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10-27-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,107
Posted By Happy Feet

I ride all three methods described: Geared, SS,...

I ride all three methods described: Geared, SS, FG. Each has it's place.

FG is not for everyone but then again, neither s cycling.

One error in thinking that FG is too hard or dangerous to...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 493
Posted By Happy Feet

Good discussion. I have a Velo Orange...

Good discussion.

I have a Velo Orange touring saddle, very similar to the Brooks Flyer (a knock off I think) and it is comfortable for what we would used to call 10 speed type riding (aero). I...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
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: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Happy Feet

fify

fify
Forum: Touring
10-16-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Happy Feet

I believe this is the situation you are...

I believe this is the situation you are describing. I just run a longer strap to the seat tube and it is very stable that way.

https://live.staticflickr.com/865/41323846922_20d8293ca0_b.jpg...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By Happy Feet

Ok. From the post I thought you were referring to...

Ok. From the post I thought you were referring to something someone said here.

Other than "don't use a crappy one" I have no strong feelings either way. It's not a piece of safety gear, like a...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By Happy Feet

Curious who the dogmatic posters are as so far it...

Curious who the dogmatic posters are as so far it seems people are six of one half dozen of the other do what you want.

My suggestion for a sturdy/functional kickstand is that most of the times...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By Happy Feet

That was a good explanation. I used to use...

That was a good explanation.

I used to use one but now don't. If I were to use one again it would be an old style double kickstand but my trend is a little more lightweight to justify the added...
10-12-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 923
Posted By Happy Feet

Was this person roller blading on a mountain bike...

Was this person roller blading on a mountain bike trail? Pretty sure that's what we are talking about.

If not, and it was say, a MUP in a populated area, you are just as likely to get taken out by...
10-12-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 923
Posted By Happy Feet

People don't refer to leash laws as a weapon to...

People don't refer to leash laws as a weapon to use against their neighbours because, in general, they feel no need to. They get along.
As I said before. Laws only become a necessary tool when...
10-12-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 923
Posted By Happy Feet

Relax. It's a discussion forum. We are discussing...

Relax. It's a discussion forum. We are discussing a subject. Sorry some views may not be similar to yours but still, no need for theatrics and such.

What I wrote spoke to taking personal...
10-10-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 923
Posted By Happy Feet

I think entitlement is a two way street and...

I think entitlement is a two way street and reflexively refering to arbitrary rules instead of common sense is the domain of a society that cannot government itself. Some people like to bash people...
10-09-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Wow, way too much quotes to answer right now but...

Wow, way too much quotes to answer right now but ar least we are getting somewhere. I get that you are hung up on the term harder. Theoretically, if one puts in 200watts on one, and 200watts on the...
10-09-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Read post 188. it's all there. Faster, harder,...

Read post 188. it's all there. Faster, harder, longer distance... just various ways one compensates for the ease afforded by efficiencies.

What you are trying to argue is that, all things being...
10-09-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Sure. Sure. Sure. My consistent points: If...

Sure. Sure. Sure.

My consistent points: If the goal is exercise, and not cycling for cycling sake, beyond a certain point, a more efficient bike provides mechanical advantages that you pay a...
10-09-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

At first we were just talking about running....

At first we were just talking about running. These points are all the same ones I have consistently made in this and other threads.

So you have something substantive to add? You agree with that...
10-09-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

This is an interesting graphic for a different...

This is an interesting graphic for a different reason as well, looking at it from a different perspective.

If the goal is utility riding - going to the store/cafe, commuting etc... is there any...
10-09-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes it does and I don't disagree but you tend to...

Yes it does and I don't disagree but you tend to be arguing in terms of theory instead of practicality. I understand the theoretical ways that varying forms of exercise and machinery can be equated...
10-08-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes. Exactly. It's just a common sense...

Yes. Exactly. It's just a common sense observation. If you have a bike that's easier to pedal... it's easier to pedal. If the goal is exercise then "easier to pedal" beyond a certain point and price...
10-07-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

This thread is about exercise and not cycling for...

This thread is about exercise and not cycling for cycling sake. A more efficient bike (better term than faster) doesn't compromise your goal but it doesn't aid it. At best, you can pedal faster or in...
10-07-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Ok. But it Isn't put in the form of a question. ...

Ok. But it Isn't put in the form of a question.

However, some posts ago I said I own three types of bike (well more but three for this discussion). A fixed gear, a single speed, and a geared bike....
10-07-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Perhaps you shouldn't resort to hyperbole when...

Perhaps you shouldn't resort to hyperbole when describing another person's opinion. Hopeless? Not if the goal in exercise is to burn calories, which for many it is.

The points between input and...
10-07-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

What? Pray tell. With two machines of...

What?

Pray tell. With two machines of varying resistance, be they bicycles or exercise equipment, how do you burn the same wattage without varying input.

Start digging.

Another analogy.
...
10-07-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Sigh... this is what happened last time. ...

Sigh... this is what happened last time.

Yes, effort at a set wattage is the same but unless you have a power meter (most people don't) you don't think in terms of watts. Thats an abstract...
10-07-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Sure man, when you have nothing... Ad...

Sure man, when you have nothing...

Ad hominen is soooooo boring. It does not inspire confidence in your position when you have to resort to it.
10-07-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Not really. I'm a physical rehab assistant....

Not really. I'm a physical rehab assistant. Exercise theory is what I do.
Five days a week I use an exercise bike with variable resistance.
10-07-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

To bring it back to the OP. This argument is...

To bring it back to the OP. This argument is similar to saying you get the same workout from running flat track as you do from running hills. The rationale being that on the flats you can run harder...
10-07-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

? You either ride harder/faster to match the...

?

You either ride harder/faster to match the intensity of the higher resistance bike to get a similar workout or you ride the same, which gives a lesser workout. A lower resistance bike is easier...
10-07-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes and no. The minimum required effort is a more...

Yes and no. The minimum required effort is a more or less consistent increase in effort throughout the exercise time every time additional input is required. Not a once only threshold to overcome....
10-07-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 944
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: 30
Views: 944
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, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 923
Posted By Happy Feet

Equally, thinking dogs shouldn't be allowed some...

Equally, thinking dogs shouldn't be allowed some exercise if well behaved is self entitlement as well. My labradoodle is a well trained trail dog that people have no problems with. In fact, well...
10-06-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
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....
09-29-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't get sore knees/ankles from running. I do...

I don't get sore knees/ankles from running. I do get sore quads from hard runs. For about a year and a half I worked through calf issues but also had patella tracking issues from cycling.

The...
09-29-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes, it really depends on the forks being used. ...

Yes, it really depends on the forks being used.
Having seen a couple of the OPS bikes previously, there is a sense of hodge podge mash up involved.
09-29-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

If a sub 5 hour century is considered tough then...

If a sub 5 hour century is considered tough then it would be comparable to a sub 4 hour marathon. Most runners complete the latter between 4-5 hours, considered ordinary. Sub 4 is hard. 4-5 hours of...
09-29-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

As a physical rehab assistant who routinely deals...

As a physical rehab assistant who routinely deals with hip and knee replacements my experience is that this sentiment is patently false. There is no correlation between running and replacements.
...
09-29-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Happy Feet

If the bike is designed for a suspension fork you...

If the bike is designed for a suspension fork you will most likely throw off the geometry going to a rigid unless you get the same length fork (not likely). If you have he fork available already,...
09-29-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

I was thinking about the point made that running...

I was thinking about the point made that running beats up the body more and the bike is a more efficient form of expending energy. I have a different perspective.

Running does not "beat up the...
09-28-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
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...
09-28-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

You are suggesting that a runner can only sustain...

You are suggesting that a runner can only sustain 400watts for 4 minutes (serious maximal effort) but a cyclist can sustain the same output for the best part of an hour. Basically that a cyclist has...
09-27-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Sigh... by this logic one would never determine...

Sigh... by this logic one would never determine which requires more energy because you are gaging output by energy expended.

As I have patiently pointed out, to make any sort of comparison you...
09-27-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

The muscles used when running are not just weight...

The muscles used when running are not just weight bearing, they are actively countering the body weight being thrown off balance.

One can skew results to get any result. For example, comparing...
09-27-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
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...
09-27-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm not sure what this means exactly but an...

I'm not sure what this means exactly but an elliptical is not running. All in all, if you use more muscle groups to cover a set distance you will expend more energy.

Yes, you can exert yourself as...
09-27-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,495
Posted By Happy Feet

Running requires more energy simply because one...

Running requires more energy simply because one is using many muscles to maintain balance against gravity. Cycling, generally speaking, keeps the body static on the saddle while only moving the legs....
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,941
Posted By Happy Feet

I know it's an old thread but one comment struck...

I know it's an old thread but one comment struck as iffy. Not choosing 36 because of problems sourcing replacement hubs in small towns. Likely one will also not find a 32 hub either, nor spokes or...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,207
Posted By Happy Feet

Just for consideration I would think about what...

Just for consideration I would think about what type of riding I might do "as well as" the one tour. And the comments about gearing are spot on. Probably more important than tire sizing etc... as...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By Happy Feet

This is sad news. I also watched many of his...

This is sad news. I also watched many of his videos and was always impressed with how up beat and personable he was.
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