I want to learn how to pedal again. My history with pedaling is to mash down on the front side of the stroke, no experience with spinning the gears to bring up the horsepower. I guess I'm more of a torquey pedaler. I'm thinking about how to change to a new way. Do you sit on the seat and use your legs to spin the gears, or do you more kind of stand on the pedals with most of your weight and pump?
I don't know if that question is going to mean anything. Still, I remember when the light went on with rollerblading. I went from swinging my legs around to standing on top of the floorplate of the blades and squat-pushing. It was completely night and day. Much more power and control. I just wonder whether cycling is the same way. Am I relying too much on the saddle?
Any suggestions are welcome.