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Quick Survey on Group Riding

jbroschajbroscha Posts: 2
Hello everyone,

I am a university student trying to get feedback on an idea of how many people ride in groups and the ability levels of the riders that you ride with. Below is the link for the survey. Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G8NSGYR

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  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,134
    10 housebricks in a rucksack? Yours for £20. :D
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  • haha question 4

    Would you be interested in a device that would allow you to vary the your effort level while still maintaining the same speed so you could still ride in a group?

    mines called a bike :lol:
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  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 4,489
    Sorry this is a terrible idea.
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  • GiantMikeGiantMike Posts: 3,139
    That's a great idea. I'd like to reduce my effort and keep the same speed. Can I race with it?
  • haha question 4

    Would you be interested in a device that would allow you to vary the your effort level while still maintaining the same speed so you could still ride in a group?

    mines called a bike :lol:

    but a bike doesn't do this, unless you say ride with your brakes on. Imagine you're on a group ride there's a mix of riders ability levels with you being one of the fittest. You want to ride in a group and are thus forced to ride at slowest persons pace. You would, therefore, not be training, and maybe you have limited time to train (so you're wasting valuable time). Wouldn't it be great if you could train hard in this situation, rather than "wasting" time?

    (a rucksack with bricks wouldn't solve this issue)

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  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,134
    Surely what they are talking about is adding resistance to the bike so pretty much attaching a drag brake type thingymawatsit?
    Not sure whether i'd pay for that. Some alternatives -Ride for 1 hr before and after(hard)
    -Keep dropping off the back and riding hard to get back on.
    -sprint for signs, hills,telegraph poles etc.
    -sit on the front.

    Realistically if a group ride is too easy for me i wouldn't do it(regularly)
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  • LucanLucan Posts: 338
    I think this is perhaps why my club has three or four groups. If it's too easy, move up, if it's too hard, move down - simples.
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  • GiantMikeGiantMike Posts: 3,139
    I recently bought a turbo trainer. Now I can't keep up with the group no matter how hard I pedal!
  • cyco2cyco2 Posts: 593
    I think the OP is about just about riding and not about training. I often ride with riders that are slower than me and because I know this I ride a heavy MTB or HB. I get some training value out of it because doing 40 or 50 miles on bikes like that at a high cadence and diminished climbing speed knackers me.
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