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Does this happen to you? I’ve been logging serious mileage this year. Unfortunately, mostly on the training stand in the basement. I got out Sunday and it was amazing.
Anyway, it is not uncommon for me to do 100 miles in a week or so.
In the last couple months, my knees have started popping. Not all the time, but sometimes when I first start riding. This week, my quads have been super tight and my hamstrings are all twitchy. I was using clipless pedals for a while, but they seemed to go against my nature, so to speak. Now I’m back on toeclips and it’s a little better…
I read online that one should stretch to keep this from happening. Any advice? Glucosamine?
A quick re-post to let y’all know we’ve reduced what we’re asking for the Africa bike to $175. That’s 50% off retail!
It’s a great bike, kind of like a bombproof beach cruiser/utility bike. The only reason we’re selling is it doesn’t fit my wife. In fact, we stopped by BBW to order a Jamis that is 4 inches shorter today! So, if you know someone, please send them our way.
UPDATE: the bike has been sold!
Here’s the deal… We posted to Craiglist and got some good responses, but I want someone local… Also, the bike is in good condition, only ridden a dozen times…
We’re asking for $300, but could go as low as $250. The front basket is on the bike, but is a little bent out of shape. Email me if you want to give it a whirl.
Trek is running a campaign title “1 World 2 Wheels” to help encourage people around the world to ween themselves from their addiction to convenience, which will lessen their carbon footprint at the same time. Shoot, I think that’s bordering on a run-on sentence.
Earlier this year, I tried to calculate my carbon footprint and how much gas I’ll save by cyclocommuting (my goal is 2400 miles this year or 200 per month). I did the math and realized I’d probably spend the savings on additions to my bike, biking clothing, etc. and began to despair. I wasn’t really sure how to calculate my footprint… Wow, that’s the worst paragraph I’ve ever written.
Worry not, young grammarians of North Balto, Trek makes it easy!
The site has a really fun to use flash-based calculator that helps you figure out how much you could ride per month commuting, getting groceries, etc. When you’re done, you can enter to win a Trek FX bike and get html code to put a widget on your site promoting the whole cause.
Whether you’re a fan of Trek or not, this is a cause that’s easy to support.