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    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......
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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!

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    I might put the bike into the back of a taxi. I'm through with the risk taking
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    Is Dame Edna still going?

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    I have massive legs of doom. I use them to smite the unbelievers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBravey
    Is Dame Edna still going?
    Yup
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    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?)

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    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.

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    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.
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    Who is that on your avatar, Mr. Das?
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    Who is that on your avatar, Mr. Das?
    That's Sir Les Patterson, Cultural Attache to London.
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    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!
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    It has to be said that the only culture he has is normally what's growing on his shirt and tie.

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    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.
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    here's the larger pic



    I think he's espousing the values of a certain brand of frangers.
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    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.
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    Sir Les is nowhere near as popular as Dame Edna. I think Sir Les hits home hard with too many Aussies
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    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.
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    Bugger, I was hoping to be taken more seriously. No one here knows me. It was my one chance to make friends. Oh well......
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

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