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08-09-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,487
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What kinds of grades do you guys climb?

I think cyclists are the best conditioned athletes on the planet.

Today, I rode up a 10% grade for 3 minutes and was maxed out.
Had to switch back a few times. Fully winded and legs burning.
It...
08-09-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By CheGiantForLife

No one is going to sit thru 22 mins of a dude...

No one is going to sit thru 22 mins of a dude talking
08-09-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,095
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The ah-ha moment is that I should take up an...

The ah-ha moment is that I should take up an entire lane.
It never occurred to me to do that, as it seems reckless and selfish.
But, I agree that it's probably safer for the biker.
My instinct was...
08-07-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,908
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The eyeglass lens on the glove is brilliant. ...

The eyeglass lens on the glove is brilliant.
That is the 1 gem in 100 posts of sewage that makes it worth starting threads here!
08-07-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,908
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I just ordered this for $8 ...

I just ordered this for $8
https://www.ebay.com/itm/134188824280?
08-07-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,908
Posted By CheGiantForLife

2 constructive replies and then this typical low...

2 constructive replies and then this typical low IQ garbage signal to noise ratio. LOL.
07-25-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I can't fathom there is topo data that is so...

I can't fathom there is topo data that is so granular that some agency or entity actually recorded incline of every neighborhood street in USA
07-12-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,816
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Dumbest thing I've ever heard is that a heavy...

Dumbest thing I've ever heard is that a heavy bike does NOT give you a better workout.

Physics 101.
F=MA
W=FD
...
07-02-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,029
Posted By CheGiantForLife

A golf club is a small object? Not it's several...

A golf club is a small object? Not it's several feet long. You used the word stupid, not me, but it applies.
05-25-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,081
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I do think riding a featherweight bike will...

I do think riding a featherweight bike will improve performance and demand less work.
That is why I ride a $200 bicycle that is heavy and obsolete. I get a better workout than if I had a fancy easy...
05-22-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,081
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The single best biking tip you ever got?

Years ago, I got into mounting biking in the woods.
My friend told me if there is an object you want to avoid, do not look at it.

Look where you want the front tire to go, not at the obstacle...
05-14-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,276
Posted By CheGiantForLife

There is one moderate hill. Takes me 2 minutes to climb.

Ok, so I did a one mile ride to go do sprints on the local soccer field
I really love this short little ride, and would like to incorporate it into my daily fitness.

There is one moderate hill....
10-04-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,227
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Bad logic. I've bought amazing guitars that were...

Bad logic. I've bought amazing guitars that were barely touched and were mint condition. Does not mean the guitar is faulty. Just means seller didn't use it for a multitude of reasons, including...
08-31-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,407
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Good post. If people are refusing lower paying...

Good post. If people are refusing lower paying service jobs, what are they doing instead now?

The "career" angle. Does bike mechanic have a certification process?
To me, it feels on par with...
08-28-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,336
Posted By CheGiantForLife

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-28-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,037
Posted By CheGiantForLife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8SHHJYw3Ck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8SHHJYw3Ck
08-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,037
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What is your typical week of riding ?

I'm curious what how much you cycle slutz from hell ride in a given week.

Do you do a few short rides and one long ride?
2 long rides? Weekend warrior.
Daily 15 min ride? Commuter.

I...
08-25-21, 05:09 PM
08-25-21, 04:06 PM
08-13-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,753
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Maybe HIIT was the wrong terminology, but I am...

Maybe HIIT was the wrong terminology,
but I am loving these short daily 2 mile loop rides.
Great way to get the heart rate elevated briefly.

I ride 1 mile
stop and run up some hills
ride 1...
08-03-21, 05:47 AM
06-29-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,089
Posted By CheGiantForLife

A lot of the recent "innovation" is a bad bargain for anyone not pushing a competitiv

Is a consumer better off riding a 1978 steel road bike that's maintainable with simple tools I bought 40 years ago? Is much of the recent "innovation" is a bad bargain for anyone not pushing a...
06-15-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,407
Posted By CheGiantForLife

How screwed up the bike shop business has become,

Had to buy a used part and install it myself. Makes me realize how screwed up the bike shop business has become, especially combined with the fuggled economics of the TechLand area. All of the good...
05-13-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,054
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Sure it does. On a light bike, if you fly right...

Sure it does. On a light bike, if you fly right up a hill with less work, you've gotten a worse workout. A heavier bike will absolutely give you a better workout up all hills. For those who are...
05-05-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,054
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Why are you obsessed with me posting in my own...

Why are you obsessed with me posting in my own thread?
I don't know the answer, so I am letting the experts speak.

It seems you can get just a good workout with a light bike by keeping the gears...
05-03-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,054
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Wouldn't you get a better workout with a heavier bike ?

Featherweight bike seems good for speed like if racing or Tour De France.

But, what if cubicle worker go for bike rides for exercise ? Not racing.

If itís for exercise, is it counterproductive...
05-03-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,820
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Do consumer grade Walmart bikes need disc brakes?

Let's agree that people riding $2000 bikes are the small elite segment of serious bike market compared to the millions of bikes sold at Walmart.
What is the state of basic consumer bikes? Do most...
11-19-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,054
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Well said. That kind of "feely" advice is most...

Well said.
That kind of "feely" advice is most often given by those who generally suck at the given skill, and don't even know their own incompetence.
A master at a complex skill knows how hard it...
10-30-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,227
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Bike has been garaged entire life, not used a...

Bike has been garaged entire life, not used a lot, and tires show zero signs of wear or dry rot.
I fully expect another 20 years from these tires.
09-12-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Not going to take it to LBS. Don't ride it...

Not going to take it to LBS.
Don't ride it enough to bother.
Bike works perfectly fine, as of now.

The axle is not broken then.
I was able to twist the cones in opposite directions and get them...
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