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Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 134
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Posted By MetalPedaler
You make some very good points. To tell you the...

You make some very good points. To tell you the truth, for a good nine months, I was making very minimal progress. It wasn't until I bought my Klein with a standard double, that I started to improve,...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 134
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Posted By MetalPedaler
Not yet.

Not yet.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 11:59 AM
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Posted By MetalPedaler
You may very well be correct here. Athletics has...

You may very well be correct here. Athletics has never been my thing. I don't know a lot about it- only what I have personally experienced. Someone just saying "High cadence is better" doesn't do...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 134
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Posted By MetalPedaler
This I agree with 100%! I realized the...

This I agree with 100%!

I realized the mental aspects of cycling early-on. Even as far as dealing with headwinds (Just accept the fact that I can't go so fast, and keep it slow and steady, not...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 134
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Posted By MetalPedaler
I'm not seeing this. A year ago, it was true. I'd...

I'm not seeing this. A year ago, it was true. I'd get to the top of a hill, and my cardio would be maxxed-out- I'd have to stop and rest. Now I get to the top of a hill, and I might be breathing just...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 134
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Posted By MetalPedaler
I don't tell everyone how great I am. But if...

I don't tell everyone how great I am. But if people try and knock me down, undeservedly, I do feel it appropriate to remind them that unlike so many these days.....my life works! I am truly happy....
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By MetalPedaler
Women are like bikes: One is all ya need, if ya...

Women are like bikes: One is all ya need, if ya have the right one.

Unlike bikes: The right one doesn't seem to exist, except in the mind.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,448
Posted By MetalPedaler
Why do you say that, as opposed to my muscles not...

Why do you say that, as opposed to my muscles not being strong enough?

Granted, I never was much of an athlete- and at 51, just recovering from a decade of being out-of-shape and overweight, my...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,448
Posted By MetalPedaler
I was goiong to go for a ride. Now I'm tired! :D ...

I was goiong to go for a ride. Now I'm tired! :D

Maybe my estimation of my own cadence is off- by my counting, the guy on the left at around ;02;00 was doing about 60RPM.

Sheesh...now I know...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-26-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,920
Posted By MetalPedaler
Re: Truck analogies: Some trucks do get near...

Re: Truck analogies:

Some trucks do get near the same mileage whether empty or fully-loaded. My old diesel car-carrier would get 12MPG whether it was empty or carrying a full-sized van and towing...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 08:57 AM
Replies: 134
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Posted By MetalPedaler
Revisiting: This is worth pondering....

Revisiting:



This is worth pondering. It makes sense. I'm going to keep this in mind as I ride, and try to implement it, and see how it works. Now that I am more fit than last year at this...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,448
Posted By MetalPedaler
If I had a cadence feature on my bike computer,...

If I had a cadence feature on my bike computer, who knows, I might see that I am in fact riding at a higher cadence more often than I realize. I'm not going to worry about numbers though; I'm just...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,448
Posted By MetalPedaler
There actually are a good percentage of riders...

There actually are a good percentage of riders who prefer a lower cadence- even right here on this forum. I believe there is a thread...possibly in the 50+ sub-forum, about cadence, in which c. 20%...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,448
Posted By MetalPedaler
Oh, dear goodness- I'm a Prius? NOOoooo!!!!!!! :D...

Oh, dear goodness- I'm a Prius? NOOoooo!!!!!!! :D

Seriously though- great analogy- and I appreciate you taking the time to make it.

And I do agree. Here's the one limitation though: I just...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-25-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,399
Posted By MetalPedaler
Ah, but that's what I mean about the variables:...

Ah, but that's what I mean about the variables: Comparing my 11 mile first ride and my 20 mile ride which took the same amount of time, we are looking at almost a 100% difference in the distance...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-25-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,448
Posted By MetalPedaler
Nope, guys! I tried that when doing Tabata....

Nope, guys!

I tried that when doing Tabata. At first I was doing low-cadence heavy resistance on the spin bike. When I maxxed-out at that, I went to high-cadence, little resistance. It worked for...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-25-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,448
Posted By MetalPedaler
No- seriously- my cardio has improved so much...

No- seriously- my cardio has improved so much [between riding these hills and doing Tabata] that my muscles are maxxed when I'm just huffing a little now. (A year ago, when I first started riding,...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-25-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,448
Posted By MetalPedaler
I always do try and experiment a little when I...

I always do try and experiment a little when I ride. I will likely give the high cadence a try again in the future- but I think I'm just a low cadence kind of guy. I feel like I'm working very hard...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-25-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,399
Posted By MetalPedaler
Exactly! I mean, when we start making these...

Exactly!

I mean, when we start making these comparisons, the variables can be: weight; fitness; performance level; etc. The answer is different depending on whether we're talking about two people...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-25-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,399
Posted By MetalPedaler
Problem there, Bubba; the participants are not...

Problem there, Bubba; the participants are not necessarily p[utting out the same amounts of power; nor achieving the same performance.

Naturally, it's going to take less energy for 125lb person to...
Forum: Foo 05-25-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,514
Posted By MetalPedaler
Amen! Remember Petey The Pitbull from The Little...

Amen! Remember Petey The Pitbull from The Little Rascals?
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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-25-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,399
Posted By MetalPedaler
Why do your answers always make so much darn...

Why do your answers always make so much darn sense?! :D

Yesterday, I did my fastest/best ride ever. You are 100% correct...I definitely burned more calories than when I was 40 lbs. heavier and...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-25-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,371
Posted By MetalPedaler
Can I change my answer to this: That's...

Can I change my answer to this:



That's even better than bicycle-riding!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-25-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,920
Posted By MetalPedaler
Why do I have a feeling that you meant:

Why do I have a feeling that you meant:
Forum: Road Cycling 05-25-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,448
Posted By MetalPedaler
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