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      • 955i
        955i commented
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        This is excellent! Bicycle camping can be fun, but set up is sometime an issue. This particular setup is a solution to several issues!

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        Audrey....
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        • 955i
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          Classic photo of a classy girl!

        Overlooking the Venetian Plain, Italy.....
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          Texas: Video shows moment two cyclists hit by drunk driver

          https://news.sky.com/video/texas-vid...river-13155969

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            • 955i
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              This gives me some ideas. Great setup for a photo.

            How you pedal affects your power output:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPAnkduT5T8

            NOTES: Pedaling in circles can result in extra pressure on the perineum and decreased shock absorption by your legs. It also applies different stresses to the joints, tendons, etc than "preferred" pedaling.

            Back in the day, pedaling in circles meant pedaling in a smooth even rotation. In this video it means pulling up with one foot while pushing down with the other.
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            • wildbears
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              Back in the day, pedaling in circles meant pedaling in a smooth even rotation. In this video it means pulling up with one foot while pushing down with the other.

            Any recommendations for a shock absorber seat post????

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            • 955i
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              I don't fancy them at all, unless you are talking a carbon fiber post. Perhaps one with a liquid insert like were popular for a while.

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              LE GRAND DEPART IN ITALY: The 2024 Tour de France is underway! 🇫🇷

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQmh0Ms33DQ
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              • 955i
                955i commented
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                No spoilers on this thread, OK Wildbears?

              • wildbears
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                Heat exhaustion may occur when there is insufficient acclimatization. This requires about 2 weeks of exercise in the temperatures range expected.
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              Due to the increased weight, e-vehicles use heavy duty tires that are noisy. On a bike, I can hear them coming from behind better than an ICE vehicle.

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                • 955i
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                  These "adult Strider Bikes" were amazingly popular considering the state of the roads in the mid-1800's. (Interestingly, the eventual popularity of bicycles lead to a huge improvement in roads and road building. Automobiles benefited from this. Now, you'd think bicyclists were the interlopers.)

                Zone 2 for optimal fat burn. Zones 3 and above require carbs. Zone 2 also builds up mitochondria.

                Just learned this.
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                • 955i
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                  Bears, get on YouTube and watch any of the general videos with Phil Maffatone. He's the progenitor of the revival of this low heart rate method of training. It fell out of favor years ago, being supplanted by Dr. Kenneth Cooper's theories on aerobic training and their spin-offs. Last year I followed the Maffatone regimen for about 3-4 months. It was interesting and enlightening.

                • wildbears
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                  Holding at the upper limit of zone 2 seems to be an easy marker. Maybe combine it with some Super HIIT and very hard hill climbing.
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                How to develop erectile dysfunction on a bicycle.....by crushing the pudendal nerve if you have only a modest or no saddle tilt and using the following technique.

                https://www.facebook.com/reel/2813003745523833

                This concept keeps popping up in bicycling advice videos. It is based on Pogacar's saddle position on steep climbs. However, Pogacar's saddle tilt for mountain stages is at a whooping 8 degrees. This keeps the saddle nose away from the nerves.

                The saddle tilt and position on steep climbs keeps his COG over the pedals resulting in more power delivery. But decreases leg muscle extension that lessens power if you cannot achieve maximum effective extension. For us mere mortals, scooting back on the saddle a little or sitting up increases the distance from the hips to the pedals and increases power. And that's why sitting up on hill climbs is recommended for the hoi polloi. . However, on steep climbs, this can result in the front wheel lifting up. This could be another reason for Pogacar's technique as many of the TDF climbs are very steep.

                Here's a pic of Pogacar on stage 19 of the TDF yesterday.

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                  The saddle tilt and position on steep climbs keeps his COG over the pedals resulting in more power delivery. But decreases leg muscle extension that lessens power if you cannot achieve maximum effective extension. For us mere mortals, scooting back on the saddle a little or sitting up increases the distance from the hips to the pedals and increases power. And that's why sitting up on hill climbs is recommended for the hoi polloi. . However, on steep climbs, this can result in the front wheel lifting up. This could be another reason for Pogacar's technique as many of the TDF climbs are very steep.
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                • 955i
                  955i commented
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                  Whatever saddle angle he is using, apparently it works for him! Congrats.
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