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by Boring_Username
23 Feb 2019, 7:20am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient
Replies: 60
Views: 3705

Re: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient

Tigerbiten wrote:I work on how much pressure I put on the pedals.
If it starts to feel to easy then I'll climb a gear and if to hard I'll drop one.


This is what I did before I heard about the science...
by Boring_Username
22 Feb 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient
Replies: 60
Views: 3705

Re: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient

So have I understood correctly?

- high cadence is efficient if I am going hard
- low cadence is better if I am going easy

But how do I know if I am going hard enough to raise my cadence?
by Boring_Username
13 Feb 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Scientists say high cadence is inefficient
Replies: 60
Views: 3705

Scientists say high cadence is inefficient

Apparently Chris Froome is doing it all wrong... https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/why-amateurs-shouldnt-try-to-pedal-like-chris-froome-191779 This bit in particular surprised me: When a rider pedals at a high cadence in a low gear, 60% of their power is used moving their legs up and down, while...
by Boring_Username
12 Feb 2019, 8:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London cycle parking security
Replies: 15
Views: 4183

Re: London cycle parking security

I visit London quite often and have never worried unduly about locking up my bike (a Brompton) to cycle stands during the day using my U-lock, which is small and sits very tightly around the bike and stand... the top tubing, well away from the front wheel, had been severely indented and twisted to ...
by Boring_Username
10 Feb 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 126
Views: 8920

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Fort William - Ben Nevis, skiing, walking, mountain biking, road biking. I wouldn't find that boring at all.
by Boring_Username
7 Feb 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solid shampoo bars
Replies: 28
Views: 2914

Re: Solid shampoo bars

I've always assumed that a bar of soap is more or less the same as shampoo.
by Boring_Username
26 Jan 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inverness to JoG on NCN1?
Replies: 9
Views: 5035

Inverness to JoG on NCN1?

Looking to do 50-60 miles a day on relatively quiet roads with good scenery in May, not in any great hurry to take the most direct route.
NCN1 via Alness looks good on paper at first sight - any personal experience?
by Boring_Username
9 Nov 2018, 4:13pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: We remember all cyclists
Replies: 15
Views: 10575

Re: We remember all cyclists

Bez wrote:I think the point is it’s a bit “they deserve our thoughts because they were Cyclists”. (Were the people killed while driving tanks Motorists and thus less worth Cyclists’ thoughts on Sunday?)


Quite.
by Boring_Username
9 Nov 2018, 4:05pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: We remember all cyclists
Replies: 15
Views: 10575

We remember all cyclists

From today's newsletter We remember all cyclists Dear xxx At 11am on Sunday the country will be holding a minute's silence to remember all those killed in action. We’ll be thinking of the 100 of our members who died in the First World War and the many other cyclists who were killed at the Somme and ...
by Boring_Username
5 Jan 2018, 12:45pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: BBC World Service documentary - "The Flying Colombians"
Replies: 4
Views: 6566

BBC World Service documentary - "The Flying Colombians"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvnyk The Flying Colombians The Documentary Colombia is a country of passionate cyclists. The first bike races took place in Bogota in 1894 and by 1898 it was one of the first countries to have two purpose built velodromes. In the 1950s the great Vuelta a Colombia,...
by Boring_Username
4 Jan 2018, 3:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What gear range do you use.
Replies: 91
Views: 4760

Re: What gear range do you use.

On fixed, I have three gears:

- sitting
- standing
- walking

I find that range sufficient.
by Boring_Username
3 Jan 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle lane positioning...
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Cycle lane positioning...

Some councils spend money wisely on cycle lanes that help cyclists and are safe
Some councils **** money away on cycle lanes that harm cyclists and are dangerous.

The latter error is easily preventable. I feel under no obligation to be one of its victims.
by Boring_Username
3 Jan 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93916

Re: Ten Miles a Day

I ride fixed when I am on my own. Should I monitor cadence?
by Boring_Username
3 Jan 2018, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: actual Holdsworth la quelda frame weight?
Replies: 17
Views: 2164

Re: actual Holdsworth la quelda frame weight?

A frame with a steel unicrown fork is always going to be heavy.