I got my first bike since I was a kid yesterday. It's nothing fancy, since I'm only planning to use it for commute.
The catch is, I'm unfit. Not to the point of pic related, but still, not great. A couple of days ago, when I first got it, I rode it from my usual bus stop to my house and it cut down my commute time like mad. From a 20 minute walk to a mere 5 minutes.
When I got home, I have no stamina, and my thighs felt like shit, which I expected, muscle pains, but the thing I didn't expect was my calves having no strength which... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
It's taken me a few weeks for my legs to not give out on me as soon as I get off the bike and I'm a sweaty, miserable mess five weeks into it every time I get off the bike but I'm down 12 lbs and I'm finding I'm less groggy and can stand for a lot longer without my feet and ankles starting to kill me.
If you think a magic foam hat will protect you if you get hit by a car, you are an idiot. There is literally no reason to wear a helmet. A helmet just acts as something to get snagged if you crash and will probably just get you more injured. And if you crash for any reason other than getting hit by a car you obviously don't know how to ride a bicycle and should use training wheels instead of a helmet.
Prove to me that there is any legitimate reason to wear a magic foam hat.
I feel bad for brits that we had to export our shit suburban car culture to England and forever fucked their public transit and attitude towards bicyclists. I think the UK is the only country in the Europe with an American style hatred for cyclists.
>look pedals fall apart >decide to upgrade to speedplays >working in bike bike shop >install pedals and cleats >can't get them to clip in, find out I screwed the cleat in too tight >loosen the cleat up >still can't get them in >ask the shop owner what's wrong >he has me sit on the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'd like Santa to bring me a set of 10-sp Campy shifters, a pair of lobster gloves to replace the ones I can't find, a bottle of nice bourbon, and a couple pounds of good single-estate Assam tea. Will I get (or even ask for) any of this? Nope.
More realistically, I will be very happy if my family members bring better deserts to contribute to the annual Christmas dinner I host than they did to this past Thanksgiving.
It is to my understanding that one of the major issues is that the RTA is somehow powerful enough to kek the CTA, Metra and Pace out of getting anything accomplished on their own, but not powerful enough to force them to do anything.
>>904047 25 million dollars probably won't even buy you a full El train set anymore. That being said the RTA and other associated agencies could be reformed to be more autonomous so projects wouldn't constantly get staled by political NIMBYism.
>>903983 I met this guy about 10km from my house as he crossed Canada http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2015/07/30/man-and-dog-criss-cross-the-country Chinese motor inside a homemade trailer pulling a dog across Canada
>>903807 They opened a tram line because the traffic in the Dubai Marina area was unbearable. According to Wikipedia "it runs for 14.5 kilometers (9.0 mi) along Al Sufouh Road from Dubai Marina to the Burj Al Arab and the Mall of the Emirates"
>makes Trek >makes Pinarello >makes Bianchi >makes pretty much everything >also makes its own carbon fibre
>Best road frame on the market is the TCR Advanced SL0 You can pay more money, but you ain't getting a better frame. Just a different paintjob. >Best endurance frame on the market is the Defy Advanced SL0 Just as race bred as the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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