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Old 06-26-09, 02:40 PM
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There are several definitions of Fred. Another is the biker who is very good but chooses to ride "whatever" and dress "whatever" and shows up at A rides and even races kicking the club riders' butts. I have not seen this to be true. The elite cat 1,2 guys that show up at club A rides kick everyones' butts and they look like pros doing it. Any of these so called Freds are blown off the back.

As far has having great equipment and clothes that function and fit to reduce aero drag, it will benefit weaker riders the most. That is due to the limited power that beginners / recreational riders produce. The better equipment and clothes reduces weight, rolling resistance and aero drag which is a greater percentage of their power. For advanced riders producing more power the percentage benefit is less.

However, your post about average speed was very Fredelicious.

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