wheelset with the requirements below. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. 700/29 **32 spoke** 100/135 spacing with QR 6 bold disc Rim width for 32-35c tires $400-600 This is going on a commuter/light touring build. I can’t seem to find anything. Either 24-28 spoke or mtb spacing is all i can find. Not much luck looking at cross wheels ether. Is this a unicorn wheelset?

cycling
16. März, 04:46 Uhr

Hellllllo cyclists. I'm a former year-round commuter cyclist (Vancouver) who's been off for a year or two due to: 1. Having a baby, 2. My body complaining (hips, legs really tight, wrists bothered by bearing a lot of my weight), 3. My bike falling out of maintainable condition (it's an old-school Nishiki 18-speed with 28mm tires). I want to get back into season-irrelevant cycle commuting, but I need a new bike and am suffering from choice-paralysis, so I'm looking for some well-reasoned recommendations. Here's what I'm after: * I want to be comfortable on my bike. A lot of that I assume is fit, so I want it to fit me really well (I'm 6'4 and like a 61/62cm frame). * Mostly I'm going to commute with it (40mins each way), often in the rain (I want disc brakes). * I'm going to carry my laptop back and forth from the office (so at least one waterproof pannier). * I want to ride on forest paths (I don't care about jostle, so this is just about tires). * I want the option of touring with it once every year or two (so maybe two panniers and/or a rack). * I want to put a child seat / trailer on it. * I'm used to a slow gear ratio of 0.956 and a fast gear ratio of 3.57, so ideally I don't lose either end of that range. I like to go as fast as I can down bridges. * I like to switch up my wrist positioning a lot (end of the drops, front of the drops, sides of the bars, middle/top of the bars), but I also like to always have my fingers on the brake levers. On my past two bikes I put in lever extensions so I could brake while on the top of the handlebars. So interrupters or suicide levers or whatever you call them are important to me. * I want to spend between 1k and 1.3k CAD Help me find a bike! Preferably I want to just go somewhere and buy it and do a few mods afterwards. Not really interested in building up from scratch. Thanks!

cycling
28. Februar, 11:17 Uhr

The title might seem a little ambiguous so let me unpack it some. I plan to do a 1000 mile trip in May and would like to know how I can get the most out of the riding in an effort to improve my V02max, FTP, aerobic, and anaerobic endurance. Is it stupid to think I could consider this trip a "base" building exercise or something of a personal training summit? I haven't had much opportunity to put in a lot of long distance efforts considering where I live, so I'm hoping this trip will bring up my overall fitness and give me a solid base to build on. At most I'll do 140 miles in a day and others as little as 60. I hope to complete the trip in 10 days. That might be asking for a lot, but I think depending on how many miles I do in a day, the type of terrain, how much rest I get could all be factors that, if combined correctly, could potentially enhance various facets of my fitness. I'd like to know what I could work on during the time on the bike that would give me an advantage later on in training. Things like stroke efficiency, lactate threshold, and etc. For the trip I'll have a power meter and HR monitor. I plan to do road and crit races during the summer, with most of the races being predominantly road with an 1hr+ of race time and then cyclocross in the fall.

cycling
06. Februar, 12:49 Uhr

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cycling
26. Dezember, 20:27 Uhr

Next November I'll be visiting NZ as part of 4 months travelling. I've got family in Christchurch whom I'll be visiting and staying with. I have found a company called Natural High, who offer bike rental, and specifically an 18 day self tour of the south island. Does anyone have any experience with this company or recommend similar/awesome things to do along the route? http://www.naturalhigh.co.nz/cycle_tour/sgr001-20-day-self-guided-road-cycle-tour-christchurch-to-christchurch-sg8/

cycling
21. August, 21:27 Uhr

Hello all, Just looking for some input on a good bike to buy, either a hybrid or a tourer. (Will be carrying kit including tent) I am hoping to go next summer across some parts of Belgium/ France. Probably averaging 50km a day and I'm in need of a new bike. Initially I was looking at the Dawes Karakum. Any other suggestions/ opinions? Thanks

cycling
19. Juli, 04:18 Uhr

I've been with my wife for 10 years now. We met in high school, and I got her pregnant. She is and always has been a lazy cyclist and shitty with technology. I wouldn't even mind if she at least acted like she was trying. The only reason I dealt with all this was for the kids, and also because the sex is great. But one night, I got fed up. So I finally got her to agree that she needed a new bike after her chainstay rusted so bad I could kick it off. To celebrate, I took her to a bike shop, gave her my credit card and told her to get any bike she wanted. I let her shop around talking to the employees for nearly two hours before I gave up and went to eat alone at the buffalo wild wings across the street (the bar is actually pretty nice). When I came back, she ran out of the store with a big smile and was raving that she finally picked a new bike. It was a 2018 specialized sequoia - a steel touring bike. Again. For the 15th year in a row, my wife was going to ride a fucking touring bike when we've literally never gone fucking touring and now never will. She won't even leave the house for 15 miles, always has to be under 15 miles. How do I get her to buy a road bike instead? Or even get her to go touring with me?

cycling
10. August, 03:35 Uhr

I have been rding a Randonee touring bike for, like, 15 years. I have ever realy liked it, as the fit feels off, and I was never properly fitted. I constantly feel like I am going to faceplamt due to the seat being higher than the handlebars. This week I hopped on my teenagers mtn bike, and it was like a revelation! I didn't feel uncomfortable - although the bike is a little small for me, and goodness knows I don't need a mtn bike. What kind of bike will put in a more upright position, while allowing me to do a short commute to work, as well as go on 30 milers with my faster tour-bike riding hubby?

cycling
10. März, 05:20 Uhr

Currently being live-streamed (with Phil Liggett commentary) here: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfC9T7EmDm0](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfC9T7EmDm0) 45000 participants are taking part this year, in a staggered start in groups of a couple of hundred at a time. ​ This is a cycle tour with more than 4-decades of heritage, around the peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa. It's extremely scenic, enormously beautiful, and currently very windy, making for an interesting race (I did it a bunch of times when I still lived in Cape Town -- it's a brilliant ride, and highly recommended for anyone interested in racing next year). ​ More details about the ride itself, available here: [https://www.capetowncycletour.com/](https://www.capetowncycletour.com/)

cycling
21. August, 10:37 Uhr

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cycling
30. August, 09:59 Uhr

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cycling
11. Juni, 00:39 Uhr

I have a Trek FX 3, which, after spending 15\+ years riding a rusted Giant Nutra Cross, I must say is a perfectly fine bike. (Somehow, the Nutra once got me through a 500 mile tour! No major problems during years of commuting, either, except for getting flat tires more often than the norm. So I have learned not to mock entry\-level bikes as long as they are not pure junk like Walmart bikes and other BSOs.) When I dream about upgrading, though, I tell myself I need disc brakes because I tow things\-\-and mechanical disk brakes because I have neither the equipment nor the desire to learn how to mess with hydraulics. Also, I regret buying a bike with a carbon fork and handlebars. Sure, it's a few pounds lighter. But the bike shop folks also told me that the carbon fork would be great for moderate shock absorption, and I am *not* finding that to be the case. (I could do a whole other post on my experiments in that area, but I'll stay focused.) I spend very little time feeling happy about the pounds I saved and lots of time worrying if I'll damage these "precious" components. So I dream of sturdier bikes, perhaps steel, with mechanical disc brakes. There are some great ones out there, like the Surly Disc Trucker. But then there's the Jamis Coda Comp. It meets my frame requirements, it has mechanical disc brakes, and it does not appear to have Shimano Tourney components or other tell\-tale signs of pure junk. At least none that I can detect. If a Nutra Cross got me as far as it did, maybe the Coda Comp is a "David" to the Disc Trucker's Goliath? The Coda Comp is roughly in the same price range as the FX 3, whereas the Disc Trucker and most other steel touring bikes I look at cost roughly twice as much. Very little on this subreddit has been written about the Coda Comp, though. (I found three posts, and two were from the same Coda Comp owner.) That's probably not a good thing. And I am still far from an expert at figuring out what's pure junk. Disc Trucker owners, on the other hand, support each other and offer maintenance and upgrade tips. That's worth something. So I welcome your thoughts as well as your appropriately\-tuned mockery. Is the Coda Comp vs. more expensive bikes more like David and Goliath, or more like comparing apples and oranges?

cycling
30. Juni, 04:56 Uhr

I'm volunteering to help with course marking for a local recreational ride ([Tour de Whatcom](http://tourdewhatcom.com/)) this year. I didn't like the way they had marked the course last year, so this year I was going to help them paint Dan Henry-style markers along the route. What I'm trying to figure out is if there are any standards (or even preferences) for marker size, colour, frequency, distance before turns, etc. Does anyone have any advice or online resources that they would recommend for these sorts of guidelines?

cycling
31. August, 04:09 Uhr

Next month, I'll be touring on my road bike for about a week and have been eyeing a pair of clipless pedals/shoes. I've never ridden clipless, but plan to get them and use them for regular day rides anyway. What I'm wondering is if it would be worth it to get them set up on the bike before touring? I'm not concerned with speed much, as I'm really taking the trip for the sights along the way. Guess I'm just wondering if they're going to make things more efficient for me? OR will it be more trouble than it's worth to get comfortable with them prior to touring? Would love to hear some thoughts.

cycling
06. August, 13:41 Uhr

Hi guys, I'm looking for large biking events like the Five Boro Tour or Montreal's Tour de l'ile? I'm mostly interested in closed circuit events as I find they are a fantastic way to tour parts of the city you would otherwise skip. All suggestions are welcome :)