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08-03-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

Well, the "tastes great vs. less filling" debate...

Well, the "tastes great vs. less filling" debate got a little old.

If you want to argue about it some more, take it up with NHTSA.
08-03-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,923
Posted By livedarklions

Up to now, I have never seen the word...

Up to now, I have never seen the word "supposable" used in any context. I can see why, "conceivable" is a whole lot easier to say.
08-03-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 547
Posted By livedarklions

So, trying to get off the totally not relevant to...

So, trying to get off the totally not relevant to your op sidetrack, you just came back to riding after a long time off, right?

Besides that 5 minute ride, which you obviously liked, how is it...
08-03-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 547
Posted By livedarklions

I never doubted it's effective, although I've...

I never doubted it's effective, although I've noted that there used to be some wild claims about its fat-burning that haven't held up. Nobody here is making such claims, so don't see that as any...
08-03-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 547
Posted By livedarklions

I think you've gotten distracted by the fact that...

I think you've gotten distracted by the fact that OP mistakenly put HIIT into the title of this thread and completely missed the point. CheGiantForLife can correct me if I'm wrong, but my impression...
08-03-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

No, what's frowned upon is saying that discussing...

No, what's frowned upon is saying that discussing any other considerations that make that complicated are "excuses" and lectures about how we shouldn't talk about that because it's simple and easy.
...
08-03-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

I'm old enough that I associate "FTP" to staring...

I'm old enough that I associate "FTP" to staring at my computer waiting an hour for it to download 1 megabyte through a dial up modem.
08-03-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

I grew up at Oliver and Douglas, right down the...

I grew up at Oliver and Douglas, right down the hill from the water tower.
08-03-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 547
Posted By livedarklions

I was thinking about this this morning, and I...

I was thinking about this this morning, and I think my answer to your op is a little off--I think you should do the 5 minute ride if you're getting a psychological benefit from it and don't expect it...
08-03-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 547
Posted By livedarklions

Thanks! I am a self-proclaimed training...

Thanks! I am a self-proclaimed training ignoramus, so I thought HIIT actually was a very specific term.

I always figure that a training thread in General Cycling is where I get to ask dumb...
08-03-21, 04:55 AM
08-03-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 547
Posted By livedarklions

Do you take a recovery day off of riding the day...

Do you take a recovery day off of riding the day after HIIT, or do you do some other kind of riding that day?

​​​​​​If I understand it, HIIT is supposed to be a highly structured method to get...
08-02-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 547
Posted By livedarklions

I answered the question quite honestly at the...

I answered the question quite honestly at the beginning, I think we've all agreed that op wasn't describing anything resembling hiit. The thread has now drifted to how we incorporate bursts of speed...
08-02-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

The best for speed are the inter-town ones, no...

The best for speed are the inter-town ones, no major metropolis at either end. Closest thing I'll get to having my own private track.

In the crowded areas, time of day also matters a lot.
08-02-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 547
Posted By livedarklions

I just gun it when I feel like it, recover when I...

I just gun it when I feel like it, recover when I don't, and don't call it training. Saves on all that monitoring and crap I find so tiresome.

Not knocking the people who like it, but if I want...
08-02-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

When I was growing up there, I'd ride up the big...

When I was growing up there, I'd ride up the big hill from the Walker Art Center to Mount Curve repeatedly just to get some climbing practice. I haven't been there in about 25 years, but it looks on...
08-02-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, this is one of those things where people...

Yeah, this is one of those things where people have very different images of paths in their heads. I just rode on paths in Virginia, PA and MA where going 20+ was not a problem at all, and actually...
08-02-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

lol.

lol.
08-02-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

So, let's get back to my question. Does anybody...

So, let's get back to my question. Does anybody on this thread actually use turn signals on a MUP? Right turn signals in particular?
08-02-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

This is pretty close to being the only time I...

This is pretty close to being the only time I bother to signal a right hand turn.
08-02-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

Ask not what your early 20th century hand signal...

Ask not what your early 20th century hand signal can do for you, ask what you can do for your early 20th century hand signal.
08-02-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

So, with that complete backtrack, I'm leaving...

So, with that complete backtrack, I'm leaving this argument. My whole point was telling people this is simple and easy and making it all about their moral failure was not helpful. Now you're just...
08-02-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

For all practical purposes, bicyclists are unique...

For all practical purposes, bicyclists are unique because they're the only ones still using hand signals at all.

Vehicle operators ARE being trained to recognize the right hand signal from...
08-02-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, and one more thing--do you see a lot of...

Oh, and one more thing--do you see a lot of people riding motorcycles that were built before 1973 on the road?
08-02-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

Evidence above would suggest that you are not...

Evidence above would suggest that you are not aware of the law in MI. "Road code" and "protocols" are established by the legislature, not by some guy who thinks we need to do things like we're...
08-02-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

So are you afraid that if you use the right hand...

So are you afraid that if you use the right hand extended signal, you're going to ride off the edge of the earth?

Hate to break it to you, but you're the flat-earther in this discussion. Reason...
08-02-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

You're from Michigan, right? Your...

You're from Michigan, right?

Your legislature thinks differently than you do, and their opinion counts and yours doesn't:
...
08-02-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

No, a "plan" that cannot be sustained because...

No, a "plan" that cannot be sustained because it's too difficult is exactly what "the plan doesn't work" means. You want to blame the individual for failing the plan, I want to say the plan is a...
08-02-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

This is actually wrong in most states. Most...

This is actually wrong in most states. Most states have changed their laws to allow the extended right arm to signal a right turn. We are literally operating the only vehicles commonly found on...
08-02-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 1,952
Posted By livedarklions

People signal turns on MUPs? I have literally...

People signal turns on MUPs? I have literally never seen this done once and I ride a lot of MUPs. In the past two weeks, I have ridden on MUPs in 4 different states.

MUPs are not roads. If I...
08-02-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 547
Posted By livedarklions

Probably can't hurt. I doubt 5 minutes is going...

Probably can't hurt. I doubt 5 minutes is going to make much of a difference either way.
It's not HIIT, it's missing the interval part. Also, that's 12 mph, hard to see how that's likely to be...
08-02-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 621
Posted By livedarklions

One trick I learned when I had to keep a white...

One trick I learned when I had to keep a white medical uniform clean was to wash everything in cold water. Hot water actually cooks proteins and oils and makes them harder for the detergent action...
08-02-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

Basically, I tell people I don't train, I ride,...

Basically, I tell people I don't train, I ride, so I don't monitor stuff and I have no idea what my ftp is. You and I are riding for different purposes and it makes sense that you would have to be...
08-02-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

Right! If there's ever been a better example of...

Right!
If there's ever been a better example of ymmv, It's this! Whether this makes sense is going to vary widely with the amount and type of riding and probably somewhat on your own metabolism. I...
08-02-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

I don't know anyone significantly overweight who...

I don't know anyone significantly overweight who doesn't know they are consuming too many calories vs. their level of activity. No one here has denied that. As you yourself have pointed out,...
08-01-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,675
Posted By livedarklions

For what it's worth, idk what to say , I think...

For what it's worth, idk what to say , I think it's really cool that you reformulated your question and had a redo on this thread.

I hope you find a suitable bike and enjoy the heck out of it.
08-01-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

It's like the old joke, "quitting smoking is...

It's like the old joke, "quitting smoking is easy, I've done it a hundred times" . The problem isn't losing weight, it's keeping it off. And that can require major life changes that are not easy to...
08-01-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

What a load of crap! Who the heck are you to...

What a load of crap! Who the heck are you to define what the problem is for "the vast majority of people"?

If you've eliminated "anecdotal stories, scientific data and rare medical conditions"...
07-30-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,675
Posted By livedarklions

To tell you the truth, I just add bike forums to...

To tell you the truth, I just add bike forums to whatever I'm searching, sometimes in quotes. Brings uo a bunch of BF stuff at the top, then other stuff that might be as useful.
07-30-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

I don't believe reaching the specific goal is the...

I don't believe reaching the specific goal is the hard part. People lose weight all the time, the major problem is that they cannot maintain the balance of calories in vs. out and put the weight...
07-30-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,675
Posted By livedarklions

A cruiser bike, maybe? I suspect whatever you're...

A cruiser bike, maybe? I suspect whatever you're looking for, finding a bike in your size is going to eb pretty difficult right now.

Or maybe something like this?...
07-30-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,675
Posted By livedarklions

Definitely don't jump right to an expensive bike...

Definitely don't jump right to an expensive bike then because you really have no idea if you're going to take to it. At this point, you wouldn't even know what kind of bike you prefer to ride so the...
07-30-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,675
Posted By livedarklions

I use google to search BF. The BF search...

I use google to search BF. The BF search function is useless as far as I can see.
07-30-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think anyone recommends going without...

I don't think anyone recommends going without water other than for religious reasons. I just developed that mental connection early--it's like you avoid the food you last ate before getting sick...
07-30-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

With you on that. Some people consider fasting...

With you on that. Some people consider fasting to be a multi-day event, others just mean skip a meal, and still others mean just don't eat during the ride.

I remember a thread that involved...
07-30-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,675
Posted By livedarklions

Serious questions--when was the last time you...

Serious questions--when was the last time you rode a bike? Have you ever ridden frequently? What kind of bikes were you riding and did you like them?
07-30-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

When anyone mentions "fasting", part of my brain...

When anyone mentions "fasting", part of my brain goes right to images of Yom Kippur, and I get really, really thirsty. 24 hours without food is not a big deal, but without water? Bleccch!
07-30-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

It works for them, or at least they believe it...

It works for them, or at least they believe it works. It does not mean that that's generally applicable. Scientific studies are designed to pick up the people it doesn't work for as well as the...
07-30-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

We agree on that, it's just I had to try a lot...

We agree on that, it's just I had to try a lot more things than you did given that I can't "instinctively" control my caloric intake as you say you do.
Scientific literature can provide me with...
07-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,093
Posted By livedarklions

The problem comes in when we don't know yet what...

The problem comes in when we don't know yet what works for us. When the things that are supposed to be obvious aren't working, where do we go for ideas on what to try?

You haven't really...
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