Cycling General

ascend: subir, ascender

ascent: asccenso m

asphalt: asfalto m


bicycle: bicicleta f

bike: bici f

bike path: ciclovía f; cicloruta f (Col)


climb (cycling): subir


descend: descender; bajar

descent: descenso m; bajada f

draft (riding in slipstream): formación f en abanico; drafting m


easy: fácil

energy: energía f


fall: caerse

false flat: falso llano m

fast: rápido -da

flat (road, land): plano -na

flat (tire): pinchazo m

freewheel: piñón m libre


gradient, grade: pendiente f; cuesta f; gradiente f; subida f

gradual (slope): no muy empinado -da

gravel: ripio m


hill: cuesta f; subida f

hit the wall, blow up, bonk: (sufrir/tener) una pájara; el hombre del mazo (visita/llega)


mountain bike: bicicleta f de montaña; bicicleta todo terrano; bicicleta montañera (Per)


paved: pavimentado -da

pedal stroke: pedaleo m


road: camino m; calle f; ruta f; vía f

road bike: bici f de carretera


section (of road, route): tramo m

skid v: patinar; derrapar

speed: velocidad f


tour the country by bike: recorrer el país en bici

touring bike: bicicleta f de turismo

trail: sendero m


uphill: cuesta f arriba; en subida


washboard (pattern on unpaved road): serrucho m; camino m sinuoso



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One Response to “Cycling General”
  1. Diandra says:

    Hats off to whoveer wrote this up and posted it.

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