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Are those roller things you can get to use your bike as a pseudo exercise bike any cop then?
Don't particularly want to cycle out to St Ives and back along the guided busway for the rest of my short life.
You could rent a 3-bed semi for half the price of your flat. And there are cycleways galore.
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I'd go at 6 to watch The Simpsons and boom! Half an hour's exercise done before I knew it.
you can't always see a screen, the music is usually shit and isn't always even loud enough
you're not exercising hard enough
You need to be sweating, slightly dizzy, maybe with a bit of a tingle/buzz down your left arm.
alright, exercise police.
I've got a kindle.
you can "surf the web" on it, watch moving pictures with sound, that kind of stuff.
but my point still stands
Great for training in winter I guess.
But fuck sitting on a bike in the house. I wouldn't do it.
(they're usually referred to as "Turbos" by bike wankers)
and the rear wheel would hit the ground and I would fly screaming head-first into the wall.
I'd take up running if I were you.
Fuck the rules, if there are rules against it that is. Fuck them anyway.
People get in the way a lot when I'm shambling along at a slow jog. I reckon I'd ride down a toddler out of frustration after about 15 minutes on a bike there.
has the bonus of exercising whilst laying down
how come so many of you have gopros/mini camera on your heads? are you trying to catch bad motorists? are you analysing your performance when you get home?
From the constant intimidation and wankery driving most folk in the UK subject cyclists to?
the ones with cameras on their heads usually are the wankers
or to capture abuse/acts of violence from drivers.
If a driver crashes into you, it's really easy for them to say it was your fault/nobody's fault and the police won't do anything. Even if you have an independent witness, it doesn't guarantee a prosecution. Video evidence is usually pretty irrefutable.
I've got one but haven't been arsed to use it for cycling because of how much faff it is to delete the boring videos and keep it charged.
People would be well into that.
stories of angry confrontations with dickhead car drivers during my commute.
She stopped to tell me the lights were green and the man was red. I replied with "i know but there's nothing coming so i could cross" She started ranting about being invisible and how she could have run me over. I told her that i had seen her and wasn't going to reach the point she was at until way after she left. She said that she didn't believe me so I said "you shouldve just gone and expected me to move that's what i do with cyclists when i'm driving and i've only hit a couple"
She didn't find that funny
In conclusion, cyclists are boring
She wasn't i could see her
I'm doing the Dunwich Dynamo in July (an overnight ride), so I need to invest in a proper front light which will light my way rather than just make me visible.
What do you recommend?
Except the return coach to London is full so I may have to cycle an additional 50 miles to get to Bury St Edmunds afterwards. Which sounds shit.
What's the longest bike ride you've ever been on? I'm a bit worried.
but then that was so busy that we were wheeling the bikes for some of it. Made it up Ditchling Beacon, though.
I've not done further than that in one day (or night). I'm rubbish at staying awake, too, which could be an issue...
What about you?
Lezyne make brilliant lights. The deca drive or super drive lights are really really bright.
Looks like the latter is half price here: http://tinyurl.com/q5tshub
I need a new front light anyway, so doesn't seem toooo bad.
which is really bright with a wide beam, so you can see a lot, but the battery would struggle to last through the night on full beam.
The Road.cc lights test is great for comparing beams: http://road.cc/content/news/97193-big-roadcc-lights-test-2013#
And core stability work. There are resistance rollers but they cost a lot. A turbo trainer might be a better idea, but they chew through tyres quickly.
says they're quite tricky but you get the hang of it quickly.
Otherwise just harden the fuck up and ride your bike.
Must say though, I'm tempted to get some. I'm not in a club and I don't race or anything so I've got no real reason to be super fit, but the temptation is to just buy all the stuff.