Wednesday, August 19, 2009

For cyclists only... 

If you've ever hung with cyclists, you know how true this is:


By Blogger Nickname unavailable, at Wed Aug 19, 03:21:00 PM:

Back in the day (i.e., the seventies, when a close acquaintance of mine was a bike mechanic for racers at the Kissena velodrome,) there used to be an expression, "90 per cent legs, 10 per cent bike." This dude seems to have that backwards.  

By Blogger Escort81, at Wed Aug 19, 04:38:00 PM:

White folks need to stop tryin' to rap.

And the shaving the legs part kind of freaked me out.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Aug 20, 12:32:00 AM:

> "90 per cent legs, 10 per cent bike."

The point is that the crew that rides fixies rides them for fashion, not to ride a bike. Fixies are just about the worst possible bike for any kind of riding outside of a velodrome.

I live in Seattle, which is nothing but hills. I pity the people I see riding fixies -- they're inefficient, they put huge stress on your knees when starting and stopping, and half the fools riding them don't even have brakes on them.

And yes, I've paid well over $2000 for a carbon-fiber bike, and it's worth every penny. I'm no Lance (only one guy is), but I'm enough of a rider that it makes a difference.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Aug 20, 02:14:00 AM:

That was awesome...I am a cyclist and that is easily the best you-tube vid I have seen to date.

FWIW - The leg shaving is to decrease the damage done to and healing time from "road rash" that results from the burning and ripping of hair when dragged across asphalt.  

By Blogger Seamus MagRaith, at Sat Aug 22, 10:32:00 AM:

Dressing up to work out, looks to me embarrassing, like the Star Wars kid ... ridiculous.


Put on a pair of sweat, run, and act like a guy!  

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