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Mount Shasta or bust!

What is the best cycling route from the northern part of the central valley north/northeast-ward? Oh, and will I die? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on May 3, 2007 - 8 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

Where to buy a bicycle in Toronto?

Where should I buy a (used or new) bicycle in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by ori on Mar 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Giro d'Italia Route Maps

Where on the web are detailed routes or maps of the 2007 Giro d'Italia? [more inside]
posted by turbodog on Mar 15, 2007 - 2 answers

Human-Powered Live-Blogging On A Bike In France

Calling all electrical engineers, cyclists and gadget freaks: How can I modify my SON dynamo bicycle wheel hub so that I can use it to power a variety of peripheral devices (cell phone, iPod, GPS, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by piedrasyluz on Mar 6, 2007 - 14 answers

Pain in the Butt?

I have a pain in the butt. Help me fix it. [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Feb 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Cycling miles to running miles. What's the conversion ratio?

I'm training for an ultramarathon in the summer and I'm trying to get my weekly mileage totals up. However, there might be several times a week when I'll be mountain biking circa 80 km/50 miles in a day. My question is: if I was to try and convert these cycling miles into running miles, how many running miles would 50 cycling miles be worth? What would the conversion ratio be like? [more inside]
posted by dropkick on Jan 3, 2007 - 20 answers

Why do people these days ride BMX-style bikes with the seat as low as possible?

Why do people these days ride BMX-style bikes with the seat as low as possible? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Nov 29, 2006 - 14 answers

Where's the BEST Cycling Information?

I've seen the well-balanced cycling board, BikeForums.net, and want to know if are there others that also deal with road bikes, fixies, etc. besides the usual mountain bike chatter. What are they? How about the best deals on cycling gear too?
posted by thebarron on Nov 2, 2006 - 8 answers

How is the MTBing in Breckenridge, CO right now (mid-october)?

We're headed to Breckenridge later this week and not sure if i want to pack the mountain bikes. Any locals or others with experience have any two cents to add? If it's no problem, suggest any trails that aren't too technical or too much climbing as we're just two currently-mostly-out-of-shape flat-landers here. Or would it be better to pack the road bike? Decisions.....
posted by joshgray on Oct 8, 2006 - 5 answers

Which (if any) cycling shoes are made in the USA?

Which (if any) cycling shoes are made in the USA? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Sep 3, 2006 - 8 answers

Cyclists reasons for not wearing helmets?

Why are cyclists so scratchy about being asked why they don't wear cycle helmets? [more inside]
posted by thelost on Aug 17, 2006 - 79 answers

Weight loss for active cyclist

Mother of all nutrition questions: Trying to do the smaller-meals-more-frequently thing but I'm stuck in a cube and I also need to EAT for 3+ hour bike rides. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Aug 11, 2006 - 8 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

How can I build muscle on a single speed bicycle?

48 x 16 single speed... have I topped out in muscle building? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Jul 18, 2006 - 11 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

Kronan bicycle in the US?

I just returned from my second trip to Stockholm and have fallen in love (all over again) with Kronan bicycles. I don't ride my tricked out hybrid as much as I'd like - it's just too much bike - so I need to change. My plan is to sell the hybrid and buy a Kronan. But it doesn't look like they're available in the US anymore. The shop that used to sell them here in Chicago hasn't carried them for the last two years. Where can a guy find a Kronan?
posted by aladfar on Jul 3, 2006 - 15 answers

Tour de France Web2.0???

How to follow The Tour de France online.. I've been using a plugin for firefox to follow the world cup from a website called Joga.com.. It's pretty cool.. Live scores in the left hand side and popups when there are goal's or a yellow/red card.. Anyone know of anything like this for (what's left of....) The Tour?
posted by joshgray on Jun 30, 2006 - 13 answers

Cycling Turbo Trainer setup

I am considering setting getting a turbo trainer like this one but I am not sure about the skewer. I have a pretty low end mountain bike. Will I have to pull the axel out of my rear tire?
posted by srboisvert on Jun 26, 2006 - 7 answers

OUT OF THE WAY!

Cycling questions: UK cyclepath etiquette, numbness, squeaking, body temperature! [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Jun 25, 2006 - 21 answers

Need Bike Gear Reccomendation

Recommend a good cycling shoe-pedal combo I just started biking again and i'm really loving it. I have a mid-range hybrid bike, nothing fancy and I don't ride compeditively but more for fun and exercise, all on paved road. I'm looking to buy cycling shoes and pedals. What i'm looking for in a pedal is one that can serve both a bike shoe and a regular shoe. The guy at the bike shop showed me something that was a hybrid by shimano but i dont remember the model. As far as a shoe, I dont need anything fancy or expensive but not crappy and cheaply made either. Can anyone give me some recomendations? Also, is there a reliable bike gear review site that has user reviews? Thanks!
posted by postergeist on Jun 22, 2006 - 32 answers

Brokeback: Why does it go numb when I ride?

When I ride my bike for extended periods of time (30 minutes or more) the left side of my lower back goes numb. When I dismount, I regain feeling within 5 seconds and there is never any associated pain. Is this bad? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Jun 22, 2006 - 17 answers

How to fix a bike seat post in place?

How can I fix my bike saddle to the correct position? [more inside]
posted by spiff101 on Jun 15, 2006 - 12 answers

Pimp my Huffy bicycle

My wife and I have really started to get into bike riding lately - nothing extreme or long distance, just urban riding (10 miles or less). I have an old Huffy multi-speed that I'd like to dismantle, clean up, and repaint, but I don't know the first thing about bicycle maintenance and dis/assembly. Help! [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on May 27, 2006 - 20 answers

Aluminum Vs Carbon Fiber vs smoking crack

Compliant-vs-speed filter: Aluminum vs Carbon Fiber, aggressive vs less-aggressive? Steel junkies leave your opinions at the door please. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on May 25, 2006 - 14 answers

Is exercising bad on my sinuses?

Why does my ear clog up when I exercise? [more inside]
posted by rhapsodie on May 14, 2006 - 7 answers

She needs to cycle or she goes crazy

London and bicycling centuries. Do the Brits not do any vigorous, hardy cycling for fun, like in the states? [more inside]
posted by joaniemcchicken on May 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Will using aerobars on my roadbike strenghten my core?

Will using aerobars on my road bike strengthen (or better yet slim!) my core?
posted by neilkod on Apr 21, 2006 - 12 answers

You Said You Wouldn't Let go 'Til I Was Ready!!!

Gots me a bike, and now I gots me some questions(Repair cost estimates and what kind of freakin' bike it is, to be precise). [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Apr 20, 2006 - 18 answers

Kids bike for an adult?

Is there a compelling reason for an adult woman not to purchase a 24" bike if that is most comfortable for her? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Mar 25, 2006 - 18 answers

should i ship or fly?

Should i ship or fly with my bike to the west coast? [more inside]
posted by fidgets on Mar 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Cutters' Font?

In the movie "Breaking Away," what font is used on the Cutters' shirts?
posted by dial-tone on Feb 14, 2006 - 10 answers

When will Detroit build a sunroof for the husky gentleman?

Where can I find cycling clothes that fit my frame? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Feb 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Prescription sunglasses for cyclists

For the glasses-wearers out there, who makes good prescription sunglasses geared toward road cycling? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Dec 20, 2005 - 5 answers

are cyclists a menace to society?

Are commuter cyclists really the regular victims of extreme road rage, inspired merely by their presence? Why? [more inside]
posted by wilful on Oct 11, 2005 - 63 answers

SeatSlip

When riding my bike, why do I tend to slip forward on the saddle? What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by daver on Oct 10, 2005 - 14 answers

Cycling shoes

Shoe advice: I'm looking for a shoe that uses velcro instead of laces, and ideally has a stiff bottom. Any help? [more inside]
posted by dial-tone on Sep 15, 2005 - 13 answers

Come on Garmin, SWITCH already!

Mac friendly GPS software? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Aug 29, 2005 - 4 answers

Badgerfilter

Madison Mefi mafia, what's the best way-by bike-to get from the western end of the Glacier Drumlin Trail to E Gorham St.? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Aug 28, 2005 - 1 answer

too bad you can't shout "on your right" to drivers

Cycling/JuryofMyPeers-Filter: when a cyclist crashes into a car because the car turned right into the cyclist's path, is it the driver's fault for not checking their blind spot, or the cyclist's fault for aggressively passing on their right? [more inside]
posted by bl1nk on Aug 3, 2005 - 42 answers

Problems taking my bicycle to Japan?

Jitensha-Filter: I fantasize about moving to Japan to teach English, when I retire from my computer career. To achieve this end, I've earned my TESL certificate, but so far, I'm just a repeat tourist with lots of Nihon travel experience -- but always on foot. Part of the fantasy involves riding a bicycle over there -- and not one of their clunky no-speeds, but my bicycle. What's involved when a gaijin brings in his bicycle? I'm guessing it's not as easy as retrieving it from checked luggage at Narita, and riding away -- knowing the Japanese, there's regulations to be satisified, in an approved manner. [more inside]
posted by Rash on Jul 29, 2005 - 15 answers

what's better than cunx?

Courier bags: who's better than Cunx? [more inside]
posted by humuhumu on Jul 14, 2005 - 12 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

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

Frequent Recurring Knee Pain

Why do I always get horrible IT-Band Tendonitis? How do you deal with it? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jul 6, 2005 - 6 answers

Faking out traffic sensors

Inductive traffic sensors: can I make them "see" my bike better if I stick some strong rare-earth magnets on the frame? [more inside]
posted by Quietgal on Jul 4, 2005 - 9 answers

Tour de France 2005

Tour de France. I do not have access to OLN through my cable provider. I want to be able to hear, (in english), live commentary of the Tour. I figured I would be able to find this on the web but have not been able to so far. I would like also find out what resources others are using to follow the grande boucle, any good blogs I should know about?
posted by flummox on Jul 3, 2005 - 9 answers

Sweat gets in my eyes

When bicycling, how do you keep sweat out of your eyes? [more inside]
posted by sixpack on Jun 13, 2005 - 15 answers

Clipless pedals with regular shoes?

Recently upgraded to a newer bike, with clipless pedals. I realized that these are great for riding, but what about just tooling around town - is there such a thing as an adaptor for regular shoes? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Apr 17, 2005 - 13 answers

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