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How easy/stable is a hitch-mounted bike rack for a long minivan ride?

Our family (three full sized bikes and one 20" kid bike) takes frequent road trips to discover new bike trails. We are good riders but not very clever at bike handling (i.e. taking wheels on and off, adjusting brakes, etc.) Our trips are anywhere from 25 to 500 miles away. We have a 2010 Honda Odyssey. I have a roof rack now but it is not practical for me to lift the bikes up and down every single time; it's way up there and the bikes get unwieldy. And it freaks me out to drive with the bikes on top while we are zooming down the highway. I am thinking of getting a trailer hitch installed and getting a four bike rack for that. But practical advice is difficult to find. [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Mar 23, 2014 - 10 answers

Biking in Dallas in December: Is it feasible?

I am attending the Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas, TX on December 4-7, 2014. The event will be held at Fair Park (the Dallas fairgrounds). I am wondering if it would be feasible to rent a bike as my mode of transportation in Dallas. [more inside]
posted by stompadour on Feb 25, 2014 - 7 answers

Gift Idea for a Cyclist

Looking for a cheap gift idea/suggestion ($15) for someone who is into cycling (mountain biker). [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 5, 2013 - 42 answers

Tips for biking the Howard 'Bizz' Johnson trail near Susanville, CA?

Family of four, going to bike the Howard “Bizz” Johnson rails-to-trails trail next weekend, near Susanville, CA. Help us make this an awesome ride for us/our kids. [more inside]
posted by mosk on Sep 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Out of shape AWF - ISO wearable fitness device for long term partnership

Seeking wearable fitness device, preferably one that integrates with Strava and more-or-less automatically dumps all the information into some centralized web-accessible resource. I've looked into the Fitbit Flex, the Jawbone Up and the Nike Fuelband and I'm now suffering from option paralysis. Should I aim a level up? Special snowflake details inside! [more inside]
posted by rednikki on Jun 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Why do my lips get all gross when I'm biking?

I get a gross sticky buildup on my lips whenever I ride my bike, similar to the buildup I get on my lips when I'm sick. I used to think it had something to do with not being hydrated enough, but I've since gotten a handle on what I need to stay hydrated and it still happens. Then I thought maybe keeping my mouth closed would help, but it doesn't. It happens year-round, on rides both long and short, and whether or not I'm wearing anything (like balms or glosses) on my lips. Why does it happen? Can I make it stop, or am I forever doomed to constantly wiping my mouth on my gloves or the inside of my collar?
posted by rhiannonstone on May 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Am I woefully unprepared for my first metric century?

I've signed up for a cycling event that will be my first metric century (100km/~65mi). Last year I was regularly riding 20-40 miles at a stretch on the weekends, and then I did a 50-mile ride and felt great after. So when I signed up for this one, 65 miles didn't seem particularly daunting. However, that 50-miler was last year, and between illness, weather, and travel I pretty much took the winter off from cycling. I've been doing regular training rides since early February, but none of my rides have been longer than 25 miles (but I usually feel great after). The metric century is this coming weekend, and I'm torn between skipping it because I might be unprepared, and going for it anyway because I'm already registered and why not try? Cyclists of Metafilter, what do you think--am I woefully unprepared? Should I try anyway? Have you done anything similar and felt great/terrible about it? More details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Apr 2, 2013 - 20 answers

Rain booties for friend's enormous feet and platform pedals

My roommate bikes about 4 miles to work. His feet are size 13 and he uses platform (flat) pedals. He wears pretty chunky shoes. We live in Portland, OR. For HolidayGiftingTime I bought him some Sugoi Resistor booties, but within a month they have shredded and ripped to the point of uselessness. What are some other options for the large-footed, shreddy-pedaled biker? Are there any booties specifically for platform pedals? [more inside]
posted by MonsieurBon on Jan 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Can't Stay in a World Without (bike) Gloves.

Winter 2012 -- Help me arrive at work, via bike, with functional hands. [more inside]
posted by Danf on Nov 27, 2012 - 16 answers

Should I get a fatbike?

Should I get a fatbike? [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Oct 8, 2012 - 18 answers

What to do in Santa Rosa?

What interesting things should I see, do, eat, and (maybe) drink in and around Santa Rosa this weekend? I'll be there primarily for a bike ride* but will have a day before the ride and a day after to do other stuff, as well. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Sep 26, 2012 - 7 answers

70 flat miles: too much for a fit, beginner cyclist?

Should my sister do a 70 mile bike ride with me? [more inside]
posted by pompelmo on Jun 6, 2012 - 28 answers

Biking in my suit? How not to ruin my pants.

Anything like a suit-friendly bikeseat cover? [more inside]
posted by alchemist on May 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Zombie needs a hauler to collect more brains

Tell me about bikes. It's been a long time since I've owned one, and when I did I trashed that thing, being a kid and all. Now I would like to get a new one, and one that I can love for many years to come. So, please share your thoughts on brands, hardware and tech. [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc on Oct 26, 2011 - 23 answers

I need ideas for promoting winter bicycling!

Give me your great ideas for promoting winter cycling in frigid Wisconsin! [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Sep 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Big Girl Biking Panties?

Velo girls, help! Where can I find well-fitting, breathable, non-bunching underwear for biking? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Aug 26, 2011 - 11 answers

(x<$10) = Awesome?

I just snagged a $9 Decathlon VitaminF bike from Goodwill. I feel like I got a great deal but I don't know much about this bike company. What do you know about Decathlon? [more inside]
posted by glaucon on Jun 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Very affordable commuter/road bike?

Very affordable commuter/road bike? [more inside]
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists on Apr 20, 2011 - 28 answers

A No-Regrets Lip Protectant, Balm, or Gloss

Dear reader: What's a lip balm good for biking that won't hurt my lips over time? [more inside]
posted by mostlybecky on Oct 21, 2010 - 31 answers

I want to ride my bicycle: What kind should I get? ~200-300 budget.

I moved from WV to relatively flat Richmond, VA. What kind of bike should I get to take advantage of the newfound flatness? ~$200-300 budget. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Or do I just need to knead my knee?

I just got into road cycling this year. I bought a bike in February, and have been ramping up in miles and pace since then. I just did a metric century (actually ~67 miles) a few weeks ago, my longest ride yet, and it killed my left knee. With this in mind, how do I keep up my progress in the off-season and return harder better faster stronger? What else can I do to move up a division for next year? (Also-- your thoughts on trainer versus stationary exercise bike: give me them.) [more inside]
posted by supercres on Sep 28, 2010 - 17 answers

She can't pedal, but can she still ride?

We try to use our bikes as our main mode of transportation. We just adopted a wonderful (small) dog, and we'd like to see if there's a solution for putting a dog safely on a bike without the use of an expensive doggie trailer. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Sep 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Bike legs.

BikeCommuteFilter: Shifting up to riding five days a week. But my legs already hurt from my twice-a-week routine! [more inside]
posted by zvs on Aug 11, 2010 - 32 answers

A 120 bike ride for a simple daily commuter: absurd goal?

Bike/sport enthusiasts: can a daily bike commuter but otherwise not sporty person hope to finish a 120 miles bike ride in one go? [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Jul 17, 2010 - 15 answers

Bandage or no Bandage?

I've caught the mountain biking bug and was out riding this weekend. On one of the more advanced drops I took a bit of a scary tumble and ended up pretty scraped up. One section of my leg has the top layer of skin completely scraped off. What I'm wondering is the best (and fastest) way to help my scrapes heal with minimal scarring. Does anybody have any tips? [more inside]
posted by AngryLlama on Jun 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Things to Do in P-town in May

What should we do on a long weekend in Provincetown? [more inside]
posted by kwaller on Apr 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Biking in the rain

Questions about bike gear for the rainy season. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Sep 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Bike distance riding hacks and tips

Recommendations, tips or techniques for distance cycling. [more inside]
posted by readery on May 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Go away Leatherface

Working all winter as a bike courier seems to have taken a toll on my skin. What can I do to mitigate the damage and lessen the effects of future harm? [more inside]
posted by pcameron on Mar 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Is Carbon Fiber really worth the cost of a new bike?

Is a carbon fiber road frame worth the extra expense? I mean I've read loads of pros and cons but does it come down to a slight difference or a major one? I love to go on 15-30 mile rides but I'd like to increase my comfort levels (got a proper fitting and new seat/post so far). [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 2, 2007 - 27 answers

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