So, I figured I'd post here since I'd most likely get a friendlier and more detailed response here than in the "road cycling" section from my fellow so-cal bros!
But I just had a question because I'm having a hard time getting motivated to ride.
I've been cycling for about a year now and have put in about a total of about 4,000 miles in total on the bike.
I ride mostly for fitness, and I always have told myself that riding in the bigger chainring = more power = more kcals burned = stronger
But every single time I ride by guys on the 101 and various streets around the san marcos/escondido area, they are ALWAYS in the smaller chainring "spinning" at around 90-100 rpms and seem to be really getting a good workout in.. while I'm in the big chainring and I'm "Mashing" at around 90-100 rpms.
So, I guess my question/questions is..
- I plan on going riding this weekend, am I still going to get a good workout in if I'm in the smaller chain ring?
- When I'm IN the smaller chainring and I want to shift to the HARDEST gear (I ride a 10 speed SRAM apex) why does the bike take so damn long to actually SHIFT?
Thanks for reading the wall of text guys, I feel like a total noob and hope I don't get flamed. :/