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cycling
08. März, 14:16 Uhr

I was just wondering what is the motivation for you guys to get on the bike. I find that usually for me it's to temporarily calm down my anxiety and so I find biking long distance to be more of a meditation. Everything else like physical health is secondary.

cycling
10. März, 06:45 Uhr

i just race my first crit this morning ROADBIKE, and bruh they just DROPPED me in 1st lap they're so fast i can't bridge the gap. I also use my $200 bike or 10k pesos and my rubber shoes. Im a new cyclist and wanted to try to join a race to know where my fitness is and nooow i know LOL! Can someone give me tips on how to train and be fast so i can join na newbie peloton and not get drop. Im from Philippines btw

cycling
23. März, 21:03 Uhr

Many people have asked me how I got into cycling and why I can cycle around despite my accident. Well the truth is cycling has become a positive outlet for me. ​ It may sound crazy to some but after my bike accident the one thing that still keeps me positive even in the worse of times is cycling. Not only does it keep my positive but it also is a healthy stress reliever. [https://youtu.be/dH41sZJEpXI](https://youtu.be/dH41sZJEpXI)

cycling
12. März, 00:16 Uhr

He has retired from cycling following a knee replacement. He built this bike and meticulously maintained it through about 15 years of regular use. It's a huge upgrade for me and I'm very excited and grateful. https://imgur.com/a/Mm7GyvQ

cycling
21. März, 17:48 Uhr

To all of you commuters and cruisers and what have you's, I want to remind you to always be on your guard. I was on my short 3 mile commute home last night, within 4 blocks of my house, when I was forced off my bike by a couple teenage punks. I wasn't sure if they wanted to rob me of my bag or bike, or just mess with me, so I tried my best to separate myself from them with my bike as a barricade. Eventually they surrounded me, one pulled a knife, the other hurled a heavy traffic cone at me, but then I guess they got spooked and ran off. ​ Needless to say I was scared shitless. I made it to my house and called the police, some officers and detectives came out to the scene and took my report, found some security cameras in the area and said they would thoroughly investigate the incident. ​ I understand I didn't take the best actions in the situation, but I think considering they never really said what they wanted and were just f'ing with me, I thought I should put up a fight. After this, I plan on attaching a pouch of mace onto my frame or bars, and parring down the items I carry in my bag. ​ Has anyone else found themselves in a similar situation?

cycling
11. April, 10:17 Uhr

I just started riding on the road 5 days ago. I discovered I can only ride up hill, no matter the gradient, for a maximum of 15-20 seconds. My thighs just start to burn and tire. I was wondering if this burn ever stops?

cycling
17. März, 02:28 Uhr

I’ve been cycling casually for the past 3 years, doing 3-4 races per year, ranging from 40-100 miles. I really enjoy the endurance aspect, and it’s one thing that is bearable in the Texas summer heat. I bought a Trek 1220 from a pawn shop as a low entry way to get into cycling. It’s an aluminum body, mid-1990s model, which works fine for what I’ve used it for: exercise. Now that I’m starting to enjoy cycling more, I’m always thinking about upgrading. However, I’m reluctant to look at another bike because I have no clue what I’m looking for or what makes sense given my experience. The learning curve seems steep. How did you learn about all the stuff about bikes? I’ve tried searching for buying guides, but most of what I find seems to be geared toward more advanced riders. I just want some practical advice for what I’d get out of an upgrade. When does a power meter make sense? Would I benefit from carbon fiber wheels? Or frame? What upgrades make sense given my background? What’s the deal with tubeless tires? Does any of this really make a difference, or should I just keep what’s working? I’m up for upgrading if it would mean more enjoyment for the sport, better exercise, etc. For what its worth, I have no interest in working on my own bike. Cycling is a stress relief for me, and trying to be my own bike mechanic is not something I have interest in / would be good at. One more note, two of my LBSs went out of business recently, so I need to find a new one.

cycling
24. März, 21:52 Uhr

I run about 80-100 miles a month and am looking to bring that number down in exchange for miles cycling. My goal is to be the absolute best athlete I can be (do not mind challenging myself to the limits). That being said I have two questions: 1. I just bought a Trek fx1 Hybrid, size large. Is this a good entry level bike for my aspirations? I went to a local bike shop (VERY highly rated) and the salesmen was extremely helpful. Took the time to explain everything. Paid $470 after tax and a kickstand addition. Didnt want to spend much more for my first foray into this. 2. What is a good cross train plan that I can begin with that can taper up in rigor over time. Maybe one that you have followed that's worked? Thank you guys!!!

cycling
18. März, 23:03 Uhr

Hi everyone! I'm looking at ways of encouraging more people to cycle, and would love to know your motivations and reasons for cycling. What's the main reason you cycle? What do you value about cycling? ​ If you have 3 minutes, I created this really short survey - any answers you can give would be really helpful. [https://goo.gl/forms/wDt396SmbN2jmoO62](https://goo.gl/forms/wDt396SmbN2jmoO62) I can share the results back here after if you're interested! EDIT: This is a side project I'm working on, I'm not a company or a market researcher or something else! I don't know what form the project will take yet, but I'd like to build something digital to encourage/motivate people to cycle. As I said I will share the result after, and also I'm going to try and dig out any particularly interesting insights and share them too. For anyone that answered, thank you! And for anyone who didn't want to, that's no problem!

cycling
17. April, 03:46 Uhr

Latest episode of Black-ish was very not woke when they wrote a gag about how they like to swerve just to scare cyclists. Anyone else see it? Did it infuriate anyone else as much as me? Yeah, they were just talking about things that made them less-than-perfect, like eating meat or listening to certain music, but damn. I just don’t think they compare, particularly when an intentional close pass can easily go wrong. If I thought anyone who mattered would see it, I’d consider writing and complaining. But instead I’m just going to vent here.

cycling
09. April, 00:16 Uhr

Moved to Denver last fall and didn’t get any riding in till recently. Rode from SE Aurora on piney creek trail to cherry creek park tonight, hit some monster gnat clouds on the way to the point that they were pinging off my glasses. This a normal thing year round here??

cycling
29. März, 12:58 Uhr

Don't get me wrong. I don't have anything against them. The question was not meant to target a certain race or gender. It's more around curiosity and what I have seen while cycling in Canada and joining clubs. So I was wondering if you guys think the same and why that is the case in terms of gender, race and age. Also how can we, as cyclist, promote this amazing sport to other peeps. Ps my goal for this year is to get my wife into it. Edit: I am not sure why I am being downvoted on this since the question is purely from a curiosity stand point rather than targeting a certain race, demo or gender. Also I have a blast hanging out with the biking group regardless of who or what they are as long as we drool over bikes the entire time and enjoy each others company

cycling
04. April, 01:25 Uhr

I just got back from my first ride of the year and everything between my legs is going to be sore tomorrow. I ride a road bike and mostly rode casually last year but this year I'm training for two adventure triathlons and will be putting in some significant mileage. Looking for advice on underwear, padded shorts, maybe a different saddle? Or any other advice for a cycling sister. Thanks!

cycling
24. Juli, 05:28 Uhr

So I keep my bike parked in the underground garage in my apartment building. You can't get into the garage without a remote for the gate, or a key to the building. The other day I get home from the store and I see that the front wheel had been removed from my bike and placed next to it. I know I didn't do that because why would I take the wheel off my bike for no reason? Anyway, upon closer inspection, it turns out that the wheel that's leaning on my bike is actually not my wheel, but a different wheel. Now there is nothing wrong with this wheel. It's flat, but not because of a puncture. It literally just needed to be reinflated. So basically, some random person gained access to my garage specifically to trade wheels with me. I'm not really mad because I can still ride my bike. I'm mostly just confused. There isn't a point to this post, just felt like sharing. Anyone else experience a weird bike related crime like this?

cycling
27. Februar, 20:48 Uhr

You guys were a ton of help on helping me choose my first road bike. After long debating and testing. I went with a trek emonda sl6. Which ended up being perfect for my budget and amazing fit. The bike is amazing and a huge upgrade from my 2009 kona firemountain. Couldn't be happier. Also ty all of you recommending mtb shoes/pedal. They are awesome, and also lucked out as well because they happen to clip in my stationary bike.

cycling
03. Juli, 03:13 Uhr

Link to the article http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/cyclist-hater-ben-smith-jailed-for-more-than-five-years-over-death-of-steve-jarvie/news-story/fd2deac1513db13c849818eb7e5cf25f

cycling
08. April, 23:22 Uhr

Died after suffering cardiac arrest during the Paris-Roubaix road race. Rest in Peace. [Article](https://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2018/0408/953007-belgian-cyclist-michael-goolaerts-23-passes-away/)

cycling
28. Dezember, 09:59 Uhr

I've been riding my hybrid bike for a while now and have been experiencing some numbness around my sensitive area whenever I get off the saddle. If I'm sitting flat on my butt, with my back straight up and hands off the bar, when I bend down to grab the bar, should I be bending around the 'butt' joint? This places my weight forward away from what I think are my sit bones and adding pressure to the sensitive areas, but keeps my entire spine straight. Or should I be bending the lower back, while keeping my butt in the same position as when sitting up straight? This seems like the correct way, but I'm not sure.

cycling
02. April, 04:43 Uhr

I'm a beginner mountain biker. I currently have a specialized bike that I enjoy but am looking to upgrade because the frame is a size to small. I want to put my body to the test and sign up for this cool bike race in my city filled with camping and what will be a chill group of people. The race is in August, so 4.5 months away. I've been looking into buying a new beginner bike for a while now and this gives me the perfect opportunity I think. I've only ever biked 10-15km before though in one day. I have walked 30km in one day though and have done a constant 5+hours of walking in one day too. I think my body can handle it or has a good chance with a ton of extra training. In your expert opinion is it do-able to do this race? Its ~235km over 3 days. 90km the first day, 80 then 65for the last. Is 4.5 months enough to train? How do I train for something like this? The website says its for immediate cyclists and thats definitely not me but I always say to myself I love the outdoors and cycling and for once this is something that gets me so pumped to sign up for. Advice? How would I train for this?

cycling
13. April, 05:24 Uhr

Just got in a hit and run two hours ago and I'm still shaken by it. My bicycle was a total lost. The driver run a red light and didn't even stop, and just sped away. As a broke college student, my road bike was all I had. I've only gotten the bike six months ago, and I had to work two jobs and be a full time student. My bicycle was my only motivation at the time, getting me through that hellish semester, and decided to reward myself after doing somewhat good that semester with a diamondback century 1. I've done at least four century and climb mountains on my diamondback. I take it everywhere from school to doing simple errands. Sorry to vent. I'm not sure what to do at the moment. Should I file a police report? Should I spend my last remaining 200$ to buy a Walmart bicycle? Update: I would like to thank everyone who took their time to give advice. I really do appreciate your kind words. I went to the doctor, and everything seems to be in order, I just have to keep a look out for a few days if anything starts to hurt. The accident took place in California, LA. I filed a police report, and they said they would contact me in a few day. As of right now, I'm in the process of looking for another job, to be able to afford a better alternative to a Walmart bike. Also, keeping my eyes opened on CL bikes as well. The only insurance that I have right now is medical.

cycling
26. Januar, 21:57 Uhr

I've heard people say "I just look to see if there's someone in the driver's seat." For that to work you would need to be 100% sure that you see an empty driver's seat in each car *before* you commit yourself to riding past that car, and there are too many ways that can go sideways: Tinted windows Mirrored windows Fogged windows Sun, or bright sky, reflecting off glass Short driver Tall head rest Driver bending down to pick up something off the floor while opening door Back seat full of boxes If you have any doubt at all about whether or not the driver's seat is empty your options are: hit the brakes hard; swerve out into traffic (which you don't want to do if there's a car there); take the chance. Most people will take the chance. I was thinking about this while riding today so I started looking at parked cars and asking myself "Do I know without a doubt that there is no one in that car?" I was sure of *maybe* 1 in 5. Those are very poor odds.

cycling
31. Juli, 09:34 Uhr

http://philthethrill.net/the-new-rules-of-cycling-aka-philuminati/ These are pretty awesome

cycling
15. April, 03:06 Uhr

Right now I have a little kit with a few gel packets, a tube patch kit and a co2 inflator for when I bump into a stranded cyclist. Would you add anything different?

cycling
19. Dezember, 15:53 Uhr

When in university I cycled everywhere, classes, library, youth club, gym. The campus was sprawled, which helped. Plus, it was green and free of much pollution. Now, I work two jobs in an industrial town/expanding city. The air is heavy with smog in winter and dry vehicular dust in summer. Waking up early is a slight issue because I need to wake up and make breakfast and lunch by 6 AM at least, or I'll be late for work. Two hours from 4-6 downtime in the evening and then am back on the evening duty till about 9 at night. I live far from both places. A motorcycle is all I have to depend on as public transport wanes after 8 (no train). I've been sleeping 5 hours a night for seven months now. Also, Ive become a beer-a-day guy and the belly is beginning to give that truth away. How do the busy and poor folk among us here manage? How

cycling
24. Dezember, 17:06 Uhr

[Check out the stats and my bike!](https://imgur.com/a/FmZsi) Thanks to browsing /r/cycling I was able to hop on a bike after suffering terrible shin splints from running. By adding riding into the mix I was able to ride 549 miles this year, starting on a shitty commuter bike and then finally upgrading to a Giant road bike. I ended up with 387 miles on the year. My math was to divide the 549 miles riding by 3 (in my mind 3 miles on the bike was about 1 mile of running) and then add that number to whatever I ran for the year.

cycling
13. Februar, 23:03 Uhr

In my search for a new (road) bicycle, I'm evaluating lots of different factors. I want to kill two birds with one stone by riding my bike to work three days a week. It's a 41km flat ride and it seems to be by far the most time-efficient way of training whilst working a full time job, plus spending 2 hours train every day. I will settle for an alu frame. For the same, money saving reasons, I will likely go for a model with the 105 group rather than the initial plans on going for ultegra. Aero is not an option either because it'll lose a lot of its purpose when I mount a frame pack to the bike. I'm hesitating to go either for an endurance or a lightweight. I have understood the differences in theory, and I know that I do pretty well in an aggressive position, but I'm still not sure what would be the wisest buy. Which distance is considered endurance? Are we talking 50k? 100? 200? I want to have a feel for the aesthetics of the bike too, silly as it may sound, and the flatter top tubes just appeal more to me. If it's of interest, the main contenders are: • Cannondale Caad12 105 2017 • Cannondale Caad12 105 Disc 2018 • Cannondale Synapse AL 105 2018 • Koga - Colmaro Road Ultegra Money saved on a cheaper model will be invested in accesories. I'm thankful for your thoughts!

cycling
23. August, 13:07 Uhr

Found out about the details of Vittoria's attempt and challenge through here: https://hvmn.com/the-hour Direct link to Strava challenge: https://www.strava.com/challenges/1051 Hope she breaks it, looks like she's been training hard. Fingers crossed that I'll get that italy trip too ;)

cycling
23. Juni, 21:43 Uhr

Last year I decided to sell my car and get a bike through the cycle to work scheme (UK). I ditched the train and started to commute to work almost every day (living in Scotland through the winter was pretty tough). At the start of the year I spotted an idea in an article to set myself a challenge by attempting to cycle 2018 miles in 2018. Today after a 35 mile trip round Glasgow, my longest ride so far, I hit 1009 miles - the half-way point! My daily commute to work is only 4 miles so during those dark winter months I really thought this was going to be one of those ideas which started with good intentions but would fall away and be forgotten about, I was barley hitting 100 miles a month. But we’ve had such great weather here recently I’ve been out making the most of it and can’t believe I’ve reached this point ahead of schedule! Just need to keep it up while the weather’s good and I think I’ll actually manage this! Cycling has totally changed my life. Besides from my bank balance looking healthier after ditching the car, I feel mentally and physically the best I’ve ever been. Thanks for reading and here’s to the next 1009 miles!

cycling
23. Februar, 21:19 Uhr

Sorry if this is too long, I just wanted to share. Today I had my first crash. I got into cycling last summer when I bought a used carrera tdf. I was hooked instantly riding over 300 miles that summer including an incredible 50 mile ride along the coast. I stopped when winter came gained a ton of weight and lost interest. This past week i got hooked again after getting a new job with no other way to travel the 6 mile round trip. Today though I was stupid, I was running late for work and forgot my helmet (I leave it away from the bike). Coming home I was riding down a hill that ends with a tight corner . I started to break but they were almost completely unresponsive, I caught the kerb which I think reduced my speed a little , before smashing down on my left side, chipping my tooth on the pavement. Iv got road rash up my left arm, leg and hip, my front top tooth is chipped and my bike has suffered some damage. The thing is I couldn't be happier! My first thought when I realised I was going down was how could you be this stupid. I am so lucky, this could have played out a thousand different ways, but I am glad that I crashed. I will never forget my helmet again, I will never forget to check my breaks before a ride and I will always remember this day. Sorry for the long post but it's been an incredible day full of ups and downs and I'm just grateful to be here. Stay safe everyone!

cycling
12. März, 08:25 Uhr

Went out on a group ride yesterday and battled my way to complete the century, but now I’ve got massive amounts of pain in my Achilles, more so on my right leg than left. What could have caused this? My legs feel great, and otherwise I’m feeling good, just struggling with my Achilles. Any thoughts bikeit?

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