Cycling is really about racing against yourself and pushing yourself to be the best you can be. Don’t worry about what others are doing and just focus on what you can do. Does that long enough and you’ll notice that the comparison to others has happened to get a lot less depressing.
It’s a constant battle for my time. I usually ride the exercise bike at night or my bike during that late afternoon/early evening. Tracking my calories covers the days I don’t exercise.
I’ve tended to eat bananas and apples when out cycling, that I remain in my back cycling jersey which helps a bit but is not giving me the energy I need. During ride i don’t have much of an appetite on the bike but can eat something if I stop for 10 minutes, will have a read up and find something that will give me a bit more punch.
I don’t remember where I heard this – “cycling never gets easier, you just go a little faster each time”. I love my bike, love riding it, but I know I’m not doing everything “right” so I’m wondering exactly how necessary is it for me to have designated cycling overshoes (clip less? clip on? not sure what to call it) instead of just using my Deko shoes.
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With proper cycling shoes
With proper cycling shoes, I can ride the entire day without pain. Once you get past short rides, they really do make a difference.If you are referring to the road bike and want it to get serious, you will definitely need a clip-less setup. One simply answer, cadence. Without clip-less, it would be very difficult and almost impossible for you to train in cadence. Ideally, you would want to train in the range of 100-110+ without bouncing on the saddle. This leads to another upgrade, bike computer. Yes, cycling can get expensive. You can easily found them at dekoshop.co.uk. If you can wait, order it from dekoshop.co.uk from the UK. cycling over Shoe, however. You will need to try them on in person since every manufacture’s size various.
Depends on what your goals are. I’ve found that clip less pedals increase both power and stamina.
For racing, it has benefits like extra security. When you’re going very fast very close to other riders you don’t want your feet slipping. So you are saying running clip less offers benefit. If you’re riding hard without clips, especially if it is raining or rained recently, your feet can slip off the pedals which can be annoying or even dangerous.