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Have y'all homies ever put beer in your hydration packs? I'm thinking about putting cider in mine (2 litres) and enjoy while I ride.....but I don't want to get dehydrated quickly or get a DUI.

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(06-25-2015 10:49 PM)Cattle Rustler Wrote:  What are y'all's opinion on trainers?

This sweet trainer that goes for 330 is now available for 140. Then again, I don't want to pull the trigger if it's not good.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Pro...reviewsTab

Edit: The bad thing about living in the ghetto, people are too damn uncivilized and I keep getting flats from broken glass.

Edit 2: To those who bring a camera when riding, point and shoot or DSLR?

Elite is top of the line in the bike industry, no doubt the quality will be there. Fluid > magnetic trainers everyday. I've never owned a fluid trainer, though I have ridden them, and its crazy how quiet they are and how they can mimic the road so much better.

However the best for indoor riding is still rollers!
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Lads,

I notice that biking keeps me healthy but not necessarily fit. That is, if the only thing that I do is maintain a good diet, without exercising (but eating healthy and avoiding junk and sugar), I remain fit and lean.

However if I slip in my diet while still biking every day, I won't be very fit. So it seems like biking every day is not nearly as important for being fit as sticking to a healthy diet.

Fair enough but it is a bit disappointing.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the lack of high-intensity energy usage that goes along with biking. It's pretty moderate, sustained exercise and that may not be very good for your fitness as we might think. Whereas short, high-intensity bursts of energy (sprints, weights) will keep you fit. I say all this as an older gentleman of means - I could eat anything in my younger and more vulnerable years and as long as I ran a few times per week, I remained adonic.
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(06-30-2015 06:14 PM)Yeti Wrote:  Lads,

I notice that biking keeps me healthy but not necessarily fit. That is, if the only thing that I do is maintain a good diet, without exercising (but eating healthy and avoiding junk and sugar), I remain fit and lean.

However if I slip in my diet while still biking every day, I won't be very fit. So it seems like biking every day is not nearly as important for being fit as sticking to a healthy diet.

Fair enough but it is a bit disappointing.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the lack of high-intensity energy usage that goes along with biking. It's pretty moderate, sustained exercise and that may not be very good for your fitness as we might think. Whereas short, high-intensity bursts of energy (sprints, weights) will keep you fit. I say all this as an older gentleman of means - I could eat anything in my younger and more vulnerable years and as long as I ran a few times per week, I remained adonic.

The beauty of cycling is you can make it as sustained and moderate as you want are as painfully brutal as you want that quickly pushes you into anaerobic.

Simply do intervals right below your 85% target heart rate. Start off small at minute intervals and continue to work your way up. Don't worry about speed with these as there are too many variables that affect it. A good heart rate monitor is all you need to maximize efficiency on the bike.

The most painful training i used to do was keeping 177 to 180 heart rate for 10 minutes intervals. That can whip you into shape real fast. Especially going into the wind, it really fucks with your mind.

Hill climb repeats are also great ass kickers. Plus good descent practice if you have some technical hills in your area
07-01-2015 08:59 AM
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Or if there are no hills, find a long rural road with no traffic lights... do wind repeats or just do short intervals by sprinting from one telephone pole to the next... coasting from that pole to the next, then sprint to the next pole.

The nice (or not so nice) thing about telephone pole intervals is that you don't fully recover from the previous sprint by the time you have to start another one.
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Just witnessed two of the most obvious examples of why most drivers hate cyclists, at the same intersection, coincidentally.

I was coming back from some errands on my bike, and get up to a 4-way stop sign, two cars deep in 3 of the 4 directions. Naturally, I wait behind the cars and wait for my turn to cross, and out of no where this stick-thin hipster faggot blows past me, the car in front of me, and cuts off the cars looking to make their pass. Fucking faggot, I haven't been that pissed off in awhile while riding.

And of course when I finally make my pass, this crusty old homeless looking man on some cheap huffy, cuts me off and then grunts that his brakes aren't working. Ass wipe, new brake pads cost like $10 and they'll save the rest of the community thousands when you finally get hit by a car pulling that same shit at a more dangerous intersection and can't front your own medical bills.

I'm all for cyclists rights, and agree that cities should do more to promote cycling on their roads, but when people such as these two make up their own rules, they eliminate the rights they have as vehicles on the road and deserve whatever comes to them. /end rant

I pull my own share of shortcuts on a bike. (I ain't gonna wait at a red light in the middle of bumfuck when they're ain't cars for miles), but pulling that punk shit in crowded areas is a recipe for disaster: road rage, aggravation, and accidents.
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Anyone ever have prostate issues from cycling?
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This is my current ride:

[Image: 46113_ampliada_0.jpg]

Super cheap, everyday commuter. Very comfortable to ride to work (about 2mi), but sucks on up and down terrain.

I'm looking to upgrade it by switching to a hybrid/cyclocross, but don't want to spend much because I might be moving in a few months.

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(08-09-2015 01:20 PM)Chunnel Wrote:  Just witnessed two of the most obvious examples of why most drivers hate cyclists, at the same intersection, coincidentally.

I was coming back from some errands on my bike, and get up to a 4-way stop sign, two cars deep in 3 of the 4 directions. Naturally, I wait behind the cars and wait for my turn to cross, and out of no where this stick-thin hipster faggot blows past me, the car in front of me, and cuts off the cars looking to make their pass. Fucking faggot, I haven't been that pissed off in awhile while riding.

And of course when I finally make my pass, this crusty old homeless looking man on some cheap huffy, cuts me off and then grunts that his brakes aren't working. Ass wipe, new brake pads cost like $10 and they'll save the rest of the community thousands when you finally get hit by a car pulling that same shit at a more dangerous intersection and can't front your own medical bills.

I'm all for cyclists rights, and agree that cities should do more to promote cycling on their roads, but when people such as these two make up their own rules, they eliminate the rights they have as vehicles on the road and deserve whatever comes to them. /end rant

I pull my own share of shortcuts on a bike. (I ain't gonna wait at a red light in the middle of bumfuck when they're ain't cars for miles), but pulling that punk shit in crowded areas is a recipe for disaster: road rage, aggravation, and accidents.

I'm always pissed off at the people who are doing what I'm not. When I'm on a bike, I hate idiot pedestrians who stumble through bike lanes staring at their phones. I had some 300lb lardass scream at me for passing him on the right the other day, as he was waddling through a bike lane. When I'm driving or walking I hate bikes and pedestrians who ignore lights and go the wrong way.

What's the general opinion on folding bikes for casual city biking? I live in NYC and my bike was stolen a while back, so I'm considering one I could stick under my desk, etc. I'm a somewhat larger guy (6'3", 215lbs) and I don't know if that's an issue or not.
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After being bikeless for 18 months...I finally bought a CAAD 10 Black Inc! My GT MTB was stolen with the bike rack attached to it since I locked it to the bike rack. Fuckers. Found a good deal on CL, 1100 bucks for it.

It rides pretty well but my ride was not that enjoyable. Oklahoma City has horrible infrastructure for being the state capital, possibly the worst deal ever. There are hardly any sidewalks anywhere and the roads have debris on the right side or bumps/potholes (even main avenues). OK State law dictates that bikes can use a traffic lane but must stay to the rightmost part of the right lane, but that part of the lane has a bunch of dirt, glass, or debris and I have to stay away or risk getting a flat. There's also the local "bro dozer" culture where everyone and their mom drive a lifted Ram 2500 or F-250...they pass me on the next lane but immediately switch to my lane 5-10 feet after passing me. Regular cars are cool with me. There's a trial next to my place...but there are no entrances. I could cross the area but it's covered with bushes and insects. I made the mistake of forgetting my shorts...so it was a bumpy ride and my ass is sore. That was a mistake that I realize quickly. I'm ordering some shorts off amazon and driving to the paved trials.

Hahaha, I finally see what you guys meant about road bikes being bumpy. It feels way different than a MTB with fat 2.4 tires.

Also, if I could find place without snakes that would be fucking great. OK and Texas have plenty of them on the rural roads, and on the trials since they are by rivers/creeks.

Any places where I can MTB without worrying about running into a Rattlesnake, Cottonmouth, or Cooperhead? Thanks.

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Also, the guy who sold me the bike gave me some tubes because one of the tires had a flat....when changing the tube I noticed the tire and rim said "tubeless". So why the fuck does this thing have and need a tube? I just popped the extra tube he gave me but something tells me there's something else going on.

Also, I bought some "Stans" tubeless sealant but don't know if I should apply with a tube inside. Do I take the tube out and put the sealant? Do I need a new tire?

Thanks

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CR, tubeless rims/tires, as the name suggests, do not normally have a tube. They are designed for no tube. They are able to have a tube though, in most cases. One would have to remove the tubeless valve stem from the rim to install a tube as normal. I'm guessing the last guy did that rather than buy a new tubeless tire. It's not an ideal set up, but will work just fine most likely.

Tubeless has some positives. Pinch flats for example can't happen, as there is no tube to pinch. In turn, you can ride with the tires at a lower PSI. There are supposedly some "racing" benefits like better traction and handling at high speeds, but like similar claims these are minute differences at best, especially for a non competitive rider. It it just another thing taken from the racing scene and put on consumer bikes that doesn't add much benefit (and often takes away) but seems cool. I prefer a traditional set up.

No sealant if you're going to put a tube in there, that's only for tubeless- But if you are going to use a tube you need to install rim tape if it wasn't already there.

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I purchased a settled apparatus bicycle, so it's basically the same. When I was more youthful I had mountain bicycles and the riggings never worked worth a poo in any case. I needed straightforwardness, and it has been a decent decision up until now. I simply wish it was somewhat more substantial obligation. In the event that I at any point got more into biking, I would likely redesign.

I have just had issues with pads yet fortunately, it was on grounds near my home. I've figured out how to serve to maintain a strategic distance from deviations in the asphalt. My tires are not extremely lenient
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Nice thread.

I grew up from age 3 on riding a tandem (with extension sprocket) with my pops. He was a cycling fanatic, did some races and we always followed the big three summer races (tour, vuelta, giro) together. It's also been a way for us to relate as adults lately - thankful for those memories.

I have this commuter that I used to ride to the school everyday when I was coaching high school ball. Now when I am in a solid groove with my garage workouts, I finish with my weights, put my son in the bike trailer, leash up the dobermann, then head out for a 30 minute ride. If I can get away without the dog/kid, I grab my speaker and listen to a podcast while on my ride.

Bikes are great.
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