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How do I look after my bike?

I recently bought a new hybrid bike which I will be using regularly for leisure rides. What do I need to know about basic maintenance (cleaning, lube, degreasing etc) to keep it in best shape. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on May 15, 2014 - 11 answers

Across America by bicycle … in about 8 weeks!

I've always harbored an ambition to ride across the U.S., but I thought I might have to quit my job to do so. My company just implemented eight-week sabbaticals though, so maybe I won't have to! I'm considering doing it next year, and I'd like some advice from people who've done a similar trip. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Sep 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Biking around Seattle?

Hi! I'm visiting Seattle for the first time next week, and my friend (also visiting) and I want to explore the city on bike. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Jun 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Cycling routes from Pescadero to Caltrain in Silicon Valley?

I'm planning a cycling trip to San Francisco to the Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero in July. I think I have a pretty good idea of how to get there by just following Highway 1, but I'm not sure how to get back. Instead of going back the way I came, I'd like to ride from Pescadero over the Santa Cruz mountains to Silicon Valley and catch the CalTrain into the city. Can anyone suggest a route? The shorter the better, so the station is not important! I know it'll be a climb.
posted by Borborygmus on Apr 22, 2013 - 5 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

Bicycle, Bicycle, Wine, Bicycle, Dolmade, Wine.

Recommendation for good international LD cycling trip in March/April? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Jan 17, 2013 - 4 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

Cheap, bulk mens underwear in synthetic fabrics. For cycling. Aesthetics less-than-crucial.

Cheap men's synthetic underwear: nylon/spandex/polyester/etc. Would like approx 12 pair for bicycling. Flexible on style/aesthetics. Priority: inexpensive. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Apr 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Seeking the most bicycle-friendly cities on earth

What are some nice cities that are totally bicycle-friendly, and when should we go? [more inside]
posted by coolguymichael on Nov 8, 2011 - 46 answers

Fuelly for the prospective cyclist

Your recommended diet for a prospective daily bicycle commuter is requested. [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Mar 27, 2011 - 21 answers

Help Me Do CT By Bike

I live in NYC (Brooklyn) and want to go on long (75-100 mile) scenic bike rides in pretty southern-ish Connecticut that I can get to from NYC. I don't have the slightest clue about where it might be nice to ride, and I can't seem to find any good long-distance routes online that involve a reasonable train ride or find any bike clubs that run rides in the Greenwich/Westport area. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Sep 7, 2010 - 10 answers

How to Make It to Montauk

I finished my first century ride last weekend, and I want to do another one! So I'm planning a DIY century from either Queens or one of the stops on the LIRR to Montauk (I'll take the train back). I've never set foot or wheel on the south shore. Please help me plan the trip! [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Aug 31, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me make 100 miles without casualties.

Cyclists! I just committed to do a century in two weekend's time. I'm a strong cyclist but haven't gone anywhere near that distance in a long time. I'd love your strategies and tips on quickie training, prep, and how to manage the ride. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Aug 19, 2010 - 24 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

Please help me plan an awesome hardcore state crossin' bicycle trip! Now in 3D!

Me and my girlfriend are planning to embark upon a long adventure. We have never done it before and have some questions. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jul 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Energy used when cycling hills vs flats

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 - 13 answers

Help me buy bikes for me and my brother.

Two old dudes want some bikes. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on May 18, 2010 - 13 answers

Help put the tradewinds in my britches.

I want to do a 2-3 week cycling trip in a foreign country around New year. Need suggestions as to locales/routes. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by letahl on Oct 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Headphone recommendations for road cycling?

[cycling] best headphones, preferably not buds? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on May 16, 2009 - 17 answers

Escaping Toronto with a bike in tow?

How to escape the Greater Toronto Area for multiday bicycle tours? Difficulty: no car. [more inside]
posted by anthill on May 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Good book(s) about randonneuring?

I'm looking for a good read about bicycle randonneuring, in English or French. [more inside]
posted by everichon on Feb 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Bike tights with Gore-Tex, Lycra

Bike tights with Gore-Tex (or equivalent) on top, Lycra on bottom? [more inside]
posted by joeclark on Nov 8, 2007 - 4 answers

Getting the most workout value from cycling

How can I get the most out of cycling, in regards to a workout? I'm a real newbie. [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Apr 3, 2007 - 29 answers

Fitting a road bike

Guide/hints for road bike fit? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Aug 2, 2006 - 10 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

I like to ride my bicycle

Where are the most bike-friendly places to live in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Jul 11, 2005 - 32 answers

How fast is a horse?

How fast is a horse? According to this review of a book on bicycling, one of the original motivations for the development of the bicycle was to find a cheaper, faster, more reliable human-powered alternative to the horse. Did we succeed? I average around 12-15mph on my 10 mile daily bicycle commute - can a horse compete with that?
posted by bonecrusher on Feb 3, 2005 - 21 answers

Tips for commuting by bicycle

In a couple of weeks I'm going to start bicycling to work every day (excepting rain or snow). There'll be hardly any traffic to speak of, since I'll be biking on the Charles River bike paths in Boston. I've never biked to work regularly before: any commuting bicyclists have any tips? [more inside]
posted by josh on Sep 9, 2004 - 25 answers

advice for a budding bike commuter

Need advice on bike commuting (more inside)... [more inside]
posted by dicaxpuella on Apr 13, 2004 - 17 answers

Recumbent bikes?

Ever since this I've been looking into recumbent bikes with an obsessive toy-hunger. At nearly 50lbs, the Bigha is widely denounced as heavy. My question is: how heavy is the average mountain bike, hybrid/commuter bike, and road bike? I can't find overall weight specs on the Cannondale website or the Specialized site. I'm not incredibly into bikes and have no frame of reference. Help me out if you can. How porcine is 50lbs?
posted by scarabic on Mar 7, 2004 - 19 answers

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