What do the following things mean?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by mustang1, 10 Jan 2018.

  1. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    London, UK
    1. Recovery ride (when I need recovery, I watch TV!)
    2. Training wheels (is this a ploy to get us to buy more wheels?)
    3. Commuting bike (isn't this just a racing bike coz you have to get to work fast?)
    4. Racing bike (it goes faster than an endurance bike)
    5. Endurance bike (do Pashley make endurance bikes giving me all day comfort but not getting very far?)
    6. Some cyclists get grumpy because other cyclists do not ride through winter. What's with that?
    7. Aero bike (am I just not fast enough to appreciate this style of bike?)
    8. If I want to ride 30% hills, 30% flat, 30% gravel, 10% exploring, do I need a partially aero, lightweight gravel fat bike? I see the potential for a new market here.
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  2. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    Well you have spent a grand on a winter bike and got it fitted with mudguards, spent a fortune on winter clothes and you are sitting on a turbo because its cold outside.
    Go out and ride, after 10 minutes you will not be cold and you will enjoy it !
  3. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    If you have a ride today that will leave your legs sore and tired tomorrow, then a shorter, easier ride on the next day will help your legs feel better through being active. If you stay static they’ll continue to hurt.
  4. OP

    mustang1 Veteran

    London, UK
    I ride thru winter (I just use raceblades but they are not my favourite) and they are fitted to my bike that I use all the time.
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  5. OP

    mustang1 Veteran

    London, UK
    Ah I see good point. Or a massage?

    Also, does it have be a recovery ride? How about a recovery walk or something? (Unless one needs to use the same muscle groups)
  6. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    Any light exercise that gets the blood flowing [in the legs] but not too hard is useful for recovery the day after a hard ride.

    A recovery ride is called a recovery ride because it involves riding [a bike]. If it involved walking, it would be called a recovery walk. Similarly, a recovery swim is called a recovery swim because it involves swimming.

    And yes, a massage is also useful for recovery for the same reasons.
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  7. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    One I can leave at the train station and not be too upset if it gets stolen - as happened just prior to Christmas.
  8. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    I was talking about other riders I know, I think the thought of going out in the cold is worse than the reality and a lot of riders assume it is to cold to cycle, I have more of a problem with overheating in the winter than the cold.
  9. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

    South Derbyshire
    1, flush the lactic acid and doms , loosen off
    2, damn right
    3, mudgaurds , rack mounts
    4,ass up head down
    5, a bit more sit up then 4
    6, rule 9
    7,minimal gains if you cant get hold of your asthma inhalor
    8, video about the "benefits " of new wheels/bikes with a laughing guy but my google fu is not working today
    Last edited: 10 Jan 2018
  10. Racing bike? Downhill MTB racing? BMX Racing? Road Bike Racing? Track racing? Etc :okay:
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  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    In answer to the question posed in the thread title.
    Only Real cyclists know about all of these things.:evil:

  12. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I've sold my turbo because it was taking up space and I never used it because it was so boring and noisy. Have managed to retain a reasonable level of fitness through winter by going out in the cold and manning up, which is much more enjoyable than sweating on a turbo while going nowhere. On a cold winter ride the first couple of miles is always torture until you hit the first climb, slow down and begin to warm up. As a consequence of that training I can now walk from the car park to the office without bothering to don a coat.
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  13. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    I thought an Aero bike was one with a big bag for carrying loads of chocolate bars.
  14. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

    Mainly marketing.

    Take something plain , simple , practical and above all enjoyable, then invent ways to complicate it in order to make money from it.
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  15. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Über Member

    Think of the commuter bike as your wife and the race bike as your mistress.

    As someone noted, you don't want to get upset if your commuter bike gets stolen from the railway station racks.
    Last edited: 10 Jan 2018
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