Europe Tours. Asia Tours. America. Africa Tours. 10 Mental Strategies for Staying Positive During a Hard Ride | Grit & Glimmer. About Sustrans. Sustrans is a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Sustrans works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and enjoy better, safer spaces to live in. All over the UK, we make a positive difference to people's lives. We help people think about and change the travel choices they make. Through our work to create better walking and cycling links, including the National Cycle Network, we're providing the space to make sure sustainable travel is not just a choice: it's the most obvious and convenient option.
And we have a vision: By 2020 we want 4 out of 5 local journeys to be made by bike, foot or public transport. Read about how we're doing in our Annual Review. DIY Bike Rollers. It is my personal belief that many people own bicycles, and that many of those people aren't interested in riding for pleasure / exercise when it is raining, snowing, dark, etc. outside, and that many of those people would ride their bicycle indoors if they had a fun and challenging device that allowed them to do so, and that many of those people would build such a device themselves if given the encouragement and advice to do so.
Thus, if my calculations are correct, this Instructable my indeed be appropriate for, and benefit many people. DIY Bike Rollers from Jason Sauers on Vimeo. Some people prefer stands and other types of trainers over rollers, but to me there are a few appealing aspects of rollers vs others: More enjoyable Faster / more intense Workouts More challenging / engaging Better all-over body workout No adapting or installation - just set the bike on and go P.S. P.P.S. List of mountains by elevation. This is an incomplete list of mountains on Earth, arranged by elevation in metres above sea level.
For a complete list of mountains over 7200 m high, with at least 500 m of prominence, see List of highest mountains. See also a list of mountains ranked by prominence.. 8,000 metres There are 14 mountains over 8,000 metres (26,247 ft) and are often referred to as the Eight-thousanders. All are located in the two highest mountain ranges in the world, the Himalayas and the Karakoram. Mt. 7,000 metres Left to right: Gasherbrum IV, VII, V, VI Nanda Devi - 7,816 m (25,643 ft) Rakaposhi - 7,788 m (25,551 ft) Annapurna I and South (left) Muztagh Tower - 7,273 m (23,862 ft) Baruntse - 7,220 m (23,688 ft) Pumori - 7,161 m (23,494 ft) 6,000 metres Machapuchare - 6,993 m (22,943 ft) Laila Peak photographed from Camp II on Spantik - 6,993 m (22,943 ft) Ama Dablam - 6,812 m (22,349 ft) Huascarán - 6,768 m (22,205 ft) Chimborazo - 6,267 m (20,561 ft) Imja Tse - 6,160 m (20,210 ft) 5,000 metres
ProBikeKit UK | Cycling Clothing, Team Kits & Accessories. PVC Bike Repair Stand. I chose 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe for the main frame because it was sturdy & had the broadest selection of fittings. There are a couple pieces of 2" pipe that I use for the bike frame rests, and some optional foam weather stripping to use for padding. There is also some shaping of some of the pipe & fittings, so some carving & shaping tools are required. Tools: - hack saw (or alternately a PVC tubing cutter) - tape measure - wood chisel (or alternately a dremel tool with a carbide bit) - pencil & dry-erase marker - file - sand paper PVC parts: (4) 15" lengths of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the base supports (2) 34" lengths of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the legs (1) 16" length of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the down-tube support (1) 51" length of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the base outrigger (1) 3" length of 2" diameter pipe for the bike rests (3) 1 1/2" T-fittings (2) 1 1/2" 90 degree elbow fittings (2) 1 1/2" coupling or end-cap fittings (1) 1 1/2" cross fitting (AKA 4-way fitting)
Routes at Bikely.com. The Lexicon. The Lexicon The Velominati have our own set of nicknames and terms which have developed over time through posts and correspondence. Some of these are names of landmarks or terms in cycling; others are nicknames for some of the riders in the pro peloton. While not intended to be offensive or derogatory, the nicknames in the list represent the riders’ personalities or their reputations; usually little more than a play on words, these are intended to be a bit of fun in the sometimes too-serious world of cycling.
*Of course, names such as The Cannibal, The Badger, Mr Roubaix, Der Kaiser and Il Pirata are taken as read, and should be well enough recognised by any Velominatus to warrant their non-inclusion in this list. The Man Who Cycled the World - Ep2. The Rise and Fall of the Clipless Pedal. The modern cyclist, as they enter the sport, will find themselves purchasing a set of shoes which contain a cleat that clips into the pedals on their bike. It should come as no surprise, then, that the term we use for the action of engaging shoe to pedal is “clip in”. Obviously, this style of pedals is thusly called the “clipless pedal”. Such a seemingly counter-intuitive name owes itself to the history of the pedals which preceded it. But somewhere in there lies the secret to the name of these pedals; when Look’s pedals appeared in the peloton on the bikes belonging to Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond, they were missing the distinct metal toe clips – they were indeed clipless pedals.
Some rides were quick to adopt them. Nevertheless, it raises the question of when the tide turned and the new style of pedal became mainstream. // Nostalgia // Technology. The Rules. We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list. The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them all into your life as a Velominatus is a never-ending struggle waged between form and function as we continue along The Path towards transcension. See also The Prophet’s Prayer. For those struggling to understand exactly what it means to be a Rule Holist and embrace all these Rules, please review the following material: Presenting: Obey The Rules (Welly White Boy Edit) by GangstaPhant featuring BrettOK and Newz.
Download: Obey the Rules. Tight IT Band? 3 Simple Exercises to Fix it Now | Page 2. Other things that can cause IT band syndrome are alignment and bike fit. Even with good saddle height and position, problems can arise from misalignment of your feet and ankles. People who tend to be bowlegged are often more at risk. However, a more common issue is the person who tends to be a pronator, or flat footed. Cycling isn't considered a closed kinetic chain activity. As downward force is exerted on the pedal, the foot pronates, resulting in associated internal rotation and abduction of the hip and knee.
If foot and/or ankle misalignment is an issue, the problem can often be addressed with a good set of shoe inserts. More: 4 Ways to Relieve Burning Feet Treatment of IT band syndrome includes stretching, massage and frequent icing. The good news is that, often, you don't have to stop riding completely. If your symptoms don't improve, seek further evaluation. For example, if you know you are a pronator, get inserts in your shoes now—not when the pain starts. Tour de Peninsula - Aug 5, 2012. Tour Of California | Cycle Chat Cycling Forums. Training & Nutrition.