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Old 05-04-20, 06:46 PM
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I hate my gf.... just kidding.....maybe not

Iíve been steadily working on my cycling conditioning for over a year and own a couple of pretty nice bikes, Iím no stranger to physical activities or sports but this is really torquing my shorts.
I put in A LOT more cycling miles than the gf but when we ride flats she can put 200 yds between us at any moment she wants. I donít know how she does it sheís just..... fierce on demand. Today I was riding my all carbon Orbea Orca with clipless pedals and watched her smoke me on an aluminum frame Marin Vicenza on flat pedals. I donít know what would happen if she used clipless.
I hate her but she scares me 🤣 on a serious note, it does puzzle me how she can do this but itís pretty cool to watch it happen.

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Old 05-04-20, 06:53 PM
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You need to work on your real cycling.
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Does she do pilates or barre? If she's lighter and has a better general fitness she'll have it over you. There's more to bicycle speed then just riding which is why I've started in the last month to put more emphasis on workout programs and picked up a weight group off the craigslist free section.
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Getting in shape is more useful to the bicyclist than having a nice bike.
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..yah..my GF does the same thing...sigh. She's younger, weighs 95 lbs less, and is MUCH cuter than me..so it's fun to watch..for as long as I can see her at least.

I make sure she has very nice, well adjusted-fitted-maintained equipment..so I help out in some way..

...and I fix all flats.
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Underestimate women at your peril. The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
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Spin time might help you.
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Old 05-04-20, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Tomm Willians View Post
Iíve been steadily working on my cycling conditioning for over a year and own a couple of pretty nice bikes, Iím no stranger to physical activities or sports but this is really torquing my shorts.
I put in A LOT more cycling miles than the gf but when we ride flats she can put 200 yds between us at any moment she wants. I donít know how she does it sheís just..... fierce on demand. Today I was riding my all carbon Orbea Orca with clipless pedals and watched her smoke me on an aluminum frame Marin Vicenza on flat pedals. I donít know what would happen if she used clipless.
Its almost as if the frame material and pedal style are immaterial to riding fast on flat road.
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Hidden motor and she is playing you for the fool!

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Old 05-04-20, 08:52 PM
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Its almost as if the frame material and pedal style are immaterial to riding fast on flat road.


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Its almost as if the frame material and pedal style are immaterial to riding fast on flat road.
Next you'll be telling us that it isn't really that important in the hills, too.
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Old 05-05-20, 01:50 AM
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It is well known that the females leg muscles are stronger than males in general. Or at least it was well known when I was a kid, or in my school, or house? I don't know man! But their legs are fierce!
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Old 05-05-20, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Its almost as if the frame material and pedal style are immaterial to riding fast on flat road.
Now..that's just out of line..take that back.



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...But their legs are fierce!

ďThough she be but little, she is fierce!Ē

(that's Shakespeare folks..Midsummer Night's Dream)
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Old 05-05-20, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Dwillems26 View Post
It is well known that the females leg muscles are stronger than males in general. Or at least it was well known when I was a kid, or in my school, or house? I don't know man! But their legs are fierce!
A comparison of male vs female pro cycling times and local KOMs shows that to be not even close to being correct. Men are far stronger cyclists than women, in-general.

OP is just slow.
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Old 05-05-20, 06:35 AM
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My GF is 5'3" and 135 lbs. She's a total gym rat who used to go to the gym everyday. She does spin class, yoga and some sort of thing called "Body Pump." She's also 8 yrs. younger than me. I, OTOH, am 5'9" and 185 lbs on a good day. My old college football weight but distributed...uh...differently. In the off season I go to the gym about 3 days/wk. I lift and infrequently get on my rollers. In the early season she just smokes me on climbs. On downhills and in corners I have a distinct advantage. On the flats I'm faster but she knows how to hold a wheel. In the wind I'm like the proverbial barn door. Yesterday we did a 31 mile ride that was pretty hilly and all the climbing came near the end of the ride. It was also windy. I felt strong and was staying close... up until the hills. Even though I was pushing the wind to do it. The week before we did this same ride in the same kind of wind. It was tough. I manged 13 mph and she did 13.6 mph. This time I upped my game to13.6 mph but she came in at 14.6 mph. I just call this time of the year "chasing Vicki."
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Underestimate women at your peril. The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
Cute and romantic notion, but patently false.
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Cute and romantic notion, but patently false.
He said and then disappeared forever! Lol
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Maybe if you show her more marketing hype for expensive equipment, she'll realize she really can't do that.
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Yes, it sucks when your riding partner can drop you at will.
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Thank goodness you don't use the metric system. Then she'd be able to put 200 meters between you at any moment, which would be 8.33% more space between you.
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Maybe if you show her more marketing hype for expensive equipment, she'll realize she really can't do that.
Or she'll get a nicer bike and really smoke him. The bike can make a difference.

Just do your best to keep up and enjoy the view, There is a reason why even though I beat her when looking at race times we've done together I still don't mind losing during training sessions.
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Or she'll get a nicer bike and really smoke him. The bike can make a difference.
If she spends $8000 more on a bike, she'll get 210 yards in front of him.
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Underestimate women at your peril. The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
And stronger in so many ways.
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Just be in awe and happy she rides with you......
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Originally Posted by fishboat View Post
..yah..my GF does the same thing...sigh. She's younger, weighs 95 lbs less, and is MUCH cuter than me..so it's fun to watch..for as long as I can see her at least.

I make sure she has very nice, well adjusted-fitted-maintained equipment..so I help out in some way..

...and I fix all flats.
gonna need to see a pic or i call BS...lol

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