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]
It's really expensive to maintain my bike! Is this normal, or should I be doing something different? [more inside]
I bike commute every day year round and as a result often end up biking in the rain. I need recommendations for a lightweight, compact rain jacket-y thing that I can carry with me every day in my bag. It needs to be comfortable for summer. If it's a women's jacket, it needs to fit an XL-XXL with broad shoulders; men's jackets are also okay provided that the fit is fairly tailored. Compactness is key - I carry a medium-sized messenger bag and my current rain jacket takes up most of the room when I bring it. Warmth isn't really a concern as this is for times when I can't wear a wool jacket and hat. Should not be designed to fit super tight, as it will need to go over a shirt and possibly a light cardigan. Cheap is better than expensive, but I would pay for a spendy one if it were perfect.
Biking to work. Don't even own a bicycle. I have a month to prepare. Please impart your wisdom on this newbie. [more inside]
Will an ASUS Zenbook Prime survive a daily bicycle commute in a rear pannier? [more inside]
So I have a 5 year old mountain bike(IronHorse Team SE) that I have been riding beginner trails and mostly commuting. Condition is fairly good and have been keeping up with cleaning and lubing.
I want to spend up to $200 to upgrade components to make it lighter and faster while maintaining the same trail-ability
Rock Shox J-1 fork
Hayes IH-2 disc brakes
Shimano ST-EFX35 Shift Levers
TruVativ X-Flow Crank
Shimano CSHG30-8I Rear Cogs
Acera Shimano Rear Der.
Shimano C050 Fr. Der.
MythosXC 2.10F Tires
Weight 35 lbs
Any suggestions please?
Will my laptop be safe if I commute to work on a mountain bike? The trail in question is 6 miles long, quite bumpy with sections passing through rocky (Dry) creek beds. [more inside]
Is the San Francisco Embarcadero Bike Station too good to be true? I'm considering using it for my commute from BART out to the Presidio. There are 96 spaces available. Is it overcrowded? Will I be stuck when I have to park my bike there on Tuesday afternoons at 5pm? Will my beautiful Felt Z95 get carted off by evil-doers?
What should I look for in a mid-range commuter bike? And where should I buy one in Oxford, UK? [more inside]
I'm changing my commute from a one mile drive/ride to an eight mile drive/ride. I'm in terrible shape (good cardio, really, but wwwwaaaaayyyyy too heavy), but want to be able to bike a few days a week to the new office. So please give me advice on the best cruiser or commuter bikes for 2011! [more inside]
As a novice buying a bike for an urban commute, what should I keep in mind? [more inside]
What's a good lightweight bicycle that I can beat up on? [more inside]
I'm going to start commuting to work by bike soon (some of the time, anyway). Help me with a few specific questions and give me general advice on making my commute by bike the kind of thing I'll want to stick with. [more inside]
Should I get a new bike, or a used bike? (Bonus points if you are in the Tremont area of Cleveland!) [more inside]
What is the best way to carry a suit on a bicycle? [more inside]
Underground in a secret lab, the hive mind works feverishly and with a single purpose: to create...the perfect Boston bicyclist! Impermeable to wind, water, ice, slush, and mud, there's nothing Boston can throw at him that he can't handle! [more inside]
Do you think it is rude for Alice (a commuter cyclist) to slipstream behind Bob (another commuter cyclist, who doesn't know Alice)? [more inside]
I live at the top of Central Park in New York City (my park entrance is at 110th and Lenox), and I'm thinking of either getting a bike or rollerblades to commute to my job at 23rd and Fifth (or, perhaps more accurately, to my gym at 23rd and Park, where I can shower and change). What's the most direct path through the park from top to bottom, and which streets should I take to my destination once I exit the park? [more inside]
What's the best alternative to bananas as fuel for a ~12 mile cycle commute? [more inside]
I need general advice about bicycle commuting and specific recommendations for Seattle: where to live for commute to UW, bike shop recommendations, must have equipment, neighborhoods to avoid, good routes and trails, and the like. [more inside]
I'm huge. I want to get a commuter bike. What's a good one? [more inside]
Please recommend a bike shop near Pasadena, CA [more inside]
Protecting your bike from snow and rain? [more inside]
My cycle commute has halved in distance and quadrupled in frustration - how do I stay fit? [more inside]
Will my exercise/commuting plan work? Maybe I just need some affirmation. Maybe I'm wrong and I need some advice. Let me know. [more inside]
Best GPS data logger for (1) monitoring cycle commute and (2) local mapping [more inside]
For a novice, what is a good bike route from Chicago's North Side to the loop? [more inside]
What's the essential gear for bike commuting? [more inside]
Help me get in shape & learn what I need to know so I can start biking the seven miles to work (and seven miles back)! [more inside]
How do I bike to work and still stay daisy-fresh? [more inside]