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Proper Biking Technique????

Old 03-12-01, 02:44 PM
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Is there any information out there that teaches a novice how to cycle properly?? Like how to cycle by using the up and down stroke, how to maintian the correct cadence, etc. I'm in need of a trainer!!
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Practice practice practice, the more you ride, the better you will become. A good idea, is to join a local cycling club, go on the weekly group rides, you learn alot by riding in a more advanced group. There are also a few cycling books & videos that teach proper biking technique, but i have never really looked into them. As for a trainer, i guess you could take a spinning class at a gym, but i would save your money, and spend your time on the bike.

It looks like performancebike has a few good books, click on the [Performance Bike] link at the top of this page, then search for "Pavelka" in the search box.

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Old 03-13-01, 06:49 AM
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There are plenty of cycling books out there. You may want to try Smart Cycling by Arnie Baker. Also, go out to amazon.com and search for "cycling". Just keep riding.

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HI MAN !THE THING THAT YOU CAN ONLY DO IS RIDE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE THAT MAY REALLY HELP YOU TO GET FASTER . THAT MORE YOU RIDE THE FASTER YOU GO.
BUT DON'T OVERTRAIN YOURSELF..
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http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Ec...g/Instruction/
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Go to the library and read; Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, George Mount, Eddy B, or anyone else that has racing background, (see introductions and bibliographies). If your local library can't help ask if they can get a book from another library.

Work on your spin, try to learn how to pedal fast. Use the easiest gear you feel comfortable in, and work on getting your pedal rpm to 90-100 rpm until it feels easy and natural to do. Be patient, it will take time, Learning to "spin" will let you go faster, farther with less efort and injuries than trying to ride a "big" gear.

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About.com has some good stuff. Go to their website and search"bicycling".
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4 Words- The Cyclist's Training Bible. It's a very informative book that i'm reading, by Joe Friel
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HI MAN !THE THING THAT YOU CAN ONLY DO IS RIDE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE THAT MAY REALLY HELP YOU TO GET FASTER . THAT MORE YOU RIDE THE FASTER YOU GO.
BUT DON'T OVERTRAIN YOURSELF..
Stop yelling.
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Originally Posted by 7bmwm3gtr View Post
4 Words- The Cyclist's Training Bible. It's a very informative book that i'm reading, by Joe Friel
You're seriously giving advice on a nine year old thread?
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
You're seriously giving advice on a nine year old thread?
Wow. I didn't see the date, =p
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Originally Posted by 7bmwm3gtr View Post
Wow. I didn't see the date, =p
The fail is strong with you.
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
You're seriously giving advice on a nine year old thread?

I think he was like 7 when that thread started.
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The fail is strong with you.
Agreed, i don't even know where and how i found this thread =(
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