Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Postby dclnmurray » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:06 pm

Had a good chuckle today on my way around the city, saw a guy absolutely hammering along the cycleway, sweating with mouth wide open gasping for breath and doing only about 30kph. He was on one of those city cycles :mrgreen:

Maybe he was late returning the bike within the 30 mins time allowed.

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Re: Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Postby The Womble » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:08 pm

591kg CityCycle equals resistance training. 591kg CityCycle up Mt Cootha equals Jens status
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Re: Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Postby lethoso » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:22 pm

The Womble wrote:591kg CityCycle up Mt Cootha equals Jens status


I do want to try this some time. Anyone know what the lowest gearing is (gear inches?). Asides from that, I don't really have any use for a subscription though, so it might be a somewhat expensive exercise.
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Re: Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Postby Comedian » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:33 pm

Gawd.. he must have been spinning... or perhaps he was racing to get it back within the half hour? :mrgreen:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Postby nitramluap » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:48 pm

lethoso wrote:
The Womble wrote:591kg CityCycle up Mt Cootha equals Jens status


I do want to try this some time. Anyone know what the lowest gearing is (gear inches?). Asides from that, I don't really have any use for a subscription though, so it might be a somewhat expensive exercise.


It 'feels' it's around 25-30 gear-inches but I haven't counted the teeth or looked up the ratios on the 3-speed hub to confirm. Coot-tha would be do-able on a CityCycle for sure - good exercise too. None of this fancy superlight bike nonsense :wink:
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Re: Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Postby elantra » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:49 pm

nitramluap wrote:
lethoso wrote:
The Womble wrote:591kg CityCycle up Mt Cootha equals Jens status


I do want to try this some time. Anyone know what the lowest gearing is (gear inches?). Asides from that, I don't really have any use for a subscription though, so it might be a somewhat expensive exercise.


It 'feels' it's around 25-30 gear-inches but I haven't counted the teeth or looked up the ratios on the 3-speed hub to confirm. Coot-tha would be do-able on a CityCycle for sure - good exercise too. None of this fancy superlight bike nonsense :wink:

Just imagine how fast you could go coming down !

P.S. i saw a bloke on one in the city tonight.
It looked like hard yakka going up Turbo street on one of those.
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Re: Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Postby nitramluap » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:27 am

elantra wrote:Just imagine how fast you could go coming down !


At least the upright position will keep your speed down! :)
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Re: Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Postby goneriding » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:36 am

Now there is challenge! A race up Coot-tha on the City Cycles. Bragging rights is the reward!
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Re: Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Postby nitramluap » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:42 am

goneriding wrote:Now there is challenge! A race up Coot-tha on the City Cycles. Bragging rights is the reward!


Whoever makes it back to the docking station within 30 minutes wins :)
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Re: Is this a new training technique or just funny as.

Postby russellgarrard » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:36 pm

I dare some smart arse vandal to print up a parody of the 'Citycycle' logo, alter it to read 'Shittycycle' then slap them over the existing stickers in the darkness of night and see how long it takes someone to realise
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