392 posts tagged with cycling.
Displaying 201 through 250 of 392. Subscribe:

Just a month late for bike-to-work day ...

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 - 15 answers

Bike trips in upstate NY/VT

I want to go on a one day bike trip in upstate NY or VT-- less than a 2h drive from Montreal. Where should I go? Details about what I want inside. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Apr 16, 2010 - 5 answers

DIY Decaleur?

Can I make a decaleur? If not, which should I buy? [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Mar 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Chain Grease & Skinny Jeans

I'd like some recommendations for hipster bike blogs. Think more fixies with hot pink sidewalls, Dutch designer bikes no American could afford, and bike messenger fetishism than athletics, racing, nitty-gritty commuting, etc. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Feb 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Help my bike escape from central Jersey.

I'm on the North East Corridor line in central New Jersey and I've got a new bike. It folds up. I'd like to take it away for 4-7 days of cycling in the second half of March. Where can I go that's within a half day's journey on public transport? [more inside]
posted by lapsangsouchong on Feb 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Cycling: mashing versus spinning

Finally realizing that competitive cycling (for me, triathlons), like swimming, is as much a matter of skill as it is of cardiovascular strength, i've been studying the science behind pedaling. To date I've come to the conclusion that there are "mashers", those who grind the downstroke, and there are "spinners," those who try to keep equal pressure on the pedal throughout it's revolution. I ask fellow cyclists (those who even think about these things) whether one style is preferable over the other. There's no general concensus. My question is this: to get into a spinning mode with a big gear, don't you at least have to mash to build up momentum, at which time the spinning takes over? In other words, is there a transition? I do all the drills (one leg pedaling, the push-your-toe-to-the-end-of-your-shoe at about 11 o'clock on the stroke, the 9-and-3 focus) and I can't get the hang of one (mashing) or the other (spinning). Anyone have a similar experience and, hopefully, a provisional answer? Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Feb 5, 2010 - 16 answers

Cycling in Madrid

In a few weeks I will be moving to Madrid (Spain) for 3-6 months. I am used to cycling to work and I am trying to determine if that might be possible there. Is it common to see cyclists on the road in Madrid? Are there cycling lanes? Are drivers used to driving around cyclists or am I having a deathwish? Any further pointers, opinions and advice highly appreciated. Thanks!
posted by Parsnip on Feb 1, 2010 - 8 answers

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

Wool base layers for tiny people.

Looking for wool base layers in the UK to fit a small adult. Options? [more inside]
posted by joeycoleman on Jan 14, 2010 - 9 answers

The Duality of the Cycling Man

Two years of cycling has left me a different man above the waist compared to below it - my legs, I mean, not what you're thinking. Please help solve my divided self. [more inside]
posted by liquidindian on Jan 1, 2010 - 24 answers

Is Copenhagen really all that?

Is Copenhagen really as awesome as it seems? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Dec 20, 2009 - 23 answers

Bus bent my bike; am I stuck with the damage?

Locked my bike to a post, and a bus sideswiped my bike. Am I stuck with the damage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Slimpstreaming behind a random?

Do you think it is rude for Alice (a commuter cyclist) to slipstream behind Bob (another commuter cyclist, who doesn't know Alice)? [more inside]
posted by Tapioca on Nov 24, 2009 - 59 answers

Best route for overland commute in NYC

I live at the top of Central Park in New York City (my park entrance is at 110th and Lenox), and I'm thinking of either getting a bike or rollerblades to commute to my job at 23rd and Fifth (or, perhaps more accurately, to my gym at 23rd and Park, where I can shower and change). What's the most direct path through the park from top to bottom, and which streets should I take to my destination once I exit the park? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 15, 2009 - 18 answers

you'd look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two

My boyfriend and I really want to win Most Stylish Couple at The Sadie Hawkins Style Ride in one week. Any suggestions? (previously) [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Nov 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Should I attempt a long bike ride even though I'm sick?

I had plans to ride my bike from Chicago to Milwaukee tomorrow with my husband and two friends (about 100 miles). Now I've come down with a pretty bad cold. Should I cancel or try to power through? Have you ever done a lot of physical activity while recovering from a cold, and how did you fare? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Oct 23, 2009 - 20 answers

them's the brakes...

I've just changed the disc brake pads on my bicycle and now the calipers won't 'grab' onto the metal disc enough to brake effectively... [more inside]
posted by hairgelburrito on Oct 12, 2009 - 4 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

I can't believe there's no app for that!

Could I possibly use my iPhone as a bike computer? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Sep 29, 2009 - 13 answers

Great destinations, routes and experiences in and around Toronto.

I want to go to there, but I need your advice on where "there" is. Starting point: Toronto. Range: any land within 100 km (60-ish miles) of High Park, but I can go further for something really special. Means of transport: my trusty steed. Time frame: now until November-ish. I'm looking for great routes or awesome destinations, urban, rural or suburban, like the best roti in Scarborough, a tiny potter's studio somewhere in Peel, or a gorgeous path by some body of water that isn't Lake Ontario. I want to go somewhere to do something neat, like picking apples or riding horses. And this is not Torontofilter or bikefilter. I'm looking for creative ideas from anyone, anywhere. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Sep 25, 2009 - 12 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

Free as a bird

What is the most lightweight and/or the most vented bicycle helmet that you can buy? [more inside]
posted by ghost dance beat on Sep 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Blogs for bike commuters

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

Where would a rusty old bike rider like me find a easy and good bike?

I'm thinking about getting a bike to ride to work on, but I have no idea where to start, or what to look for. [more inside]
posted by jonathanstrange on Aug 25, 2009 - 21 answers

How can I fix my fixed gear bike whose rear cog rotates with the chain when I pedal?

How can I fix my fixed gear bike whose rear cog rotates with the chain when I pedal? [more inside]
posted by Hates_ on Aug 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Looking for a 65-70 mile cycling route near Frederick, MD

Maryland cyclists: looking for a 65-70 mile route/loop in (or around) Frederick. [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Aug 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Assaulted on a bicycle, what should I have done?

I go cycling about 3 times a week for about an hour to hour and a half for exercise. Sunday I was riding my bike through probably the best neighborhood in town, in the bike lane, when some kid threw a plastic water bottle at me from a passing car. [more inside]
posted by lordrunningclam on Jul 28, 2009 - 46 answers

I need general advice about bicycle commuting and specific recommendations for Seattle.

I need general advice about bicycle commuting and specific recommendations for Seattle: where to live for commute to UW, bike shop recommendations, must have equipment, neighborhoods to avoid, good routes and trails, and the like. [more inside]
posted by GPF on Jul 22, 2009 - 13 answers

I need to buy a new bicycle.

I need to buy a bicycle. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by nostrich on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

What did you wish you knew going into your first triathlon?

What did you wish you knew going into your first triathlon? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jul 17, 2009 - 25 answers

Help me bike more than once every 4-5 days!

How to recover faster after cycling? [more inside]
posted by nerhael on Jul 9, 2009 - 33 answers

Montgomery's Tavern & beyond.

Torontocyclingfilter: I'm planning a 50 mile ride this weekend. Is Yonge St. a good call? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Jul 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me, O Exercise Gurus.

Burning calories while exercising: how important is how much effort you put into it? Does difficulty enter the equation, or is it all time and distance? [more inside]
posted by canadia on Jul 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me get the pedals off of my bike.

Help me get the pedals off of my bike. [more inside]
posted by suckerpunch on Jun 24, 2009 - 23 answers

Prescription sunglasses for cycling -- recommendations?

Looking to update this question: For the glasses-wearers out there, who makes good prescription sunglasses geared toward road cycling? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jun 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Perfect disc brake rainy-day single speed commuter frame.

Bike Filter: I'm looking for a cro-moly steel frame and fork that can handle disc brakes and enough clearance for fenders and has track drop outs with a road bike geometry. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on May 31, 2009 - 12 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

Rapha - worth the money?

Experiences with Rapha cyling gear? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on May 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Headphone recommendations for road cycling?

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

Unlike ZZ Top, I want not-cheap sunglasses.

Rudy Project or Oakley? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Apr 6, 2009 - 8 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

Bike Ride and a Microphone

Bike Riding and a Microphone One of our clients is biking across the country. She wants to be able to speak on a head phone, connected to her cell phone, while she rides. everything we have tried so far has way too much background noise. Can you recommend how she can speak on the phone, safely, with no or low background noise during this long journey by Bike? Thanks!
posted by quiverandquill on Mar 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Cyclic

I have a beautiful, but not roadworthy, 1980 Raleigh Caprice. Now the evenings are lighter, I have the opportunity to purchase a new bike through my work's Cyclescheme and get myself both fit and cycling at a competent level. Help a new cyclist decide on a bike! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Mar 26, 2009 - 6 answers

best way by bike from London to France

Asking for friends: Looking for tips, maps, routes or anything else you've got to help plan a bike trip from London to France [more inside]
posted by vodkaboots on Mar 25, 2009 - 4 answers

How should I run?

Should I go further or faster? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Mar 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Bicycle Light Needed

I need a front light for my bicycle that can attach to a basket (as opposed to handlebars). [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Mar 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Spectating the Tour of California

I would like to watch Stage 2 of the Tour of California. What can we expect? Where would the best places to spectate from? [more inside]
posted by clearly on Feb 4, 2009 - 4 answers

I'm not talking about Stone Temple Pilots

How to prepare one's body, mind and bicycle for a 200 mi bike ride? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 30, 2009 - 26 answers

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8