There’s probably a thread somewhere, sorry if I didn’t find it.
Anyway, I’m starting, after 5 years of cycling here and there on my entry level road bike, to really inform myself and simply learn about the sport.
And I realize that a lot of things simply don’t come naturally, and you have to learn them. They seem obvious to the seasoned cyclist, but not to newcomers such as myself.
For example, I just learned that you aren’t supposed to wear underwear under your cycling shorts ! It’s probably going to save my (crotch) life.
Are there any other basic mistakes you did when you first started ?