Video: How to be a road cyclist

Brilliant mick-take by Canadian mountain bike crew

by John Stevenson   January 28, 2014  

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Ready to laugh at yourself this afternoon? The chaps at Canadian mountain bike site NSMB have put together this video that guides you in detail though becoming a road cyclist, or, as they put it, a ‘road biker’.

We’ve all been this newbie road cyclist, planning the next bike we’re going to get by the famous N+1 formula, then deciding we’ve got to have a winter bike so none of the shiny summer bikes we barely manage to find time to ride get dirty.

Learn to ride clipped in
Learn to ride clipped in

You’ll need to learn to fall gracefully while clipped in, and learn the difference between IPA and EPO. Not sure? Ask someone wearing a yellow Livestrong wristband, the video recommends.

Here’s the whole thing:

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Well they've got that one nailed. Cool

Velotastic !

Too many hills, but too little time.

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posted by badback [266 posts]
28th January 2014 - 14:13

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Make sure every ride is on Strava Surprise Hah Ha great video!

posted by Roberj4 [189 posts]
28th January 2014 - 14:15

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Very clever

posted by andycoventry [118 posts]
28th January 2014 - 14:17

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I'm in there somewhere Big Grin
Great video

Did Nightrider 2013 for Parkinson's UK, doing it again this year just for the fun of it and to raise more money.

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posted by jova54 [599 posts]
28th January 2014 - 14:45

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posted by Leodis [188 posts]
28th January 2014 - 14:59

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I don't follow trends. Trends follow me.

posted by BBB [178 posts]
28th January 2014 - 15:18

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A lot like the Mtn bike one but still just as hilarious

posted by jarredscycling [436 posts]
28th January 2014 - 16:08

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Brilliant... made my day very funny

posted by mikeprytherch [217 posts]
28th January 2014 - 16:13

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Fantastic… telling the difference between IPA and EPO… revisiting all of 'The Rules'… brilliant. - Muddy bikes, Road bikes and Family rides in Malmesbury and the South West

posted by Mombee [42 posts]
28th January 2014 - 16:21

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It is nice video, good points and funny. But IMHO the other video of this author was much better - How to be a mountain biker Smile

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posted by Rowerowy [4 posts]
28th January 2014 - 17:49

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Brilliant. "IPA / EPO" - worth watching it all just for that bit...

posted by herohirst [55 posts]
28th January 2014 - 18:43

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That made me chuckle Applause

I'm only here for the cake

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posted by Dizzy [61 posts]
28th January 2014 - 18:56

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Don't know what EPO is?...

Currently going slower than I'd like...

posted by stealth [184 posts]
28th January 2014 - 21:32

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"I'm gonna KOM..."

posted by eurotrash [76 posts]
28th January 2014 - 22:15

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Harsh, but fair.

All Campag

posted by Flying Scot [520 posts]
28th January 2014 - 22:30

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Stop being Americans and be European (or Columbian, maybe, like coffee.)

Leviathan of Riderstate

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posted by bikeboy76 [1238 posts]
28th January 2014 - 22:53

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Hmm. No comment on being dumped by your other half in this one because road cyclists are so much more loveable (and hairless) than their fat tire counterparts? Wink

Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~James E. Starrs

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posted by movingtarget [134 posts]
28th January 2014 - 23:02

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You have to give the guy credit for being dedicated enough to shave THAT much just for a daft video!

Am I bad road cyclist? I don't like coffee at all

posted by Al__S [511 posts]
29th January 2014 - 9:30

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Excellent. I could even go as far as to say "Chapeau" to the film-makers! Wink

John of Denbigh

posted by turvy [5 posts]
29th January 2014 - 10:40

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Am I bad road cyclist? I don't like coffee at all - Al_S

!! Get out - leave the room, here's your coat - sell your bikes & take up darts... Big Grin

posted by bfslxo [118 posts]
29th January 2014 - 12:23

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Pretty much guilty of all the above, according to the wife. Apart from the beer love, can't stand the stuff.

One thing they missed; checking weather apps continuously to verify wind speed/direction. This generally is the deal-breaker for wether to ride or not on certain days

posted by s_lim [103 posts]
29th January 2014 - 13:50

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They've scored a few bullseyes there. I have to admit I'm a total coffee snob, and by the end of last summer I was proud to notice that I'd managed to acquire some tan lines. But I've never fallen on a cat.

(Did you hear the cat? Miaow! I hope it was a highly trained stunt cat.)

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [267 posts]
29th January 2014 - 22:12

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