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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
    All of the "super serious roadies" I know ride all winter. In Minnesota.

    That's right. I was just trying to give a little dispensation - you know, tolerance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
    You failed to simulate a hard effort while riding. Coasting is a relaxed form and and easy position as to "wave" if one chooses to. I wave most times out on the bike. But in a concentrated effort, while hammering on the bike, both hands clutched on the bars, I will by no means lift my hand to return a wave. As doing so my jeopardize my health with a nasty crash. I ask that you please add another test, this time going in an all out effort, eyes fixed on the road ahead, concentrating on your position, form and speed, cadence and projected power output. Then, think of waving added in. If this is possible, then you are not training hard enough. Casual riding, yes, by all means wave at the fellow rider. Otherwise, get your mo-jo on and RIDE!
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    This true, and a valid criticism in my humble opinion. I had originally intended to use my heart rate monitor to correlate against waving, in order to determine to which extent my effort is damaged by waving. But there were so many variables affecting my heart rate that I gave up that line of investigation.

    I'd love to test it the way you suggest but with no power meter I'm afraid that the data would be subjective and otherwise non-repeatable. I did consider trying a pair of time trials on the local MUP, once waving to everyone and once not - my difficulty there is that not all MUP users share our high regard for science.

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    Can you separate the effects of weaving from aerodynamic drag? :-D

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    Ok so waving is out, what about flipping the bird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Ok so waving is out, what about flipping the bird?
    Should that be a casual, over the handlebar bird or an emphatic stretched out over the shoulders bird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    Should that be a casual, over the handlebar bird or an emphatic stretched out over the shoulders bird?
    Guess it depends on if the approaching rider is in a recumbent or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Guess it depends on if the approaching rider is in a recumbent or not.
    Oh no I meant for a test, not social commentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    Oh no I meant for a test, not social commentary.
    Haha, sorry.

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    Climate change denial scientists would be proud.
    I like food.

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    so far none have asked for money but they usually have a look of incredulous shock that I recognized their existence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellery View Post
    Climate change denial scientists would be proud.
    But this is ... not phony science mocking real concerns.
    Last edited by wphamilton; 07-01-14 at 11:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    But this is ... not phony science mocking real concerns.
    It was only a joke. In all seriousness, your effort was real science addressing real concerns, and for this we should all be proud.
    I like food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellery View Post
    It was only a joke. In all seriousness, your effort was real science addressing real concerns, and for this we should all be proud.
    I know, I got a little defensive about the climate change denial science - compare me to any other goofy experiment I'd have laughed it off and probably agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    BTW, I felt like a lunatic waving my arm around while coasting down the hill at 26 mph.
    And then you sustained the feeling by making this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
    And then you sustained the feeling by making this thread!
    Yeah, but the thread lunacy was pre-meditated. That somehow makes a difference.

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