How long can you ride for?

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How long can you ride for?

Postby pugsly » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:22 pm

I'll bet not as long as this guy.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/Man-rides-stationary-bike-for-85-hours/2007/01/16/1168709726558.html

I wonder what he was listening to all that time? :lol:
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Re: How long can you ride for?

Postby europa » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:35 pm

pugsly wrote:I wonder what he was listening to all that time? :lol:


The wind whistling between his ears.

I lack the discipline to do more than half an hour with my bike on the trainer - it's too boring :?

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Postby beauyboy » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:29 pm

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Spin bikes are boring. I love the bit where they say he averaged 20kmph :shock: . Stationary bike?

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Postby matagi » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:59 pm

One question ..... Why?
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Postby Bnej » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:26 pm

I use the exercise bike at the gym, cause I can push a bit harder on account that I don't have to save some energy to get home. ;)

But 20 minutes is about the limit, I get bored, plus no wind you get really really sweaty.

On the real bike I go for up to an hour without getting off, but I normally take breaks pretty often.

85 hours, I wonder how his iPod charging team kept up...?
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Postby ShanDog » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:14 pm

oh god how boring!!! Last time I used a stationery bike was on my queensland business trip and only because I didn't have my bike there. Only lasted 20 minutes before I was bored out of my mind. On my bike on the roads I was doing 6-7hr rides once a week and off road probably 3-4hrs. I'm not looking forward to going back to uni in the sense that I won't have the time to do rides that long anymore.
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:42 pm

beauyboy wrote:Here Here
Spin bikes are boring. I love the bit where they say he averaged 20kmph :shock: . Stationary bike?

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Yeh, I thought similar, I assume this is based on the distance travelled by the rear wheel. The amount of resistance would be different to the road.
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Postby tinstaafl » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:41 pm

They are called 'studio cycles' in Byron Bay and come complete with video so that you have something interesting to watch and I wondered about the view I had on my bike on Cape Byron while these knuckle heads paid for a new bike every month to ride a studio cycle.

We sure are a weird mob.

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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:24 pm

matagi wrote:One question ..... Why?


That's what I'm thinking too.
Could it be a 15 minutes thing?

Life's too short for spin classes.
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:12 pm

I'm not into spin classes. Those who are benifit from having a set time to exercise with someone barking commands at them, providing motovation.
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