Message from Tanner - SC in Fitness #cycling
Why would a cyclist need to have that much upper body strength that he seems to have?
Why do foot sprinters have big arms? The cyclists probably have big arms because they grab the handlebars and wrench the heck out of them. Pull up on the handlebar as you push down on the pedal. You could see him torquing the stationary bike.
Having a strong upper body helps when running. Especially sprinting
Finally an independent agency testing bicycle helmets!
I just bought their top recommended helmet and hope I never put it to the test.
Involves cycling ^^^
Thankfully found some balance to the pozz
Any foodies here need to take up cycling. 2,200 calories burned in one ride.
how fatigued does that make you?
Depends how hard I push. I can go at a walking pace equivalent, a jogging pace, a running pace, a sprinting pace. Strava will also calculate the training load based on heart rate and power meter to see how long of a recovery you need for the intensity you exerted.
I went decently hard on this ride, so more than 24 hours for full recovery, but no so hard that I need a day off of exercising.
I'm interested in seeing the math behind that
@Tanner - SC I want to get into cycling. I now live in a city and know nothing about good bike brands. Aside from obviously googling for resources on my own time, what would be a good starting point for getting into cycling seriously?
And by seriously I mean tracking my workouts like you do so I receive that data, a serious but hopefully affordable bike brand, and maybe an app for finding popular cycling routes.
* Determine if you want to do road cycling or mountain biking or a bike that’s a mix of the two. They’re kind of like trucks vs cars, quite different designs
* Trek is my most recommended brand. They are the only brand 100% owned by Americans, based in rural Wisconsin, and have pro-America names for their products like “Boone” and “Crocket”. The biggest brand in the USA, Lance Armstrong rode a Trek for each of his 7 Tour De France wins.
* Specialized is #2 brand I recommend, they innovate the most, based in bay area California, sold 49% of the company to the Taiwanese. Cannondale is #3 recommended, based in Connecticut, sold 100% of company to Canadians. Giant is the world’s largest brand, but they’re entirely Taiwanese and a bit cheap.
Strava is by far the most popular cycling app
You're the best. Thank you much, I'm going to look into all this now!
When you buy a bike, ask the bike shop to “fit” the bike to you and ask them about local group rides. If you want to read a book about intro to cycling, I recommend <https://durianrider.com/products/durianriders-lean-body-bible> It also comes with a lot of nutrition advice which you are free to ignore (I like that part too)
If you want road cycling, you can enter at a variety of price points and still be fast. This would be a great start, let me know how that falls in your budget:
Saw a big fake deer on today's ride
This is making me want to take up cycling
Mountain biker jumps over the Tour De France race today https://i.imgur.com/t4BLDcj.gifv
Hah no not yet ive never been as busy as i have bee lately in my entire life
But 2 things are certain