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Ex-pat in NE China


Oct
7
comment need cycling eyewear, but fogging is a big problem
I finally got a pair of these and am extremely satisfied. Thank you for the recommendation, Benzo.
Sep
9
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
+1 for the knees bit. I've torn both my ACLs and at 30 years old must keep a cadence of at least 60 pedals per minute or else there is too much pressure on my knees. Coming out of a dead start on a fixie is just not possible.
Sep
9
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
regarding #1, you must really be little, don.
Sep
9
comment Best type of headphones while riding
This is what all the old men in China do!
Sep
9
comment Long Distance (~30mi) Bag Use
+1 for the basket
Aug
5
comment Should thighs touch the stomach to reduce flab?
who on earth told you this?!?
Jul
9
comment Most effective upgrades on Road bike
I think you should ride at least a year on that bike before considering upgrades. You're starting on a very nice machine. You need some real world experience before you start spending even more money on upgrades of dubious utility.
Jul
8
comment Online stores which stock larger cycling gear?
Are you guys wearing the regular ~$65 bibs or the $139 elites?
May
13
comment What can I do to help me sustain frequent long-ish rides?
The best answer I think. To make a minor additional comment regarding pace - I too ride to and from work and on the way to work I ride as slowly as needed to avoid sweating, then on the way home I ride as hard as I can to maximize the workout. The thinking here is I'd rather not be tired and stinky at work, whereas when I get home I can take a shower and rest immediately.
Feb
1
comment About 20-30 people bike to where I work. What equipment/supplies should we have on hand?
I'd also include torx ("star") wrenches. Those are far harder to find than hex wrenches, and are commonly used on disc-brake assemblies.
Jan
22
comment Fixed gear Biking, how to ride properly?
+1, I like that analogy.
Jan
22
comment Fixed gear Biking, how to ride properly?
@heltonbiker - having never ridden a fixed-wheel bike, I'm curious as to the reasoning behind your comment. What about free-wheel bikes makes them seem that way?
Jan
20
comment need cycling eyewear, but fogging is a big problem
@robthewolf - I live in NE China. The elderly Chinese ride in all four seasons, they just ride slower in the cold. In fact, the only people who seem to give up are the guys with nice bikes! :-)
Jan
20
comment How to prepare oneself for riding in the snow?
What about frozen lake riding makes it phenomenal? (I've never lake-ridden)
Oct
9
comment Lock my bicycle on busy or quiet places?
locking it up within the viewing area of CCTV would be helpful if it does get stolen