@Tanner - SC I want to get into cycling. I now live in a city and know nothing about good bike brands. Aside from obviously googling for resources on my own time, what would be a good starting point for getting into cycling seriously?
And by seriously I mean tracking my workouts like you do so I receive that data, a serious but hopefully affordable bike brand, and maybe an app for finding popular cycling routes.
* Determine if you want to do road cycling or mountain biking or a bike that’s a mix of the two. They’re kind of like trucks vs cars, quite different designs
* Trek is my most recommended brand. They are the only brand 100% owned by Americans, based in rural Wisconsin, and have pro-America names for their products like “Boone” and “Crocket”. The biggest brand in the USA, Lance Armstrong rode a Trek for each of his 7 Tour De France wins.
* Specialized is #2 brand I recommend, they innovate the most, based in bay area California, sold 49% of the company to the Taiwanese. Cannondale is #3 recommended, based in Connecticut, sold 100% of company to Canadians. Giant is the world’s largest brand, but they’re entirely Taiwanese and a bit cheap.
Strava is by far the most popular cycling app
You're the best. Thank you much, I'm going to look into all this now!
When you buy a bike, ask the bike shop to “fit” the bike to you and ask them about local group rides. If you want to read a book about intro to cycling, I recommend <https://durianrider.com/products/durianriders-lean-body-bible> It also comes with a lot of nutrition advice which you are free to ignore (I like that part too)
If you want road cycling, you can enter at a variety of price points and still be fast. This would be a great start, let me know how that falls in your budget:
Saw a big fake deer on today's ride
This is making me want to take up cycling
Mountain biker jumps over the Tour De France race today https://i.imgur.com/t4BLDcj.gifv
Hah no not yet ive never been as busy as i have bee lately in my entire life
But 2 things are certain
Im getting fat, and i need a hobby
So eventually here im gonna dive all in to the cycling world
Just before I snapped this picture, the donkey was standing with his face against the fence in a hilarious pose because it was the only corner of the yard that had the least bit of shade.
Average cadence of 100, spin to win!
That is crazy, 50 miles
Do you eat at all during ?
Yeah, I eat Clif bars or Gu gels or honey or Gatorade on rides longer than about 35 miles, else I run out of glycogen in my muscles.
Okay good I know youre human then
You know you're in the south when you have that lovely red dirt 😍
gotta love that clay
That house is beautiful
@Tanner - SC At what price point for bikes is everything considered no good ?
Like $500 and down or ?
I'll be honest, anything above that is totally more than I ever want to spend on a bike