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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    And I have to rattle off a pet peeve:

    Why does every gearing thread get into the "your cadence must never drop below 80" nonsense? This thought process would mean that everyone should always have a triple. It is goofy, and wrong, and just bad advice. Mashing is not a sin. Your knees don't explode if you go below 80. Almost every recreational cyclist pedals below that, and you don't find cyclist carcasses along side the road. Now, everyone doesn't need to ride a single speed, but they don't need wifli triples either. Grrrrr.
    I never understood the "your knees will hate if you pedal below XX rpm!" hoopla, either. I mean, maybe if you're grinding it out to the point that your form/joint alignment goes to ****, yeah... but that has nothing to do with rpm in and of itself; if it's okay for me to pedal at x watts at 90 rpm, what's the harm in pedaling at that same x watts at 40 rpm as long as form doesn't suffer?
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    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    I can make better power numbers for longer intervals at low (75-80) cadence, but doing that in a race or on a sporty ride does not work because the ability to accelerate in response to a surge is notsogood.
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    i never understand the gearing thing about keep your cadence above 90. when my cadence drops it is because it is hard to pedal. it ain't a choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    I never understood the "your knees will hate if you pedal below XX rpm!" hoopla, either. I mean, maybe if you're grinding it out to the point that your form/joint alignment goes to ****, yeah... but that has nothing to do with rpm in and of itself; if it's okay for me to pedal at x watts at 90 rpm, what's the harm in pedaling at that same x watts at 40 rpm as long as form doesn't suffer?
    Well in my case my joint alignment is ****ed up before I even get on a bike. Bad skeleton. I wish I was lucky enough to have knees that didn't object to low rpms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    I can make better power numbers for longer intervals at low (75-80) cadence, but doing that in a race or on a sporty ride does not work because the ability to accelerate in response to a surge is notsogood.
    See, this is logical discourse. Some of the best local triathletes and TT guys I know pedal at 70 to 80 all the time, pushing big gears. But they ride for constant effort and don't need to plan for surges. Road guys conserve matches for the unexpected, because a win is crossing the line first. TT guys manage splits, because they want constant.

    And gnome, I do agree that same wattage lower RPM means more knee force. Everything is a balance, and if someone favors one or the other, that is intelligent. It just seems BF posters talk about cadence over 80 is the only answer all the time.

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    Mrs. rjones28's trike has a triple and a pie plate cassette. 30/42/52 and 12-36. Should be able to go straight up at 90 rpm.
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    getting banned from trollheim. does that mean you win?

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    Is she going to do P2P with us this year? Even if she did shorter one we could synchronize the last 25 or so miles.

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    "Today me will live in the moment, unless it's unpleasant, then me will eat cookie." -Cookie Monster

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    Is she going to do P2P with us this year? Even if she did shorter one we could synchronize the last 25 or so miles.
    She says she wants to do the half pint.
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    getting banned from trollheim. does that mean you win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    awwwwwww....lovely pics.
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    in preparation for my ride, I have filled my bottles, pumped my tyres, dressed in lycra and now....

    giving myself a slow colon massage.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    Careful with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    in preparation for my ride, I have filled my bottles, pumped my tyres, dressed in lycra and now....

    giving myself a slow colon massage.
    #woah Isn't that supposed to be done naked and involve another person?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    #woah Isn't that supposed to be done naked and involve another person?
    youtube showed me self colon massage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    Awww - great pics, but I thought that your was going to be this, which I just ran across earlier.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    in preparation for my ride, I have filled my bottles, pumped my tyres, dressed in lycra and now....

    giving myself a slow colon massage.
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    getting banned from trollheim. does that mean you win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    giving myself a slow colon massage.
    Gayest Addiction quote ever.

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    SNL special this evening.. I think coasting would excel at synchronized swimming.

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    Did you know they've translated "Brokeback Mountain" into opera form? Just sayin'.
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    ... are there fast colon massages ?
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    tough ride. by the way...despite the lycra, colon massage, the appreciation for musical theatre etc..i am not gay.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    Yikes!
    To add to it, both tie rods in the front were close to their demise.
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    I put fat tires on the Technium Pro tonight. Still plenty of room under its super tall fork.

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