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Old 11-20-07, 03:20 PM
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Does anyone else do this?

I wear big baggy clothes when I ride, for comfort and for drag, anyone else wear extra clothes for drag?
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I'd rather put a rack on my bike and strap down weights

I cannot wear baggy clothes for more than an hour ride, so lycra it is.
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No. I want extra drag I'll:
  • Turn into the wind.
  • Ride up grades.
  • Sit up.
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anything that flaps in the wind will cause serious chaffing on longer rides
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I figure with all the weight I have on me, that is enough drag. Lycra for me
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Bibs and a jersey for me. I look horrible in drag.
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Isn't my weight alone enough drag? Why add?
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Originally Posted by fuish View Post
I wear big baggy clothes when I ride, for comfort and for drag, anyone else wear extra clothes for drag?

I read in another thread that you are still trying to complete a 10 mile ride. Maybe if you cut the drag, you'd do 11?
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I read in another thread that you are still trying to complete a 10 mile ride. Maybe if you cut the drag, you'd do 11?
Yes, very true, but see, when I was on swim team, we would wear 2 and 3 extra suits to add drag while training, so when we'd go to a meet we'd go super fast in our streamlined suits. I guess I was just wondering if anyone else did this to build strength for those longer rides. It would seem no.
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In the pool, your nemesis is hydrodynamics. On the bike, aerodynamics. Difference is, bikes have a number of other variables at play and the pool is relatively static. If you want to work harder, go faster and farther.
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I wear baggy shorts over my tighties, but not for drag purposes.
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I wear baggy shorts over my tighties, but not for drag purposes.
Well, in a way it for purposes of drag (You feel it's a drag being that exposed to the world )
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Originally Posted by fuish View Post
Yes, very true, but see, when I was on swim team, we would wear 2 and 3 extra suits to add drag while training, so when we'd go to a meet we'd go super fast in our streamlined suits. I guess I was just wondering if anyone else did this to build strength for those longer rides. It would seem no.
But if you were on a swim team, you were prolly a good swimmer,no? If you can't do 10 miles yet, work on basics first. When you get better, then do a 40 mile into the wind with baggies. That's a workout!
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I've considered rigging up something for drag going off the mountain to save my brakes. It is real steep in places and I hit about 35 mph riding my brakes pretty heavy. I hit 44 once and decided that was to fast. Dont want to go any faster than around 35 and would love to save the brakes but so far I just use them. I guess I'll be buying brake pads more often but their not all that expensive. A small parachute that would not hit the ground seems like it would be a good idea...Hey yall, watch this...

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Been done already

https://www.tandem-talk.com/Tandem-Ta..._Parachute.htm

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I've considered rigging up something for drag going off the mountain to save my brakes. It is real steep in places and I hit about 35 mph riding my brakes pretty heavy. I hit 44 once and decided that was to fast. Dont want to go any faster than around 35 and would love to save the brakes but so far I just use them. I guess I'll be buying brake pads more often but their not all that expensive. A small parachute that would not hit the ground seems like it would be a good idea...Hey yall, watch this...

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That's one o' them new fangled flyin' bikes, eh?
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Thanks Tom, I just read the link you provided. Kool!!! I may have to see if I can come up with something. I like the part about being careful just tieing it on to the stoker. I would want mine attached to the bike somehow. Then again, if it somehow got hung on something me thinks it would not matter too much whether it jerked me or the bike?
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I've decide to go the other way (in a thread with drag I hesitated to say that...). just need a mountain bike and some snow and I'll be all set....


https://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/0...its-1307-.html
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I prefer not to have extra flaps hanging on me that are not permanently attached... but I do wear soccer shorts over my lycra bibs when I leave my workplace in the afternoons, for just a little modesty...
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Lycra shorts and a jersey.... but yeah Fuish plenty of drag already as your starting.. The more time in the saddle you'll increase speed,timing and distance. Climb hills like flats

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I wear shorts and t-shirt or whatever, not for increased drag, but just because I haven't personally seen a need to invest in any special biking clothes.

Rode 35 miles last Saturday and 22 miles on Sunday with no probs- so far so good.
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I ride with a lady that has been riding alot longer than me and she felt the same way. Well at about 45 miles into a metric we noticed she was having some troubles keeping up, we stopped and she literary had a blood trickle from chafing.
We called SAG and i swear she called me the next day asking what brand of shorts to buy.

I look at it like heavy lifting and wearing a back brace, can you get away with it ..without a doubt.. but is not wearing it worth the moment you needed it?

The shorts aren't just a matter of opinion there are plenty of facts about their help in preventing sores,vessel damage..etc..
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Well tomorrow I'm going to wear my "exercise pants" more like capris but w/e
I'm going to try to go atleast 16 miles, that'll be a little over double what I'm doing now, I would like to do the whole 28 of the bike trail, but I'm not sure I can handle it yet, and if I'm going to start chaffing like you guys are talking about, I'd rather keep it short and sweet til I can get some lycra.
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