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comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
Where (e.g. indoors or out) do you have a good wipe down using the towels?
Jul
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answered Always cycling in highest gear, why?
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comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
@MR04 Rain will dry off (i.e. evaporate/disappear) when you get indoors. It's only dirt that's sprayed up from the road (if you don't have mudguards/fenders) that would cause you to need a "shower to clean myself off".
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comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
Don't you find there's always a head-wind when you're cycling? That's what helps to keep you cool in summer. :) Another clue is that those yellow flowers are daffodils, so it's the first of spring. Anyway it matches what you were saying: those cyclists aren't racing.
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comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
I commuted in Toronto: "above freezing" is pleasant by definition. :) I assume they (in Holland) are dressed that way because they're cycling at a leisurely speed.
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comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
The people in that photo are over-dressed for cycling quickly. Those are yellow flowers in the grass: so presumably it's warm enough (i.e. above freezing) that they could be wearing shorts and no jacket if they want to cycle quickly.
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answered How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
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comment Long term benefits and risks of bicycling
An 800€ bike is enough for commuting. Add a great U-lock and wheel locks and I don't foresee (and haven't experienced) it's being stolen.
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comment How to climb a hill as a beginner
The amount of power you transfer to the bike is equal to: "the force on the pedal" multiplied by "the distance the pedal moves" multiplied by "the number of times the pedal moves" (i.e. RPM). I assume you're already pushing hard (which is why you get tired) with a high RPM (because you're in lowest gear) ... so pushing over more of that 360 degree circle affects that third variable i.e. the distance over which the pedal is pushed. Even without being clipped you might be able to increase the length/distance of your stroke by 50% or more.
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answered How to climb a hill as a beginner
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comment Best ways to avoid getting hit by cars?
The cape is essential to the outfit. No "caped crusader" without the cape! But how do you keep the cape from tangling with the rear wheel? And wind resistance?
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comment Best ways to avoid getting hit by cars?
That reminds me of this road safety advertisement in which Karl Lagerfeld says, "It's yellow, it's ugly, it doesn't go with anything, but it can save your life".
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