Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Rugby season's started up, and my cycling's had to go straight out the window. No more time for hours on the bike.

    Anybody got a good cycling workout that takes about 20 minutes? I might have to buy an indoor trainer.
  2. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    20 minutes is just warm up to get the legs loose and blood circulating. I'd say at minimum an hour for short intervals if you want a focused cardio workout. 4x10 min aerobic threshold with 5 mins rest (endurance level) between sets. Or the standard 2x20 with 10 minutes rest between sets. 20 minute warm up, 50 minutes workout and 20 minute easy spin = 1.5 hours. That's about as short as I can make a workout and get anything useful out of it.
  3. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Looks like I'm buying a trainer & cycling indoors at night, then. :puke1
  4. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    That is what thought as well. Then I read that over 80% of the WC downhill guys use clipless, all of the top 10. I figured if they could do it, so could I....:wink:

    They did give me the inspiration to try it again though.
  5. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Clipless on downhill? That takes some balls. :eek1
  6. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    I know!
  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Go get Time Crunched Cyclist by Chris Carmichael. :nod

    My buddy doesn't quite have the concept of an easy spin down. :nah Every freaking hill he comes to, he HAS to attack it. That wasn't the plan for the ride today. :bluduh Oh well. I did the effort level I wanted to do (and maybe a titch more) and he did what he wanted to do. 2:03 on the road. Tomorrow: easy hour with a few jumps and a few short efforts to get ready to race on Sunday.

    Yay for cross season!

    M
  8. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    So why in the world do these riding jerseys cost so much? They are made of the same material as running technical shirts, yet often cost 3X more. Am I missing something? Since I started riding back in July I have been riding in normal workout clothes made of the DriFit material (UnderArmor, Nike, store brand, whatever) which wicks away sweat. Is there some benefit to the MTB specific jerseys I do not know about? Or is it that this is a low volume apparel so the price is higher to make up the difference? Or am I shopping in the wrong places?
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    For mtn biking, I'm seriously tempted to wear the same stuff you're wearing. You don't need the pockets and tight fit of road stuff off-road. :nah A. you're not going as fast and B. you've got a camelbak with you that has all yer tools and food in it.

    The only thing stopping me is... ...I'm a roadie and I have lots of jerseys that go with my bib-shorts. I refuse to wear 'mtn biking shorts' with the outer baggy layer.

    M
  10. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  11. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Yeah, I won't buy the shorts either. Mainly because I have so many pairs of board shorts for swimming, I just through those on over some athletic undies and away I go. All the MTB shorts I see are close to 100 dollars :lol3

    Sorry, not paying :nah

    The two local trails I ride mostly are loops around public walkways. The trails are 6 and 9 miles long, but each are on no more than 100 acres. If the bike breaks I just throw it over my shoulders and walk back to the car. The only thing I have with me when I ride is water in the water bottle attached to the bike. Oh, and keys and phone, just in case. Those I put in the pockets of the board shorts, inside of a sandwich bag so they do not slide out while riding.
  12. ducnut

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    Because the market will tolerate it. :loco
  13. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Good luck on this weekend stay in the pain cave, :D


    You too Gummie, Wow that bike looks great.Full poser mode......Well you'll look good doing it.....:hide :lol3
  14. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Yea what. :D
  15. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Lots of dogs and May thunderstorms. I rode many of these roads in the late 70's. :deal
  16. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    :cry

    I've had to give it up now. 28 years of dedication, blood sweat and tears. And the two injuries that broke the camels back were off season touch games.

    Technically I qualify for the Catalina Old Boys Tournament though... :wink: Might show up on a random Saturday and play in a B side game just for shits n giggles.

    Riding long always gave me an aerobic advantage at the beginning of training, but getting different muscles, running muscles, used it was no fun. Bicycles were made so we wouldn't have to run.


    Good luck in the season.
  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    One of my few regrets is that I took up rugby fairly late in life. I really wish I'd played it when I was much younger. Great game.....I also wish I'd taken up cycling MUCH earlier than I did.
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    So I used to feed the VA Tech wimmen's rugby team lots of hot dogs and cheap beer... (I worked for a 'hot dog stand.')

    So the men's team started to come in too.

    They really wanted me to come play. Was about to till one dood came in. He coulda played college football as a linebacker. :eek1

    At the time, I was 5'8" 155# soaking wet. Took one look at that guy, thought about the size differential and kept on feeding em beers and riding my bicycle(s)

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  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    cyclingfans.com has streaming Lombardy on right now.

    27km to go

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  20. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    Went for my normal ride but it didn't feel right; my ankle was wobbly, my calf muscle was acting up and try as I might, I just couldn't spin. I just struggled the whole time and I was very close to cutting it short and just going home. Decided to stick it out and not worry about my time or pace

    I was only five minutes off pace and came to a long downhill section on Rinaldi where I can make up a lot of time in about 5 miles. I work up to speed and oh shit.......... construction. The road is being repaved.

    I barely managed to slow down enough to make a turnright before the construction, lost my momentum and just killed my pace when I got lost in a subdivision.

    Tempted to go out again today for 35 just so I can make 200 miles in one month. It's already the most cycling i've done in one month in over ten years.

    One of our guys is as small as the girls who come and play touch rugby with us off season. 5'4. ~130lbs. You woulda done alright.