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Old 01-30-14, 12:32 PM   #26
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& save on cleaning up the manure from the road, by collecting it as it's discharged..
Ferment it and turn it into natural gas that can boost the Treadmill Bus...
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Old 02-01-14, 11:10 AM   #27
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I went to their website. Only 5 star reviews ... hmmmmmmm
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Old 02-01-14, 01:03 PM   #28
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I went to their website. Only 5 star reviews ... hmmmmmmm
There are some not so hot reviews.

The things weigh as much as a DH bike and cost more than a 105-equipped road bike, for the LOW end model, and as much as a nice Dura-Ace equipped CF bike for the high end.

I'll keep riding my bicycle I don't like elliptical trainers, though. Something about them just sucks. To me that is!
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Old 02-02-14, 07:46 PM   #29
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I'm 65 and have seen my better cycling days. I started cycling again early last spring and improved my fitness to the point that I could cruise at about 15mph on RAGBRAI.

So while it doesn't take a lot I had one pass me smartly on a hill and he was a small figure rather quickly. A previous link to the elliptigo time trials show that a speed of 18-22 was typical; this guy would have been in that range.

I have been using an elliptical trainer at my local fitness center, along with an exercycle. I have noticed that it seems to be improving my ability to climb out of the saddle. If I keep the resistance low, the burn in my legs is very similar.

Bottom line, whatever floats your boat. Don't discount them entirely.
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Old 02-03-14, 11:56 AM   #30
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By themselves I'm sure they are fine if that's what you like, but the times I've encountered them on public group rides they have been a menace.
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