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5 cyclist terms that only your pedaling companions understand

5 cyclist terms that only your pedaling companions understand

Every sport has its own codes and handles its own vocabulary. In surfing it is common to say that the Wax (A wax with which the table is cleaned). In golf green It is a good sign, and if you have ever played basketball, sure you have heard of a hook or a Field behind. Cycling could not be less, and handles its own terminology that until they ask non -fans if their own language is spoken in two wheels. In this article we will remember five of those terms that only your pedaling companions understand. Five words with which you would earn more than one face of strangeness and frown if you pronounce them in another context.

Make the sharpener

When you talk about Make the sharpener, bad. Mentioning it means that the rear wheel of the cyclist that goes in front of it is touched with the front wheel from behind. The fall, especially the one behind, is almost safe.

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Have a goat

Neither pulls the mountain nor the one who has one is close to madness. The goat is that bicycle with couples that such good results give on track, in counterreloj stages or in long distance triathlons. When someone outside the cycling asks what is to get on a goat, to avoid misunderstanding you have to show the bicycle, lest otherwise think.

Put the horns

No, it's not what it may seem. Putting a bike horns is nothing more than installing synthetic counts, aluminum or carbon, in the handlebar of a mountain bike. With them you can adopt different positions on the bicycle depending on the land, the speed you want to print and other factors. Cyclist pedaling

Change development

It is one of those basic terms in cycling and that can best be explained to a non-cyclist. The combination between the dishes and the pine nuts can bring to the one who first climbs to a two -wheeled vehicle, but it is the day -to -day life of every cyclist, whatever their specialty.

Remove the sleeves

Nothing to do with those elements that are usually blamed for the mechanical breakdowns of cars. Although it is common to see them in other sports, these light and warm garments for the arms are like a finger ring for especially cold cyclists.

Other terms that you have become accustomed to listening

The training Fartlek, in which speed changes prevail, it is not exclusive to cycling, but it is applied in it and it will be difficult for someone who has not practiced sports. A similar case is that of TRX or suspension training, which increases strength and balance. In the physical preparation section, the HIIT, initials of High is deserved an outstanding mention Intensity Interval Training. It is a type of training based on high intensity and effort intervals, with alternation between maximum work periods and others of rest. You can't talk about training and cycling without mentioning the Tapering, term that someone outside this world can easily confuse. It is easy to explain when it is stated that it is the tuning of a cyclist, specifically the planning of the load and the training in terms of frequency, intensity and volume. Among other words of the cycling jargon is the bird (also known with grace as The Uncle of the Mazo), that everyone wants to maintain as far as possible, but that has become popular due to television broadcasts of large mountain stages. In those same emissions you can hear normally talk about beetles (affectionate reference to Colombian climbers), fans, cuts, demarrages, capos, gregarios, montonera, hunting, and, always last, the red lantern. And if we go to triathlon, we have the Drafting, which is neither more nor less than to suck wheel. And you, what other specific terms of cycling do you know? You can leave them in the comments :)  
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