I'm new to bike riding as an adult; I'm riding to work but would like to improve in the areas of balance, stamina, and pace. [more inside]
I do not have adequate health insurance, am self-employed, and any injury that might prevent me from working steadily would be economically problematic (ok, disastrous). I also would like to begin riding my bicycle again as a form of exercise and enjoyment. Would the health benefits of biking outweigh the risk of injury? I would be primarily riding on designated bike trails, not public roads. I'm somewhat paranoid because a friend (with good insurance, fortunately) had a mishap on a bike trail that required surgery. I don't know how common such mishaps are. What would you do in my situation?
Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout? [more inside]
Please give me your best tips to keep cool while I'm doing long bike rides on my road bike on warm days (and assume I know the basics of hydration, electrolytes, sports drinks, etc). [more inside]
Is this 90-mile bike ride around LA possible and realistic for a casual rider in four days? [more inside]
Need a budget priced new / used bike for grocery shopping and a bike bag to carry them in - tell me what I need and what brands I should look for. [more inside]
How can I make it so that I can make it up the hills on my bicycle? [more inside]
Can exercise be good if it doesn't make me sore? [more inside]
I would like to buy an exercise bicycle for a friend who wants to cardio train, but has terrible knees. However, I know nothing of exercise bicycles. [more inside]
Have stationary bikes fallen out of favor? [more inside]
I'd like to help power the house and exercise, both solved with one solution, and need some suggestions. [more inside]
I'm wanting to do some outdoor bike training this winter, in preparation for going over the Rockies next summer. But, of course, riding in the winter isn't pleasant. The biggest problem I've run into is that my lungs start freezing when I get into a hard climb, while the rest of my body is overheating from the extra layers (essential for big downhills). Any tips on clothing choices that get the best of both worlds, or ways to keep my lungs warm?