• Is it ok to bike to work everyday (8 miles) when I don't get off work until 8pm. I'm a girl. Is this stupid and risky?

    So my car needs to be fixed but it'd cost more than it's worth and is till owe money on the car so I need to pay off the car first before getting another. So I'd probably need to start riding a bike to work but my job I don't get off until 10pm. So I'm a girl riding Main Street at 10pm everyday.... show more
    So my car needs to be fixed but it'd cost more than it's worth and is till owe money on the car so I need to pay off the car first before getting another. So I'd probably need to start riding a bike to work but my job I don't get off until 10pm. So I'm a girl riding Main Street at 10pm everyday. Is this risky? I'd put lights on the bike and have a tazer, just curious what others think.
    14 answers · 4 days ago
  • My 'butt' muscles/bones hurt after biking, but I HAVE to ride my bike again. How to prevent discomfort?

    I started riding my bike yesterday in an attempt to get into shape over the Summer, and all day long today I've had discomfort at the base of my crotch region (in between my anus and... you know). I don't have a car, walking would take too long, so I NEED to ride my bike again today to get to the store to... show more
    I started riding my bike yesterday in an attempt to get into shape over the Summer, and all day long today I've had discomfort at the base of my crotch region (in between my anus and... you know). I don't have a car, walking would take too long, so I NEED to ride my bike again today to get to the store to pick up a few things. Problem is, I just hopped back onto my bike and the seat, obviously, is hitting those same regions and making it sort of hard to actually bike. So are there any quick-fixes in mind to enable me to bike after having a first-time painful experience? I can go to the store later tonight, I just need something that will make it more comfortable. Remember I don't have a car and I need to go tonight, so don't tell me to buy a new seat or wait for my muscles to heal... I'll definitely give 10 points to anyone who can help me!
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can sudden front brake throw you off the bike?

    Last week I was doing 30 something kmph ob my bike, I was on the most right hand lane and I wanted to make a u-turn so that meant I had to go through like 5 lanes because the u turn was on the left. My mirror was not properly adjusted so I had to look behind me to the left to switch lanes. I was looking to the left... show more
    Last week I was doing 30 something kmph ob my bike, I was on the most right hand lane and I wanted to make a u-turn so that meant I had to go through like 5 lanes because the u turn was on the left. My mirror was not properly adjusted so I had to look behind me to the left to switch lanes. I was looking to the left and when I turned my head to look to the front I found my self going straight into a car, so I quickly grabbed the brakes next thing I knew I was flying off the bike and onto the road. I tried to think of what might've caused this, I didn't crash into the car and there was no gravel/sand at all on the road, so I figured I must've grabbed the front brake too quickly. Is this possible? I've been riding for only less than 2 months now (still learnig) and my bike has ordinary brakes (not ABS). This is the third time I've fallen off the bike, the first two times I was braking on sand/gravel so the wheels skid. Luckily I got back up right after I fell and ended up with no injuries at all and no damages on the bike.
    5 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Does biking regularly build strength in the leg muscles?

    That sounds like a stupid question, but I'm asking it specifically for two reasons. One, my friend is an idiot who does not bike and knows nothing about it, but claims, since he loves to argue, that biking does not build strength in the legs. He says it builds stamina. He doesn't listen to me so I figured,... show more
    That sounds like a stupid question, but I'm asking it specifically for two reasons. One, my friend is an idiot who does not bike and knows nothing about it, but claims, since he loves to argue, that biking does not build strength in the legs. He says it builds stamina. He doesn't listen to me so I figured, hey, come here to Y!A and figure out how to explain things to the guy in a way he might listen to. And while I'm at it, question two: exactly what muscles, generally, does biking train? When he brought that up I realized I'm not too sure about this. Thanks for all your help.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • A bicyclist travels at a constant rate on her bicycle. Biking with the wind, it takes 3.3 hours to travel 66 miles. Biking against the wind?

    A bicyclist travels at a constant rate on her bicycle. Biking with the wind, it takes 3.3 hours to travel 66 miles. Biking against the wind the return trip takes 5 hours. If there was no wind, how fast was the cyclist biking?
    A bicyclist travels at a constant rate on her bicycle. Biking with the wind, it takes 3.3 hours to travel 66 miles. Biking against the wind the return trip takes 5 hours. If there was no wind, how fast was the cyclist biking?
    4 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Can you ride a bike on train tracks ?

    Can a mountain bike or road bike handle riding on railroad tracks ? Say if the rocks and the railroad wooden stumps are sorta level with each other ? Or how about just the rocks that are in-between two sets of railroad tracks ? Want to bike to work but most roads have no shoulder or sidewalks. Im on a budget... show more
    Can a mountain bike or road bike handle riding on railroad tracks ? Say if the rocks and the railroad wooden stumps are sorta level with each other ? Or how about just the rocks that are in-between two sets of railroad tracks ? Want to bike to work but most roads have no shoulder or sidewalks. Im on a budget also. So no $500 and up bikes I could just get a car. No more than $200 for the bike. Am I S.O.L. ?
    4 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Can I get a replacement key for a bike lock?

    I recently lost the key to my bike lock and I'm wondering if the key to a identical model lock can unlock it or if I should get the lock cut.
    I recently lost the key to my bike lock and I'm wondering if the key to a identical model lock can unlock it or if I should get the lock cut.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are you part of the aluminati?

    Best answer: Yeah...I wear my tin foil hat
    Best answer: Yeah...I wear my tin foil hat
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do so many people use mountain bikes for the road and why are they cheaper than road bikes?

    why do so many people use mountain bikes for the road and why are they cheaper than road bikes? im just looking for a cheap second hand bike to kick around on
    why do so many people use mountain bikes for the road and why are they cheaper than road bikes? im just looking for a cheap second hand bike to kick around on
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Fuji newest 1.0 sizing?

    So looking at the Fuji sizing chart, it states the road bike is 50cm for a medium, with an effective 54cm. I'm 5'9" ish, maybe 5'10", would this bike fit me?
    So looking at the Fuji sizing chart, it states the road bike is 50cm for a medium, with an effective 54cm. I'm 5'9" ish, maybe 5'10", would this bike fit me?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is the standard 650b dying out?

    I'm freaking the **** out as the bicycle industry is moving towards 29ers and plus size bikes. I mean 'top' Enduro bikes are now 29ers and pluses, heck even this seasons dh bikes are equipped with 29ers. In the trails more and more people are using 29ers gradually. Is 27.5 coming to an end? Will 29ers... show more
    I'm freaking the **** out as the bicycle industry is moving towards 29ers and plus size bikes. I mean 'top' Enduro bikes are now 29ers and pluses, heck even this seasons dh bikes are equipped with 29ers. In the trails more and more people are using 29ers gradually. Is 27.5 coming to an end? Will 29ers fully replace the standard bicycle wheel size? If it is I'm selling my newly built custom 27.5 before it loses its price.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why don't people hold their handlebars while riding a bicycle?

    On my college campus i alway see guys riding their bike without holding handlebars... why is this?
    On my college campus i alway see guys riding their bike without holding handlebars... why is this?
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • I can't find my imaginary bicycle? Please help?

    How do I find it?
    How do I find it?
    6 answers · 4 days ago