Noob Biker

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by catch20who, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. catch20who

    catch20who New Member

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    Hey, how are you all doing this fine evening?

    I have a question about people's routines for biking/biking habits. I don't have any and am wondering if there are any common ones that I should pick up. Usually I bike wherever on my mountain bike (woods, streets, mostly streets and back streets). A long distance bike would probably do me better for my surroundings but I haven't saved up enough to buy one.

    Anyway, after a half-hour or hour long ride what should I do in terms of eating/stretching/whatever else is good?

    Sounds a bit like my mind is all over the place but I'm just looking for some new biker guidance.

    Thanks
     
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  2. astroluc

    astroluc New Member

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    hello fellow noob... well, I am sort of a newbe since I have been out of the game for nigh on a decade; I second your querry.
     
  3. bobr

    bobr New Member

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    I'm another that falls into that category. Have been away from any serious cycling for nearly 10 years, and am now completely out of shape, so I've got quite a ways to go.

    I sold my road bike years ago and have only a mountain bike ... but I'm thinking of changing that.
     
  4. ouo

    ouo New Member

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    My tips.

    -Drink water periodically, especially if you're out on a longer ride or if its a hot day out. I usually start a ride off with a glass and finish my ride with a glass.

    -Stretch out your leg muscles before and after cycling, especially if you haven't been on the bike for a few weeks.

    -Check your tires before hitting the road, they shouldn't be rock hard, as that is overinflated and may cause tire problems later on.

    -Don't eat a big meal right before you go, give the food time to settle.

    -Don't put a lot pedal pressure as you change gears to go up hill, it can and will case your gears to have problems later on.
     
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