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I am new to this so not sure if I am doing it right.
I live in Torfaen, South Wales and am looking for suggestions for a cycle route which is on the flat, I cannot do hills because of my knees and alas where I live is surrounded by hills.
My poor bike has been in the shed for 2 years now without seeing the light of day.
Any suggestions would be welcome.
Why don’t the powers that be ensure that cyclists are given health and safety awareness training as some seem to think they can bomb around at speed where pedestrians are using pavements and toe paths that were never meant for cyclists. Sensory impairment is an invisible disability and cyclists seem to assume if you are able to walk you’re fully aware of what’s going on around you. I don’t have eyes in the back of my head and don’t see why I should have to give way to speeding cyclists half my age when I’m walking in pedestrian areas. Why don’t they have bells to warn us and number plates on their bikes? Cars and vans are now taking over pavements? What next? Electric bikes are a new source of danger. I wonder who will accept liability when one of us gets knocked over and potentially lose our mobility - No objection to cyclists or other mode of transport, but if we have to share a space then priority must be given to pedestrians when using pedestrianised areas.
IMHO, the guidance on tire pressures is often inaccurate because it does not account for the total weight on the bike. With the prevailing science recommending lower tyre pressures the metric for setting them is the rider's body weight. I have recently opted to Gross Vehicle Weight GVW, by including the bike, helmet, water bottles, Wahoo, tools, etc that I actually ride with. All of that equipment, including the bike weighs 24 lbs.
I'm adding that to my body weight and using this gross total when referencing the many charts and recommendations for tire pressures. I've ridden 4 times with this updated calculation and it "feels" good. I don't know what the performance detriment is for under inflated tires. All the research these days is about avoiding over inflated tires and the watts, power loss therein.
If my logic is correct, I am under inflating my tyres if I don't account for the additional 24 lbs of "stuff". What do you folks think?
My wife and I cycled the Camino de Santiago in 2013, from Bayonne to Santiago. It was hard in places with ginormous hills. Hoping to ride the Camino Norte, or do a walk from St Jean Pied a Port to Pamplona when the Covid situation improved
I read that somewhere in my metatarsal pain research today.
So I was thinking of getting some cleats with more float. If so can anyone recommend some of those for a SPD cleat.
I use Time Xpro on one bike but its 3 cleat. Amazing float. So I need a pedal solution for 2 cleat.