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How To Be A Road Biker

Jan. 27, 2014, 7:58 p.m.
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We thought our mountain bike audience might want to learn about the dark side…

How To Be A Road Biker[

](http://www.nsmb.com/how-to-be-a-road-biker/)

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Jan. 27, 2014, 8:26 p.m.
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I need a covert doping hiding spot and you guys just gave me the perfect idea!

Also, Morgan, you nonchalant body shaving was priceless! :fruit:

Great video!

Jan. 28, 2014, 1:16 a.m.
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Glad you enjoyed it, Ken! Now that you're back in whippet shape I can see you bagging some KOMs ;)

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Jan. 28, 2014, 10:44 a.m.
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Say what you like about road riding … all I know is the more road miles I ride, the less I weigh.

Jan. 28, 2014, 5:20 p.m.
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I only talk to people wearing skin tight kit

Didn't you recently sell your road bike?

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Jan. 28, 2014, 6:09 p.m.
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Glad you enjoyed it, Ken! Now that you're back in whippet shape I can see you bagging some KOMs ;)

It's all about the KOM's!

Actually, it is pre-Nimby training so I can really enjoy the burger and beer apres race. ;-)

Jan. 28, 2014, 10:38 p.m.
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Didn't you recently sell your road bike?

Yes! That's step 28. Sell your road bike.

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Jan. 28, 2014, 11:31 p.m.
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once again, really well done guys.
morgan, that was a truly disturbing level of hairlessness.

Jan. 29, 2014, 2:24 p.m.
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the stubble must be itchy as fk.

Jan. 29, 2014, 2:35 p.m.
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Say what you like about road riding … all I know is the more road miles I ride, the less I weigh.

I'm not sure what this has to do with anything, but how is that any different than mountain biking?

Jan. 29, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
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I'm not sure what this has to do with anything, but how is that any different than mountain biking?

its the weight of the shaved off body hair that makes the difference Cam

Jan. 29, 2014, 4:04 p.m.
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So…when do we see the Monstercross and CX version.

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

Jan. 30, 2014, 10:30 p.m.
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http://www.velominati.com/the-rules

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Jan. 30, 2014, 11:17 p.m.
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http://www.velominati.com/the-rules


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

// What's Good // F U N E R A L // Ultramontane // DEEP SIX //

Jan. 31, 2014, 10:38 a.m.
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I'm not sure what this has to do with anything, but how is that any different than mountain biking?

I find in road riding I am more apt to get into a focused, steady-state aerobic spin than I would mountain biking. Like 260 km over 10,000 feet of ascending's worth of spin on a day ride (which I admittedly haven't done for a while). This is the stuff that burns calories. I think that's why you see lots of skinny roadies. Road bikes are for turning pedal strokes into forward motion with high efficiency at the expense of other things. Mountain bikes tend to have more functional component, design and setup considerations. I find that mountain biking (certainly on the BC Coast) has more erratic and improvisational anaerobic elements that will eventually cause me to tire faster in other places before my legs give out. (And I've done long MTB rides too, last summer I did a ride of about 45 km with 8,000 ft of ascent/descent). Its a hard ride too, but a different kind of "tired". Its like doing a 6-hour obstacle course as opposed running a 10-hour ultra marathon. They are different in their physical demands and physiological effects, at least to me. Anyway just my 2 cents.

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