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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Here's why road cycling makes you feel good.

Old 11-23-09, 02:51 PM
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What company made the rat wheels? Was it Cannondale? Cervelo? Or was it Trek?
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Old 11-23-09, 03:09 PM
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Those rat exercise wheels - anyone know if they have ceramic bearings, and if that was factored into the analysis?
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Old 11-23-09, 03:13 PM
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Pcad, if you keep up this ornary berating of fellow BFers with jabs like "Flyover Freds," you may not have any company on your T-Day morning ride.
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Old 11-23-09, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by joe_5700 View Post
What company made the rat wheels? Was it Cannondale? Cervelo? Or was it Trek?
Zipp, duh.
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Old 11-23-09, 03:21 PM
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One reason I never went into scientific research is that I was afraid I might find that a rat produces more wattage than I do.
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Old 11-23-09, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
TMI.

Can someone summarize that original info into a couple of sentences?
This is why Twitter is taking over the internets. 140 character limit.
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Old 11-23-09, 03:58 PM
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Flyover freds...every day I get up, look towards the East and laugh my @$$ off when I read how many New Yawkers are now living in flyover country. And taking their money with them.
Pcad might get to win a race soon as he'll be the only one left.

BTW...those Zipp rims you drool over weren't made out by you.
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Old 11-23-09, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Randochap View Post
This is why Twitter is taking over the internets. 140 character limit.
There's a lot to be said for brevity.

The original article went like this: Endurance sports increase your brain cells. But the cells are different (implication that they're better). Blah blah blah. You have to sustain activity for several weeks to feel any advantage.

That's what I got, skimming it hours ago.
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Old 11-23-09, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
Please explain to me how neurons differentiate between types of exercise.

I am not taking biochemistry until next semester and I am not a neurologist by any stretch of the imagination.
OK Poindexter,
In your dissertation exam simply state that neurons are connected considerably different in the brains of exercising morons.
Then present a tape of the Richard Simmons Show or the Nyack Ride.
Keep reading this crap and with our help you'll breeze through next semester.
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Old 11-23-09, 06:23 PM
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I've certainly experienced mood changes when I exercise regularly. Noticed this all my life. Cycling and other forms of exercise result in mood elevation, lack of anxiety and depression. Apparently exercise does not make people smarter or less contentious, based on observations on BF. I guess folks are just more laid back as they whine, snivel, complain, nitpick, and dispute.
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Old 11-23-09, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by danarnold View Post
I've certainly experienced mood changes when I exercise regularly. Noticed this all my life. Cycling and other forms of exercise result in mood elevation, lack of anxiety and depression. Apparently exercise does not make people smarter or less contentious, based on observations on BF. I guess folks are just more laid back as they whine, snivel, complain, nitpick, and dispute.
And the inverse is true. I've been off the bike and trainer for 3 days now - crushed taint and knee issues - and I seriously considered going into the bathroom just now and stabbing myself to death with a butcher knife. Obviously this has less to do with the "rebound" effect and more to do with external and internal factors. Still, exercise calms the demon within.
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Old 11-23-09, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Oregon Southpaw View Post
And the inverse is true. I've been off the bike and trainer for 3 days now - crushed taint and knee issues - and I seriously considered going into the bathroom just now and stabbing myself to death with a butcher knife. Obviously this has less to do with the "rebound" effect and more to do with external and internal factors. Still, exercise calms the demon within.
Maybe you can take some comfort from the idea that you've considered doing this in the bathroom. Wanting to make the clean up less troublesome shows some connection with the consequences. Still... it's not a good sign that you're thinking of a specific methodology. Anyway, sometimes when I'm down, I think, 'OK, before I do THAT, I should cash everything out and go on a spree to some tropical resort first. I'm generally too lazy to look into the details of how to do that, so ... I'm still here. Besides, there are so many morons out there that need to be yelled at.
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Old 11-23-09, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
Pcad, if you keep up this ornary berating of fellow BFers with jabs like "Flyover Freds," you may not have any company on your T-Day morning ride.
Once again, the Pcad Master Plan is back on track.
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Old 11-23-09, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Quel View Post
Apparently these scientists have never viewed BF, or else they wouldn't make statements like this.
Excellent point Quelly.
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Old 11-23-09, 07:55 PM
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It was great when my almost 5yr old looked at me on the trainer and said, "Daddy, you're not chubby anymore." Damn. I'm almost back in racing shape!
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Old 11-23-09, 08:04 PM
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And this thread demonstrates the contrapositive: lack of exercise makes one argumentative and slow-witted. Y'all shoulda been out ridin', instead.
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Old 11-24-09, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
One reason I never went into scientific research is that I was afraid I might find that a rat produces more wattage than I do.
I will be going into scientific research next year working on oxidative stress. So sort of linked to this study. I hope to find a rat that produces mroe wattage than me, I could breed it, maybe start a new sport: rat cycling (oh nah already got that... tour de france)
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Old 11-24-09, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Quel View Post
Apparently these scientists have never viewed BF, or else they wouldn't make statements like this.
Who says anyone here actually rides bicycles?
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Old 11-24-09, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by SharpStone30888 View Post
I hope to find a rat that produces mroe wattage than me, I could breed it, maybe start a new sport: rat cycling (oh nah already got that... tour de france)
Plus you will have created a species with far more inherent grace and class than half the insufferable elitist morons in the 33.
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I like the image of "relatively nonchalant" rats.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Once again, the Pcad Master Plan is back on track.
I dont know last I heard there were over 3000 planning on camping overnight on your front lawn. Hopefully Mrs Pcad is not as grumpy and will supply some water .

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Another bailout plan government study of something we already know....Duhhhh exercise is good?
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Old 11-24-09, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Quel View Post
Apparently these scientists have never viewed BF, or else they wouldn't make statements like this.
Further studies could easily document that, while exercise can stimulate the production of new brain cells (neurons), the reading of BF posts kills them at twice the rate, and actually posting to BF kills them at a rate that increases with the square of your bike's surface area multiplied by its price.
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Originally Posted by looie View Post
Further studies could easily document that, while exercise can stimulate the production of new brain cells (neurons), the reading of BF posts kills them at twice the rate, and actually posting to BF kills them at a rate that increases with the square of your bike's surface area multiplied by its price.
Probably true. This would explain why I am more immune to the effects of BF than most of you. I ride a Scattane.
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How about something we don't already know?
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