What Does Today Bring…..

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My ever curious mind was at it’s best today. Wondering off into it’s obsession for knowledge. So what better place to start mental rambling than the web. So here is a glimpse into the mind of a noobie cyclist with an overactive brain.

First stop…

Question one: What are the effects of cycling and the human body and vice versa? So this is the site I ended up at first.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http%3A%2F%2Fphysics.ucsd.edu%2Fdo-the-math%2F2011%2F11%2Fmpg-of-a-human%2F

then….

https://www.exploratorium.edu/cycling/humanpower1.html 

and…

http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2010/ph240/stetler1/

Question # 2: Maybe I can get some input from my friends  here, about this. What is the best bicycle ever made?

http://www.mensfitness.com/life/gearandtech/10-best-road-bikes-for-serious-cyclists

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/tech/the-top-10-game-changing-road-bikes-172711

http://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/160651-buyers-guide-2015-sportive-and-endurance-road-bikes-13-best

http://www.outsideonline.com/1856391/5-best-road-bikes-2015

http://www.reviews.com/best-road-bike/

then there is the thought…. hey I’m a beginner…What is a good second steed for me?

http://www.davescheapbikes.com/cheap-road-bikes/road-bikes-for-beginners/

I believe these guys know a little so I check out what they had to say….

http://guides.wiggle.co.uk/beginners-guide-buying-road-bike

Then another young lady who is a lot like me fairly new at the sport but absolutely in love with it … check her out on here, bicycley is her blog name. She water the seed that had been growing for months and months…

Build your own road bike. ahhhh ha. Now there is an idea. Off on another tangent my mind goes. Just what would I need to know? What tools. materials? How long does it take? OMG what kind of setup do I want? On and on.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Up-a-Bike/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYwNo02o7yU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9c_ftbdc9E

There is so much more rambling but I’ll tackle that on another day. I bid you ado. Til we meet again my friends. I say good day. Smiles.

Want to Get Skinnier? Get Faster

Altitude Adjustment

You probably won’t think this study is as interesting as I do, but it’s really interesting — I think, anyway.

What’s the difference between well-trained athletes and recreational athletes? For one, well-trained folks have done a lot more cumulative exercise than us schmoes. They have more muscle as a percentage of their body composition. And they typically have less fat.

Here’s another difference: they burn more fat than we do — even at higher intensities. See, usually, the more intensely you workout, the less fat you burn. But as it turns out, even when they’re exercising at high intensities, well-trained athletes burn three times as much fat as recreationally trained athletes.Graph answering the question, "Are you or aren't you a fat burner?"

Furthermore, the rate of fat burn seems to correlate with VO2max. What is VO2max? It’s a measurement of how much oxygen you have per liter of blood, and it’s a performance predictor for endurance sport success. How do…

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Paris-Roubaix. The Hell of the North.

Way to go for it.

Velociraptours

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It all went perfectly, we raised twice as much as planned, for which I’m very grateful. The training took a slight hit when I came off and injured my arm just 3 weeks before I set off to France, but a few ibuprofen and a bucket of deep heat later I was on the coach, ready to tackle Paris-Roubaix.

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