background preloader


Facebook Twitter

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.

DIY Bike Rollers

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. 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.

PVC Bike Repair Stand

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)

L'Etape du California - Home Page. The Rules. We are the Keepers of the Cog.

The Rules

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 Lexicon. The Lexicon The Velominati have our own set of nicknames and terms which have developed over time through posts and correspondence.

The Lexicon

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. Cycling Clothing, Team Kits & Accessories. 10 Mental Strategies for Staying Positive During a Hard Ride.

AIDS/LifeCycle. One of the many things that makes AIDS/LifeCycle such a unique and special event is the scenic route that takes us through the heart of California.


Stunning views, historic destinations, and even the chance to spot dolphins frolicking off the coast are followed by a hero's welcome in the City of Angels. Although the route has been largely the same since the very first AIDS/LifeCycle, there are typically some changes from year to year. Sportive Calendar. LORD OF THE LOCHS SPORTIVE.

Freshnlo Pedal for Scotland. Choose from 3 rides Edinburgh Family Ride 7th September 2014 9 miles About: The Edinburgh Family ride provides a fantastic (almost completely traffic-free) route from Kirkliston Leisure Centre to our main event finish at Murrrayfield Stadium.

freshnlo Pedal for Scotland

Enjoy the experience of crossing the finish line inside Murrayfield Stadium with the rest of the freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Challenge and Sportive riders. Family ride transport will be open from 07:30hrs at Murrayfield. Route: A nine mile cycle from Kirkliston Leisure Centre to Murrayfield Stadium on closed roads, quiet residential streets and cycle paths. Riders receive: Rider pack containing vest number, bike number and info guide, transport from Murrayfield to Kirkliston for you and your bike to get to the start, finisher’s medal and goody bag. Start time: 9:30am, Kirkliston Price: Child – £5, Adult – £8, Family Ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £19. *To register please select the green “FAMILY” arrow and choose your ride.

Register here. 47 miles. Freshnlo Pedal for Scotland. Bike Events Scotland. Bike Events Scotland. Ride the North is not a conventional Sportive (but its the closest category on this website!).

Bike Events Scotland

The events is a two day challenge ride through the beautiful scenery of the Grampian Highlands in the North of Scotland. Bike Events Scotland. 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: Tour de Peninsula - Aug 5, 2012. 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.

The Rise and Fall of the Clipless Pedal

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”. SBC Edinburgh Cycling Group. Riding with the Sunday Brunch Club Edinburgh Cycling Group Stay active with our popular Cycling Group based in Edinburgh Ride for fun and fitness Enjoy beautiful scenery Meet new people No routes to plan or maps to buy, just turn up The SBC Edinburgh Cycling Group is friendly and relaxed.

SBC Edinburgh Cycling Group

Our 20-50 mile rides are accessible for people returning to cycling. We also schedule longer and more challenging rides if you'd like to push yourself further. List of mountains by elevation. This is an incomplete list of mountains on Earth, arranged by elevation in metres above sea level.

List of mountains by elevation

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[edit] There are 14 mountains over 8,000 metres (26,247 ft) and are often referred to as the Eight-thousanders.


Asia Tours. Africa Tours. Europe Tours. UK Tours. Action Medical Research. Cycle Chat Cycling Forums. Routes at 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.

Tight IT Band? 3 Simple Exercises to Fix it Now. 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. The Man Who Cycled the World - Ep2. Training & Nutrition. Entry-Level Road Bikes: 2012 Buyer’s Guide.