Gem W Hi Ladies. A friend of mine convinced me to do an all female Sprint Triathlon in August. With that in mind, I haven't ridden a bicycle since middle school, so it has been fun. I purchased a hybrid bike since I want to make sure this is a sport I will actually keep up with before I spend crazy amounts of money on the best bicycle. Either way, I have been riding my bike to my gym workouts (about 6 miles to and from) and will start really pushing myself in July in order to be ready for the 12.9 mile ride. :) I'm excited!!
It's no secret that a woman's performance on a bike is different to that of a man's, and is always going to be different no matter how hard we try! This means everything from how we train to what we eat is different. This is a place to discuss and share everything a girl goes through on the bike.
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Sue A Help required on the blonde vs brunette cycling challenge for the blondes only ( if you brunette please ignore this!)
Terri B replied to the topic Just making sure you girls are getting the most out of your bikes
Hmmmmm...good to know!
Hello My name is Jennifer. I joined this tribe hoping it will help me maintain my focus and drive when it comes to cycling. Not that indeed that too much but it's nice to share a hobby with others who enjoy it just as much. I tore my ACL in June...
Terri B answered the question What's the best way to put your hair under your helmet?
Brenda lucky yoU :) I have thin, short hair. No helmet problems here.
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Umulinga K answered the question I'm looking to buy a GPS watch with a HRM, preferably one I can use to run, cycle and swim with. As I'd like to do a sprint triathlon. Has anyone got any recommendations? Thanks!
I chose my gps watch based on this guy's advice: It is a fantastic blog which includes great advice on gps and other sports accessories for runners, cyclists and swimmers. And the guy is also hilarious. I don'...
Thanks everyone for all the great information!
Small in size is better as have small wrists, but reliability and ease of use are more important.
Do you have a stretch before you start? I have back problems that can make my hands go to sleep so I make sure I have a good strech before setting out (I'm a hand cyclists so it's the equivalent of your legs going to...
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Ris S Have you tried ergonomic handle grips? the ones that support your wrists? My Specialized Vita has them, and they are great!!!!
I'm going to definately do it them!
If your bike is fitted properly, you will not have a problem. I've had several bikes over my 12+ years of riding and it has not been an issue once I was professionally fitted. The fit can be costly but it's a must do...
Thanks everyone! I will try using less pressure on the hands and making use of my drops. I know when I'm tired that I get lazy and lean on my arms too much.
I was thinking that. I think the handle bars need to be raised. I tried myself but conuldn't pull them up after loosening the collar. Next week, after my try a tri, I'll see if I can get someone to give me a hand...
Mine go numb all the time. I was thinking some of it may be due to my degenerative disc disease c5-c6 I am just a beginner cycler and my hands go numb after a short period of time. 2k On a 25k ride, they went n...
If it's cold my hands go numb in about 3 seconds! But I did also notice my hands being a bit weirg after riding 100 miles without gloves on - the centre of my palm in particular was all tingly/numb for a couple of da...
My hands always go numb while I cycle. They also go numb at other times too. I was diagnosed with Thoracic oultet syndrome (prior to me ever cycling). I know that mine is related to that, but other things could cau...
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I get a little tingling occasionally but can usually sort it by moving my hands. Numbness can be either bike set up or gripping too hard causing pressure
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Alyson T answered the question What's the best way to put your hair under your helmet?
Agree with teh others, a low tight ponytail is best (not too loose or the band might slip off). I often wear my hair up with one of those 'butterfly clips', but worried once about if i fell of and that jammed into th...
Sandy L answered the question What's the best way to put your hair under your helmet?
I have the same kind of hair! I pull it back in a ponytail and tie a bandana on my head..tie just under ponytail holder. This keeps hair from escaping and stops sweat from running in your eyes.
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I've got curly longish hair and it's a bit of a nuisance when wearing the bicycle helmet. Anyone got any advice about the best way to put it?
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