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A warm spring break destination where we can ride our bikes?

A warm spring break destination where we can ride our bikes? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jan 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Impervius!

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 - 18 answers

Company bike fleet?

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 - 15 answers

Biking in the rain

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

I know the fifth anniversary gift is wood, but...

Is there a known Best Winter Hat for Cyclists? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2009 - 15 answers

Bike riding in the Hudson Valley!

Perfect autumn bike rides in New York's Hudson Valley. [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Sep 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Blogs for bike commuters

Recommend some bike commuter blogs [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Aug 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Digital camera recommendations for bicyclists?

What is the best digital camera to take on bike rides? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Palomar on Aug 13, 2009 - 12 answers

What do I need to do to store my mountain bike?

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 - 6 answers

What can I expect from this bike race?

I'm participating in The Top Notch Triathlon tomorrow in Franconia, NH. I've never done an sort of competitive event like this. What can I expect, and are there any essential tips that I should know about? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jul 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Tell us everything you know about the San Juans!

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 - 9 answers

Many, many delicious calories

Please give me your best long-distance hiking / bicycle touring / <insert other adventurous endurance activity> food recipes! [more inside]
posted by Captain Rayford Steele, Tribulation Force on Jun 23, 2009 - 10 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

Moab filter: bike rental?

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 - 3 answers

I'm ready for Bike Riding 102 now

What do I need to know to be a more efficient bike rider? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on May 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Exit Plan Strategery for the Nissan Pavilion (VA/DC)

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 - 7 answers

How to bring bikes on vacation?

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 - 13 answers

traffic on riverside drive

NYC biking filter: what is traffic like on riverside drive weekday mornings between 7am-9am? [more inside]
posted by nanhey on Apr 7, 2009 - 11 answers

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

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