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cycling
22. Januar, 00:58 Uhr

Since most of my posts in r/Cycling have been salty rants about things not working, I wanted to try to even out my karma a bit by pointing out a piece of rock solid equipment I own. ​ Godamn do I love my Bolt, I can give it the highest praise that I can give to any bike part, which is that it just works and I never have to think about it. I've gone on all day adventures and still had over 50% battery left, it always syncs my rides, and it's never mysteriously frozen mid-ride or lost a route when saving (looking strongly in your direction Garmin 810). The buttons are easy to access and touch even when sweaty or when I have gloves on. The thing is just a friggin tank going on 2+ years strong. ​ Honarble mention: My power2max power meter on my gravel bike. Dual sided power for \~$500 and still going strong after my many crashes and bouts of doing Stupid Stuff™ (riding through creeks, etc).

cycling
01. Mai, 02:36 Uhr

Today I'm riding a up a favorite climb and I notice a guy behind me. I continue my pace and he pulls out to the left and attempts the pass. All fine so far. He gets 3/4 a bike length in front of me and begins to merge back into my lane. His back wheel comes in contact with my front wheel and I hit the brakes to avoid falling. Now...this is outrageous behavior..imo as I could easily have crashed, so I unloaded on the guy. Question: what is an acceptable distance to pass before merging? Assume descents or higher speeds require more distance...how much?

cycling
28. September, 20:19 Uhr

Hey guys, been riding a while now and I've noticed on longer rides (40-60mi) my mood can dip quite a lot and I find myself just grinding along to get to the finish sometimes, whereas with shorter stuff I'm generally fine- Is this a hydration/food issue or just one of those things?

cycling
16. November, 23:48 Uhr

for those of you that were thinking of trying out cycling in the winter and to those that dread putting the bike away for winter here or the reasons to stay worm and safe wile still riding. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/winter-cycling-tips-1.3314804

cycling
01. November, 16:50 Uhr

Now I'm from Scotland so I'm a big fan of Endura (they make everything here), but they have just launched a new site called http://endura.me. You can make a design on Illustrator and upload it to make custom cycling clothes. I've just uploaded a design that's been shortlisted for this student competition they're running to try and get awareness for the new system. It's quite easy to use, but it's really hard to get it all lined up at the sides. If you go on do have a look at my design and let me know what you think. It is the 'Cool & Fabulous' ice lolly one, it's a bit tongue in cheek. If you did like it then feel free to give it a heart, it would help me win. The £5k would be super useful for my final year art school project (I study Product Design Engineering at the Glasgow School of Art. Great course if anyone's looking to get a degree in the UK). But also I'm not wanting to just shamelessly self promote, so feel free to not look at my stuff or vote for another. I genuinely think this is quite a cool idea for cycling clothing and wanted to show you guys and see what the /r/cycling community think. It seems to be appealing to non-mainstream cyclists a little. There is also a prize for whichever design by member of the public gets the most likes, and that's for £500. So it's worth trying it out and uploading a design to just see if you get lucky. It'd be interesting to see what everyone here creates, it's not a bad idea I don't think. I also know not all cycling fans are huge Illustrator design nerds like myself so if you have a photo you want on it or some idea then I'd be happy to try and help you if I can.

cycling
16. Oktober, 21:21 Uhr

Hey guys. Topic title is something that I've always heard from people in this subreddit as well as YouTube cyclists videos. I.e. when you're climbing up a hill, spinning is always better than grinding up that hill (out of the saddle on always higher gear). This Sunday that just passed, there was the spring cycle event in Sydney where we got to ride over the bridge and there were a few tough climbs which I struggled on last year. I set out training on hills a few months ago to try and improve my endurance and just spinning up the hill. All throughout my training I was getting discouraged because of how slow I seemed to be going. Come this Sunday, I wasn't actually suffering on the hills as much as last year. I was spinning up these hills and overtook people who were out of the saddle (they seemed to be pretty serious cyclists looking at their gear). It was a pretty good boost to my confidence in cycling! And good news. I didn't manage to stack it while using my clipless! There were a few close calls (bike leaning down towards the clipped side); but no actual stacks thankfully! Anyway. That's my own anecdote of the whole spinning is winning thing :)

cycling
01. Dezember, 22:45 Uhr

Apparently even pros eat rice cakes while [competing](http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/article/tour-de-france-cyclist-food)

cycling
18. November, 19:10 Uhr

Check it out: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2015/11/17/indian-wells-ordered-pay-6m-cyclists-death/75932988/

cycling
21. November, 19:09 Uhr

When my boyfriend and I started dating I knew he was into bikes, we met at a bike shop, afterall. The more I got to know him the more I understood about the cycling world: the culture, the dress code, the lingo, the tribes of different cyclists. The person dressed in vibrant spandex has, in some ways, a lot less in common than the pierced, tattooed fixie rider than you might think. And slowly, I learned to speak bike. The following is a list of terms and cycling minutiae. This list is definitely skewed towards the vibrant spandex set but some of these terms carry over into other cycling subcultures as well. And, for the most part, these are terms that describe things that are completely unapparent to those not in the cycling world, but once explained make total sense. 1. Peloton: the main group of riders, also sometimes called a pack. 2. To get dropped: to be left behind by the peloton 3. To break away: to ride faster than, escape the pack. It can be the means to an end or part of a larger strategy. 4. To draft: when one cyclist rides behind another to benefit from decreased wind resistance. To draft off of someone without them knowing is rude. 5. To bonk: when your blood sugar drops and you can barely pedal anymore. In this instance drink soda, seriously. 6. Kit: a one-word catch all for any item of clothing as well as the whole ensemble. 7. A soigneur: pronounced like”Swan-your”, a helper. At the end of the race they give the riders massages, food and water. When I tagged along to races Philip would affectionately call me his soigneur. 8. Pro: short for professional. The ultimate compliment. As in, “that kit looks so pro.” 9. Shaved legs: pretty much a must if you want to be considered a “cyclist” 10. Best food after a long ride: anything and everything. All day long. Unless… 11. Manorexia: when cyclists, particularly racers, are obsessed with keeping trim 12. Rapha is the Lululemon of cyclists. Very nice, very expensive, but if you wear too much of it it’s clear you drank the Kool-Aid. 13. Domestique: a team mate that blocks the wind for you, gives you water and food when you are in need, and does whatever they can to make sure that you are taken care of during a race. 14. Cyclists make it look really easy to eat, drink, pee and all sorts of things while riding. I can barely take my hand off the handlebar. 15. Chamois: pronounced “shammy,” is the padding in cycling shorts. Fun fact: chamois used to be made of chamois, which is a type of leather. Any other definitions or alternate definitions are welcome. Also, check out illustrations on my site :) -D [dlydia.com](https://dlydia.com/cyclocabulary/)

cycling
25. September, 12:09 Uhr

Awesome use of psychology. Maybe the delivery guys just assume bike are just big lumps of metal and rubber (which is obviously no longer be true) and can therefore be freely chucked around. [link to article](http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/bike-manufacturer-reduces-delivery-damage-70-per-cent-printing-tv-box-285180)

cycling
06. November, 14:49 Uhr

An easy way to see how much your bike weighs is to weigh yourself on a bathroom scale, then weigh yourself again holding your bike. Subtract the first weight from the second weight and you'll have your bike's weight. My aluminum hybrid bike with rack and fenders weighs 33 lbs (or 15kg).

cycling
29. September, 14:13 Uhr

Riding my new bike back from the bike shop. First ride on a road bike ever, first time riding on a bike in quite a few years (and back then it was a cheap mountain bike). In my suit (was my lunch break) with my helmet on, struggling a little (clipless pedals where one half is flat are apparently quite hard to manage in brogues...), but heading down the road pretty slowly. A car overtakes me, then pulls left in front of me (UK, so opposite for you US folks) to park. Goes into the space at an angle then starts to reverse back in front of me. I push brakes and swerve (my braking wasn't very effective - seems quite hard to reach from the hoods!) out into the middle of the road, luckily nobody coming the other way. Is this going to be a regular occurrence? I drive as well and from now on I am going to be extra careful around cyclists!

cycling
26. September, 01:02 Uhr

I'm considering getting a pair of gloves to help with the occasional sweaty hands as well as reduce the amount of numbness in my hands and forearms on longer rides. I remember reading somewhere that most pros don't train with gloves, however they wear them during races to protect from road rash in the event of a crash. So are they worth it or are they just a useless accessory?

cycling
20. Januar, 06:33 Uhr

http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2017/lchtml/LC2196.htm Hi folks, this popped up in the touring subreddit earlier today and it seemed like an important post here as well. There's a motorcycle shop owner, Barry Usher, who apparently was recently elected to a House position in Montana. His first attempted move? Banning bicycles and mopeds from any road in the state of Montana that doesn't have a shoulder and that's not inside a city. I rode through Montana a few years ago and rode the going to the sun road (loaded, the hard way!) and can't imagine places like that being cut off to cyclists because a Harley rider doesn't want us on "his" roads. I didn't see a better subreddit and this is a far larger issue than r/commuting would be a fit for, I think cyclists need to take a stand when the limited rights we do have are stepped on like this. The exact wording of the questionable portion of the current proposed bill:  (5) (a) A bicyclist may not ride on a two-lane highway outside the boundaries of a municipality when there is no paved shoulder on which to ride.      (b) For the purposes of this subsection (5), "bicyclist" includes a person riding a moped."

cycling
26. September, 17:35 Uhr

Got a new carbon bike this year, first thing i wanted to do is trying it out of course, it was awesome, despite the fact that the saddle got down, so i broke up my ride and got back home to tighten the seatpost more the thing is, i tightened it much more than the recommended 5Nm .. cause i had no idea and looking back i just wasn't thinking anything ... later that day i talked to a guy who knows what he is doing, he told me to come over the next day, which i did, he put this seatpost-"cream" for carbon bikes on and tightened it with a torque wrench ... the problem is, it still isn't holding the saddle in place .. when i was riding i just took a torx key with me to adjust the saddle from time to time what should i do now? just tighten it more until it stays in place? or is there another trick i probably don't know about thank you!

cycling
04. Oktober, 16:00 Uhr

Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone is able to give me some legal advice. On saturday I was on my way back from work when a driver opened his door into my path. i didn't have enought time to react so hit the door and went over my handlebars. I have injured my shoulder quite badly and thought I had a broken finger. An ambulance and police were called and I went to A&E to find out luckily nothing was broken, just badly bruised and swollen. The driver was adamant that he had his door open already but an independant witness has come forward saying that they saw the driver open his door. The driver is apparently being summoned to court and I'm hoping to go through a personal injury firm; can anyone suggest any reliable firms that deal specifically with cycling accidents? (i'm in the UK, specifically Wales) Other info: bike is possibly not economical to repair as it cost me around £300 new and the repairs will be around £150. I will also be missing 4 shifts this week and if I haven't recovered I won't be able to pick up shifts next week either. Cheers for any advice you can give me :)

cycling
03. Juni, 19:49 Uhr

I'm just standing here on the side of the road with a flat tire and bearings that are shot(feels like sand when I spin the wheel). I've already changed two flats. Throwing in the towel, waiting for the support vehicle. Just one of those days.

cycling
17. Oktober, 00:55 Uhr

https://paddle8.com/auction/robin-williams/ he had some really interesting bikes

cycling
26. April, 15:44 Uhr

I commute into Boston every day. If you haven't been to this lovely city, pedestrians have been taught that they may cross the road at any point regardless of what the traffic lights say. They usually do this when there are no cars coming (but I've seen some Darwin Awards candidates in my day). Bicycles are automatically turned invisible on entry into the city. I wear neon yellow, have a bluetooth speaker blaring music, and usually have a flashing light on the front to alert them to my presence. This apparently is not enough. What do those of you who are successful do to let pedestrians know you are coming and have the right of way? TL;DR How can I avoid hitting pedestrians on a bicycle? Edit: ordered an airhorn. Thanks for all the comments.

cycling
10. Oktober, 21:13 Uhr

I have retired my Specialized Roubaix for the winter until I can afford the wheel upgrade necessary for my heavy frame (see last posts). In the meantime I am riding my "Heavy bike" a Motobecane Turino Elite Aluminum tank with Shimano Claris 3x8 instead of my nice and nimble Roubaix with Ultegra 2x11. The baffling and downright maddening result... is I am setting PR's on each of my rides... on almost ALL of the segments! Including very steep climbs! What gives?? Does anyone have a thought as to why my $600 bike that weighs a metric ton, with bottom of the line groupset is considerably faster over the same ride segments as my much more expensive and lighter and ultegra geared "Good" bike? I am a novice, on my only 2nd season riding, so I have relatively few resources to bounce my queries off of. Thanks for any insights... this sure is crazy! (Repost from /r/bicycling)

cycling
09. Oktober, 23:39 Uhr

Here is my original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/cycling/comments/1x30n3/this_is_why_you_need_to_make_sure_your_saddle_is/ Now it's 2 yrs later. About a year after I posted the story above my structure started to return. This year it got worse to the point that I realized I needed to do something about it. Last week I had a urethroplasty surgery. This involves cutting open at the base of the scrotum (basically the taint area) and removing the scared section of urethra. Then skin from inside my mouth in my right cheek was harvested to create a new section of urethra. Now I'm sitting here hooped up on pain meds waddling around like a cowboy. I've got a tube coming out of my penis so I can pee into a bag for the next 3 weeks. I used to think that saddles were just touchy and you had to get used to them and toughen up. In my case I was wrong. This is an injury commonly caused by bicycle seats and straddle injuries like coming down on the top tube. This injury is also common in skateboarders because they often get straddle injuries from landing on poles. Just wanted to follow up and answer any question anyone may have.

cycling
30. Januar, 19:42 Uhr

See: http://deadspin.com/cyclist-caught-using-illegal-motor-in-bike-1756145163?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

cycling
07. Mai, 03:02 Uhr

I rode in the Shiner GASP yesterday from Austin to Shiner, TX. It was very difficult, but holy cow, it was awesome. By mile 75, I thought I was done. At 81, I had to take a quick break, and conked out for about 15 minutes in the shade. After that though, I picked it back up and finished strong! Overall, I broke 7 hours, coming in at 6:54 door-to-door. Dammit, I love cycling. I’ve got the bug.

cycling
25. Oktober, 19:28 Uhr

[Relive.cc](http://www.relive.cc) is a nifty free service that produces short video visualizations of your rides using Google Earth and your track data from Strava (here's an [example](https://www.relive.cc/view/754197984)). Currently the visualizations show points for your max HR and max speed, but they're thinking about adding other data elements like Strava segments, max power, etc. Disclaimer: just a happy user, not affiliated with them otherwise.

cycling
18. Oktober, 10:31 Uhr

Just bought a road bike and got out on the roads for the first time since I was a kid. I really enjoyed it, but I've got a few questions - would love to hear from other redditors. 1. My arse is pretty sore after sitting on the hard saddle - will this get easier over time? 2. On the flats and downhill I found the biggest gear too easy - is this normal? 3. Traffic is terrifying - does this get easier over time too? Cheers

cycling
30. Oktober, 03:40 Uhr

hey all! Back in August I was cycling through Acadia National Park with my fiance, who lives up there. We went up Cadillac Mountain to watch sunrise, and on the way down a little too much wind and a little too much speed knocked me off balance and I shattered my collarbone. and I mean shattered...like into 8 pieces. A metal plate, 9 screws later, and 2 months of recovery and I'm finally cleared to be back on my bike. I'm excited but a little reluctant to be back on the road; any suggestions for getting back out there after a big crash?

cycling
14. November, 17:59 Uhr

Someone stretched barbed wire across a trail. Fortunately the guy wasn't killed. Hopefully the person responsible gets caught, but just remember to always keep an eye out, there are some sick people in this world. Also, don't ride alone if possible, or at least let someone know where you'll be and for how long. [Article](http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/barbed-wire-stretched-across-bike-12170972)

cycling
29. Dezember, 13:31 Uhr

http://www.france24.com/en/20151229-germany-gives-green-light-bicycle-highways Any other nice long stretches of cycle path around the world where a body can go head down all day without having to stop... or at least with a low probability of needing to stop, which would say rule out cycle paths along side roads where you have to stop at every junction and in which case you may as well use the road. For example I used to enjoy the Lincoln to Boston path when I lived there.

cycling
01. Januar, 18:37 Uhr

Hi, This summer I cycled 2.747km (1.707 miles) from Dresden, Germany to Nice in France on my loaded touring bike crossing the 10 highest passes of the Alps accumulating over 45.000m of altitude. My newest video summarizes my journey. I promise it won't be boring :) I hope you like it. Tell me what you think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6jrMqo2L2U

cycling
02. Januar, 21:44 Uhr

I'm pretty conscious about it when I'm not on the bike. I stare at my stem like it's going to run off if I let it out of my sight while I'm riding and miss things coming up in the road a lot. I've had a few pinch flats from hitting holes or rocks, luckily nothing worse... yet, except almost falling in a huge hole from road construction. I try to remember too keep my head up and scanning but it drifts back to the stem as my mind clears. One of the riders in the group I occasionally ride in will only call me Froome now. Also, this made me laugh, found it while trying to remember his first name http://chrisfroomelookingatstems.tumblr.com/ I would take whatever curse it is he has willingly if I was as fast as him.

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