Message from BryceB-ND in Fitness #cycling

2018-07-09 01:25:29 UTC  

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.

2018-07-09 01:32:59 UTC  

I'm interested in seeing the math behind that

2018-07-09 21:46:01 UTC  

@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?

2018-07-09 21:46:48 UTC  

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.

2018-07-09 21:54:07 UTC  

* 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.

2018-07-09 21:54:47 UTC  

Strava is by far the most popular cycling app

2018-07-09 21:57:33 UTC  

You're the best. Thank you much, I'm going to look into all this now!

2018-07-09 21:59:06 UTC  

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 <> 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:

2018-07-14 01:55:11 UTC  

@BryceB-ND any progress? Watching any of the Tour De France?

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2018-07-15 19:54:20 UTC  

Saw a big fake deer on today's ride

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2018-07-17 05:19:00 UTC  

This is making me want to take up cycling

2018-07-17 22:13:38 UTC  

Mountain biker jumps over the Tour De France race today

2018-07-20 19:02:17 UTC  

@BryceB-ND any progress?

2018-07-20 20:55:23 UTC  

Hah no not yet ive never been as busy as i have bee lately in my entire life

2018-07-20 20:55:32 UTC  

But 2 things are certain

2018-07-20 20:55:40 UTC  

Im getting fat, and i need a hobby

2018-07-20 20:56:05 UTC  

So eventually here im gonna dive all in to the cycling world

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2018-07-21 18:34:10 UTC  

Just before I snapped this picture, the donkey was standing with his face against the fence in a hilarious pose because it was the only corner of the yard that had the least bit of shade.

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2018-07-21 18:37:18 UTC  

Average cadence of 100, spin to win!

2018-07-21 23:46:50 UTC  

That is crazy, 50 miles

2018-07-21 23:47:18 UTC  

Do you eat at all during ?

2018-07-22 00:58:19 UTC  

Yeah, I eat Clif bars or Gu gels or honey or Gatorade on rides longer than about 35 miles, else I run out of glycogen in my muscles.

2018-07-22 02:16:46 UTC  

Okay good I know youre human then

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2018-07-22 19:18:09 UTC  

You know you're in the south when you have that lovely red dirt 😍

2018-07-22 20:02:10 UTC  

gotta love that clay

2018-07-22 20:27:49 UTC  

That house is beautiful

2018-07-23 01:44:03 UTC  

@Tanner - SC At what price point for bikes is everything considered no good ?