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Has cycling reached the point of no return

Old 05-11-12, 04:11 PM
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Has cycling reached the point of no return

Bikes keep getting lighter and lighter and easier to ride, when does it become too easy?

surely a bike which is harder to move would improve a person health and well being and muscular tone rather than moving to elegantly and easily as if it was powered by an engine not of the humans heart but more like a moped.

when do we say this is too easy
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Old 05-11-12, 04:12 PM
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You don't ride, do you?
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Old 05-11-12, 04:16 PM
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They could sell all and go this route..

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bid/3009980248.html

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Get a motorized bike, scooter, or light motorcycle if you don't want to exercise. I've thought about getting a ninja 250 or a scooter, (did just take the MSF safety course) but I'd rather be out of traffic flow at slower speeds, getting exercise. I may yet get a motorcycle at some point. Here are are op.

https://siouxfalls.craigslist.org/bik/3005585104.html



You can get used pre 2008 ninja 250 bikes for as much as an entry level road bike, and plenty of decent more powerful motorcycles for the cost of a mid to high end road bike.

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You don't ride, do you?
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Come out here and climb Hurricane Ridge, and then talk to me about easy.
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as a jogger I'm amazed how much work I can put on my heart on a modern road bike. A heavy mountain bike would just demoralize me and I'd quit.
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when do we say this is too easy

When everyone here has won a classic.
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Old 05-11-12, 04:32 PM
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"It never gets easier, you just go faster." Greg LeMond
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Originally Posted by Pendergast View Post
"It never gets easier, you just go faster." Greg LeMond
hes wrong you can go faster easier on better bike
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Originally Posted by CarlJohnson View Post
hes wrong you can go faster easier on better bike
Like the man said, you don't ride, do you?

Let me simplify it for you. If you put out 250 watts on a light bike, that is just as hard as putting out 250 watts on a heavy bike.
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Is that a ban-able offense? Calling Greg LeMond wrong?
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hes wrong you can go faster easier on better bike
It would appear the Stupid Level in the 41 has reached the point of no return.
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i dont care who he is cos im carl and im awesome
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It would appear the Stupid Level in the 41 has reached the point of no return.
You're part of the problem.
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It would appear the Stupid Level in the 41 has reached the point of no return.
You must be new here
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Originally Posted by svtmike View Post
You don't ride, do you?
With all his trolling, how would he have the time?
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If it suddenly gets easy, your chain just broke.
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It would appear the Stupid Level in the 41 has reached the point of no return.
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You're part of the problem.
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oh god, PCad is talking to himself again...nice work OP...
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here we go..............
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it doesn't get easier you just go faster.....
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Originally Posted by CarlJohnson View Post
hes wrong you can go faster easier on better bike
you don't get it, if the bike has the best of everything and the lightest of everything...you'll push yourself just as hard as you would on a heavier less advanced bike...the difference is you'll go faster on the light bike

example...today I went on a ride, I've been feeling strong, in the flats and even in the wind I'm faster than I've ever been, but I still hurt just as much as I did when I was going 16mph and pushing hard...it hurts no matter what...this sport is about suffering, not sightseeing..
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