6 More Cycling Mistakes We've All Made

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    Even the most experienced cyclists amongst us make rookie mistakes out on the bike from time to time. They may not admit it, but it's safe to say we've all been guilty of making basic errors from time to time. If you've ever found yourself 50 miles from home without any food, accidentally riding onto a motorway in a foreign country, or even that classic moment of failing to unclip - this videos is for you!
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Global Cycling Network
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What's the biggest rookie mistake you've ever made out on the bike?

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Grasshopper 1
Grasshopper 1

This is a rookie mistake for those who’ve never owned a bike for more than ten years before. If you own a steel framed bike with a steel seat pin grease the connection every winter or it will at best rust together and at worst chemically weld together.

Vor 12 Tage
Ashwin Mandan
Ashwin Mandan

Forgot to fill any sealant!

Vor 25 Tage
gacha Christian
gacha Christian

Breaked too hard and went flying and got stitches.

Vor 25 Tage
Tanis Leach
Tanis Leach

Forgetting my patch kit, even when my ride was 60 min long, and having to call a friend. Worse, it was finals week.

Vor Monat
Rasmus Wiman
Rasmus Wiman

I guess all kinds of "forgot to unclip" things count. I've only done that twice so far, though. But on a fully loaded touring bike, one has to be careful. Getting a touring bike up to speed after a stop isn't always easy, I learned the hard way that you need to be prepared to unclip if you fail to get the speed up. Also, this weekend I went on a four day bike tour and forgot to check if there were any restaurants along the last leg of that ride, I had to ride 80 km before finally finding a place to eat.

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Its only me
Its only me

I was at a busy road junction failed to see a car in front of me swerved to the inside between the car and pavement and came crashing down broke my elbow had it put into a plaster , two weeks later went the the hospital for a operation and 3 months recuperating could not go for a pee due to the side effects of the anasthetic but I have now recoverd

Vor 13 Tage
João Henrique de Melo Alves
João Henrique de Melo Alves

Literally falling to the side when checking the seat height while clipped in one pedal. Facepalm moment

Vor 13 Tage
Altair Garden
Altair Garden

My biggest mistake. I was grabbing and eating acacia flowers while riding, when a bee righteously stung my right hand. I brake too hard with just the front brake, blocked the front wheel, and I flew off my mtb. I've got a tattoo of the bike's handlebars on my legs that lasted for a month.

Vor 15 Tage
Vova
Vova

What is di2?

Vor 21 Tag
stephen john baldwin
stephen john baldwin

Not discovering Mallorca until i was 46 years old.

Vor 22 Tage
Asarnha Janphiboon
Asarnha Janphiboon

My biggest mistake was wearing a cap on a ride and while descending my cap went flying and i grabbed the brake too hard and crashed...😂😂

Vor 22 Tage
Rick Kuijpers
Rick Kuijpers

Good thing Connor is working on his pronunciation of Strade Bianche. Imagine where his phone route planner would take him if he hadn't improved from a month ago...

Vor 23 Tage
Global Cycling Network
Global Cycling Network

Haha!

Vor 23 Tage
David Hartin
David Hartin

Motorway? Try ending up on the A27 between Tandragee and Newry in Northern Ireland. Single carriageway, 60mph limit and the scariest 20 minutes I've ever had on a bike. Truck after truck after truck...

Vor 26 Tage
sventice
sventice

My dumbest mistakes: 1. Not bringing enough water on a long ride (was saved from hyperthermia and severe dehydration by a 10 year old girl selling bottled water on the side of the road, true story); 2. Going on tour with a rim/tire combination that made it almost impossible to fix a flat; 3. Going on a group ride with hard-core roadies whilst riding a tank-like touring bike with panniers (had no idea what I was in for; they had the decency to openly but gently mock me later, instead of subjecting me to embarrassed silence).

Vor 27 Tage
Global Cycling Network
Global Cycling Network

It's alright, we've all done it at some point

Vor 27 Tage
Rodge Abenes
Rodge Abenes

A long ride and short of water to drink and nowhere to buy....

Vor 28 Tage
Robby Putra Subagja
Robby Putra Subagja

I'll try to track stand but in the end I'm mess up :v

Vor 28 Tage
grzegorz michnowski
grzegorz michnowski

The worst cycling mistake is to buy Di2

Vor Monat
Global Cycling Network
Global Cycling Network

Di2 isn't for everyone, you certainly don't need it to have a good ride

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Ken Webster
Ken Webster

There was that time in the 70s I had ridden a very long way from home without a repair kit. Had to cycle miles and miles and miles back home with my rear tyre stuffed with grass. Bits of it stiching out between the tyre and rim as if perhaps, a bicycle from the Wizard of OZ.

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Ken Webster
Ken Webster

Hmm, been cycling for over 50 years. The other week, I set off and immediatly realised that I was in way too high a gear. Could have pushed through I guess but decided to stop and change before setting off again. Only problem was that my other foot had already clipped in (unnoticed).... Over I go in the street right front of my own driveway...... Sigh!

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Tom Mosher
Tom Mosher

Fell over getting re-started on a long climb after stopping for water, in front of 2000 (literally) of my new best friends on a bike tour. I was lying on my back in the middle of the road like an upside-down turtle, wheels up, with my bottles rolling downhill into oncoming riders. A few of them asked if I had hurt my self - but no one wanted to stop on the hill to help me put my seat back on. Good times!

Vor Monat
Tom Mosher
Tom Mosher

And it was Day 1 on my first cycling tour.

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Davis Fiedler
Davis Fiedler

As too not getting hurt n a low speed crash: I turned right in a parking lot to avoid a car and hit a curb. I was barely moving! Broken helmet, concussion and $10K of dental reconstruction!

Vor Monat
Jason B
Jason B

....so, if you have a Di2 bike with tubeless tires, you're particularly screwed?

Vor Monat
Tanis Leach
Tanis Leach

I've had 5 crashes running, but 0 cycling. Running since July 2014 and cycling since March 2019 (160 km a week)

Vor Monat
Jason Carmichael
Jason Carmichael

Not crossing a tram line at 90 degrees and ending up laying on the road

Vor Monat
Andy Walford
Andy Walford

Right at the end, b.i.l. Nigel turns up with the van and says “get in.........again”

Vor Monat
David Grevenkamp
David Grevenkamp

Trying to ride side by side on a narrow path... like falling dominoes!

Vor Monat
Markus T
Markus T

Biggest mistake I have done is cycling with headphones on in the moderately intense traffic. While I had no accidents now i think it was really stupid of me! What helped me to re-visit was lookig at other cyclists wearing headphones on a road. They looked in danger and created potential danger for others.

Vor Monat
Graham M
Graham M

Left cycling shoes outside holiday villa. Up early dressed, fed, ready to go, no shoes. They were nicked by a local dog. Try buying size 11 cycling shoes in Spain.

Vor Monat
Mylesie
Mylesie

🙄

Vor Monat
Max Harmony
Max Harmony

Being overfamiliar with corners can also be a problem. I used to have a corner I travelled pretty often, so I got used to it and decided to have some fun blowing downhill as I got to it. Yeah… ended up hitting the pork chop and trading half a tooth for a ride in the wee-woo wagon.

Vor Monat
Steve Rupp
Steve Rupp

Going out for a big ride and forgot to breakfast

Vor Monat
Trevor Stewart
Trevor Stewart

Planing a ride, checking the weather forecast and thinking "fighting the headwind outbound will be worth it for the inbound tailwind" only to feel the wind direction change at the turn around point.

Vor Monat
Gil Eagan
Gil Eagan

My biggest mistake was I took the wrong turn and got on the highway 1 of the busiest highway on the east coast i was scared out my mind

Vor Monat
Tom Corbett
Tom Corbett

100m ?! Ring brother in law nigel

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Philippe B
Philippe B

A seriously dangerous mistake is not realizing that, while cornering and still having your tires on the correct side of the middle line, your whole body is on the other side, prone to being hit by incoming traffic. Classic mistake for both cyclists and motorcycle bikers. Always corner wide and away from the center line of the road.

Vor Monat
Colton COnverse
Colton COnverse

Worst cycling mistake I’ve ever made was waiting this long to get into the sport

Vor Monat
Global Cycling Network
Global Cycling Network

Glad you're here now!

Vor Monat
Morlee Bermudez
Morlee Bermudez

forgot how to sleep before a long ride.

Vor Monat
Darren F
Darren F

Forever leaving tubes, and drinks at home

Vor Monat
W DL
W DL

Connor:- 100 m? Walk home, your bike is 7kg.

Vor Monat
Andy Cowan
Andy Cowan

Attempting repairs you dont have the experience to do right and doing more harm than good to your bike.

Vor Monat
James Mace
James Mace

Just two days ago, I was slowing to a stop and went to unclip. Lo and behold, two of the screws holding my cleat in place had come out (they were old), so while my foot pivoted, the cleat remained held fast in the peddle. Before I could react, I was laying on my side with a scraped up shin and elbow. Thankfully, my bike was okay. Oh, and this happened after my ride, right in front of my own mailbox and driveway!

Vor Monat
Jared Yan
Jared Yan

Not charging a DI2 battery isn’t a mistake everyone’s made Not everyone can afford DI2!

Vor Monat
Jack Mathieson
Jack Mathieson

He is only 100 metres from home, he could just walk.

Vor Monat
c siebester
c siebester

Using toe straps was the worst mistake I made. I tore all the connective tissue on the outside of my ankle in a crash. I had a limp for 2 years. They shouldn't even sell those things.

Vor Monat
winston primo
winston primo

Conor, a 100m walk wont be that bad bro...

Vor Monat
Evan Grady
Evan Grady

No sunscreen.

Vor Monat
oldsquashmonkey
oldsquashmonkey

One good thing about the older Di2 with the battery mounted externally, it's very easy to carry a spare :>)

Vor Monat
Steve M.
Steve M.

Stopped for more gatorade with 30 miles to go. Thought a nice fried egg sandwich with bacon would be good. Forgot to use the restroom before restarting. Paid the price a few miles down the road.

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P Harger
P Harger

Something I do a couple of times per year is going out for an evening event with work colleagues and then not leaving early as planned and ending up riding home after midnight, in whatever weather is on at that moment... worst one was leaving a barbecue 40 kilometers outside of Moscow in the dark on a road with no lighting and no shoulder and very popular with lorries, and of course I didn't charge my lights...

Vor Monat
Road Yeti
Road Yeti

Trying a wheelie first time using clipless pedals and pulling it over backwards, couldn't unclip fast enough. My back still hurts. Makes me cry just thinkinking about it

Vor Monat
team 57
team 57

Living in Florida

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Wayne Anderson
Wayne Anderson

I've definitely been bitten by the "new to clipless pedals" falls next to public streets! Practice at home. Adjust the position of the clips to suit your anatomy and riding position! I learned that just because the middle of the shoe is "logical" or "was designed" that way, moving both clips slightly to the inside of the shoe's sole better accomodates my wider hips, allowing me to more easily rotate for the unclip motion, while still getting full leverage down on the pedals.

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FredW
FredW

Was riding with a group and fell behind, then when approaching the meetup location, I had both hands on the brakes to slow, a bee flew into my face which caused me to flinch and grab the brakes too hard. Went over the bars right in front of everyone. They were shocked until I got up, then they completely broke down laughing. Wish I had video.

Vor Monat
John Jacobs
John Jacobs

Going on a "70+ casual miles" ride with 5 amateur Cat2/3 racers (I'm not). Ride ended up being 117 miles, 10,000' of climbing. On a positive note, I learned how to suffer on a bike (and survive).

Vor Monat
Ben Connor
Ben Connor

Doing my first century wearing regular shorts and tidy whitey’s 😬

Vor Monat
Jeff Eversole
Jeff Eversole

Misjudged a ride once and ran out of food. Bonked so bad that I had to call SAG and when I finally did get some food I was so sick that I projectile vomited all over the SAG car. Now I eat like a pig on a long ride.

Vor Monat
Sevintrix
Sevintrix

Di2 is for posers ( I mean...having to charge your gears. Ludicrous) Running into parked cars? Only you.

Vor Monat
Steve Mehlbrech
Steve Mehlbrech

Driving to a group ride meet-up spot at 7am but forgetting to put the bike on the car rack!

Vor Monat
Kikoroach
Kikoroach

First time wearing a tri suit, had it on backwards.. yep true story.

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drumpianoo
drumpianoo

i#m sitting here with a broken ellbow after a low speed chrash. been there, done that.

Vor Monat
Paul Windsor-horne
Paul Windsor-horne

Not slowing down Clipping the gate post with my handlebars The local cows where impressed

Vor Monat
AndyVandy516
AndyVandy516

Really hoping for a Nigel appearance there at the end.

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Harold THE ABMINIAC Knox
Harold THE ABMINIAC Knox

Well I never ever left without money or cellphone but... Just a view months back... Had the idea of riding from lake Bodensee to my hometown (146km) and after about 80km a flat tire 😩 and I forgot all essentials. So lucky enough after walking 7km got back to a cellular network 😂 Called a friend that picked me up...Yes he did a almost 3 hour trip for me on a family holiday event. Lucky to have this FRIEND 😎

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Steve Yates
Steve Yates

One of the worst things you can do is put a video on YouTube of how not to corner. 4:09 and 4:17

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tankist_dm
tankist_dm

My mistake: forgot to charge my phone with GPS and had no idea how to get to a planned location.

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Global Cycling Network
Global Cycling Network

Disaster! We've all been there, for sure!

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Richard Preston
Richard Preston

Just an extra hour, it's only an hour, what can go wrong in an hour, ah yes.

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viostvcm
viostvcm

the worst is go for a long ride without a good prepare of myself. done 100km my leg cramp and i got another 30km to go. have to give up and call for back up car to send me back. The last 30km is all going up hill.

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Line B
Line B

Me, trying to track stand would be my biggest mistake recently 😬

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BangARanggg
BangARanggg

I so pale

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Grasshopper 1
Grasshopper 1

Ignoring the little voice that said, “Sticky toffee pudding and custard as well is overdoing it.”

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wrektum
wrektum

Not having enough charge on my computer, lights or phone. The computer I can live without but here in Tucson, AZ we often ride early morning or in the evening and when it gets late you want to have a well lit path because the rattle snakes like to warm themselves on the asphalt.

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MrJinusean90
MrJinusean90

This blonde guy looks like trip tucker from star trek enterprise. Nice 😀✌️

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Sukanya Toke
Sukanya Toke

My worst cycling mistake was going with my friends when we started cycling 2 years ago we went on a 14 km ride. We were 4 friends one of us took a U turn after some time without telling us and then we were riding during the rush hour on the right side of a flyover(in India fast traffic comes from right side)and a bus came fast from our left side and the I went into the border and my pedal started grinding on the railing of the flyover. On the next flyover my friends were riding a single speed bike so after too much climbing one of the puked near a over head water tank(we didn't bring a water bottle,snacks,mobile phone ect we didn't bring anything with us) I thought we would need to call the ambulance but we limped our way to home. From that time I always carried a water bottle with me and never took friends who are not capable of riding long distances.

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Rehab Lab
Rehab Lab

This was so funny! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbAm9Db_LcU&t=81s Maybe you cyclists could also learn something from this video? I'm a physiotherapist working with cyclists over in Belgium and made this video to help you guys with a Pre-warm up activation routine.

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hepcatliz
hepcatliz

Nigel's been getting the attention, but Connor is proper hilarious! 100m from home, for fox sake mate 😆😆😆 Great addition to the GCN team!

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free agent
free agent

Just returned from a 40 km ride in the sun. Works wonders on your mood. I call my bike the "Mobile Psychologist".

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stymer
stymer

Hank's biggest mistake, going out without his shoes!

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Mike Nolan
Mike Nolan

Forgetting heart rate monitor, remove Jersey, pull down bibs, put heart rate monitor on, forget to pull up bibs and put jersey back on....

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Michelle A Palumbo
Michelle A Palumbo

My biggest mistake! Not watching “all” of your how-to vids,, before my first ride. LOL Y’all are great at getting the necessary info across in an entertaining way.

Vor Monat
Oisin Duffy
Oisin Duffy

Going into a corner to fast hitting a bit of gravel and smacking the road head first. Definetly an extreme way to test the strength of my helmet😣

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Lionel Clavier
Lionel Clavier

Carefully preparing a very scenic Komoot route in the Alps; putting the bike Into the car, driving 1 hour to the start of the route, getting ready. Then realising I have NO mobile signal whilst also realising I had forgotten to download the route. Still, I started what I thought i had memorised and got completely lost.

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Robson Madsen
Robson Madsen

Connor is trying to make the voice of Peppa Pig´s father?

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Reynier Pietersen
Reynier Pietersen

My mistake almost cast my bike wen I where riding a long ride and got lost. The only way was to ride on the highway and a few minute on the road a traffic officer pull me over and was angry at me for riding on the highway after a long conversation he let me go and my bike wheels never touched highway tarmac again.

Vor Monat
luckymouse1988
luckymouse1988

I locked segment history and leader boards behind a paywall once, whoops! Joking aside; a variation on the forgetting of food, leaving a filled up bidon on the kitchen counter.

Vor Monat

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