Apparently I don't own a real bike
I was cruising the outskirts of DFW over the weekend trying to get some miles in and learn a few things out on the road as I'm somewhat new to riding (3-4 month in). A little over 2 hours in, I decided to stop at a diner to grab a bite to eat, and to rest my sore butt. As I was pulling in, two older guys on Harleys pull in as well. As I'm standing next to my bike and taking my gear off, the come over and ask me what kind of bike I have, and I tell them it's a Honda Shadow 750. I'll admit, I got a little excited because I hardly get to talk to other bikers, and I thought that we would have a pretty good conversation about bikes. Nope. One of them immediately told me that i need to get a "real bike". I just brushed them off, got my lunch, and hit the road again. I just couldn't help but think how snooty they were about bikes, branding, and engine size. I'm just starting out and really love my bike. I'm just wondering if this is a common issue and how y'all would deal with something like
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"Women must have the right to ride bikes, don't look if it bothers you"-Man supporting Iranian women
My little brothers friend gets beat up by a drunk adult for riding his bike too close to him. v.redd.it/gwz0y6bvobe51
Our cat went missing a year ago. Me and my wife found him while on a bike ride. As soon as he heard my voice he came running crying and now my entire year has been made! So unbelievably happy!
Same bike, same place, same girl. 71 years difference.
Bike Barry loses his job and is arrested
FOLLOW UP: Wyomissing PA man racially profiled & arrested for riding a bike to the cash register in Walmart after paying for the bike v.redd.it/xkmcvnlly4c51
Days before Chris Jericho wrestles Orange Cassidy, his band Fozzy is performing this weekend at the Sturgis bike rally where 250,000 bikers refuse to wear masks and covid cases are on the rise. twitter.com/RecklessJeff/…
A Girl on a Bike, Me, Photography, 2020
Wyomissing PA man racially profiled & arrested for riding a bike to the cash register in Walmart after paying for the bike. v.redd.it/3ucoiglyw4c51
Making your dirt bike fit on your truck bed
Yes mate riding around on your loud bikes all night going up and down the same streets for hours on end is the coolest fucking thing ever. You legend. You king. All women want you, all men want to be you. I am not worthy to breathe the same air as you. You fucking cunt
Yesterday on 2nd ST in Old City Philly.. Black man was on his bike just reminding people at the bars to practice social distancing when this white man got mad & held him at GUNPOINT! v.redd.it/um1en7knia951
Seattle bikes block road so that rioters can march in rush hour. Local hero: "Get the F--- outa my Neighborhood" v.redd.it/2828liuv6wc51
[Request] Considering superhuman strength (like arm won't tear off) how much force would it take to flip a bike like this scene from Captain America: Civil War ? v.redd.it/nrej38ml4kh51
This bike has been in the game since launch, September 17th 2013, and today, it still remains one of the fastest bikes in the game, no matter what level you are, this vehicle is a must buy, 100%
I have had some crazy epic rides this year. This is the hardest thing I have ever done on a bike. 104 ascents on a 15% climb with sections over 20% and 600 meters in length. I wanted to stop many times but just said 1 more time up. Total elapsed time was 11:36 with breaks. I will be 51 in a month.
Same girl, Same bike, 71 years later.
[canada Nazi] bonehead petrified when a couple nerds on bikes confront him about his t shirt that celebrates what the little baby nazis did. Look in his coward eyes hahahaha v.redd.it/k2edl0vtst851
TIL that Nintendo forbids Shigeru Miyamoto from riding a bike to work because they consider him to be too valuable to the company and don't want him to get hit by a car. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Racists are making me not want to go out on my bike
I’m 13 and I started cycling last month and since then 2 times different groups of kids shouted ni**er at me when I was just cycling past and it’s making me not want to go out in case it happens again, I know it’s dumb but it made me feel really bad cause I do cycling to escape things like that but it still happens
Thank you guys everybody that commented it makes me feel way better that there’s people on my side and you helped me a lot I’m gonna try to keep cycling and see if I can find people to go out with so I’m not by myself, you guys are awesome
Mum found my old bike. Raleigh Burner BMX from early 1980s
Thank you to the Two Toronto Police Cars for testing the new bike lanes on Bloor. They've only been active for < a week
This bike has changed my life. Lost 17kg and kept it off. Usually riding a gran fondo once a week. At 46 I’ve never been so fit. Definitely caught the cycling bug.
Bike commuters - what kind of bike do you ride?
American here with a r/nostupidquestions style question. So many people in Europe seem to bike. Where I live in rural America, no one bikes, except kids and people who do it for sport (either mountainbiking or road races). In the nearest city, some young adults might bike to college or around town, but very few professional people commute to work on a bike.
So, what kind of bike is the average commuter riding? What features are important? How do you learn to ride in traffic without veering into another lane, etc?
I know it probably seems like questions from a child, but when I see videos of tons of bikes just working seemlessly in traffic, I feel like a child not understanding how to participate.
ILPT: My downstair neighbour called the police on me yesterday and blew out the tires on my bike today.
I've been as quiet as possible, but apparently just moving around on my chair at night is enough for this fuck to call the police on me. A few weeks ago he spoke to me about it, I've even went as far as getting a carpet so it isn't as loud, yesterday he still called the police on me and today I found my roommate's and mine tires blown out (nobody else's were) I need to find a way to get revenge on him which he couldn't suspect or couldn't do anything about. He lives in the apartment right under me.
Update on my dad : I went out of the house for a bike ride, when I came back he locked me out the house, luckily I had a back door key however he physically forced me out of my own house. After that he told me he was selling the house and sent me all these messages.
Saw this on my bike ride. I thought it was weird someone put tape over the sign...
Seattle Police officers were recorded running into pedestrians with their bikes and arresting the victims for assault. v.redd.it/ft6l2ppt9v451
Got a commuter bike for my birthday in the winter. Ended up falling in love with cycling so I took it to the next level. Check out my new baby!
This is Bill Conner. His 20-year-old daughter's donated tissues have been used to save the lives of four men between the ages of 20-60. Bill rode his bike 1,400 miles (2,250 km) from Wisconsin to Louisiana to hear the heartbeat again. v.redd.it/a3gt3v68r8b51
Bike helmets are for snowflakes, Charlie Brown
To the car drivers of the UK: If the Government's plan for cycling meant that it took loads of drivers off the roads, and put them on bikes on completely segregated lanes - but you could continue to drive on those less congested roads - would you support those plans?
I've never quite understand the resistance to cycling, especially when it is good for everyone. Whether that is people living near roads who would breathe in less exhaust fumes or drivers who would benefit from less congested roads.
Can't believe it took me this long to get a road bike..holy shit this thing is fast.
Have been riding a new trek hybrid for the last 4 months, but as I got more into cycling i decided to sell it and buy a road bike. Got a nice Trek Emonda SL6 disc off facebook and it's literally like riding a rocketship. I have no idea how they can manufacture something so light and nimble. Sold the hybrid for $900 and bought the roadie for $2300, so I think i made out pretty well. The bike also came with new tires on it.
I'll always dig that hybrid for getting me super into cycling but now I just want to go as fast as possible/get the best workout on roads and grab a MTB to do real singletrack trails. Now I want to find a mountain bike for around $500.
edit: I edited my original post because it looked like I was shitting on hybrids, which wasn't my intention. I put like 1000 miles on that bike and loved it. They're obviously good for certain things, this one just wasn't ideal for my current needs and was kind of holding me back as I got
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How to properly use a bike lane.
ELI5: Why is it that biking requires a lot less effort than walking, yet when the slope gets steeper, it's easier to get off the bike and push it?
My first ride on my first bike. Your girl is hype. Thank you for all the amazing advice & stay safe out there 🤗 v.redd.it/y3j58d7gcvf51
Hitting break neck speeds on my enduro bike. Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAywj68UTUU v.redd.it/s6578f0wmkg51
Girlfriend said that she was going to leave if I kept spending more on the home gym than I did her each month... In other news, this week’s purchase is an Echo Bike!
Bike just going 76 miles per hour
I am 29, I weigh 265 pounds, and according to my BMI, I am “obese”. Many Redditors didn't believe I road my bike 123 miles, averaging over 18 mph along the way, and Bicycling Magazine wrote an article about it. (https://www.bicycling.com/culture/a33247461/cyclist-dylan-lorimer-reddit/)
Guy who is clearly only riding a bike due to multiple DUIs starterpack
My cat went missing a year ago. Me and my wife found him while on a bike ride. He came running right to us crying and now my whole entire year has been made!
Police getting more bored by the day, police van parked because he’s riding his bike & doesn’t have a license plate! Yes I said it, A LICENSE PLATE! v.redd.it/dj1d2r7y79851
Bike week in Laconia needs to be canceled
After seeing videos from Sturgis rally, bike week really needs to be canceled. If you are not concerned about citizens health, you at least have to be concerned for the police and EMS that will have to work the event.
19, bike mechanic, thinks she is immune to reddit comments. Take her soul.
This fellow driving in a bike lane.
Dodging a bike with hands
Found a sequel to the Flash bike
My father did this 15 mile bike ride out of excitement for the new AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO. Thought y'all might enjoy it.
Funfact about this: my gf's neighbor told me that he has to change his entire drivetrain because his bike would no longer shift well. I was a little surprised because he has a 3 year old DeoreXT group. he said "it's just not so good anymore"...
My brother and I dreamt of opening a boutique electric bike shop. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Electric Avenue in Eugene, Oregon USA
How the new bike lanes on 22nd work
Refurbished a 40+ year old bike to commute to the highschool where I teach
I fell off my bike
Just a heads up to everyone.
It will happen to you, you will fall off.
I didn’t have a helmet, was wearing a sleeveless vest, and going 25mph.
Side wind caught me, my whole left side ended up being a meat crayon for the road.
I was lucky, I didn’t hit my head.
I am buying a helmet before my next ride.
I’ve done over 1k miles in the last three months, I thought it wouldn’t happen; it will and does.
Bridezilla raged after groom’s grandparents requested one song at the reception. Yelled “no f*ck then, it’s my wedding!” Yikes on bikes. /r/AmItheAsshole/comments…
A group of 20+ teens on bikes starts harassing people at an outdoor Crossfit gym, two were later arrested v.redd.it/udubbc2o5le51
Asian woman gets spat on and called a "stupid ch**k" by a coward on a bike in Calgary Alberta Canada. v.redd.it/0h55o3znsrb51
A 5 year old was shot riding his bike.