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cycling
17. Oktober, 17:17 Uhr

I've never biked more than a few miles, never clipped into a bicycle, and this Saturday will be my first "skills clinic" (practicing clipping in, braking, etc.) before I start training to bike 4500 miles (7000+ km) from Austin, TX to Anchorage, Alaska starting June 1st, 2019. I joined this non-profit due to my passion for the mission (with the hope that I'll love cycling as well) and am intimidated by our ride because of my lack of cycling experience! My team and I have been doing outside training to build our core and leg muscles but I'm worried about injuring my back and knees as I've had issues with them in the past, and am wondering what other cyclists wish that they'd known or practiced before starting to ride regularly. Are there any exercises that you have found particularly helpful in preparing you for short or long rides (we'll be starting very slow, sticking to 10-20 miles at the beginning and building up to 100+ miles in spring 2019), or general suggestions for building strength and speed?? Any advice at all is appreciated, I'm very new to cycling and open to suggestions and tips :) ​ Also, if there is anyone that you would like me to ride for, please let me know and I'd love to take their name and/or story with me to Alaska.

cycling
03. Oktober, 07:22 Uhr

Just 5 mins ago had someone open a car door on me on my way to work. Guy opens door without checking mirror, i had lights and high vis on. All i said was "bloody hell mate that was close" and before i could finish he got out screaming "2 feet" at me and trying to fight me. Very shaken up, any idea what the ape was on about? Is there something about giving a parked car 2 feet? Because that's news to me and also mental.

cycling
11. Oktober, 15:26 Uhr

Sorry for the rant guys but what is it with people being rude to cyclists! I was cycling into work on my normal route. I go through a park which is a shared space, plenty of people cycle through there and I never go over 10mph, especially today as I was battling a headwind. This lady was walking her dogs off their leashes and I was about to go past her so I rang my bell, once, to let her know I was coming. Something I always do, especially if someone has dogs off leashes just in case they need to call them. Well this woman just exploded! "HOW DARE YOU THAT IS SO RUDE I HAVE A HEART CONDITION ITS SO RUDE TO RING YOUR BELL" and on and on she went. I just had to stop cycling and stick up for myself! I very calmly told her that's what bells are for and that I rang it to let her know I was coming. I didn't get a chance to say much more as she kept on walking as I was trying to talk to her. I don't know why but it's really riled me up and now I'm all angry for work. Sucks!

cycling
24. Oktober, 02:26 Uhr

I have been an avid road and mountain biker for a while, and never understood why so many people hated us. Well now I know. ​ This group of 4-5 cyclists in denver on larimer and 27th at a 4 way stop blew through the stop sign at pretty much full speed and made my girlfriend and i abruptly stop on our scooter. I understand this to an extent. I would never do it, but its not the end of the world. Then one of them does the two fingers at his eyes and then at me thing. Like it wasn't 100 fucking percent his fault we almost crashed into each other. I yell at him to stop but honestly I'm glad he didn't. I don't think I could have withheld my rage in a situation like that. He is the reason people hate us. He is the reason people die to enraged motorists every year. The world would be better off without him.

cycling
16. Oktober, 00:31 Uhr

Hey y’all. Shipped my bike from Milwaukee to Seattle via FE Ground. Padded this sucker up and got a box where wiggle room wasn’t even possible. Received a frame looking like it was milled by a CNC machine - my wheel hub threadings absolutely destroyed it. Everything was packaged tight, padded (enough bubble wrap to question my sanity), and even had things taped into place. Cardboard was placed around edges of anything that may resemble a sharp boi to prevent this. It was delivered to my office but no one in my office signed for it, as it was either released by FE or another person in the coworking space took it upon themselves to do so. Not really sure how to post a photo on here since it didn’t look like an option, but my beloved 2012 Kona Zing is pretty much useless now. I was told by LBS and coworkers that the frame really is t suitable for the rough cobblestone hills in Seattle, and that it could definitely present a safety issue. This bike got me through so much in high school and was the main reason I lost most of my weight during that time. It probably never clocked more than 4,000 miles on it, but I did treat him like a friend. Washed, tuned, coddled on a regular basis. Never even let others ride it because of my worry of breaking it. It wasn’t an overly expensive bike, but the parts I put on it would bring the value to around $1500, which was the insurance amount bought for it. I put in a claim the other day to FE and am really nervous that they are just going to give me a run-around. Any advice or experience with these shipping claims would be invaluable to my mentality right now, as it really does feel like I’ve lost a friend that I can’t get back. Best,

cycling
07. Mai, 22:38 Uhr

[Photo of carnage](https://imgur.com/a/oBNDecH) How it happened: * Decided to hop on the "old" bike after couple months off * Set it up on trainer I've used 30+ times * Re-attached sensor * Heard clicking noise while pedaling * Stopped, got off, examined, saw no contact from sensors, adjusted trainer tension * Got back on pedaled up to decent cadence, then faster, then faster, click click BOOM * Carbon fiber everywhere Am I looking at a totally new bike here? How much is this going to cost me? Does Giant do repairs?

cycling
24. Juni, 11:35 Uhr

Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Become a Redditorand subscribe to one of thousands of communities. × 15 16 17 So, I finished my first kinda-sorta bike tour, rode the GAP and the C&O from Pittsburgh to DC. AMA! (self.phillycycling) submitted 1 day ago * by porkchop_d_clown(M) Heavy but Durable :snoo_dealwithit: 4 comments share save report all 4...

cycling
27. November, 20:00 Uhr

Inspired by the "learned how to ride without hands" post, I've been doing that since I was like 6 years old (humble brag?), but on my current road bike, I can't do it. I get the speed wobbles where my front wheel shimmies, even when riding at moderate speeds (15mph and up). It's the first bike I've ever owned that does this. It makes things like adjusting my helmet or glasses, stretching my chest/back, and opening food wrappers impossible. So what causes that? Why this bike, and none before it?

cycling
16. Oktober, 08:32 Uhr

I recently found [a post](https://www.reddit.com/r/cycling/comments/73wz9j/is_there_a_way_to_mount_my_cygolite_metro_under) where [u/vox\_populi](https://www.reddit.com/user/Vox_Populi) mentioned the cygolite helmet mount was go-pro compatible. On a whim I ordered both a k-edge go pro mount and a helmet mount. The suggested solution works! The angle I can point the light down could be a little more, but I think it will be fine. And I can finally rest my obsessive compulsive urge to tidy up my cockpit! Damn, now I remember I still need to shorten my rear hydraulic brake line to stop it chattering in my down tube while riding... Images are at [https://imgur.com/a/b3EgL0L](https://imgur.com/a/b3EgL0L) ​ Sorry if this post doesnt work properly, I'm a 40 something reddit virgin, but had to share! ​

cycling
25. Dezember, 02:48 Uhr

Hey guys been riding for about 8 months now. Working my way up to longer distances. Right now using cheap $25 Amazon cycling shorts. They seem to last pretty good for the first month or so but the Chamois seems to wear out pretty fast and the stitching causes some chafing. I would like to invest in my first good pair and wanted to get some opinions. Was looking at Pearl Izumi Escapes / Louis G and this company called Aero Tech. [Louis Garneau ](https://www.amazon.com/Louis-Garneau-Sensor-Breathable-Compression/dp/B006OYJ4SU/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1545705928&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=cycling+shorts&dpPl=1&dpID=31hjktcDlaL&ref=plSrch) [pearl izumi escape ](https://www.amazon.com/Pearl-iZUMi-Elite-Escape-Shorts/dp/B01HOUZ756/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1545705984&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=cycling+shorts+men+pearl+izumi&dpPl=1&dpID=4115aFVJbFL&ref=plSrch) [aero tech elite ](https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-elite-bike-shorts.html) Thanks!

cycling
22. Dezember, 15:05 Uhr

Take today for example. A (relatively) short trip of 60km, pretty flat the whole time. After an hour of riding I was seriously considering just turning back home. I didn't want to go on. But by about 2.5 hours in, I was going 1.5x the speed of beforehand, on the same gradient, and yet the pain felt pleasant, wasn't overwhelming, and overall, I was just on a roll and loving it. ​ I should note that there were no other differences like wind direction etc. Plus, this happens to me on pretty much ever other ride. Does anyone else experience stuff like this?

cycling
26. Juli, 21:14 Uhr

He's ridden the entire tour with a broken shoulder from a Stage 1 crash. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/american-lawson-craddock-riding-in-tour-de-france-with-broken-shoulder/

cycling
17. Juni, 16:05 Uhr

Solo, 82.2km (51.1mi), 1013m (3323ft) climbed, somehow headwinds all the way despite the ride being a loop! There were 3 cat4 climbs in there (one of them 19% avg if only 100m), and although I'm not anywhere near the top rankers, I made it up them all without stopping. 3hrs 20min - I'm so pleased with myself!!! https://imgur.com/a/zF5tWRa

cycling
25. September, 12:47 Uhr

After nearly the entirety of two seasons and >4500 miles without having to stop to fix a flat, I had an incident this weekend where I *know* my tubeless tires saved my ass. I was riding behind a buddy, *maybe* not paying enough attention, when I get caught off guard by a section of pavement where the edge of the road had broken off due to erosion on the soft shoulder. It made an awful noise as both wheels violently banged and scraped their way through the damaged/missing pavement. It was as violent a pothole incident as I've ever had. As we're going along after that, I do notice my front tire getting mushy. We stop to inspect the damage, and it appears I've punctured the sidewall. I pull out my mini pump and add some air, lean the bike over a bit so the sealant can get at the hole and spin the wheel. It starts pissing sealant, and I think maybe it's not going to work this time, and I'm thinking about the messy process of dumping my sealant and installing a tube for the first time. But after a few revolutions and maybe 1/4 oz of sealant on the ground ... It seals! I didn't even need to add more air! If I were using tubes, I *know* that would have been a double flat. Instead, just 5 minutes on the side of the road and a bit of work with the mini pump, I completed the remaining 25 miles without incident and commuted to work on them again today. I've definitely had punctures with my tubeless in the past ... only to be discovered at the end of a ride due to the fine coating of sealant on the frame. But this is the first time I know I was saved from a catastrophic tire failure and an extended pitstop to fix two flats, and borrow a tube, since I usually only carry one. Add to the fact that I'm basically puncture proof, these tires are comfortable as hell because I can run them pretty soft AND they [perform as well as any other top-tier tire](https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews) which mostly would be far more delicate than these. Currently running 25c Mavic Yksion UST and OrangeSeal. I used Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless last season ... also in 25C with OrangeSeal.

cycling
21. Oktober, 22:51 Uhr

a few winters ago I saw a guy wearing a normal looking street hoodie that had cycling pockets on the back. Anyone know who makes jackets like that?

cycling
14. Mai, 19:42 Uhr

On Saturday, my wife and I decided to go on our first century ride in Texas Hill Country. After 7 hours and 30 mins in 90F Texas heat, 102.5 miles on the saddle, 17mph headwind and 3,652ft of elevation gain, we enjoyed the best 2 beers we've ever tasted in our lives. It was tough but absolutely worth it. Cheers to new adventures and challenges. [Strava route!](https://imgur.com/sOgIn2S) *Route included these small beautiful towns: Columbus, Fayetteville, Roznov, Round Top, Shelby, Willow Spring, Rockhouse, Frelsburg, Mentz, New Ulm, Bernardo, Ramsey, Alleyton and back to Columbus*

cycling
26. Oktober, 00:44 Uhr

Pretty sure this will get downvoted to oblivion for whatever reason but here goes nothing: It's been a couple months since the fall on my road bike that scared the living shit out of me. Going downhill about 30 mph and went flying off my bike like a damn slingshot only for the bike to come back and hit me in the face on the way down. Since then I tried to get over it. Started cycling again about a month ago and honestly descents don't feel the same to me anymore. I find myself more nervous and tense. When I descend now I find myself braking gently. All my rides are solo. It's kinda hard to motivate myself again but I force myself to get back on the horse. I don't want to give up cycling and let one awful crash put a bad taste in my mouth so early. What should I do to regain confidence? Sucks because I went from downhill being my favorite to extreme discomfort. I've been trying to re-acclimate myself by practicing shorter descents. Where I live its pretty much all hills over here so they're basically unavoidable. Any help is appreciated.

cycling
21. Oktober, 17:32 Uhr

When I go on a ride, I start out feeling a little sluggish and within 20 minutes I start to experience the feeling of bonking and feel the need for sugar very badly even if I had a good meal not so long ago. I noticed that after when I get the early bonking feeling, after taking a little break and drinking some water, I gradually start feeling better till I'm pedaling at high effort with little fatigue at all and after that would go 5 hrs without eating anything with no trouble.

cycling
23. November, 11:54 Uhr

Been looking for a Tacx Vortex for a few months and waited until black Friday to see if anywhere did any deals. I just found out [Tacx](https://tacx.com/black-friday-2018/) has 40% off the Bushido and Vortex. Thought I'd post it here in case others were looking for the best deal.

cycling
13. Januar, 22:30 Uhr

This is my 1st post to this group so ignore or please bare with me... I'm 47 this year and after the last several years of declining mileage I've signed up for the MMM ride in June. Between injuries to both knees a number of times, being the sports parent and just falling prey to bad habits and laziness I don't think I've averages more than 200km a year for the last couple of years. I did the MMM in its inaugural ride and just threw out the tee last fall. The ride jersey had to be cut from me after I got hit by a suv 4 years ago on a ride. Anyway, my friends and family don't ride but my wife supports me in this which is good. I have a trainer that I'm planning to go 1hr a day ramping up to several hours until the weather breaks then I can hit the escarpment here in Hamilton to prep for the hills. I'm just hoping that by saying it, I can start to stick to it. Thanks all. Have a great day. Edit:. Thank you for the ideas the wishes for luck. I appreciate it.

cycling
20. Februar, 10:51 Uhr

Hi, hi all I prepared a beginner bicycle touring guide video. It is about 5 main rules (mistakes) about bicycle touring and all from my own experiences Hopefully it is gonna be useful for you especially for beginners. [https://youtu.be/4U6AUhxrgdY](https://youtu.be/4U6AUhxrgdY)

cycling
27. November, 06:56 Uhr

That's some fun stuff people. Finally got that gliding, balancing feeling I get from surfing haha

cycling
26. Oktober, 16:13 Uhr

I'm planning on buying a new hardtail next year. I've done a little singletrack riding this year using rentals/loaner bikes. Since this is my first bike, I'm looking at an entry level bike (around $700). Without obsessing over specs/parts too much, I did notice that Giant bikes offered really good specs that any other brands in a price range. The [Giant Talon 2](https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/talon-2) comes with Deore and Alivio derailleurs while the [Specialized Pitch Comp](https://www.specialized.com/us/en/mens-pitch-comp/p/154411?color=236262-154411) comes with Altus. The Trek Marlin 6 has a similar story and so do Cannondale, Raleigh, Felt, Kona bikes around that price. Some of the other parts also are higher spec-ed on Giant bikes (an observation even on costlier and other FS bikes). Is there any reason for this? Does Giant simply want to give you better components for your money? Can the frames be inferior to offset its cost with the rest of the stuff? I have personally loved the Talon 2, Pitch and Rockhopper. They feel solid and I'm probably going to buy one of these. I'm open to other suggestions in this range too!

cycling
06. November, 17:35 Uhr

I did my first cycle to and from work today and I am absolutely buzzing. I am a 32 yr old dad of 3 little girls and I want to give them my best years so I need to do something to shift the dad bod!!! I got a Voodoo Nakisi gravel bike on cycle to work and I am very pleased with it so far. My commute is only about 5km there and back again but I feel absolutely on top of the world for getting that hurdle over and done with. Cycling in the traffic wasn’t too bad and although cycling home into a strong headwind I made it home in good time. Like the title says. Buzzing

cycling
16. Januar, 21:36 Uhr

ASE, the owner of one of the world's oldest bike brands, Fuji, and it's assets are up on the auction block today. I hope that a Japanese company buys them.

cycling
25. Oktober, 15:37 Uhr

So I had a bit of a run in with a motorist on my morning commute today. He started honking behind me at a stop light.. Pulled next to me, screaming continues saying I’m in two lanes, don’t have the right reflective gear on (False). Now I have to admit, I need to work on my temper. I think it’s the honking that scares me, then that turns into anger or a reaction. How does everyone here deal with motorists who go out of their way to harass you? The obvious answer is to shut your mouth as they’re in a multi ton vehicle and I’m on a 17 pound bicycle. But generally curious on how everyone handles these situations. Do you just ignore? An argument can turn deadly quickly, I am aware.. You never know who pulled next to you!

cycling
17. November, 05:48 Uhr

http://imgur.com/gReakaZ Used 26" studded tires, 10km commute took one hour. Normally takes 30 min without snow. Vintage bianchi mountain bike

cycling
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cycling
14. November, 20:13 Uhr

Scared the shit out of me. I was making a right turn, and after I did, I realized I almost hit the guy after he passed right in front of my car just before I turned. I never saw him. Period. Like he wasn't there. He was right in front of me, a few feet away and my brain was on auto pilot apparently, and it seems my auto pilot brain is only looking for cars unlike the usual situation when I'm specifically looking for cyclists. It was pure luck that I didn't hit him and turned two seconds after he passed instead of turning right into him. The dumbass wasn't wearing a helmet, either. Freaked me the fuck out. He had no idea. Second time in about a year I almost hit a cyclist, although the first time it was entirely his fault (and he got pulled over by a cop for it, much to my delight). I often make the assumption a driver sees me when he's looking my way. Today I demonstrated to myself the assumption is wrong and can cost me my life. Make eye contact with drivers when you're on your bike, people. The fact that they're looking at you doesn't mean they see you.

cycling
13. November, 18:16 Uhr

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/11/power-meter-buyers-2018.html

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