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Guzzlingil
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Member since Dec 2003
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re: Running vs Cycling

let me just say this....

and I don't run or ride...

NO fackign way am I ever going 68mph on a bike...


TK421
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Member since Oct 2011
9161 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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sorry you're poor and cant afford a lighter bike


I was laughing because mine weighs LESS than 12 lbs, dumbass.



TK421
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Running vs Cycling
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NO fackign way am I ever going 68mph on a bike...


Neither did this guy.


CAD703X
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Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
31869 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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Neither did this guy.


lets go. i have a strava account with all my rides uploaded. what do i win if i prove it?


el Gaucho
Lamar Fan
bawcomville
Member since Dec 2010
21244 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
Don't even get me started on the athleticism of wrestling


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TK421
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
9161 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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what do i win if i prove it?


Testicular cancer.

At you thinking you can prove it.


Salmon
USA Fan
On the trails
Member since Feb 2008
35345 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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i have a strava account with all my rides uploaded


and again, this is the reason why people hate cyclists, especially roadies

tell us about your power output, CAD
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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
31869 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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tell us about your power output, CAD


hey, i didnt bring power into it..but you want to know my max?


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trillhog
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Member since Jul 2011
18772 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
i read born to run too




Salmon
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On the trails
Member since Feb 2008
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re: Running vs Cycling


TygerTyger
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Houston
Member since Oct 2010
3849 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
I've been a cyclist since my freshman year in college, way back in 86. I've been racing competitively for over 10 years. I also like to run as a means of cross training. But cycling will always be a crucial part of who I am.

I think the general public (especially in the south) is more accepting of runners for a few reasons.

1. truth be told, we cyclists can be some annoying a-holes when mixed in with heavy traffic on streets and roads not designed with "share the road" in mind. I've see many times where two cyclists are riding side by side with a sense of elitist entitlement while traffic stacks up behind them. Get single file and let traffic safely go around you douche bags.

Runners tend to have little to no impact on traffic. This difference is the MAJOR one between the acceptance of runners over cyclists.

2. Our gear, although very functional, does look goofy to the general public. Tight fitting lycra isn't for every body shape. Add a helmet, oversized sunglasses, and shoes that are nearly impossible to walk in, and you've got a very alien looking visage that looks ridiculous unless you're actually sitting ON a bike.

Runners also come in all shapes and sizes, but they're accoutrement is much more like normal PE or gym cloths. Unless you're the fatty in the super short shorts and no T-shirt, you are probably dressed like 90% of the people when they go to the gym or are just doing yard work.

That which is foreign and not understood will always be mocked. Cyclist just "look weird" to most folks.

3. Familiarity. Everyone who took PE in school had to run at one point or another. If they played almost ANY sport growing up, running was a part of their training for that sport. But most Americans grew up thinking of a bike as a means of transportation that they were stuck with until they were old enough to drive. As soon as they got their license, the bike was stashed in the back of the garage to gather spider webs and mud dauber nests.

4. Geography. Running as a hobby/fitness method really took off in the 70s, and started pretty much here in America. It's been a part of the American culture for a good while. Cycling is much older, but its roots are deeply set in Europe. Americans instinctually scoff at european sports. Football, Baseball, Basketball >>>>>> All other "American" sports >>>>>>>> All other "uropean"sports. Add to that the general ignorance of health and fitness prevalent in the south, and cycling is the fringe of the fringe sports around here. Louisiana is called "Sportsman's Paradise" not for its actual "Sports" but because the majority of people there hunt or fish.

Are any of the above reasons valid? Not in my opinion. Cycling takes a LOT of dedication, work, suffering, skill, knowledge, and risk. Running also requires the dedication, work, and suffering, but I don't see that there's much skill needed. As long as your stride isn't damaging to your body, just run. No one ever talks about crashing in a running race.

Like I said, I've been racing a long time. I'm a CAT 1 mountain bike, CAT 3 roadie. But I grew up in Louisiana and live in Texas now. I totally understand people's attitudes, even if I don't agree with them. Hell, I fricking HATE baseball, how fat guys sitting around in a field waiting for a ball to be hit to them with their heart rate at resting all game is considered a sport baffles me. Don't get me started on NASCAR.

But to each his own.



CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
31869 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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At you thinking you can prove it.


you do understand how mountains are formed in the southeast right? in the west you have HUGE mountains of course, but formed more gradually resulting in modest climbs of 5-8% grades.

here in the southeast, the mountains are not as high, but much MUCH more steep. brasstown bald near dahlonega georgia for instance has a 1-2 mile section that is 20%+ its very difficult to ride your bike up that.

so my point is that its not as hard to achieve very high rates of speed for short periods of time when you're barreling down a descent that is a 20% grade.

i doubt you've ever ridden up or down a hill on your bike in your life to understand how this works.


TK421
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
9161 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
And for the record, as someone who has done both road cycling and running, running is by far more challenging.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
31869 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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Like I said, I've been racing a long time. I'm a CAT 1 mountain bike, CAT 3 roadie. But I grew up in Louisiana and live in Texas now.


almost have enough points to move up to cat3 but i still suck and plan to be a cat4(ever) until i pull off a win.

very hard for bigger guys like me; those 150lb dudes will always dash up the 3 mile climbs faster than me and use less energy doing.


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TK421
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
9161 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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doubt you've ever ridden up or down a hill on your bike in your life to understand how this works.




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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
31869 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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someone who has done both road cycling and running, running is by far more challenging.


link to your race results? because if you'd ever actually raced you'd realize how ridiculous you sound.


el Gaucho
Lamar Fan
bawcomville
Member since Dec 2010
21244 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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Louisiana is called "Sportsman's Paradise" not for its actual "Sports" but because the majority of people there hunt or fish.

You hafta be trolling.

Hunting and fishing are real sports, "cycling" is how people get to work at McDonald's


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
31869 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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Hunting and fishing are real sports, "cycling" is how people get to work at McDonald's



cycling <> racing

just like jogging <> competing in marathons


fratinthehat
Miami (FL) Fan
BR
Member since Apr 2012
932 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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I'm a triathelete, what's up now bitch



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TK421
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
9161 posts

re: Running vs Cycling
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because if you'd ever actually raced you'd realize how ridiculous you sound.


If you'd have actually ever run more than a mile, you'd understand how stupid you sound.

Biking is fairly easy with the right equipment. Fatties can complete 75 miles in 4 hours.


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