Something to educate and inform all "spinners"!!

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by SimonC, 12 May 2010.

  1. SimonC

    SimonC Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    For all you riders (like me) that know how to ride with style and panache, and dont spin like crazee, enjoy this....www.bigringriding.com:smile:

    Proper.

    My favourite is the Bernard Hinault photo.:smile:
     
  2. Vikeonabike

    Vikeonabike CC Neighbourhood Police Constable

    Love the picture of Hinault launching a spectator. "Wonder what he did wrong"

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  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    cor, thanks for that link, some superb pictures in there
     
  4. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    i love
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  5. This image isn't all that great but I love the caption:

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  6. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    Hinault-that is gonna hurt if it connects
     
  7. Brahan

    Brahan Über Member

    Location:
    West Sussex

    Brilliant isn't it. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Nkaj

    Nkaj New Member

    Location:
    Parainen,Finland.
    forgive me for my incrediable ingnorance,but what does big ring mean? Is it really webpage devoted to riding in the top gear?
     
  9. OP
    OP
    SimonC

    SimonC Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Yes, big ring refers to riding in the biggest of the front chainrings, legs turning steadily and with style. Cruising at speed

    As opposed to small chainring and high pedalling cadence. Getting nowhere fast.:tongue:

    Seems to be a few more photos added now. I am liking the track rider up on the advertising hoardings.:angry:
     
  10. Kablinsky

    Kablinsky New Member

    Location:
    The Big E
    It's a prison thing.

     
  11. MajorMantra

    MajorMantra Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Big ring = the larger of the two or three chainrings (front cogs), so yes. :angry:

    EDIT: Whoops, forgot to refresh before replying.
     
  12. Nkaj

    Nkaj New Member

    Location:
    Parainen,Finland.
    k thanks... i was just thinking yesterday how much better it is to steadily plod along on a big gear rather than just thrashing about :biggrin: spose its all about building up all that muscle !
     
  13. MajorMantra

    MajorMantra Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    That is the precise opposite of what most would recommend. Hell on the knees too... (Although I ride fixed a fair bit, so who am I to talk?)
     
  14. Mint. I shall however continue to spin.
     
  15. beastie

    beastie Veteran

    Location:
    penrith
    this is from the tour. The spectators were actually protesters that set up a road block. While the other riders slowed and tried to ride around them, Hinault accelerated straight into them !! Fist fight ensued
     
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