Know Before You Go: Road Cycling | Greatist

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Know Before You Go: Road Cycling | Greatist road cycling bike

Find more it by us on After watching year’s Tour France and track cycling, hard not be inspired hop on bike and Whether the is to down a faster than car, beat in a lose weight. fit. or an excuse buy a toy — cycling has all.

Here the need-to-know every aspiring cyclist should before hitting open road. the Pavement The Need-to-Know Armstrong makes look easy, don’t be — road is no in the It requires balance, strength, and a bit of It also a lot energy, since arguably the calorically demanding A 150 dude can around 700 an hour at a mph pace effort).

If our cyclist increased pace to more vigorous of around mph, they burn almost calories an [1]. While sports like can burn as many per minute, elite marathoner use around calories for entire two-hour but a cyclist  can this effort longer. They burn more 6,000 calories a single of racing, do it day for three weeks . Cycling also relatively on the which makes a great for overweight or those mobility problems. don’t ditch strength training. study found recreational cyclists lower bone density than likely due the fact they werenplacing as strain on bones [3].

pro cyclists lower bone density than Joes [4]. only will training increase density, it also improve performance by metabolism, building weight and fat [5] . Live and Ride — Your Plan Ready start riding? a 12-step plan to you started.

1. Wear helmet:  This be a (literally, if cyclist crashes one). Not states require to wear helmet but one of easiest and effective ways keep the safe. 2. the right Work with local bike to create perfect fit the bike. will avoid pain and and improve over the

Bike fits highly individual, a good of thumb determining saddle is for user to a bare on the and adjust saddle so the knee locked. Cyclists adjust it there to taste [7] 3. Bring repair kit learn how use it):  a spare from the bike shop, it in powder (to sure it into the tire in and put in a bag.  Carry bike pump a patch to avoid stranded. Practice a flat home before ride to sure it be done an emergency.

4. Find place to After searching a cycling look for routes and on the website. These will be smoother, and to follow random roads. Find some friends:  The way to road cycling to ride more experienced

There’s no for real-world and most are happy teach newbies they know. the USA website to a club 6. Bring ID:  Accidents and it’s good idea have some in case cyclist becomes or injured.  an old license, scribble information on piece of or use fancy bracelet anklet with information on called a ID . Get comfortable cars:  Cyclists to share road and all drivers as courteous they could should) be. get upset flash vulgar gestures if driver comes close. Stay maintain control the bike, wave.

It’s better make friends drivers rather be enemies. Learn the Cycling is just a – it’s culture with own language. terms will naturally after time, but are two every rider know: “drafting,” behind another to limit resistance and energy, and a group riders drafting one another.

Know Before You Go: Road Cycling | Greatist road cycling bike

9. Spin to speed:  for a cadence of 90-100 revolutions minute. This not be at first, make it goal. This make the strokes smoother, will reduce and increase [8] [9] 10.

Learn love tight It’s possible get away regular shorts brief rides, dawn some padded bike for longer This keeps body cool, down on and keeps um, “undercarriage” 11. Resist urge to Believe it not, it’s to spend than $20,000 a bike. do it.

beginner bikes be around to $1000. is still good chunk change.  Luckily, rewards are the cost, a good will last years. Start a lower-priced and resist temptation to a super-bike… least for

12. Think joining USA USA Cycling the official body of biking, BMX, cycling, road and pretty any other of human vehicle on wheels in United States. those who interested in a bike a USA license is

  Joining cycling also some nice including information where to bike shops, news, tips, clinics. Feeling already?  Go the local shop (“LBS” cycling speak) start testing bikes. Ask of questions be ready make a mistakes  — how road is learned.  out the of resources for more

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