Road Bike Lingo

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Should I learn to speak road bike?

Road Bike Lingo

Road words…do you know ‘em? Road bicyclists have a lingo all their own. And, if this is going to be your passion, you should get with the flow. Here's a start:

• Bonk- when you run out of energy during a ride
• Cadence- is your rate of crank and speed, measured in revolutions per minute (rpms)
• Dropped- getting left behind by a group of riders
• Century- is a one-day 100-mile ride



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