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When to shift?
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I have been riding for more than 30 years as an adult. I shift up when it feels too easy and shift down when it seems too hard. A lot of guesswork.Recently, after a discussion about cadence speed I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ad on Wednesday.

England: Hyde Park Bicycling Film from 1896
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Women and men on bikes in Hyde Park, which is one of London's largest parks and one of the Royal Parks, famous for its Speakers' Corner.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho May 26.

New Projects, Safety Concerns for Chicago Cyclists
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As many Chicago cyclists are starting to shake off the winter cobwebs and get back on their bikes, WTTW takes a look at what they can expect this summer. Active Transportation Alliance discusses new…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt May 25.

Lakefront Trail From Diversey To North To Close For Construction May 22
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The effort to make the Lakefront Trail less congested by creating separate paths for cyclists and joggers will force a portion of the popular path to close starting May 22, city officials said.The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan May 16.

 

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"Shifting based on maintaining a steady cadence is how I ride most days.  A few years ago, I put a computer that can measure cadence on my road bike, and started to shoot for a cadence in the low-90s RPM.  For me, that keeps my speed around…"
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When to shift?

I have been riding for more than 30 years as an adult. I shift up when it feels too easy and shift down when it seems too hard. A lot of guesswork.Recently, after a discussion about cadence speed I changed.I have a pedal speed of about two revolutions per second, more or less. Now, I shift when that speed declines or increases. I can measure it (one-one-thousand-two) for accuracy, and I seem to stay in the same gears longer while cruising. This also takes pressure off of my back (scoliosis),…See More
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What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Solutions to problems
About me:
I am the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 47,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I work as a volunteer to aid refugees from southern Sudan and its western region Darfur who are now living in Illinois. I am on 46th Ward Alderman James Cappelman’s Transportation, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Team and am the guy on the lakefront with the pink flamingo on his trike.

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At 9:53am on June 25, 2012, in it to win it 8.0 mi said…

Gene, was that you riding for Cappleman in yesterday's parade.  I got dizzy just watching you!!!

 
 
 

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