>Cycling is not a natural movement; the human body did not evolve for it. Incidentally, the seated desk posture, which resembles the cycling posture, is now known as the ‘fear pose’ and has been linked to a rise in depression over the past few decades. It’s a semi-foetal ‘freeze’ position which the body goes into instinctively when a perceived threat to our survival is deemed as overwhelming. And the cycling posture has the additional strain of aerobic or anaerobic demand piled on top. >Even with a good quality bike set-up correctly, this is the typical position of the body when cycling: Forward torso lean, neck extension and rotation, back extension, anterior shoulder flexion including biceps and wrist flexor and pectoralis. Flexion and extension of rectus femoris, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, biceps femoris, semitendinosus, hip flexor, quadriceps, hamstring, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, medial gastrocnemius and soleus (calf). All of this is going on while performing cardiovascular activity, balance, orientation, and other tasks. >In terms of movement and where the force is on the body, the pedal stroke involves the hip joint, knee joints, and ankle joints. The primarily concentric muscle movement is for forward force drive. There is upwards and downward drive from the knee, cyclical foot and ankle motion, and hip flexion from a static position. The force load goes directly into the feet. Hence my painful foot muscles! The ankle, knee and hip muscles and joints are all moving at different speeds and rates of force, dependent on the closeness to the crank. Not only does the knee joint move up-and-down cyclically, but it also performs a slight lateral movement outwards-and-inwards to the side as well, sending uneven angle forces through the joint. So, the angle of gyration means all joints involved are moving at completely different levels of acceleration and angles of force, causing the energy distribution in the body to be all out of sync.
OP is you are experiencing musculoskeletal problems, I suggest strengthening/stretching/massage. It's about all you can do, other than posture and diet. If a bicycle is fucking you up, then you have much worse body problems to correct, because the most of us cycle with no issues. Also make sure your bike fits.
now go massage your prostate, or whatever it is you do to calm down
I stopped riding in november after riding for 5 years. Now that I think of it I can't think of a more cucked activity than riding a bicycle. Youre silent so nobody notices you, you have no protection from falling or being hit, people get in your way and step into you, it doesn't even help the environment and just causes neck and pelvis pain.
I can guarantee you some retarded lanklet wrote that bullshit. He would have the same criticisms about sitting in an airplane seat.
Say you were to go shopping with one of these.
Where on earth would you leave it while you're inside the store without having someone steal it?
If you're riding to the store then yes.
>>1612662 >you need to be fat in order to want a seat for long rides
>>1615716 >Using that for long rides
Where did your life go wrong, Anon?
Let's not pretend that eventually a basketball american would fail to resist the urge anon.
so my gf wants us to move to florida at somepoint, particularly tampa.
does florida and tampa have any good rail lines? also where in tampa can i avoid any suburban areas. like i know florida is just one big suburb but there has to be some kind of island that isnt tainted with suburban sprawl
They say they will, but it's unknown if they will.
79 mph is not high speed.
Are you kidding? The only parts of Key West that aren't completely covered in houses are either Navy bases, the airport, or lagoons
I guess we have differing definitions of “sprawl;” mine being entirely gratuitous and wasteful cookie cutter developments. Key West is like seven square miles in total, almost all of which is urbanized other than towards the airport. I’m not sure such a small space is even capable of containing sprawl.
Is the black FEC or NS? Riding either looks tight. I’ve only been on a few Amtraks, but have been dying to oogle it up.
If you lived right downtown you could meet your needs without a car, but it would be really inconvenient.
However Tampa's a fast-growing city so there's probably stuff going up in the downtown area.
I'm buying one of these and you fags can't stop me
Do it. I'm one month with the fagway goybot because of the mandatory mask when commuting. Just ordered the additional akku to make it work right.
It's a meme but no regrets. I would have chosen a ride with larger wheels but price and cucked country regulations did not leave much room for a better choice.
Since corona will stay longer, I will build a stealth electro triathlon bike (ppl expect theese things go fast, can hide the motor under a disc and the akku in the drinking system, the computer will raise no questions). So the scooter is just a temporary toy for me.
Okay, so I bought this fucker, right? Pretty decent, all things considered, though I did next to no research and just compared by affordability.
>15.5mph top >12-mile distance per charge Not bad. I don't need it for anything but getting to work, though. No one clued me in to how brutal the ride can be on your fucking feet though. Every bump gets sent to the soles and arches of your feet. My feet'll hurt this bad when wage slaving for 6 hours a day, but now I can get that same feeling in only 10 minutes! Jesus fucking christ.
Screw you guys i'm getting a onewheel
idk what model it is, but if thos are full hard tires, thats normal, if they are tires with air in them like any bicycle (english isnt my first language), make sure you're using the good pressure, also, arch your legs a little.
bumps on the roads should be absorbed by your knees, so dont stay straight up like a plank.
I don't mind you buying it just don't use it on the fucking roads like it's a motorbike!
>hop on anon! What do you do?
>>1611900 >>1611994 >>1612507
Haters gonna hate, especially when you're all """unracers""" and she'd curl her lip at you in disgust.
Stop being a coomer incel
rent free, and it's not like any unracer would want that racer scum, qt or not.
At least fewer minority will get parking citations so I guess it's a net positive.
Cool pol thread cuntswab.
>largest concentration of undisposed human feces in the country suddenly gets literally twice as shitty overnight >"AT LEAST I DON'T LIVE IN A FLYOVER STATE THO"
Sorry if bike threads are not allowed but this is the most sane board on 4chan and bikes are vehicles so I figured I'd post it here.
I wanna get into biking however I do not know which one is more fun. On the one hand mountain biking appeals to me a lot more, however I live 2-4 hours from any real mountains that I could do this sport on. Road biking seems quite boring but it seems like a nice hobby that I could do for the rest of my life Which one should I pick? My bike budget is around 1000 bucks.
Aggressive hardtails with a non-shit fork start at like 32lbs, and the weight isn’t even a problem for the type of riding it was intended for
A trek hardtail is 32lbs, a Marin hardtail is 32lbs, “aggressive hardtails” live in enduro bike weight territory, they are not going to exist in XC weight classes. Which is one of the reasons why aggressive hardtails aren’t the best choice for an all-rounder
And the geometry is modern and aggressive, just like the “slacked out” bike you suggested
Hell in 2021, 64° head angle isn’t even crazy anymore, there’s trail bikes coming out with nearly 62°. Plus the Chromag has short chainstays for rear wheel control which is against trend right now, and is so super long that really limits its maneuverability (a super long bike can’t be changed with weight reduction)
Aggressive geometry is too niche, it’s good for going fast in a straight line over any terrain, and that’s about it. Of course I ride the hardtail because it’s my only hardtail, but assuming I get to have multiple mountain bikes, I might’ve chosen a less aggressive geometry one. It’s cool taking on double black diamonds on my hardtail, but I own a basically downhill bike already, the novelty wears off and it’s still a hardtail, it still rattles you apart going downhill fast
I don't get how having the option for wider tires on a road frame is such retarded idea, a CX bike is essential just a gravel bike aside from slightly different geometry and I rarely see people bash cyclocross.
but you wanna die on the road bike getting hit by stacy in the suv while she's looking at her text messages
I have been thinking about this long and hard over the past few weeks, I need a new bike primarily for a daily commute, like others have mentioned the roads can be terrible, all the usual problems like potholes and broken tarmac at the edges, plus my commute takes me down a couple of cobbled alleys, across a field with a track that is fairly stoney and can be muddy when wet, so a normal road bike could do it but there's far more potential for damage, wear and tear and other issues with thinner wheels and slicker tyres, so I do need something capable of handling all those conditions on a daily basis. I also like to go riding in my spare time and prefer leaving the roads and riding on tracks and trails, although nothing extreme.
Been looking at a lot of bikes and the Specialized Sirrus X series is the one I keep coming back to, they seem to come as close to being the bike that ticks all my boxes without leaning too far in either direction, all the others are either too roady or too mountainy if that makes sense, I really like the 2021 2.0 model -
I like the brakes, the ability to easily add racks and other accessories, I think the light weight is going to make life a lot easier for me too, before I pull the trigger would love to hear opinions.