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12-04-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 4,398
Posted By Happy Feet

Uh... Someone who talks about being trained...

Uh... Someone who talks about being trained specifically for a situation expecting people who haven't to react as if they did.. What could go wrong?

Contextually, the only correct part in that is...
12-02-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,553
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting. I was going to comment that I don't...

Interesting. I was going to comment that I don't find FG creates better cadence/technique in itself. There's nothing magical about it.

What it does is immediately inform the rider of poor...
12-02-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,553
Posted By Happy Feet

Those other examples of efficiency relate to real...

Those other examples of efficiency relate to real world conditions. Trying to create a narrow set of parameters as you suggest, fixed cadence, energy, terrain etc... becomes somewhat abstract.

But...
12-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,553
Posted By Happy Feet

I would also say there is a difference between...

I would also say there is a difference between freewheeling and FG downhill. If the hill is moderate you can let the cranks spin for you, as Phil describes, and ride out the acceleration. But, as...
11-30-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,553
Posted By Happy Feet

I think we are basically saying the same things...

I think we are basically saying the same things in different ways.

FG is "harder" because of two reasons, one of which is shared with SS and one that is not.

The shared difficulty is one gear....
11-29-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,553
Posted By Happy Feet

If we consider efficient to be defined as...

If we consider efficient to be defined as performing work with the least amount of effort, then I would have to say FG is not more efficient than a freewheel, SS or geared.

Over any length of...
Forum: Touring
11-27-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By Happy Feet

First.. time. I'm still in the traditional work...

First.. time. I'm still in the traditional work paradigm wherein I get a set number of holidays each year. These I divide into 1-4 week clumps and from there look at what trips will fit into the time...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By Happy Feet

I would like to see the design idea too. ...

I would like to see the design idea too.

Someone mentioned using the bike as a pole. I did this (sort of) one trip as an experiment.

I used a cheap Canadian Tire 2 man tent ($29) and an A frame...
11-23-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Happy Feet

No... lots of plant based foods can be eaten raw....

No... lots of plant based foods can be eaten raw. Just think about salad.

Some foods though, are hard to digest raw, like grains, but many people (not me) sprout them instead of cooking.
11-22-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Happy Feet

I've been vegetarian (eat eggs and cheese) for 20...

I've been vegetarian (eat eggs and cheese) for 20 years now and participate in a number of outdoor endurance activities. There is no "need" for meat to create performance.

All of the major fast,...
11-21-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,321
Posted By Happy Feet

says probably every future Darwin award winner...

says probably every future Darwin award winner...
11-19-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,441
Posted By Happy Feet

I ride mtb with flats and road predominantly...

I ride mtb with flats and road predominantly clipless. No problems with either.

Of course you need to improve technique but equipment wise I would say make sure your flats have pins or some other...
11-17-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,321
Posted By Happy Feet

I do something similar when wanting maximum...

I do something similar when wanting maximum visibility on tour at night.

One steady white out front for seeing, another white strobe pointed down at the ground. This creates a pool of light on the...
11-17-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,582
Posted By Happy Feet

Marketing only works if you buy into it. I...

Marketing only works if you buy into it.

I don't acknowledge the bicycle industry as an authority on which bikes I ought to own. It just produces the products I have chosen to buy.
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By Happy Feet

Yep. If someone wants to talk about what they...

Yep.
If someone wants to talk about what they prefer in bikes that's all well and good.
Start a positive thread about your bike choices and talk about all the reasons for them.
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By Happy Feet

fify

fify
10-07-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,965
Posted By Happy Feet

Missed this point. Of course it's relevant....

Missed this point.

Of course it's relevant. Gas guzzling or fuel efficiency directly relates to burning calories. This is probably the single greatest reason for lay people to exercise (not those...
10-07-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,751
Posted By Happy Feet

I guess I would ask whether all the other people...

I guess I would ask whether all the other people who use those trails with modern bars are hitting every tree. If not, it's a skills problem and not an inherent fault if the bar.

Again, it's ok...
10-07-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,751
Posted By Happy Feet

It's ok if you can't. However, this is a mountain...

It's ok if you can't. However, this is a mountain biking sub forum. You are going to get mountain biking opinions. Wider bars and better geometry improve handling and balance. It is what it is but...
10-06-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,965
Posted By Happy Feet

Oh.. you cheeky Lil monkey ;) The...

Oh.. you cheeky Lil monkey ;)

The comparisons are evident though.

What seems to be being said is that running requires more input and gives a more intense workout in a set time over cycling....
09-28-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,965
Posted By Happy Feet

Paraphrasing for emphasis. I totally agree with...

Paraphrasing for emphasis.
I totally agree with this. The machine takes away much of the auxillary action of dynamically maintaining balance, countering and supporting more weight upright.

On a...
09-27-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,965
Posted By Happy Feet

If you are saying cross training is good I agree,...

If you are saying cross training is good I agree, that's why I both run and cycle. It turns out though, that running really isn't bad for your knees. It's just bad for damaged knees.

You can...
09-10-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,005
Posted By Happy Feet

I think cycling kit need not be expensive but it...

I think cycling kit need not be expensive but it should be "good enough". Like anything, if you buy the cheapest off amazon or some such you will probably get poor quality control. This pertains to...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By Happy Feet

Interesting discussion. For myself I...

Interesting discussion.

For myself I suffered quite a bit from friction sores on a number of saddles, hence my preference for cycle shorts. A thinner pad, early intervention, creams and trying...
09-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,005
Posted By Happy Feet

It is very curious how, on a bicycle enthusiasts...

It is very curious how, on a bicycle enthusiasts forum, people seem afraid to wear bicycle specific clothing for fear of not fitting in with others off the bike. Brag up how hard one rides here,...
Forum: Touring
09-05-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By Happy Feet

I wear the same cycling shorts regardless. My...

I wear the same cycling shorts regardless. My current favorite is REI cycling underwear, basically a not too padded shorts with thinner panels. I find they breath very well. When in town or camp I...
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,574
Posted By Happy Feet

It's only a measuring contest to you because you...

It's only a measuring contest to you because you attempted to use mileage as an unchallenged "appeal to authority". Others can also can refer to their experience when describing their subjective...
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,574
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm not arguing against your personal experience....

I'm not arguing against your personal experience. I think it's valid and worthwhile relating. But there's a difference between that and suggesting one "ought" to feel or act a certain way. No back...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,574
Posted By Happy Feet

I really don't think it's one or the other as far...

I really don't think it's one or the other as far as camelback go, whatever works for the individual, but suggesting this as if the poster is doing something wrong is disingenuous. There is no way...
Forum: Touring
09-01-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,574
Posted By Happy Feet

Depends on how far one plans to ride in a day and...

Depends on how far one plans to ride in a day and how hot it is.

If I'm putting in consistently high mileage I find it's just better to find a place on the bike. On long road rides, besides the...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-26-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 52,366
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/pzzTkl5h.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/pzzTkl5h.jpg (https://imgur.com/pzzTkl5)
07-29-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By Happy Feet

I would suggest looking at geared hill climbing...

I would suggest looking at geared hill climbing builds and see what they are doing there in that price range. It is a pretty well established discipline (especially in the UK) and while the drive...
07-25-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,845
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks :) Fwiw, I wasn't trying to derail...

Thanks :)

Fwiw, I wasn't trying to derail the OPs thread by going in a different direction, just illustrating that we should do what makes us happy and not worry about how what others think.
...
07-22-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Happy Feet

Congratulations, you already own a gravel bike....

Congratulations, you already own a gravel bike. Drop bars and 1x gearing doesn't make it any more or less capable for gravel. A gravel bike should have: 1. clearance for wide enough tires to suit...
07-20-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By Happy Feet

Dropper post. Of course, it would help if...

Dropper post.

Of course, it would help if you said what kind of conditions 6ou plan to ride in. There is a world of difference between a basic trail bike and a full on technical downhill bike....
Forum: Fatbikes
07-13-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,142
Posted By Happy Feet

I actually live on the BC coast and usually do...

I actually live on the BC coast and usually do North Shore type riding. Two weeks ago I did a paddleboard/fatbike road trip that crossed the Rockies five times to visit six National Parks. Next month...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-08-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,142
Posted By Happy Feet

No. The folks with broken spokes on 1120 28h rims...

No. The folks with broken spokes on 1120 28h rims would disagree.

And who exactly with + size tires and/or suspension on off road bikes thinks 32h wheels are too "stiff". How would they note that?...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-08-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,142
Posted By Happy Feet

I definitely think there is a place for the...

I definitely think there is a place for the "best" technology when it comes to bikes and that is when one is riding competitively. If you have already optimized the motor then any advantage one gets...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-05-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 52,366
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/Qk3U3tEh.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/Qk3U3tEh.jpg (https://imgur.com/Qk3U3tE)
Forum: Fatbikes
07-05-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 52,366
Posted By Happy Feet

http://i.imgur.com/8vgsfY9h.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/8vgsfY9h.jpg (https://imgur.com/8vgsfY9)
07-05-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,222
Posted By Happy Feet

Sometimes you just know you're gonna use that...

Sometimes you just know you're gonna use that dropper

http://i.imgur.com/kAqHLftl.jpg (https://imgur.com/kAqHLft)
07-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 9,824
Posted By Happy Feet

One can look at the modern iteration of...

One can look at the modern iteration of technology as progress in performance (braking, shifting) but regression in the sense of user cost and repairabiliry.

Modern bikes I think will become...
06-25-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,594
Posted By Happy Feet

You don't really have to guess at this stuff. ...

You don't really have to guess at this stuff.
This shows average intake over 52 years and recommended intake by age group (starts at :16 of the embedded video).
The average moderately active male...
06-25-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,594
Posted By Happy Feet

Say what? a simple look at NA culture shows...

Say what?
a simple look at NA culture shows many people eating more for one meal than their daily total requirement. To suggest most obese people eat close to calorie neutral is to have been absent...
06-25-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,594
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes, it's a little more complex than that. Anyone...

Yes, it's a little more complex than that. Anyone who does endurance sport, for example, sees that exercise reduces weight over time.

However, people who ride a bike moderately, several times a...
06-25-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Happy Feet

:( I hates a bike thief! I just took my...

:( I hates a bike thief!

I just took my Allez out for a ride last night and am liking it! I'll post pics soon.
In the mean time I also read about mounting a bell on one boss so I'm going to...
06-25-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,589
Posted By Happy Feet

+1 for the above. I have GP 5000's. They...

+1 for the above.

I have GP 5000's. They replaced my 4000's when they wore out. I wouldn't switch one for the other before that. I just see it as the next gen of that series with whatever upgrade...
06-22-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,222
Posted By Happy Feet

One area where you notice a dropper (or lowered...

One area where you notice a dropper (or lowered saddle) is steeper downhill and technical downhill switchbacks.

Downhill, the lower saddle allows you to get your butt down and back without hooking...
06-21-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,222
Posted By Happy Feet

+1 regarding steepness. I raise and drop my...

+1 regarding steepness. I raise and drop my saddle every climb/decent I do at my local hill which is all gravity flow.

The dropper helps quite a bit if you also run your saddle high for climbing...
06-21-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By Happy Feet

Just to clarify, You have a lower chainring...

Just to clarify,

You have a lower chainring but don't use it but want to swap out cassettes so you can climb better?

If so it's a lot of swap for what you probably already have. If you are...
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