posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 05:26 AM
For long days in the saddle, skip the mountain bikes and go with an Electra Townie 7 flat foot cruiser or its clones with the best quality tire, tubes
and wheels you can afford. Don't skip on spokes or axles either. Even my lard but can ride 30 miles per day cross country by following some
simple biking rules.
Don't ride for more than an hour without resting. Even getting off for five minutes will help. Don't pedal up hill until you can't pedal
anymore. Dismount and walk when you slow down to a fast walk and rest when you get to the top of the hill if it's especially steep. 5 minutes is
usually enough to catch your breath. I'm not in great shape but I recently rode 60 miles over the road without killing myself on a bike camping
If speed is what you need, add a legal bike engine and use it sparingly to help you on the hills. I've got a motorized bike and can often beat
traffic in town during rush hour by avoiding the traffic lights and passing the long line of cars waiting for the light which is perfectly legal in my
state. Irks the people in the cars something fierce.