Perhaps all cycling wouldn’t be better, I still enjoy the teamwork in Grand Tours etc. However, it would be rad to have a few one day races where everyone rode as a privateer. Similar to the one day classics, but everyone just goes at it as hard as they can. No teamwork, no tactics.
and then should buy a mountain bike
Private use cars should not exist.
I’ve made a ton of good friends out on the road, so here’s another unpopular opinion - different behaviours sometimes foster different outcomes?
I snapped mine in my first ride on my new MTB that was also in a race. How I laughed
You don’t need any branded isotonic drinks. Just kitchen sugar and salt - that’s all required to fuel your workouts.
It says UNpopular
Yes it does. Works very well too. It killed my TR subscription. You can google the intervals.icu forum post about how it works. The ‘end intervals on lap button’ feature is wonderful.
The best bike is an electric cargo bike (I’ve a Tern GSD).
So much fun to use it instead of our car. My daughter laughs and talks to me, points out things as we ride along, and we often stop on the ride home from school for gelato or tacos or whatever and hang out. We never seem to do any of that in the car for some reason. It is often faster than taking the car. The motor puts out 250w at the crank so easy to climb any hill. I went bikepacking on an overnighter with it with my son on his mountain bike and I could carry all the gear, including firewood and a couple of camp chairs - which I’d never carry on a gravel or mtn bike.
Forget teams, even just losing the team radios as in Olympic races brings a dramatic improvement allowing upsets and surprises and stopping teams from making the races boring by measuring their efforts perfectly.
Caps are wholly un-related to fit, they’re for warmth, sun protection & the option of rain protection.
Like 50% of my cycling club are bald, we must wear caps or burn…
The unpopular opinions thread…you’re doing it wrong
11 speed groupsets are superior to 12 speed purely because the operational tolerances for 12 speed are so tight that most bikes can’t really handle them.
- What your bike/kit looks like doesn’t matter. At all.
- Just because I spend a lot of time riding a bike, doesn’t make me ‘a cyclist’.
If you ride a bike regularly, you’re a cyclist.
It always seems weird to me to hear people who ride hours and hours and then say, “Im not a cyclist.” Is there a stigma around being a “cyclist?”
Look at the comments underneath pretty much any story that involves cycling - yes there is.
More to the point though, it doesn’t define anything about me. Just because someone regularly drives a car or walks, you wouldn’t, outside of discussing situations where they’re doing that thing, go round describing them as ‘a driver’ or ‘a pedestrian’ in the rest of their lives.
I used to say that about being a runner….I would run frequently, but I did it for physical activity more than “enjoyment of running”, and I didn’t like to call myself “a runner”. But with cycling, I really enjoy the biking on top of the fitness part of it, so I am happy to identify as a cyclist.
Maybe some people that cycle a lot don’t really enjoy it?
You’re still a cyclist though, whether you like it or not
Nah - I’m a forumist.