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05-15-21, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Trakhak

I just finished a 4 1/2-hour ride on my 19-pound...

I just finished a 4 1/2-hour ride on my 19-pound track bike (48/18 gearing) in Baltimore County and Carroll County (very hilly terrain). I'm thoroughly wiped out. Last month, I did the same ride on...
05-13-21, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Trakhak

All that is inarguably true. In fact, one...

All that is inarguably true. In fact, one interesting effect I've noticed is that, once the weather turns cold enough in the autumn and I get out my heavier (tri-bar-equipped) hybrid bike, it takes...
05-13-21, 02:38 PM
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Views: 8,982
Posted By Trakhak

The issue of whether heavier bikes give a better...

The issue of whether heavier bikes give a better workout than lighter bikes would make a good college application essay topic. (For those who assert that heavier bikes do give a better workout:...
05-13-21, 02:35 PM
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Views: 8,982
Posted By Trakhak

The hypothesis regarding the plateau effect...

The hypothesis regarding the plateau effect stipulates that repeated bouts of exercise at a given load result in diminishing improvements in fitness. "It never gets easier, you just go faster" is...
05-13-21, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Trakhak

Precisely. It therefore follows that neither...

Precisely. It therefore follows that neither heavier bikes nor lighter bikes give a better workout.
05-13-21, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Trakhak

Jingoism is nationalism in the form of aggressive...

Jingoism is nationalism in the form of aggressive and proactive foreign policy, such as a country's advocacy for the use of threats or actual force, as opposed to peaceful relations, in efforts to...
05-13-21, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Trakhak

Absolutely? What if you fly up a hill with more...

Absolutely? What if you fly up a hill with more work? That's what most of us with light bikes do. My heavy rainy/snowy weather bike is not much fun for hard rides, so I take it easy. I work much...
05-12-21, 03:06 AM
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Views: 8,982
Posted By Trakhak

Other things being equal, lighter bikes are...

Other things being equal, lighter bikes are faster than heavier bikes; riding a bike faster means working against higher wind resistance (wind resistance increases as the square of speed and is the...
05-04-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,982
Posted By Trakhak

As one of the veteran racers here used to say in...

As one of the veteran racers here used to say in his Bike Forums sig line, "You can pass me anywhere but in a race."
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