Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-16-05, 08:41 PM   #26
HaagenDas
Site *****
Thread Starter
 
HaagenDas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NSW Australia
Bikes: 1960 Malvern Star
Posts: 503
Muscular sure, I've just seen these guys and gals that look like they own an extra pair of thighs and it's not really the look I'm after. Besides girl, Canada and Australia are oceans apart. I do see you travel though......
HaagenDas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-05, 08:42 PM   #27
Machka 
Long Distance Cyclist
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 45,532
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaagenDas
Yup... maybe I should have stuck to walking
Walking ... especially walking with heavy boots through deep snow ... is great for developing muscular calves. Back when I walked about 10 miles a day, I had great calves.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-05, 08:46 PM   #28
Machka 
Long Distance Cyclist
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 45,532
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaagenDas
Muscular sure, I've just seen these guys and gals that look like they own an extra pair of thighs and it's not really the look I'm after. Besides girl, Canada and Australia are oceans apart. I do see you travel though......

I used to be a bodybuilder back about 14 years ago, and worked hard for that look. Then I took up cycling and lost it.


And yes, I do travel ... I've just recently come back to Canada from your part of the world.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-05, 08:47 PM   #29
HaagenDas
Site *****
Thread Starter
 
HaagenDas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NSW Australia
Bikes: 1960 Malvern Star
Posts: 503
I'll have to get it all done in one day. We get about two snowfalls per year here and it only hangs around for a little while. Should just push it all up against the shed and trundle through it all day. Might even sing "old man river" or something just to kick the time along.
HaagenDas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-05, 08:48 PM   #30
phantomcow2
la vache fantôme
 
phantomcow2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NH
Bikes:
Posts: 6,266
lol thighs like a beast (with muscle, not fat) are gotten if and only if you do more anerobic excersizes, do leg presses all day and you too can be a beast!
phantomcow2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-05, 08:52 PM   #31
HaagenDas
Site *****
Thread Starter
 
HaagenDas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NSW Australia
Bikes: 1960 Malvern Star
Posts: 503
I might put the bike into the back of a taxi. I'm through with the risk taking
HaagenDas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-05, 11:47 PM   #32
PaulBravey
Senior Member
 
PaulBravey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Rafael, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 532
Is Dame Edna still going?
PaulBravey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 12:05 AM   #33
junioroverlord
Better than you since 83!
 
junioroverlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Up a big F'ing Hill
Bikes: Fixed Gear 79 Schwinn Sprint
Posts: 1,117
I have massive legs of doom. I use them to smite the unbelievers!
junioroverlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 12:24 AM   #34
HaagenDas
Site *****
Thread Starter
 
HaagenDas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NSW Australia
Bikes: 1960 Malvern Star
Posts: 503
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulBravey
Is Dame Edna still going?
Yup
HaagenDas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 12:36 AM   #35
RedHairedScot
So say we all.
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes: Gary Fischer Wahoo, upgraded Specialized Allez
Posts: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Machka
I used to be a bodybuilder back about 14 years ago, and worked hard for that look. Then I took up cycling and lost it.
I used to lift a bit, too. I think my quads especially were bigger back then, but after cycling (and more importantly, running) they got a bit smaller and much leaner. I like the new look.
Here's the rule. Fit in jeans. If waist is too big, eat less. If thighs are too big, squat less. If calves are too big, good. (Just my own bias -- I've never been able to grow calves. I think this is more of a problem with women. Machka?)
RedHairedScot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 10:09 AM   #36
pacesetter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Desert
Bikes: Colnago, GT Team
Posts: 271
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaagenDas
I'm just recently into biking. In fact, yesterday I rode my way home. Last night whilst sitting on the ole ceramic throne, I noticed that my thighs had "new lumps and bumps". Whilst I'm pleased that I'm taking weight off and putting muscle on, I am concerned that I could end up with thighs the size of jet intakes as can be seen on TV.

I really don't want to start wearing lime coloured shirts, brief pants and shaved legs. Most of all I don't want massive thighs... so like,what's the risk of that happening?

It's in your head, cycling does not build muscle!!! it is not a strenth sport. i can out ride ANY of the worlds strongest men. cycling is about v02 max, lactic threshold ect.
pacesetter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 10:17 AM   #37
recursive
Geosynchronous Falconeer
 
recursive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: 2006 Raleigh Rush Hour, Campy Habanero Team Ti, Soma Double Cross
Posts: 6,312
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacesetter
It's in your head, cycling does not build muscle!!! it is not a strenth sport. i can out ride ANY of the worlds strongest men. cycling is about v02 max, lactic threshold ect.
While what you say is true, I know, from first hand experience, that it is possible to get bigger legs by cycling. I've heard people say it's not possible, but I believe my own experience over them.
__________________
Bring the pain.
recursive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 10:53 AM   #38
KrisPistofferson
Immoderator
 
KrisPistofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
Posts: 7,630
Who is that on your avatar, Mr. Das?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikeforums
Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.
KrisPistofferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 12:05 PM   #39
Machka 
Long Distance Cyclist
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 45,532
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedHairedScot
I used to lift a bit, too. I think my quads especially were bigger back then, but after cycling (and more importantly, running) they got a bit smaller and much leaner. I like the new look.
Here's the rule. Fit in jeans. If waist is too big, eat less. If thighs are too big, squat less. If calves are too big, good. (Just my own bias -- I've never been able to grow calves. I think this is more of a problem with women. Machka?)
The whole building muscle thing is more of a problem with women. It seems to me that we have to work twice as hard at it for half the gains that the guys are getting.

I develop small, lean calf muscles when I cycle, but as I mentioned above, when I did a lot of walking (especially walking through snow), that's when I really developed my calf muscles. Unfortunately I had some Achilles tendon problems a few years ago, and I can't walk as much anymore.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 02:44 PM   #40
pacesetter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Desert
Bikes: Colnago, GT Team
Posts: 271
Quote:
Originally Posted by recursive
While what you say is true, I know, from first hand experience, that it is possible to get bigger legs by cycling. I've heard people say it's not possible, but I believe my own experience over them.
Alot cyclist legs may look big, this is because they are "cut" no fat. but in fact there no bigger then the avg joe couch potato. my legs look bigger even though they are smaller since i became "trained" RR cyclist.
pacesetter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 02:49 PM   #41
PaulBravey
Senior Member
 
PaulBravey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Rafael, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 532
Quote:
Originally Posted by krispistoferson
Who is that on your avatar, Mr. Das?
It's Sir Les Patterson, one of Barry Humphries alter-egos. Barry is an australian comedian who's most famous for his Dame Edna Everage character.
PaulBravey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 02:57 PM   #42
HaagenDas
Site *****
Thread Starter
 
HaagenDas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NSW Australia
Bikes: 1960 Malvern Star
Posts: 503
Quote:
Originally Posted by krispistoferson
Who is that on your avatar, Mr. Das?
That's Sir Les Patterson, Cultural Attache to London.
HaagenDas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 03:01 PM   #43
KrisPistofferson
Immoderator
 
KrisPistofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
Posts: 7,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaagenDas
That's Sir Les Patterson, Cultural Attache to London.
Oh, I just wanted to make sure it wasn't you before I brought up the fact that it cracks me up every time I see it. I'm familiar with Dame Edna, didn't know he played other characters. Jolly good, I have something to Google!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikeforums
Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.
KrisPistofferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 03:02 PM   #44
PaulBravey
Senior Member
 
PaulBravey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Rafael, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 532
It has to be said that the only culture he has is normally what's growing on his shirt and tie.
PaulBravey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 03:25 PM   #45
superstar4410
Senior Member
 
superstar4410's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA
Bikes: Speed Demon
Posts: 167
I have the opposite problem , my legs are toned and lean, but too small for me. I guess I should start pushing some harder gears. I also noticed that when I do short heartrate test sprints on my training say 8mins all out. My legs tend to get a good workout and seem to increase in size a bit.
superstar4410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 03:52 PM   #46
HaagenDas
Site *****
Thread Starter
 
HaagenDas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NSW Australia
Bikes: 1960 Malvern Star
Posts: 503
here's the larger pic



I think he's espousing the values of a certain brand of frangers.
HaagenDas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 04:07 PM   #47
KrisPistofferson
Immoderator
 
KrisPistofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
Posts: 7,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaagenDas
here's the larger pic



I think he's espousing the values of a certain brand of frangers.
He reminds me of a human version of Dangermouses sidekick Penfold.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikeforums
Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.
KrisPistofferson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 05:37 PM   #48
HaagenDas
Site *****
Thread Starter
 
HaagenDas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NSW Australia
Bikes: 1960 Malvern Star
Posts: 503
Sir Les is nowhere near as popular as Dame Edna. I think Sir Les hits home hard with too many Aussies
HaagenDas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 05:50 PM   #49
Blackberry
In Memory of One Cool Cat
 
Blackberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Bikes: Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
Posts: 2,722
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaagenDas
Sir Les is nowhere near as popular as Dame Edna. I think Sir Les hits home hard with too many Aussies
Keep posting, big guy. You're more hilarious than TV, movies and my sex life combined.
__________________
Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.
Blackberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-05, 05:55 PM   #50
HaagenDas
Site *****
Thread Starter
 
HaagenDas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NSW Australia
Bikes: 1960 Malvern Star
Posts: 503
Bugger, I was hoping to be taken more seriously. No one here knows me. It was my one chance to make friends. Oh well......
HaagenDas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:06 AM.