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Mar
24
comment From Delft to Rotterdam - Hard?
That's precisely why I said it will be easy for a 15km ride. I don't know your physical condition, so I can't say whether or not you, specifically will find it easy. But I can say that if you're going to go on a 15km ride, this will be one of the easiest. Even for a beginner, 15km is really not that far — it will probably take you on the order of an hour or so. But it depends on how hard you push yourself. It could range from anywhere between a lazy 2 hour jaunt where you barely feel exerted, to a 20-minute balls-to-the-wall hammerfest.
Mar
24
answered From Delft to Rotterdam - Hard?
Mar
14
comment Is it possible to shorten a chain?
Not if you plan to use your front derailleur.
Jan
23
comment What does chain worn indicators 75% mean?
To clarify a bit, replacing your chain before it is completely worn is what will prevent your more expensive components like front chainrings and your cassette from needing to be replaced.
Dec
14
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
3
comment What are the practical limitations of a road bike compared to a mountain bike?
It's also probably a function of the amount of money invested in that bike. I wouldn't give a shit hopping curbs on a $70 MTB; worst case scenario, I need to buy another $70 MTB. On a $1,000 road bike, if I taco my wheel I might be out $200 just for that one component. People tend to take better care of their nicer possessions.
Oct
30
comment cars and scooters in a road bike race
Motorcycles aren't exactly mixed in with the cyclists; they don't ride in the peloton. They typically will ride off the front or back of the peloton (there's usually not room on the sides, as the peloton will widen to occupy the entire road). For breakaway groups, they have a bit more freedom to ride parallel to the paceline. You answer seemed easy to misconstrue as motorcyclists being allowed to actually ride in the peloton or in pacelines.
Sep
30
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Sep
28
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
There's not a direct conversion between calories to watts. 800kcal/hr is way beyond plausible — typical rates, even for a hard ride, is somewhere around 300kcal/hr.
Sep
28
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
FWIW, whole grains basically are sugars. Do you mean no added sugars, or no carbohydrates whatsoever?
Jul
30
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11
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11
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May
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3
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Mar
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Mar
4
reviewed Approve freewheel tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve Camera alternatives for commuting (2014 version)
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reviewed Approve freewheel tag wiki