Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Originally Posted by youcoming
You are just more cycling fit,
I would say that's a bad choice of words. He could be a better sprinter, that's one thing. But after 40 miles, his buds might have made menudo out of him. Then who would be in better cycling fitness from mile 41-100?
Some riders are better sprinters, some are better long distance riders, some better climbers, some better TT riders.
I'd say you were maybe a better sprinter!
...But remember, pound for pound, they're carrying a bigger loads far as ratio and proportions.
Your buds at 180 lbs carrying a 30 lb bike would be equaled by your carrying a 38 lb bike.
That's the sort of, if a 200 lb man benchpress 500 lbs, how much should a man of 120 lbs be able to benchpress for a man of his bodyweight to equal the other dude.
200 man 120 man
------- . ------- ..................Ratio and porportions, this times that equals this divided by that
500 lbs X
500 X 120 divided by 200 equals 300.............The 120 lb man would have to benchpress 300 lbs to be equally as strong as the 200 lb man pound for pound.
So to be equal, the bigger rider should have been riding a 38 lb bike to show he was equally as strong on the bike. Pound for pound!
...so yes,you had an advantage at your weightwith a lighter bike!