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Old 07-06-03, 09:32 AM   #1
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Vive le Difference

Vive le Difference (or something like that!!)

Have been riding the mountain bike (the one with the rack, two panniers, and enough tools and equipment to overhaul a truck) for the last ten days on our trip.

Today, hopped on the Lemond road bike for a quick 21 miles.

WOW!!

I FLEW

WOW AGAIN.

Yes, the bike truly makes a difference. Same engine, different chassis.
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Old 07-06-03, 09:39 AM   #2
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But actually it is a different engine. It has been subjected to a heavier and less efficient load for a while and is now stronger. Thus when you got on that sleek machine with low resistance you hammered.

Good work!
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But actually it is a different engine. It has been subjected to a heavier and less efficient load for a while and is now stronger. Thus when you got on that sleek machine with low resistance you hammered.

Good work!
Okay.

Looks the same to me though

One of the reasons I keep the mtn bike heavy is exactly your point.
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Old 07-06-03, 08:24 PM   #4
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Significantly, Denver had been riding the mountain bike near sea level, and now he is back up in his normal high-altitude habitat. Thus, the difference between the bikes is even greater than noted here.
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