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Sick burn at the bike shop

Old 07-27-20, 11:36 AM
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Sick burn at the bike shop

Dude to his friend: Someone told me wheels are where you want to upgrade first. If you were me, what would you buy first to get faster?
Friend: A salad?
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Old 07-27-20, 11:39 AM
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Dude to his friend: Someone told me wheels are where you want to upgrade first. If you were me, what would you buy first to get faster?
Friend: A salad?
Ouch!
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Old 07-27-20, 11:46 AM
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Ouch!
Yeah. That's either a really good friend or just the opposite.

He seemed to take it pretty well.
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Old 07-27-20, 12:11 PM
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First real high school job was salad bar at a chain restaurant. People would "just get a salad" then drench it in a river of dressing
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Old 07-27-20, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by cormacf View Post
dude to his friend: Someone told me wheels are where you want to upgrade first. If you were me, what would you buy first to get faster?
Friend: a coach!
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Old 07-27-20, 12:53 PM
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But...
...it depends.

I picked up a second road bike for my wife and it came with Alex rims and I forget the hubs. She said the bike felt harder to pedal than her old Univega. The wheelset weighed 2600 grams. That's almost 6 lbs without a cassette, tires, or skewers. I swapped them out for some Fulcrum training wheels, not extremely light, but she felt the difference right away.

John
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Old 07-27-20, 02:18 PM
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One with a Motor in it.
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Gotta look good for the "friend's" S.O. tho.
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Old 07-27-20, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Digger Goreman View Post
First real high school job was salad bar at a chain restaurant. People would "just get a salad" then drench it in a river of dressing
what would you have them do eat salad with a reasonable amount of dressing like some sort of salad bar peasant. They call it Soup Salad and Breadsticks for a reason your salad should have enough dressing so it is like soup.
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Old 07-27-20, 11:11 PM
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Similar to the old answer to the questions of "How can I lighten my bike?" or "How can I train to go faster?"

Answer: Push yourself away from the table.
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Old 07-27-20, 11:24 PM
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best way to get faster is to ride faster.
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Old 07-28-20, 06:06 AM
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Cycling is an eating disorder
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Depends on the salad.

Something like this wouldn't do much to get me faster




while a couple pounds of this provides fuel for a whole century ride:

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Cycling is an eating disorder
An expensive eating disorder.
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Originally Posted by Digger Goreman View Post
First real high school job was salad bar at a chain restaurant. People would "just get a salad" then drench it in a river of dressing
Several years ago I read an article about healthy-sounding menu items at national chains. Some of the salads were incredibly heavy on the calories thanks to things like the dressing and nuts. I forget the place, but its Asian sesame chicken salad or whatever it was was significantly north of 1,000 calories. Over 1,300, IIRC. And the amount of sodium was through the roof.
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Old 07-28-20, 08:59 AM
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The friend is right! Toting extra pounds up a hill is not a good thing if speed is your holy gail.

Aero bellies are only good for wind drag.

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Old 07-28-20, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
Cycling is an eating disorder
I think cyclists make cycling nutrition way too complicated.....and yes living on energy gels and sports drinks is a serious eating disorder.
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Old 07-28-20, 10:46 AM
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The number of people in this thread that don't want to lose some weight can probably be counted on my left pinky. It just becomes ingrained after a while.
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serve yourself salad bars are a thing of the past as are ALL (everything) you can eat buffets
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The friend is right! Toting extra pound up a hill is not a good thing if speed is your holy gail.
Salad weighs something too, so it's not going to make you faster.
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Depends on the salad.
while a couple pounds of this provides fuel for a whole century ride:

That I believe is called "Mayo Loading". It succeeded Carbo Loading a few years back
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Old 07-28-20, 01:01 PM
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Depends on the salad.

Something like this wouldn't do much to get me faster




while a couple pounds of this provides fuel for a whole century ride:


I didn't know you were from Minnesota. Mayonnaise is the state vegetable.
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That I believe is called "Mayo Loading". It succeeded Carbo Loading a few years back
could be grEEK yogurts
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Old 07-28-20, 05:22 PM
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For those who do things in the kitchen: Vegannaise and Greek Yogurt mixed 50/50 are a great way to reduce trans fats without losing flavor if you're making potato salad, etc.
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I'm a little horrified at the idea of vegenaise. It may even taste great but....
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