• I was told the bicycle enthusiasts are called pedalphiles.?

    Best answer: Whoever told you this was pranking you.
    Best answer: Whoever told you this was pranking you.
    6 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Is bicycles safe to ride at night?

    Best answer: This is comedy gold.
    Best answer: This is comedy gold.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • In Texas, do I have to ride my bike on the street or on the sidewalk?

    Best answer: In all capital letters...WHERE IN TEXAS? Laws can change from one city or municipality to the next. But, as a person who's been getting around for TEN YEARS via a bicycle (no car) I can tell you it's SAFER on the streets - IF YOU KNOW HOW. Texas law states in part, ... A person operating a bicycle on a... show more
    Best answer: In all capital letters...WHERE IN TEXAS? Laws can change from one city or municipality to the next. But, as a person who's been getting around for TEN YEARS via a bicycle (no car) I can tell you it's SAFER on the streets - IF YOU KNOW HOW.

    Texas law states in part, ...
    A person operating a bicycle on a roadway who is moving slower than the other traffic on the roadway shall ride as near as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway.

    However there are exceptions to this law. Under the following conditions the law allows bicyclists to take the full lane of travel when:

    The person is passing another vehicle moving in the same direction.

    The person is preparing to turn left at an intersection or onto a private road or driveway.

    When there are unsafe conditions on the roadway, including fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, pedestrians, animals, or surface hazards that prevents the person from safely riding next to the curb or edge of the roadway.

    The lane is of substandard width (less than 14 feet in width and not having a designated bicycle lane adjacent to that lane) making if unsafe for a bicycle and a motor vehicle to safely travel side by side.

    http://transport.tamu.edu/Alternative/bi...

    That last part is the most important. Any lane at or under 14 feet in width is NOT safe for both a cyclist & a motorist to "share". Let's do the math. Safe passing even at slow speeds is 3 feet. The FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) states a cyclist NEEDS a path at least 5 feet wide. Now add the width of even a small car - 6 feet wide from mirror-to-mirror. 3 + 5 + 6 = 14 feet. In short...ride smack dab down the MIDDLE OF THE LANE.

    Sound scary? It's not IF YOU KNOW HOW. Take courses either in person or online from Cycling Savvy. https://cyclingsavvy.org/

    There's also plenty of YouTube videos. Here's part one of a three part series. Look for and watch parts 2 and 3.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFjCza5e...
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do you feel good about yourself having spent 1000+ on a bicycle?

    .. It's a pushbike
    .. It's a pushbike
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Workout for a cyclist.?

    I had spent all of this summer in saddle. The results might not be that great but I was pretty satisfied. My top speed on flat used to be 30 mph on an average 10yo mountain bicycle (can’t show the calves bc a question with a photo can’t be posted). Now I won’t be able to hit the road up until next summer. But I... show more
    I had spent all of this summer in saddle. The results might not be that great but I was pretty satisfied. My top speed on flat used to be 30 mph on an average 10yo mountain bicycle (can’t show the calves bc a question with a photo can’t be posted). Now I won’t be able to hit the road up until next summer. But I don’t want to lose the results. I know it’s not much but my friends were stunned by the calves of mine and my heart is gonna break to bits if I lose it. I do walk 8 miles per day but I can definitely feel it’s not enough at all. Can someone please recommend the workout that will help to preserve the calves or even make them stronger? I’m going to need that torque because I’m buying a road bike next summer and i desperately want to hit 50 mph. Of course, not happening if I’ll have to start from scratch.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you rent the bicycles from the bicycle stands and how?

    Best answer: I never have, since I usually ride my own.

    The London version of the system is explained here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/santander-cycles/how-it-works
    Best answer: I never have, since I usually ride my own.

    The London version of the system is explained here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/santander-cycles/how-it-works
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How often a cyclist ride past you before you complain?

    Best answer: No, but if he does swear at you & others you might complain to the cops.
    Best answer: No, but if he does swear at you & others you might complain to the cops.
    14 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is this type of derailer okay?

    Is this type of derailer okay?

    Best answer: For a derailleur hanger to "break away" that bike would have to go through a LOT of abuse. A SRAM X-4 derailleur is a good mid-level component. Not great, but not crappy either.
    Best answer: For a derailleur hanger to "break away" that bike would have to go through a LOT of abuse. A SRAM X-4 derailleur is a good mid-level component. Not great, but not crappy either.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does mountain biking kill lots of animals that are hit on mountain biking trails?

    Best answer: You don’t do much mountainbiking, do you? I assume you drive or travel by car somewhat regularly. Next time you’re in a car, count the roadkill. Next time on a bike, TRY to count the track/trailkill. It’s EXTREMELY rare to see any. I think I’ve seen TWO in total. That’s less than once each DECADE. One snake and one... show more
    Best answer: You don’t do much mountainbiking, do you?
    I assume you drive or travel by car somewhat regularly.
    Next time you’re in a car, count the roadkill.
    Next time on a bike, TRY to count the track/trailkill.
    It’s EXTREMELY rare to see any.
    I think I’ve seen TWO in total.
    That’s less than once each DECADE.
    One snake and one mole.
    Whether the mole actually was run over or merely ended up on the trail, I can’t tell.
    Snakes do hang out on trails every now and then, but tend to survive being run over.
    More animals seems to be killed by bikes in human environments, cities, parks and suburbs. I see rats run over where the bike path passes close to dumpsters/trash cans about weekly.
    A seagull tried to dive through a riding buddies wheel once.
    Squirrels getting caught in wheels is also known to happen.
    It’s still way less than the animals you see run over by cars and trucks.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why fools must chase after me?

    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I think I'm doing 30-40mph on a old mountain bike, should I try and cycle professionally?

    Best answer: There's no need to "think", there are plenty of ways to find out. 1) buy a bike computer, set it up RIGHT, go ride your heart out. Check max and average speed. and daily mileage. 2) if you have a smartphone, download Strava. Start the app, ride. Check your stats. 3) use any computer with an internet... show more
    Best answer: There's no need to "think", there are plenty of ways to find out.
    1) buy a bike computer, set it up RIGHT, go ride your heart out. Check max and average speed. and daily mileage.
    2) if you have a smartphone, download Strava. Start the app, ride. Check your stats.
    3) use any computer with an internet connection. Google maps can let you plot a route, tell you how far it is. Go ride that route and time your ride. Do the math to find out your average speed.

    I can just about promise that you're not doing 40 MPH on an old MTB. Unless you're coasting down a steep descent.
    WIth a common MTB gearing of 42/11 on a 26" bike you would have to hit a pedal RPM of well over 120 to get to that speed.
    Pedalling that fast is difficult enough with a foot retention system, and dedicated training.
    Do you have either?

    Hitting 30 mph for a short while is quite doable though.
    70-150 miles a day, really?
    What else do you do except ride?
    Let's assume a borderline possible average speed on "an old mtb" of 20 mph. Then a 150 mile ride takes 7.5 hours. Sounds difficult to fit that into a regular schedule.

    If you're that good, buy or borrow a road bike. For a person of your claimed capacity it doesn't matter if it's an old one. Join a club, get a license, start racing. If you're that good, you should start winning pretty much immediately. Winning is what gets you invited to a pro team. Good luck.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Im getting an electric bike soon. Is it safe for another person to ride on the rear cargo rack. the motor is strong enough. So will it work?

    Best answer: In the USA the only passenger you can have on a bicycle designed for one person is an infant. The infant must be in an approved bicycle infant carrying device.
    Best answer: In the USA the only passenger you can have on a bicycle designed for one person is an infant. The infant must be in an approved bicycle infant carrying device.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should cyclists be allowed on the road?

    Best answer: Assuming your question was meant to read 'Should cycling be allowed on carriageways when there is a parallel cycle path?' the answer really is that if the cycle path was good enough the issue would hardy arise. Cyclists frequently decide not to use existing examples of cycle paths because poor design makes... show more
    Best answer: Assuming your question was meant to read 'Should cycling be allowed on carriageways when there is a parallel cycle path?' the answer really is that if the cycle path was good enough the issue would hardy arise.

    Cyclists frequently decide not to use existing examples of cycle paths because poor design makes them either slower than staying in the carriageway, more dangerous, or both, or because they do not feed back into the carriageway safely or sometimes at all.

    I encountered a classic example of bad design in the outskirts of Bracknell, Berkshire, recently. Riding into the town down a main road, I found that a cycle path started, running parallel to the carriageway. I joined it. After a while a low hedge appeared between the two. Then a high fence. Then the path veered away in another direction across a park towards a housing area, with no way of rejoining the road I wanted to follow without going back a mile or so to where the hedge ended.

    There is another cycle path near me that was built under the 1990's 'Safe routes to school' project and is clearly designed for children travelling at low speeds on small bikes. At one point there is a bend with fences on both sides so tight that an long-wheelbase adult bike can hardly fit round it.

    There are many examples of substandard cycle path designs at: http://www.warringtoncyclecampaign.co.uk...
    15 answers · 4 weeks ago