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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-06-14, 12:28 AM   #51
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Also I just ride my bike too, quite a bit actually. I lift simply because I enjoy it and it makes me feel better about my body than I would doing aerobic exercise alone. Twice a week, one upper/abs and (recently) one lower/abs.

From a training perspective, lifting makes me less prone to overuse injuries and acute injuries from crashes. I'm sure it also increases my 1-5s power output numbers, but those are rarely the limiters in the kind of racing I do where the last few laps are fast and a sprint can be 10s or longer.
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My girlfriend calls me babybutt due to the plump childlike roundness acquired from fg riding
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My girlfriend calls me babybutt due to the plump childlike roundness acquired from fg riding
My ex loved my legs ... it was the bit above the waistband of my shorts that caused concern.
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2 pizza a day dosent help, even with diet coke
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I don't ride fixed so I am curious. Is it the decelerating or 'braking' with the legs that works the glutes?
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I find that decelerating actually works the lower quads the most. Basically all of cycling works the glutes.
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I find that decelerating actually works the lower quads the most. Basically all of cycling works the glutes.
I must be doing it wrong then. LOL.
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Do you spend much time out of the saddle? I haven't ever really done an analysis on what bits of cycling activate what muscles. I can tell you that the best way to get sore in oddball spots of your legs is to do a one-leg ride.
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Do you spend much time out of the saddle?
Depends on the bike. My "kids" bikes, yes I do. I call them Kid bikes because they have 26 inch wheels and are for riding like when I was 14. Wheelies, curb hops, 'powwerslides', and general hooligan shenanigans. On my 700 bike I'm rarely out of the saddle because the trail that I ride is 76 miles of flat, manicured, billiard table smooth asphalt. The Trail of The Coeur d Alenes. Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes bike path in the Idaho Panhandle

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I haven't ever really done an analysis on what bits of cycling activate what muscles. I can tell you that the best way to get sore in oddball spots of your legs is to do a one-leg ride.
Yeah I imagine just a couple miles could really tweak things. Gotta go check my pedals and cranks now.
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