Mark, there are few discussions posted here & there :)
Couldn't find them.
Pedal like a maniac but find some rythym. Thats my motto!
Go cadence man.. And is that with or without the parachute lol
Well, when youre pedalling with the accelaration and intensity of a Drag car down the quarter mile...its only logical to use a GW wind vest slighlty opened as a parachute to help assist me in slowing down and coming to a halt!
Also its great fun...like back when your a kid and you dinky one of your friends on the handlebars, well sometimes it feels like i have about another 70kgs on my back when riding into headwinds with my GW vest wide open...great resistance training! LOL
Umm, if you're having to think about the cadence you're using one of them freewheel thingies. Take it off man. Get rid of that horrid derailleur and all the other fliff and flaff bike manufacturers try to sell you. Fixed gear mate, pure and simple. You'll never look back (except to shudder at all those kms wasted) :)
(sorry Mark, I haven't stirred anyone on this for ages and you copped it)
It drops off as you get older - that bit of advice I picked up on a 50+ forum where many of the riders in their sixties would do you lot to shame.
90 is a good aiming point. Teach yourself to pedal at 90. Once that becomes natural, just let your body sort it out for itself. I'm more the low eighties now but, given the right gearing, will still climb hills in the high nineties.
On the fixed gear? Let's just say it depends on the grade and whether I'm going up it or down it.
being well over 50+ I'd be interested to know what forum you are referring to.
It's a yank forum but unlike the some of the other sub-forums, the 50+ is welcoming, understanding and ... well, pretty much like this forum, only for old bods.
thanks for that Richard
I hate fixies!
Ahh, but I don't ride a fixie, I ride a road bike that is fixed gear ...
if it looks like a duck and quacks ...