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    I liked this post on bike fit posture

    Short but interesting to me at least,

    http://www.trainingbible.com/joesblo...e-posture.html
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    Have I been commuting wrong all summer? Dang.
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
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    lol..lower!!...faster!!...lower!!...ouch..i think i felt something in my back
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    Have I been commuting wrong all summer? Dang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleon View Post
    lol..lower!!...faster!!...lower!!...ouch..i think i felt something in my back
    Actually, most people find the posture Joe is proscribing (pelvis rotated forward, so the back is straight) to be better for their back, and there are many people who have eliminated back problems by adopting a lower position. Absent a true medical issue, backs are one of those things that exercise helps.
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    No argument here. I wasn't disagreeing with the blog post. Just teasing jimmuller.

    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Actually, most people find the posture Joe is proscribing (pelvis rotated forward, so the back is straight) to be better for their back, and there are many people who have eliminated back problems by adopting a lower position. Absent a true medical issue, backs are one of those things that exercise helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleon View Post
    No argument here. I wasn't disagreeing with the blog post. Just teasing jimmuller.
    And I was just teasing the writer and whoever takes that article as appropriate for "the rest of us".

    My back has never been comfortable doing either of those subtly different postures for any length of time. But it never stopped me from enjoying a good ride. I'll take the proverbial "French fit" any day. But then, I've never raced anyone since I was, oh, maybe 10, and that was a long time ago.

    One note of caution - readers would be advised not to take much of what I post too seriously. An alternate point of view helps keep one's sense of perspective, and a bit of humor with it never hurt either!
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    I like Friel's preferred position, but I always tend to slide the saddle back when I use it.My back has that shape, but I don't get as aggro as in his pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleon View Post
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
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    Gotta get me a bowl, I guess.

    http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...S/exercise.png

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