Depends on the engineering skills of the builder, the risks the rider is willing to take, and how legal the bike has to be.
30 mph on the flat is within reach w/o going entirely crazy.
First step is to consult the manual for the specific rack that you want to install. If you do not have access to the manual, you can visit the manufacture's website and typically the site will have copies of the manual in a PDF format. If you can not find the specific product's manual than at least use a manual from a rack that is the closest match. Below are some general guidelines that can help anyone with some tips for installing a rear mount bike rack.
There are many styles of trunk/hatch mount bicycle racks, however, in general they have "legs" that rest on the trunk/hatch surface, straps with metal hooks on the ends that connect to the parameter of the trunk/hatch and "arms" that extend out to support the bicycle or bicycles.
To install the rack, the legs must be positioned apart in a supportive stance. Typically the lower legs rest on the bumper and the upper legs rest on the top of the trunk lid. Went attaching the rack the a more vertical hatch the legs will have to be separated apart more and the upper leg may even rest on the vehicle's rear window.
Once the legs are set to the best position for the particular vehicle, centered from side to side, attach the upper hook and straps to the top of the trunk/hatch, this will keep the rack in place allowing the racks weight to be supported by the upper straps. Next attach the lower straps to the bottom edge of the trunk/hatch. In some cases the lower straps and side straps are one continuous strap with one buckle each. Connect the side straps to the side edge of the truck/hatch and pull the excess strap through the buckle.
With the rack in place and all straps and hooks in place, began to tension up the straps a little each until the straps have even tension and the rack is held snugly in place.
Finally, adjust the arms of the rack to be about 10 degrees greater than level. This will offer the best support for the bicycle.
There's really no sensible answer to that, there are too many variables:
Just to mention a few.
A strong group of road riders can maintain a rolling average of 40 KMH/25 MPH for 6-8 hours on a fairly flat course, so probably around 800 km/500 miles in 24 hours.
A unicycle is a cycle with just one wheel. The prefix "uni" means one.
Four disciplines of cycling are held at the Olympics: track, road, mountain, and BMX. Track - Men: Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin, 4000 meter Team Pursuit, 4000 meter Individual Pursuit, Madison 50 kilometer, and Points Race 40 kilometer
Women: Sprint, 3000 meter Individual Pursuit, and Points Race 25 kilometer Road - Men: Road Race and Time Trial
Women: Road Race and Time Trial Mountain - One event for both men and women BMX - One event for both men and women
Comfort and practicality are the reason for wearing Lycra clothing that is specifically designed for cycling. You don’t have to wear special clothing to enjoy cycling, but if you wear a cotton tee-shirt for example it will flap around in the wind which is both distracting and annoying after a time.
When the tee-shirt becomes soaking wet with sweat it becomes extremely uncomfortable. Lycra is a stretchy material that if the clothing is the correct size it will fit tight and not flap around in the wind. Also as the rider sweats, the fabric dries immediately in the wind. It keeps the rider warm on a chilly day and cool on a hot day.
Because this fabric dries quickly, the clothing is easy to launder. Just throw the shorts and jersey in a cold wash and they are practically dry when they come out of the spin cycle. They can go in the dryer without any adverse affects, or can be hung up to dry.
Cyclists sometimes wear the team issue jerseys that the pros use, or they may have a club jersey. Either way these are usually brightly colored because the cyclist want to been seen by other road users simply for safety reasons.
All of the muscles are used in cycling. But there is a premium on the thigh muscles, particularly the quadraceps, the muscles on the tops of the legs. The gluteus muscle group is also very important. It's all about the butt and the legs when on a bicycle. But your upper body also gets a workout at the higher intensities by stabilising your core when on the bike to stop from rocking side to side. Also Biceps shoulders ect.
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Men can do it with a little practice. Professional bicycle racers are pretty much forced into learning this if they want to stay with the pack through 6 hours of racing. If gifted with a male anatonmy it is possible to maintain your speed when traveling downhill or with a push from behind. It is a simple as a point and squirt, although you do need to learn to relax a little. (Doing it at high speed or in the wind certainly can lead to splashing.)
I have never seen this attempted by a female. The most obvious option is to soaking yourself and hoping the wetness isn't too obvious. Although I have seen entire packs of female racers call a temporary truce to allow for a pit stop.
The first paragraph is correct, however in a long stage, there are times where the rider will stop, clip out of one pedal, and lean over to void.
This is usually not a problem in professional racing--attacking a rider that is 'relieving him or herself' is considering unsportsmanlike and can lead to hostility towards the attacker.
Sometimes if the race is at quite a slow pace riders stop and get off there bikes and then catch back up.
In 24-hour solo mountain bike races, riders often "just go" while riding.
Pulling is when a rider takes a turn at the front of a "paceline," or group of riders in a row. While the rider at the front will experience full wind resistance, the drag of the riders behind is reduced by up to 40%. Maintaining high speed while pulling is an extremely exhausting activity, so each rider will "pull" for 30 seconds to a minute, signal the rider behind, and then move to the side and coast to the back of the paceline. The rider behind then "pulls," and rotating through the group in this manner keeps everyone fresh and maintains high speed.
at least over 5ooo people have died in the last 35years by road accidents!
Calories is a measurement of energy. Calories listed on food tells you how much energy there is in that food. Calories listed on an exercise machine will tell you how much energy you've used up.
One calorie is a tiny, tiny amount. A cupcake can easily be more than 400 calories.
There's really no telling, as it depends hugely on the diffculty of the ride.
On a fairly technical singletrack I'd get it done in about one hour, probably using about 800-900 calories. On an easier ride, I'd get it done in maybe 30 minutes for 300-400 calories. A person that's smaller than average would use slightly less calories and a bigger guy would use more.
Usually Lycra/Spandex, a synthetic elastic cloth.
Depending on what you are looking for the best online bike shop may be different.
bikesdirect.com provide full bikes at discount prices to what you would find in the store
ride-this.com is based in the Northwest United States and sell a whole range of products from tools to frames and components.
cyclecloseouts.com have a partnership with origin8 and therefore provide a wide range of fixed gear parts
and of course, amazon and ebay are always good options for picking up bargains, amazon allows even the smallest sellers to reach a big market.
as mentioned previously, it really depends on what you're looking for! hope this helps!
Because there has been more places for mountain bikers to go and there is alot of mountain bikes that have been adapted over the last 20 - 30 years to suit more rockier ground.
to roll down the hill on a bike without pedaling is called coast or coasting
cycling originated in france in the mid 18th century
Lance Armstrong holds the record for most Tour De France victories; he has won the prestigious event seven times.
Sometimes they are referred to as clipless shoes, though cycling shoes is widely accepted.
Depends on a lot of things, your gender, age, size, fitness, and how hard you push. I get something like 35-40 cals/km, but I'm quite fit and I push hard. Around 20 is probably more likely.
Regular cycling improved cardiovascular health. When you engage in cycling, your heart rate increases, promoting efficient blood circulation and oxygen delivery throughout your body. This can reduce the risk of heart diseases, such as stroke, heart attack, and high cholesterol levels.
Cycling is an excellent way to burn calories and maintain a healthy weight. By pedaling regularly, you can increase your metabolic rate, which aids in burning fat and shedding excess pounds. Cycling can be an effective way for weight management.
Cycling regularly can have a positive impact to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and overall happiness. Additionally, cycling outdoors allows you to connect with nature, providing a refreshing and uplifting experience.
By pedaling against resistance, lower body muscles are engaged and strengthened over time. Regular cycling can lead to improved muscle tone, increased endurance, and enhanced overall strength.
Cycling, can enhance your immune system's functionality. When you cycle, your body's overall circulation improves, allowing immune cells to travel more efficiently throughout your body. This increased circulation helps in combating infections, illnesses, and other diseases. A stronger immune system can result in fewer sick days, allowing you to lead a more active and fulfilling life.
Cycling is a form of aerobic exercise that requires deep and controlled breathing. This can help strengthen your respiratory system by expanding lung capacity, increasing oxygen intake, and improving lung function. Regular cycling can reduce the risk of respiratory conditions such as asthma and improve overall lung health.
Engaging in cycling regularly can boost your energy levels and combat fatigue. Physical exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, which provide a natural energy boost. Additionally, cycling enhances blood flow and oxygen delivery to your muscles and organs, leaving you feeling more alert, focused, and revitalized throughout the day.
Regular exercise, including cycling, can positively impact your sleep patterns and quality. Physical activity helps regulate your body's internal clock, promoting better sleep at night. Additionally, the release of endorphins during cycling can help reduce anxiety and stress, allowing for a more peaceful and restful sleep.