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cycling
11. April, 22:38 Uhr

Looking at Strava to see the difference between your last ride of the fall and first ride of the spring is something I do not recommend. Also, my ass is broken. Time to get some rule 5 into my life

cycling
10. Juli, 07:12 Uhr

I'm riding 200-250mpw at the moment, so I degrease and clean my bike once or twice a week. My routine is: spray degreaser on chain, cassette, and chainrings, wash rest of bike with warm soapy water, wash drivetrain, dry it, then apply dry lube to chain rollers. Leave overnight/few hours then wipe off excess on the chain with a clean cloth. Should I do anything between cleans? Maybe a quick wipe of the chain to get rid of the dirt? The chain gets dirty quite quickly. What's your routine?

cycling
21. Juni, 11:35 Uhr

So I’m riding my usual road home from a 20 mile week route. It’s a pretty busy street but it’s smooth and it’s still bright outside, plus I’m going more like 25mph so it’s not too bad. Anyway I’m riding as close to the curb as to where I’m still visible to drivers but not obstructing anything (even though legally I could take the lane). This dumbass driving a new Dodge Challenger passes me super closely, THEN he decides to come back for more. He brakes, then guns it as hard as he can right in front of my face, blasting rubber and exhaust at me. That happens all the time here in Houston with dumb drivers so I’m used to it (sadly), but the next part pissed me off even more. He saw me start to go faster because there was a light coming up that I wanted to confront him at. I wasn’t gonna be aggressive, just genuinely wanted to know why he did it. Well, he continues gunning it and almost hits a car while he makes the fastest right turn of his life TO ESCAPE TALKING TO ME. Next time you’re gonna almost hit me then rub it in my face, at least confront me about it.

cycling
31. Dezember, 13:18 Uhr

Hello fellow cyclists. I've created a mobile app that simply helps in custom bike builds. The app is free for download on google play. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yurreka.bikebuilderapp . A website version is also available here http://bikebuilder.yurreka.com/ .

cycling
04. Juli, 11:44 Uhr

I want to do my own little TdF challenge: ride every day of the tour but what else? Ride a percentage of the Tour's daily mileage? A percentage of the elevation gain? Does anyone have their own challenge that they can share and that I might rip off?

cycling
15. Januar, 00:57 Uhr

WTF is wrong with some people? Out for a ride today and someone threw a glass beer bottle at me from a moving car along with a load of abuse. I have absolutely no idea why. It smashed and went everywhere. This was outside a school with loads of kids around! Riding in cities sucks! How the hell do you avoid situations like this?

cycling
07. Juli, 00:15 Uhr

Hi all, I have come to love this reddit and look forward to checking in every day. Because I love you all, I want to share some advice. Don’t eat 2 big bowlfulls of pasta and two ice cream cones right before going on a ride. You might not perform well. That is all.

cycling
21. Juli, 21:47 Uhr

I'm having hard time distinguishing the two.

cycling
28. Mai, 20:41 Uhr

Just wanted to share on Reddit because none of my friends IRL cycle :) 100 miles in 6 hours (5:59:45, not counting a few water breaks). I'm still a relative newb to cycling - started roughly in June last year, but I usually only cycled once a week, and for a few months from November - February I literally didn't ride at all (was focused instead on marathon training). Nevertheless I've always wanted to do a Century ride... I've knocked out a few metric centuries before, and over the past couple months I've been getting back into cycling, so I wanted to attempt my first 100 miler before the weather got *too* hot in Houston. I actually attempted a Century a few weeks ago, but conked out because I started too late (at 7 AM) and by noon temps were already in the low 90s. Made it 70 miles (which was my distance record at the time) before calling it quits - I wasn't gonna last 30 more miles in those conditions. I also didn't pack enough food (only 2 peanut butter sandwiches) Learning from my first failure - I started this attempt at 5 AM and packed 2 bananas and 3 pb sandwiches (only ate 2 of them though). This attempt went *a lot* better, and thankfully the weather only peaked at about 88 when I finished around 11:30. I stopped a few times at gas stations/Starbucks to buy more water. Anyways, yeah. Kinda rambling but just wanted to let someone know. I'm super happy that I proved to myself I could do it! I'd like to do an actual race sometime, rather than just a training ride, but will probably wait until the end of the year when it's much cooler before signing up for one.

cycling
29. Juli, 23:38 Uhr

Have a Trek Madone 2.1. Great bike but looking for a more relaxed geometry, carbon and disc. Trek Domane SL 5 disc. I think it’s going to be a nice upgrade! [bike](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf6zzjJ4Vu8)

cycling
17. Juli, 10:25 Uhr

I am only a hobbyist (I'm confident I ride much less than most of you here) but I do like to analyse and visualise my rides' stats on Strava, Garmin Connect or other tools. However, I have noticed that **most of these tools are mostly about visualisation and very descriptive statistics**. I have the feeling none of them really give tools on identifying what you should improve (e.g. sustaining power for longer, how a ride was better/worse than a previous one,...). As I am well-versed in data analytics/statistics, I decided to explore a bit which additional information or performance metrics we could extract from one or several GPX files (the ones you get from tracking devices). I started to come up with some performance indicators which I think could be helpful, as this one: https://i.imgur.com/gCnXkfc.png It shows in which parts of the ride you did well or badly in function of parameters such as the grade of the road. Sections in blue show I was doing relatively well while sections in red that I was doing comparatively worse. Knowing how the ride went, it all seems to make sense (in this case, performance is mostly explained by roads vs rocky track but some other regions are interesting to analyse, e.g. end of long slopes). I believe such approaches can be of interest to frequent riders, in particular when you start analysing several rides at the same time (e.g. did you do as well climbing on a 10% grade this time when compared to last time,...). Therefore, here are few questions to trigger some discussion about the topic. * Do you think there is currently a lack of advanced analytics tools for cycling? If not, which tools are you using? (The best I found so far is StravistiX but I still think it is mostly descriptive). * If so, what is something you would really like to have access to? * What metrics do you generally use to analyse a ride or your overall performance? * Do you have any great resource to share about cycling analytics? (I have read a few but might have missed important pieces) I am also **looking to test my current methods with more data**. If you are curious and are willing to share some of your gpx files, that would be great. In exchange, I would of course share with you any significant output/learnings I could get from it. Ideally that would be for reasonably long rides (at least 20k), on road only, optionally with power data. More generally, if you'd like to discuss more about the topic, just say something, I'm happy to hear any opinion.

cycling
06. Juni, 15:44 Uhr

Hey r/cycling! 6 months ago, in the middle of a casual bike ride, I convinced my husband to ride a century with me. We made ourselves promise not to indulge our worst habit, however, which is deciding on a random new hobby and sinking TONS of money in to it only to find that we don't really care for it in the long term. So our plan was to train for and ride the century on the bikes we already own. We kicked butt for 6 months and finished 100 miles in 7 hours and 12 minutes riding Cannondale Trail 7s (though we did trade out our mountain tires for slick road tires). Now we're hooked and have plans for another century and a few multi day rides. While I am incredibly proud of us getting through on our mountain bikes, the finally 30 miles were brutal and I have no desire to do that distance on a mountain bike again. So I'm turning to the experts. I would like to find something more road friendly but with the ability to put some bags on for multi day rides or even just a long ride to the beach for the day. The bikes we have now are limited in speed by their gearing, I'd like to find something a bit more aggressive so that WE are the limiting factor. We are still very much as beginners and we're not looking to win any races so I don't think this is a terribly tall order. In a perfect world, the bike would be less than $1500. Thoughts? Also, thank you! I've spent a lot of time reading posts here and thanks to you all, I think we nailed the nutrition, hydration, and training aspects pretty well for our first time out. We're gonna make some tweaks in training moving forward but I am so grateful for all the information here.

cycling
08. Juni, 14:48 Uhr

I was in the bike lane and got hit by a truck this morning. Police came, paramedics checked me out, and I have the driver's info, the case # from the police, etc. Besides taking my bike into a bike shop to be thoroughly looked over, and starting a claim with their insurance company, what should I do? I wasn't seriously injured, so do I need a lawyer for anything?

cycling
01. Oktober, 04:25 Uhr

A month and a half ago I was hit and seriously injured by a car that rolled a left turn light when I had right of way. Physically I still have probably 2-3 months before I could physically ride again but mentally I don't know if I'll ever be able to ride around traffic again. My city had the third most deaths per capita in the US in 2015 and this year we've already had a few deaths and many accidents. The city is expanding infrastructure but they don't always do it in a way that makes sense ([Example](https://www.reddit.com/r/bikecommuting/comments/8diqvq/las_vegas_bike_lane_of_death/)) and they have more infrastructure planned that doesn't make sense, like this [bike lane](https://imgur.com/a/3tXpB5L) that is situated in pedestrian walking and public transportation loading/unloading space and in a place that cars will definitely pull out in to leave parking lots. I attended the hearings for the bike lane construction but I feel as though my complaints were ignored by the regional transport commision, the presenter just kind of nodded and said we'll look into it without actually writing anything down. I guess this is also kind of a rant, but I'm not sure where to even begin with trying to change things.

cycling
03. Februar, 11:22 Uhr

So I cycle on average about 25km a day. On weekend I go on longer trips. I do not have a bike and avoid public transpiration, so I always use my bike. Pics: https://i.imgur.com/0WMwzP6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ICrkKA8.jpg After more than a year's worth of daily usage, my shifting cable snapped, so I took to the shop! The dude was genuinely mad at me for riding my bike in such state! The disk brakes were completely worn out (metal on metal) pic: https://i.imgur.com/otKdGGI.jpg I did not realize that this has happened, because the braking was working fine! He used a chain checker and showed me how extended my chain was! I had no idea! I thought everything was fine, since my bike is a year old. I just had some problems shifting but did not think much of it. And then he told me that I fucked my front and back sprockets because I used my chain for so long. Pic: https://i.imgur.com/AQVSrxz.jpg It does not look bad to me, what is wrong with it? what would have happened if I just continued using my bike? I could still use my components further.. He is charging me more than 200 euros to replace the drive train and brake pads. Did I get ripped off? How can I avoid this in the future and what have I done wrong? Thank you fellow cyclists

cycling
02. Juni, 21:59 Uhr

Currently I ride a BTWIN Triban 500 from a French store called Decathlon. It cost me under $300. It weighs around 10Kg. On the flat, I can average 16mph for 2 hours on this thing. I still feel like I could be fitter as a rider, I’m 6’4” and 85Kg. If I was to purchase a $2,000 all carbon bike, would I be overawed by the difference it would make to my rides?

cycling
17. Juni, 21:07 Uhr

100.4 miles. It poured, it was a little windy, and then it got blazing hot. I finished covered in mud, and it was so much fun! I did the middle 80 miles with a friend, which made it much more fun. I'm not sore at all, just a little sleepy today. My average speed was 10.6mph, and I had an elevation gain of 2,663ft. I know I am very slow, but I'm having fun, so it doesn't bother me too much (: Ready to get a new bike!

cycling
29. Juli, 11:43 Uhr

I spend a lot of my time cycling in the city, and I often get lost. Pulling out my phone every 10 minutes to make sure I'm still heading East kills the battery like crazy, and kills my enjoyment even faster. Does anyone keep a compass on their bike? I am thinking of either getting a big one to attach to my Cateye light mount with [one of these handy things](https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%AD%E3%83%A3%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4-CAT-EYE-%E3%83%98%E3%83%83%E3%83%89%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%88%E7%94%A8%E3%83%96%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B1%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%E3%82%B9%E3%83%9A%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B5%E3%83%BC-5445330/dp/B01N8RAPPL/ref=pd_nav_hcs_rp_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01N8RAPPL&pd_rd_r=f98ab787-c0e2-4f3d-9282-5781dbd91448&pd_rd_w=JrnhX&pd_rd_wg=fVn6l&pf_rd_i=nav-high-confidence-slot&pf_rd_m=AN1VRQENFRJN5&pf_rd_p=7529831642153878937&pf_rd_r=ZG2JSECRC81C1DV3WCCH&pf_rd_s=nav-high-confidence-slot&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=ZG2JSECRC81C1DV3WCCH), or buying [some tiny button compasses](https://www.amazon.co.jp/Outfun-%EF%BC%95%E5%80%8B%E3%82%BB%E3%83%83%E3%83%88-%E3%83%97%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B9%E3%83%81%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E8%A3%BD-%E5%B1%8B%E5%A4%96-%E3%83%8F%E3%82%A4%E3%82%AD%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0-%E6%97%85%E8%A1%8C-%E5%8F%96%E3%82%8A%E5%A4%96%E3%81%97%E5%8F%AF%E8%83%BD-%E3%83%9F%E3%83%8B-%E6%99%82%E8%A8%88%E3%83%90%E3%83%B3%E3%83%89-%E3%82%B3%E3%83%B3%E3%83%91%E3%82%B9/dp/B074CWG8SX/ref=sr_1_33?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1532863804&sr=1-33&keywords=compass) and wrapping one into my bartape down on the drops where I can see it, but I won't grab it too rough. I've never seen anyone do this... would you laugh at me if you saw it?

cycling
23. Juli, 14:23 Uhr

Two Nuns were riding a tandem bike along a very old city street. The Nun on the back seat remarked “I’ve never come this way before”, the other replied “Must be the cobble stones”.

cycling
27. Juni, 09:24 Uhr

My first summer commuting to and from work. I've learned it's very important to learn how to breath through your nose..

cycling
29. August, 00:45 Uhr

https://i.imgur.com/QEkhurx.jpg

cycling
11. Juli, 03:50 Uhr

I believe we can totally up our game, no?

cycling
11. Juli, 14:25 Uhr

I’m very surprised by NBC Gold presentation of TdF with the options for seeing the entire route, leaders, teams, etc. also showing the gradient and speed constantly. Really cool to see some effort

cycling
22. Juli, 15:47 Uhr

The bike shop I work at sells ridgebacks. Two of which are called speed and velocity. My manager said “they’re basically the same bike but the velocity just has a bit more direction” I chuckled and no one else made a sound now I hate myself

cycling
30. Juli, 18:37 Uhr

Was out with a buddy for a longer ride on Sunday. 5am start because the sun's already up. Anyway, about 15 miles in, on a quiet, deserted road (no one else was up yet), we're riding side-by-side in our lane. Driver traveling opposite direction stops on his side of the double yellow lines, and throws the WTF-hands-in-the-air-you-guys-are-riding-where-you-shouldn't-be sign. My buddy and I laughed, wondering WTF was he WTF-ing about? We were on our side of the double yellows. There was no bike path. There was no sidewalk. (Not that we're legally required to to ride there, nor would we have, even if there was.) But man... was he upset he couldn't cross into oncoming traffic to hit an apex? Drivers are nuts/stupid.

cycling
03. Juli, 13:26 Uhr

My bike commute is 80 km a day (2 x 40 km). I do this on average 4 times a week. People at work think I’m crazy

cycling
19. Juli, 14:01 Uhr

I've seen a few posts and comments about people's screws coming loose and coming out during a ride resulting in the cleat staying in and the shoe twisting freely. I've just checked mine before going out and they had loosened off considerably. Check yo screws my dudes.

cycling
02. Juli, 14:48 Uhr

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/cannondale-system-six-fastest-bike-tour-de-france-2018-6

cycling
15. Juni, 10:35 Uhr

Last bike ride I did was 15 miles on a hot day, and I'm planning a ride to do 30+ miles in one morning. I'm working on building up to 60 miles. What's the minimum that I need to eat? I see some sites that say you should eat every so often, but to me that defeats at least part of the purpose of riding the longer distances. I have snacks like dried peas and dried edamame to replenish salt and potassium. I will have plenty of water. I have an endurance bike with saddle bag, tank bag, and handlebar bag to store water, food, tools. Also have camelbak backpack. Update: Thanks for all the suggestions. Many are saying that cycling is not the answer. I do understand that diet is the primary method for losing weight. I am working on this as well. I love cycling, however, both for transportation and as a way of exploring when I travel. In addition, cycling helps me plan, focus, and think about fitness. It puts fitness on my mind. I can think about how much work it cost to lose 500-1000 calories, and make a better food choice as a result. Also, I am cycling and not sitting at home watching TV and ordering Grubhub. So I know there's not enough time in the day to cycle without a diet plan, but I think it's great as part of a program. I would be cycling regardless. Main reason I mention it, in addition to the fueling question, is because many people do cycling for competition or their strava stats, and I'm not about that. To me it is a way to explore, be with nature, relieve stress, and refocus, (the 'fun' part), all while improving fitness.

cycling
22. Dezember, 15:50 Uhr

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier but I came across it today while training on a stationary bike. For the final 5 minutes of my ride, a song came on my playlist that happened to be 100 BPM and I was trying to maintain 100 RPM the entire ride but was struggling to meet this cadence. I noticed how I could pedal with the beat and this helped me easy maintain the 100 RPM target for the remainder of my ride. I even worked my breathing into this same rhythm. This freed up some mental capacity because I no longer had to focus on the cadence sensor and I could just enjoy the final few minutes. I think I’m going to start training like this more when I want to maintain certain cadences. Maybe I’m the last one to figure this out but thought I’d share anyways.

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