>tfw none of my friends will ride with me anymore because I'm 'too fast' and it's 'not fun to ride with you anymore'
a) you're genuinely faster than your friends but you want to ride with them - so weigh yourself down a little - ride a heavier bike - or wear a backpack with some bricks - or get a set of wheels with very heavy tires
b) you are super competitive and like to constantly push yourself and fail to realize your friends like to stop and rest and appreciate the scenery - do your training rides alone - ride with friends after you've done your miles and turn off your strava
>go bike riding with friends
>happy to finally have someone to ride with
>constantly have to slow down or stop for them
>They want to be done a quarter of the way through what I usually ride
>feel like a wasted ride
What the hell kind of college aged, non obese male can't ride a bike more than 5-10 miles?? I'm not even /that/ fit and I don't even break a sweat when I go out with these casuals, fuggin ayy
invite them to join you on your hour long cooldown at the end of your 6 hour sufferfest
Sometimes giving yourself a handicap by riding a slower bike helps.
But nothing you can do if :
> they won't ride more than an hour
> insist on stopping all the time
> subscribe to the pedal pedal coast riding technique
I have a friend who doesn't get it. He used to race before he got kids. Now he doesn't have as much time to ride, so "every ride has to count." In other words, if he gets the chance to go riding then it's going be a hammerfest.
He'll promise to go slow, and he will at first. You can see he's getting bored. He'll start reminding you he's got to pick up the kids later, or make dinner early, or whatever, essentially dropping the hint that this ride is going slower than he thought and he'd like you to ride faster.
When you're midway up a summit climb he'll tell you he's going to go ahead and wait for you. He reaches the top I presume, turns around and meets you while you're still climbing and says he'll ride down with you. Then he takes off like a bat out of hell, riding downhill much faster than my ability. If he waits for me at his truck in the parking lot, which he doesn't have to do because I didn't drive to the trail head, then he asks if I had a flat or something, because obviously there's something wrong if I can't keep up with someone who raced at the National level.
This stupid behavior just repeats itself. He wants to go riding with me for some reason, but he really needs to ride with some twenty-ish beast rider, not a retirement age ex-runner bike enthusiast.
>mfw a car overtakes me on the top of a hill and I speed up to 25mph and he has to put his foot down even more
He wasn't prepared.
>doing 45mph down a hill with a 50 mph speed limit
>old dude in a rebuilt 57 chevy bel air pulls up next to me
>he gives me the thumbs up then hammers down but giving me more than enough space
I sort of know this feel. The only other cyclist I know is my grandpa. I got him into it after he retired, and it's great that he's doing it but I hate having to slow down so much for him.
Fastest I've ever gone was 33, and it was on an old ass mountain bike that was rattling from everywhere so I was too scared to go any faster
as >>918628 said, twitchy, desu I have gone just a little faster on that hill. I one time was trying to scrub speed (just weaving back and forth) at about 45, hit a small rock or something with just my back tire. It kicked me up on my front tire and I grabbed the brakes just a little, endoed just a bit and puckered my asshole. Somehow I didnt crash but now I keep the weight back when in a tuck like that.
I hate riding with people who aren't my wife for this reason. Trying to keep pace with another person is boring - they are always faster or slower than you.
My fun rides are solo. Time to be alone and think. some are short and I sprint for fun, others are 8 hours at 10mph average stopping all the time, and doing drugs while riding (weed and benzos = good bike touring enhancers).
Biking is for introverts. At least fun biking is. The competitive people who bike hard and wear kits, or the racing bike clubs, both creep me out
But god bless them for all the trickle-down tech that they fund with their weird egos
>The competitive people who bike hard and wear kits, or the racing bike clubs, both creep me out
fuck off cunt jesus christ 'creep you out' what a faggot
One thing you can try is bending your elbows a bit and putting more weight forward onto the handlebars, to dampen the vibrations that can cause shimmy. You could also put your legs at 6 and 12 instead of 3 and 9.
Other things that can cause shimmy are too much trail or the frame being out of alignment. I don't expect a modern bike would have high trail, and it's really rare to see frames out of alignment.
Could also dink around with stem length.
The competitiveness is creepy to me. Cyclebros seem insane. I didn't call you faggots tho, you did that. You wear spandex. I pop a few valium and do 100 miles. Get on my level roadpleb
>I didn't call you faggots tho, you did that. You wear spandex.
it feels like pure sex, unless you hit a rock, then you get speed wobble.
You're generally pretty stable at that type of speed though, centrifugal force wants you to stay upright.
denver, it's one of the easiest rides for me to get to via light rail. I have a jeep, but I prefer to not drive if I can help it. I also like deer creek canyon and waterton. Deer creek gets a little more elevation gain, I like it.
I hit 50 mph yesterday on the group ride I was on with about 4 people all within arm's length of me, as we were all trying to go faster than one another. It's a lot of fun and it all comes down to experience/confidence.
Nothing better than being in the drops, out of the saddle pedaling about 350w downhill at 40-50 mph.
Trike with separate right hand / left hand drive trains so each rider can go at their own effort / cadence.
I watched this part about 5 times in a row.
Would love to see this used on a technical mountain side route and see the woman fall dragging the guy off a cliff.
> Buy Panniers
> Put Weights in them
Now your slow ass wife is keeping up and you are training hard
>b-but muh carbon roadlite shitbox
>bu-but muh aero gains now panniers
>b-but muh shaved leg hairs and lycra
ROADIE HOLOCAUST WHEN
What does 'w' symbolise?
Personally, I much prefer to travel at the highest speed possible when travelling downhill. Testing your low speed control is best done on a gentle incline in my opinion.
If this site was intended for an exclusively, or even primarily, American audience, moot would have taken it out with a .us TLD. This is a site for an international audience and therefore a unit system which is understood by the greatest amount of people in the world population - namely, the SI - should be used.
>Abusing SI prefixes and unit symbols
>Expressing a quantity of speed with a unit of 1
Please re-read the SI Brochure.
I feels you . Same here..
Let's go fast together m8...