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  1. 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,...
  2. Not yet.

    Not yet.
  3. 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...
  4. This I agree with 100%! I realized the mental...

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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....
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    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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Revisiting: This is worth pondering. It...

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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%...
  14. 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...
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    [QUOTE=Mobile 155;15668052] Ah, but that's...

    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...
  16. Nope, guys! I tried that when doing Tabata. At...

    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...
  17. 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,...
  18. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Amen! Remember Petey The Pitbull from The Little...

    Amen! Remember Petey The Pitbull from The Little Rascals?
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    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...
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    Can I change my answer to this: That's...

    Can I change my answer to this:



    That's even better than bicycle-riding!
  24. Why do I have a feeling that you meant:

    Why do I have a feeling that you meant:
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