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 -
How does a bike ride on flat terrain compare with going up a hill and back down, in terms of energy use, exertion, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I
on Jun 1, 2010 -
What is the best bike route to get from North Brooklyn to Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY? I'm trying to plan a trip and I'm not sure I trust google maps' bike route feature yet, and ridethecity.com doesnt go outside of the city limits. I'm looking for the safest route possible, but I also wouldnt mind going a little out of the way for a more scenic ride.
posted by minicloud
on May 28, 2010 -
I want to spend a year or two of my life going across the United States on foot or on bike, and don't know where to start or how to finance such a trip. [more inside]
posted by LSK
on May 2, 2010 -
NYC bikers! What's the best way to get from Ridgewood, Queens, to the Financial District? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy
on Apr 19, 2010 -
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]
posted by Salvor Hardin
on Dec 9, 2009 -
My organization is interested in providing a small fleet of bicycles for employees to use for meetings, workday errands, etc. The only reason *not* to do this that comes to mind is liability—although we could provide waivers, right? One way or the other, I haven't yet found examples of other companies doing this. What do you know about it?
posted by greggish
on Oct 10, 2009 -
I'm fairly new to the mountain bike game and unfortunately I am having to park my mountain bike for three months whilst I work away. Security is not an issue but in general what maintenance and precautions do I need to take, if any, before it goes away?
FYI: I have a 2008 Kona Cinder Cone (linky
) and the bike is currently in a reasonably clean state (but not spotless).
posted by logicalsequence
on Aug 10, 2009 -
The Mister and I are planning to head to the San Juan Islands in Washington for an extended outdoor adventure in September. Tell us what you know about visiting the San Juans! [more inside]
posted by amanda
on Jul 14, 2009 -
Any recommended bike rental shops in Moab (for next week)? Google turns up many places to rent but if you have good/bad experiences or suggestions, please share.
posted by dzot
on May 10, 2009 -
Help me if you know anything about Nissan Pavilion in Northern Va! Are the traffic problems still as bad as they used to be? If so, does anybody have any tips? [more inside]
posted by actionPetential
on May 4, 2009 -
Mrs. Argyle and I want to take our road bikes on vacation this summer. What's the best way to take them along? [more inside]
posted by Argyle
on Apr 29, 2009 -
NYC biking filter: what is traffic like on riverside drive weekday mornings between 7am-9am? [more inside]
posted by nanhey
on Apr 7, 2009 -
Cycling computer - I recently started cycling (road biking) and have slowly been gearing up. I usually use RunKeeper, an iPhone app, while I ride to track info, but it's useless during the ride since it's in my back shirt pocket. I'm looking for a traditional bike computer to look at while I ride. I'd like the wireless kind, since my wife swears by her's. What are your suggestions?
posted by Argyle
on Apr 2, 2009 -
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 -
We're flying into Shannon Airport on a Monday morning in late June, and flying out of Dublin the following Sunday. Help us come up with a plan. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Mar 22, 2009 -
Bike nerds : give me a recommendation for both a long-haul touring setup and a flat-city fashion fixie setup. [more inside]
posted by suckerpunch
on Jan 24, 2009 -
I'm looking for a holiday destination. Last weeks of October where I can hike (mountains), bike (atb) and learn diving (padi). No resorts or too much luxury, just basic accomodation. I'm alone so it would be nice to meet more travellers.
Doe you have suggestions?
posted by beemsterman
on Sep 23, 2008 -
Anyone have any good DYI ideas on how to keep your bag dry in the rain while biking? Some kind of plastic cover with elastic? [more inside]
posted by amedia
on Sep 15, 2008 -
Women cyclists-----can you recommend some cute and comfortable biking tops?
I bike with a friend a few times a week for exercise doing hills and paths in our town and would like some tops that feel good and look good. I also do errands on my bike from time to time.
I have black padded shorts and need some tops that will inspire me to get out and ride.
Any recommendations for summer tops and if you have ideas for fall biking clothes I would be interested in that too!
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Jul 17, 2008 -
I recently started working from home, so I no longer have my daily bike commute to the office. Looking for some advice on the following:
- Ideal time(s) of day for a nice distance ride with less traffic.
- Good routes for a distance ride in Chicago.
- Good destination points. Perhaps a nice place to work with a laptop(bonus for free Wi-Fi connections). Also, I tend to like independent cafes/restaurants rather than places like Cosi or Starbucks.
- Any other thoughts/advice you have.
I'm flexible with distance, though I'd prefer 5+ miles. I'm starting out from my apartment in Humboldt Park if that helps any.
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb
on Jul 8, 2008 -
I'm a girl who (after working her way up to it for a few weeks) has been biking about 10 miles per trip about 2 or 3 times per week for about 3 weeks now on a bike that is similar to the Electra Amsterdam Sport here
. I feel great, except that my butt hurts. We tried adjusting the seat higher, and that didn't help, so we moved it back down. We tried moving the back of the seat higher (so it sort of looked like this from the side >), and that was noticably bad, so we moved the front of the seat higher ( < )and that helped a little. But, my butt still hurts. [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect
on Jul 3, 2008 -
I've put on 20 pounds since I started my full-time desk job a year ago, and the time has come to get myself back in to shape. Research has brought me two preferable possibilities: a few days a week, either start taking Krav Maga classes (during my lunch break), or start commuting to work by bike instead of driving (15 miles each way). I have no experience with either, live in Boston, work north of Boston. Help me pick the right path. [more inside]
posted by SamuelF
on May 20, 2008 -
I am looking for an old, black and white photo (circa early 1900s?) of some French bicycle racers, some with cigarettes dangling from their mouths. [more inside]
posted by everichon
on Feb 14, 2008 -
Local Knowledge: Looking for an application that can tell me if a road is paved/dirt/unmaintained. [more inside]
posted by SirStan
on Oct 7, 2007 -
As wetter weather descends upon Oregon, I'm on the hunt for fenders for my Surly Karate Monkey. I'm running Schwalbe Big Apples for commuting. The Monkey is a 29er and these tires take up a lot of space! I need to find fenders that'll fit. What fender solution has worked for your 29er/Big Apple setup?
posted by Slacker Manager
on Sep 16, 2007 -