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Old 03.11.2010, 19:01
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Cycling is a great fitness activity............maybe only second to Swimming.
It helps cut flab greatly !!!

Roads and rules in CH permits safe cycling
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Old 04.11.2010, 19:59
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I'm 16 year's old and my climb-speed is 12 with a slope of 10 % and the way is 15 kilometers.

My question louds: is that a good average speed for my age?? I'dont know what the speed is in a junior-course in your country?
It's great that you've been enjoying the Swiss cycling experience.

If you mean that you can sustain 1200 metres vertical per hour for 1 hour 15 minutes then that would be very good, faster than me. I don't think there are any junior racers on this forum, so you might not get an answer as to how this compares to speeds in such races. Your question might get more responses on a cycling-specific forum rather then a Swiss-specific forum.

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Old 15.11.2010, 16:41
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

I have a question to other cyclists:
There is a garage just on entering Pully from the west. Some of their customers love to park in the second row, just on the bicycle path. Sometimes it is a tuned piece of junk, or a Ferrari, does not matter.

Is there a procedure one can take a picture of the traffic rule violation and send the picture to the police? I think a series of fines will change the habbits better than a lot of talking.
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

I was just wondering if there are any people out there keen to meet every now and then in order to get a cycling ride around Zurich area...it is my first winter here as a cyclist and hoping to get a few rides out there!
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Old 02.12.2010, 08:44
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I was just wondering if there are any people out there keen to meet every now and then in order to get a cycling ride around Zurich area...it is my first winter here as a cyclist and hoping to get a few rides out there!
You can find some die-hard cyclists on here that will meet up for a ride in the wintertime... But for me during the winter the bike usually gets a much-deserved rest and the skis and snowshoes finally get a chance to enjoy the outdoors If you haven't tried cross-country skiing yet, I'd recommend it - It's a great workout, and good cross-training for cycling!
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You can find some die-hard cyclists on here that will meet up for a ride in the wintertime... But for me during the winter the bike usually gets a much-deserved rest and the skis and snowshoes finally get a chance to enjoy the outdoors If you haven't tried cross-country skiing yet, I'd recommend it - It's a great workout, and good cross-training for cycling!
I agree with Hillseeker on this. Winter is mainly for skiing.
However, I can put you in contact with some of those "die-hard cyclists" if you wish (PM me). They go for 2-3 hour rides twice a week after work. Mostly German speaking though.
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

in Basel we meet also for cycling during winter. Not for so lang compared to summer or we switch to MTB. Also fun.
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Hi I will be traveling to Zurich on february and wish to buy a CUBE TRIATHLON BIKE. Does anybody know where I can find a store? Thank you raguilara
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Old 25.12.2010, 10:46
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Everything you need and more is available in English on the interwebs
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Hi all,

I'm new to Geneva having recently moved from a few years living in Singapore. I'm a regular roadie but cycling in the flatlands of Singapore has me a bit nervous about joining as established fast riding group in Geneva too soon.

I'm looking for advice on joining up with a good leisure but well-paced group to get my legs in mountain shape. I ride mostly on the weekends but hope to ride every weekend so any suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 05.08.2011, 21:39
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Little assistance for a true XC enthusiast for sale HERE...
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

I am a casual cyclist (not hard core) and have found the following website to be extremely useful for biking and hiking: http://www.veloland.ch/en/welcome.cfm. You can narrow your search results based on certain areas, print maps and get information on interesting sites to see. It also provides train connection information.
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

I definitely agree about http://map.veloland.ch/

It is an excellent site. we've just done Laufen along the Jura back to Concise and the maps were an excellent source.

My own blog may contain some hints and ideas for potential cyclists in CH. I've been here nearly 7 years now and have finally got back to where I was before I left the Uk in terms of km pedalled. And all in glorious sunshine and scenery!!

http://bycyclingdiaries.blogspot.com/
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Hi all,

i want to spend two weeks in Swiss this summer and i want to ride MTB trails.

I found Alpine Bike trail that goes from Scuol for approx 660km. Nice trail. I read information about it and found that it's very famous trail that goes from whole Switzerland, thru Alps - magnificent trail.

I found nice map on map.veloland.ch and when I started analysis I found that approx 70% goes on road (asphalt road as I understand). I found the same in Garmin Topo maps (these roads marked with thin black line). Only small amount of trail goes on hiking trail marked with dashed line.

My questions are:
1. is it true that I will ride mostly on usual road or it's a kind of mistake with thin lines and the trail is fine for MTB?
2. Could you please advice something without hard DH/FR/AM?
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

We did a fantastic road cycle around Lake Annecy at the weekend. It is so bike friendly as it has cycle paths around most of the lake.
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

I love cycling too, but there are two things from cycling that I hate:

  1. You get a clearly line on arms and legs between tanned-white... And there's no way to remove them..............
  2. I don't know why, but after riding I have wounds because of the friction with the underpants... Sometimes it's really red "there".


Any ideas?
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

[QUOTE=Jonesy;1597148]I love cycling too, but there are two things from cycling that I hate:

  1. You get a clearly line on arms and legs between tanned-white... And there's no way to remove them..............
  2. I don't know why, but after riding I have wounds because of the friction with the underpants... Sometimes it's really red "there". Any ideas?[/QUOTE
Yes. Don't wear underpants. Seriously. Otherwise you need to get ones of a different cut, that "fit" better between you and the bike seat.
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I love cycling too, but there are two things from cycling that I hate:

  1. You get a clearly line on arms and legs between tanned-white... And there's no way to remove them..............
  2. I don't know why, but after riding I have wounds because of the friction with the underpants... Sometimes it's really red "there". Any ideas?[/QUOTE
Yes. Don't wear underpants. Seriously. Otherwise you need to get ones of a different cut, that "fit" better between you and the bike seat.
Thanks for the advice. I didn't know that.
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I love cycling too, but there are two things from cycling that I hate:

  1. You get a clearly line on arms and legs between tanned-white... And there's no way to remove them..............
  2. I don't know why, but after riding I have wounds because of the friction with the underpants... Sometimes it's really red "there".


Any ideas?
For 1. there is no solution other than use strong suncream to stop the tanning. For 2. the solution is simple - get some decent cycling shorts with a chamois pad built in, and don't wear underpants. For short rides just the cycling shorts should be fine, but on longer rides you can buy "chamois cream" (Assos makes the best version IMPO) which will help. If you don't fancy the racing cyclist lycra look, you can also get mountain bike style baggy shorts with a chamois pad built in.
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Dear all,

Me and my group members, we are conducting an online survey about tourists/bikers interested in visiting specialized bike hotels.
This is a part of our applied research project with the topic "Thematic Hotel - focus on bike hotels" undertaken for Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts, Switzerland.

By answering this survey you will help us analyze the demand on the market and the specific needs of bike tourists. Furthermore we are also analyzing the bike hotels offers which will allow us to make some recommendations for improving the services and facilities in these hotels.

If you are familiar with the topic we would be very grateful if you could take the time to answer a short survey. Your information will be treated both confidentially and anonymously.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to help you.

Thank you very much in advance.

Contact person: Nikolaos Tsitsoulis
E-mail: nikolaos.tsitsoulis@stud.hslu.ch

http://www.unipark.de/uc/stud_tsitsulis/595f/
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