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05-17-21, 04:57 AM
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Posted By livedarklions

What you prove there is if you start with a bad...

What you prove there is if you start with a bad premise, you get a silly conclusion. The goal in exercise is not to work against resistance. You've confused a method with a goal. And the logical...
05-17-21, 04:39 AM
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Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

The thing is you are arguing with "conventional...

The thing is you are arguing with "conventional wisdom" that doesn't exist. There's a reason they sell a lot more midrange price bicycles than they do the high-end stuff.. The high-end stuff is...
05-16-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Basically, this whole thread has been an absurd...

Basically, this whole thread has been an absurd attempt to describe a feature as a bug.
05-16-21, 07:11 PM
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Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Ultimately, if our only concern was the "quality"...

Ultimately, if our only concern was the "quality" of the workout at the cheapest price, I don't think we'd be on bicycles. We'd be running uphill barefoot in the grass carrying heavy objects.
05-16-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

This whole argument is ridiculous. I will never...

This whole argument is ridiculous. I will never be interested in paying top dollar for a bike because I enjoy the middling stock that I have, and the marginal improvements aren't worth the thousands...
05-16-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

I'm going to disagree with you a bit here,...

I'm going to disagree with you a bit here, bicycling can and often is resistance training, and the degree to which it is is largely in control of the rider. There's wind, there's hills, there's...
05-15-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

This may be absolutely the stupidest thing I have...

This may be absolutely the stupidest thing I have ever read. If I attempt to pedal power my car up a hill, I will not be able to do it, give up attempting to turn the pedals and get no workout at...
05-14-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Next up--can more angels dance on the head of a...

Next up--can more angels dance on the head of a $250 pin vs. a $500 pin?
05-14-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

I didn't think this argument could have gotten...

I didn't think this argument could have gotten more ridiculous, but a "thought experiment" as to whether the grams shaved from mid-level bikes (good luck defining that, btw) and top-end makes the...
05-13-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

For the umpteenth time, this doesn't follow at...

For the umpteenth time, this doesn't follow at all. The rider on the lighter bike may just fly up more hills, or take the same hill in a higher gear. No one is sitting on the sofa if they're riding...
05-12-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

I pulled a kid trailer a couple decades ago. You...

I pulled a kid trailer a couple decades ago. You definitely don't get a better workout because you really can't go fast at all. Handling the vehicle at speed is too risky.

I think all of the...
05-11-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Not what he said. "Faster or further" . I...

Not what he said. "Faster or further" .

I can't believe that after this whole thread, you're still sticking with that nonsense.

You show us any evidence that people who ride lighter bikes...
05-07-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Actually you missed this gem in the OP where he...

Actually you missed this gem in the OP where he actually says pro racers should train on a heavy bike:
"Even for pro bikers who are training, it seems the most logical training bike would be the...
05-06-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

This is a really good point. It's likely the...

This is a really good point. It's likely the bike that you enjoy riding that's going to give you the best workout because you're going to want to ride it more. That may be a heavier bike because it...
05-05-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

I actually was joking about the lead weights. ...

I actually was joking about the lead weights. Adding weight is pretty inefficient because, unlike when walking or running, you don't actually lift the weights with every step. Bicycles are all...
05-05-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Really bad analogy even as a joke. There's...

Really bad analogy even as a joke.
There's nothing intrinsically unhealthy about riding a heavy bike, and you will get the health benefits of riding using it. How does that compare with the...
05-04-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Or he could ride the entire route on the...

Or he could ride the entire route on the lightweight bike on a 53x11 gear ratio. Read the thread, no one's arguing that distance is the variable to determine the quality of the workout.
05-03-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Alternatively, weight the bike, buy a snorkel,...

Alternatively, weight the bike, buy a snorkel, and ride it in a five foot deep swimming pool filled with Jello.
05-03-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

For the maximum workout, buy a 50 pound bike and...

For the maximum workout, buy a 50 pound bike and store it on the second floor between rides. Don't use an elevator.
05-03-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

For what purpose? And there has to be a point of...

For what purpose? And there has to be a point of diminishing returns when you're talking weeks.
05-03-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

That's possibly fewer calories burned, but less...

That's possibly fewer calories burned, but less muscle mass lost. I have no idea which would make you stronger.
05-03-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

That's a lot of Texas.

That's a lot of Texas.
05-03-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Why not just put a couple of pieces of lead on...

Why not just put a couple of pieces of lead on your light bike?
05-03-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Not really the question--would you have become...

Not really the question--would you have become less strong on a 30 pound bike at that distance? Doubtful.
05-03-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,015
Posted By livedarklions

Basically, a heavier bike makes it harder to...

Basically, a heavier bike makes it harder to accelerate and climb, and has little effect on your flat riding effort. The difference is that the weight increases the resistance you must overcome to...
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