What is the longest bike ride you have ever done, and what bike were you on? For demographic comparisons, what are your gender, age, and country?
A single ride, for the purposes of this thread, can be done with breaks, but not with sleep. It has to be all done in one waking period. If you do a multi-day tour and sleep throughout that's great, but not what this thread is about.
I rode about 85km home for thanksgiving in 3 hours, it was gruelling
Some parts were fun but mostly it was complete misery. I woke up running late with a bourbon hangover and had to haul ass to get to turkey dinner on time, I didn't plan a route ahead of time so I kept missing turns and google maps took me over 4km of gravel on my slicks, followed by the most insane hill i've ever had to climb in my life On top of that my rear derailleur was fucked so I couldn't shift properly or use 3 of my 8 rear cogs. I made it though!
>>899977 Baconrider is not a he, not is it a she. It is best classified as "it," and is a being far greater than a mundane human being. It is omnipotent, and all seeing. It watches lovingly over /n/, posting whenever the need arises.
Looking to get into street cycling. Former land whale, fat af. Down over 100 lbs in 18 months but stalled around 340 lbs. Walking, portioning etc. just not cutting it anymore. Used to love biking when i was younger so thought that might be a nice change of pace.
A few hangups I have when it comes to getting one: I'm still a big guy so I want something durable (leaning towards a mountain bike). I'm a tall guy 6'6" so I'm wondering if the 27" bikes you can get at Walmart/Target will be sufficient. Also... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
OP, there's no reason you can't ride a bike at 340 pounds, but realistically this means you'll need very strong wheels, and you'd likely benefit from starting out on a bike more like the one in your pic that uses the frame to support more of your body mass than a typical mountain bike or road bike.
Unfortunately the need for strong wheels means that Target/Walmart bikes aren't a good option (they're really not good options for anyone, as a previous anon mentions).
My suggestion is to look for a local dealer of Worksman cycles, they... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>899859 Never had any emergencies per say. Had to divert twice. Once because there was a thunderstorm over our destination, the other time we had to divert because our destination was fogged out. We were supposed to land at our home base at 23:00, we actually got back at 4:00am the next morning .Longest and most tiring day ever. Had a few people faint on board. Had a drunk woman who wasn't aggressive, but she was totally incapable of walking and because she was large we had to call the police who got her a wheelchair. Been... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I don't know but it's a shitty as fuck bike, don't get one. Any bike under $700 or so new will be pure shit, and if it has suspension, it will be pure shit even at the $700 range (because good suspension is expensive). If you want a mountain bike with suspension and can't afford to pay a few thousand, buy used at pinkbike.com/buysell If you want a new bike for under 1k, spend at least 700 and don't get suspension If you want a mountain bike for only a few hundred dollars, get a rigid 90s mountain bike on Craigslist. Any other mountain bike at that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Well that's an incredibly clever idea. I wonder what could possibly go wrong. Why do people even have brakes anymore? I mean come on, it's 2015. I don't see why I should be discriminated against in traffic simply because there are no brakes on my vehicle, that is pure prejudice, all vehicles are equal. Safety is a social construct which caused the needless introduction of brakes, something the corporate giants that are big brakes has been cashing in on (Shimano, etc). Liberate yourself from physics and don't be discriminated against on the road, brakes are... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>899427 well the chain doesn't just "come off" because single speed casettes and chainrings are much more secure, the only thing that could happen is the chain breaking which is a catastrophic failure no matter what type of bike you're on (again, less likely to happen on a fixed/ss)
you might see bmxers doing that but I can assure you nobody riding a fixie would do that when they could simply resist the movement of the pedals. people who ride road bikes can do that too, that doesn't mean it's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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