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  1. fauxdiophile

    fauxdiophile OT Supporter

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    any bicyclists here in FN? just getting into it, wondering if there are any tips for a bike noob like me :wiggle:
     
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    whatchoo want to know dude

    I noticed a lot of power gains when I started doing squats.
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    do a lot of core work. strong core = strong bike cadence
     
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    I cycle here and there. Not as much as I used to though.

    A strong core and strong triceps help a lot. It's a great low impact way to get some cardio in.
     
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    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I lift 5 days a week and also bike about 5 days a week. :bowdown:

    I mix it up between Mountain Biking and Road Biking. Mostly road though.
     
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    I just got into cycling this year. I cycle or go to spin class 5 times a week (spin class cause of wonderful New England weather). As a newbie I don't have a lot of advice. I find biking to be one form of cardio I don't dread at all. Make sure you get a correct fit on your bike, it makes it much easier to ride longer.
     
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    I've been cycling for about a year now, its great
     
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    I am also doing cycling for an year or so ....
    simple cycling and nothing else and i found out how easy and enjoying it can be to be healthy and fit
    i am really loving it......
     
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    yeah I love how much bigger stronger and leaner I am now that I've been cycling for a while

    what kind of cycles do you bros use?
     
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    sweet, i'm gonna keep up with all of my lifting, i just needed something that won't kill my ankle like running... i got up to running about 6-7 miles a day, but torn ligament in my ankle=ouch.

    awesome, i'll keep that in mind.

    i just got a motobecane grand record.

    :coold:

    so far i've gone on a couple rides. on the first one i fell over because i forgot to snap out of my pedals :doh: didn't even draw blood, no big deal. i have so little faith in the thin little tire to support me when i'm turning :noes:

    i had REI do a once-over when i assembled it (got it from bikes direct mostly assembled) since i didn't know jack about it before. he trued the wheels, adjusted the brakes, and just made sure nothing was horribly off. i sat inside yesterday for an hour just clipping in and out to make sure i don't panic and just try to pull up to get my foot out of the pedal. oh and, idiot that i am, my front wheel wasn't lined up with my handle bars. so now it's all good.

    lemme know if you guys think of anything else that might help. getting plenty of water, still wearing tshirts tho, not really into wearing the jerseys, or buying them, for that matter. bike shorts=amazing
     
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    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Trek 4400. I use it for both trail and road use.
     
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    cycling gave me gyno
     
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    cellphone Must not sleep.....

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    ride it about 3-4 times a week for about an hour or 2
     
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    cycling hurts my balls
     
  15. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    :hsugh: you're doing it wrong
     
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    lol wut? not supposed to sit on the seat?
     
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    srsly, everytime i try to ride a bike for more then 15min my balls and taint are on fire. what am I doing wrong?
     
  18. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    i can't sit on my balls if i try... that's why the ball sack was invented. don't you have a ball sack?

    try bike shorts. i love them and i don't mean the gay speedo kind. they make baggy style bike shorts. :love:
     
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    I usually get in 3-4 20 mile rides a week in-between work, lifting, etc.
    Great way to relax and if you're not being run off the road by idiot drivers it's a very pleasant way to work out and build strength.
     
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    I used to bike a lot, especially right after I got into college. Two years ago I got hit by a car that ran a stop sign at 35 MPH and since I've not had the desire I once did. I'm slowly getting back into it. It is really a lot of fun.
     
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    specialized allez elite
     
  22. Blade

    Blade Time to swolercize

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    padded shorts bro.
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    trek 1.2
     
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    bike's probably not adjusted correctly
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    i just put my commuter rack on the other day :coold: gonna start carrying shit and making more runs to the grocery on 2 wheels
     
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