Old 12-21-13, 08:19 AM
Walter S
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Originally Posted by andrewclaus View Post
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.
My original post (and I agree it is long) openly accepts that acceleration is dramatically affected by weight. As stated though, that is not particularly important to me since I spend a lot more time just riding down the road at a given speed than I do accelerating.
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