Best bit of advice

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  1. sogood

    sogood New Member

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    Zen of Cycling and Life: Stay balanced in everything you do! :cool:
     


  2. KellyT

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    EVERY car driver is a probably a psychotic murderer. They have means and motivation. Try not to give them the opportunity.
     
  3. Rockslayer

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    - Carry a spare tube and/or puncture kit, levers and a pump.
    - Chamois cream for a long ride.
    - Courtesy to other riders, pedestrians and drivers goes a long way.
     
  4. ebola

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    use a HRM to maximize the benefit you get from a ride.
     
  5. chrisPDX

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    Everything listed above +

    - weight (on the bike) doesn't matter as much as the ads would make you think, I buy for reliability, comfort, price, weight, in that order

    - mix up your riding routes, terrain, partners, etc. as much as possible--keep things interesting

    - wet leaves are slippery


    Most of all: have fun!
     
  6. Bob Ross

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    The bike goes where you look.
     
  7. meehs

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    In terms of your pedaling stroke; concentrate on driving your knee towards the handlebar on the upstroke. The downstroke will take care of itself. Pedal in smooth circles.
     
  8. TLW

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    Comfort is paramount. As others have said, get your bike fitted to you and you will enjoy many long hours in the saddle.
    Don't buy on looks or brand, buy on fit and comfort (if a bike shop tries to sell you a particular bike in less than 30 minutes, walk away!)
     
  9. rdk

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    Ride at a higher cadence than at first feels natural.
     
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