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Cyclist visiting Tucson this week. What should I check out?

I'm visiting family in Tucson the 24th - 30th and I'm flying my road bike in from San Francisco. I'm intending to get a lot of riding done while I'm there since I've signed up to participate in the Rapha Festive 500. I'm looking forward to doing some great riding including Mt. Lemon (I'll be staying up in the Oro Valley area). While I'm there I'd love to also tap into any cool cycle-culture type stuff the city of Tucson may have to offer. Are there any great cycle coffee shops? Brew pubs? LBS's with some actual community to them? Any group rides or cycle clubs that really embody the Tucson community. While I'll only have my roadie with me I'm also into fixed gear riding in SF. I don't know if that's a thing in Tucson, but would love to know of stuff in regards to that too. I know there is a strong senior cycle community out there, but for what it's worth I'm a 31 year old male. Thanks!
posted by matt_od on Dec 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me tweak my bike fit and/or technique

I'm getting a bit of pain in my left knee when cycling recently, so I stuck my bike on the trainer and shot a couple of videos (side, front). I'm planning a trip to both the doctors and a professional bike fitting, but in the mean time (seeing as I still need to bike to work everyday), I was wondering if any of our cycling MeFites could take a look and see if there's anything obvious to fix? On a first look at the videos, it looks like I'm really stretching at the bottom of my pedal stroke (even though it totally doesn't feel like it on the bike) - should I lower my saddle and try to keep a more level foot? In case it's relevant, I'm interested in comfort and not at all interested in speed, so feel free to recommend stuff that will make me slower if you think it'll result in a more comfortable ride!
posted by primer_dimer on Aug 24, 2013 - 5 answers

I don't know anything about bikes - can you help me sell one?

A couple of years back, spouse came across a bike frame and assorted bits at a tag sale and brought home the whole megillah. This is a bike frame, seat, gears, and probably some other things I know nothing about. It's sat in the attic, as we had grand thoughts of getting the other bits and having a very fancy bike, but, no. So now, we're clearing out various stuff in the attic. I would like to sell these bike parts, but again with the ignorance of bike culture. I'll put the whole shebang up on eBay for a rock bottom price and no reserve, but I don't know how to describe the bits or the condition of the bits. Can you tell me what I'm looking at, and what to check for? I'd be happy to give a real cyclist a fantastic deal, but I need some help. [more inside]
posted by heigh-hothederryo on Aug 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Bike camping gear in northern Ontario

Help me prep for a 7-day, 700k bike trip through low-populated terrain! [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on May 1, 2013 - 10 answers

How can I watch this years Vuelta a España online?

How can I watch this years Vuelta a España online? [more inside]
posted by u17tw on Aug 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Dark mapping app for overnight cycling

I'm going on an overnight bike ride tonight, and I think I'm fine with all my supplies except for routing. I've got a handlebar mount for my phone, but I need a mapping app which I can use overnight which won't affect my night vision, and will save energy. Is there an Android app which I can import a .GPX file into and which can follow my progress and make sure I don't miss any turns on a minimal grey on black street map? I'm in the UK and all the route will be on Open Street Map.
posted by ambrosen on Aug 4, 2012 - 9 answers

What bike brand begins 'Van~'

I'm in the UK, near Bath. I just saw someone on a bicycle I really want. Silver frame, canti brakes, racer / tourer style. Brand name was approx 11 letters long and I'm pretty sure it began with 'van'. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance!
posted by sann1657 on Nov 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Bike tweaks

Cyclists, help a noob with some tweaks to a newly gifted bike. [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Sep 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Bulletproof riding

Recommendations on flat-resistant bicycle tires? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Jun 12, 2011 - 24 answers

Long time rider, first time flat fixer

Cycling filter: Is it a big deal if my presta valve doesn't go through the rim exactly perpendicularly? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Jun 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Fully loaded clip.

How to remove toeclips from my pedals? [more inside]
posted by matthewr on Aug 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Bad bicycle... bad touch...

So, I've cycled to work. And I really want to do it again. The problem is, I feel like my saddle and I have been rather too intimate... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on May 19, 2010 - 24 answers

Help me keep my kidneys warm this winter

Where I can buy a large women's cycle jacket? [more inside]
posted by penguinliz on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 answers

What's the best alternative to bananas as fuel for a ~12 mile cycle commute?

What's the best alternative to bananas as fuel for a ~12 mile cycle commute? [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Aug 31, 2009 - 14 answers

I need general advice about bicycle commuting and specific recommendations for Seattle.

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]
posted by GPF on Jul 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Rapha - worth the money?

Experiences with Rapha cyling gear? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on May 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Where to go outdoors in the Pacific Northwest?

Where to hike, bike, or kayak between Yakima, WA and Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on May 6, 2009 - 6 answers

I (don't) want to ride my bicycle

My cycle commute has halved in distance and quadrupled in frustration - how do I stay fit? [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Sep 9, 2008 - 24 answers

Couch to 100k?

Is there a good program to follow to build endurance and cardiovascular fitness on a road bike? I have read previous questions (this seeming the most relevant), but was hoping to find something that was highly structured like the couch to 5K program for runners. How do I do a couch to 100k? I have a nice new road bike and time over the summer.
posted by procrastination on May 28, 2008 - 14 answers

Smallest folding bicycle folding trailer

I'm looking for a folding bicycle trailer. That's a trailer that folds up and connects to a bicycle (though it coincidentally will be connected to a folding bicycle, so I guess it's a folding bicycle folding trailer). Anyway, the main thing is that it needs to fold up really small. Please point me to the smallest, when folded, bicycle trailer you know about. Thanks.
posted by krisjohn on Apr 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Clipless pedals clip in?

Clipless pedals, biking shoes ... how do I make sense of it all? On a budget? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Oct 23, 2007 - 21 answers

Cycle fitness

How can my push-bike stay healthy if stored outdoors? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Jun 24, 2007 - 4 answers

europe bike trek questions

We're planning on biking across Europe. We're planning on doing it a year from now. What are we forgetting? What did you encounter in a similar trip that we might be unprepared for? Any general advice? [more inside]
posted by pamccf on Apr 10, 2007 - 22 answers

Need bike.

Good independant cycle shop in London please. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Feb 7, 2007 - 14 answers

What folding bike should I get?

Which folding bike should I get? Are Bromptons worth it? [more inside]
posted by handee on Jan 16, 2006 - 13 answers

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