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Looking for a cycling computer

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 - 18 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

Cheap Mountain Biking experience in greater Sydney?

Cheap Mountain Biking experience in greater Sydney? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Mar 26, 2009 - 1 answer

What should we do for our adventure in Ireland

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 - 23 answers

ONE BIKE TWO BIKE RED BIKE BLUE BIKE

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 - 11 answers

Active Holiday end October?

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 - 4 answers

How to keep backpack drive in rain while biking?

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 - 11 answers

Cute Cycling clothes for Women

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! Thank you!
posted by seekingsimplicity on Jul 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Chicago Cycling Filter: Daily distance rides?

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. Thanks AskMeFi!!
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Jul 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Biking makes my butt hurt

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 - 28 answers

fun things to do alone in Chicago?

What should I do alone in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jul 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Fat guy on a little bike?

Is this bike sturdy enough for a 280lb man? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on May 22, 2008 - 18 answers

Fight or flight?

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 - 27 answers

For The Green: a bike bag?

Looking for an eco-friendly messenger bag. Used? Recycled? Fabric? What have you? [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Apr 30, 2008 - 18 answers

Vintage photo of French cycle racers smoking?

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 - 6 answers

Please help me find bike friendly routes from CT to NY and PA.

Please help me find bike friendly routes from CT to NY and PA. [more inside]
posted by sequential on Feb 6, 2008 - 9 answers

vegas outdoor adventure.

Help me plan my outdoor adventure in Las Vegas (please) [more inside]
posted by milestogo on Dec 4, 2007 - 9 answers

I need bike pants!

I'm looking for winter biking pants [more inside]
posted by Mid on Nov 7, 2007 - 21 answers

Washboards FTW

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 - 7 answers

Short legs, long torso, no bike.

Help me find a bike that fits a short guy, who is apparently only short in the legs. [more inside]
posted by averyoldworld on Sep 17, 2007 - 25 answers

Full figured fender frustration

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 - 10 answers

Give me your best advice for biking in a skirt.

Give me your best advice for biking in a skirt. [more inside]
posted by Riverine on Aug 26, 2007 - 17 answers

biking attire

Bike riding and clothes: I started doing some long bike rides this summer for the first time (20 - 40 miles) and the clothes I wear are becoming an issue. [more inside]
posted by raheel on Jul 24, 2007 - 23 answers

Get me out of this freakin' hotel, please.

MinneapolisJockFilter: Where are good places to run downtown? Anywhere to rent a bike downtown? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jun 13, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I get into biking/cycling?

How do I get into biking/cycling? [more inside]
posted by deansfurniture5 on Jun 12, 2007 - 20 answers

Bicycle Needs Repair, Badly

After riding today, a couple things started going wrong with my bike, and I'd like to fix the problems myself, if possible. [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jun 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Buying a new bike

I'm going to be at U Colorado in Boulder for the summer and I'm interested in buying a bike. I'm willing to spend about $200 on a new one (which I'll take back to my school after the summer) and I'd preferably like a city bike that I can also occasionally take off-road. Since I got my last bike when I was in middle school (I'm 20 now), I wanted to see if anyone could offer advice or a guide on buying a new one. [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Jun 6, 2007 - 11 answers

How can I secure bikes stored on a publically accessible patio?

I want to keep a few bicycles on my patio (concrete slab): how can I keep them secure? [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Jun 5, 2007 - 10 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

How to avoid the forward pitched feeling on my bike?

Yet another BikeFilter question, but the high concentration of cyclists here compels me to ask. Should I keep using my current bike for commuting, modify it, or get something else, to avoid that pitched-forward, numb-hands feeling? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Jun 1, 2007 - 26 answers

Byke March 2001

[ChicagoFilter] I am going to attempt to bike to work, which means biking along the lake from Andersonville to the Navy Pier area. Any tips? I haven't biked in 10 years, and don't want to be killed by racing pros. [more inside]
posted by moooshy on May 14, 2007 - 15 answers

wrinkle

How do you transport your work clothes when riding your bike to work? [more inside]
posted by goldism on Apr 18, 2007 - 24 answers

Living, Working, and Biking in Miami

I may be moving to Miami and was wondering about neighborhoods, working in healthcare, and biking as transportation. [more inside]
posted by aussicht on Mar 26, 2007 - 15 answers

Good shoes to bike in wet weather?

Looking for a good wet weather biking shoes. [more inside]
posted by Asbestos McPinto on Nov 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Twofold question about biking in Chicago for a newbie

Twofold question 'bout biking in Chicago for a newbie [more inside]
posted by pissfactory on Aug 3, 2006 - 7 answers

How to bike to work in Florida?

How can I bike to work in Florida? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Jul 31, 2006 - 10 answers

Is Landis a dope?

Floyd Landis' positive test-are there ANY other scenarios that would cause this test to be positive other than him doping? I'm not ready to have all my illusions shattered just yet...
posted by konolia on Jul 27, 2006 - 23 answers

Cycling t-shirt-Hors Categorie

Does anyone know of a place to get a tshirt with the red Hors Categorie (HC) circle symbol? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jul 19, 2006 - 15 answers

Planning a California Road Bike Trip

California or southwest geography buffs -- a great 200 miles of travel, starting within a day's drive of San Francisco? Road bike tourers -- tips on preparing for and planning a bicycle tour? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jul 13, 2006 - 13 answers

What to do with 3 days outside Amsterdam?

In The Netherlands for a few days, what to see outside Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by justkevin on May 27, 2006 - 12 answers

Help us bike the south of France

Help us find a good bike tour in the south of France. [more inside]
posted by papercake on May 8, 2006 - 5 answers

Is mountain biking good cross-training for road biking?

Is mountain biking good cross-training for road biking? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on May 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Biking on the Manhattan Greenway & GWB

I'd like to bike around the Manhattan waterfront, starting and ending at the GWB, using the official greenway path (pdf). My question is about those sections in red and blue: will I be biking through traffic? Having never ridden a bike through NYC traffic, am I putting myself in danger? How long would the entire thing take? Related question: has anyone ridden a bike across the GWB recently? It's legal, though they make it sound like it's teeming with pedestrian.
posted by exhilaration on Apr 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Biking around Lake Ontario

I want to bike all the way around Lake Ontario, starting in Toronto and heading East. I have questions! [more inside]
posted by loquax on Apr 23, 2006 - 26 answers

Help me find a suitable bike

Help me pick a bicycle. I'm currently riding a bmx'er with 20" wheels. My days of jumping over stuff and doing table tops are over. I need a really good multi-purpose bike. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Apr 11, 2006 - 15 answers

How can my bike survive NYC?

How do I make my bike less attractive to thieves? (Plus, other NYC biking questions.) [more inside]
posted by hooray on Mar 22, 2006 - 31 answers

Looking for a waterproof backpack

Do affordable and effective waterproof backpacks really exist? [more inside]
posted by intoxicate on Dec 3, 2005 - 16 answers

Skidding with a Fixed Gear

Fixedgear Filter: How do you skip or skid? [more inside]
posted by dial-tone on Nov 2, 2005 - 6 answers

Running and Biking

Balancing running and biking? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jul 20, 2005 - 17 answers

MS Ride Prep/Training

Last Thursday I found out my brother has Multiple Sclerosis. This morning I found out that New Mexico is having The Atomic Tour MS 150 Bike Ride in just under a month. I signed up for it. Now what? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Jul 11, 2005 - 9 answers

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