Old 12-21-13, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Walter S View Post
You seem to be assuming that I'll try to maintain the same speed when loaded vs. unloaded. I don't even know what that speed would be. I'm maintaining the same level of effort. So I think your comment about how I'll have to push harder every rev is not correct is it? I can just go slower instead.
Force = mass x acceleration. Speed is not an issue. Any time you accelerate, no matter your speed (or more correctly, velocity), increased mass requires increased force.

This is the kind of stuff that runs through my engineer brain on those long days on the bike.
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