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I think I've got the basics down; how can I improve my bicycle skills?

I'm new to bike riding as an adult; I'm riding to work but would like to improve in the areas of balance, stamina, and pace. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Aug 15, 2013 - 23 answers

Biking for the uninsured.

I do not have adequate health insurance, am self-employed, and any injury that might prevent me from working steadily would be economically problematic (ok, disastrous). I also would like to begin riding my bicycle again as a form of exercise and enjoyment. Would the health benefits of biking outweigh the risk of injury? I would be primarily riding on designated bike trails, not public roads. I'm somewhat paranoid because a friend (with good insurance, fortunately) had a mishap on a bike trail that required surgery. I don't know how common such mishaps are. What would you do in my situation?
posted by Wordwoman on Apr 10, 2013 - 31 answers

Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout?

Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Oct 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Tips to keep cool on a long bike ride

Please give me your best tips to keep cool while I'm doing long bike rides on my road bike on warm days (and assume I know the basics of hydration, electrolytes, sports drinks, etc). [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Jul 13, 2012 - 13 answers

bicycle ride

Is this 90-mile bike ride around LA possible and realistic for a casual rider in four days? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Nov 24, 2011 - 13 answers

In need of a solid errands bike

Need a budget priced new / used bike for grocery shopping and a bike bag to carry them in - tell me what I need and what brands I should look for. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Aug 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Uphill, both ways, in Pittsburgh

How can I make it so that I can make it up the hills on my bicycle? [more inside]
posted by that girl on Sep 8, 2008 - 46 answers

Why doesn't it hurt so good?

Can exercise be good if it doesn't make me sore? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Aug 31, 2008 - 12 answers

I want to ride my bicycle.

I would like to buy an exercise bicycle for a friend who wants to cardio train, but has terrible knees. However, I know nothing of exercise bicycles. [more inside]
posted by Jairus on Jan 10, 2006 - 8 answers

Have stationary bikes fallen out of favor?

Have stationary bikes fallen out of favor? [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on Dec 1, 2005 - 20 answers

One solution for exercise and powering the home?

I'd like to help power the house and exercise, both solved with one solution, and need some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Nov 21, 2005 - 21 answers

How to keep my lungs warm when biking in the winter?

I'm wanting to do some outdoor bike training this winter, in preparation for going over the Rockies next summer. But, of course, riding in the winter isn't pleasant. The biggest problem I've run into is that my lungs start freezing when I get into a hard climb, while the rest of my body is overheating from the extra layers (essential for big downhills). Any tips on clothing choices that get the best of both worlds, or ways to keep my lungs warm?
posted by kaibutsu on Dec 19, 2003 - 8 answers

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